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 Stats > Alvin Kamara  
 
Running Back, New Orleans Saints

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Draft: 2017 Round 3 (3)
College: Tennessee
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 214 DOB: 1995-07-25 Age: 25
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#6 3 1.06

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 NO 16 120 728 6.1 8 101 82 826 10.1 5 233.4 14.6
2018 NO 15 194 883 4.6 14 105 81 709 8.8 4 267.2 17.8
2019 NO 14 171 797 4.7 5 97 81 533 6.6 1 169.0 12.1
2020 NO 1 12 16 1.3 1 8 5 51 10.2 1 18.7 18.7
2020 (Projected) NO   178 856 4.8 8   82 629 7.7 3 214.5  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
The potential improvement along the interior of the offensive line would benefit the running game more than anything else. Kamara could use a few more wide-open holes so he could bust some longer runs. During his rookie season, Kamara averaged 6.1 yards per carry, but in the past two seasons that has fallen to 4.6 and 4.7, respectively. The main difference seems to be tied to his inability to break off long runs, which ties back to his number of opportunities to get into wide open space.

The improvement in the passing game that could come with Emmanuel Sanders in town could also help to provide Kamara with some extra room to work. Despite the decrease in his efficiency, Kamara has still been quite effective, finishing with 1,592 and 1,330 total yards from scrimmage the past two seasons. But along with his decrease in rushing efficiency, he has also seen his receiving efficiency fall. His yards per reception has gone from 10.2 to 8.8 to 6.6 over the past three seasons. Since it does not look like he has lost explosiveness, it is up to the Saints' coaching staff to find ways to get him in the open field so he can produce big chunk plays more often.

Because he has regular involvement in the passing game (he has posted exactly 81 receptions in every season of his career), his floor is very high and he is a very safe pick, as long as he can stay healthy. He is going in the middle of the first round of fantasy drafts right now, so drafters agree that he is very safe and also has huge upside. I am also comfortable taking him there, and believe he will see some positive regression in 2020, leading to both more efficiency and to more trips to the end zone.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Alvin Kamara
RB2RB2 Latavius Murray
RB3RB3 Ty Montgomery
RB4RB4 Dwayne Washington
RB5FB1 Michael Burton
Saints Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Alvin Kamara expected to practice, negotiations ongoing
Not seeking a trade
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Sep 1, 7:15 pm

New Orleans
#Saints RB Alvin Kamara intends to show up tomorrow and practice after missing several days following an epidural shot in his back last Thursday. The sides weren't that far apart on an extension before things went sideways. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Kamara has been out of practice the last few days and the two sides have been negotiating on a new contract in recent days. Kamara and his agent have stated that they are not seeking a trade but other reports suggest the team is willing to accept offers. In all likelihood, expect a new deal to be signed soon.


Alvin Kamara away from team
Missed last three practices, reportedly due to contract
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 31, 5:35 pm

New Orleans
Saints' RB Alvin Kamara has had an unexcused absence from training camp the past three days and it is believe to be contract related, per sources. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)

FFToday's Take: The timing of this news is far from ideal for fantasy owners, but it is understandable from Kamara's perspective. While he is still on his rookie deal and set to make just over $2 million in 2020, Christian McCaffrey and Derrick Henry got huge extensions earlier this offseason. The Saints are in win-now mode and undoubtedly want to keep Kamara around, so the two sides should reconcile soon. Fantasy owners should still view him as a top-five option but make sure they make every effort to handcuff him with Latavius Murray in drafts over the next 1 1/2 weeks.



2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 TB W 34-23 12 16 1.3 1 8 5 51 10.2 1 18.7

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 HOU W 30-28 13 97 7.5 0 8 7 72 10.3 0 16.9
2 at LAR L 9-27 13 45 3.5 0 3 1 15 15.0 0 6.0
3 at SEA W 33-27 16 69 4.3 1 10 9 92 10.2 1 28.1
4 DAL W 12-10 17 69 4.1 0 3 3 20 6.7 0 8.9
5 TB W 31-24 16 62 3.9 0 7 6 42 7.0 0 10.4
6 at JAC W 13-6 11 31 2.8 0 8 7 35 5.0 0 6.6
10 ATL L 9-26 4 24 6.0 0 10 8 50 6.3 0 7.4
11 at TB W 34-17 13 75 5.8 0 10 10 47 4.7 0 12.2
12 CAR W 34-31 11 54 4.9 0 9 9 48 5.3 0 10.2
13 at ATL W 26-18 11 61 5.5 0 8 4 23 5.8 0 8.4
14 SF L 46-48 13 25 1.9 0 6 4 18 4.5 0 4.3
15 IND W 34-7 14 66 4.7 0 5 5 23 4.6 0 8.9
16 at TEN W 38-28 11 80 7.3 2 7 6 30 5.0 0 23.0
17 at CAR W 42-10 8 39 4.9 2 3 2 18 9.0 0 17.7
WC MIN L 20-26 7 21 3.0 1 9 8 34 4.3 0 11.5
WC = Wild-Card

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 TB L 40-48 8 29 3.6 2 12 9 112 12.4 1 32.1
2 CLE W 21-18 13 46 3.5 0 6 6 53 8.8 0 9.9
3 at ATL W 43-37 16 66 4.1 0 20 15 124 8.3 0 19.0
4 at NYG W 33-18 19 134 7.1 3 9 5 47 9.4 0 36.1
5 WAS W 43-19 6 24 4.0 0 4 3 15 5.0 0 3.9
7 at BAL W 24-23 17 64 3.8 1 2 2 11 5.5 0 13.5
8 at MIN W 30-20 13 45 3.5 1 8 7 31 4.4 1 19.6
9 LAR W 45-35 19 82 4.3 2 5 4 34 8.5 1 29.6
10 at CIN W 51-14 12 56 4.7 2 5 4 46 11.5 0 22.2
11 PHI W 48-7 13 71 5.5 0 1 1 37 37.0 1 16.8
12 ATL W 31-17 14 89 6.4 0 1 1 9 9.0 0 9.8
13 at DAL L 10-13 11 36 3.3 0 11 8 36 4.5 0 7.2
14 at TB W 28-14 12 51 4.3 0 6 5 36 7.2 0 8.7
15 at CAR W 12-9 14 67 4.8 1 9 7 36 5.1 0 16.3
16 PIT W 31-28 7 23 3.3 2 6 4 82 20.5 0 22.5
DP PHI W 20-14 16 71 4.4 0 4 4 35 8.8 0 10.6
CC LAR L 23-26 8 15 1.9 0 13 11 96 8.7 0 11.1
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

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