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.
Posted: 11/25/2019 3:18 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 11 time for 54 yards and caught nine passes for 48 yards in a 34-31 win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 12.
Huddle Up: He continues to deliver pedestrian rushing totals, but Kamara has been piling up receptions since returning from an injury. He hasn't been the top fantasy back by any means, but he remains a steady RB1.
Posted: 11/17/2019 10:32 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 75 yards on 13 carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11. He also caught 10 passes for 47 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Kamara posted his second-best rushing game of the season this week and has caught 18 of his 20 targets over the last two weeks. He should be a starting option in all leagues this week against the Carolina Panthers.
Posted: 11/16/2019 2:45 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara will be 'unleashed' more against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Kamara logged four carries and had eight receptions in his return from knee and ankle injuries, and another week to heal up should only result in more work for the versatile back. He tallied 104 total yards against the Buccaneers back in Week 5, and Kamara will have his typical RB1 upside in the rematch.