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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 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

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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

Saints third round RB Alvin Kamara saw reps at receiver during OTAs.

Kamara split time practicing with both the running backs and wideouts. It confirms the Saints plan to use him in a pass-catching role. Coach Sean Payton says Kamara has been a "quick study."
Source: ESPN
Jun 24 - 4:04 PM

Saints signed third round RB Alvin Kamara to a four-year contract.

The Saints traded a 2018 second round pick and a seventh-rounder to move up for Kamara. A committee back in college, Kamara projects for a pass game role as a rookie. Kamara doesn’t have a clear path to a starting job with Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson signed the next two seasons.
Jun 2 - 6:14 PM

The Times-Picayune's Larry Holder expects third-round RB Alvin Kamara to play a "Reggie Bush/Darren Sproles-type role" behind Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson.

Bush saw 117 touches in 14 games behind Pierre Thomas (186) and Mike Bell (176) in 2009 while Sproles notched 173 touches including 86 receptions behind Thomas (160) and Ingram (133) in 2011. Holder referenced both seasons when discussing how the Saints could divvy up the backfield touches this year. Ingram and Peterson should dominate the "early-down" work, but Kamara has a decent chance to see 125 touches as a rookie.
May 1 - 11:57 PM

Saints traded up with the 49ers to select Tennessee RB Alvin Kamara with the No. 67 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

In a stunning move for a team that just signed Adrian Peterson to pair with Mark Ingram, the Saints have sent their 2018 second-rounder to San Francisco in addition to a seventh-rounder. Kamara (5’10/214) committed to Alabama out of high school only to redshirt as a freshman, transfer to JUCO, and spend his final two seasons in Knoxville, where he posted a 210-1,294-16 (6.16 YPC) career rushing line and caught 74 passes as the lightning to Jalen Hurd’s thunder. Kamara also averaged 10.9 yards on 26 punt returns, returning one to the house. Kamara is a versatile space back, but he disappointed with a 4.56 forty time in Indy and never reached 20 carries in a college game, topping 15 carries just three times in 24 appearances. Kamara did catch multiple passes in 19 games. A playmaking RBBC back who still needs to learn how to pass protect, Kamara is essentially a rich man’s Kenyan Drake. He won't have 2017 re-draft value.
Apr 28 - 9:43 PM

Tennessee RB Alvin Kamara officially clocked 4.56 in the forty-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

"Unofficially," he was hand timed as slow as 4.65. They're disappointing times for a college committee back who was getting puffed up as a potential first-round pick before the Combine. Kamara's sub-par speed should dampen his chances of being selected in the top 32, assuming he had any in the first place. Kamara best projects as a versatile, role-player space back in the pros.
Mar 3 - 3:41 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Chase Daniel
3Taysom Hill
RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3Adrian Peterson
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Adrian Peterson
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
WR11Michael Thomas
2Willie Snead
3Tommylee Lewis
WR21Ted Ginn
2Brandon Coleman
3Austin Carr
WR31Willie Snead
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
LT1Ryan Ramczyk
2Terron Armstead
LG1Andrus Peat
2Senio Kelemete
C1Max Unger
RG1Larry Warford
2Josh LeRibeus
RT1Zach Strief
2Bryce Harris
K1Wil Lutz