RB Heath Evans - New Orleans Saints

6-0, 240Born: 12-30-1978College: AuburnDrafted: Round 3, pick

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Week 3: at Seattle Seahawks

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FBG says: Tough matchup. The New Orleans Saints backfield in 2019 lacks one major piece of the 2018 unit: Mark Ingram. Ingram left in free agency to sign with the Baltimore Ravens, and the Saints brought in Latavius Murray to fill the void left by his departure. Throughout 2018, when both Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram were healthy, Kamara typically played around 60-percent of offensive snaps. In 2019, without Ingram, Kamara's snap share has risen to above 66-percent. Kamara is also carrying the ball at a higher rate within the Saints' offense this season than he did in 2018. Directing touches and carries within the offense towards one of the NFL's most-talented running backs will undoubtedly pay dividends in the long-run for the New Orleans Saints, especially considering the strength of the team's offensive line. The bruisers up front for the New Orleans Saints are arguably the best in the entire NFL. No matter who is running the ball for New Orleans, the Saints will likely field one of the league's best rushing attacks, but having Alvin Kamara, one of the best players in the league with the ball in his hands certainly helps. The Seattle Seahawks opened the season with consecutive games against teams whose starting running back exited early due to injury. In the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Mixon left the game in the third quarter thanks to an ankle injury. The loss of the team's number-one back, coupled with a second-half comeback attempt, led the Bengals to attempt just 14 runs in week one. In week two, James Conner left the game in the fourth quarter due to a knee injury. Jaylen Samuels took over at running back in Conner's absence. Again, as the Steelers attempted to mount a second-half comeback, they were forced away from the ground-game, only attempting 15 rushes throughout the game. While the unit has seen little action through two games, when Seattle's run defense has been called upon, they have answered. Led by linebackers Mychal Kendricks, Bobby Wagner, and K.J. Wright, the Seahawks defense has allowed just 3.8 yards-per-carry entering week 3, the 10th-best mark in the NFL. Seattle has neither faced an offensive line as strong as that of the Saints nor a running back of Alvin Kamara's caliber through two games, which makes this an exceptionally intriguing clash of presumed-strength-against-strength.

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3@ Seattle Seahawks
4vs Dallas Cowboys
5vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6@ Jacksonville Jaguars
7@ Chicago Bears
8vs Arizona Cardinals
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12vs Carolina Panthers
13@ Atlanta Falcons
14vs San Francisco 49ers
15vs Indianapolis Colts
16@ Tennessee Titans
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