RB Mark Ingram - New Orleans Saints
|5-9, 215||Born: 12-21-1989||College: Alabama||Drafted: Round 1, pick 28|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): Ingram wasn't used much in his return as the Saints didn't try to push back much against the Lions run defense, and he's also in a backfield that will continue to be split three or four ways. It's hard to give him more than what the heck flex value after he was approaching RB2 value before his injury.
Week 8: vs Green Bay Packers
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. The Saints' backs utterly failed last week - Pierre Thomas got hurt early (shoulder injury) and is out for a few weeks. Khiry Robinson (3/26/0 rushing) was held behind a rusty Mark Ingram (10/16/0 rushing with 2/13/0 receiving, NOT what his fantasy owners wanted to see) last week, but may inherit some of Thomas' work in the rushing phase this week. Travaris Cadet handled nine targets for 6/51/0 receiving last week and may end up being the passing-down back with Thomas out. There are still a lot of mouths to feed on this unit even though Thomas is out of the picture. The Packers average 147.9 rushing yards allowed per game (31st in the NFL) with seven rushing scores given up to date. Carolina managed 25/108/0 rushing at Lambeau Field last week; Miami had 23/112/1 rushing two games ago. During October, the defensive front has tightened up somewhat in this phase of the game. At home in N'Arlins, we give the Saints multi-headed monster the edge.
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2014 Week 7 vs DET (10 / 16 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Ingram returned after a four-week absence to lead the Saints in carries and was especially involved on early downs. Like all the Saints RBs, he found very little room to operate against a stout Lions front four that controlled the line of scrimmage. Most of Ingram's carries went for short gains or a loss of yards with the Lions penetrating and meeting him in the backfield. Ingram did run hard and looked like the same player who impressed in the first two weeks and preseason. Against a weaker run defense, expect him to again be effective in rolling up some yardage.
Latest NewsSaints | Mark Ingram a full go (Fri Oct 17, 04:39 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and is probable for Week 7. Our View: The Saints backfield will go back to being a three, if not four-headed affair that frustrates fantasy owners. Against a fierce defense like the Lions, none of them look like compelling plays.
link to story Saints | Full practice for Mark Ingram (Thu Oct 16, 05:25 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand) practiced in full for the second straight week Thursday, Oct. 16. Our View: Ingram might be fighting for his job when he comes back as Khiry Robinson has had some good days. Still, Ingram looked pretty good before the injury so keep an eye on his status for when he comes back. We like him as a RB3/flex play in his first week back.
link to story Saints | Mark Ingram may share carries (Thu Oct 16, 11:12 AM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (thumb) received a majority of the carries during the first two games of the season, but head coach Sean Payton said the team has not decided how they will split the carries in Week 7. RB Khiry Robinson filled in for Ingram while he was out and has rushed for 304 yards and two touchdowns in five games this season. Our View: Did Ingram just get Wally Pipp'd? Maybe, but it's fair to say that Robinson looked as good or better than Ingram has in his career during a much shorter span. This hurts both of their values of course, thought Robinson was a decent RB3 no more. Right now he's more of a low-end RB3 or RB4 and Ingram is a shaky RB3.
link to story Saints | Mark Ingram 100 percent ready (Wed Oct 15, 07:30 PM) - Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (thumb) said he hasn't been limited at all after returning to practice this week, and he no longer has a brace on his hand. 'I'm ready to go full go, 100 percent, full tilt,' Ingram said. 'I've been getting all the reps in practice. They haven't babied me or eased me into practice, so I've been doing everything, catching, running, blocking, everything.' However, head coach Sean Payton has been mum on how the team will split repetitions between Ingram and RBs Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions. Our View: It will be good to see Ingram back out there. In his first week back, we like Ingram as a RB3/flex play for your fantasy team. It's a tough matchup, and we're unsure how the carries will be divided.
link to story Saints | Mark Ingram practices, expects to play (Wed Oct 15, 05:28 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 15, and said he plans to play in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions. RB Khiry Robinson had been taking most of the snaps in Ingram's absence. 'We'll see how we handle that on Sunday,' said head coach Sean Payton. 'Obviously we value depth at that position.' Our View: We might see Ingram wear a small brace on his hand, but his fracture has healed completely. Before his injury, Ingram was the best Saints back to start for fantasy owners. In his first week back--against a tough Lions defense--we can only recommend him as a RB3/flex play in Week 7.
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