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Friday, August 26, 2016

FANTASY FOOTBALL STATUS REPORT: COBY FLEENER STRUGGLING TO ADJUST TO N.O. OFFENSE

There was a bunch of excitement and hype surrounding the arrival of Coby Fleener to the New Orleans Saints during this past offseason, with visions of him becoming a Jimmy Graham monster reception machine in the Drew Brees/Sean Payton passing offense.  As a result, Fleener's draft stock has been pointing upwards in a very sharp manner as the consensus thought is that he should easily be a top tier receiving tight end no questions asked given the opportunity at hand.  However there have been some disturbing reports coming out of Saints camp as Fleener has struggled catching the football and integrating in the offense.  There also are reports that Brees is more comfortable throwing to Josh Hill then Fleener which again adds to the angst of those who already drafted the latter.  Reminders of Fleener's very disappointing tenure in Indianapolis came back to the forefront based on these reports and now one has to wonder if his draft price will turn out to be money not well spent.  Remember that in Indy, Fleener had a big time QB in Andrew Luck at his disposal and he still struggled to the point he was passed by backup Dwayne Allen on the depth chart.  Those who drafted Fleener already are wed to the guy for better or worse but those who still haven't drafted, you may want to start pushing him down your cheat sheets some. 


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