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From one has-been wide receiver to another, it looks like the New Orleans Saints clearly have a type when it comes to mid-season pickups at the wideout position. 


After the Saints acquired former Dallas Cowboys WR and fantasy stud, Dez Bryant, last week and watched him tear his Achilles in the first day of practice before you could say bust, New Orleans is now hoping to sign WR Brandon Marshall. 

Though most would argue Bryant was a better talent in his prime than Marshall was in his, the similarities between these two WR options in their current career phases are intriguing and it's clear the Saints didn't waste any time moving on. 


Marshall, if he signs, will likely to slide into the exact role and expectation the Saints had of Bryant before his injury, but fantasy owners shouldn't be going crazy just yet. The Saints receiving corps is about as top heavy as they come between the dominance of Michael Thomas and emergence of Tre'Quan Smith.

However, those two options are both young and relatively inexperienced with Thomas in his third season and Smith as a rookie, so the presence of a veteran like Marshall could warrant more looks from QB Drew Brees than initially expected. I wouldn't expect to see a huge hit in either Smith nor Thomas' fantasy production though. Marshall would be more of a red-zone target. 


After being cut by the Seattle Seahawks in late October, Marshall will have played for four NFL teams in the past three years if he suits up for the Saints. 


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