After leading the 2016 Bears in receptions (66), receiving yards (888 yards) and receiving touchdowns (4), Cameron Meredith’s 2017 season was cut-short with brutal ACL and MCL tears in his left knee. After the Bears were idiots and let Meredith walk on a very slim offer sheet, the Saints now have an talented WR2 who’s ready to explode behind Mike Thomas.
Although Meredith continues to recover from his knee injury, he’s hopes to be cleared for training camp. “On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s almost a 10…I haven’t had a setback along the recovery process,” Meredith said about his recovery. “I’m gaining strength day by day, month by month. I’m excited to see how soon I can get back…But the main objective for me is to do as much as I can with the trainers to get ready for the season. My goal is to try and get back to training camp. As long as there aren’t any setbacks or anything like that, it shouldn’t be a problem.”
As of now, we are much higher on Meredith than most experts. We have him as our WR35, which is a crazy 21 spots higher than his current ECR and 14 spots higher than his current ADP. If Meredith is able to participate throughout camp and develop a rapport with Drew Brees, he will not only keep defenders’ eyes off Mike Thomas, but he has the talent to be a legitimate fantasy weapon on his own.