Quarterback: Advantage, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees is returning so the advantage automatically goes to the Saints. Drew Brees is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time and his counterpart is a rookie in Kyler Murray.
Murray has been exciting to watch early in young career but right now, even Teddy Bridgewater would have gotten the advantage over the rook.
Running back: Advantage, Arizona Cardinals
This might sound ridiculous but even if Alvin Kamara plays in this game then I still think the advantage goes to the Cardinals. A banged-up Kamara might not be that great, and while Latavius Murray was good last week, I still have to see more from him.
David Johnson is also questionable for this game but the Cardinals back up, Chase Edmonds, has been solid. You could absolutely make the case that he also has more to prove but he had a massive game last week and has been solid throughout the year.
If Kamara was 100 percent in this game then it would be a different story.
Wide receiver: Advantage, New Orleans Saints
However, the Cardinals’ best receiver is an aging Larry Fitzgerald, who has been good, not great, this year. Both receiving corps is thin in terms of depth and the Saints have the better top guy.
Tight end: Advantage, Arizona Cardinals
Clay and Williams both have similar numbers to Josh Hill, who is the Saints’ primary tight end without Cook. Because of the injury to Cook, the Cardinals get the advantage but it still is not a great position.
Offensive line: Advantage, New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints have one of the best offensive lines in football and they proved that yet again against the Chicago Bears last week. Not many teams can say that they have a better offensive line than the Saints—the Arizona Cardinals are not one of those teams.
The Cardinals have one of the worst offensive lines in football that simply does not come close to the Saints.