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With Shockey and Colston down, should we expect much from the young WR? He looked good in the one pre-season game I saw. He is available right now and I am considering dropping Reggie Brown for him.

Any thoughts on what you will expect from him until some of the guys get back?

 
Henderson, Meachem, Moore, Patten (inj?)

i don't know who to bet on. Bush may catch 12 passes, but that'll still leave a nice chunk left over.

Assuming Patten is out, i tend to rank them

Moore

Meachem

Henderson

 
Meachem really has mad talent... he's just young yet, but I expect to see this overall be a great season and him end up the #2 WR to Colston. He's going to be a good play IMO from here on out.

 
If Patten is out Meachem is getting the start for me this week if not I might go Mark Clayton

(I have R. Moss, Calvin, Harrison and Ginn Jr. all on bye week)

 
I am starting Meachem this week at WR3, with Colston out & nothing but bums on the bench.

He's played in 2 games & had a TDin the first, & 80+ yards w/ a near TD in the 2nd. Now Shockey & Patten are out, so I expect his targets to increase. He is by far the most talented of all the healthy WRs/TEs, and should be the 2nd option for Brees, behind Bush.

He is still raw, but should see 4-5 grabs with a 50% chance of a TD this week.

 
Here's to hoping the guys with the positive outlook are right, as I took a shot on him. Didn't see much of the Den/NO game, but was it Meachem, Moore, or Henderson playing aside Patten prior to his injury?

 
From what I saw, Moore is playing the role of possession receiver, a la Patten. Henderson is still the all-or-nothing seam route receiver, and I am hoping Meachum gets more targets (especially since he went from my bench to WR2 due to my bye week fiasco this week).

 
The guy makes plays.

I don't know what Sean Payton's hangup is with this guy but every time he's on the field he does something good. At some point you have to go with the guy who produces on the field, right?

 
The guy makes plays.I don't know what Sean Payton's hangup is with this guy but every time he's on the field he does something good. At some point you have to go with the guy who produces on the field, right?
I don't think Payton has a hangup with him. It's just a matter of him being an inexperienced WR picking up the nuances of the game slowly. As he develops he'll see more playing time, and I expect that to grow exponentially every week until he is a starter toward the end of the season
 
I drafted him in every league as a sleeper this year, after seeing his preseason play. They didn't even activate him week 1 (he 'doesn't play special teams'). He had 80 yards this week against a lousy defense. I hope he improves (they drafted him in the first for a reason), but when Colston comes back, how much can you expect out of him?

 
I drafted him in every league as a sleeper this year, after seeing his preseason play. They didn't even activate him week 1 (he 'doesn't play special teams'). He had 80 yards this week against a lousy defense. I hope he improves (they drafted him in the first for a reason), but when Colston comes back, how much can you expect out of him?
If he continues to play well and make plays, and he has a real oppurtunity this week, I can see him lined up next to Colston towards the end of the year. He's big and fast making him an ideal deep and red zone threat and all he needs is some experience.
 
I drafted Meachem in the final round & was ready to cut him after he was inactive Week 1. Then I heard Colston was out, who happened to be my WR1. So I've been holding Meachem in hopes he'd get a shot & will finally start him this week. I think he can put up decent stats for a WR3 over the next 3 games or so.

I don't care what he does after Colston returns, I only need him until I can start Colston again anyway. He's gone after that. Meachen definitely has a few weeks worth of value, but it's a total crapshoot after that.

 
any1 know what the status of WR Colston ? how much time till he is back to the starting lineup in NO?
I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but my guess would be after their week 9 bye.
That's some odd math. Worst case scenario was six weeks.
Like I said, I didnt' stay at a Holiday Inn Express. He got hurt in week 1. So he was out starting week 2. 6 weeks will take us to week 7 at the very earliest. So he may play in week 8, but their bye is week 9. I dont' think it was totally off the wall. :thumbup:
 
well if ur talking math (and i sux in math but love the "Numbers" program in the TV)

than the early report talked about 4-6 weeks..

the time to count it isnt from week2 (alot misunderstand that).. but its from monday-tuesday morning .. 1 day after week1 game.. so ..

if its really 6 weeks than week7 he would play.. worst case.. but that why i asked in the first place...

is there a report or urticle in FBG or in other site like Saint Fan.. what his condition now.. after 2 weeks and 2 days passed??

 
well if ur talking math (and i sux in math but love the "Numbers" program in the TV) than the early report talked about 4-6 weeks.. the time to count it isnt from week2 (alot misunderstand that).. but its from monday-tuesday morning .. 1 day after week1 game.. so .. if its really 6 weeks than week7 he would play.. worst case.. but that why i asked in the first place...
He had the surgery on Sept 9th. Six weeks from that date would be Oct 21, which would be the day after the Monday night game in week 7. So do they bring him back week 8 for 1 game before the bye week, or roll him out in week 9? So like I said, him playing after the bye isn't all that farfetched.
 
well if ur talking math (and i sux in math but love the "Numbers" program in the TV) than the early report talked about 4-6 weeks.. the time to count it isnt from week2 (alot misunderstand that).. but its from monday-tuesday morning .. 1 day after week1 game.. so .. if its really 6 weeks than week7 he would play.. worst case.. but that why i asked in the first place...
He had the surgery on Sept 9th. Six weeks from that date would be Oct 21, which would be the day after the Monday night game in week 7. So do they bring him back week 8 for 1 game before the bye week, or roll him out in week 9? So like I said, him playing after the bye isn't all that farfetched.
And if he's a week or two ahead of schedule? Does he sit until week 10?
 
well if ur talking math (and i sux in math but love the "Numbers" program in the TV) than the early report talked about 4-6 weeks.. the time to count it isnt from week2 (alot misunderstand that).. but its from monday-tuesday morning .. 1 day after week1 game.. so .. if its really 6 weeks than week7 he would play.. worst case.. but that why i asked in the first place...
He had the surgery on Sept 9th. Six weeks from that date would be Oct 21, which would be the day after the Monday night game in week 7. So do they bring him back week 8 for 1 game before the bye week, or roll him out in week 9? So like I said, him playing after the bye isn't all that farfetched.
And if he's a week or two ahead of schedule? Does he sit until week 10?
Is this argument really taking place?
 
well if ur talking math (and i sux in math but love the "Numbers" program in the TV) than the early report talked about 4-6 weeks.. the time to count it isnt from week2 (alot misunderstand that).. but its from monday-tuesday morning .. 1 day after week1 game.. so .. if its really 6 weeks than week7 he would play.. worst case.. but that why i asked in the first place...
He had the surgery on Sept 9th. Six weeks from that date would be Oct 21, which would be the day after the Monday night game in week 7. So do they bring him back week 8 for 1 game before the bye week, or roll him out in week 9? So like I said, him playing after the bye isn't all that farfetched.
And if he's a week or two ahead of schedule? Does he sit until week 10?
Is this argument really taking place?
Unfortunately :wub:
 
What argument?

I'm simply pointing out the timetable given at the time the injury was announced. Additionally, even if we assume the six-week scenario, why would they hold him out through the bye? It's not like a knee or ankle injury where he risks doing further damage by coming back too soon. It's a question of pain tolerance and range of movement in the thumb. If his thumb is healthy enough to practice that week, it makes sense to play him.

As for Meachem, I wouldn't expect much at all from him. Sure, he may have a good game between now and Colston's return, but playing a Saint WR is like playing a Bronco RB.

 
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What argument?

I'm simply pointing out the timetable given at the time the injury was announced. Additionally, even if we assume the six-week scenario, why would they hold him out through the bye? It's not like a knee or ankle injury where he risks doing further damage by coming back too soon. It's a question of pain tolerance and range of movement in the thumb. If his thumb is healthy enough to practice that week, it makes sense to play him.

As for Meachem, I wouldn't expect much at all from him. Sure, he may have a good game between now and Colston's return, but playing a Saint WR is like playing a Bronco RB.
Thumbs are immune from reinjury, and whatever the surgeon reattached could never come unattached again? :goodposting: Look we've seen all kinds of instances where teams have taken a conservative approach with injured players, and held them out with a bye week approaching. Why anyone would dismiss the possibility that this situation could unfold in such a way is curious. Most would agree that it's one of several plausible scenarios.

 
What argument?

I'm simply pointing out the timetable given at the time the injury was announced. Additionally, even if we assume the six-week scenario, why would they hold him out through the bye? It's not like a knee or ankle injury where he risks doing further damage by coming back too soon. It's a question of pain tolerance and range of movement in the thumb. If his thumb is healthy enough to practice that week, it makes sense to play him.

As for Meachem, I wouldn't expect much at all from him. Sure, he may have a good game between now and Colston's return, but playing a Saint WR is like playing a Bronco RB.
Thumbs are immune from reinjury, and whatever the surgeon reattached could never come unattached again? :thumbup: Look we've seen all kinds of instances where teams have taken a conservative approach with injured players, and held them out with a bye week approaching. Why anyone would dismiss the possibility that this situation could unfold in such a way is curious. Most would agree that it's one of several plausible scenarios.
First- to Lobary- you are ignorant to assume that he can't risk further damage by coming back too soon from a thumb injury. From a PT it may mean more to you... He TORE A LIGAMENT in his thumb. Tearing a ligament in your thumb is just as bad as tearing a ligament in your knee or in your ankle. Please tell me how tearing the ACL (the L stands for LIGAMENT) is any different than tearing a ligament in your thumb? Yes, the knee and the ankle are weight bearing joints, and the ankle joint is very complicated whereas the knee is not. The thumb is one of the most complicated joints in the human body. Also, for a WR in the National Football League, having a working thumb that is able to oppose without weakness, decreased range of motion, or intense pain is very important. If Colston rushes back too soon he can do what anyone can after a ligament is repaired- he can tear it again. Ligaments don't just magically heal faster than normal people just because he's a professional athlete. Sure, they shoot them up with cortisone and this and that and he spends all day every day in rehab, which speeds up the process (whereas the rest of us have things like jobs to take care of during the day), but that doesn't mean he'll heal overnight. Your misconception that "it's just a thumb" is fairly inacurate. The hand is by far the most complex unit in the body. I dread the day I get a patient with a hand problem for physical therapy. Sure, playing with a previously torn ligament won't cause much further damage. The ligament peices CAN disrupt the surrounding cartilage, which may lead to mroe problems. Once your articular cartilage is damaged- that's it, no more will be there. You produce some cartilage as a replacement, but it is no where near as good as the original cartilage and it will eventually die and you will have bone on bone, and then arthritis. Now he's had his thumb repaired. If he rushes back too early he will re-tear the ligament and will have to go in for more surgery and may actually be done for the season as a result. So please, "just a thumb" means nothing. If anything, somethingin the foot or hand I fear more than something in the knee. The knee is easy to come back from. An ankle/foot or hand injury is much more complicated.

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Now, What do you guys think of this:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/8281/news

Sep 23 Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, reports New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem could become a bigger part of the team's offense, particularly in the red zone, with the injury to TE Jeremy Shockey (hernia).

I know Brees seemed to favor Moore on Sunday, but Meachem may see more looks as he's thrust into the starting lineup with Patten potentially out. Meachem is the tallest redzone target they have now that Shockey is out

Meachem: 6'2

Moore: 5'9

Henderson: 5'11

I know height doesn't mean automatic success... but Meachem's role in the offense may increase substantially as he'snow a starter and is a legitmate end zone target.

Wondering what people think of this? I'm curious if Moore was more of a one-week wonder. Meachem could be a big sleeper start this week against SF

Thoughts?

 
any1 know what the status of WR Colston ? how much time till he is back to the starting lineup in NO?
Check the Brees thread. Someone said he told a beat writer he'll be playing week 6.A beat writer also said that he thought Sproles could get most of the carries Monday night :thumbup:Take it for what it's worth. I don't believe a beat writer, but it's nice to hear Colston wants to get back... if this is true.I would expect him week 10 after the week 9 bye... however if this beat writer thing holds any truth I'd say week 7
 
Adding that NO is 1-2 right now, dropping close games to both WAS and DEN. And the rest of the NFC-S is 2-1. I'm not saying they'll rush him back (Colston) if he's not ready and potentially could re-injur himself. Week 10 is a LOOONG way away. At this pace, the Saints could be out of the playoff picture - so I'm sure they're motivated to get him back on the field.

Meachem has made good plays in limited action. He just needs a game or two w/ 6 for 80-100 vs. one or two catches (even if they're long) to get some confidence w/ Brees and define his role in this offense. Much like Colston did a couple years ago.

Now they're down to Devery, Moore and Meachem w/ Patten dealing w/ his groin injury and Shockey out. Moore will continue to play Wes Welker - leading the receptions and posting decent yardage. Meachem's 'competition' for stats will be w/ Henderson IMO, and that appears to have upside.

 
Wondering what people think of this? I'm curious if Moore was more of a one-week wonder.
He's not. Not that he's great or anything, but he's very dependable. Kind of small, kind of slow, but he always gets open and rarely if ever drops the ball. The Welker comparison is a good one.Could be a nice sneaky play if you're in a PPR league and desperately need somebody to fill in for a bye week. I've got Calvin Johnson off this week and I'm thinking about doing it.
 
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So, Patten is a gametime decision. If he is not starting, is it Henderson/Moore or Henderson/Meachem out of the blocks? Guessing all 3 would see signficant action, but has there been any additional insight offered regarding the Saints' approach?

 
With bye weeks and injuries, people are scrambling to pick up some filler. Looks like a lot of folks are trying to decide between Moore and Meachem.

I think the consensus has Moore getting the nod over Meachem in PPR leagues...though Meachem has slight advantage in non-PPR due to ever so slightly higher probability of scoring a TD.

 
With bye weeks and injuries, people are scrambling to pick up some filler. Looks like a lot of folks are trying to decide between Moore and Meachem.I think the consensus has Moore getting the nod over Meachem in PPR leagues...though Meachem has slight advantage in non-PPR due to ever so slightly higher probability of scoring a TD.
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WampusCat43 said:
Somebody give me the scoop here - did Meachem even play yesterday?
sounds like he got into the game late with the 2nd teamers when the game was a blowout, after they may have taken Brees out of the game already
 
CBSSports.com Preseason Outlook

New Orleans WRs Robert Meachem and Terrence Copper and backup QB Mark Brunell all got into the game late in Week 6's dominating win over the Raiders but none picked up any offensive stats.

(Updated 10/12/2008).

Fantasy Analysis

Meachem came into the game with seven catches for 235 yards and two scores. Meachem has been in the rotation with the Saints receivers banged up but with Marques Colston returning in Week 7 most likely, that limits Meachem and Cooper. Neither should be considered for Fantasy in Week 7 against the Jets. The same goes for Brunell, who is just a backup to Drew Brees.

 
Danke, Rigs. Sounds like it's time to cut bait on this loser. Obviously, the coaching staff doesn't think much of him.
 
Danke, Rigs. Sounds like it's time to cut bait on this loser. Obviously, the coaching staff doesn't think much of him.
Considering he scored twice in very limited play, and looked good doing so, I don't think you can call him a loser. Clearly it is time to drop him in redraft. Very few WRs put up fantasy worthy numbers in their first or second years.
 

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