NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Saints WR Michael Thomas' high-ankle sprain is "worse than originally believed and he's now expected to miss several weeks." Thomas' absence would push targets toward WR Emmanuel Sanders, TE Jared Cook, WR Tre'Quan Smith and RB Alvin Kamara -- and perhaps motivate the Saints to go more run-heavy. As recently as 2017 and 2018, this offense ranked among the most run-heavy in the league. The next 3 weeks bring matchups with the Raiders, Packers and Lions -- all of whom ranked 16th or worse in Football Outsiders run-defense DVOA last season. Then come the Chargers (25th) and a Week 6 bye. So you should probably prepare the possibility of going without Thomas until Week 7. Thomas' situation also hurts the fantasy outlook for QB Drew Brees, who threw for just 160 yards in the opening win over Tampa.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle) practiced all week and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s smash spot at home for the Falcons. Kamara might cede a bit more work to RB Latavius Murray than he was before the injury, but he remains a high-end RB1. Murray is in the RB3/Flex mix in this week's plus matchup.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Cardinals. He’s expected to return following New Orleans’ Week 9 bye. Latavius Murray will again operate as the Saints’ feature back today. He turned 32 touches into 150 yards and 2 TDs last week.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee, ankle) won't play against the Cardinals today. Kamara is expected back after New Orleans' Week 9 bye, Schefter adds. Latavius Murray gets another game as the feature back after racking up 150 yards and 2 TDs on 32 touches last week.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Cardinals. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. It’d make a lot of sense for New Orleans to hold Kamara out of this one with a looming Week 9 bye, but it looks like there’s at least a shot he returns on Sunday. We’ll continue to look for updates on Kamara and will get his official game status by noon ET on Sunday. Latavius Murray will be a RB1 if Kamara ends up inactive.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. With a bye coming next week, it'd make sense for New Orleans to hold Kamara out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals. His absence would make Latavius Murray a RB1.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) is out for Sunday’s game against the Bears after missing practice all week. He tried to battle through the ankle injury last weekend and ended up tweaking his knee. We’ll see if Kamara can make it back for Week 8, but note that New Orleans has a Week 9 bye. RB Latavius Murray will step in as the lead back on Sunday. It’s not an ideal matchup, but he should be looking at 15-20 total touches, making him a RB2 for the week.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee, ankle) remained sidelined on Thursday. He could probably play this weekend without practicing, but we won't be surprised if the team opts to hold him out of the game in Chicago. Check back tomorrow for another update.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) didn't practice on Wednesday. He entered last weekend's game with an ankle injury and tweaked his knee during the win over the Jaguars. Kamara probably could play against the Bears on Sunday -- but New Orleans might opt to let him heal up. We'll get another update tomorrow. RB Latavius Murray should be owned in all leagues and would be a RB2 for Week 7 if Kamara doesn't play.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara is dealing with a "high ankle-type issue," according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Kamara originally hurt his ankle in practice last Thursday. He played against the Jaguars on Sunday but posted seasons lows in snap rate (59%) and carries (11). Per Pelissero, Kamara will be limited in practice this week but "still thinks he has a shot to play" against the Bears on Sunday. It might make more sense to just take a week off and get that ankle back to 100%. We'll obviously keep a close eye on this throughout the week, but RB Latavius Murray needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Saints HC Sean Payton revealed after Sunday's win over the Jaguars that RB Alvin Kamara "tweaked his knee" in addition to the "swollen ankle" that made him questionable for the game. Saints Wire reports that Payton "doesn't appear worried" about Kamara's status for Week 7, but the RB did play a season-low 59% of the snaps against Jacksonville. We'll watch his status leading up to Sunday's game at Chicago.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Jaguars. After being added to the injury report on Thursday, he didn’t practice on Friday. So it looks like Kamara is in real danger of missing Sunday’s game. We’ll get his official game status by noon ET on Sunday. If Kamara is out, Latavius Murray will be a solid fantasy play as New Orleans’ lead back.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara was added to the injury report on Thursday as limited with an ankle. That's all we know at this point. We'll get another update on Kamara tomorrow. Latavius Murray would step in as New Orleans' lead back if Kamara can't play agains the Jaguars on Sunday.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Saints have agreed to a 4-year, $14.4 million deal with RB Latavius Murray. That positions him as the replacement for Mark Ingram, who will also hit unrestricted free agency Wednesday. Murray sports a similar skill set and should present a fantasy outlook similar to Ingram's. Of course, Ingram's inconsistent workload was the frustrating thing for fantasy owners. As long as his ADP remains modest, however, Murray will make sense as an RB3 or even an RB4 in fantasy football drafts.
Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Lions. It’ll be his first action since Week 4. Cook is expected to be on a snap count, with ESPN’s Adam Schefter reporting this morning that Minnesota is hoping to get him "about 20 or so” snaps. That’s about a third of the game. Cook sits in RB4 territory in the Week 9 Rankings. RB Latavius Murray remains the superior fantasy bet.
The Vikings expect RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) to play Sunday but on a "pitch count," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cook will reportedly get "about 20 or so" snaps. That would obviously cut into Latavius Murray playing time and fantasy upside. But Murray still looks like the Minnesota RB to use. We'll confirm Cook's status at 11:30 a.m. ET, when the early inactives get announced.
The Vikings "plan to play Dalvin Cook on a limited snap count" against the Lions on Sunday, insider Ben Goessling reports. We heard a similar report back in Week 6 before Cook ended up inactive. He's been a limited participant in practice this week, but a final decision on his status probably won't be made until pregame warmups. Cook won't be a recommended fantasy play even if he ends up active. His presence would put a dent in RB Latavius Murray's Week 9 outlook, though.
Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was limited again in Thursday's practice. "Better chance to return to the playing field after their Week 10 bye," ESPN's Adam Caplan tweeted. We'll continue to keep an eye on Cook's progress, but fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting him to play against the Lions on Sunday.
ESPN's Courtney Cronin hears that Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is likely to be sidelined through the team's Week 10 bye. That's not a surprise after Cook seemingly aggravated his hamstring injury in practice last week. RB Latavius Murray's solid play also makes it easier for the Vikings to continue to be cautious with their starting RB. Murray will remain a solid RB2 for however long Cook is out.
Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Jets. He put in a full practice on Wednesday, so it looks like he suffered a setback at some point this week. His absence means Latavius Murray will again serve as Minnesota’s lead back and a fine RB2 in fantasy lineups.
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