Should You Start Mark Ingram Fantasy Football? His Rankings with Alvin Kamara Out For Saints-Eagles
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- With Alvin Kamara set to miss his second straight game, should you start Saints running back Mark Ingram in fantasy football?
- Our expert breaks down what fantasy football managers can expect from Ingram in Week 11.
Mark Ingram himself probably didn’t expect to see as much playing time as he is with the Saints. However, with Alvin Kamara sidelined for the second straight week, someone has to pick up the slack in the backfield.
Ingram, who’s in his second stint with New Orleans, is only getting more touches as the season progresses. He’s coming off a season-high 57 snaps, with an appealing matchup against Philadelphia looming.
Here’s how our analysts project Ingram in Week 11 against the Eagles.
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“Ingram is a borderline RB1/2 after cashing in on the same injury upside last week with the overall RB8 performance in PPR scoring,” said Sean Koerner, The Action Network’s Senior Director of Predictive Analytics.
The veteran running back filled in well for an injury-riddled offense last Sunday against the Titans, topping the century mark in scrimmage yards.
“With Kamara sidelined last week, Ingram saw 14 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown and caught 4-of-7 targets for 61 yards,” noted The Action Network’s fantasy expert, Samantha Previte.
“He should be in store for a similar workload again, giving him high-end RB2 appeal based on his bell-cow role and matchup.”
Ingram’s 57 snaps registered in Week 10 marked the most since the opener (36), when he was with the Texans.
Philadelphia’s coughed up 10 touchdowns to running backs in as many games this season. Although the Eagles’ rush defense is allowing just 4.0 yards per carry, the unit’s 19th in DVOA.
New Orleans’ bread and butter, meanwhile, is toting the rock. The Saints are second in the NFL in rush rate (47.6%) this season, behind only the Bears.