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RB Alvin Kamara - New Orleans Saints

5-10, 214Born: 7-25-1995College: TennesseeDrafted: Round 3

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Summary

Alvin Kamara, the Saints' third round pick last year excelled in Coach Sean Payton's offense and was named the 2017 Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. Kamara had more carries (120) for more yards (728) and more receptions (82) for more yards (826) with the Saints than he had collegiately at Tennessee. He averaged 6.1 yards per carry and over 10.0 yards per reception. Kamara had better production for the Saints as a rookie than either Reggie Bush or Darren Sproles in any of their seasons. He began the season primarily as the receiving back and averaged under four rushes per game through the first four games. However, for the remainder of the season he averaged 8.8 rushes per game. Despite Ingram's potential suspension, he may not see many more touches than that, but he will be the first option as long as Ingram is out and possibly after he returns. Prior to Ingram's announced suspension, the two should have been considered both as the Saint's lead running backs. Kamara's potential probably increased slightly above Ingram's at this point. (May 8)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 10
Overall Redraft - 6, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 7, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13
RB Redraft PPR - 5, 3, 3, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Overall Redraft PPR - 6, 3, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 13
RB Dynasty - 5, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8
Overall Dynasty - 12, 5, 10, 11, 12, 21

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2017 NO 16 120 728 8 101 82 826 5 1
2018 PROJ-Dodds 15 170 * * 83 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 16 168 * * 84 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 16 160 * * 80 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16 139 * * 99 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 6
RB: 5
Overall-PPR: 7
RB-PPR: 5

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Latest News

Saints | Alvin Kamara won't be overworked (Sat May 12, 10:42 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara won't be overworked during RB Mark Ingram's suspension, according to head coach Sean Payton. 'By all means, we don't want to sit there and run the tread off the back with him early in the season because this thing it's a marathon, 16 games,' Payton said.

Our View: Kamara is going to have a larger role in 2018, especially with Mark Ingram suspended the first four games of the year. We'll see him maintain a large role even when Ingram comes back in Week 5. The Saints will continue to use a rotation of backs behind Kamara, likely led by Jonathan Williams while Ingram is out.
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2018 Schedule

1vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2vs Cleveland Browns
3@ Atlanta Falcons
4@ New York Giants
5vs Washington Redskins
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ Baltimore Ravens
8@ Minnesota Vikings
9vs Los Angeles Rams
10@ Cincinnati Bengals
11vs Philadelphia Eagles
12vs Atlanta Falcons
13@ Dallas Cowboys
14@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15@ Carolina Panthers
16vs Pittsburgh Steelers
17vs Carolina Panthers