Ingram rushed 22 times for 105 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-17 win over the Packers. He also brought in four of five targets for five yards. Ingram now has back-to-back 100-yard games since Adrian Peterson left town, as head coach Sean Payton has seemingly found a rhythm he's comfortable with in terms of the backfield's division of labor. Ingram has settled in as the clear-cut early-down back, although he's also seen some third-down work due to his proficiency as a pass catcher. Meanwhile, rookie Alvin Kamara continues to be deployed in a complementary role and is being utilized as both runner and receiver with strong results. If the current pattern persists, Ingram should retain excellent fantasy value as a 20-plus-carry workhorse on the majority of weeks in an offense that forces defenses to respect the pass. He'll look to continue producing against the Bears in Week 8.
Ingram rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries and added 36 yards through the air on five catches in Sunday's 52-38 win over Detroit. Most knew Ingram was in store for a heavier workload after Adrian Peterson skipped town, but few could expect this. It was the first time since Week 11 of the 2014 season that Ingram recorded 30 touches in a game. Ingram also scored his first two touchdowns of the season, both on short, second-quarter carries. It would be foolish to think that Ingram will continue this pace as New Orleans was in position to try to run out the clock for much of the second half and rookie Alvin Kamara, too, should see increased work with Peterson gone. Still, Sunday showed what the multi-faceted Ingram can do with a little more room to operate.
Ingram could earn a slightly larger workload out of the Saints' backfield after New Orleans traded Adrian Peterson to Arizona on Tuesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Due to his lack of versatility out of the backfield, Peterson, who played 45 of a possible 259 offensive snaps (17.3 percent) through four weeks, was already well behind Ingram (52.5 percent) and rookie Alvin Kamara (35.1 percent) in snap share, but the 2012 NFL MVP's departure nonetheless opens up extra work for the holdovers. The prospect of a minor uptick in touches the rest of the season should raise Ingram's fantasy ceiling and erase any reservations his owners may have previously had about keeping him active week in and week out.
Ingram rushed 14 times for 45 yards and brought in four of eight targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 20-0 win over the Dolphins in London. Ingram paced the Saints backfield in carries and overall touches, garnering 18 of the latter. His eight targets in the passing game were certainly encouraging and helped him equal his second-best reception total through four games, while his 14 totes equaled the season high he established in Week 3. While the seven-year pro's yards per carry figure has dropped in both of the last two weeks, head coach Sean Payton appears to potentially be settling on a more definitive pecking order in his backfield, one that features Ingram as the borderline workhorse back. Ingram will look to build on his relatively modest production thus far in Week 6 against the Lions following a Week 5 bye.
Ingram gained 56 yards on 14 carries and caught two of his four targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 34-13 win over the Panthers. Ingram labored for an average of four yards per carry against a stout Carolina front, but he wound up with a respectable 86 yards from scrimmage thanks to an effective outing as a receiver. He received as many carries in this one as he did in the previous two weeks combined, though Adrian Peterson and Alvin Kamara combined to tote the ball 11 times. Ingram's role in the offense seems quite dependent on game flow, but he is clearly the lead back at the moment and should play a big part next week against the Dolphins.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/05||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||18.33|
|12||11/26||@Los Angeles Rams||31||21.43|
|15||12/17||New York Jets||25||18.86|
|17||12/31||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||18.33|
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