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RB Mark Ingram - New Orleans Saints

5-9, 215Born: 12-21-1989College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 1, pick 28

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Preseason player page

He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Sat Nov 22): practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this week.

General News (Fri Nov 21): practiced fully on Friday.

General News (Thu Nov 20): practiced fully on Thursday.

Week 12: vs Baltimore Ravens

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Mark Ingram continues to play well in the featured back role, with almost 100 yards combined last week (23/67/0 rushing with 7/30/0 receiving) and 79/289/2 rushing with 11/59/0 receiving to his credit over the past three games (while Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas have been sidelined). Travaris Cadet has chipped in 5/10/0 rushing and 10/78/0 receiving in Thomas' stead, but Ingram is the featured back for the Saints right now. Stay tuned to Footballguys.com's Players in the News this week to see if Robinson or Thomas is able to get back in the mix for Week 12 - a return by either guy would likely erode some of Ingram's touches away from him. The Ravens' rush D is now ranked fifth in the NFL averaging 84.5 yards given up per game, with six rushing scores surrendered to date. Tennessee managed 22/67/0 rushing at M and T Bank Stadium two weeks ago, while the Steelers posted 25/55/0 rushing vs. Baltimore two games ago. Ingram is on a tear, but the Ravens are no pushover in this phase of the game - this looks like a tough matchup for the Saints' running backs.

Recent Stats and Projections

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8 vs GB 24 172 1 2 1 3 0 0
9 at CAR 30 100 2 2 1 10 0 0
10 vs SF 27 120 0 5 3 19 0 0
11 vs CIN 23 67 0 7 7 30 0 0
12 vs BAL PROJ-Dodds 19 * * 2 * * *
12 vs BAL PROJ-Tremblay 19 * * 2 * * *
12 vs BAL PROJ-Bloom 18 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 9 vs CAR (30 / 100 / 2 rush, 2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

While Ingram found less space to run than last week, he still ran with power and physicality as the Saints offense leaned heavily upon as a workhorse back. Ingram played 65% of the snaps (which is about double what he was getting when Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas were healthy) and he again made the most of his opportunity. Ingram set the tone for the game from the very first snap when he plowed forward for three yards despite being met in the backfield by two Panthers defenders. Ingram scored the first touchdown of the game after a Panthers' fumble set the Saints up with the ball inside the Carolina 5-yard-line. After pounding it down to the two on 1st down, Ingram hit pay dirt on 2nd down as he ran off right tackle and powered his way into the end zone. The Saints' relied on Ingram to salt the game away in the 4th quarter and he delivered. Ingram had 6 carries on the final game-clinching drive and finished it off with a 3-yard TD run out of the shotgun.

2014 Week 10 vs SF (27 / 120 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)

Ingram has been a huge bright spot for the Saints offense since returning from injury and he continued his strong run of play despite facing a stingy San Francisco run defense. It was a meat-and-potatoes type of performance for Ingram as he did almost all of his work between the tackles. There was very little flash and no run went for more than 11 yards, but Ingram was still able to average an impressive 4.4 YPC. He regularly fell forward on contact and ran with strength, determination and confidence. Ingram was a little bit more involved in the passing offense as he regularly leaked out of the backfield and sat down in the middle of the field a few yards beyond the line of scrimmage to add a safe outlet for Brees.

2014 Week 11 vs CIN (23 / 67 / 0 rush, 7 / 7 / 30 / 0 rec)

Ingram continues to run hard, but there was very little room to operate against the Bengals in Week 11. While the Bengals have been gashed by the run in recent weeks, the Week 11 return of key run stoppers LB Rey Maualuga and DT Brandon Thompson made the unit look more like the top 5 run defense they have been in recent seasons. Ingram has had a lot of carries over the past month and is starting to show some signs of fatigue, as he didn't look quite as explosive as he had previously. Ingram had three opportunities to find pay dirt in the early 2nd quarter. He had a 2nd-and-goal carry from the 4 but found zero space and was thrown for a 2-yard-loss. The Bengals were called for unnecessary roughness for throwing body-slamming Ingram after the whistle, which set the Saints up with 1st-and-goal from the 2. After an incompletion, Ingram got two more cracks at pounding it in and he took it straight up the guy both times only to be stonewalled just shy of the end zone. The biggest positive for fantasy owners is that Ingram has seen his usage in the passing game increase every game and he led the Saints in receptions against the Bengals. Ingram has done a good job of making himself available as an outlet for Brees and with the effectiveness of the Bengals' pass rush and tight downfield coverage, Brees checked down to Ingram early and often.

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Latest News

Saints | Mark Ingram practices in full again (Fri Nov 21, 04:28 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) practiced in full for the second straight day Friday, Nov. 21.

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Saints | Full practice for Mark Ingram (Thu Nov 20, 05:34 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 20.

Our View: We expect a great game from Ingram, bouncing back from last week's sub-100 yard totals (he still had 97 combined yards though). Prior to that he had run for more than 100 yards for three straight games. He's a great RB2.
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Saints | Mark Ingram expected to play (Fri Nov 14, 04:11 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 14, and is listed as probable for Week 11.

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Saints | Mark Ingramís status not in doubt (Thu Nov 13, 06:07 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) was limited in practice again Thursday, Nov. 13, but his status doesnít appear to be in doubt for Week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Ingram has carried the ball 57 times in the last two games while dealing with his shoulder ailment.

Our View: Ingram is a RB1 this week at home against the Bengals. He said that his body has become used to the heavy workload.
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Saints | Limited practice for Mark Ingram (Wed Nov 12, 10:27 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Our View: The Saints are likely to be without both Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson. Ingram should be a full participant in practice on Friday, and he should have a big workload in Week 11. He's a RB1 at home against Cincinnati this week.
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Schedule

12vs Baltimore Ravens
13@ Pittsburgh Steelers
14vs Carolina Panthers
15@ Chicago Bears
16vs Atlanta Falcons
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers