Cadet had already been seeing a fair amount of action in this Saints offense - even with a healthy Pierre Thomas. Cadet is currently 5th on the team in targets on the season and over his past three games he's tallied 15 catches for 129 yards and a TD. Some simple math shows that averages out to approximately 5 grabs for 43 yards and .33 TD per game. Throw in some carries and yardage from them and add a few extra catches in Pierre's absence and the numbers suggest a solid fantasy contribution.
We all know that the Saints love using their pass-catching RB's and with Darren Sproles gone and Pierre injured, Cadet is the next man up. The Saints throw near 10 passes a game to RB's and we can expect the vast majority of these to go to Cadet.
I especially like Cadet this week at home vs. GB. For starters, the over/under is up in mid 50's as these two offenses look ready to light up the scoreboard in typical dome fashion. If the Packers jump out to an early lead, look for Cadet to see even more action. Regardless, I think Cadet is decent start, especially in PPR format. Moreover, there's the whole opportunity driven, motivation factor. Cadet must be pumped with adrenaline to be in this spot for a home game. It's a major opportunity for him to show what he can do. Don't underestimate the monetary motivation either. If Cadet crushes it over the next few weeks, that would go a long way towards a nice future contract..
My final comment on Cadet is this, I've watched all of New Orleans games this season and I like what I've seen from Cadet. He has the necessary speed, hands and toughness. He's definitely earned the opportunity he now has.
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