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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 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

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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

Mark Ingram (toe) returned to practice on Thursday.

He'll likely be listed as "limited," but Ingram should be good to go against the Cardinals. The problem is that his toe issue isn't going away, and seems to get tweaked at least once per game. That, coupled with the Cardinals' stout run defense makes Ingram a risk/reward RB2 for the fantasy semifinals.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 03:12:00 PM

Mark Ingram (toe, knee) didn't practice Wednesday.

Ingram managed just eight touches playing through his injuries last week. The Saints are likely getting him some rest. Ingram's status will be updated Thursday.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 05:40:00 PM

Mark Ingram rushed seven times for 14 yards in the Saints' Week 14 loss to the Bucs, adding a nine-yard reception.

It was a disastrous outing, one where Ingram managed only one more touch than Tim Hightower while getting out-gained 39-23. We seem to be back to square one in the Saints' backfield. It will be a situation to avoid if at all possible in Week 15, as the Saints are headed on the road against the Cardinals' solid run defense.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:49:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Mark Ingram (toe/knee, questionable) is expected to play in Week 14 at Tampa Bay.

Ingram took Thursday's practice off, but he turned in "limited" sessions on Wednesday and Friday and was always seen as likely to play. Ingram played through his toe injury in Week 13 and left the field at one point, but returned. Per Rapoport, Ingram "should be moving better" in this week's game against the Bucs.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 01:18:00 AM

Mark Ingram (toe, knee, questionable) returned to a limited practice on Friday.

That puts him on track to play Sunday against Tampa Bay. Ingram has had some big weeks recently, but his usage remains somewhat of a guessing game. Last week he was out-snapped by Travaris Cadet. Ingram will be a risky RB2 against a Bucs' defense that has performed much better recently.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 03:12:00 PM

Mark Ingram (toe) was downgraded to "DNP" in Thursday's practice.

Ingram seems poised to play through his toe issue for the second straight game, but mid-week downgrades are always eye-catching. We wouldn't consider the matter settled. Ingram will probably suit up as a low-end RB2 against the Bucs, but owners need to keep checking his status.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 04:18:00 PM

Mark Ingram (toe, knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Ingram had a minor setback with his toe injury last week. He likely won't get in much practice time but should play Sunday. Playing at less than 100 percent, Ingram is a risky RB2 against the Bucs.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 05:25:00 PM

Mark Ingram rushed seven times for 37 yards in the Saints' Week 13 loss to the Lions, adding five receptions for 16 additional yards.

Ingram couldn't get any volume going in a game the Lions controlled from the opening whistle. Ingram also missed a series or two after tweaking his toe injury. He's undoubtedly going to miss more practice time this week. Provided he's healthy enough to suit up, Ingram will be a volatile RB2 against the Bucs in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 05:18:00 PM

Mark Ingram (toe) is active for Week 13 against the Lions.

Ingram seemed genuinely questionable for a time this week, but is ready to split work with Tim Hightower. Ingram absolutely tore it up in last week's romp over the Rams, but it's fair to wonder how often he'll get the ball at less than 100 percent. Our guess is that Hightower will probably win the touch war, making him the slightly better fantasy play. Ingram is on the RB2 borderline for Week 13. Inactive for the Saints are WR Jake Lampman, CB De'Vante Harris, RB Marcus Murphy, LT Terron Armstead, RB Daniel Lasco, OL Landon Turner and LB Sam Barrington.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 11:39:00 AM