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Alvin Kamara will not be playing for the Saints in Week 13, which once again leaves Mark Ingram in line for a big workload. It also means Ingram should be in your starting lineup, even with Taysom Hill under center.

In two games without Kamara, Ingram has averaged 20 touches, 110.5 total yards, and 19.05 Fantasy points. It's possible that Hill doesn't throw to him as much as Trevor Siemian did, and it's possible Hill steals a goalline touchdown, but Ingram's projected touches are enough to rank him in the top-12. and that puts him ahead of Ezekiel Elliott

Elliott, is banged up, sharing with Tony Pollard, and facing a Saints defense that still ranks as the best in the NFL against the run. I'm still starting him over Pollard, but I'm doing so with very little confidence.

As much as I like Ingram, he's still behind Alexander Mattison and Jamaal Williams. What a crazy week at running back.

Let's get to the rest of the Week 13 RB Preview:

Week 13 RB Preview
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Who's Out

The following players are not being projected to play Week 13 at this time. Here's what it means:

Who's Out
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MIN Minnesota • #33
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Alexander Mattison is a must-start running back until Dalvin Cook returns.
DET Detroit • #32
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Jamaal Williams is a must-start running back until D'Andre Swift returns.
PHI Philadelphia • #26
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Boston Scott is a solid starter without Sanders
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Numbers to know
  • 32 -- Alexander Mattison had 32 touches in each of the first two games Dalvin Cook missed this season.
  • 30.3 -- Lions running backs are averaging more than 30 touches per game this season.
  • 51 -- Alvin Kamara had 51 receiving yards combined in Taysom Hill's four starts last season.
  • 5 -- Elijah Mitchell has caught five passes in two of his past three games. Deebo Samuel's absence could make it three of four.
  • 3.2 -- Saquon Barkley. is averaging 3.2 yards per carry since the beginning of 2020.
  • 90.6 -- Since Week 7,  Myles Gaskin has scored 90.6 PPR Fantasy points, which makes him a top 12 running back.
  • 24 -- Antonio Gibson is averaging 24 rush attempts per game since Washington's bye.
  • 38.9% -- Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson both have exactly 38.9% of the Patriots rush attempts over the past two weeks. A true split.
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Matchups that matter
Matchups that Matter
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NE New England • #37
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BUF BUF -3 O/U 44
OPP VS RB
2nd
PROJ PTS
9.1
RB RNK
29th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
643
REC
13
REYDS
84
TD
8
FPTS/G
11.9
DAL Dallas • #21
Age: 26 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NO DAL -5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS RB
1st
PROJ PTS
10.9
RB RNK
9th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
720
REC
38
REYDS
228
TD
9
FPTS/G
17.2
DEN Denver • #25
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ KC KC -10 O/U 47
OPP VS RB
16th
PROJ PTS
10.4
RB RNK
18th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
605
REC
22
REYDS
166
TD
7
FPTS/G
12.5
PHI Philadelphia • #35
Age: 26 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYJ PHI -6.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS RB
32nd
PROJ PTS
7.4
RB RNK
36th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
285
REC
9
REYDS
44
TD
4
FPTS/G
5.3
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Waiver Wire Targets
Week 13 Adds
LAR L.A. Rams • #25
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs JAC LAR -12.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS RB
18th
RB RNK
39th
ROSTERED
55%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
305
REC
11
REYDS
62
TD
2
FPTS/G
5.2
If Darrell Henderson is ruled out, Michel becomes a must-start running back like Williams. For the time being, he's one of the top handcuffs to roster. And against Jacksonville, even if Henderson plays, Michel could be a touchdown dependent flex.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #23
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI PHI -6.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS RB
29th
RB RNK
31st
ROSTERED
24%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
185
REC
7
REYDS
26
TD
0
FPTS/G
4
Coleman had 18 touches last week, you could do a lot worse if you're desperate for a running back.
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TEN Tennessee • #40
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs JAC TEN -9 O/U 46.5
OPP VS RB
18th
RB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
65%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
166
REC
9
REYDS
49
TD
1
FPTS/G
11.5
I prefer Hilliard slightly over Foreman, but both should be rostered everywhere through their bye week.
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DFS Plays
Top Play
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DET Detroit • #30
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIN MIN -7 O/U 46.5
OPP VS RB
22nd
PROJ PTS
10.3
RB RNK
15th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
388
REC
21
REYDS
117
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.3
Williams didn't get quite as much of a price bump as Mattison, which is why he's the top value. I'd expect 20 touches against a Vikings defense that has been gashed at times by running backs.
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CHI Chicago • #32
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ARI ARI -7.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS RB
8th
PROJ PTS
12.6
RB RNK
18th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
476
REC
12
REYDS
103
TD
3
FPTS/G
12.6
The Cardinals main weakness has been their rush defense, but I still don't think people are going to flock to Montgomery after a poor showing on Thanksgiving. It's not a bad week to go cheap at running back.
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