Marques Colston WR NO 7 Months

The 2013 Saints are the first team in league history to field four players who caught 70-plus balls.

Jimmy Graham led the unit with 86 catches, nine more than runner-up Pierre Thomas. Marques Colston tallied 75, and Darren Sproles had 71. The overall team production was outstanding, but fantasy consistency was elusive for Saints skill-position players throughout the regular season, and this explains why. "Spread the wealth," said a smiling Drew Brees when told of the stat.

Marques Colston WR NO 7 Months

Marques Colston caught six passes for 67 yards in Week 17 against the Bucs.

Marques Colston WR NO 7 Months

Marques Colston (back) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is listed as probable for Week 17.

Colston was limited early in the week with a back injury, but his status was never in doubt. Rotoworld ranks him as the No. 15 wideout for Week 17.

Marques Colston WR NO 7 Months

Marques Colston (back) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

Colston will be ready to roll as the Saints' No. 1 receiver for Sunday's game against the Bucs.

Marques Colston WR NO 7 Months

Marques Colston (back) was limited in Saints practice Wednesday.

Colston wouldn't be practicing at all if he were in danger of missing Sunday's clash with the Bucs. Coach Sean Payton has vowed to treat Week 17 "like a playoff game," so expect Colston to be in for his normal complement of snaps.

Marques Colston WR NO 8 Months

Marques Colston had nine catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 14 win over the Panthers.

Marques Colston WR NO 8 Months

Marques Colston caught four passes for 27 yards in Monday night's Week 13 blowout loss to the Seahawks.

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Marques Colston caught four passes for 40 yards in New Orleans' Week 12 win over the Falcons.

Colston drew only six targets on a night where Drew Brees attempted "just" 33 passes. Brees simply wasn't locking on to any one pass catcher, targeting six players at least three times. Colston looked healthy, and had little trouble gaining separation from Falcons CB Desmond Trufant. Colston will be a low-end WR3 against the Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" secondary in Week 13.

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Marques Colston caught five passes for 80 yards in New Orleans' Week 11 win over the 49ers.

Colston made some tough catches against the 49ers' stout defense, none tougher than his 26-yard grab over the middle of the field to set up a 1st-and-goal at the 49ers' six-yard line early in the fourth quarter. Left for dead by many fantasy owners, Colston has now caught 12 passes for 187 yards and a touchdown since sitting out in Week 9 with a knee injury. It would appear Colston's rest was just what the doctor ordered. Colston is a WR3 in the Saints' spread-the-wealth offense.

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Marques Colston caught seven passes for 107 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 10 win over Dallas.

Colston was clear No. 1 option with Jimmy Graham playing at less than full health, and targeted a team-high eight times. He played the entire game despite being listed as questionable with a knee injury. It was a much needed breakout after Colston combined for 11 catches, 44 yards, and no touchdowns over his last three starts. He'll be a strong WR3 option in Week 11 against the 49ers.