Travaris Cadet RB NO 7 Hrs
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 5 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 28 Days
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 3 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 6 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 8 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.
Travaris Cadet RB NO 9 Months
Saints declared RB Travaris Cadet, DE Tom Johnson, OLB Keyunta Dawson, S Rafael Bush, WR Nick Toon, TE Josh Hill and QB Ryan Griffin inactive for Week 16 against the Panthers.
Cadet has yet to notch a carry this season. The big Week 16 news for the Saints is that they'll be working in a new kicker, Shayne Graham.
Travaris Cadet RB NO Aug 21 '13
The New Orleans Times-Picayune believes Saints second-year RB Travaris Cadet may be on the roster bubble.
Cadet is competing with undrafted rookie Khiry Robinson for the No. 4 running back job. After a strong rookie preseason, Cadet has struggled mightily through two exhibition games this year. He's rushed for just 35 yards on 18 carries and has fumbled twice. Robinson has 102 yards on the ground. Cadet has a versatile skill set, but he's off the re-draft fantasy radar.
Travaris Cadet RB NO Jun 09 '13
Saints RB Travaris Cadet worked with the third-team offense at OTAs.
Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles shared first-team reps. Mark Ingram handled second-team work, and Cadet was the third-team tailback. Instead of shuttling between receiver and tailback as he did under Pete Carmichael last year, Cadet is working as a full-time running back. He's a deep sleeper in PPR leagues.