The Saints added Alvin Kamara to the backfield with the 67th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Kamara is a tough case to crack. He flashes elite burst and change-of-direction on tape and tested as an 83rd percentile athlete among RBs. But he totaled just 210 carries in 2 seasons at Tennessee after transferring from Alabama. His time at Tuscaloosa included a knee injury and a suspension for “behavioral reasons.” Kamara also suffered a sprained left LCL and meniscus this past year. He looks like a boom/bust prospect as a runner but should at least contribute in the passing game after totaling 74 catches for 683 yards (9.2 yards per catch) and 7 TDs over the last 2 years. That’ll be his only shot to make an impact in 2017 in a backfield with Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson. Ingram is signed for just 2 more years, though, and Peterson is 32 years old. Kamara definitely has a shot to develop into the Saints’ lead back of the future, making him an intriguing dynasty pick.

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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 HC Sean Payton confirmed that RB Alvin Kamara (knee, ankle) is expected to return for this weekend's game against the Falcons. That's been the belief for a while now, so it was surprising to see Kamara limited in Wednesday's practice. He might cede a bit more work to Latavius Murray on Sunday, but Kamara is right back to RB1 status.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He's expected to return for this weekend's game against the Falcons, but it'd be nice to see him get in a full workout on Thursday and/or Friday.

11:10am EDT 10/27/19

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.

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