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Running Back, New Orleans Saints

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Draft: 2011 Round 1 (28)
College: Alabama
Ht: 5’9”  Wt: 215 DOB: 1989-12-21 Age: 24
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#35 5 8.04

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2011 NO 10 4 122 474 3.9 5 13 11 46 4.2 0 82.0 8.2
2012 NO 16 0 156 602 3.9 5 10 6 29 4.8 0 93.1 5.8
2012 (Projected) NO     187 746 4.0 6   8 65 8.1 0 117.1  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Saints traded back into the first round of the 2011 draft in order to select Ingram, the top rated running back in that year’s draft. While big things were expected of him, knee and turf toe injuries limited his effectiveness as a rookie and caused him to miss six games. With just 474 rushing yards and five touchdowns, Ingram was a disappointment as he struggled to show much explosiveness. Off-season knee surgery and a crowded Saints backfield cloud his fantasy outlook for 2012. The biggest issue is whether Ingram is really as mediocre as he looked last season or whether injuries hampered his ability to show his true ability as a runner. While no one is predicting a breakout season, you could make the argument that he ranks as a worthy RB3 with upside provided he can stay healthy and become the Saints full time short yardage option, a role he shared with Pierre Thomas last season. Don’t reach for Ingram hoping he becomes a bell cow runner in the Saints explosive offense. However, he looks good as a lower end RB3 in standard scoring leagues. Knock him down further in PPR formats since he showed little ability as a pass catcher as a rookie and the Saints have one of the league’s top receiving backs in Darren Sproles.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Mark Ingram
RB2RB3 Khiry Robinson
RB3RB4 Travaris Cadet
RB4RB1 Pierre Thomas
RB5FB1 Austin Johnson
Saints Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Pierre Thomas to miss 2-3 weeks, shoulder     -- Tue Oct 21 8:00 am --

Could return Week 10
Running back Pierre Thomas will miss two to three weeks with a shoulder injury, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. On the season, Thomas had just 30 carries for 133 yards, but will be seriously missed in the passing game. Thomas has by far the most targets out of any Saints running back, 29, and has come away with 26 catches so far. (NFL.com)

FF Today's Take: Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson will continue to handle work on first and second downs but expect Travaris Cadet to see increased playing time on passing downs. He'll have increased value in PPR leagues.
Injury RB Mark Ingram returns to practice, Graham sits     -- Wed Oct 15 4:30 pm --

Running back may wear small brace
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram returned to practice on Wednesday and said he planned to play in the Saints' game Sunday at the Detroit Lions. Tight end Jimmy Graham, who left the Tampa Bay game on Oct. 5 after suffering a neck injury, did not practice. (Times-Picayune)

FF Today's Take: Mark Ingram was a full participant in practice and should be available to play this weekend against the Lions. Fantasy owners should take a "wait and see" approach with Ingram for Week 7 to see HC Sean Payton splits the running duties in a crowded backfield. Likewise, Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson will see their fantasy value dip upon Ingram's return. TE Jimmy Graham is dealing with a neck injury. The true extent of his injury is unknown but recent reports have tabbed him to miss at least two weeks.
Injury Ingram, Graham on track to play in Week 7     -- Thu Oct 9 5:40 pm --

RB (hand), TE (shoulder sprain) both expected vs. Detroit
Saints RB Mark Ingram, out since breaking a bone in his hand in Week 2, has a chance to return to play on Oct. 19 at Detroit, HC Sean Payton said Wednesday on CBS Sports Radio. Payton said Ingram has "a chance" to play when the Saints next play at the Detroit Lions. Payton again declined to elaborate on TE Jimmy Graham's shoulder injury. "Graham is doing fine," Payton said. "The bye comes at a perfect time for him." (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

FF Today's Take: Khiry Robinson has done well in Ingram's absence, but it seems as though Ingram will be the lead back in the Saints' three-headed committee when he proves his readiness. As Payton suggests, the bye week couldn't have come at a better time for Graham. While there is no guarantee that Graham will be 100 percent for Detroit, neither Payton nor the Saints have given any indication they believe his injury is serious.
Injury Mark Ingram expected to miss a month     -- Mon Sep 15 12:30 pm --

Hand injury
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is expected to miss about a month with a hand injury he suffered Sunday, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: Ingram was off to a good start this season rushing for 143 yards on 24 carries with 3 TDs over the first two weeks. Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas will likely see their roles increased.
Pierre Thomas expects changes to his role     -- Thu Aug 21 6:00 pm --

Currently lining up as Saints' No. 3 RB
There has been much speculation about what New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas' role would be this season and the eighth-year veteran said Wednesday night he knows things are going to be different in 2014. Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson both are expected to see their roles increase this season and Thomas figured to become the No. 3 back in the offense. However, Thomas doesn't plan on going quietly. While mentioning that coaches said his role will change this upcoming season, Thomas said he isn't going down without a fight. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

FF Today's Take: The Saints haven't exactly tipped their hand in regards to Thomas' new role as he has yet to log a touch in the preseason. It seems likely he will come close to matching his passing-game contributions in light of Darren Sproles' departure, although Robinson's emergence will probably cap his snaps in the running game.

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