Alvin Kamara

#41 RB / New Orleans Saints / EXP: 5YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 215 lb Age: 25 College: Tennessee Bye 6

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    Saints' Alvin Kamara: Ready for training camp

    Teammate Latavius Murray said Alvin Kamara looked like his usual self at June minicamp, Sam Shannon of the New Orleans Saints' official website reports. "Alvin being Alvin," Murray said. "The same player that he's been over the last few years, and I'm sure he'll continue to be."Kamara was under the spotlight last summer, eventually signing a five-year, $75 million extension one day before the Saints' season opener. Despite dealing with a hip issue around that same time, he went on to play 15 straight games before missing Week 17 on the COVID-19 list, finishing the regular season with career highs for rushing yards (932), total yards (1,688) and touchdowns (21). A repeat of that last number would be a tough ask under any conditions, and there's also some concern that Kamara could lose targets/catches in the post-Drew Brees era, especially if dual-threat Taysom Hill beats out Jameis Winston for the starting QB job. On the other hand, Kamara is one of the best running backs in the league, and the Saints return all five starters to what's consistently been a top-10 offensive line. Even with a degree of uncertainty for a second straight offseason, Kamara's floor/ceiling combination makes him a solid choice in the first half of the first round of fantasy drafts.

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    Saints' Alvin Kamara: Nets over 100 yards in loss

    Alvin Kamara rushed 18 times for 85 yards and caught three of six targets for 20 yards in Sunday's NFC divisional-round loss to the Buccaneers.Kamara reached the century mark in combined yards in consecutive playoff performances, but he was unable to hit pay dirt this time around as the New Orleans Saints ultimately fell to their division rivals. The dual-threat back finished the regular season with a combined 1,688 yards and a whopping 21 total touchdowns, both of which were new career highs. There is no questioning Kamara's talent and status as one of the game's best fantasy performers, but quarterback Drew Brees' retirement decision this upcoming offseason may affect the superstar back. Even with Brees' steep drop-off in arm strength and overall effectiveness in his age-42 season, he still boosted Kamara's value as a receiving threat on short and intermediate routes out of the backfield. In the four games that Brees missed this season, Kamara averaged just 2.5 receptions, 12.8 receiving yards and no touchdowns with backup and potential replacement Taysom Hill. The Saints could go in another direction whenever the first-ballot Hall of Famer decides to hang 'em up for good, but the play style of that quarterback could alter Kamara's usage.

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    Saints' Alvin Kamara: Tops 100 yards in Sunday's win

    Alvin Kamara rushed 23 times for 99 yards and a touchdown and secured both of his targets for 17 yards in the New Orleans Saints' 21-9 win over the Bears on Sunday.The All-Pro back failed to get much going on the ground, with a quarter of his production coming on a 25-yard gain. Still, he chipped away at the Bears defense all afternoon with a robust 23 carries and finished the contest with over 100 scrimmage yards and a touchdown. Kamara will face a tough test in next week's NFC divisional round when New Orleans hosts a Tampa Bay defense that allowed a league-low 60 rushing yards per contest in the regular season.

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    Saints' Alvin Kamara: Activated off COVID list

    Alvin Kamara (illness) was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.Kamara indicated earlier in the week via his personal Twitter account that he on track to return for the wild-card round, so the New Orleans Saints' decision to add him back to the 53-man roster isn't entirely surprising. The star back will miss just one game after testing positive for COVID-19, but after participating in virtual practices this week, Kamara appears set to play Sunday against the Bears without any known limitations.

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    Saints' Alvin Kamara: Expects to play Sunday

    Alvin Kamara (illness) posted a message on his official Twitter account Thursday that appears to indicate he's on track for Sunday's wild-card round against the Bears.Kamara missed the New Orleans Saints' season-finale against the Panthers after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list as a result of testing positive for the virus, and though he currently remains on the reserve list, it appears that the star running back expects to be available versus Chicago. Sunday morning appears to represent the earliest possible date that Kamara could return to the team, given that he would not have been eligible to play had the Saints' wild-card game been scheduled for Saturday, so a final word on his status will likely still come down to the wire. Latavius Murray would stand to handle the bulk of New Orleans' backfield reps if Kamara were unable to gain full clearance.

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    Saints' Alvin Kamara: Could return for wild-card game

    Alvin Kamara's eligibility for the wild-card round of the playoffs could depend on whether the New Orleans Saints are scheduled to play Saturday (Jan. 9) or Sunday (Jan. 10), Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.With two of his tests for COVID-19 coming back positive, Kamara can't play in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Panthers. He won't be eligible to play in another game until 10 days after Dec. 31 -- when he initially tested positive -- and that's only if he remains asymptomatic and receives medical clearance. There's some chance the Saints won't even play in the first round of the playoffs, but it requires three games going in their favor to create a three-way tie at 12-4 atop the NFC.

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    Saints' Alvin Kamara: Out Week 17, may miss playoff opener

    Alvin Kamara was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday and won't be available for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.With multiple COVID-19 tests coming back positive, Kamara may not be eligible to play in the wild-card round of the playoffs. There's still some chance for the New Orleans Saints to secure the NFC's No. 1 seed and thus earn a bye in the first round of the playoffs, so they'll likely give Latavius Murray a sizable workload this weekend. Murray put up back-to-back games with triple-digit yardage and multiple touchdowns when Kamara missed Weeks 7 and 8 of the 2019 season.

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    Saints' Alvin Kamara: Tests positive for coronavirus

    Alvin Kamara tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and is waiting on results from a follow-up test before a decision on his status for Sunday's game against the Panthers is made, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.If the second test also comes back positive, Kamara will sit out Week 17, and he'll also be unlikely to return for the wild-card round of the playoffs. Latavius Murray would fill in as the New Orleans Saints' lead back if Kamara misses any games. Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football relays that the star running back hasn't shown any symptoms of the virus and says he's feeling healthy, perhaps giving the Saints some hope the initial test was a false positive.

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    Saints' Alvin Kamara: Performance for the ages in win

    Alvin Kamara rushed 22 times for 155 yards and six touchdowns while also bringing in three of five targets for 17 yards in the New Orleans Saints' 52-33 win over the Vikings on Friday.As the eye-popping stat line indicates, Kamara put together a record-setting performance for a national audience that will go into NFL annals as one of the most prolific in league history. In fact, only one other player -- the legendary Ernie Nevers back in 1929 -- had ever scored six rushing touchdowns in a game before Kamara accomplished the feat Friday. The fourth-year pro also set a new single-game career high in rushing yardage for good measure while scoring from 40, one, five, six, seven and three yards out, with at least one touchdown in each quarter. Kamara will now look to follow up the spectacular effort by gaining the 68 rushing yards he needs to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the first time when he faces the Panthers in a Week 17 road matchup.

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    Saints' Alvin Kamara: Catches TD pass in Brees' return

    Alvin Kamara carried the ball 11 times for 54 yards and caught three of six targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 32-29 loss to Kansas City.With Drew Brees back under center instead of Taysom Hill, the New Orleans Saints' offensive scheme returned to normal, and Kamara hauled in his first receiving TD since Week 10 -- Brees' last appearance before injuring his ribs. No matter who's been at QB, Kamara has been productive, topping 90 combined yards in three straight games, and he's now reached 1,500 scrimmage yards on the season for the third time in his career. Kamara will look to keep rolling in Week 16's clash with a Vikings defense that just surrendered 162 yards and two touchdowns to David Montgomery.

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