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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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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 16): The trade of Adrian Peterson and a strong day by the Saints defense paved the way for a huge day from Ingram. He should be an RB1 against the Aaron Rodgers-less Packers in Week 7 and possibly for the rest of the season.

Week 7: at Green Bay Packers

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Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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3 at CAR 29 14 56 0 4 2 30 0 0 8.6
4 at MIA 46 14 45 0 8 4 17 0 0 6.2
6 vs DET 0 25 114 2 5 5 36 0 1 26
7 at GB PROJ-Tremblay * 17 * * 5 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 6 vs DET (25 / 114 / 2 rush, 5 / 5 / 36 / 0 rec)

The Saints finally showed a commitment to the run game and Mark Ingram by trading Adrian Peterson and feeding him the ball 25 times. This is the most the Saints have run the ball all season and Ingram showed they can be successful doing it. Ingram's biggest play came on a 51-yard rush off tackle where he broke a tackle in the backfield and then another 5-yards down the field for the big gain. He was later rewarded with carries from the one and two-yard lines for touchdowns. The Saints did not try anything fancy and ran the ball right up the middle from a power formation. Ingram also added 5 receptions on the day but did fall victim to a fumble lost. Ingram gained almost half of his rushing yards on the one play but the coaching staff stuck with the run all day as 4 rushers combined for 193 total yards on the ground. Adrian Peterson may have had a slightly better day in Arizona but Ingram showed the Saints he can be the 1000-yard back they had last year and contribute in the passing game.

2017 Week 4 vs MIA (14 / 45 / 0 rush, 8 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)

The Saints' rushing offense still has not found its groove, even 4 games into the season. Mark Ingram is still the top back on the depth chart and received by far the most carries. He was still unable to do very much with them aside from an 8-yard scamper off tackle. Ingram also had 8 targets in the passing game but only caught 4 of those attempts. Alvin Kamara has emerged as the top pass-catching option out of the backfield and Ingram could see his snap total continue to decrease if Kamara keeps going. Ingram's 1,000-yard season from a year ago seems more like an eternity ago as the Saints have not gotten anything going on the ground this season.

2017 Week 3 vs CAR (14 / 56 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)

The depth chart seems to be finally be revealing itself as Ingram had the same number of touches than both other running backs put together. Ingram was the dominant back in the run game today despite Kamara scoring the lone touchdown. Ingram's biggest rush came on a 15-yard scamper off the left tackle. Ingram burst through the line and into the secondary before getting tripped up on what could have been a much longer run. Ingram also took a screen down the sideline for 25-yards to account for the biggest passing play out of the backfield for the Saints. Ingram may not be on pace for the 1,000-yard season he had last year but it seems like as the season wears on he will cement himself as the lead back for the Saints' offense.

2017 Week 2 vs NE (8 / 52 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 24 / 0 rec)

There was no real decision made when it came to the top back in New Orleans. Mark Ingram looks to be the most productive back today, but his line is very deceiving. Ingram tallied more than half of his total yardage on the ground on the game's final play. The Patriots played a prevent defense with only four seconds left on the clock and Ingram took a draw right up the middle for 28-yards. Ingram's other 7 carries of the game were largely ineffective and he did not play a major role in the passing game either. New Orleans is a team that does not seem to have any idea what it wants to do in the backfield and this is going to frustrate Ingram and company all season.

2017 Week 1 vs MIN (6 / 17 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)

The story with Ingram is very similar to that of Adrian Peterson. There was no room to run against the stout Vikings rush defense. Ingram's value came in the passing game during the second half. Brees targeted Ingram on three straight plays to help move the Saints into the redzone. The Saints adjusted to the Vikings sitting back in coverage and started finding Ingram underneath with room to run. Ingram and Peterson were both listed as number one running backs on the saint's depth chart and the snap distribution seemed to confirm that.

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Latest News

Saints | Mark Ingram finishes with big game (Sun Oct 15, 09:01 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram rushed 25 times for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 6 game against the Detroit Lions and he added five receptions for 36 yards on five targets.

Our View: The Saints had a huge lead in this one, allowing Ingram get a ton of carries and also rewarding him with goal line opportunities. His fantasy scoring was mediocre through four games, but this game reminded us of his high weekly ceiling as the lead back in a high-powered offense.
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Schedule

7@ Green Bay Packers
8vs Chicago Bears
9vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10@ Buffalo Bills
11vs Washington Redskins
12@ Los Angeles Rams
13vs Carolina Panthers
14@ Atlanta Falcons
15vs New York Jets
16vs Atlanta Falcons
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers