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Lynn Bowden

#5 WR,


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25 yrs


6'1'' / 204 lbs




Tallies two touches Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Bowden gathered in his only target for five yards during Sunday's 48-17 win over the Falcons. He also rushed once for a two-yard loss.

Bowden got some action late in this blowout win for the Saints. The 26-year-old logged two touches with less than eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, which likely indicates that he would not have seen any true playing time if it had not been a blowout. Bowden stepped up when starting slot receiver Rashid Shaheed was sidelined with injury Week 13 and Week 14, but he latter's role fell back to the wayside over the final three games of the season. Across 15 games in the 2023 campaign, he logged 11 catches (on 16 targets) for 83 yards to go along with five rushing attempts for 32 yards.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
9 IND Outdoor 78° 0.0 103rd 0.00-5.039.500000.0000%0000%50%0%50%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 7 10.81.6163rd3.02.6230.
Away Outdoor 3 21.50.9533rd4.32.7150.
Away Dome 1 13.60.9383rd3.

Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2020 23 MIA 10 4 54 227th372821107.5440%8107%67%0%27%
2022 25 NE 1 0 0 251th00000.0000%0000%50%0%50%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Catches on pass Week 17

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Bowden reeled in his only target for six yards during Sunday's 23-13 win versus the Buccaneers.

Bowden caught a pass for the fifth time in the last six games for the Saints. His one reception marked merely a minor bump in production after the 26-year-old failed to log a target during last week's loss to the Rams. He was also once again overshadowed by top slot receiver Rashid Shaheed, who was back in the fold for the third game in a row after missing time with a thigh injury. The latter wideout logged two receptions on three targets while also handling returner duties on both punts and kickoffs. With Shaheed seemingly fully healthy, it's likely that Bowden will keep remain an afterthought in terms of fantasy relevance during the Week 18 matchup versus the Falcons.

Logs zero targets Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-23

Bowden compiled zero targets during Thursday's 30-22 defeat versus the Rams.

Bowden's playing time came back down to earth, as he played just 22 percent of offensive snaps Week 16 after playing between 57 to 77 percent of snaps in each of the previous four contests. The 26-year-old had helped fill in for the absence of starting wideout and starting slot receiver Rashid Shaheed, who missed two games in a row with a thigh injury before returning Week 15. But, the latter wideout saw his playing time take a significant jump Thursday, catching five of nine targets for 70 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, Bowden failed to log a target for the first time in the last five games, as Saints quarterback Derek Carr was clearly locked in on Shaheed, top wideout Chris Olave, and tight end Juwan Johnson. This trio was targeted on 29 of Carr's 40 passing attempts, and rookie wideout A.T. Perry was the recipient of a 35-yard touchdown during the team's comeback attempt late in the fourth quarter. It's unlikely that Bowden will play much of a factor as the Saints continue pushing for a playoff spot over the final two weeks of the regular season.

Logs season-best performance

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-17

Bowden gathered in three of five targets for 31 yards during Sunday's 24-6 victory versus the Giants.

Bowden recorded his most productive performance of the season despite the return of starter Rashid Shaheed, whom led the Saints' wide receivers in yards (36) after he was absent the previous two games with a thigh injury. The reserve receiver actually tied with running back Alvin Kamara and tight end Foster Moreau for a team high in targets. Bowden also continued to handle return duties on kickoffs, and he's now logged eight receptions (on 10 targets) for 60 yards. His minimal production over this span likely indicates he'll continue to play a negligible role this Thursday versus the Rams even if No. 1 wideout Chris Olave (ankle) remains inactive and/or Michael Thomas (knee) remains on IR.

Logs four receptions Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-10

Bowden hauled in all four targets for 24 yards during Sunday's 28-6 victory over Carolina.

Bowden continued to fill in for injured starter Rashid Shaheed (thigh), who was inactive for the second game in a row Week 14. The latter wideout has been a big playmaker as both a downfield receiver and an explosive threat after the catch. In his absence, Bowden has mostly just filled in as a receiving target on screens and passes at-or-near the line of scrimmage to go along with punt-return responsibilities. The 26-year-old did record the Saints' second-longest play from scrimmage with a 15-yard reception in the fourth quarter, and he logged their second-most targets behind No. 1 wideout Chris Olave (five) and running back Alvin Kamara (five). This goes to show the severe shortcomings in the team's passing offense, and it doesn't look like Bowden will be able to replicate Shaheed's overall receiving value even if he remains sidelined Week 15 against the Giants.

Nets negative-one yard Week 13

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-04

Bowden hauled in his only target for five yards during Sunday's 33-28 defeat against Detroit. He also logged two rushes for negative-six yards.

Bowden continued to fill the role usually occupied by starting wideout Rashid Shaheed, who was ruled inactive Sunday while dealing a thigh issue sustained Week 12. As a result, the 26-year-old backup receiver played a season high 48 offensive snaps. He also once again got involed in the rushing game as an option on end-around and stretch runs, seeing two carries early in the fourth quarter. But, he was stopped for a 10-yard loss on his second carry, and he then did not factor in for the remainder of the game aside from fielding punts. While stepping up over the last two weeks, the 6-foot wideout has tallied five touches for 41 total yards. Bowden should once again see significant playing time -- though likely minimal production -- if Shaheed remains out Week 14 against Carolina.

Steps up in injured receiving corps

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-27

Bowden failed to catch either of his two targets during Sunday's 24-15 defeat versus the Falcons.

Bowden saw his most significant usage of the season to help fill in for the Saints' injury-riddled receiving corps. With Michael Thomas (knee) already on injured reserve, New Orleans became extremely short handed after Chris Olave (concussion) and Rashid Shaheed (thigh) were both forced out with injuries. As a result, Bowden played a season-high 46 offensive snaps and went on to account for his team's third-longest play from scrimmage on a 29-yard carry in the fourth quarter. The 6-foot wideout also had two targets wiped off the board due to penalties, including a 14-yard reception in the third quarter. Bowden's capability as a rusher on end-arounds and as a punt returner could continue to net him increased playing time in Shaheed remains sidelined against Detroit in Week 13.

Joins active roster

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-13

New Orleans signed Bowden to its 53-man roster Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

A little more than two weeks after being cut from the practice squad, Bowden has now found his way onto the active roster. As long as Chris Olave, Michael Thomas and Rashid Shaheed remain healthy though, there's not going to be many targets left for the Saints' other wideouts.

Cut by New Orleans

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-29

The Saints waived Bowden on Tuesday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Bowden signed with the Saints in mid-June, but he was unable to make enough of an impact to earn a spot on the 53-man roster. He's struggled to find a role in the NFL over the past few seasons, as he spent time with the Raiders, Dolphins and Patriots before joining the Saints this summer. It's unclear whether he'll draw interest from other clubs ahead of the 2023 campaign.

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