Saints WRs aren't as valuable as you think

Updated: October 5, 2011, 5:53 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston is back and supposedly healthy enough to get regular action, which is definitely a good thing. Coach Sean Payton noted Colston's role was limited in Week 4, but it will not be moving ahead. Colston, the No. 17 wide receiver off the board in ESPN average live drafts this season, was the No. 18 wide receiver for standard scoring formats a season ago, and he didn't play a full season. He's good, and his owners have been waiting for his broken collarbone to heal.

However, be careful of your expectations for Colston and especially his wide receiving colleagues Lance Moore and Robert Meachem -- or Meachem and Moore, if you prefer -- the rest of the way. I'll give two reasons: Jimmy Graham and Darren Sproles. Drew Brees throws the ball a ton, but if these are his top targets, and I think they are, regardless of Colston or which wide receivers are healthy, then that's a pending issue for said wide receivers, notably the ones not named Colston.