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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 11 times for 134 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 11 win over the Redskins, adding three catches for 21 additional yards.
The 100-yard day on the ground was Ingram's fourth in six games since Adrian Peterson was dealt. He was having a quiet day until overtime, where he piled up 51 yards on two carries. His score was a cannon shot 36-yarder in the first quarter where he put a defender on skates at the second level. All eight of Ingram's scores have come since Peterson's trade. Ingram will be a top-five RB1 for Week 12 against the Rams. Nov 19 - 5:08 PM

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Mark Ingram rushed 21 times for 131 yards and three touchdowns in the Saints' Week 10 win over the Bills.

Buffalo struggled to stop the Saints’ running game from the first snap, and Ingram took advantage with 43 yards and a touchdown on the opening drive. He kept up the strong running throughout the first half, and he added a second touchdown with a powerful three-yard run in the second quarter. After yet another long run helped set up an Alvin Kamara touchdown on the opening drive of the second half, a Saints takeaway set up Ingram for his third rushing score midway through the third quarter. It was a dominating performance from the entire running game and Ingram in particular. He will be a locked-in RB1 next week against Washington.
Nov 12 - 4:02 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 16 times for 77 yards while adding one reception for two yards in Sunday's Week 9 win over the Buccaneers.

Ingram had a 32-yard run in the 3rd Quarter, but was more or less nondescript for the rest of the game since he didn't find the end zone for the first time in three games and wasn't involved in the passing game. He had just one target in the game after having four or more in every week of the season coming in. Despite incoming concerns about Ingram's snaps after fumbling twice in the 4th Quarter last week, he played 60 percent of the team snaps, his highest rate since Week 6. The lack of receiving output was likely just a random occurrence and Ingram should still be played confidently Week 10 against the Bills.
Nov 5 - 4:57 PM

Coach Sean Payton said he's sure Mark Ingram will bounce back from his two late-game fumbles against the Bears in Week 8.

Payton didn't take the matter lightly, however. "You're carrying the ball and you're carrying the team's hopes and dreams," Payton said of Ingram's fumbles. "I'm sure he'll respond. I know he was disappointed and upset. I was upset." Ingram lost both fumbles, making the game a bit too close for the Saints' liking. Ingram remains locked in as the 1A back in New Orleans ahead of Alvin Kamara. After getting benched for fumbles Week 8 last season, Payton went right back to Ingram in Week 9 against the 49ers, and Ingram exploded for 171 yards and two scores.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 1 - 1:08 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 18 times for 75 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against Chicago.

He also had six catches for 24 yards. Ingram has been on fire since the Adrian Peterson trade, with 100 yards or a touchdown in three straight games. He continued to see more work than Alvin Kamara, who was held to 11 touches. The Saints have recommitted to running over their five-game win streak. Ingram will be a top-10 play against the Bucs in Week 9.
Oct 29 - 4:41 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 22 times for 105 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 7 win over the Packers.

He added four receptions for five yards. Ingram was in a near-even rotation with Alvin Kamara, but dominated the Saints' work on the ground. He also took the lead in the second half/clock-killing mode. Kamara was more involved in the passing/screen game, catching five passes on seven looks. Ingram has now gone over 100 yards on the ground in both games since Adrian Peterson's trade. Even with Kamara balling out, Ingram is setting in as an RB1. The Saints' backfield is similar to Atlanta's. The Bears are a tough matchup for Week 8.
Oct 22 - 4:40 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 25 times for 114 yards and two touchdowns while catching five passes for 36 yards in the Saints' 52-38, Week 6 win over the Lions.

This was a wild, marathon game which finished well after the late afternoon games kicked and featured five non-offensive touchdowns. Up 45-10 at one point, the Saints were able to lean on the running game most of the day, and Ingram took advantage. Alvin Kamara got the start, but Ingram was given three touches including a catch on the first drive, and he got loose for a 51-yard run down the sideline on the second possession. His first touchdown was a one-yard plunge after a turnover and long Ted Ginn catch set up the Saints at the goal line, and he scored again from two yards out in the second quarter. Ingram was mostly bottled up in the second half, but the 11 carries he saw after the break allowed him to top 100 yards on the ground for the first time this season. Locked in as the early-down and goal-line back on a great offense, Ingram will be in the RB1 conversation moving forward.
Oct 15 - 4:51 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 14 times for 45 yards and caught 4-of-8 targets for 17 yards in the Saints' Week 4 win over the Dolphins in London.

Ingram got the start, but he ceded six touches to Alvin Kamara on the first drive and 15 overall in the game. He was the clear back of choice on early downs, however, seeing snaps even if he did not get touches during both of New Orleans’ red-zone trips, and was given the clock-killing carries late in the game. With Adrian Peterson seemingly being worked out of the rotation, Ingram should be a solid fantasy option more weeks than not. He will be a low-end RB2 against the Lions following New Orleans' Week 5 bye.
Oct 1 - 12:59 PM

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

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