Nick Toon WR NO 1 Month

Toon is a healthy inactive Sunday against the Vikings, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

With Joseph Morgan active Sunday after spending Week 2 in street clothes, Toon's standing as the team's No. 6 receiver has been affirmed. Look for him to remain inactive most weeks unless injuries hit the Saints' receiving corps.

Nick Toon WR NO 1 Month

Toon is healthy scratch for Sunday's Week 2 contest against the Browns, ESPN.com's Mike Triplett reports.

For the second straight week, Toon will be a spectator as the Saints opt to go with four receivers. He'll likely need long-term injuries to both Marques Colston and Kenny Stills in order to ascend to fantasy relevance.

Nick Toon WR NO 2 Months

Toon is inactive for Sunday's contest in Atlanta, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Despite missing Kenny Stills due to his lingering quad concern, Toon isn't getting the call in Week 1. Drew Brees will instead direct his passes to the likes of Marques Colston, Joseph Morgan, and Brandin Cooks.

Nick Toon WR NO 2 Months

Toon is listed as the backup to Marques Colston on the Saints' initial depth chart, report the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Though technically ahead of rookie Brandin Cooks on the depth chart, Toon is essentially a Colston clone, with his superior size and athleticism, so it makes sense that he would fall behind Colston on the depth chart. Expect Cooks to see more time playing out of the slot, with Toon's fantasy value more directly tied to Colston's health.

Nick Toon WR NO 2 Months

Despite playing the majority of his snaps with the first-team offense, Toon didn't catch a pass on two targets in Saturday's third preseason game against the Colts.

Though Toon's night was uninspiring, the big news was that presumed starter Kenny Stills aggravated his quadriceps injury in Saturday's exhibition, which could put his Week 1 status in doubt. Toon is a different type of receiver than Stills, but he could still be in line for a bump in snaps, along with rookie Brandin Cooks, if Stills is forced to miss any regular season time with the injury.

Nick Toon WR NO 2 Months

Starting in place of Kenny Stills (quad), Toon caught one pass for six yards on two targets in Friday's preseason game against the Titans.

Toon is unlikely to push Stills for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, and rookie first-round pick Brandin Cooks appears destined for slot duties. That leaves Toon as the likely No. 4 wide receiver, a role that means more in New Orleans than nearly anywhere else. Should he in fact enter the season as the Saints' No. 4 wideout, Toon would be just one injury away from regular playing time in a high-powered offense.

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Toon caught three passes for 11 yards in Friday's preseason opener against the Rams.

WHile the production was nothing to write home about, more importantly was the fact that Toon played significant snaps with the Saints' nominal starting unit. Lining up opposite Marques Colston at times in the first quarter, the early playing time could be indicative that the Saints view Toon as a big part of their offensive scheme. If Toon can continue to earn reps with the starters, he could be a player to keep an eye on in deeper leagues.

Nick Toon WR NO 3 Months

Toon is listed as a second-string wide receiver on the Saints' unofficial depth chart released in advance of Friday's preseason opener.

While preseason depth charts should almost always be taken with a grain of salt, as the regular season is still nearly a month away, Toon unsurprisingly lands behind first-teamers Marques Colston and Kenny Stills. Also listed on the second team with Toon is Robert Meachem, and Brandin Cooks and Andy Tanner are positioned on the third team. Toon has impressed this offseason and he has a real shot at being a fantasy factor, particularly in deeper leagues as a red zone target, given his prototypical size and athleticism.

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The Times-Picayune has named Nick Toon one of the most impressive players at Saints camp so far.

Toon has "consistently come up with catches on nearly every pass pattern." It sounds like rapid improvement from last season, when he played on just 205 snaps and was active for just eight games, looking overmatched when asked to fill in for Lance Moore.

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The Times-Picayune's Katherine Terrell believes WR Nick Toon as the "edge" in the battle for the Saints' fourth receiver job.

Terrell is the second Saints' reporter to single out Toon in the last month. ESPN's Mike Triplett recently said Toon could see "significant" playing time this season. Marques Colston, Kenny Stills, and rookie Brandin Cooks are locked in as the top-three, but Toon appears to be in the drivers seat for the No. 4 wide receiver duties in New Orleans this season.