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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Chase Daniel
3Taysom Hill
RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3Daniel Lasco
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
FB1Zach Line
WR11Michael Thomas
2Willie Snead
3Tommylee Lewis
WR21Ted Ginn
2Brandon Coleman
3Austin Carr
WR31Willie Snead
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
LT1Terron Armstead
2Ryan Ramczyk
LG1Andrus Peat
2John Greco
C1Max Unger
2Josh LeRibeus
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Ryan Ramczyk
2Senio Kelemete
K1Wil Lutz