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Coby Fleener

New Orleans Saints
Tight End

Ht: 6.5 | Wt: 251

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Saints | Coby Fleener finally breaks out

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:47:13 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener posted seven receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown in the Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Sept. 26. He was targeted 11 times, tied for most in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Fleener went to New Orleans with high expectations from fantasy owners, but he fell on his face in the first two games. For those who gave up on him, there will be a mass waiver wire add in the upcoming week after this performance.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Saints | Drew Brees still confident in Coby Fleener

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:34:00 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener is off to a disappointing start in his new home and still building a rapport with QB Drew Brees. However, Brees believes as the two players begin to get more comfortable with each other and the team learns what Fleener does best versus man and zone coverage, the results will come. "We're able to get more specific every day. That's the thing during the offseason; everything is kind of general. It's the general form of the offense and concepts and that kind of thing. It's not until you get down to real game-planning that you get down to some of the nitty gritty and specific," Brees said.

Fantasy Tip: Fleener has three catches (for 35 yards) on 12 targets thus far, which speaks to his lack of comfort in the offense. With that said, he represents a solid buy-low. It should be noted that Ben Watson had five catches for 31 yards at this point last season on nine targets before finishing the year with 74 catches for 825 yards. Fleener will have another soft matchup in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons, who have yielded 15 catches for 138 yards and three touchdowns on 16 targets to tight ends thus far.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The New Orleans Advocate - Nick Underhill

Saints | Coby Fleener off to slow start

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:40:52 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener caught two passes for 29 yards on eight targets in Week 2, giving him three catches for 35 yards through two games. He blamed himself in post-game comments, saying he made "three or four" mistakes and singling out a dropped pass on the team's opening drive.

Fantasy Tip: Clearly this isn't the start anyone envisioned when Fleener signed a $36 million deal in free agency, but that investment tells you they're going to give him every chance to work through these issues. Still, in the short run, Fleener is probably better left on your bench until he shows more chemistry with Drew Brees

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Mike Triplett

Saints | Coby Fleener may see more time

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 16:29:53 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener is expected to receive more snaps in Week 2 because of the injury to TE Josh Hill (ankle). Fleener may be asked to block more during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Fleener was limited to six yards in Week 1 but should receive more targets this week against the New York Giants. Fleener could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in most leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Mike Triplett

Saints | Coby Fleener nearly invisible

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 19:27:17 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener did not get in on the track meet in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders, posting just one reception for six yards on four targets.

Fantasy Tip: Perhaps Fleener was just uncomfortable in a new offense, but he did not give fantasy owners a very good show in a 35-34 shootout loss where others had giant stat lines. He has TE1 ability in most fantasy formats, but if he struggles again in Week 2 at N.Y. Giants it isn't a bad idea to look for a replacement. Give him at least one more game, however.

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Saints | Coby Fleener struggling with playbook

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 14:57:12 -0700

New Orleans TE Coby Fleener reportedly admitted recently he is still adjusting to his new playbook, according to ESPN's Mike Triplett.

Fantasy Tip: It partially explains why Fleener had a slow preseason. While the Saints' prized free-agent signing may start out slow as a result of not having the playbook down pat, New Orleans needs him too much for that to remain the case for too long. He should remain firmly on the midrange TE1 radar.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Mike Triplett

Saints | Coby Fleener not reliable enough

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:16:39 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener hasn't been reliable enough catching passes and isn't on the same page with QB Drew Brees on some routes, according to beat writer Larry Holder. TE Josh Hill has been more involved in the passing game in recent practices.

Fantasy Tip: That breakout season for Fleener to thrust him into the fantasy spotlight is in question now. He has a lot of tools, and the offense has a history of making fantasy stars. Fleener will need to pick it up to rekindle some of the upside he had entering camp. He's a low-end TE1 for now, and Hill is a TE2 that could become a deep sleeper.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The New Orleans Times-Picayune - Larry Holder

Saints | Coby Fleener still work in progress

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:53:46 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener is still getting situation in his team's offense, and he continues to make adjustments. "I'd say it's an ongoing progression," head coach Sean Payton said Monday, Aug. 22. "I think, man, there's some plays that are real good, and then there's some plays where we've got to be a little bit more detailed and that's something that I know he's got to work on."

Fantasy Tip: No matter what the depth charts have been saying, Fleener will be well ahead of Josh Hill and Michael Hoomanwanui, and should be a the second or third option in the pass game once the regular season gets rolling. He is being drafted as a TE1 in most fantasy leagues, and is a good consolation prize for those who miss out on the likes of Rob Gronkowski, Greg Olsen, Jordan Reed, etc.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The New Orleans Times-Picayune - Josh Katzenstein

Saints | Coby Fleener works with starters

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:37:14 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener lined up with the first-team offense at practice Wednesday, August 17.

Fantasy Tip: There was a little concern recently when Fleener was listed as a backup tight end on the team's depth chart, but this news should put owners at ease. Fleener will head into the new campaign as the starting tight end in New Orleans, and considering what Jimmy Graham did there in the past, the former Indianapolis Colt will have potential to be one of the most valuable players at this position in 2016. He should be on the radar in all formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The New Orleans Times-Picayune - Jeff Duncan

Saints | Coby Fleener building chemistry with QB

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:40:23 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener said he has been working on building a chemistry with QB Drew Brees during the early part of training camp. Brees said he believes Fleener could catch a lot of passes in 2016 because he will have favorable matchups.

Fantasy Tip: Fleener likely will be one of the top options in the passing game this season and should continue to improve his chemistry with Brees during the preseason. Owners should be considered as a No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The New Orleans Times-Picayune - Larry Holder

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