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Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 11:10am
But clearly the Saints prefer both Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara on passing downs – and they’re a pass-first team even when they aren’t playing from behind.
Kamara actually led the Saints' backs with 31 snaps Monday since he lined up as a receiver several times. He caught four passes for 20 yards. Ingram, who is the Saints' most trusted pass protector, had 26 snaps and caught five passes for 54 yards. Kamara and Ingram were on the field together a handful of times.
Peterson only played nine snaps in his debut. He did lead the team with 18 yards rushing, if you consider that good news. The story said he'll continue to see work and even get some targets. However it looks like Kamara is going to be more involved in the running game than expected, according to the story. But, the Saints don't appear any better off at running the ball than they were last season.
Posted by Anthony Stalter
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:07am
Week 3 at Carolina Panthers
Mark Ingram rushed 8 times for 52 yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 24 yards in the Saints’ Week 2 loss to the Patriots. Given how poor New England’s run defense looked against Kareem Hunt and Kansas City in Week 1, it was a disappointing performance for Ingram. At least Ingram remains a factor in the passing game. He’s a viable PPR play, even if his touches are limited by Sean Payton’s desire to rotate his running backs.
The Saints travel to Charlotte on Sunday to take on a Panthers team that has the No. 1 fantasy defense against running backs. Ranked as our RB28 for Week 3, view Ingram as a risky flex option for Sunday. If you can, we would recommend avoiding him against Carolina’s stout defense.
2017 Strength of Schedule - NO
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2017 Game Stats
|Per game||7.00||34.50||0||0||4.93||4.50||39.00||0||5.00||8.67||7.35||11.85||30.50/63.50||47.90% |
Previous Games vs. CAR