Now a member of the Saints, Cameron Meredith’s “Surrounding Talent” and “Coaching Scheme” Scores receive monster boosts and send his Fantasy Football Stock Score soaring after the Bears blunder his contract.
Though a preseason torn ACL and MCL robbed Meredith of a likely breakout in 2017, the 6’3″ monster lands in a prime position to realize his full ceiling with the Saints. For starters, Meredith already flashed blow-up potential when last on the field, despite having to fight through fantasy quicksand. Yes, Meredith still logged double-digit PPR FPs in 7/13 games (including 19 FPs in five of those contests (and 22+ in three (26+ in two)))… while catching passes from Matt Barkley in a John Fox offense (go puke and return). Those outputs aren’t achievable in that God awful set-up without some real talent.
Now, Meredith exits Fantasy Purgatory for perhaps Fantasy Heaven, landing in the prolific Drew Brees and Sean Payton attack. Yes, the Saints passing offense regressed statistically last year, as Brees was held under 32 TDs for the first time in 10 seasons. Let me repeat: Over the last decade, Brees has thrown 32+ TDs in 9 of 10 seasons. Sure, he’s older, and indeed, the dominant rushing attack will remain a staple. But I’ll bet on 90% any day of the week, especially when Meredith — a wiry, athletic, proven red zone threat — is brought into the mix. Earlier this offseason, Payton had told reports WR was a “must” add position, and he landed the sneaky most talented guy after Allen Robinson. Expect Brees to return to his 30+ TD wizardry, with Meredith on the receiving end of 8+.