The New Orleans Saints added some talent during the 2022 NFL Draft who should have a fantasy impact for this upcoming season. Before we dive into what impact these rookies could have on the Saints in 2022, let’s look back at last season.
The Saints did not have star-wide receiver Michael Thomas last season, which means Alvin Kamara had to do it all for their offense. The standout running back had 898 yards on the ground and four touchdowns, along with 47 receptions for 439 yards (team-high) and five touchdowns.
Saints 2022 Draft selections
No. 11 (via WAS): Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
No. 19: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
No. 49: Alontae Taylor, CB, Tennessee
No. 161: D’Marco Jackson, LB, Appalachian State
No. 194: Jordan Jackson, DT, Air Force
Fantasy football impact
Olave adds depth to the Saints’ receiver room and could emerge as an immediate go-to option even with the pending return of Michael Thomas. He’ll be a wideout to consider drafting in the middle-late rounds of your fantasy draft.