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Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Titans. He’s reportedly dealing with a minor sprain to that knee, so we’ll see if he can make it back for Week 11. His absence this weekend leaves Mark Ingram as New Orleans’ lead back. He’s likely looking at 15-20 touches, putting him in the RB2 conversation.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. Insider Nick Underhill now considers him "doubtful" to play vs. the Titans on Sunday. "Kamara could get healthy by Sunday and play without practicing this week, but it seems unlikely from what I'm hearing that that's gonna be the outcome," Underhill adds. We'll get another update on Kamara tomorrow, but fantasy owners should be planning to be without him in Week 10. Kamara's absence would leave Mark Ingram as New Orleans' lead back -- and a solid RB2 in fantasy lineups.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara did not practice on Wednesday and is on the injury report with a knee. Insider Nick Underhill calls Kamara's injury a "minor sprain." Added Underhill, "It's not a major situation. It sounds like it's something that's more day to day. But it does threaten his status for this week against the Tennessee Titans." We'll see if Kamara is able to get on the practice field tomorrow. If he can't play on Sunday, Mark Ingram would step in as New Orleans' lead back.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the new ankle injury for Saints WR Michael Thomas will keep him out for the rest of the season. New Orleans reportedly tried to trade for receiving help before Tuesday's deadline but couldn't get anything done. That leaves Marquez Callaway, Tre'Quan Smith and Deonte Harris as the top WRs for QB Taysom Hill going forward. Expect New Orleans to also lean heavily on Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram -- both in the run game and as pass-catchers (well, Kamara, at least, on that front).

The Saints acquired RB Mark Ingram from the Texans. Ingram, of course, spent the first 8 years of his career in New Orleans. He'll return as RB Alvin Kamara's backup and just a handcuff in fantasy football. Ingram only figures to siphon a few carries per game from Kamara. Ingram led Houston with 92 carries through 7 games, so his departure leaves behind a decent amount of work for RBs David Johnson and Phillip Lindsay. We'll see exactly how the workload is divvied going forward, but you'll still be better off avoiding the Texans backfield.

QB Jameis Winston has been named the Saints' starter, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Winston and QB Taysom Hill seemed to play to a draw in training camp, but Winston won this job with his 123-yard, 2-TD performance in Monday night's preseason game vs. Jacksonville. Having Winston under center is good news for RB Alvin Kamara and New Orleans' WRs. But Winston himself isn't a very attractive fantasy option. He'll be working with an underwhelming group of pass catchers until WR Michael Thomas returns. And Hill still figures to steal snaps, especially in the red zone.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler confirms that Saints QB Jameis Winston "appears well-positioned to start opening day vs. Green Bay." HC Sean Payton has yet to officially name a starter, but it'd be a surprise if it wasn't Winston after his impressive showing in the 2nd preseason game. "Winston is receiving significant locker-room support this week for the Saints starting QB job, with many teammates treating him as if he is the starter or giving indications he will get the job," Fowler adds. If you're drafting this weekend, assume Winston is the Saints' starter. He's not an appealing fantasy option -- but Winston being under center is good news for RB Alvin Kamara and the rest of New Orleans' skill guys.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara said during his Thursday press conference that both QB Jameis Winston and QB Taysom Hill have been trying to build chemistry with him. That's good to hear as we move from Drew Brees -- a particular friend to the short pass in recent years -- to a new starter. Whether that's Winston or Hill, though, we should expect plenty of targets for Kamara -- especially while lead WR Michael Thomas is out. We're feeling better about Kamara in the middle of Round 1 than we did before Thomas' injury revelation.

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