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Mark Ingram | Running Back | #22

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (28) / NO
Contract: view contract details

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Mark Ingram rushed 16 times for 51 yards in the Saints' Week 6 win over the Panthers.
He added two catches for nine yards. Once again, the Saints found a new way to not let Ingram score a touchdown. Instead of giving it to Ingram on 4th-and-1 from the two-yard line in the first quarter, New Orleans dialed up a Coby Fleener sweep for the two-yard rushing touchdown. Ingram is still getting a ton of touches and will be an RB1/2 next week at the Chiefs. Oct 16 - 5:45 PM

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Mark Ingram (illness) returned to Saints practice Friday.

The illness prevented Ingram from practicing on Thursday, but there was never legitimate doubt about his status. He'll be a low-end RB1 versus Carolina.
Oct 14 - 2:20 PM

Updating an earlier item, Mark Ingram missed Thursday's practice with an illness.

Unless Ingram has a super bug, he'll be ready for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Players almost never sit with "illness." Catching more passes in recent weeks, Ingram has fortified his RB1 floor.
Oct 13 - 4:15 PM

Mark Ingram was absent from Saints practice on Thursday.

Ingram wasn't on the Wednesday injury report, so it's either a new issue or a personal day. Our guess is the latter, but we'll know for sure when the Saints issue Thursday's report in 1-2 hours.
Oct 13 - 3:04 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 18 times for 57 yards and a touchdown while catching 6-of-7 targets for an additional 49 yards Week 4 against the Chargers.

Ingram came out of the gates strong, gaining 20 yards on his first three carries, but he was bottled up the rest of the game. He did supplement his rushing total with a solid day through the air, and he now has 10 catches total in the last two games. It could have been an even bigger fantasy game for Ingram, but John Kuhn scored three touchdowns near the goal line. The Saints will hopefully try to get their running game fixed over the bye, but Ingram is still on pace for 1,388 total yards and eight touchdowns. He will be a solid RB1 against the Panthers Week 6.
Oct 2 - 8:41 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 15 times for 77 yards and caught 4-of-6 targets for 30 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' Week 3 loss to the Falcons, adding a two-point conversion.

The five-yard touchdown catch came when Ingram motioned out wide left and caught a screen pass before waltzing into the end zone inside the pylon. It was his first receiving touchdown of his career. As evidenced by his 5.1 YPC average, Ingram had gaping holes to run through most of the night. He also had a lengthy run called back on a holding penalty by Coby Fleener. After seeing just 27 total touches Weeks 1-2, the 19 on Monday night gives Ingram owners a sigh of relief. Backups Travaris Cadet and Tim Hightower combined for nine touches. Ingram will be a locked-in RB1 next week at a Chargers defense that was gashed by Spencer Ware in Week 1 and Frank Gore this past Sunday.
Sep 27 - 12:19 AM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett isn't worried about Mark Ingram's production through two games.

Ingram has a modest 27 touches, and has yet to find the end zone. Triplett blames Ingram's underwhelming numbers on the Saints' proclivity to abandon the run, something he admits will remain an issue going forward. The biggest concern from a fantasy perspective might be the 10 targets Ingram has ceded to Travaris Cadet in the passing game, though Ingram out-targeted Cadet 4-3 in Week 2. Ingram has a soft Week 3 matchup in the Falcons. He remains in the RB1 conversation.
Sep 20 - 1:47 PM

Mark Ingram rushed nine times for 30 yards while securing all four of his targets for 17 receiving yards Sunday in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Giants.

The Saints didn’t run much on Sunday and even when they did Ingram and Tim Hightower were both ineffective. Ingram disappeared after halftime, turning three second-half carries into only six yards. With just 27 touches through two games, perhaps we overestimated Ingram at the start of the year. Maybe he’ll find the light next week in a plus matchup against Atlanta.
Sep 18 - 5:30 PM

Mark Ingram rushed 12 times for 58 yards in New Orleans' Week 1 loss to the Raiders, adding two catches for 29 additional yards.

Ingram should have gotten more work, as the Saints were moving the ball and playing from ahead for almost the entire afternoon. The passing attack was simply too good, creating little incentive to get the run game going. If there's a concern, it's that Ingram got out-targeted 7-2 by Travaris Cadet. Ingram's increased passing game usage was a huge factor in his 2015 success. He'll be an RB1 for next week's road trip against the Giants.
Sep 11 - 5:17 PM

Mark Ingram rushed seven times for 17 yards and missed his lone target in the Saints' third preseason game Friday night.

The stats weren't there, but the Saints' offensive line got bullied in the trenches by Pittsburgh's defensive front. Perhaps most notably, Ingram essentially rotated with C.J. Spiller on the first-team offense. Indications are Spiller could have a bigger role than expected to open the year. Ingram remains the lead back and will gobble up goal-line chances in a high-scoring offense.
Aug 26 - 10:07 PM

Mark Ingram said he wants to retain his role in the passing game.

Ingram entered 2015 with just 53 catches total through four seasons, but he racked up 50 catches in just 12 games last year. "The last couple of years, I’ve had a lot more opportunities to show my abilities all-around," Ingram said. "I just want to be a guy who people look at me and say, ‘he’s one of the top backs in the league hands-down.Somebody that you have to respect and know where he’s at on every snap.'" With the added passing-game element he flashed last year, Ingram proved he has legit RB1 ability when healthy, but he has played in all 16 games just once in his career. Even with those injury concerns and C.J. Spiller a theoretical threat to his targets, Ingram is something of a value in the third round.
Jul 4 - 8:46 AM

Mark Ingram agreed to convert $2.235 million of his $3 million salary into a "signing" bonus, creating $1.49 million of cap space for the Saints.

GM Mickey Loomis has continued his "rob Peter to pay Paul" method in order to fit some free-agent signings on the books, though Ingram isn't losing any money here. He's just getting it up front. Ingram was having a fine 2015 before going down in December with a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder. With Khiry Robinson gone, Ingram is solidified as the Saints' top back.
Mar 30 - 9:26 AM

Mark Ingram (injured reserve) will have surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder Thursday.

Ingram originally suffered an AC sprain Week 10 against the Redskins, but he injured the same shoulder further last week against the Panthers and was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. He should be fully healthy for the start of OTAs. Tim Hightower and C.J. Spiller will form a low-value committee with Ingram sidelined.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 09:43:00 AM

Saints placed RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Ingram played through his shoulder issue the last two weeks, but his workloads had been limited. He'll be shut down for the final month, ending his season at 1,174 total yards (4.6 YPC) and six touchdowns over 12 games. The Saints will move forward with a committee of C.J. Spiller and Tim Hightower. Ingram should be fully healthy for the start of OTAs.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 04:56:00 PM

NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports Mark Ingram is "dealing with a serious shoulder injury" that may end his season.

Ingram first popped up on the injury report Week 12 with the shoulder issue, but has been listed as probable the past two weeks. During those games, he's seen his workload scaled back a bit, and we may have a reason now. With Khiry Robinson (leg) already done for the year, would be left with C.J. Spiller, Tim Hightower, and KR-type Marcus Murphy at running back if Ingram has to hit the shelf. It'd be awful timing for fantasy owners. Ingram is currently the overall RB3 and has been as consistent as they come much of the year.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 01:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
3Joe Callahan
RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3Travaris Cadet
4Daniel Lasco
5Marcus Murphy
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
FB1John Kuhn
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Brandon Coleman
3Tommylee Lewis
WR21Willie Snead
2Michael Thomas
WR31Michael Thomas
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
LT1Terron Armstead
2Tony Hills
LG1Andrus Peat
2Tim Lelito
C1Max Unger
2Landon Turner
RG1Jahri Evans
2Senio Kelemete
RT1Zach Strief
K1Wil Lutz