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Alvin Kamara | Running Back | #41

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/25/1995
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 215
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 3 (67) / NO
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Alvin Kamara rushed eight times for 42 yards in the Saints' Week 11 win over the Redskins, adding six receptions for 75 additional yards and a touchdown.
Kamara is simply one of the most dangerous players in the league. He's a terror in the open field or when he gets an opposing defender 1-on-1. He's cleared 100 yards from scrimmage in three straight appearances, and is averaging 113 in six games since the Saints shipped out Adrian Peterson. He's an every-week RB1 in the Saints' run-committed offense. The Rams are on deck for Week 12. Nov 19 - 5:07 PM

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Alvin Kamara rushed 12 times for 106 yards and a touchdown while catching all five of his targets for 32 yards in the Saints' Week 10 win over the Bills.

Kamara took something of a backseat to Mark Ingram early in the game, but that did not stop him from making important plays. He flashed his great ability to create yards on his own on a third-down catch on the opening drive, and he picked up third down on another play which looked like it was going nowhere in the second quarter. Kamara finally got his reward in the third quarter, finding the end zone from five yards out after exploding for 19 yards on the previous play. Kamara now has scored four touchdowns in the last three games and continues to be a great fantasy play even while sharing snaps with Ingram. He will be on the RB1 borderline next week against Washington.
Nov 12 - 4:01 PM

Alvin Kamara caught 6-of-7 targets for 84 yards and a touchdown while rushing 10 times for 68 yards a touchdown in Sunday's Week 9 win over Tampa Bay.

Kamara bounced back from an early lost fumble in the second quarter to have his best day as a pro. Kamara scored the Saints' first offensive touchdown on a 33-yard screen pass in which he shed multiple tackles and regained his balance before adding a 6-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He's been on fire over his past five games and is continuously getting more productive each week of the season. He's reached paydirt four times while averaging 103.6 yards from scrimmage per game over that span. Kamara will be a RB1 across formats when New Orleans heads to Buffalo in Week 10.
Nov 5 - 6:13 PM

Alvin Kamara rushed eight times for 28 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 48 yards in Week 8 against Chicago.

Kamara saw 13 fewer touches than Mark Ingram, but continued to have a featured role. The Saints went run heavy while playing with a lead the entire game, with Kamara and Ingram scoring both their touchdowns. Kamara has at least 70 total yards in four straight games. He'll remain an RB2 for Week 8 against the Bucs.
Oct 29 - 4:34 PM

Alvin Kamara rushed nine times for 57 yards in the Saints' Week 7 win over the Packers, adding five receptions for 50 additional yards.

Kamara and Mark Ingram rotated snaps near evenly, though Ingram out-touched Kamara 26-14. Ingram had a decisive edge on the ground, while Drew Brees relentlessly targeted Kamara on screens. Kamara has now cleared 87 yards from scrimmage in three straight games, and is averaging 97 in two games since Adrian Peterson was traded. With the Saints actually sticking to their run-game commitment, Kamara is a legitimate RB2.
Oct 22 - 4:59 PM

Alvin Kamara rushed 10 times for 75 yards and caught four passes for 12 yards in the Saints' Week 6 win over the Lions.

New Orleans was committed to their running back duo from the start, getting Kamara two touches and Mark Ingram three on the first drive. Kamara took something of a backseat the Ingram the rest of the first half, but he showed back up with a 21-yard run off the left side in the second quarter. Things got better in the third as he ripped off two chunk gains in a row including one in which he jumped over Darius Slay to set up a short touchdown pass for Drew Brees. Kamara now has 29 touches for 183 yards and a touchdown the last two games. He will be a back-end RB2 next week in Green Bay.
Oct 15 - 5:50 PM

The Times-Picayune's Jeff Duncan believes the Saints traded Adrian Peterson because of how much they "love" third-round RB Alvin Kamara.

Kamara's ability was on full display in the London game before the bye, where he turned 15 touches into 96 total yards and a touchdown, and it is not a coincidence the decision to trade Peterson came after that performance. "There's a confidence level we have with how Mark [Ingram] and how Alvin are playing," coach Sean Payton said following the trade. With Peterson out of the picture, Ingram is the better fantasy option, especially in standard, but Kamara has the look of an every-week option as well.
Oct 12 - 9:57 AM

Alvin Kamara rushed five times for 25 yards and caught all 10 of his targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 4 win over the Dolphins in London.

Kamara was heavily involved from the first whistle, touching the ball six times including five catches on the first drive. He only saw one more touch before halftime, but he helped set up a short touchdown on the opening drive of the third quarter with a 12-yard grab. He was not done, either, taking a shovel pass 12 yards for a score to put the game away in the fourth quarter. With Adrian Peterson seemingly being worked out of the rotation, Kamara looks like he will have a more consistent role moving forward. He is a must-own in PPR leagues, and he should be added in most standard formats as well.
Oct 1 - 12:44 PM

Alvin Kamara rushed two times for 37 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 3 win over the Panthers.

He added three receptions for five yards. The third back in the Saints' rotation, Kamara sealed the game with a 25-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Kamara found the edge then used some nifty footwork to evade tacklers and stay in bounds. Kamara deserves a promotion past Adrian Peterson for No. 2 status, but there's no indication that's something coach Sean Payton is prepared to do.
Sep 24 - 5:11 PM

Alvin Kamara caught 3-of-7 targets for 51 yards in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Patriots.

Kamara made a great grab along the sidelines for a 38-yard gain in the second quarter, but it was a mixed bag overall for the rookie. He checked up on what should have been another long catch later in the game, and he alligator-armed a target across the middle in the second half. Even so, Kamara looks like he will be a big part of a prolific passing game, making him an option in all PPR formats.
Sep 17 - 5:06 PM

Alvin Kamara rushed seven times for 18 yards and caught 4-of-6 targets for 20 yards in the Saints' Week 1 loss to the Vikings.

Kamara led the Saints' running backs in carries, rushing yards, and snaps played (31). Adrian Peterson got the start but played just nine snaps, and Mark Ingram tied Kamara with 11 touches and played 26 snaps. Chalk it up to the Saints playing most of the night in a double-digit-points deficit. But Kamara did get in on the opening series of the night and was heavily involved throughout as he received carries between the tackles. It suggests his role won't strictly be limited to pass-game work. If available in fantasy leagues, Kamara needs to be picked up as an RB3/4 bench stash.
Sep 11 - 10:47 PM

Alvin Kamara did not play in the Saints' third preseason game.

Coach Sean Payton said the rookie was just given the day off after seeing a lot of snaps in the first two games. Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson dominated the first-team work on Saturday night, and that will likely be the case as long as everyone stays healthy this season. That will not leave much for Kamara, but he remains a great stash in Dynasty.
Aug 27 - 12:15 AM

Saints rookie RB Alvin Kamara rushed five times for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

Kamara's first carry of the game was an explosive 50-yard touchdown run. He looked great throughout, running decisively and exploding through the hole. He was also utilized in the passing game, catching a ball in the flat and scampering for a 20-yard gain. Kamara's success seems to have guaranteed him playing time in the regular season, but it's unclear how much.
Aug 20 - 9:24 PM

Saints third-round RB Alvin Kamara rushed four times for 35 yards in Thursday’s preseason opener.

Kamara started the game with both Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson sitting out the preseason opener. The Saints third-round selection shedded multiple tackles on runs of 12 and 22 yards while running behind a skeleton crew at offensive line versus the Browns’ defensive starters. He also started the game as the primary punt returner, but did not receive an opportunity for a return. Kamara seems destined to fill the pass catching role in the New Orleans offense filled by Travaris Cadet a year ago at best to start his career and still needs an injury to Ingram or Peterson to have significant fantasy relevance.
Aug 10 - 9:08 PM

Saints coach Sean Payton said he sees similarities between third-round pick Alvin Kamara and Marshall Faulk.

Payton didn't bring up the comparison himself, but he agreed the two share some attributes. "There's some traits that Kamara has that remind me – in regards to his intelligence, his ability to run routes," Payton said. "(Faulk) was as good as there ever was in that element of it ... one of the smarter players I ever coached." Kamara is competing for the Saints' primary passing-down-back job with incumbent Travaris Cadet.
Jul 30 - 5:30 PM