Travaris Cadet
RB NO (5)
2 months ago

Cadet will have to compete with 2017 third-round selection Alvin Kamara for snaps on passing downs, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Saints surrendered a 2018 second-round pick to move up for Kamara, who caught 40 passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns last season at the University of Tennessee while serving as the lightning to Jalen Hurd's thunder. The team made far less of an investment in Cadet, who re-signed on a one-year contract with a signing bonus of only $80,000. While he'll likely get a shot to retain his pass-catching role, Cadet could find himself on the wrong side of the roster bubble if Kamara impresses during training camp and the preseason. Kamara, Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson are locks for the final roster, potentially leaving Cadet to compete with Daniel Lasco and Marcus Murphy for a spot that could be decided on the basis of special teams value.

Travaris Cadet
RB NO (5)
3 months ago

Cadet only received an $80,000 signing bonus on his one-year contract with the Saints, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The contract suggests Cadet may ultimately have to fight for a roster spot, though he looks like a lock when merely taking the current composition of the team into account -- albeit with the draft still to come. If the Saints do improve their backfield through the draft, Cadet might be left to compete with 2016 seventh-rounder Daniel Lasco and 2015 seventh-rounder Marcus Murphy for only one or two roster spots. While his current footing may be less than stable, Cadet does have a strong track record as a useful pass-catching option for Drew Brees.

Travaris Cadet
RB NO (5)
3 months ago

Cadet will re-sign with the Saints, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cadet has been with the Saints in each of the last two seasons, and is coming off a 2016 campaign where he pulled in 40 receptions for 281 yards and four touchdowns. He operates mostly in the backfield during obvious passing situations, evidenced by the aforementioned 40 receptions from last season. He's also a special teams contributor as a potential returner and spends some time in the slot as well, so he gives the Saints versatility that would be tough to find on the open free agent market. The terms of the deal have yet to be released.

Travaris Cadet
RB NO (5)
3 months ago

Cadet is weight offers from the Saints, Bills and Jets, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cadet has played 58 of his 63 regular-season games in a New Orleans uniform, most notably catching 38 passes for the Saints in 2014 and 40 more last season. He'd likely fill a similar role in Buffalo or New Orleans, getting most of his work from the backfield on obvious passing down, with the potential to also contribute as a return specialist or part-time slot receiver. Regardless of where he lands, Cadet is unlikely to enter training camp with enough of a role to warrant fantasy consideration outside of deep PPR formats.

Travaris Cadet
RB NO (5)
4 months ago

Cadet visited with the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

A 2012 undrafted free agent, the 28-year-old Cadet is an undersized pass-catching back who can also line up in the slot and return kicks. He had a career-best 40 catches last season for the Saints, giving him 102 career receptions compared to only 26 carries. He'd probably have a small role on offense in New York, as the Jets still have Matt Forte (knee) and Bilal Powell -- both capable pass-catchers -- under contract.

Travaris Cadet
RB NO (5)
6 months ago

Cadet gained 19 yards on four carries and another 281 yards on 40 receptions in 2016. He also scored four touchdowns, including one in each of the season's final three games, and managed 144 yards on 10 kickoff returns.

EDGE Analysis

Cadet didn't offer much as a ball carrier, but he once again excelled as a receiver and even chipped in as a kickoff returner too. The fifth-year pro is not a particularly exciting fantasy asset -- outside of deeper PPR leagues -- but the Saints value his contributions. Cadet is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but it would be surprising to see him leave New Orleans after unsuccessful stints in New England and San Francisco in 2015.

Travaris Cadet
RB NO (5)
6 months ago

Cadet caught two passes for 16 yards, including a 11-yard touchdown, in Saturday's win against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Mark Ingram and Tim Hightower dominated the running-back workload, but Cadet made the most of his limited opportunities count, hauling in both of his targets. Although Cadet has now caught a touchdown in back-to-back weeks, the receiving back is still only an option in deeper PPR leagues. The Saints will face the Falcons in Week 17.

Travaris Cadet
RB NO (5)
6 months ago

Cadet caught all five of his targets for 30 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown, and added another 16 yards on one carry in Sunday's win against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Cadet dropped what would have been a short touchdown last week, but he made up for it in Week 15 with a tremendous individual effort on his first-quarter score. After a quiet stretch during the middle of the season, the Saints best receiving back has come alive of late, recording at least four receptions and 30 yards in each of his last three games. Cadet will look to stay productive next week at home against Tampa Bay.

Travaris Cadet
RB NO (5)
7 months ago

Cadet lost a yard on his only carry but gained 30 yards on four receptions in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Cadet doesn't see many carries -- his tote in Tampa Bay was only his third of the season -- but he continues to serve as the Saints' third-down back. Because he doesn't see much volume, the fifth-year pro isn't a viable option in many fantasy leagues, but he may still be a source for low-end production in deeper PPR leagues.

Travaris Cadet
RB NO (5)
7 months ago

Cadet caught five passes on six targets for 53 yards in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Cadet had been dealing with a nagging toe injury the last few weeks, but with Mark Ingram limited by his own toe injury and the Saints trailing the entire game, Cadet played 39 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps in Week 13. In doing so, Cadet had arguably his best statistical game of the season. Still, Cadet has only two carries on the season and with Ingram and Tim Hightower both ahead of him on the depth chart, he's really only an option in deeper PPR leagues.