Marques Colston Has Broken Collarbone, out 4 Weeks

Kevin Hanson@EDSFootballAnalyst IIISeptember 9, 2011

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 28:  Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints is dragged down at the one yard line by Tyvon Branch #33 of the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter during an NFL pre-season football game at the O.co Coliseum August 28, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Not only did the Saints lose to the Packers in their opener, they have lost their best receiver for four weeks to a broken collarbone.

Per Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, Marques Colston suffered the broken collarbone in last night's loss and will miss approximately four weeks.

Colston, who finished with six receptions for 81 yards, has finished with 1,000-plus yards in four of his five NFL seasons. He missed five games in the season he didn't finish with 1,000 yards.

Last night, a groin injury kept Lance Moore out of the lineup.

Based on ownership in Yahoo! fantasy leagues, the team's next two receivers on the depth chart are available in at least half of leagues. Robert Meachem is owned in 50 percent of Yahoo! leagues and Devery Henderson is owned in only 12 percent of leagues.

Meachem, the team's first-round pick in 2007, finished with five receptions for 70 yards and a score last night. Henderson had six receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown.

If Moore can't play against the Bears in Week 2, Meachem and Henderson should be owned and in starting lineups next week.

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