Mark Ingram Fantasy News

Saints told RB Mark Ingram they want him back

Friday, January 23, 2015, 12:50pm

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New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram will hit free agency this season with a chance to test the waters. Ingram said the Saints have told him they want him back.

"They said they want me back, for sure," he said. "I was their draft pick, so they said they definitely want me to come back."

Fantasy Impact:

The market for free agent running backs has dried up considerably in recent years, but Ingram should be able to garner the $3 million per year (or so) that Toby Gerhart and Rashad Jennings received last year. Ingram would hold RB2-type value if he returns to New Orleans since a healthy Khiry Robinson would likely cap Ingram's workload. Robinson's injuries played a big role in Ingram getting the 19.6 touches per game that he saw in 2014.

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Saints were 'primed to increase' Khiry Robinson's workload before arm injury

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 10:40am

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The Saints were primed to increase Khiry Robinson’s workload this past year before his season got derailed by a fractured arm.

Fantasy Impact:

Robinson has averaged 4.51 YPC on 130 totes, but hasn't been used much in the passing game while with the Saints (eight catches, 63 yards). If the Saints allow Mark Ingram to walk, Robinson could see a big workload as the team's primary back. He won't become a restricted free agent until 2016. Pierre Thomas is signed for two more seasons, so he would likely handle pass-catching duties.

Saints RB Mark Ingram optimistic about his chances in free agency

Friday, December 26, 2014, 12:06pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Running back Mark Ingram is wrapping up the final year of his contract with the team and preparing to head into free agency after his best NFL season. Ingram missed three games early in the season, but has since held up well under a heavy workload caused by injuries other backs. Ingram has set career highs in attempts, yards, receptions and touchdowns and thinks he’s sold himself well in the process.

“Yeah, I think that’s a good thing, seeing that I could carry the ball and be out there doing whatever they ask me to do for a stretch of time and be healthy,” Ingram said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Running backs have not found a friendly market in free agency in recent years, so Ingram will have to buck that trend to land a big contract. That will be tough in a year when DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, C.J. Spiller and Frank Gore are also set to make up a crowded free agent market at the position, but coming off his best pro season shouldn’t hurt when it comes time for Ingram to talk contract.

Fantasy Impact:

Ingram's 75.6 rushing yards per game are the 7th-highest this season. He's not going to land a big contract due to how the position has been devalued in recent years, but he should be able to match the three-year, $10.5 million that Toby Gerhart got in Jacksonville. If Ingram leaves, Khiry Robinson figures to take over the role as the team's primary between-the-tackles runner. Robinson is signed through the 2015 season.

Pierre Thomas suffers rib injury

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 8:46pm

New Orleans Saints on Twitter - [Full Article]

Saints RB Pierre Thomas suffered a rib injury.

Fantasy Impact:

It happened in the second quarter. Mark Ingram ended up with three catches in the loss. Travaris Cadet was inactive in Week 16 but if Thomas can't play in a meaningless Week 17 game, Cadet could end up as a factor in the passing game.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Saints RB Mark Ingram (ankle, toe, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 14. Ingram is good to go for a nice matchup against the Panthers.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 14. Robinson will likely return as the clear back up to Mark Ingram, who continues to run very well.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Saints RB Mark Ingram (ankle, toe) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Ingram should continue to carry the load for the Saints despite the return of Khiry Robinson. He has a good matchup against the Panthers, who have given up 4.4 YPC this season.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Robinson will take a back seat to Mark Ingram if he’s able to return to game action this week.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm

Saints RB Mark Ingram (ankle, toe) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Ingram should continue to carry the load for the Saints despite the return of Khiry Robinson. He has a good matchup against the Panthers, who have given up 4.4 YPC this season.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm

Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Robinson will take a back seat to Mark Ingram if he’s able to return to game action this week.

Saints RB Khiry Robinson expected back Week 14

Monday, December 1, 2014, 8:45am

ESPN - [Full Article]

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton revealed that running back Khiry Robinson is expected to return from an arm injury next week against the Carolina Panthers while denouncing a report that the Saints had shown any interest in reinstated running back Ray Rice.

“We like our running back depth,” Payton said. “And if you do a little research, Khiry’s coming back next week.”

Robinson has missed the past six games with an unspecified arm injury. He hasn’t returned to the practice field yet but hinted on Twitter that he was close to a return. And he was seen in the locker room without a brace on the arm.

Fantasy Impact:

Things will again get interesting in the Saints backfield. Mark Ingram has been playing very well since moving into the lead back role. Chances are the Saints will ease Robinson back into the mix, but it's very possible he steals some carries from Ingram. Ingram ran the ball 23 times for 122 yards in Sunday’s 35-32 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers -- his fourth 100-yard game during Robinson’s absence.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Saints RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday. Ingram is good to go for a so-so matchup against the Steelers.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 13. Robinson continues to miss time. Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas will see the bulk of the snaps against the Steelers.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:20pm

Saints RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday. Ingram should continue to carry the load with Khiry Robinson sidelined.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:20pm

Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm) did not practice Wednesday. Robinson continues to miss time. It looks like Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas will see the bulk of the snaps against the Steelers.