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Saints' Alvin Kamara: Totals 190 scrimmage yards in Week 3 shootout
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Kamara rushed 16 times for 66 yards and caught 15 of 20 targets for 124 yards in Sunday's 43-37 overtime win over the Falcons.

Kamara could've had an even bigger day, but he had two short touchdowns vultured on the ground by quarterback Drew Brees, including a one-yard score in overtime after a would-be Kamara touchdown was ruled just short. Still, it's tough for owners to complain about this effort, especially in PPR formats. The second-year running back has a whopping 430 scrimmage yards through three games heading into next week's road tilt against the Giants.

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Saints' Alvin Kamara: Productive all-around effort in Week 2 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kamara rushed 13 times for 46 yards and brought in all six of his targets for an additional 53 yards in the Saints' 21-18 win over the Browns on Sunday. He also logged a two-point conversion rush.

Kamara once again paced the Saints backfield, but as was the case in a Week 1 loss to the Buccaneers, his total number of rushing touches was modest. He was heavily involved on the pass-catching front, however, checking in second in receptions only to Michael Thomas on the team during the contest. The 23-year-old wasn't nearly as productive from a yardage standpoint as he'd been in Week 1, but his level of involvement is essentially an every-week lock. He'll look to continue a strong start to his season against the Falcons in Week 3.

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Saints' Alvin Kamara: Logs 81.3 percent of snaps
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Kamara played 52 of 64 snaps (81.3 percent) on offense in Sunday's 48-40 loss to Tampa Bay.

With the Saints unexpectedly playing from behind most of the afternoon, Kamara had more catches (nine) than carries (eight) en route to 141 scrimmage yards, three touchdowns and a two-point conversion. Meanwhile, backup running backs Mike Gillislee and Jonathan Williams combined for just 10 snaps and four carries, with the former losing a fumble along the way. Kamara might actually see his snap count drop if the Saints have an easier time in a Week 2 home game against Cleveland, but he'd also figure to draw more carries in that scenario. Whatever the case, he shouldn't have any trouble staying busy while Mark Ingram serves the remainder of a four-game suspension.

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Saints' Alvin Kamara: Saints cautious in usage
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Saints coach Sean Payton told Fox's Jay Glazer that they want to be careful not to overuse Kamara during teammate Mark Ingram's suspension, Glazer reported on Fox's pregame show.

This follows with how Kamara was used last season, particularly in the running game. That could mean that we'll see a lot of Mike Gillislee, particularly between the tackles. The Saints also activated Jonathan Williams from the practice squad for this week.

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Saints' Alvin Kamara: May not see huge workload
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Saints head coach Sean Payton and running backs coach Joel Thomas both said they don't want to drastically increase Kamara's workload while Mark Ingram is suspended for the first four games of the season,'s Herbie Teope reports. "I think it would be a disservice to him," Thomas said. "Let's be honest here -- he's excelled with the ratio he's had, whether it's the carries or the combination with the catches, as well. It's almost a number that you want to get to that he's still getting the touches that he's had in the past. But maybe they occur through two, three or four more carries, and two or three less receptions."

While it would make sense to use their other running backs to absorb part of Ingram's rushing workload, Kamara nonetheless figures to notice some type of uptick -- at least temporarily -- from last year's average of 12.6 touches per game (7.5 carries, 5.1 catches). The team already upped Kamara's workload a bit at the end of last season, giving him between nine and 12 carries in Weeks 15-17 and both playoff games. It won't come as any surprise if he pushes for around 15-to-20 touches per game while Ingram is out of the lineup. Trey Edmunds, Boston Scott, Jonathan Williams and Daniel Lasco (neck) figure to compete for a role alongside Kamara for Weeks 1-4, unless the Saints add a veteran to fill the void.

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