University of Phoenix Stadium | Sunday, October 10 | 4:05 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Saints 31, Cardinals 24
265 pass yards, 3 pass TDArizona's defense was picked apart by Philip Rivers last week and Brees should be able to do the same. Expect a big week.
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 40 rush yards, 1 rush TDThe Saints hope to have Thomas back for Week 5, but there is a good chance he shares the carries if he suits up.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 50 rush yards, 1 rush TDIvory averaged 5.6 ypc in Week 4, so he could see extended carries again -- including on the goal line -- this week even if Pierre Thomas suits up. Ivory has a nice matchup against a Cardinals team giving up over 150 yards per contest.
7 rec, 110 yards, 2 TDColston's production has been disappointing, but he is still the top receiver in a high-powered offense. He has a good chance to find the end zone for the first time this season in Week 5.
5 rec, 70 yardsMoore is leading the team in both receiving yards and touchdowns, so continue using the hot receiver until he cools off.
3 rec, 30 yards, 1 TDShockey's production has picked up the last couple weeks, making him worth a start in most formats.
4 PATs, 1 FGCarney did his job in his first game with the Saints, connecting on all three of his FG tries and an extra point. The Cards' defense should provde more opportunities.
2 sacks, 2 INT, 2 FumblesNew Orleans is not forcing turnovers at the same rate they did a year ago, but they are a strong option this week against a Cardinals team with serious quarterback issues.
180 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INTAnderson was repalced by Max Hall during last week's game against the Chargers. A starter for Week 5 has not been named, but avoid using Anderson this week regardless of who gets the nod.
2 rec, 20 rec yards, 60 rush yards, 1 rush TDWells did very little last week, but the Cardinals did not use him much after the game got out of hand. The Saints are giving up almost 140 rushing yards per game, but Wells is still a risky play given his health and the state of the Cardinals' offense.
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 20 rush yards, 1 rush TDThe Saints are vulnerable against the run, but Hightower's production has dropped since Chris Wells returned and the Saints will likely crowd the line of scrimmage this week.
7 rec, 90 yards, 1 TDFitzgerald has remained semi-productive despite the Cardinals' QB issues. He is too good to bench even if he is not putting up the monster production he has in the past.
3 rec, 40 yardsBreaston (knee) has not been ruled out this week just yet, but there is a decent chance he sits out since the Cardinals have a bye in Week 6.
1 rec, 15 yardsPatrick has just five catches for 52 yards this season. He is not a fantasy factor at this point.
3 PATs, 1 FGFeely's production has been limited by the Cardinals' offensive problems, so use another option that will have more opportunities.
1 sackThe Cardinals defense is not doing much and faces the high-powered Saints this week, so avoid using them.