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Alvin Kamara

Alvin Kamara RB - NO

Experience: 2 YRS  
Height: 5'10"  
Weight: 214 
Bye: 9

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Saints HC Sean Payton said RB Alvin Kamara's usage won't change this season, despite the loss of RB Mark Ingram. “It will be similar to what we’ve been seeing,” Payton said. “We’ve been pleased with the balance we’ve had with him. We think it’s been a good count.” Kamara averaged 22.8 touches per game over the first 4 weeks of last season with Ingram suspended. That sunk to 17.2 touches per game over his final 13 outings, including the playoffs. It sounds like we should expect something around that latter mark in 2019. Of course, Kamara still ranked 5th among RBs in PPR and non-PPR points from Week 5 to 16 with Ingram in the mix. He remains a locked-in top 4 draft pick across fantasy formats. The other fantasy takeaway here is that free-agent addition Latavius Murray should see something similar to the 13.4 touches per game Ingram averaged alongside Kamara last year. That'd be enough to make Murray at least a weekly RB3/flex option.

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QB Drew Brees, RB Alvin Kamara and WR Ted Ginn are all healthy scratches for today's meaningless finale against the Panthers. RB Mark Ingram and WR Michael Thomas are active, but don't expect them to play. Dwayne Washington figures to serve as New Orleans' lead back, with Tre'Quan Smith, Keith Kirkwood, Austin Carr and TommyLee Lewis at WR.

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Saints RB Alvin Kamara (concussion) practiced all week and isn’t listed on the final injury report. HC Sean Payton confirmed on Friday that his rookie has cleared the concussion protocol and will play against the Jets this weekend. Kamara remains a high-end RB1.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Saints RB Alvin Kamara (concussion) is expected to play against the Jets this weekend. The rookie put in his 2nd straight full practice on Thursday. Kamara -- and Mark Ingram -- should be busy with New Orleans whopping 16-point favorites.

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Saints RB Alvin Kamara (concussion) put in a full practice on Wednesday. If he hasn't completely cleared the concussion protocol yet, he's close. Kamara is on track to play against the Jets this weekend. He'll, of course, be an elite RB1 for that one.

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Injury Predictor

Kamara made it through 16 games as a rookie, leaving Week 14 early with a concussion but returning for the following contest. He lost 2 games to a left knee injury at Tennessee in 2016 and took a redshirt for another knee injury at Alabama back in 2012. Kamara comes off an explosive debut with no real signs of durability risk. That area will bear watching, though, if the Saints significantly increase his workloads.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
1.60 4.9% 55.4%
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Date Injury Analysis
Dec 7, 2017 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Kamara exited in the 1st quarter of Week 14 with a concussion but was cleared by the following game.
Oct 15, 2016 Knee LCL Sprain Grade 2 Kamara missed 2 games at Tennessee in 2016 with LCL and meniscus damage to his left knee.
Aug 15, 2012 Knee Tear Kamara was forced to redshirt at Alabama in 2012 due to a knee injury suffered in mid-August.

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