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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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Ingram was going as high as the third round before Adrian Peterson was signed, now he is often going after Peterson. That could look rational by year's end, but Ingram has always been a player who is motivated by competition, and he has been highly efficient in a great offense for running back fantasy scoring, so his fall in ADP presents a great buying opportunity in best ball leagues.

Summary

As sparingly as Mark Ingram has been used, it is somewhat surprising that in his seventh NFL season, he remains in New Orleans. It should not be a surprise that the team signed Adrian Peterson in April, which will again limit Ingram's carries. Ingram has two years remaining on the contract signed in March of 2015, with salaries of $3 Million this year and $4 Million next, but the guaranteed amounts expired last season. He had career highs last year with 1,043 yards rushing, 5.1 yards per rush and 10 total touchdowns including four on receptions. Even with those career highs, Ingram had only one game with 20 carries and topped 100 yards rushing only three times. The signing of Peterson, as well as the drafting of Alvin Kamara confirms that Ingram will again share snaps and carries. It is even conceivable that Peterson could have a larger role. Ingram has greatly improved as a receiver since early in his career. He was not used much in the passing game his first three seasons, but has averaged 48 receptions the past two seasons. Ingram's usage in the passing game could also be challenged in 2017. The Saints traded a 2018 second rounder and this year's 7th round pick to draft Kamara, who could fit in nicely in a receiving role. (August 13)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 20, 13, 13, 14, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 21, 21, 21, 23, 23, 24, 27, 28, 28, 38
Overall Redraft - 47, 26, 30, 34, 40, 40, 41, 45, 47, 49, 49, 51, 52, 53, 58, 60
RB Redraft PPR - 19, 13, 13, 13, 14, 15, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 20, 20, 21, 23, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 38
Overall Redraft PPR - 48, 32, 36, 37, 37, 40, 43, 44, 44, 46, 49, 49, 51, 53, 58, 60
RB Dynasty - 21, 18, 19, 22, 22, 23, 26
Overall Dynasty - 56, 43, 48, 49, 58, 73

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 NO 13 226 964 9 36 29 145 0 1
2015 NO 12 166 769 6 60 50 405 0 1
2016 NO 16 205 1043 6 58 46 319 4 2
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 165 * * 40 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 15 160 * * 45 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 180 * * 46 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 192 * * 36 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 51
RB: 20
Overall-PPR: 53
RB-PPR: 21

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