Posted: 8/10/2019 11:08 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara is expected to approach the 61 percent of snaps he played over the final 12 games of last season after Mark Ingram returned from suspension as opposed to the 82 percent of snaps he saw in the first four games, according to comments made by head coach Sean Payton.
'It will be similar to what we've been seeing. We've been pleased with the balance we've had with him. We think it's been a good count. ... Look, is one player taking exactly Mark Ingram's reps? I can't tell you that right now. And yet I think there's that presumption that Alvin's going to get more. And I think our pitch count and how we've played and utilized him has been really good,' Payton said.
Huddle Up: Payton has been a backfield committee advocate since arriving in New Orleans in 2006 and he isn't about to stop now, but this news doesn't really hurt Kamara's fantasy stock so much as it limits his ceiling. If Latavius Murray ends up being a suitable replacement for Ingram, then Kamara can resume the role he's enjoyed his first two seasons when he finished as a top-five fantasy back. If Murray doesn't, Kamara will likely see a heavier workload. Either way, Kamara is easily worth a top-four pick in drafts.
Posted: 6/16/2019 6:06 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara will be tasked with an expanded role in 2019 with the departure of backfield mate Mark Ingram. 'I'm so anxious to see like, 'What else?'' Kamara said recently. 'You know what I'm saying? What else could I do? Where else could I line up? How else could I be successful? That's the best part of this profession for me. What's the next step you're going to take? 'Ok, he was good last year. How are you going to prove that you are what you are?''
Huddle Up: Kamara went from 201 touches as a rookie to 275 this past season with 81 receptions each season. Latavius Murray has been added to help shoulder the RB load, but look for another 275-plus touches this season for Kamara who should be one of the first five RBs off the board in any fantasy draft format this summer.
Posted: 5/31/2019 12:05 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, May 30, because of an illness.
Huddle Up: Kamara should be back on the field in the a few days. He will receive most of the work at running back this upcoming season and should be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 5/05/2019 4:05 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara was lined up in the slot on 18.9 percent of his receiving snaps in the 2018 season -- the fourth most among running backs with at least 25 slot snaps.
Huddle Up: Kamara's 162 receptions over his first two seasons rank second among running backs since 2017 while his 1,535 receiving yards are tops. He's one of the first few players who should some come off the board in PPR drafts, especially now that Mark Ingram has departed for the Ravens.
Posted: 1/21/2019 8:01 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara became just the second running back ever to catch at least 11 passes in a conference championship game. San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon caught 11 passes in the NFC Championship game last year with the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Kamara is arguably the best receiving threat out the backfield in all of football. He has caught 81 balls in each of his first two seasons and must be drafted in the first round, especially with Drew Brees expected to return.
Posted: 1/20/2019 11:01 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed eight times for just 15 yards in the NFC Championship Game loss against the Los Angeles Rams and he hauled in 11 receptions for 96 yards on 13 targets.
Huddle Up: Kamara showed he was able to co-exists with Mark Ingram in the backfield and be a productive fantasy option, especially for those in PPR leagues. If the duo splits the workload again in 2019 in the Crescent City, Kamara is still a must-start across the board in all fantasy formats.
Posted: 1/14/2019 12:01 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 16 times for 71 yards and caught four passes for 35 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Kamara continues to deliver for fantasy owners thanks in large part to his versatility as a runner and receiver. Expect more of the same against the Rams in the conference title game. Kamara piled up 116 total yards and three touchdowns in a win over the Rams back in Week 9.
Posted: 12/24/2018 3:12 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed seven times for 23 yards and two touchdowns in Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he tacked on four catches for 82 yards on six targets.
Huddle Up: The Saints locked up the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs so it's conceivable the team could either limit the snaps of their key components or rest them completely in a meaningless Week 17 game, so keep that in mind if your fantasy league rolls into the final week.
Posted: 12/18/2018 3:12 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 14 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers on Monday, Dec. 17, and he added 36 yards on seven receptions.
Huddle Up: Kamara and Mark Ingram were grinding it out on the ground, but the offenses were both struggling in this surprisingly defensively battle. If you had Kamara going, he was easily the fantasy player of the night. The Saints will host the Steelers in Week 16 in the Big Easy.
Posted: 12/09/2018 11:12 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 12 times for 51 yards in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added five grabs for 36 yards on six targets.
Huddle Up: Kamara split the carries with Mark Ingram and the production was similar, with Kamara doing better in the pass game. The Saints will play another divisional game on the road against the Carolina Panthers on Monday night in Week 15.