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Week 5 Matchup: San Diego at New Orleans

New Orleans

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 23.1ppg and SD Allows 17.7ppg ( -23%)
Drew Brees Pro 22.9
Running Backs
Average 24.1ppg and SD Allows 17.3ppg ( -28%)
Pierre Thomas Pro 6.3
Mark Ingram   5.8
Erik Lorig   1.2
Travaris Cadet Out 0.5
Wide Receivers
Average 26.0ppg and SD Allows 23.2ppg ( -11%)
Marques Colston Pro 11.0
Joseph Morgan IR 5.1
Robert Meachem   3.6
Tight Ends
Average 11.5ppg and SD Allows 6.7ppg ( -42%)
Jimmy Graham   10.1
Ben Watson   4.3
Kickers
Average 6.9ppg and SD Allows 6.0ppg ( -14%)
Shayne Graham   8.6
Defensive Linemen
Average 18.0ppg and SD Allows 20.4ppg (+ 13%)
Cameron Jordan   5.4
Keyunta Dawson Out 2.5
Brodrick Bunkley   2.2
Akiem Hicks   1.8
Linebackers
Average 17.3ppg and SD Allows 25.1ppg (+ 45%)
Curtis Lofton   7.7
Victor Butler IR 4.1
Jonathan Vilma IR 4.0
Junior Galette   3.7
David Hawthorne   2.7
Defensive Backs
Average 33.9ppg and SD Allows 27.2ppg ( -20%)
Jairus Byrd   6.5
Patrick Robinson IR 6.2
Keenan Lewis   5.4
Champ Bailey   5.0
Rafael Bush Pro 3.8
Corey White   3.6
Trevin Wade   2.1
Jordan Pugh   2.0

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San Diego

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 14.8ppg and NO Allows 21.4ppg (+ 44%)
Philip Rivers   14.8
Kellen Clemens   0.6
Running Backs
Average 15.9ppg and NO Allows 24.8ppg (+ 56%)
Ryan Mathews Pro 8.5
Danny Woodhead   7.8
Donald Brown   5.7
Ronnie Brown   4.2
Chris Gronkowski   0.6
Wide Receivers
Average 19.2ppg and NO Allows 28.1ppg (+ 46%)
Danario Alexander IR 10.8
Malcom Floyd IR 8.0
Eddie Royal Pro 3.2
Seyi Ajirotutu   2.3
Tight Ends
Average 8.6ppg and NO Allows 8.2ppg ( -4%)
Antonio Gates   6.4
Ladarius Green   2.8
John Phillips IR 1.8
Kickers
Average 7.1ppg and NO Allows 8.9ppg (+ 25%)
Nick Novak   6.7
Defensive Linemen
Average 11.4ppg and NO Allows 12.0ppg (+ 5%)
Corey Liuget   4.8
Sean Lissemore Pro 2.8
Kendall Reyes   2.7
Lawrence Guy   2.6
Linebackers
Average 29.1ppg and NO Allows 21.6ppg ( -26%)
Donald Butler   7.5
Bront Bird   6.2
Andrew Gachkar   4.1
Kavell Conner   3.9
Dwight Freeney IR 3.2
Jarret Johnson   2.9
Melvin Ingram   2.5
Reggie Walker   2.5
Thomas Keiser Pro 2.3
Larry English IR 2.2
Defensive Backs
Average 32.3ppg and NO Allows 33.7ppg (+ 4%)
Eric Weddle   7.8
Richard Marshall   6.5
Marcus Gilchrist   3.5
Shareece Wright Pro 2.6
Darrell Stuckey   2.3
Brandon Taylor Out 1.8
Crezdon Butler   1.5

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