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Mark Ingram | Running Back | #22

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (28) / NO
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Mark Ingram rushed 14 times for 56 yards in the Saints' Week 3 win over the Panthers, adding two receptions for 30 yards.
Ingram was easily the Saints' best back, but still ceded nine carries to Adrian Peterson and five touches to Alvin Kamara. Ingram did receive one goal-line carry, but lost five yards. Nevertheless, Ingram seems to slowly be subduing Peterson in the Saints' backfield battle. Ingram has soundly out-played Peterson every time the Saints have taken the field this season. The uncertainty still renders Ingram more of an RB3/FLEX than RB2, but he has a juicy Week 4 matchup in the Dolphins. Sep 24 - 4:56 PM

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Mark Ingram rushed eight times for 52 yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 24 yards in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Patriots.

A 28-yard run on the final play of the game made his stat line look better, but both Ingram and Adrian Peterson struggled to get much going on the ground against a defense which was shredded by Kareem Hunt in Week 1. More importantly, the Saints are intent upon using a rotation, limiting Ingram's touch and touchdown upside. Passing-game usage make Ingram usable in all leagues and even a solid option in PPR, but this looks like it will be a frustrating situation all season.
Sep 17 - 5:00 PM

Mark Ingram rushed six times for 17 yards and caught all five of his targets for 54 yards in the Saints' Week 1 loss to the Vikings.

Ingram was held in check most of the night before piling up four catches for 36 yards on the Saints' final drive in garbage time. He and rookie Alvin Kamara were coach Sean Payton's preferred backfield option with the Saints playing from behind most of the night. Kamara played 31 snaps to Ingram's 26, while newcomer Adrian Peterson was buried with just nine snaps. When all is said and done, Ingram is the most trustworthy Saints back, but a lot is going to be decided by game flow and script in this backfield. Keep firing Ingram up as an RB2 next week against New England.
Sep 11 - 10:57 PM

Mark Ingram rushed four times for nine yards and caught two passes for 11 yards in the Saints' third preseason game.

Ingram got the start and the entire first series to himself, but he rotated with Adrian Peterson the rest of the way. Peterson got more carries, but Ingram appeared to be the back of choice on third down -- rookie Alvin Kamara did not see the field with the first team. It would not be surprising to see that same split once the games start to matter, creating a headache for fantasy owners. At a slightly lower cost and a better asset in the passing game, Ingram looks like the slightly better fantasy bet.
Aug 26 - 9:49 PM

Mark Ingram said he wants to prove he is a "complete back."

"You know Le'Veon Bell, David Johnson, I feel like I can do the same thing that those guys do, given the opportunity," Ingram said. "I just want to make sure...I keep proving I'm more than capable of coming out of the backfield and catching the ball." Ingram quietly has caught 96 passes over the last two seasons, and ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett reports Ingram has been "very active in the passing game" so far in camp. In fact, Triplett believes Ingram is "the safe bet to play the most snaps and rack up the most total yards" because of his ability as a receiver. Adrian Peterson is a big threat to his workload on early downs, but Ingram should remain a big part of the offense.
Source: ESPN
Aug 3 - 9:47 AM

Per ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett, Mark Ingram has been "very active in the passing game all camp."

On Tuesday, Triplett noted that Ingram looked like Pierre Thomas on a screen pass. The Saints may view Ingram as their best fit for the old Thomas role with Adrian Peterson as the Deuce McAllister and Alvin Kamara perhaps eventually developing into a bigger Darren Sproles. Quietly, Ingram has finished top 15 amongst NFL running backs in receptions in back-to-back seasons.
Aug 2 - 12:32 PM

Mark Ingram said he is "not afraid of competition."

That is a good thing considering the Saints added future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson. "It doesn't matter who's in the backfield with me, who I'm competing with, I'm always going to give my 100 percent all," Ingram said. "He's still a great player, he's overcome a lot of adversity. But at the end of the day, I'm going to compete, no matter who it is." Better in the passing game and a better bet to stay on the field, Ingram is the preferred fantasy option, but both should struggle for consistent work in a crowded backfield.
Source: ESPN
Jun 12 - 10:29 AM

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski doesn't expect the Eagles to trade for Mark Ingram.

Since the Saints lost C Max Unger to foot surgery, rumors have surfaced of New Orleans pursuing Eagles C Jason Kelce, and Philly asking for Ingram. It makes sense from a need standpoint, but the Saints have shown no inclination to move Ingram, and they're not going to just give him away. More likely is the Eagles looking at Jeremy Hill or another back that gets cut.
May 10 - 1:00 PM

Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate expects Mark Ingram to remain the Saints' starter even if Adrian Peterson is signed.

At worst, both backs will have a role as Underhill notes the Saints rushed 404 times last season, and face an easier schedule this year, meaning they should have more rushing attempts in positive game script. Ingram's versatility will keep him heavily involved; Peterson never developed passing-game value as a receiver or pass blocker. Free agent loss Tim Hightower left behind 155 unaccounted-for touches, so the Saints were always going to add another back.
Apr 24 - 4:09 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 20 times for 103 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' Week 17 loss to the Falcons.

Ingram added six catches for 29 yards on eight targets. The Saints were "very aware" that Ingram was 60 rushing yards away from 1,000 heading into the finale, and they made it a point to get it for him. Ingram finishes the year with 205 carries for 1,043 yards and six touchdowns, averaging a career-best 5.1 YPC. It's Ingram's first career 1,000-yard year. Despite all the ups and downs coach Sean Payton put Ingram through via the committee in the backfield, Ingram still finished as the overall RB11 through Week 16. He added 46 catches for 319 yards and his first four receiving touchdowns. Ingram just turned 27 in December and has two years left on his contract. It remains to be seen if Payton will be back at the controls as the Saints' coach.
Jan 1 - 8:50 PM

Saints RT Zach Strief said the team is "very aware" that Mark Ingram is 60 yards away from 1,000.

"We're very well aware of what Mark needs to get to 1,000, and it's a big goal for us this week," said Strief. "I think it's important to all of us." The Saints have already been eliminated and appear to be going all in on Ingram's pursuit of 1,000 rushing yards. Expect him to be fed early and often Sunday against Atlanta. Ingram makes for a great DFS play this week.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 06:04:00 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 18 times for 90 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints' Week 16 win over the Bucs.

He added two catches for three yards. Ingram didn't give coach Sean Payton the opportunity to yank him for Tim Hightower at the goal line, notching scores of six and 14 yards. Ingram was running with a purpose, and is closing the year strong. He enters Week 17 averaging 5.08 yards per carry. The Falcons are a juicy Week 17 matchup.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 07:40:00 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 17 times for 78 yards and caught 2-of-4 targets for 14 yards Week 15 against the Cardinals.

Ingram opened the game hot, going for 38 yards on six carries on the first drive of the game. He only saw two carries the rest of the first half as Drew Brees ended a couple drives with long touchdowns, but he kept the good game going with several big runs in the second half. Unfortunately, Tim Hightower was gifted two goal-line chances and Brees found Michael Thomas for a short score on the three drives the Saints took inside the 10. Ingram was visibly upset on the sidelines after Hightower’s second touchdown. Even so, it was a good bounce-back performance considering Ingram was given just seven carries in three of the previous four games. One of those performances came against the Bucs, who Ingram will see again at home on Saturday. He will be an RB2 in that matchup.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 07:37:00 PM

Mark Ingram (toe) and Michael Thomas (foot) are active for Week 15 against the Cardinals.

It is not a surprise after both were left off the final injury report. Thomas is a solid WR2 even in a tough matchup, but Ingram is a risk/reward FLEX play with an uncertain workload. New Orleans declared CB Delvin Breaux (shoulder), LB Stephone Anthony (knee), RB Daniel Lasco (shoulder), C Jack Allen, RB Marcus Murphy, WR Jake Lampman, and LB Travis Feeney inactive for Week 15.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 02:39:00 PM

Mark Ingram is not on the Saints' final injury report.

Over his toe injury, Ingram is a volatile RB2/flex play against Arizona.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 04:14:00 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
FB1John Kuhn
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
K1Wil Lutz