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Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the New Orleans Saints

A fantasy football perspective on the team
<p> Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the New Orleans Saints</p>

What can the New Orleans Saints do for you this fantasy season? Check out Athlon Sports' team report as we break down the rookies, veteran players to watch and avoid, fantasy playoff schedule and more to help you get ready for the 2012 season.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 8

Alfonso Smith, Leon Washington and Dezmon Briscoe lead this week's waiver wire pickups.

It is Week 8, the fourth week of bye weeks, and some big names go on vacation this weekend, so run to the waiver wire for some much needed help. You need someone to step in and hold down the fort for a week, or maybe more in some cases.

WEEK 8 BYES: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, New York Jets, Oakland, Tampa Bay

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<p> Alfonso Smith, Leon Washington and Dezmon Briscoe lead this week's waiver wire pickups.</p>
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Reggie Bush Headed From Saints to Dolphins

The former Heisman Trophy winner and Kim Kardashian ex takes his talents to South Beach
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NFL News: The Miami Dolphins have reached contract terms with running back Reggie Bush, clearing the final hurdle to a trade between the Dolphins and New Orleans Saints.

NFL's Ten High-Priority Moves as Lockout Ends

With player transactions about to kick off, some teams have big moves to make
<p> With player transactions about to kick off, some teams have big moves to make.</p>

By Scott Henry (Twitter: @4QuartersRadio)

With free agency’s usual five-month time frame being condensed into five weeks, the phones of both team executives and the players they’re pursuing are about to be set ablaze with constant activity. Some teams would rather lay low, but the ten teams that follow have one available move that would fill a tremendous need, offer roster or cap flexibility, or simply get the fan base excited.