Posted: 7/13/2021 3:29 am GMT
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara led all running backs last season with nine drops, per Pro Football Reference.
Huddle Up: To put that number into some perspective, Kamara was charged with eight drops over the previous two seasons combined. It's not a huge deal insomuch that he still caught 77.6 percent of his targets, but it does illustrate that the quality - not to mention the quantity - of his targets dropped while Taysom Hill kept the seat warm for an injured Drew Brees. Kamara is a riskier bet now than at any point since his rookie season, but he still deserves to go in the middle to later part of the first round in fantasy drafts.
Posted: 3/02/2021 12:49 am GMT
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara scored a league-high 16 rushing touchdowns inside the red zone in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Kamara is more than just a great receiving option out of the backfield and this is more proof of that. The 25-year-old has yet to log 200 carries in any of his four seasons but has somehow managed to post at least 14 rushing scores in two of those years. If we forgive Kamara for his injury-plagued 2019 campaign, he has produced at least 13 total TDs in every other season.
Posted: 3/01/2021 4:27 am GMT
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara has tallied 58 catches of at least 15 yards since entering the league in 2017 - the most by any running back over that span - according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Kamara is the proud owner of 326 catches since becoming a Saint, so he's had a lot of opportunities to create big plays. With that said, the four-time Pro Bowler deserves plenty of credit for this stat as he has forced a league-high 79 missed tackles on those receptions. The likely retirement of Drew Brees figures to drop Kamara from the elite group of fantasy running backs, but it shouldn't keep him from serving as a solid RB1 option.
Posted: 2/21/2021 7:15 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara recorded 734 yards after the catch this season, which led the NFL.
Huddle Up: Kamara is an outstanding player with the ball in his hands and should continue to be a focal point on offense for the Saints. He likely will be a first-round pick in fantasy drafts and will be a weekly starting option.
Posted: 2/16/2021 1:45 am GMT
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara has forced a league-high 79 missed tackles on receptions since entering the league in 2017, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Kamara's case is helped in that he has piled up 326 receptions over that time, but it's still a highly impressive feat for a running back to force a defender to miss a tackle on roughly a quarter of his catches. The four-time Pro Bowler may enter the 2021 season without Drew Brees boosting his catch totals for the first time in his pro career, which may signal the beginning of the end of his status as an elite PPR fantasy back. Be that as it may, he should still be considered a strong first-round option in fantasy drafts until further notice.
Posted: 1/09/2021 10:02 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (illness) was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Jan. 9.
Huddle Up: Kamara appears to be on track to play in the playoff game, but fantasy players should check the inactive list to make sure. He will be involved in the running and passing game if active and should be a starting option in all leagues.
Posted: 1/08/2021 1:16 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (illness) posted on Twitter that he'll be back for the Wild Card playoff game Sunday, Jan. 10.
Huddle Up: Kamara will be one of the best options at running back in PPR playoff leagues.
Posted: 1/07/2021 7:27 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (illness) is participating in practices remotely this week via advanced video technology, per sources, as the Saints prepare for their wild-card game Sunday, Jan. 10, against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Kamara remains on track to return after missing the regular-season finale, but we'll likely have to keep monitoring his status through pre-game Sunday.
Posted: 1/04/2021 1:10 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (illness) is likely to be back for the Wild Card round of the playoffs against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Kamara would be a high-end RB1 in playoff leagues, but his conditioning might be in question.
Posted: 1/01/2021 10:02 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (illness) reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 twice this week and has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers. He will likely be placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Jan. 1, and may also be unable to play in the team's playoff game next week.
Huddle Up: This news will not have a huge impact on the Saints this weekend - they are going to secure either the No. 2 or No. 3 seed in the NFC regardless of the outcome of the Carolina game - but it is a crushing blow if he can't clear the COVID protocols in time for the team's first playoff game next weekend. Latavius Murray will be expected to handle a full workload versus the Panthers and could take on a bigger role than usual in the first round of the playoffs even if Kamara plays considering how little practice he will have had before the game.