Posted: 9/22/2020 3:32 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 13 times for 79 yards and two touchdowns and he also added team highs with nine receptions, 95 yards and nine targets in Week 2 against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Huddle Up: Kamara was the apple of Drew Brees' eye with Michael Thomas inactive due to injury. Kamara is off to a monster start for fantasy owners, posting just 95 rushing yards in two games, but he has three rushing scores with 14 receptions, 146 receiving yards and another score through the air. Next up is a home game against the Green Bay Packers on SNF in Week 3.
Posted: 9/14/2020 5:57 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara was held to 16 yards but scored a touchdown on 12 carries in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kamara also added 51 yards receiving and another score on five catches.
Huddle Up: Replay overturned a potential third score late in the game. Latavius Murray's usage and Kamara's lackluster yardage numbers may have some folks panicking a bit, but one of the best parts of being a fantasy owner of Kamara is that head coach Sean Payton does a good job of managing his workload and giving him high-leverage touches. This allows Kamara to deliver quite often in the toughest of matchups, which this one was. Play Kamara with confidence once again in Week 2 versus the Las Vegas Raiders.
Posted: 9/12/2020 4:33 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara and the team on Saturday, Sept. 12, reached agreement on a five-year contract extension worth $75 million in new money, according to sources. The deal is worth $77.133 million overall, and includes a $15 million signing bonus.
Huddle Up: A deal had been rumored to be close after Kamara expressed unrest in training camp over his contract. Now it seems all systems are go for a locked-in RB1 year for Kamara, who is due some positive touchdown regression after scoring a career-low six times a season ago.
Posted: 9/08/2020 2:30 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara is nearing a contract extension with the club Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Huddle Up: Kamara is an elite RB1, but he falls to the midrange in non-PPR formats.
Posted: 9/07/2020 6:30 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara told reporters Monday, Sept. 7, that last week's back issues weren't 'anything to worry about' and 'just required some rest.' Kamara also noted it happened in camp last year as well.
Huddle Up: Kamara dealt with a back issue in addition to his other injury problems last year, but fantasy owners in particular started to panic when reports of him needing an epidural began to surface. It appears neither the team nor Kamara is overly concerned about it now as the two sides continue to chip away at getting an extension done. Fantasy owners can probably feel confident about taking him inside the top five picks of drafts again, although it is highly advisable to handcuff him to Latavius Murray just in case.
Posted: 9/03/2020 1:16 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (back) received an injection to calm inflammation in his SI joint, and the team doesn't consider the injury a big deal.
Huddle Up: Kamara has resumed practicing, further easing any concerns about his healthy. There have also been rumblings that he is unhappy with his current contract, but fantasy owners should continue to make him a first-round pick in all formats.
Posted: 9/02/2020 10:28 pm UTC
Updating an ongoing story, New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (back) returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Huddle Up: Fantasy managers should be continuing to draft Kamara as though he'll be the Saints' top running back this season. He's an RB1 in all formats.
Posted: 9/01/2020 11:18 pm UTC
Updating an ongoing story, New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara intends to practice Wednesday, Sept. 2. He missed several days after receiving an epidural shot in his back Thursday, Aug. 27.
Posted: 9/01/2020 11:11 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara could potentially be traded if the two sides are unable to come to an agreement on a long-term contract, according to Jeff Duncan of The Athletic. Duncan says the Saints would be seeking a first-round pick in return.
Huddle Up: Fantasy managers should be stashing Latavius Murray and even Ty Montgomery as late-round picks until this saga sorts itself out. Murray knows the offense and rushed for 637 yards and five touchdowns over 16 games and eight starts last year, but Montgomery is a better pass-catcher and could more closely replicate Kamara's skillset.
Posted: 9/01/2020 9:05 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara has not asked for or demanded a trade, according to him and his agent Tuesday, Sept. 1. They believe they are actively negotiating and making progress on a contract extension and Kamara has been in the team building every day.