Travaris Cadet RB NO 13 Hrs
Cadet took the field for 18 of the Saints' 61 offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, reports ESPN.com, while Pierre Thomas took 23 snaps and Khiry Robinson had 18 snaps.
Cadet set a career high in snaps, receptions (six) and total yards (60) in Sunday's game, though he did lose a fumble as well. While Cadet's solid performance may garner him additional playing time going forward, his increase in snaps was likely largely the result of the blowout nature of last week's game, and Thomas - despite his underwhelming performance (four touches for 23 total yards) - should continue to see the majority of the snaps, as well as remain the primary backfield receiver in New Orleans, as long as Mark Ingram remains sidelined with a hand injury.
Travaris Cadet RB NO 3 Days1 Comment
Cadet caught 6-of-6 targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 38-17 loss to the Saints. He gained one yard on his only carry.
Cadet, who previously had just two carries and one reception this season, surprisingly handled most of the work on passing downs, leaving just four touches for Pierre Thomas. If he holds on to the role, Cadet could pile up quite a few catches, as Thomas and Darren Sproles combined for 148 last year. While he mostly played well in Sunday's game, Cadet did lose a fumble during garbage time. There's some chance he won't be in next week's gameplan, but the same is essentially true of Thomas. With Khiry Robinson handling most of the early-down work in Mark Ingram's (hand) absence, Thomas and Cadet will need to pile up most of their points through the air.
Travaris Cadet RB NO 10 Days
Cadet carried twice for nine yards in the Saints' win against the Vikings on Sunday.
With Mark Ingram sidelined, Cadet moves into third in the Saints' running back pecking order. He will likely see a few carries or receptions here and there, as well as continue to return kicks - of which there were none this week - but his value is capped as long as Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson remain healthy.
Travaris Cadet RB NO 17 Days
Cadet did not record a carry or a catch in Sunday's loss to the Browns but he did return two kickoffs for a total of 35 yards. However, with ESPN.com reporting that Mark Ingram could miss at least a month with a hand injury suffered in Sunday's contest, Cadet could see an increased workload.
Cadet is unlikely to be the direct beneficiary of Ingram's absence, but if Pierre Thomas is pressed into more carries, Cadet, an adept receiver, could be used more frequently in passing situations, as Thomas is unlikely to be forced into a workhorse role at this point in his career. As such, Cadet could be worth a flier in deeper PPR leagues in the event he's handed a more substantial role with Ingram sidelined.
Travaris Cadet RB NO 22 Days
Cadet caught the Saints' first pass of the year, but it was his only offensive touch in the team's season-opening loss in Atlanta on Sunday. In fact, Cadet was only on the field for 12 of the Saints' 75 offensive snaps, equaling Khiry Robinson's snap total, but far less than Mark Ingram (20 snaps) and Pierre Thomas (34 snaps), reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Cadet did, however, return one kickoff for 34 yards.
Barring injury, Cadet appears locked into his role as the Saints' fourth running back behind Thomas, Ingram and Robinson. As an adept pass catcher, if anything were to happen to Thomas, however, Cadet may be the most likely running back to benefit given the receiving role Thomas primarily occupies. As such, he may be worth a stash in deep PPR leagues and those rewarding points for return yardage, but he has little fantasy value as it stands now otherwise.
Travaris Cadet RB NO 1 Month
Cadet gained 16 yards on five carries and caught two passes for 22 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Titans. He also returned one kickoff for 26 yards.
Cadet appears locked in as the Saints' fourth running back. While he's unlikely to see much action on the ground - Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson are expected to carry much of that workload - he could see some opportunities as a third-down back when Pierre Thomas needs a breather. Still, absent injury, he doesn't project to be a significant fantasy contributor in standard leagues. Cadet does, however, appear to be the most likely candidate to fill the departed Darren Sproles' role as the Saints' primary kick returner, which could give him some sneaky value in leagues that reward return yardage.
Travaris Cadet RB NO 4 Months
Saints third-year RB Travaris Cadet is working as the No. 4 tailback at OTAs.
Versatile Cadet has practiced some in Darren Sproles' old role, but the Saints are more likely to lean on Brandin Cooks for those responsibilities. Cadet is behind Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram, and Khiry Robinson at tailback. Cadet's calling card is special teams, where he is a backup returner and can cover kicks.
Travaris Cadet RB NO 6 Months
Speaking Tuesday, Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed Travaris Cadet is a candidate to pick up some of Darren Sproles' snaps.
Specifically, Payton said Cadet might take on "a little more of that role." Cadet was held without a rush attempt in 2013, and is still No. 4 on the depth chart. He is an excellent receiver, however, and much bigger than Sproles at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds. Always willing to get creative, Payton will find snaps for Cadet if he believes he's deserving of them.
Travaris Cadet RB NO 7 Months1 Comment
ESPN.com's Mike Triplett believes Travaris Cadet is a candidate to replace Darren Sproles in the Saints' offense.
Cadet was held without a rushing attempt last year and is still fourth on the depth chart, but it's possible he could earn more playing time as a passing down back. He has a versatile skill-set and the potential to be the Saints' best receiving option out of the backfield. Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson remain the prime candidates to pick up Sproles' snaps.
Travaris Cadet RB NO 9 Months1 Comment
Saints RB Travaris Cadet was held without a touch in New Orleans' Divisional Round loss to the Seahawks.
The second-year pro drew a target in the passing game, but committed a ghastly drop. Active 13 times this season, Cadet was held without a rushing attempt, and limited to two receptions. With Khiry Robinson coming on behind the Saints' top three backs, Cadet's roster spot is in danger.