Ryan continues to be impressive as a rookie, although he's still not consistent enough to be a worthy starting fantasy QB. After two straight games without a TD pass, Ryan torched San Diego for 207 yards and two TDs in last week's 22-16 road win. In the Week 10 34-20 win over New Orleans, Ryan completed 16-of-23 passes for 248 yards and two TDs and he should be solid again this week as the Saints rank 24th against the pass and have given up 19 TD passes thus far.
Turner has been a godsend for the Falcons this year as he's already rushed for 1,208 yards and 13 TDs. He posted his sixth 100-yard game last week at San Diego, rushing for 120 yards on 31 tough carries. In the Week 10 win over New Orleans, he had 96 yards rushing and one TD, and he will be tough once again this week as the Saints rank 19th against the run.
White went over the 1,000-yard mark last week for the second straight year as he had six catches for 112 yards at San Diego. He now has 1,085 yards and a career-high 6 TD receptions as he's becoming a dominant wideout. In the Week 10 win against New Orleans, White had five catches for 68 yards and a TD, and he will be dominant again this time around.
Jenkins had one of his better outings of the season in the Week 10 win over New Orleans as he caught six passes for 72 yards, but his inconsistency makes him too tough to start each week. He had just one catch last week for 22 yards as he was targeted just three times, and none in the second half. He's a risky play for now, even though this could be a shootout in New Orleans.
Peelle caught an 18-yard TD pass from Ryan last week at San Diego, his second score of the season. He's not a worthy fantasy play this week, but don't be surprised if he gets targeted near the goal-line again.
Brees continues to close in on Dan Marino's single-season passing yardage mark, but it's wins he's really looking to get. Brees has 3,870 yards and 24 TDs to lead the NFL's No. 1 passing attack and last week he threw for 296 yards and two TDs against Tampa Bay, but three interceptions did him in. In the Week 10 matchup at Atlanta, he completed 31-of-58 passes for 422 yards, two TDs and three INTs. The Falcons rank 23rd in the NFL against the pass and will struggle to stop Brees this time around.
Bush returned to the Saints' lineup last week but looked very rusty. He rushed three times for no yards, caught five passes for 32 yards and lost eight yards on two punt returns. He will play again this week, but he will continue to lose carries to Pierre Thomas and is becoming more of a receiver out of the backfield.
Thomas scored a touchdown for the third straight week as he caught a 20-yard pass from Brees and took it to the house against Tampa Bay. He is now the main back for New Orleans, although he failed to generate much against the Bucs last week, gaining only 34 yards on 11 carries. He's an iffy play this week against the Falcons as you know the Saints are going to throw the ball 40-plus times.
Colston looked very healthy last week as he caught 6 passes for 106 yards against Tampa Bay. He had 7 catches for 140 yards in the Week 10 loss at Atlanta and should have another big game at home against the Falcons' 23rd ranked pass defense.
Moore caught a 13-yard TD strike from Brees in the first quarter of last week's game at Tampa Bay, his fifth straight game with at least one TD catch. He finished with only two catches for 15 yards, but fantasy owners are loving this little dynamo more and more each week. In the Week 10 loss at Atlanta, Moore had six catches for 76 yards and a TD and he should find paydirt again this week.
Shockey still doesn't have a TD reception with the Saints yet, but he is becoming more of a factor in the passing game. Last week at Tampa Bay, he had four catches for 52 yards and in the last three games he's had 15 catches for 148 yards. In a weak field of TEs this year, he's a worthy play this week.