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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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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Wed Dec 17): Ingram needed a garbage time touchdown to bail out his owners, but Week 16 brings a return to the Superdome and a potentially high-scoring matchup against Atlanta. He'll be a good flex play for the championship.

Week 16: vs Atlanta Falcons

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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12 vs BAL 11 27 0 2 2 15 0 0
13 at PIT 23 122 0 2 2 -1 0 0
14 vs CAR 10 43 0 2 2 13 0 1
15 at CHI 17 59 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 vs ATL PROJ-Dodds 18 * * 2 * * *
16 vs ATL PROJ-Tremblay 19 * * 0 * * *
16 vs ATL PROJ-Bloom 14 * * 1 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 13 vs PIT (23 / 122 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / -1 / 0 rec)

Ingram ran hard and was effective in keeping the Saints ahead of schedule with positive gains on 1st and 2nd down through most of the game. However, there was not a lot of room for Ingram to run and he rarely got to the 2nd level of the defense. Ingram did show a nice burst on a 4th quarter run in which he galloped for 31 yards. He broke through the line of scrimmage untouched and outran a Steelers LB down the left sideline for a big gain down to the 7-yard-line that setup a Marques Colston TD the next play. Unlike past weeks, Ingram had no carries near the goal line. The Saints hit on three longer touchdown throws and also passed for two touchdowns on 1st-and-goal from inside the five. Overall, it was a strong, workman-like performance for Ingram who at this point (with Thomas back in the lineup) is fairly touchdown dependent from a fantasy perspective. Ingram looks like a strong RB2 for the fantasy playoffs with a decent floor (he should get 15+ carries every game) and some upside if he is able to find the end zone.

2014 Week 14 vs CAR (10 / 43 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

The game script could not have been written more poorly for Ingram with the Saints falling behind 17-0 midway through the 1st quarter. Of course, Ingram had his hand in creating the deficit. He fumbled on the Saints 2nd offensive play. He caught the ball near the sideline and turned to head up field but had the ball punched out from behind. Aside from the fumble, Ingram played fairly well. The Saints stuck with him for a long time before shutting him down for the 4th quarter when the game was out of reach. Despite the poor production, there is a silver lining for Ingram owners as the Saints stuck with him almost exclusively over Thomas and Cadet despite trailing big early. With a better game script, expect Ingram to get back to putting up 100 yards rushing games.

2014 Week 15 vs CHI (17 / 59 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ingram's snaps were back down to early season levels as the Saints heavily rotated backs with both Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas back to full health and playing well. He was able to salvage an otherwise forgettable day with a garbage-time touchdown late in the 4th quarter. He took the handoff heading up the middle, but found no room to run. He remained patient and was able to cut outside and sprint towards the pylon for a 15-yard-stouchdown. Overall, Ingram looked okay his usage was a disappointment for fantasy owners with all three backs rotating heavily.

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Latest News

Saints | Mark Ingram expected to play (Fri Dec 5, 05:08 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (ankle, toe) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 5, and is listed as probable for Week 14.

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Saints | New Orleans RBs practice (Thu Dec 4, 06:07 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (ankle, toe) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 4. RBs Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Travaris Cadet (hamstring) participated fully.

Our View: We like Ingram as an RB2 but wouldn't touch Cadet or Robinson.

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Schedule

16vs Atlanta Falcons
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers