MOST DISAPPOINTING PLAYER: Wide receiver Willie Snead IV was expected to be the primary complement to Michael Thomas, but it never happened. Snead missed the first three games of the season while suspended for an offseason DUI, then suffered a hamstring injury as soon as he returned. He never found a niche in the offense, catching just eight passes as newcomer Ted Ginn Jr. established himself as the No. 2 receiver and Brandon Coleman used his blocking ability to secure a more significant role than Snead.
MOST SURPRISING PLAYER: Running back Alvin Kamara caught head coach Sean Payton's eye during a pre-draft workout at the University of Tennessee, but Payton later said that if he knew just how good Kamara would be he wouldn't have waited until the third round to draft him. Kamara earned a Pro-Bowl selection while thriving in both the running game and the passing game.