Coby Fleener
TE NO (5)
4 days ago

Fleener did not record a catch against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

A week after totaling his most yards since Week 1, Fleener posted a goose egg on Sunday, receiving only one target in the blowout victory. Fleener played only 17 offensive snaps, compared to 47 and 43 snaps for fellow tight ends Michael Hoomanawaui and Josh Hill, respectively. The Saints' tight-end trio, however, combined for just two catches for two yards. A once fruitful position for fantasy owners, the tight end spot in New Orleans can be actively avoided until further notice.

Coby Fleener
TE NO (5)
2 weeks ago

Fleener caught two passes on two targets for 46 yards in Sunday's win against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Although Josh Hill was announced as the Saints' starting tight end ahead of Fleener in advance of the game, Hill failed to see a single target in the contest. Fleener, meanwhile, had his yardage total since Week 1 -- though it's worth noting that most of his yards came on a broken play where he was uncovered in the middle of the field for a 33-yard gain. The talented tight end still has just eight total receptions in his last six games and should probably be left on the waiver wire in most leagues.

Coby Fleener
TE NO (5)
2 weeks ago

Josh Hill was announced as the Saints' starting tight end ahead of Fleener in advance of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Larry Holder of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move down the depth chart probably won't do much to change Fleener's already bleak fantasy outlook, as Hill had already earned more snaps of the two in each of the past three games. During that stretch, Fleener hauled in three of five targets for 21 yards, numbers that wouldn't give him much appeal even in two-tight end leagues.

Coby Fleener
TE NO (5)
3 weeks ago

Fleener caught one pass for a one-yard loss in Sunday's win against the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Fleener saw just one target and played only 16 of 61 offensive snaps (26 percent) in the game. He was relatively productive in Weeks 1 and 2, snagging eight total passes and scoring two garbage-time touchdowns, but since then, however, the tight end has managed just six receptions in his last five games combined. Fleener has recently been playing only about a quarter of the offensive snaps and he continues to cede playing time to fellow tight ends Josh Hill and Michael Hoomanawanui. Relegated to a bit role and showing no signs of producing with limited reps, Fleener probably does not belong on fantasy rosters in most leagues.

Coby Fleener
TE NO (5)
3 weeks ago

Fleener caught two of three targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 26-17 win over Green Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Fleener had a disappointing first season in New Orleans in 2016, but looked to be putting that behind him early this season with eight catches and two scores through the first two weeks of the season. He has just five catches in the four games since. The obvious consequence of playing in an offense as diversified as New Orleans' is that there simply aren't enough passes to go around a lot of the time. Fleener's woes go beyond that. The $36-million man played just 20 snaps on Sunday, fewer than both Josh Hill (41) and Michael Hoomanawanui (43).

Coby Fleener
TE NO (5)
1 month ago

Fleener failed to record a catch on just one target in Sunday's win against the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

With the Saints leaning heavily on the running game, Fleener was limited to just 18 snaps (25 percent). Meanwhile, Josh Hill and Michael Hoomanawanui --

both of whom are superior blockers -- played 48 and 41 snaps, respectively. It was a strange game and Saints are unlikely to frequently be nursing 30-point leads, but it's become clear that even in a best-case scenario Fleener is a part-time player in the Saints offense. He can safely be left on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues.

Coby Fleener
TE NO (5)
2 months ago

Fleener caught two passes on four targets for 21 yards in Sunday's win against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

After scoring garbage-time touchdowns in consecutive weeks to begin the year, Fleener has been quiet the last two games. There's a chance that Fleener could see a bump in playing time after fellow tight end Josh Hill, with whom Fleener typically splits snaps, suffered a concussion in Week 4, but it won't happen in Week 5, as the Saints are on bye.

Coby Fleener
TE NO (5)
2 months ago

Fleener caught one pass on one target for 21 yards in Sunday's win against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

After managing garbage-time scores in each of the first two weeks, Fleener was held to one catch in Carolina. Leading by double-digits most of the afternoon, the Saints leaned heavily on the running game, resulting in Fleener playing only 14 of 58 offensive snaps (24 percent). Meanwhile, fellow tight ends Josh Hill and Michael Hoomanawanui -- both of whom are superior blockers to Fleener -- played 37 snaps and 28 snaps, respectively. While Fleener should remain the preferred pass-catching tight end in the Saints offense, his potential playing-time limitations could continue to make him a shaky fantasy option.

Coby Fleener
TE NO (5)
2 months ago

Fleener caught three passes on four targets for 33 yards, including four-yard touchdown, in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

For the second week in a row, Fleener was the recipient of a garbage-time score, with Sunday's touchdown coming with five minutes left in a blowout loss. Still, with only four touchdowns all of last season, fantasy owners who took a flier on the inconsistent tight end, who's now in his second year in New Orleans, have to be pleased with the early returns. It would be unwise to expect Fleener to continue his current pace, especially since he continues to split playing time with fellow tight end Josh Hill, but with Fleener being the preferred option in the passing game, he still has plenty of upside in the Saints' tight end-friendly offense.

Coby Fleener
TE NO (5)
2 months ago

Fleener caught five of six targets for 54 yards and a touchdown Monday night against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Fleener tied for the Saints' team lead in receiving yards, with an eight-yard score on their final drive capping his night off. Overall, New Orleans was forced to settle for four field goals, so Fleener's touchdown provided some relief, even if it proved too little, too late. If Monday's defensive performance is any indication, the Saints could once again be in passing situations more than they would like, which would obviously benefit Fleener.