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Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Date of Birth:  12/21/1989
Age:  31
Height  5'9"
Weight:   215
College:  Alabama
Drafted:  2011 | Round 1 | Pick 28
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Mark Ingram | Saints RB


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Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram will play tomorrow night.

Ingram carries no injury designation for the Week 13 Thursday night matchup against the Cowboys after missing Thanksgiving Night against the Bills last week. Ingram was a full participant in practice all week, so he should be full go versus Dallas.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (knee) is officially inactive for Week 12.

This has been the expectation all day. The Saints are also again without Alvin Kamara (knee), so they’re in a tough spot facing the Bills on Thanksgiving Night.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (knee) questionable for Week 12.

Ingram will start if healthy enough to play on a short week with Alvin Kamara (knee) out again, but it would a difficult matchup and at less than 100%. Perhaps the Saints will get Taysom Hill more involved after he didn't even play a snap in the team's loss to the Eagles.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram signed a contract extension with the Saints.

As part of Ingram's return to New Orleans and his trade from Houston, the veteran running back is now also under contract with the team through next season. The Alvin Kamara-Mark Ingram duo should be a key part of the Saints offense—which wants to run the ball more without Drew Brees—through 2022.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

The Saints are acquiring Mark Ingram.

The Texans were going with a three-player RBBC of Ingram, David Johnson, and Phillip Lindsay, while the Saints were in need of a complement behind Alvin Kamara with Tony Jones Jr. out, so this deal makes a ton of sense for both sides. Ingram started his career with the Saints, playing with the team from 2011-2018. The veteran running back was a super complement to Kamara early in Kamara's career, and New Orleans will look to recreate some of that magic on a team that wants to run the ball and not put too much on Jameis Winston's plate.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram has agreed to a one-year deal with the Texans, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ingram knows head coach David Culley from their time together in Baltimore, but this is still a somewhat curious signing with David Johnson already sticking around for 2021. Both veteran runners have a three-down skillset, so look for the backfield to be a two-headed committee so long as Houston doesn't draft a running back before Day 3 in next month's draft (which we wouldn't expect them to do).

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

The Ravens are releasing Mark Ingram, according to multiple reports.

After 1,018 rushing yards and ten touchdowns in his first season with Baltimore, Ingram was phased out in favor of J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards this year. The veteran—who turned 31 in December—shouldn’t have trouble landing elsewhere, but he is unlikely to be a big-time fantasy contributor again.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram is inactive for the Ravens.

Ingram is a healthy scratch for Week 15, so it'll be rookie J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards leading the Baltimore backfield today versus Jacksonville, Ingram does not need to be held in redraft leagues.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (COVID-19) can play in Week 12.

The NFL's third postponement of the Ravens-Steelers game is allowing Ingram and teammate J.K. Dobbins to play, beefing up the Baltimore backfield for a key divisional matchup. Gus Edwards goes from promising potential volume play to a shaky FLEX option.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram has tested positive for COVID-19.

Ingram has tested positive along with teammate J.K. Dobbins, so both will be out for a Thanksgiving game against the Steelers this Thursday night. The Ravens will be shorthanded at running back in a tough matchup for Week 11, with Gus Edwards set to get a heavy workload for Baltimore.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (ankle) will return for Week 10.

This is according to Ravens teammate Gus Edwards, who says Ingram will be back making plays for them this Sunday against the Patriots. Ingram missed the past two games with his ankle injury, which was around the expected timeline when he was first injured. Baltimore's backfield is somewhat difficult to trust from a fantasy perspective at the moment.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (ankle) is officially inactive versus the Steelers.

Ingram was listed as doubtful, and—despite some optimism when the injury initially occurred a couple of weeks ago—the high-ankle nature means Ingram could miss more time past today. Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins will lead Baltimore’s backfield against Pittsburgh.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (ankle) is doubtful for Week 8.

It was reported prior to the bye that Ingram wasn't expected to miss time, but he likely will, so the Ravens should lean on Gus Edwards and rookie J.K. Dobbins this week against Pittsburgh. If you need the roster space, Ingram can probably be dropped, and it wouldn't be a surprise if Dobbins turned into a difference-maker down the stretch.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (ankle) is not expected to miss time.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero says that Ingram is dealing with a mid-to-high-ankle sprain. The Ravens are currently on their bye week, and head coach John Harbaugh says that Ingram is expected to be ready for Week 8 against the Steelers.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of today.

Ingram got his ankle taped and tried to play through it in the first half, but his day is now done. Before leaving, Ingram had five carries for 20 yards.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (calf) is officially active for the Divisional Round.

Ingram is not expected to be his usual self while dealing with the calf injury, so he could get more of a limited workload tonight against the Titans. Still, the veteran running back's presence in the lineup is a boost for the Ravens as they look to advance and get one game away from a Super Bowl appearance.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (calf) is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game.

Ingram is expected to suit up, but it would be a surprise if he handled a featured workload, so Gus Edwards will be an excellent value in DFS play. The veteran back will be at risk of an in-game setback after having one already in practice, but hopefully he can stay healthy and productive for the top-seeded Ravens.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (calf) officially remains out of practice.

Ingram is said to be day-to-day, but he appears to be in serious doubt for Saturday’s playoff game against the Titans. The final Divisional Round injury report for Baltimore will be out tomorrow.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (calf) officially did not practice today.

It's the first official practice of the week for the Ravens, but this isn't a great sign coming off the bye week. Hopefully Ingram is able to hit the practice field in a limited capacity tomorrow.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram has a calf strain, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

With the No. 1 seed in the AFC locked up for the Ravens anyway, Ingram obviously will not be playing in Week 17 against the Steelers. Rapoport says that Baltimore hopes Ingram is back in time for the playoffs, which won't be for three weeks given the bye week for the Ravens. Ingram's first regular season with the Ravens ends with 202 carries for 1,018 rushing yards and ten rushing touchdowns along with 26 receptions for 247 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns in 15 games, as he was a strong compliment to likely league MVP Lamar Jackson's elite speed around the corner.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (calf) is officially questionable to return for the Ravens.

Ingram just limped off pretty badly and was frustrated on the sideline, and we do not expect that he'll return with Baltimore up two possessions in the fourth quarter. Before leaving, Ingram had eight carries for 55 yards along with two receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown. Assuming Baltimore finishes off today with a win, they would have the No. 1 seed locked up, and Ingram would likely not play in Week 17.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram scores three touchdowns in Week 3.

Ingram carried 16 times for 103 yards and three touchdowns along with four receptions for 32 yards in the Ravens' loss to the Chiefs. The veteran running back ran angry all game, and Baltimore's creative rushing attack was basically him leading the way with Gus Edwards mixing in as a change-of-pace option. Ingram has touch totals of 14, 15, and 20 through three weeks, with two 100-yard rushing performances already. He's looking like one of the best mid-round picks from fantasy drafts this year.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram is expected to sign with the Ravens, according to ESPN.

Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini report that it's going to be a three-year, $15 million deal for the former Saints running back. The veteran running back might immediately step in as Baltimore's starting running back, but second-year player Gus Edwards should put up a fight for the starting role. Either way, both guys should get plenty of opportunities in an offense that's going to pound the ball inside to compliment Lamar Jackson, and the former Heisman Trophy winner is a very good fit as a tough inside runner that also has solid ability as a receiver. For fantasy purposes, Ingram should be at least in the RB2/FLEX mix in 2019.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram gets 11 touches in Saints' playoff loss.

Ingram carried nine times for 31 yards along with two receptions for six yards, as the Rams did a nice job of limiting New Orleans' rushing attack aside from a 16-yard run by Ingram. Heading into the offseason, Ingram is set to become an unrestricted free agent, and the 29-year-old will be one of the more intriguing players potentially available. Ingram might be able to go elsewhere and be a clear starter, but he has a good thing going working in tandem with Alvin Kamara in New Orleans. It'll be interesting to see how much interest Ingram gets on the open market.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram gets 11 touches in playoff win versus the Eagles.

Ingram carried nine times for 53 yards along with two receptions for nine yards in the Saints' Divisional Round win. The veteran running back had a long run of 36 yards in the victory, and he otherwise didn't have much room to run against a solid run defense. Alvin Kamara will get most of the work in the New Orleans backfield in the NFC title game, but Ingram is obviously a key player that will get a good amount of work too.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram handles seven touches in Week 17 loss.

Ingram rushed five times for 28 yards and caught two passes for 15 yards. It was slightly surprising that the former Heisman winner played at all, but it was a quick day for him as New Orleans rests up for January. Ingram's regular season—which started with a four-game suspension—ends with 138 carries for 645 yards (4.7 YPC) and six touchdowns; he also added a 21/170/1 receiving line.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram scores against the Steelers.

Ingram had 11 carries for 35 yards and a touchdown along with one reception for eight yards in the Saints' Week 16 win. The Steelers did a nice job of limiting the Saints running game, except for stoping them from getting into the end zone, which Ingram was able to do (with Alvin Kamara getting in twice). Ingram might not play in Week 17 with New Orleans locked into a No. 1 seed but we'll see.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram II gets 14 touches against the Panthers.

Ingram carried 12 times for 63 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards in the Saints' Monday night Week 15 victory. Throughout the night, Ingram pushed forward and gained positive yardage on his attempts, helping lead a running game that did a nice job in a defensive battle. Ingram next faces the Steelers and should be good for another dozen or so touches, so he'll remain in the backend RB2 mix; at the very least, he's a FLEX option in a relatively tough matchup in the first week of most fantasy championships.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram scores in Saints' Week 14 win.

Ingram carried 13 times for 52 yards and a touchdown along with one reception for one yard against the Bucs. The score came in the fourth quarter on a 17-yard run in which Ingram broke a couple of tackles and bulldozed his way into the end zone to put New Orleans up two possessions. This was a solid bounce back for Ingram after he couldn't get much going against Dallas a couple Thursdays ago, and he'll look to find the end zone again next Monday night against the Panthers.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram gets nine touches in Week 13.

Ingram carried seven times for 27 yards and caught two passes for one yards versus the Cowboys. The Saints couldn't get much of anything going offensively against a tough Dallas defense, and they didn't get the ball much against a ball-control Cowboys team. Ingram's basically been a boom/bust option this season, with 19+ points in three games and under nine points in his other five games. He faces the Buccaneers to open fantasy playoffs.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram handles 13 touches in Thanksgiving win over the Falcons.

Ingram rushed 11 times for 52 yards, also adding two receptions for 14 yards. New Orleans was able to jump out to a 17-3 halftime lead and didn't look back in the 31-17 victory, which led to a somewhat modest night for the offense as a whole. Still, the Saints have now won ten games in a row, and they will obviously be tough to stop next Thursday night against the Cowboys. Consider Ingram a strong RB1/RB2 for that matchup, especially if Sean Lee (hamstring) doesn't return.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram scores twice in Saints' win.

Ingram carried 16 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns in a rout against the Eagles. The first score was a walk-in 14-yarder, and the second was a goal-line carry. Ingram also had a 38-yard run in the game. After a slow stretch, Ingram has point totals of 22 and 21 (standard scoring) the last two games, and he's a strong option for Week 12 against the Falcons.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram totals over 150 yards with a touchdown against the Bengals.

Ingram carried 13 times for 104 yards and added three receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 10 win. The touchdown came on a 28-yard reception on a screen pass where Ingram basically walked in, and the Bengals played poor defense all afternoon. This is Ingram's first 100-yard rushing game of the season, and he'll look to carry the momentum to next week against the Eagles.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram gets ten touches against the Rams.

Ingram carried nine times for 33 yards along with one reception for three yards and a fumble lost in the Saints' Week 9 win. The lost fumble came in the first half, and Ingram got his arm wrapped after, but he's probably fine and might have been more frustrated about the fumble than anything. Alvin Kamara had 116 yards and three touchdowns in the game, and Ingram hasn't made a huge impact for fantasy owners since his two-touchdown performance in his first game of the season after his four-game suspension. He'll look to get going next week against the Bengals.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram handles 16 touches in 30-20 win over the Vikings.

Ingram rushed 13 times for a team-high 63 yards, also adding three receptions for 29 yards. Alvin Kamara found the end zone twice (once through he air), but the dynamic duo each saw 13 carries, and the split should continue for a huge NFC clash next week against the Rams. Los Angeles can be attacked between the tackles, so Ingram will probably be a borderline RB1 option for Week 9 in a potential shootout.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram contained in win over the Ravens.

Ingram rushed 12 times for 32 yards and caught two passes for ten yards. It was a solid workload for the former Heisman winner, but Alvin Kamara (19 touches) shined in a tough matchup. Still, we saw last year that there's room for both guys to be big-time contributors, and there's no reason to believe that isn't still the case; look for Ingram to bounce back next Sunday night against the Vikings as an RB1/RB2 option for Week 8.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram II scores twice in his first game of 2018.

Coming off his four-game suspension, Ingram returned to the lineup and was the clear lead ball-carrier for the Saints, carrying 16 times for 53 yards and two touchdowns along with two receptions for 20 yards. Both scores came by the goal line, which is obviously a positive sign for his fantasy outlook. Alvin Kamara (nine touches) will certainly be a bigger part of the offense most weeks, but Ingram looks set to assume RB1/RB2 value again this season.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram is attempting to get his suspension appealed.

Ingram's management team put out a statement regarding the suspension that came to light yesterday: "At the end of the 2017 season, as a result of a NFL mandated random drug test, Mark Ingram tested positive for a substance that was not a performance enhancing substance, nor an illegal substance, but a substance in fact permissible with the proper use exemption with the NFL. He has vigorously challenged the test results through the arbitration process. The arbitrator's Opinion is due on or before Wednesday, May 16.  Upon having the opportunity to review the arbitrator's opinion, we will explore what further options are needed." It certainly sounds like Ingram is not going to take this suspension without doing everything he can to get it reversed, which could turn into a lengthy battle. The exact substance Ingram took is still unclear, but we'll see how the arbitrator rules.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram has been suspended four games by the NFL.

Ingram violated the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The NFL offseason is typically good for at least one or more pretty big shocker per year, and this certainly qualifies as that. Ingram will now miss 25% of the regular season: vs. Tampa Bay, vs. Cleveland, @ Atlanta, and @ the Giants. Every game is big in the NFL, but the divisional matchup against the Falcons really stands out. Now, Alvin Kamara will start the season as a potential workhorse for New Orleans, and there's a chance he doesn't see his role decrease much when Ingram returns in Week 5. Kamara is going to shoot up draft boards and will likely be in conversation for the top overall pick in fantasy drafts this summer. Ingram will be eligible to return on October 8 against the Redskins.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram gets 11 touches in playoff loss to the Vikings.

Ingram couldn't get much going against the league's top defense, carrying ten times for 25 rushing yards while adding one reception for three receiving yards. The veteran running back will still be under contract with the Saints next season, and we expect they'll want to keep him on the roster despite the presence of Alvin Kamara. Ingram averaged 4.9 yards per carry this season and is a very good running back that will be a fine early-mid round fantasy option in 2018 fantasy drafts.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram contained in Saints' playoff win over Carolina.

Ingram rushed nine times for 22 yards, also adding a 13-yard reception. The Panthers didn't allow Ingram or Alvin Kamara to beat them, but Drew Brees diced them for nearly 400 yards in the 31-26 victory. It will be another difficult matchup next Sunday in Minnesota for the exciting running back duo in what should be a great game.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram held in check as Saints are upset in Week 17.

Ingram rushed 13 times for 35 yards and caught four passes for 19 yards in the 31-24 loss to the Bucs. Despite possibly being overshadowed by Alvin Kamara, the former Heisman winner finishes the regular season with a career-high 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground, also catching 58 passes for 416 yards through the air. Ingram will look to do damage against Carolina in the Wild Card Round next Sunday.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram scores in win over the Falcons.

Ingram rushed 13 times for 44 yards and a touchdown, adding three receptions for 22 yards. Atlanta played mostly stout run defense on Sunday, but Ingram was able to break loose on a 26-yard score in the third quarter. The Pro Bowl back will be a high-end/mid RB1 in Week 17 against the Buccaneers.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram scores twice in win over the Jets.

Ingram rushed 12 times for 74 yards and two scores, including the highlight 50-yard touchdown run to seal the game. He also caught five passes for 77 yards. Both of the Saints' dynamic backs continue to produce, and there's no reason that shouldn't continue on Christmas Eve against the Falcons. Consider Ingram a high/mid RB1 option for the fantasy championship.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram gets 16 touches in Week 14.

Rookie Alvin Kamara unfortunately went down with a concussion in the first series of the game, which left Ingram as the clear leader in New Orleans' backfield. However, the Saints used more of a pass-heavy gameplan in tonight's game, and Ingram didn't get a ton of work. He had 12 carries for 49 yards and four receptions for 43 yards in the loss. The good news is Ingram didn't show any limitations because of the toe injury he was listed with entering the game. He did take a shot to the back late in the game, but he returned to action and appeared to be OK. Ingram will be an RB1 against the Jets in Week 15 in a game the Saints might get back to more of a run-heavy approach.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (toe) is officially active against Atlanta.

Even on a short week, Ingram wasn't expected to miss this big Thursday night NFC South matchup. Though there might be a chance he sits out some snaps, you should feel good about inserting him into your fantasy lineup for the first week of the fantasy playoffs. Ingram is a top-five option for Week 14.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (toe) is listed as questionable for tomorrow night.

We would expect Ingram to be out there against the Falcons, as he didn't appear to have any issues in Sunday's win over the Panthers, but it's no lock on a short week. It's possible Ingram is limited a bit if he is active, but it's difficult to keep him out of fantasy lineups while he's rolling like this. Be sure to check back in tomorrow night at 7:00 PM ET to see if Ingram is playing or not.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram turns 20 touches into 122 yards and a score in Week 13 win.

Ingram rushed 14 times for 85 yards and a score, adding six receptions for 37 yards. The highlight was a 72-yard run that he nearly housed, and it was a good sign for fantasy owners that both Ingram and Alvin Kamara could put up big-time numbers in a difficult matchup with Carolina. The former first-round pick will be a solid RB1 for the fantasy playoffs, including against the Falcons on Thursday night.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram contained in Week 12 loss.

Ingram rushed 11 times for 31 yards and caught two passes for five yards in a 26-20 defeat. Los Angeles led throughout, so the Saints only ran it 16 times on Sunday. Ingram should be better next week against Carolina, but it's a difficult matchup against the Luke Kuechly-led defense. Still, he's earned every-week RB1 status.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram goes over 130 yards for the second straight week.

Ingram continues to run wild for the Saints, as he carried 11 times for 134 yards (a whopping 12.2 yards per carry) and a touchdown while adding three receptions for 21 yards against the Redskins. The Saints offensive line continue to open up big holes for their runners, and Ingram continues to run very well behind them. He obviously needs to be in all lineups next week against the Rams.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram scores three times in Week 10.

Ingram didn't catch any passes in a win over the Bills, but he got more than enough work on the ground, carrying 21 times for 131 yards and three touchdowns. All the scores came close to the goal line, as Ingram powered his way through Buffalo's defense throughout the game. Ingram now has seven touchdowns in his last five games, and it's great to see New Orleans feed him the ball like this. He'll be a good RB1 versus Washington next week.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram rushed 16 times for 77 yards in Sunday's win over the Bucs.

He also caught a two-yard pass. It was good to see Ingram out-touch Alvin Kamara after fumbling twice in Week 8, but the rookie gained 152 total yards and scored twice. Still, there is enough work for both to be successful fantasy plays, and Ingram should continue to be the preferred option in standard leagues as a solid RB1 against Buffalo next week.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram scores but loses two fumbles in Week 8.

Ingram carried 18 times for 75 yards and a touchdown while also catching all six targets for 24 yards in a win over the Bears, but he did lose the two fumbles in the game. A Saints victory make the fumbles easier to get over, but Sean Payton and the team can't be happy with their starter putting the ball on the ground like this. Still, Ingram knows he can't put the ball on the ground like this, and it'd be a surprise if he wasn't the lead guy for New Orleans next week when they face Tampa Bay. Keep him in your lineups as an excellent RB1/RB2.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram sees 26 touches in Week 7 win.

Ingram rushed 22 times for 105 yards and one touchdown, adding five yards on four receptions. One of the most underrated running backs in the league, Ingram has seen a huge boost in production since Adrian Peterson's departure. He's suddenly an every-week, solid RB1. The Saints host the Bears next Sunday.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram gets 30 touches against the Lions.

With Adrian Peterson now in Arizona, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara seemed to have a better rhythm in their split backfield. Ingram carried 25 times for 114 yards and two touchdowns while also catching all five targets and gaining 36 yards through the air—though he did lose a fumble in the game. Both scores were at the goal line, but Ingram also broke a 51-yard run that he almost took the distance. 30 touches per week might be a bit of a stretch (keep in mind the Saints were up almost all game against Detroit), but Ingram should pick up extra carries with AD gone, and he should be back to an RB1/RB2.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram gets 18 touches in Week 4 win.

Ingram and Alvin Kamara split almost all the work in the backfield against Miami, and Ingram carried 14 times for 45 yards and had four receptions for 17 yards. Ingram gets a bye next week, so be sure to get someone else to put into your lineup for Week 5.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram totals 86 yards in win over the Panthers.

Ingram rushed 14 times for 56 yards and caught two passes for 30 yards as the Saints handled Carolina 34-13. Fellow running backs Adrian Peterson (11 touches) and Alvin Kamara (five touches, including a TD) were both involved, but it was good to see Ingram lead the backfield again. He would be an RB1/RB2 if he got more work, but Ingram is still usable as an RB2/FLEX heading into next week's matchup with the Dolphins in London.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram totals 76 yards on 12 touches in Week 2 loss.

He rushed eight times for 52 yards and caught four passes for 24 yards, but was held out of the end zone for the second-straight week. Ingram has probably deserved more touches since last season, but Sean Payton wants to give Adrian Peterson and Alvin Kamara work, too. That leaves Ingram as a low-end RB2/FLEX rather than a RB1/RB2, which he has the talent to be. The Saints travel to Carolina in Week 3.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram gets 11 touches in Week 1.

His 11 touches were tied with rookie Kamara for the most of the Saints backs, while Adrian Peterson had six carries in the loss to Minnesota. Ingram had six carries for 17 yards and five receptions for 54 yards (tied for most on the team). A lot of Ingram's damage through the air came on the final drive for the Saints, when Drew Brees checked down to Ingram four times—likely winning a lot of weeks for people (and frustrating those against him) in PPR leagues.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram rushed four times for nine yards and caught two passes for 11 yards on Saturday night.

It was Ingram's first action of the preseason, and he started ahead of Adrian Peterson, whom also saw his first game action of the season. The two split time fairly evenly, and that should be the case in the regular season with Alvin Kamara mixing in. Ingram is currently going in the fifth/sixth round of fantasy drafts.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

ESPN's Mike Triplett projects Mark Ingram to lead the Saints backfield in 2017.

With future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson in the mix, there's some question as to how the backfield touches will pan out. Triplett believes Ingram will gain 1,050-1,300 total yards with 40-50 receptions and 6-8 total touchdowns this season. According to various reports, Ingram has had his best offseason and training camp this year—likely motivated by the addition of AD. Triplett has been to many of the Saints practices, so he might have a good idea of where the backfield stands heading into the season. Ingram is currently going in the 4th/5th round of fantasy drafts.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Sean Payton says this is the "best camp Mark Ingram’s ever had."

The Saints head coach told this to NFL Network's Heath Evans, who played for Payton with the Saints. It sounds like Ingram, while being a good teammate and welcoming Adrian Peterson with open arms, is determined by the signing of the future Hall of Fame running back. Ingram said yesterday that he wants to be the best running back in the NFL, so it's probably safe to say he put in the work if he's saying things like that. Ingram is still only 27 and in the prime of his career.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram wants to show he's "the best complete back in this game."

According to ESPN, Ingram said he's always been good at catching the football but wasn't used that way earlier in his career; he added he's now getting a chance to show what he can do as a receiver and "proving" he can be up there with the best receiving backs in the league. Ingram did rack up 96 receptions over the last two seasons and has shown he is very reliable as a receiver for Drew Brees. The 27-year-old said "you know Le'Veon Bell, David Johnson, I feel like I can do the same thing that those guys do, given the opportunity. So that's my mindset, that's my goal. I want to be the best back in this league." With Adrian Peterson and third-round pick Alvin Kamara also in the Saints backfield, it's hard to see him getting the amount of work Bell and Johnson get; but he will be a great contributor to the offense as an all-around player out of the backfield. He's currently going in the 5th/6th round of fantasy drafts.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Drew Brees says he doesn't see a better "all-purpose back in the league" than Mark Ingram.

Brees made his case by saying Ingram can run between the tackles, catch it out of the backfield, and do other things on third down like pickup blitzes. Ingram was undoubtedly one of the most underrated runners in the league last season with his 5.1 yards per carry taking him over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career, and he also made a big impact as a receiver. The Saints brought in Adrian Peterson this offseason, which Brees acknowledged, but his high praise was for Ingram, though it could have been a confidence-building endorsement after New Orleans added AD and Alvin Kamara. Ingram's talent is probably worth a pick in the fifth round of fantasy drafts, but he could frustrate fantasy owners like last season. That said, there's no reason he and Peterson both can't be contributors.

Mark Ingram goes over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career.

He had 20 carries for 2013 yards and a touchdown with six catches for 29 yards against Atlanta. On the season, Ingram had 205 carries for 1,043 yards and six touchdowns rushing, with 46 receptions for 319 yards and four touchdowns. Ingram averaged an excellent 5.1 YPC, but only received 12.8 carries per game from the Saints. If he gets more carries next season, Ingram would be among the best running back options in fantasy, but because he'll likely remain in a semi-committee, he doesn't have as much upside as some other backs. He's still an RB1/RB2 and should be drafted as such.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram twice strikes the Heisman pose.

Mark Ingram rushed for 90 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a crucial first down in a close game allowing New Orleans to run the clock out for the win. The former Heisman Trophy winner hit the Heisman on his two scores. It's good to see the Saints feed Ingram with 20 touches, an he'll be a good option next week against the Panthers.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram vultured twice; has sideline outburst.

Ingram rushed 17 times for 78 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards in the Saints' win over the Cardinals. Clearly the best running back on the roster, Ingram was taken out for Tim Hightower twice near the end zone--the second of which caused a scene after Hightower scored; Ingram converted a tough short-yardage play in the red zone and was promptly taken out for Hightower. It caused Ingram to shout at Sean Payton, but it didn't seem too heated--just a guy that was frustrated about being pulled for an ineffective backup. Ingram is back as an RB1/RB2 on Christmas Eve against the Bucs, and if "Angry Mark Ingram" is out, he could win some leagues.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Saints chose to abandon running game for second straight week.

They lost 16-11 to the Bucs, and Ingram rushed just seven times for 14 yards and caught one pass for nine yards. He's dealing with a toe injury, but Ingram seems to want to be on the field, so it's puzzling that he's seen just seven carries for two weeks in a row--despite coming into the week second in the league with 5.3 yards per carry. With usage concerns and a tough matchup, Ingram will be just a FLEX for Week 15 against Arizona.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (toe) rushed seven times for 37 yards and caught five-of-five targets for 16 yards.

Ingram left the game for a little after he tweaked the toe injury he came into the game with, but he returned and played the whole game. The Saints aired it out 45 times, but should have stuck with the running game in a reachable deficit. Ingram was unfortunately vultured again by John Kuhn for a goal line touchdown, but he was clearly the Saints most effective runner again (Tim Hightower had just two carries for five yards). Keep an eye on his status this week, but Ingram is an RB1 if he's active, as he's averaging 7.76 yards per carry as "Angry Mark Ingram."

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (toe) officially active for the Saints.

He was expected to play after returning to practice on Friday. It's a big game for the Saints, and Ingram should get a good amount of work, despite the toe injury. Ingram is an RB1/RB2 for this week.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (toe) returned to Saints practice on Friday.

He should be ready to go this Sunday against the Lions. Ingram is a definite RB1 in a good matchup with the Lions and needs to be in your lineup.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (toe) did not practice on Thursday.

It seemed like it may have been a rest day on Wednesday when he did not practice, but two straight days out likely means an actual injury. Averaging 8.1 yards per carry since getting benched, Ingram is a must-start if he's active on Sunday. If he cannot go, Tim Hightower would be a solid RB2 in an good matchup with the Lions. Keep any eye on his status tomorrow.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram outplays Tim Hightower on the ground in Week 12.

Ingram had 14 carries for 146 yards and a touchdown. He also had a 21-yard touchdown catch on a screen pass that was a walk in for Ingram. The rushing touchdown came on a toss to the left. Ingram also broke a 61-yard run in the game. He averaged 10.4 yards per carry in the game, compared to 3.4 for Tim Hightower. Ingram appears to be running angry and is someone you'll definitely want in your lineup next week against the Lions.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (concussion) will play against the Rams, according to multiple reports.

Ingram was listed as questionable and looks like he got through concussion protocol. Ingram will be an RB1 against the 16th-ranked Rams run defense. Get him in your lineup.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Mark Ingram (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday against the Rams.

Ingram is still in concussion protocol and will try to get cleared before Sunday. If he can't go, Tim Hightower would push for RB1 numbers and should be inserted into your lineup.

Mark Ingram | Saints RB

Ingram (concussion) plays well before exiting.

The former Heisman Trophy winner rushed seven times for 28 yards, adding 47 yards on three catches. Ingram looked fast and explosive, especially when they were able to get the ball to him in space on screen passes. Unfortunately, his night was ended when he was concussed at the end of a nice run. It was a scary scene at first as players motioned for assistance, but Ingram walked off on his own and seemed angry that he wasn't allowed back in the game. After Tim Hightower had 126 total yards in his absence, it's easy to see why. Still, he will be a solid RB1 if he is cleared for next week's game against LA.

Ingram leaves TNF game with apparent head injury.

Mark Ingram took a shot to the head on a 13-yard run in the third quarter. He was down for a moment then came out of the game under his own power. He appeared to be arguing with the training staff about wanting to re-enter the game; he has since went to the locker room and is likely done for the night. We will keep you updated.

Ingram starts, sees only 11 carries in loss against Broncos.

He got the start after exploding in Week 9, but the Saints refused to feed their best runner; Ingram turned 11 carries into 50 yards, and Tim Hightower turned eight carries into just 21 yards. Ingram also caught two passes for 13 yards. In a huge game this Thursday night against the Panthers, New Orleans needs to feature Ingram. He will be an RB2 for Week 11.

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