RotoWire Partners

Robert Meachem

29-Year-Old Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints

2013 Receiving Stats

Rec

16

Yds

324

TD

2

Avg

20.3

Tar

30

2014 Receiving Projections

Rec

Yds

TD

Avg

Tar

2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

It's a little sad that a former first round pick with enviable size (6-2, 215) and speed (he ran a sub-4.40 40 at the combine before he was drafted) is now clinging to an NFL job thanks to his blockin...

Read more about Robert Meachem

2014 ADP:

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

Get Custom Auction Value

Bye Week:  6

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 9/28/1984  College: Tennessee  Show ContractHide Contract

$

Robert Meachem Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Saints in April 2014.

July 31, 2014  –  Robert Meachem News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Meachem (back), who missed two days of practice with a minor back injury, returned to Saints practice on Tuesday, reports the Shreveport Times.

Robert Meachem NFL Stats
Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 22 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2008 23 14 12 289 3 20 24.1 14.5 - - - - - 1 20 20.0 1 - - - - - -
2009 24 16 45 722 9 65 16.0 11.1 12 3 - - - 6 82 13.7 0 - - - - - -
2010 25 NO 16 44 638 5 66 14.5 9.7 10 6 2 0 0 4 14 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 NO 16 40 620 6 60 15.5 10.3 9 3 1 0 0 4 18 4.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 SD 15 14 207 2 32 14.8 6.5 2 2 0 0 0 1 -6 -6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 NO 15 16 324 2 30 20.3 10.8 4 2 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 29 NO Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Robert Meachem

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Robert Meachem Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2007 22 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 - -
2008 23 14 3.9 4.8 4.4 1 21 3 - - 0 1 1 - -
2009 24 16 8.4 11.2 9.8 3 45 8 4 2 0 5 1 1 1
2010 25 NO 16 6.0 8.7 7.3 3 40 5 1 1 0 1 2 1 1
2011 26 NO 16 6.2 8.7 7.5 3 39 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
2012 27 SD 15 2.1 3.1 2.6 1 14 2 1 1 0 -0 1 0 0
2013 28 NO 15 3.0 4.0 3.5 1 22 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 29 NO Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Robert Meachem

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Robert Meachem – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

Snap Count Stats

360

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Robert Meachem was on the field for 360 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

1

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Robert Meachem was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 398 0
2013 360 1

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Robert Meachem

<a href='/football/showArticle.htm?id=21025'>Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles</a>

Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles

Matt Forte's backup is still up for grabs in Chicago, making it difficult for fantasy owners to draft a handcuff.

Robert Meachem 2013 Game Log
OPTIONS:   Show Playoff StatsHide Playoff Stats       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Atl
2 @TB 19 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ari 27 0 2 34 1 2 17.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Mia 28 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Chi 26 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @NE 21 1 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Buf 29 0 1 15 0 3 15.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @NYJ 30 0 4 93 0 5 23.3 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Dal 33 0 1 17 0 1 17.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 SF 21 0 2 78 0 2 39.0 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Atl 21 0 1 18 0 3 18.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Sea 32 0 1 7 0 3 7.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Car 19 0 1 7 0 3 7.0 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @StL 16 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Car 38 0 2 14 0 2 7.0 0 0 1 -5 -5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 TB 0 0 1 41 1 1 41.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Phi 0 0 1 40 0 1 40.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Sea 0 0 2 69 0 2 34.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Robert Meachem  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   215 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.39 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.31 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.97 sec
WEAK
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   38 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   121 in
GOOD
Bench Press
Not Available
New Orleans Saints Team Injury Report
Probable
Questionable
Doubtful
No players listed.
Out
No players listed.

Robert Meachem: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Meachem did not practice Sunday due to back tightness, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)

After a disappointing season with the Chargers, Meachem returned to the Saints for 2013, where he caught 16 passes for 324 yards and two scores. His utility to the Saints is based largely on his blocking ability as a receiver, leaving him with minimal fantasy value. Meachem is too far down on the Saints' depth chart to warrant much fantasy consideration, although he remains a threat to score any week in an offense led by QB Drew Brees.
Meachem caught 16 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games for the Saints.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Meachem saw one target, but hauled it in for a 40-yard catch in the fourth quarter during Saturday's win over the Eagles in the NFC wild-card game.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Meachem caught one pass on one target, a 41-yard touchdown reception, in Sunday' regular-season finale against the Buccaneers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Meachem caught two passes on two targets for 78 yards in Sunday's win against the 49ers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Meachem caught one pass on one target for 17 yards in Sunday's win against the Cowboys.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Meachem had four catches on five targets for 93 yards Sunday against the Jets.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
According to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints ran the ball out of 50% of Meachem's 28 snaps in Monday's win against the Dolphins. He was only targeted once and did not catch a pass in the Saints' win.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Meachem was targeted only once, and he did not record a catch in Monday's win over the Dolphins. Meachem was only on the field for 28 of the Saints' 67 offensive snaps, reports ESPN.com.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

Subscribe now to see our 2014 outlook.

2013

Released by the Chargers in August of 2013.

2012

A former first-round draft pick with good size and speed, Meachem never graduated from role player to featured target in New Orleansí diverse offense. This year, he takes his wares to San Diego where he should compete for targets with talented but less established players in Vincent Brown and Malcom Floyd. At 6-2, 210, and able to beat defenses deep, Meachem put up strong per-play numbers again in 2011, 15.5 YPC, 10.3 YPT on 60 targets. While heíll no longer benefit from Sean Payton, Drew Brees and the Superdome, heíll be in a favorable passing environment with Philip Rivers and good weather year round. And that Meachem signed a four-year, $29 million deal with $14 million guaranteed is a good sign the Chargers intend to feature him more heavily than the Saints did. Meachem underwent minor arthroscopic knee surgery in late January, but was a full participant in the Chargers voluntary workouts in April and should be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp.

2011

After a mini breakout in the second half of 2009, Meachem didn't take the next step last year, remaining a talented role player rather than a primary target. At 6-3, 217 and plenty of deep speed, Meachem looks the part of a No. 1 receiver, and his per-play numbers Ė 9.7 YPT, 14.5 YPC Ė were excellent as usual. But the Saints spread the ball around to Marques Colston, Lance Moore and Devery Henderson as well as to their tight ends and backs, and Meachem apparently hasn't made the case that he deserves more than the 65 targets he's averaged the last two years. That could change with Henderson likely to be released and in any event, Drew Brees would probably use all of his weapons no matter who was on the roster. Meachem had offseason ankle surgery, but is expected to be fine for the start of training camp.

2010

It took him until Week 6 to get going, but the former first-round draft pick finally cashed in on some of his promise. Meachem parlayed his role in the highpowered Saints attack to the tune of 11.1 yards per target (2nd in the league among wideouts with 65 targets or more), 16.0 yards per catch, a 69 percent catch rate (3rd) and nine touchdowns. At 6-3, 210, Meachem is the full package ó big, strong and athletic enough to outleap and outfight defenders for the ball and fast enough to run by them. Heís tough to bring down in the open field and has good hands. Meachemís route running is still a work in progress, and while heís in one of the most prolific passing offenses in the league, heís but one of many options for Drew Brees at this point. Nonetheless, Meachemís 32-476-6 line in the second half of the year was comparable to teammate Marques Colstonís 33-478-3, only with twice as many touchdowns. And while Colstonís already at his peak, Meachem still has room to get better. Meachem had surgery to repair cartilage on the second toe of his left foot in May, but itís considered minor, and heís expected to be 100 percent for the start of training camp.

2009

Meachem is one of the most intriguing players on the Saints' roster. A first-round draft pick in 2007, he has shown flashes of his potential. However, with the Saints being deep at the wide receiver position, Meachem has struggled to find consistent playing time. In his third year as a pro, he is definitely a sleeper candidate in fantasy leagues thanks to the potency of the Saints' offensive attack behind Drew Brees.

2008

The Saints attempted by far the most passes in the NFL last season despite not having a reliable No. 2 receiver to complement Marques Colston. Devery Henderson is a one-dimensional speed guy, David Patten is long in the tooth and Lance Moore and Terrance Copper aren't every down players. That leaves Meachem, the team's first round draft pick last year who missed the season with a knee injury. At 6-3, 210, Meachem has excellent size and good burst, and he impressed coaches during spring minicamps. Now that he's finally healthy, Meachem should get a chance to claim a role in the offense.

2007

Someoneís got to play opposite Marques Colston, and if itís not Devery Henderson, it just might be Meachem, the 27th overall pick in this yearís draft. At 6-3, 210, and with good speed and excellent burst, Meachem can run by defenders and make acrobatic catches down the field. Heís stoutly built, and heís tough to bring down after the catch. Meachemís not a good route runner, however, he has concentration lapses and is prone to drops. Still with his physical tools and playing with Drew Brees in Sean Paytonís offense, thereís a lot of upside here Ė that is, if he lays off the Big Macs. Meachem showed up to spring minicamps overweight and out of shape.