It seems unlikely that Saints RBs Pierre Thomas or Khiry Robinson will return to the field Thursday after both were also held out of Sunday’s game -- though neither has been ruled out yet. The Saints’ Tuesday practice was more of a glorified walkthrough since they’ve had such little recovery time between games.
Running back Mark Ingram insisted he’ll be ready to carry a heavy load again if needed. Ingram carried the ball a career-high 24 times Sunday night for 172 yards.
According to the story, Ingram said he feels a little sore -- naturally -- but insisted he feels good. He also said the increased reps can also be a positive since they help his body get into a rhythm. He could be ins store for another big day Thursday. The Panthers rank 30th in allowing fantasy points to RBs. Be sure to check the Wednesday rankings, but Ingram could very well be among our better RB plays for Week 9.