The New Orleans Saints Are Looking To Maintain Their Top 5 Defensive Finish, In 2019. Who are some buy-low targets that could help you win your championship?
My series covering every NFL team continues with this article taking a look at the New Orleans Saints. I will be identifying buy-low players that I would consider adding ahead of the 2019 season. Also included will be my recommendations on what it might take to acquire these players.
Malcom Brown, Defensive Tackle:
Malcom Brown, 25, signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the New Orleans Saints this off-season. Brown now slides into the Saints starting nose tackle spot. He’s replacing last season’s starter, Tyeler Davison, who signed with the Atlanta Falcons this off-season. Brown finished last season with 19 solo tackles and one quarterback hit while playing in 15 games and starting 14 of them. Even with Brown coming off of the worst season of his career, I think he’ll be a prime bounce-back candidate this season, and a nice buy-low.
Due to Brown’s down 2018 season he might be available on the wavier wire, but if not, it shouldn’t cost you more than a late round pick. I see him with defensive tackle three potential.
Honorable Mention: Marcus Davenport, Defensive End.
Alex Anzalone, Linebacker:
Alex Anzalone, 25, is going into his third season with the Saints and will be looking to build off of a solid 2018 season. Last season, Anzalone had 45 solo tackles, three tackles for loss, six quarterback hits, and two sacks. He did this over 16 games played and seven starts. If Alex can become a 16 game starter, this season, he has a great chance to put up linebacker three numbers. The reason I say this is that he plays the middle linebacker spot and that’s a position that doesn’t come off of the field. He makes for a great buy-low.
He should be available on your waiver wire, if not, it shouldn’t cost you more than a late round pick.
Honorable Mention: A.J. Klein, Linebacker.
Marcus Williams, Safety:
Marcus Williams, 22, is also going into year three with the Saints, and looking to improve on a productive 2018 season. Last season, Williams had 49 solo tackles, and one sack in his first season as a full time starter. His 2018 production was good enough for 46th among safeties, in MFL scoring, which is safety four in dynasty. I expect Williams to continue his solid production going into this season which makes him a great buy-low.
He might be available on the waiver wire, but if not, it shouldn’t cost you more than a late round pick. I see him having safety three potential.
Honorable Mention: Eli Apple, Cornerback.
As you can see, not a lot of new starters on this defense, so the Saints are hoping that another year together will help them maintain their strong defense in yards allowed per game. I am looking to acquire as many people on this defense as I can for this upcoming season. Ranking these buy-low players in order of priority, it would be, Marcus Williams, Alex Anzalone, and Malcom Brown. Hopefully, you find these recommendations helpful in your quest to build that championship roster for 2019. Please keep an eye out for the New York Giants.
Please note that when I say safety three or linebacker three potential, that is basing it off of a 10 team dynasty league.