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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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New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand) is expected to miss roughly a month after injuring his hand in Week 2, according to a source.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 15): Ingram has been diagnosed with a broken hand, and will be sidelined 'at least' one month.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 15): Ingram will miss about a month with a hand injury. He was running as well as he has in his pro career, and looking like one of the primary options at the goal line. Don't drop him yet unless you are in a tight spot. Although his weekly workload adds some risk, Ingram was really hitting his stride before suffering this injury.

General News (Thu Sep 18): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Sep 17): did not practice on Wednesday. Ingram underwent surgery to place two screws in his broken hand, according to head coach Sean Payton. Ingram will not play in Week 3, but the injury is not believed to be a long-term injury.

General News (Tue Sep 16): suffered a broken hand in the team's Week 2 game and will miss at least four weeks, according to a source.

Week 3: vs Minnesota Vikings

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. The Saints have lost their leading rusher, Mark Ingram, to a broken hand for a minimum of four weeks - so this week, we'll see Khiry Robinson (14/59/1 rushing to date) and Pierre Thomas (10/47/0 rushing with 9/74/0 receiving so far this year) in a two-headed committee of backs while Ingram is out. Travaris Cadet (one reception for five yards) will be the reserve option while Ingram is sidelined. The Vikings' rush D ranks 16th in the NFL after two contests, averaging 111 rushing yards allowed per game with one rushing score handed out to date. New England blasted them for 37/150/1 rushing last week, though, casting doubts on the defensive front entering Week 3. The Saints have a good matchup here despite the loss of Ingram last week.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 at ATL 13 60 2 1 1 1 0 0
2 at CLE 11 83 1 4 3 21 0 0
3 vs MIN PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 0 * * *
3 vs MIN PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 0 * * *
3 vs MIN PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs ATL (13 / 60 / 2 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Ingram garnered the most rushing opportunities and ran consistently hard all game. The downside for Ingram is that he only got one target and both Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson were also involved in the running game. Ingram did receive the majority of the carries (13 of 28) and averaged 4.6 yards per carry. He had an impressive stiff arm on his second carry and despite being hit in the backfield, he gained a yard. He had his only target on the team's second drive, but only made 1 yard on the swing pass. He had more carries late in the game and had his best production in the fourth quarter. In the Saints' first fourth quarter drive, he carried four times for 28 yards, including three plays in a row to end the drive. After a tough 5 yard gain over right tackle, he followed a huge hole and made an excellent cut to the sideline gaining 19 yards and setting up a first and goal to go. The very next play, Ingram carried on a sweep to the left side for a 3 yard touchdown run, which put the Saints back on top 27-24.Ingram did not have a carry on the Saints next two possessions, until they faced a 2nd down and goal to go at the 3 yard line. He again got the call on a sweep to the right side and again scored a touchdown. This was the first two touchdown game of Mark Ingram's career. He had only scored 11 TDs over three seasons, including only one a year ago.

2014 Week 2 vs CLE (11 / 83 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)

Mark Ingram played exceptionally well, showing an elusiveness that has not often been on display during his professional career. Ingram either got the carry or the passing target on 75% of the plays he was in the game and was the main back in the red zone. Unfortunately, Ingram only played 20 snaps as the Saints continue their practice of heavily rotating the backs. Ingram made a positive impact when on the field and was clearly the best Saints back against the Browns. Ingram's two best plays came back-to-back early in the third quarter. Ingram made something from nothing with a 13-yard gain on a flip from Brees on which Ingram bobbed and weaved his way through heavy traffic to pick up the first down. Kruger was in position to make the tackle for a loss but Ingram left him grasping for air and looking silly. The catch and run earned Ingram an appreciative thumbs-up from Drew Brees. The next play Ingram took the handoff headed right, ran into a wall and bounced it back to the left for a long gain to the Browns 8-yard-line. Ingram again got the carry from the eight, but was stuffed for a short gain and replaced by Thomas as the Saints threw the ball on the 2nd down. Ingram was back in on 3rd and goal from the 1, but the Saints went pass. Ingram would get another opportunity from inside the red zone on the next Saints possession though. The Saints faced 1st and goal from the 3-yard-line early in the fourth quarter and turned to Ingram on 1st and 2nd down. On 1st, he plowed ahead to the 1-yard-line and on 2nd down Ingram showed nice vision, making a great cut to find the lane and walk into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown.

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Latest News

Saints | Mark Ingram undergoes surgery (Wed Sep 17, 03:36 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand) underwent surgery to place two screws in his broken hand, according to head coach Sean Payton. Ingram will not play in Week 3, but the injury is not believed to be a long-term injury.

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Saints | Mark Ingram injury update (Mon Sep 15, 01:26 PM) - Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand) suffered a broken hand in the team's Week 2 game and will miss at least four weeks, according to a source.

Our View: Just when you thought Ingram was going to be a steal of your draft/waiver wire. Ingram runs with a lot of passion, but he doesn't care about his personal safety. This style has caused him to get banged up quite a bit as a pro. We'll see more from Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas with Ingram out.
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Saints | Mark Ingram out a month (Mon Sep 15, 12:29 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand) is expected to miss roughly a month after injuring his hand in Week 2, according to a source.

Our View: Fantasy owners were just getting excited about Ingram after he produced at a high level for two weeks in a row. With this injury, we should see more from Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas.
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Saints | Mark Ingram stands out (Mon Sep 8, 09:36 AM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram had 13 rushes for 60 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1

Our View: Ingram ran with passion and aggression against a poor Falcons run defense. Don't expect this every week from Ingram, but in games against an inferior defense make sure to have him in as a "what the heck" flex at least.
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Schedule

3vs Minnesota Vikings
4@ Dallas Cowboys
5vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ Detroit Lions
8vs Green Bay Packers
9@ Carolina Panthers
10vs San Francisco 49ers
11vs Cincinnati Bengals
12vs Baltimore Ravens
13@ Pittsburgh Steelers
14vs Carolina Panthers
15@ Chicago Bears
16vs Atlanta Falcons
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers