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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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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 his 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 up to draft Kamara, who could fit in nicely in a receiving role. (May 20)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 11, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21, 21, 22, 25, 27, 28
Overall Redraft - 26, 30, 37, 39, 40, 40, 41, 41, 43, 45, 46, 46, 48, 50, 51, 52

Stats and Projections

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 15 182 * * 43 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 15 175 * * 48 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 180 * * 48 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 199 * * 35 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 49
RB: 18
Overall-PPR: 58
RB-PPR: 21

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Latest News

Saints | Mark Ingram learning from Adrian Peterson (Fri Jun 16, 11:50 AM) - New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram said he is competing with RB Adrian Peterson but is also learning from him. Ingram noted that he and Peterson recently discussed how to balance patience, vision, decisiveness and aggression when trying to get first-down yardage on third and short. Ingram said putting his head down and barreling forward toward the first sign of an opening has been his inclination, but sometimes a choice he regretted because, 'If you would have followed your read and followed the guard outside, you would have had a 30-yard run.' Ingram recalled Peterson telling him, 'I've noticed that in that time you just have to slow down and trust your eyes.'

Our View: Ingram wants to post better stats than the career-best numbers he had in 2016. He was the no10 fantasy RB last year and went over 1,000 yards rushing for the first time in his career. It's going to be difficult to best those numbers with a potential three-headed RBBC in New Orleans. Ingram and Peterson will share time with rookie Alvin Kamara likely mixed in as a change-of-pace back.
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Saints | Mark Ingram wants to be more productive even with Peterson around (Thu Jun 15, 01:36 PM) - Josh Katzenstein of reports Saints RB Mark Ingram wants to be even better than he was during his career-best performance in 2016. Even with Adrian Peterson in the mix, Ingram believes he can improve. "I know my last three years I've had the best three years of my career. I've only been getting better and better, so I feel like any time that I can touch the ball -- carry it, catch it -- I'll be productive and I'm going to keep improving."

Our View: How Peterson is in the mix will be what tells the tale and so far we just have no idea how this will play out. Ingram is currently going as the No. 18 running back off the board, and with an overall ADP of 49, it seems like there are some concerns among Fantasy GMs as well.
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2017 Schedule

1@ Minnesota Vikings
2vs New England Patriots
3@ Carolina Panthers
4@ Miami Dolphins
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6vs Detroit Lions
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