Marques Colston caught five passes for 68 yards with one touchdown in the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons. Colston was targeted a total of six times by quarterback Drew Brees and he did find the end zone. For a guy many expected to put up greater numbers this is clearly disappointing for fantasy owners.
Fantasy impact: Colston is the No. 1 wide receiver on the Saints offense, but he didn't put up WR1 numbers. This has been an ongoing issue with Colston and the Week 1 totals didn't do anything to calm these concerns. The presence of ultra elite tight end Jimmy Graham shouldn't make that much of a difference with an elite quarterback like Drew Brees throwing the ball. Colston's Week 1 numbers aren't those of a WR1, but he should still be considered a high WR2 with Brees throwing him the ball. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on this situation, but he is still a solid start in fantasy leagues.