Nick Toon continuing to turn heads, emerging as a deep fantasy sleeper

Nick Toon didn't play last year, but that's going to change in 2013. - Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sport

Nick Toon has been off to a fast start in training camp and is getting reps with the first team. We break down the fantasy implications.

Saints wide receiver Nick Toon took "advantage of an extended look with the first-string offense" during practice on Monday, which was highlighted by a 15-yard score.

Toon led the team in yardage during Friday's preseason game with a four-catch, 66-yard game, and has been turning heads throughout training camp. He did not play last year after being drafted by the Saints in the fourth round of the 2012 draft.

Sean Payton said that Toon still has to work on the technical side of things with the alignment of the offense.

Fantasy impact: The Saints and Drew Bress throw it around like nobody else, so any receiver gaining some steam will be worth monitoring. Of course, the upside of Toon isn't quite there while the team is at full strength and he'll just be a complement. At best, he'll be the fourth option behind Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston and Darren Sproles, while Lance Moore should also start out ahead of him. His value lies in being a handcuff to Colston for now, so he's only on the radar in deeper leagues.

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