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Cadet is a healthy inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons, the Saints' official site reports.

Last week, Cadet broke a streak of 10 consecutive contests with at least two targets, earning a measly two snaps on the evening. The development wasn't all that shocking, though, as the Saints' backfield is now healthy, making him expendable in the grand scheme of things.

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Cadet caught two passes on two targetsfor 11 yards in Monday night's loss to the Ravens.

With Pierre Thomas back in action, Cadet was relegated to spot duty. Cadet will continue to serve as the Saints' kickoff return man, but as long as Thomas is healthy, playing time will be sparse for Cadet, making him difficult to rely on for fantasy owners.

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Cadet (hamstring) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Ravens, the Saints' official site reports.

As is Pierre Thomas, which limits Cadet's upside Monday, with only so many pass plays out of the backfield to go around.

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Cadet (hamstring) is probable for Monday's game.

He was a limited participant in Saturday's practice, but will likely be able to take the field against the Ravens. Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder) is also probable, so Cadet's workload could be scaled back.

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Cadet (hamstring) was limited in Friday's practice.

Cadet's exact status for Monday's game against Baltimore is unclear, but the fact that he's practicing in advance of Saturday is a good sign. His workload might be scaled back if Pierre Thomas (shoulder) plays, however.

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Cadet had four catches on five targets for 31 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

Cadet also carried the ball once, but was unable to gain a yard, as he did most of his damage through the air once again. Pierre Thomas was able to practice last week, albeit in a limited capacity, so it's possible Cadet's minor role as the Saints' primary receiving back may dissipate as early as next week in a a Monday night tilt against the Ravens.

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Cadet carried twice for nine yards and caught three passes on five targets for 18 yards in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Despite the absence of Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson, Cadet was quiet for the Saints, as Mark Ingram once again dominated the backfield touches. Thomas or Robinson, or both, could be back as early as next week, so Cadet's run of limited fantasy usefulness could be coming to an end shortly. Up next is a Bengals' defense that is among the worst in the league defending both the run and the pass, but Cadet is nothing more than a deep-league flier, even if Thomas and Robinson are once again absent.

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Cadet had three catches for 29 yards and two carries for one yard in Thursday's 28-10 win over the Panthers.

Cadet handled most of the passing downs and made a couple of nice plays, but with the Saints protecting a lead for the entire second half, Mark Ingram got 30 carries. Edwin Baker got one meaningless carry at the end of the game, showing no signs of being any threat to Ingram or Cadet. Of course, Cadet will eventually cede most of the passing-down snaps to Pierre Thomas (shoulder), who has not practiced since suffering an injury in Week 7. If Thomas does miss another game, the Saints' Week 10 matchup against San Francisco certainly seems to favor the passing game over Ingram's running.

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Cadet gained 40 yards on four catches and seven yards on one carry in Sunday's 44-23 win over the Packers.

Mark Ingram essentially got all of the carries, rumbling 24 times for 172 yards and a touchdown. Cadet, meanwhile, had a fairly quiet game will working as the top back on passing downs, as Drew Brees was often able to connect with open receivers downfield. That said, Cadet's five targets were tied for third most on the team, so it's not as if he was an afterthought. With Pierre Thomas (shoulder) likely out for at least one more game, Cadet should play a similar role Thursday in Carolina.

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With Pierre Thomas potentially sidelined for the next two or three weeks with a shoulder injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the Lions, Cadet could see a boost in playing time.

Though Mark Ingram re-entered the backfield mix against Detroit, Cadet still saw 20 snaps and pulled down six of nine targets for 51 yards receiving. The Saints actually called a pass play on all 20 of those snaps, reports ESPN.com, and it was Cadet, not Ingram, who was on the field during the Saints' final drive, when Thomas was sidelined. Considering that Ingram is more of a between-the-tackles runner, Cadet is the most likely back on roster to inherit Thomas' pass-catcher role, putting him firmly on the PPR radar as long as Thomas is sidelined.