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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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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

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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

Alvin Kamara caught 6-of-6 targets for 101 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 12 loss to the Rams, adding five carries for 87 yards and an additional score.

Kamara was the best player on the field in a game where he made one electrifying play after another. None was bigger than his first touch, a carry he housed for a 74-yard score late in the first quarter. Kamara got skinny through a small hole, found the sideline and out-ran everybody. It was a play few other NFL players could make. The rookie sensation seemed to generate 10-12 yards every time he touched the ball. Officially, it was 17. He was breaking tackles left and right. Both consistently scoring and busting big plays, Kamara has become one of the most unique every-week RB1s in recent memory. His stop/start skill-set can call to mind a Tyreek Hill out of the backfield. He gets the Panthers' tough defense for Week 13.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 07:39:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 05:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Taysom Hill
RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3Trey Edmunds
4Jonathan Williams
5Daniel Lasco
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3RB1Alvin Kamara
2Mark Ingram
WR11Michael Thomas
2Tommylee Lewis
3Austin Carr
4Dan Arnold
5Josh Huff
WR21Ted Ginn
2Brandon Coleman
3Willie Snead
4Travin Dural
5Paul Turner
WR31Brandon Coleman
TE1Josh Hill
2Coby Fleener
3Michael Hoomanawanui
4Garrett Griffin
5Alex Ellis
LT1Terron Armstead
2Nate Theaker
LG1Andrus Peat
2John Fullington
C1Max Unger
2Cameron Tom
3Jack Allen
RG1Larry Warford
2Landon Turner
3Gabe Ikard
RT1Ryan Ramczyk
2Zach Strief
K1Wil Lutz