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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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The New Orleans Advocate expects Alvin Kamara to handle 14-15 carries per game during Mark Ingram's four-week suspension.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported after Ingram's ban was announced that the Saints planned to feature Kamara more this season, anyway. Kamara caught 81 passes as a rookie but averaged only 7.5 carries per game, a number that has lots of room for sophomore growth. Kamara is squarely in the conversation as a top-five overall re-draft pick. Ingram has lost quite a bit of fantasy luster. May 21 - 4:57 PM

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NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Saints were planning to make Alvin Kamara their "featured" back even before Mark Ingram's four-game suspension.

It's hardly a surprise. As Fantasy Guru's Graham Barfield points out, Kamara out-snapped Ingram over the Saints' final eight games last season. What Ingram's suspension does is give Kamara a chance to put a stranglehold on lead duties, perhaps erasing the 1A/1B workload delineation that existed last year. Ingram is headed into a contract season, and the Saints will probably be preparing to move on. Kamara will be well worth a first-round pick in this summer's fantasy drafts.
May 8 - 4:48 PM

Associated Press named Saints RB Alvin Kamara its 2017 Rookie of the Year.

Kamara won a close race with rushing leader Kareem Hunt, who finished with 21 first-place votes. Despite playing in a timeshare with Mark Ingram, Kamara had 1,554 total yards (728 rushing, 826 receiving) and 81 catches while averaging an NFL-best 6.1 YPC. His 13 touchdowns were behind only Todd Gurley (19). Kamara also ranked second in missed tackles (58) and yards after contact per carry (3.8) in one of the more impressive all-purpose seasons. Returning to a top-five offense, Kamara should build on his rookie season in 2018.
Feb 3 - 6:52 PM

Alvin Kamara produced 43 yards on 11 carries while adding four catches for 62 yards and a touchdown on seven targets Sunday in the Saints' Divisional Round loss to the Vikings.

He out-touched backfield-mate Mark Ingram 15-11 including 10-3 in the second half. Kamara looked like he was shot out of a cannon on every touch and made a sensational leaping catch over Eric Kendricks for a 14-yard touchdown with 3:01 remaining in the fourth quarter. That put New Orleans ahead by one, though the Vikings would eventually end the Saints' season on a walk-off touchdown by Stefon Diggs. The 22-year-old dominated in 2017, finishing the regular season with 13 touchdowns while leading all running backs in receiving yards. The likely Rookie of the Year should be a top-five running back option in fantasy drafts next summer.
Jan 14 - 8:43 PM

Alvin Kamara rushed 10 times for 23 yards and a touchdown while catching 1-of-3 targets for 10 yards in the Saints' Wild Card win over the Panthers.

The lack of rushing opportunities is not surprising in a game the Saints leaned on Drew Brees, but Kamara was also an afterthought in the passing game, a shocking development for a player who caught 81 passes in the regular season. He saved his fantasy day with a two-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, but this was still a disappointing performance. He faces another tough matchup next week in Minnesota.
Jan 7 - 8:39 PM

Alvin Kamara rushed nine times for 44 yards and a touchdown and caught 6-of-7 targets for 84 yards in the Saints' Week 17 loss to the Bucs.

He added a 106-yard kickoff return touchdown. The Bucs otherwise controlled the ball in this one, limiting the Saints' offensive play volume. The Saints also didn't get Kamara enough touches overall in a disappointing team effort. In the Wild Card Round, Kamara will be one of the biggest keys to coach Sean Payton's game plan against Carolina's speedy linebacker corps.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:21:00 PM

Alvin Kamara rushed 12 times for 32 yards and hauled in 7-of-9 targets for 58 yards in the Saints' Week 16 win over the Falcons.

Aside from Ted Ginn, Kamara was the offense in the first half, going for 51 yards on five catches and 23 yards on the ground before the break. Unfortunately, he was completely shut down in the second half. 90 yards and seven catches is still a pretty good fantasy outing for mere mortals, especially in PPR leagues, but it is a disappointment for Kamara. He should get back on track next week in Tampa.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 05:19:00 PM

Alvin Kamara rushed 12 times for 44 yards and caught 6-of-7 targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 15 win over the Jets.

With Mark Ingram dominating in the passing game, Kamara had a shockingly quiet first quarter, but he got going with a 12-yard gain in the second, followed that up with a 29-yard catch a couple plays later, and finished off the drive with a 10-yard receiving score. The Saints' offense surprisingly struggled the rest of the way, but Kamara still managed to post a solid fantasy day and even better than that in PPR formats. He will remain a must-start option next week against the Falcons.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 05:22:00 PM

Alvin Kamara has cleared the concussion protocol.

As promised, Kamara is good to go for Week 15. The likely Rookie of the Year has been an absolute monster since the Adrian Peterson trade and will be a rock-solid RB1 against the Jets. He's RotoPat's No. 2 running back for Week 15.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 03:08:00 PM

Saints coach Sean Payton said he expects Alvin Kamara (concussion) to play Week 15 against the Jets.

Kamara expects the same after getting in a full practice Wednesday, saying he is "good to go." The Saints have ridden the running game hard during their wins this season, and they are 16-point home favorites over the Jets. That means both Kamara and Mark Ingram should get more than their fair share of touches. Both are top-five fantasy options.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 09:53:00 AM

Alvin Kamara (concussion) said he's "good to go" for Week 15 against the Jets.

Kamara was concussed early in Thursday night's loss to Atlanta but returned to a full practice on Wednesday and should be ready to roll Sunday against the Jets. The steal of the 2017 draft, Kamara has scored 11 touchdowns this year and leads all running backs in receiving yards with 639. Consider him an RB1 for the fantasy semifinals.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 04:53:00 PM

Alvin Kamara (concussion) expects to return for Week 15 against the Jets.

Players are always extremely optimistic about injury timelines, but it's a good first step for Kamara ahead of the fantasy semifinals. Coming off the Thursday night game, Kamara will have had three extra days to get cleared. His status will be updated no later than Wednesday, when the Saints issue their first injury report.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 03:06:00 PM

Alvin Kamara suffered a concussion on the first series in Thursday's game against the Falcons and will not return.

Kamara took a helmet-to-helmet shot mere moments into the game, but the Saints waited until there was 14 seconds remaining in the first half to declare him done for the night. It's a crushing, crushing blow for fantasy owners in the first week of the playoffs. If there's any good news, it's that Kamara now has 10 days to get cleared for Week 15. His early departure snaps a streak of five straight games with at least 116 yards from scrimmage.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 09:46:00 PM

Alvin Kamara was forced from Thursday's game against the Falcons on the opening drive with a head injury.

Kamara took a helmet-to-helmet shot, and was sent to the locker room for further evaluation. We should have already received official word on his status, but the Saints play injury games like few teams in the NFL. With under four minutes remaining in the second quarter, Kamara had yet to return. It's looking safe to say his night is through, dealing a devastating blow for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 09:31:00 PM

Alvin Kamara rushed nine times for 60 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints' Week 13 win over the Panthers, adding five receptions for 66 additional yards.

The unstoppable rookie has now posted at least 116 yards from scrimmage in five straight games, and has nine touchdowns in eight contests since Adrian Peterson was traded. Kamara gained 38 yards on New Orleans' opening drive — capping it with a tackle-shedding two-yard score — and never looked back. He simply refuses to go down on first contact. He's a truly special player, one who gets the Falcons for Week 14 on Thursday Night Football.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 07:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Tom Savage
3Taysom Hill
RB1Alvin Kamara
2Trey Edmunds
3Jonathan Williams
4Boston Scott
5Mark Ingram
GLB1Alvin Kamara
2Trey Edmunds
3RB1Alvin Kamara
2Trey Edmunds
FB1Zach Line
WR11Michael Thomas
2Cameron Meredith
3Tommylee Lewis
4Tre'Quan Smith
5Paul Turner
WR21Ted Ginn
2Brandon Coleman
3Austin Carr
4Travin Dural
5Josh Huff
WR31Cameron Meredith
TE1Ben Watson
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
4Garrett Griffin
LT1Terron Armstead
2Jermon Bushrod
LG1Andrus Peat
2John Fullington
3Josh LeRibeus
C1Max Unger
2Will Clapp
3Cameron Tom
RG1Larry Warford
2Landon Turner
RT1Ryan Ramczyk
2Rick Leonard
3Michael Ola
K1Wil Lutz