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  Saints | Alvin Kamara opens up about knee injury    Mon Aug 10, 03:57 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara told reporters Monday, Aug. 10, that he 'tore his knee' in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and 'was dealing with it the whole season.' He also added that it did not require surgery, but he spent a lot of time in the offseason rehabbing it.

Footballguys view: Kamara didn't look like himself in 2019 while playing around 75 percent healthy (at best). If fully healthy, Kamara should produce at the expected level and score more touchdowns compared to last year when he only hit pay dirt six times. His skill set and health status make Kamara a top-4 pick for Fantasy GMs no matter the format.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara tough to bring down    Sun Jun 21, 09:33 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara's 5.9 rush attempts per broken tackle in 2019 was the best rate among qualified rushers, and his 29 broken tackles were tied for the third most.

Footballguys view: Kamara had a down season in 2019 due to injury, but he still stood out in this metric. Now healthy, Kamara should be in for a bounce-back season in 2020. Kamara has a current ADP of RB11 (2.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara improved on little things    Wed Jun 17, 10:39 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara stepped up in pass protection, made defenders miss whether he was in open space or in barely any space at all and ran through tackle attempts by people who had 70 pounds on him, according to running backs coach Joel Thomas.

Footballguys view: Little things add up to big things, and Kamara is one of the hardest workers in the game. Last year, Kamara wasn't quite himself as injuries slowed him down. This season, with better weapons around him on offense, Kamara should be able to get back to producing like a top-5 fantasy running back.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara riddled with injuries in 2019    Mon Jun 15, 10:27 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara 'played through a lot' in 2019, according to running backs coach Joel Thomas, who said Kamara dealt with knee, ankle and back injuries. Thomas also went on to say 'Kamara's 75 percent is a lot of people's 100 percent' and that was why he continued to play as much as he did.

Footballguys view: Kamara only missed two games last year but he did not look like himself while dealing with these injuries. We should see him continue to catch around 80 passes this year while getting near 1,000 yards on the ground. Kamara needs to see a bump up in touchdowns (18 TDs in 2018, 6 TDs in 2019) if he wants to finish as a top-5 fantasy running back.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara saw huge dip in red zone usage    Tue Mar 24, 11:47 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara was targeted only 11 times (seven receptions) and did not score a touchdown with those opportunities in 2019 after registering 20 catches and scoring three times on his 25 red zone targets in 2018.

Footballguys view: Kamara was banged up last year and that caused a dip in production. Now fully healthy, Kamara should be back to his old ways ...especially in the red zone.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara back at full health    Tue Mar 10, 08:41 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (leg) pronounced himself completely healthy Tuesday, March 10, after suggesting his leg was about '75 percent' last season.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara a holdout candidate?    Thu Jan 16, 01:25 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara could hold out in hopes of securing a long-term contract extension, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Triplett, who notes that the team's other top contributors from the 2017 draft class can have their fifth-year options picked up, whereas Kamara is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2020 season. Triplett also mentions that valuing Kamara may be difficult because despite his versatility he only plays about two-thirds of the team's offensive snaps.

Footballguys view: We'll see what the Saints want to do here. Kamara is one of the best in the game at his position when healthy and should be compensated as such.

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  Saints | New Orleans loses Wild Card game    Sun Jan 5, 04:38 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 26-for-33 for 208 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card playoff game. QB Taysom Hill completed a 50-yard pass, rushed for 50 yards on four carries and caught two passes for 25 yards and one touchdown during the game. RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 21 yards and one touchdown on seven carries and caught eight passes for 34 yards. RB Latavius Murray rushed for 21 yards on five carries. WR Michael Thomas caught seven passes for 70 yards on eight targets. TE Jared Cook caught five passes for 54 yards on five targets, while WR Ted Ginn Jr. caught one pass for 18 yards on two targets.

Footballguys view: The Saints just couldn't stop the Vikings offense down the stretch. There was a potential non-call on Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph when he pushed off to score a touchdown in overtime, but so many other opportunities slipped through the Saints fingers on Sunday. It's another disappointing end for the Saints in the postseason. The Saints are now the first team in NFL history to have six straight playoff eliminations by one score and the second team since the Packers from 2013-15 to be eliminated in three straight postseasons on the final play of the game.

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  Saints | Week 17 final stats for Saints    Sun Dec 29, 04:23 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees wrapped up the regular season with 19-of-30 passing for 253 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers. RB Latavius Murray led the team with 61 rushing yards on 17 attempts, while RB Alvin Kamara posted eight runs for 39 yards and two touchdowns while hauling in two grabs for 18 yards. WR Tre'Quan Smith led the way with five grabs for 56 yards and a score, and QB Taysom Hill had a 45-yard touchdown on his only grab while running for four yards. WR Michael Thomas was held to just 37 yards on four grabs across nine targets. TE Jared Cook also contributed two catches for 44 yards and a TD. LB A.J. Klein also added a 14-yard interception for touchdown.

Footballguys view: Brees had an easy day in the tune up for a possible game next week against Minnesota if the 49ers beat the Seahawks and a bye and #2 seed if the Seahawks win at home. He may retire after this season, but appears to be in better form than fellow aging quarterbacks Philip Rivers, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara posts first multi-TD game    Sun Dec 22, 06:05 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 11 times for 80 yards and two touchdowns in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans, his first multi-score game of the 2019 season. He also added six grabs for 30 yards on seven targets.

Footballguys view: Kamara had been a fantasy disappointment since he got hurt and hadn't scored since Week 3. He put fantasy teams over the top with his big day. He had one touchdown overturned by replay and the Saints went right back to him on the next play. He is getting his form back at the right time.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara totals 89 scrimmage yards    Tue Dec 17, 12:21 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 14 times for 66 yards and he added five receptions for 23 yards in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara struggles mightily in loss    Sun Dec 8, 09:17 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 13 times for 25 yards and caught four of six targets for 18 yards vs. the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8. He also lost a fumble.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara generates 84 total yards    Fri Nov 29, 12:25 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara had 11 carries for 64 yards during the team's Week 13 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Kamara added four receptions for 23 yards; he was targeted eight times.

Footballguys view: Kamara's touchdown upside has dried up, but his volume is keeping him viable, especially in PPR leagues. He'll face a tough 49ers defense next week.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara nets 20 touches    Sun Nov 24, 10:18 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 11 time for 54 yards and caught nine passes for 48 yards in a 34-31 win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 12.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara involved in run, pass game    Sun Nov 17, 05:32 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 75 yards on 13 carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11. He also caught 10 passes for 47 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Kamara had a little more explosion on his runs this week against a tough Bucs run defense and his passing game involvement was a boon for PPR teams. He's getting back up to speed with the Panthers coming to town next week.

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  Saints | More touches for Alvin Kamara?    Fri Nov 15, 09:45 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara will be 'unleashed' more against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.

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  Saints | Eight catches for Alvin Kamara    Sun Nov 10, 05:02 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara caught eight passes for 50 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10. He was targeted 10 times during the game. He also rushed for 24 yards on four carries.

Footballguys view: The offense didn't look as good with Kamara as it did the last two weeks before the bye with Latavius Murray featured. Kamara is still a good enough PPR play, but this is trending towards a committee.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray to remain involved    Fri Nov 8, 09:16 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray will continue to have a big role in the offense against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10 despite the return of RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee), according to head coach Sean Payton. 'Week 1 of Alvin coming back,' Payton said. 'We'll be smart.'

Footballguys view: Murray worked well in Kamara's absence. The Saints should use Murray the way they used Mark Ingram in tandem with Kamara for a couple of seasons. That makes Murray a RB3 or flex option with upside for Fantasy GMs on a weekly basis.

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  Saints | Full practice for Alvin Kamara    Fri Nov 8, 06:44 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 10.

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  Saints | New Orleans' Week 10 injury report    Fri Nov 8, 03:55 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Patrick Robinson (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons. OT Terron Armstead (illness) was added to the injury report Friday, Nov. 8, while TE Josh Hill (calf) was limited; both players have been cleared to play. TE Jared Cook (ankle), WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle), QB Drew Brees (thumb) and RB Alvin Kamara (knee, ankle) fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara willing to share    Fri Nov 8, 12:54 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) is ready to return in Week 10 after a two-game, three-week absence and said he would be happy to share the workload with fellow RB Latavius Murray who shined in Kamara's absence. 'It's not like I'm selfish. I don't need the ball every play,' Kamara said. 'He's fully capable, too. So I think we'll get a good balance going, and it will be hard to stop.'

Footballguys view: It should be a return to the Kamara/Ingram split with Latavius Murray playing so well in recent weeks while Kamara was out. Kamara's ceiling comes down a little bit, but his likelihood of re-injury does too, while Murray is a solid flex and bye RB2 play this week in a great matchup

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara a full participant    Thu Nov 7, 07:40 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.

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  Saints | Thursday's practice report for New Orleans    Thu Nov 7, 04:58 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Patrick Robinson (hamstring) and TE Josh Hill (calf) were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 7. TE Jared Cook (ankle), WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle), QB Drew Brees (thumb) and RB Alvin Kamara (knee, ankle) practiced in full.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara expected to play    Thu Nov 7, 10:50 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle) is fully expected to play this week, according to head coach Sean Payton.

Footballguys view: Great news for Fantasy GMs here. Kamara has missed a couple of games due to this injury, but he's back as a RB1 against the Falcons on Sunday. Expect to see Latavius Murray maintain a RB3/flex value even though Kamara is back in action.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara listed as limited    Wed Nov 6, 05:31 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Footballguys view: Kamara is expected to return to the lineup this week for the Saints. Double check his status on Friday to make sure that's the case.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara not playing in Week 8    Sun Oct 27, 11:49 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) is not active for Week 8's game against the Arizona Cardinals.

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  Saints | Week 8 New Orleans Saints inactives    Sun Oct 27, 11:44 AM

The New Orleans Saints have declared OG Nick Easton, RB Alvin Kamara, CB Patrick Robinson, WR Tre'Quan Smith, DE Carl Granderson, OT Ethan Greenidge and TE Jared Cook inactive for Week 8.

Footballguys view: Latavius Murray will get the start and should be in lineups against the weak Arizona defense.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara not expected to play    Sun Oct 27, 08:15 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) is unlikely to play in Week 8's game against the Arizona Cardinals, according to multiple sources. He should be able to return to action in Week 10 following the team's bye.

Footballguys view: Latavius Murray is a must start and Dwayne Washington will get work behind him. Look for Kamara to return to the lineup after the bye when the Saints face Atlanta.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara questionable    Fri Oct 25, 06:13 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is listed as questionable for Week 8.

Footballguys view: Kamara is on track to play and the Saints have acted as if he will from a personnel management standpoint. Latavius Murray could still have more work than usual and deserves a look as a flex play.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara could return    Fri Oct 25, 08:20 AM

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) could return to play in Week 8 after he missed last week with a high ankle sprain and a minor knee ailment.

Footballguys view: The team has been proceeding as if Kamara will play and he should be in your lineup, although there's a good argument for Latavius Murray to stay in after his strong performances the last two games. There should be enough opportunity vs. a porous Arizona defense for Murray to be relevant even with Kamara in the lineup.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara back to practice    Thu Oct 24, 05:43 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle/knee) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 24, as a limited participant.

Footballguys view: Kamara is on track to return this week, although Latavius Murray could still have value after he played very well over the last two weeks.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara does not practice    Wed Oct 23, 07:04 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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  Saints | Week 7 New Orleans Saints inactives    Sun Oct 20, 03:03 PM

The New Orleans Saints have declared RB Alvin Kamara, QB Drew Brees, CB Ken Crawley, WR Tre'Quan Smith, DE Trey Hendrickson, OT Ethan Greenidge and TE Jared Cook inactive for Week 7.

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  Saints | Dwayne Washington poised for role?    Fri Oct 18, 09:19 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Dwayne Washington will be 'invited into the offensive mix' against the Chicago Bears in Week 7 with RB Alvin Kamara (ankle) ruled out, according to Larry Holder of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: Latavius Murray is the starter and could produce like a RB2 for Fantasy GMs while Kamara is out. Washington is a big back who can grind between the tackles. We're monitoring his pro career but only in super deep dynasty formats.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara to miss Week 7    Fri Oct 18, 05:51 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and has been ruled out for Week 7.

Footballguys view: Kamara is not going to play in Week 7 and might miss more time after that. This means Latavius Murray is the starter and immediately has RB2 potential for Fantasy GMs.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara absent again    Fri Oct 18, 02:36 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee/ankle) was not present during the open portion of practice Friday, Oct. 18.

Footballguys view: Kamara is not going to play in Week 7. That means Latavius Murray is the starter and immediately has RB2 potential for Fantasy GMs.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara misses another practice    Thu Oct 17, 06:02 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee/ankle) remained out of practice Thursday, Oct. 17.

Footballguys view: Kamara may not practice at all this week. However, he thinks he's going to play on Sunday against the Bears. We think the Saints could shut him down and just feature Latavius Murray more. Keep an eye on this situation closely.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara misses practice    Wed Oct 16, 05:54 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Footballguys view: Kamara may not practice at all this week. If misses Week 7, Latavius Murray would get the starter's workload.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara dealing with high-ankle 'type' issue    Tue Oct 15, 08:16 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle) is dealing with a high-ankle type issue that will limit him in practice through the week, a source told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero Tuesday, Oct. 15. Kamara believes he still has a shot to play against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Oct. 20.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara involved in run, pass game    Sun Oct 13, 04:15 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 31 yards on 11 carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6. He also caught seven passes for 35 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Kamara was contained by a high effort Jaguars defense, but his PPR result was still acceptable, albeit a floor game. Next week against the Bears should also be a long afternoon and Latavius Murray looked good. Kamara came in questionable with an ankle injury, so perhaps the team should go to a more even split over the next two weeks before the bye.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara active for Week 6    Sun Oct 13, 11:46 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle) is active for Week 6's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara likely to play    Sun Oct 13, 09:20 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle) is expected to play in Week 6's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, barring a setback, according to multiple sources.

Footballguys view: Leave Kamara in your lineups, but be more open to Latavius Murray as a what the heck flex in this game.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara travels with team    Sat Oct 12, 06:33 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle) traveled with the team for their Week 6 game and is still listed as questionable for the game.

Footballguys view: Kamara might see a slight reduction in work this week if he plays against the Jaguars. They're not calling him a game-time decision but make sure to check on Sunday morning just to be sure the superstar back is playing. Latavius Murray might get more work with Kamara a little banged up.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara listed as questionable    Fri Oct 11, 04:17 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.

Footballguys view: Kamara is shaping up as a true game time decision. If he can't go, Latavius Murray will be a strong RB2.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara out Friday    Fri Oct 11, 02:52 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle) was not seen participating in the open portion of practice Friday, Oct. 11, and head coach Sean Payton declined to elaborate on his status for Week 6.

Footballguys view: It's not looking good for Kamara but we'll wait for comment from the team. No matter what they say we'll have to check back in Sunday morning to make sure we can use Kamara. Latavius Murray becomes a strong RB2 if Kamara is out.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara listed as limited    Thu Oct 10, 07:05 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 10.

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  Saints | Thursday's practice report for New Orleans    Thu Oct 10, 04:57 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb), WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) and DE Trey Hendrickson (neck) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 10. RB Alvin Kamara (ankle) was limited.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara totals 104 scrimmage yards    Sun Oct 6, 07:52 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 16 times for 62 yards in Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while he added six grabs for 42 yards on seven targets.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara accounts for 89 yards    Mon Sep 30, 01:18 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara ran 17 times for 69 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4. He also caught three passes for 20 yards.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara has a field day in Week 3    Mon Sep 23, 12:44 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara ran 16 times for 69 yards and a touchdown and caught nine of his 10 targets for 92 yards and another score in Week 3 versus the Seattle Seahawks.

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