Sep 162012

The Saints are missing several depth receivers with injury. They’ve already put Nick Toon and Adrian Arrington on IR, while Devery Henderson will miss this week with a concussion. However, the NFL is a next man up league and for the Saints, that next man up is 2011 undrafted free agent Joseph Morgan. Morgan, out of Walsh University, made his NFL debut last week and was very quiet, failing to record a catch on 2 targets on 30 pass snaps, but in his 2nd NFL game, he could bounce back and should play a higher percentage of the passing snaps (last week he played exactly half).

Still, he remains a poor fantasy option as Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, Lance Moore, and Darren Sproles all figure to be more popular targets than him. Moore gets a boost up in fantasy leagues though with Morgan out. Moore led the team with 6 catches for 120 yards in the opener and has always stepped up when need be in the past. Moore is no slouch, with 118 catches for 1390 yards and 16 touchdowns in the last 2 seasons combined and is a borderline WR3 in fantasy leagues this week.

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