Posted: 6/22/2020 1:33 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara's 5.9 rush attempts per broken tackle in 2019 was the best rate among qualified rushers, and his 29 broken tackles were tied for the third most.
Huddle Up: Kamara's numbers slipped overall last season as he battled some nagging injuries and missed a couple of games, but he remained elusive when the ball was in his hands. More importantly, he still finished as a RB1 in PPR formats. He is one of the most versatile backs in the NFL, and if he is back to 100 percent, he could easily finish as a top-five fantasy option at his position.
Posted: 6/17/2020 2:39 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara stepped up in pass protection, made defenders miss whether he was in open space or in barely any space at all and ran through tackle attempts by people who had 70 pounds on him, according to running backs coach Joel Thomas.
Huddle Up: Kamara's numbers slipped a bit due to nagging back, knee and ankle injuries. He was still ninth in PPR fantasy points despite missing two games. He suffered in non-PPR formats, though, as he ranked just 15th. For a down year, that's not so bad. He remains a top-five option in PPR, but if you're in non-PPR formats, you might consider safer options that high.
Posted: 6/16/2020 2:27 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara 'played through a lot' in 2019, according to running backs coach Joel Thomas, who said Kamara dealt with knee, ankle and back injuries. Thomas also went on to say 'Kamara's 75 percent is a lot of people's 100 percent' and that was why he continued to play as much as he did.
Huddle Up: The back issue seemed to pale in comparison to his ankle and knee injuries. It took until mid-March before he said he was fully healthy. There is no question Kamara was not himself last season and every reason to believe he'll bounce back in a big way in 2020. Owners should be thrilled to land him if he begins to slide a bit in the first round of fantasy drafts.
Posted: 3/25/2020 3:47 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara was targeted only 11 times (seven receptions) and did not score a touchdown with those opportunities in 2019 after registering 20 catches and scoring three times on his 25 red zone targets in 2018.
Posted: 3/11/2020 12:41 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (leg) pronounced himself completely healthy Tuesday, March 10, after suggesting his leg was about '75 percent' last season.
Huddle Up: Kamara only missed two games with a high-ankle sprain last season, but it was obvious he was nowhere near his usual self for most of the second half of the season. When he is right, he is a PPR monster with 15-plus touchdown upside who is also a lock for 80-plus catches in the Saints' explosive offense. Kamara's lack of counting stats figures to make him a bit of a value pick in 2020 - one capable of rivaling Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley as the best running back in fantasy football.
Posted: 1/16/2020 6:25 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara could hold out in hopes of securing a long-term contract extension, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Triplett, who notes that the team's other top contributors from the 2017 draft class can have their fifth-year options picked up, whereas Kamara is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2020 season. Triplett also mentions that valuing Kamara may be difficult because despite his versatility he only plays about two-thirds of the team's offensive snaps.
Huddle Up: This is pure speculation at this point, but Triplett lays out a compelling case for a contractual impasse. It's just something to file away and keep an eye on once the offseason kicks into high gear.
Posted: 12/22/2019 11:05 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 11 times for 80 yards and two touchdowns in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans, his first multi-score game of the 2019 season. He also added six grabs for 30 yards on seven targets.
Huddle Up: This is the type of game fantasy owners have expected all season. If you made it to your championship game despite the frequent goose eggs in the touchdown column from Kamara, congrats. He and the Saints wrap up the regular season in Carolina in Week 17.
Posted: 12/17/2019 5:21 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 14 times for 66 yards and he added five receptions for 23 yards in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: It was expected Kamara would absolutely blow up this season with Mark Ingram out of the way, but he has a total of just one rushing touchdown, one receiving score and he hasn't topped 100 total scrimmage yards in the past three games.
Posted: 12/09/2019 2:17 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 13 times for 25 yards and caught four of six targets for 18 yards vs. the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8. He also lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: The star back hasn't scored since Week 3 and has touchdowns in that game only. He has has maintained double-digit PPR production in every game from Week 3 through Week 13 before this week's potential season-ending clunker. Should gamers have survived, he faces the Colts in Week 15 -- a defense that has been been stout of late vs. running backs of all types.
Posted: 11/29/2019 5:25 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara had 11 carries for 64 yards during the team's Week 13 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Kamara added four receptions for 23 yards; he was targeted eight times.
Huddle Up: Like seemingly everyone associated with the Saints' offense, Kamara looked a step slow Thursday night, particularly in the passing game -- he also appeared frozen as Atlanta recovered multiple onside kicks. To be frank, it hasn't been a great year for Kamara, who has just two touchdowns this season, both of which came back in Week 3, after scoring 18 times in 2018. He's far too talented and involved offensively to bench, but he hasn't delivered the kind of value you'd like to see out of a top-10 pick, either.