Marques Colston Could Miss Four Weeks With Broken Collarbone

Marques Colston, last year's leading receiver for the New Orleans Saints, could miss at least four weeks with a broken collarbone suffered in Thursday's season opener against the Green Bay Packers.

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Marques Colston Injury: Jay Glazer Reports Broken Collarbone, Out 4 Weeks

Lost amidst the tough loss Thursday night was news that Marques Colston reportedly suffered a shoulder injury in the loss. Head coach Sean Payton did not reveal the extent of it but news reports are now indicating it could be moderately serious. According to a tweet from Jay Glazer, Colston suffered a broken collarbone and will miss approximately four weeks. We're still waiting on further confirmation of the injury and the timeline, but if it is in fact a broken collarbone, four weeks might be on the optimistic side.

The Saints receiving corps has taken some serious hits lately with Colston's injury following a nagging groin innjury to Lance Moore. After not playing Thursday night, it sounds like Moore is likely questionable for the Saints week two contest against the Chicago Bears.

Saints QB Drew Brees might be losing weapons a little too quickly, but he did excellent work spreading the wealth Thursday night as he completed passes to six players, with five of those players having 50 or more yards. It is tough to lose two of your top receiving options, but until Brees proves otherwise, fantasy owners should not get too concerned.

For WRs Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem and TE Jimmy Graham this means more looks in the short term. They need to prove they can consistently come down with the ball, but Meachem and Henderson are both looking like excellent flex options until Moore and Colston get back. Graham was developing into a starting option prior to the opener and these receiver injuries make it that much more reasonable to start him for the foreseeable future.

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