FantasySP / NFL / Alvin Kamara FantasySP / NFL / Alvin Kamara Copyright 2018 5218656 <![CDATA[The New Orleans Advocate expects Alvin Kamara to handle 14-15]]> Alvin Kamara to handle 14-15 carries per game during Mark Ingram's four-week suspension. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported after Ingram's ban was announced that the Saints planned to feature Kamara more this season, anyway. [...]]]> 5218656 Mon, 21 May 2018 17:00:17 EDT <![CDATA[How running back weight relates to workload]]> Alvin Kamara can carry a bigger workload in 2018.]]> 5216014 Thu, 17 May 2018 8:33:01 EDT ProFootballFocus <![CDATA[May not see huge workload]]> Saints head coach Sean Payton and running backs coach Joel Thomas both said they don't want to drastically increase Kamara's workload while Mark Ingram is suspended for the first four games of the season,'s Herbie Teope reports. "I think it would be a disservice to him," Thomas said. "Let's be honest here -- he's excelled with the ratio he's had, whether it's the carries or the combination with the catches, as well. It's almost a number that you want to get to that he's still getting the touches that he's had in the past. But maybe they occur through two, three or four more carries, and two or three less receptions."

While it would make sense to use their other running backs to absorb part of Ingram's rushing workload, Kamara nonetheless figures to notice some type of uptick -- at least temporarily -- from last year's average of 12.6 touches per game (7.5 carries, 5.1 catches). The team already upped Kamara's workload a bit at the end of last season, giving him between nine and 12 carries in Weeks 15-17 and both playoff games. It won't come as any surprise if he pushes for around 15-to-20 touches per game while Ingram is out of the lineup. Trey Edmunds, Boston Scott, Jonathan Williams and Daniel Lasco (neck) figure to compete for a role alongside Kamara for Weeks 1-4, unless the Saints add a veteran to fill the void.

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<![CDATA['s Ian Rapoport reports the Saints were planning to make]]> Alvin Kamara their "featured" back even before Mark Ingram's four-game suspension. [...]]]> 5210124 Tue, 08 May 2018 16:51:38 EDT <![CDATA[In line for lead role to begin 2018]]> Kamara should lead the Saints' backfield to begin the season following a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network indicating Mark Ingram has been suspended for four weeks.

Kamara rushed only 120 times during his rookie campaign, but that may increase substantially early in the campaign with Ingram out of the picture. Coach Sean Payton generally prefers to split the backfield duties, so it wouldn't be surprising if either rookie Boston Scott or second-year back Trey Edmunds sees a jump in snaps as well. With Ingram's contract expiring after 2018, we may get an early glimpse at the future of the Saints backfield early on.

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<![CDATA[Mark Ingram's PED Suspension Means Even More Work For Alvin Kamara]]> Alvin Kamara is going to get a lot of work in the first four weeks of the 2018 season. ]]> 5210099 Tue, 08 May 2018 16:24:15 EDT