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Mark Ingram | Running Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: Alabama
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Mark Ingram rushed 10 times for 16 yards in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Lions.
He added 13 yards on two catches. Ingram was completely ineffective outside of a 16-yard run in the fourth quarter as the Lions bottled up the Saints' rushing attack. Despite the struggles, Ingram dominated the early-down work, and looks set to have a similar role to the one he occupied before the injury. He will be an erratic RB3/FLEX moving forward. Oct 19 - 4:58 PM

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Mark Ingram (hand) is officially active against the Lions Week 7.

Ingram's status this week was never in doubt. He should get 12-15 touches. He is a low-end RB2 against the Lions' tough rush defense.
Oct 19 - 11:33 AM

Mark Ingram (hand) is listed as probable for Week 7 after turning in a full week of practice.

Ingram's role isn't entirely clear in a tough matchup with the Lions, but he will be active and ready to share time in New Orleans' backfield.
Oct 17 - 4:14 PM

Mark Ingram (hand) remained "full" on Thursday.

Ingram is going to be active against the Lions. The question is how he'll split up work with Khiry Robinson. Ingram will be the Saints' primary early-down back, but it's possible he won't receive his normal reps after being sidelined over a month. He can't be trusted as more than an RB3 for Week 7.
Oct 16 - 4:36 PM

Mark Ingram (hand) said he's full go and taking all his normal reps at practice this week.

Ingram added that he's taking handoffs, catching passes, and isn't being eased or babied back into the mix. Look for Ingram to return to his role as the Saints' early-down ball-carrier, handling 12-15 carries per game and all of the goal-line work. However, he'll be a low-end RB2 against the Lions' stingy run defense. Khiry Robinson's role will be reduced, as he'll head back to handling 6-8 carries.
Oct 15 - 3:59 PM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett said Mark Ingram (hand) "could be eased back into action."

Triplett eventually expects Ingram to reclaim his role as the lead back in New Orleans, but believes the emergence of Khiry Robinson gives the Saints the option to take it slow with Ingram. There is also a concern about how big Ingram's workload will be once he returns to the lead role. Ingram out-touched Robinson 28-to-14 through the first two weeks of the season, but that gap is sure to shrink following three solid performances from Robinson in Ingram's absence. Ingram is expected back following the Saints' Week 6 bye, but will be a risky start against the Lions' stingy rush defense.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 11 - 10:01 AM

Mark Ingram (hand) said on Friday that he "should be back" for Week 7 against the Lions.

"I'm healing up nicely," Ingram said. "Staying ready to pick up where I left off." Coach Sean Payton hinted earlier in the week there was a "chance" Ingram would be ready when the Saints come out of their bye week. He still has a cast on the hand, but is looking to get it replaced with a smaller, softer one next week. Expect Ingram to return as the Saints' early-down back, seeing 12-15 carries.
Oct 10 - 9:51 AM

Coach Sean Payton said "there's a chance" Mark Ingram (hand) plays Week 7 against the Lions.

The Saints are on their bye week. Ingram is still sporting a hard cast on his hand where he broke a bone at a point where the thumb and hand come together. Payton thinks Ingram can ditch the hard cast for a smaller, padded one by this time next week. It remains to be seen how carries will be split in the Saints' backfield after Khiry Robinson played well in Ingram's absence. But Ingram, himself, was running well before the injury. We'd expect Ingram to get the bulk of the early-down work at 12-15 carries per game with Robinson seeing 8-10.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 8 - 12:37 PM

A league source tells ESPN the "thinking remains" that Mark Ingram (hand) will be ready to return following the Saints' Week 6 bye.

Week 7 has been Ingram's return target since he broke his hand in Week 2. It's time to scoop Ingram up if he's been dropped in your 10-12 team league. Although Khiry Robinson has run well in Ingram's absence, Ingram should be returning to the Saints' No. 1 early-down role.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 6 - 2:52 PM

Saints declared RB Mark Ingram, FB Erik Lorig, FS Jairus Byrd, WR Joe Morgan, WR Nick Toon, LB Ronald Powell, and NT Brandon Deaderick inactive for Week 5 against the Bucs.

Ingram is aiming for a Week 7 return from a broken hand. Byrd will be placed on injured reserve this week with a torn meniscus in his knee suffered in practice.
Oct 5 - 11:37 AM

CBS' Jason La Canfora confirms Mark Ingram (hand) remains on pace to return following the Week 6 bye.

Ingram was running like one of the best backs in the league at the time of his injury. He'll immediately resume first-string power duties upon his return, sending Khiry Robinson into a bench role. Owners should be trying to stash Ingram if possible.
Sep 28 - 9:40 PM

Mark Ingram underwent surgery to have two screws inserted into his broken hand.

Ingram suffered the injury in the first half of Sunday's loss to the Browns, but played through it. It was a displaced fracture, so there was no way he could play through it this week. Coach Sean Payton doesn't expect Ingram to miss much time. Khiry Robinson will handle lead-back duties while Ingram is out.
Sep 17 - 3:15 PM

Mark Ingram has been diagnosed with a broken hand, and will be sidelined "at least" one month.

It's a severe blow to both the Saints and fantasy owners. Ingram had finally turned a corner in his NFL career, running as well as any back in the league en route to 143 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries (5.95 YPC). Now the Saints will turn to talented Khiry Robinson for an expanded big-back role, while also relying on Pierre Thomas for more touches. With defenses showing so many dime looks against Drew Brees, the underrated Robinson is a must-add.
Sep 15 - 12:29 PM

Mark Ingram rushed for 83 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Browns.

Ingram's strong 2014 continues. He caught 3-of-4 targets in the passing game for an additional 21 yards and has been a major part of the offense through the season's first two weeks. Khiry Robinson mixes in on early downs, but it's mostly been Ingram doing the work. Pierre Thomas is the passing-down back. Ingram is running harder than ever and has out-touched Robinson 28-14 through two games. Ingram's score came from one yard away and was set up by a Jimmy Graham catch in the red zone. Ingram is firmly on the RB2 map. He'll get the Vikings in Week 3.
Sep 14 - 5:24 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 13 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns against the Falcons Week 1.

Aside from a stretch in the second quarter, Ingram was clearly the No. 1 option on early downs for the Saints, and his 14 touches were the most among New Orleans' running backs. The Saints' backfield will continue to be a quagmire, but Ingram has the best chance of the bunch to emerge as a usable fantasy asset. He will remain an RB3/FLEX play against the Browns next week.
Sep 7 - 4:38 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
RB1Mark Ingram
2Pierre Thomas
3Khiry Robinson
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
FB1Austin Johnson
2Erik Lorig
WR11Marques Colston
2Brandin Cooks
3Joe Morgan
WR21Kenny Stills
2Robert Meachem
3Nick Toon
WR31Brandin Cooks
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
4Tom Crabtree
K1Shayne Graham