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Mark Ingram | Running Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: Alabama
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Mark Ingram rushed 14 times for 50 yards and a touchdown and caught 5-of-5 targets for 49 yards Week 3 against the Panthers.
With the Panthers not afraid of the deep passing game, Ingram struggled to find running room all day. He also continued to lose a concerning amount of carries to Khiry Robinson, who had seven carries and scored on a two-yard rush in the fourth quarter. Ingram has been involved enough in the passing game to maintain RB2 value, but he has been far from impressive through three weeks. Sep 27 - 6:24 PM

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Mark Ingram had 16 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Bucs.

He added three catches for five yards. Ingram was held in check by Gerald McCoy and the Bucs run defense. He lost a fourth-quarter fumble and was outplayed by Khiry Robinson in the second half. Ingram continued to get all red-zone work, with his touchdown coming from 11 yards out. C.J. Spiller was active, but played a limited role. Ingram will be an RB2 against the Panthers in Week 3.
Sep 20 - 4:49 PM

Mark Ingram rushed nine times for 24 yards and caught eight balls for 98 yards in the Saints' Week 1 loss to Arizona.

Ingram shared time near-evenly with Khiry Robinson, who handled 13 touches in the opener. This was without C.J. Spiller (knee) active. Ingram's receiving usage still shouldn't be immediately passed off as a fluke; he showed much better in the passing game this preseason, and wound up with a team-high nine targets against Arizona. It's good news for Ingram's PPR value, and there will be higher-scoring rushing games ahead. Ingram will be a borderline RB1 when the Saints face the Buccaneers in Week 2.
Sep 13 - 7:42 PM

Mark Ingram rushed four times for 13 yards and caught a 12-yard pass in the Saints' third preseason game.

Ingram was sharp on early outside-zone runs and caught a nifty screen pass on the Saints' opening drive, picking up a dozen. Ingram's increased role in the passing game has come to fruition this August, catching four balls for 57 yards over the last two exhibition games. Ingram is a low-end RB1 pick who could benefit in PPR if C.J. Spiller (knee) misses regular season time.
Aug 30 - 5:25 PM

Mark Ingram wants to be used more in the passing game.

"I know I'm a three-down back," said Ingram. "I take pride in being an every-down back, being a back that doesn't have to come off the field, being a back that can do everything that's asked of him within the scheme of the offense." Ingram has reportedly been "featured" in the passing game during practice and had three receptions in the second preseason game. C.J. Spiller will be the primary receiver out of the backfield when healthy, but Ingram has a decent shot to top 30 receptions for the first time in his career.
Source: ESPN
Aug 25 - 9:22 AM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett said RB Mark Ingram has been "featured" in the passing game once or twice a practice.

With C.J. Spiller out, the Saints are giving Ingram a larger role in the passing offense. That will likely change once Spiller returns, but it is an important nugget to keep in mind if Spiller is forced to miss any time this year. Ingram had 36 of the 156 targets Saints' running backs saw last season.
Aug 20 - 12:50 PM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett expects Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller to end up "very close" in 2015 yards from scrimmage.

Another Saints reporter previously suggested Spiller could even end up with more touches than Ingram. Triplett is confident Ingram will lead the Saints in touches -- primarily because he'll get so many more carries -- but it's clear New Orleans is planning on a split backfield. Ingram is still a good bet for 14-plus carries per game, and he'll gobble up all available goal-line work.
Jun 21 - 4:09 PM

Mark Ingram (foot/ankle) has resumed practicing.

The Saints held Ingram out for parts of the last two weeks, but it was never a concern. Ingram is a borderline RB1 in the Saints' new run-balanced offense.
Jun 10 - 5:30 PM

Mark Ingram has been sidelined at OTAs with a foot/ankle issue.

Coach Sean Payton stresses that it's nothing "significant," and the team is just being cautious. Ingram was going "full speed" at OTAs prior to last Thursday, when the Saints decided to back off him and let him rest. It doesn't sound like anything serious, but it bears keeping an eye on until Ingram returns to the field.
Jun 5 - 11:15 AM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett projects 240 touches for Mark Ingram, 150 for C.J. Spiller and 90 for Khiry Robinson this season.

The Saints have a long history of using their backs situationally. The difference this year should be an increased focus on the run game and defense as they try to reduce the amount of points needed to win. So there's plenty of room for Ingram to exceed this 15.0 per game touch projection, especially considering he got 19.6 per game last year. Triplett confirms that Robinson will be a strict backup.
Apr 14 - 10:35 AM

Mark Ingram's four-year, $16 million deal contains $7.6 million guaranteed and a $3.6 million signing bonus.

The base salaries are $1 million (2015), $3 million (2016 and 2017), and $4 million (2018). His salaries in 2015 and 2016 are both fully guaranteed. As the salaries never become bloated, the contractual structure suggests the Saints intend for Ingram to play out the entire deal. With an increased commitment to the running game as 36-year-old Drew Brees shows signs of decline, Ingram will be a candidate for RB1 fantasy production for the foreseeable future.
Mar 9 - 12:12 PM

Saints re-signed RB Mark Ingram to a four-year, $16 million contract.

After playing limited snaps in a committee his first three NFL seasons, Ingram finally broke out when given a featured role in 2014, rushing for 964 yards and nine touchdowns despite missing three games to injury. Ingram's new deal should lock him in as the clear starter over Khiry Robinson, with Travaris Cadet a candidate to replace Pierre Thomas as the passing-down back. Ingram showed true workhorse ability when healthy last year and has RB1 potential in the Saints' high-powered offense. Still only 25 years old, Ingram is averaging 4.65 yards per carry over his last 23 games.
Mar 7 - 8:23 PM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett believes the Saints are looking to pay free agent RB Mark Ingram less than $4 million per year.

"I figure the dividing line will be about $4 million per year," Triplett said. "If a team is willing to pay more, Ingram will likely be gone. Less -- and he might just stay." Coach Sean Payton has said multiple times he would like to keep Ingram, and a crowded free agent and draft class could suppress Ingram's value. With the Saints squarely in salary cap purgatory, they would need Ingram to come a steep discount. Ingram is Rotoworld's No. 4 available running back.
Mar 7 - 10:10 AM

Lyons Yellin of WWL-TV in Louisiana has "heard rumblings" the Eagles have interest in free agent Mark Ingram.

Whereas Shady McCoy was an at-times improvisational east-west back, Ingram is a north-south runner whose addition in Philadelphia would constitute a changing of the guard. There were rumblings late in the year that coach Chip Kelly was displeased with McCoy's tendency to freelance in his running game, which also led to Bryce Brown's ouster last offseason. A more assignment-sound runner than McCoy, Ingram's fantasy stock would skyrocket in Philly.
Mar 4 - 11:31 AM

Saints coach Sean Payton said free agent Mark Ingram is "someone that we want to keep."

Payton said he spoke with Ingram Monday, adding that the Saints are "very close" with his agent. Several running backs were added to the market last week (Reggie Bush, Steven Jackson and DeAngelo Williams to name a few), which could reduce Ingram's asking price. New Orleans is way over the cap right now and can only afford Ingram if he comes back on a team-friendly deal.
Source: Fox Sports
Mar 3 - 8:28 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
3Garrett Grayson
RB1Mark Ingram
2C.J. Spiller
3Khiry Robinson
4Marcus Murphy
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1C.J. Spiller
2Mark Ingram
FB1Austin Johnson
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Willie Snead
WR21Brandon Coleman
2Marques Colston
3Joe Morgan
WR31Marques Colston
TE1Ben Watson
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
LT1Terron Armstead
LG1Tim Lelito
C1Max Unger
2Senio Kelemete
RG1Jahri Evans
2Mike McGlynn
RT1Zach Strief
2Andrus Peat
K1Zach Hocker