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March 11, 2020 04:44 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Feeling healthy again
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Kamara posted Tuesday on his personal Twitter account that he's back at full strength after playing "on one leg... at 75 percent" in 2019.

Kamara dealt with ankle and knee injuries in October, missing two games before a conveniently timed Week 9 bye. He then churned out 4.9 yards per carry but just 5.2 per catch over the final seven games of the regular season, scoring four of his six touchdowns in Weeks 16 and 17. The 2017 third-round pick should bounce back from the least impressive season of his pro career, now entering the final year of his rookie contract. Of course, a holdout could be around the corner if the Saints don't sign Kamara to an extension soon.

January 6, 2020 03:16 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Compiles 55 yards in overtime loss
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Kamara carried seven times for 21 yards and a touchdown and brought in eight of nine targets for 34 yards in the Saints' 26-20 overtime wild-card loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Kamara concluded the season with his third straight game with a touchdown, though his season-long numbers were a bit of a letdown. The third-year back managed 1,330 total yards and six total touchdowns -- career lows -- but it's encouraging for fantasy owners that this is his floor. The Tennessee product hauled in 81 receptions for the third straight season and has established himself as a premier dual-threat back. He has one year left on his rookie deal, and with Michael Thomas' massive payday last off-season, Kamara may be eyeing a new contract sooner than later.

December 29, 2019 07:04 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Scores twice in blowout victory
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Kamara rushed eight times for 39 yards and two touchdowns, adding two receptions for 18 yards on three targets in the Saints' 42-10 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

After failing to score for nine straight weeks, Kamara has now produced back-to-back two-touchdown efforts on the ground in Weeks 16-17. He closes the regular season on a high note, though most of his scoring output has come in the final two weeks of the campaign. The talented third-year back ends the 2019 regular season with a career-low six total touchdowns after producing 22 in his first two seasons. Regardless, he'll head into the playoffs on a hot streak.

December 22, 2019 11:00 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Ends touchdown drought
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Kamara rushed 11 times for 80 yards and two touchdowns, grabbing six of seven targets for an additional 30 yards in the Saints' 38-28 win over the Titans on Sunday.

Kamara broke out of his scoring slump in fine fashion Sunday, delivering a pair of touchdown runs while racking up over 100 yards from scrimmage in the process. Watching the Tennessee product explode against the Titans had to be a relief for fantasy owners, as Kamara hadn't scored since Week 3 and broke 100 yards from scrimmage for the first time since Week 12. He'll look to keep the momentum going in Week 17 against a pedestrian Panthers run defense.

December 17, 2019 12:28 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Totals 89 yards in blowout victory
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Kamara rushed 14 times for 66 yards and caught all five of his targets for 23 yards in the Saints' 34-7 win over the Colts on Monday.

It was another disappointing performance for Kamara, as he failed to cross the goal-line for the ninth consecutive game. His 73 receptions have boosted his value in PPR formats, though he still entered Week 15 as the overall RB17 in 2019. The usage has been there, as Kamara has seen nearly 19 total touches per game across his last five contests, but the production has been highly underwhelming for fantasy owners who spent a first-round pick on him. He'll try to rebound in a Week 16 showdown with the Titans.

December 8, 2019 06:12 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Season-low output in shootout
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Kamara rushed 13 times for 25 yards, adding four receptions for 18 yards in the Saints' 48-46 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.

Kamara couldn't get much going in Sunday's close loss, accounting for his lowest output from scrimmage all season. The third-year back added to his eight-game streak of scoreless performances dating to Week 3, and his stats during that span have been concerning. Over his last eight contests, Kamara has averaged just 85.5 yards from scrimmage per game, though his 6.4 receptions per contest have buoyed some otherwise lackluster efforts in PPR formats. He can't be benched given his immense upside, though he'll be a volatile fantasy playoff option when New Orleans takes on Indianapolis in Week 15.

November 29, 2019 12:00 AM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Totals 84 yards in win
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Kamara rushed 11 times for 61 yards and brought in four of eight targets for 23 yards in the Saints' 26-18 win over the Falcons on Thursday.

Though Kamara's scrimmage yards were respectable, it was a disappointing performance for the third-year back. He snagged just four passes after averaging nine receptions across his last three contests, though his lack of involvement in the passing game was likely due to Drew Brees' struggles. Kamara continues to provide fantasy owners with useful stat lines, though it's concerning that he hasn't scored since Week 3. He'll try to buck that trend in a crucial Week 14 home matchup with the surging 49ers.

November 24, 2019 05:48 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Delivers in passing game
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Kamara ran for 54 yards on 11 carries and caught all nine of his targets for 48 yards during Sunday's 34-31 win against the Panthers.

Those who selected Kamara over Christian McCaffrey in fantasy drafts this past summer are still kicking themselves. Though the third-year back hasn't been quite as dominant as his NFC South counterpart through 12 weeks of the 2019 campaign, Kamara continues to churn out excellent fantasy performances by virtue of his pass-catching acumen. Kamara has not exceeded 75 rushing yards in any game since accounting for 97 yards in the season opener against Houston, but he's averaged an amazing eight receptions per game over his past five appearances, after compiling just five catches per game Weeks 1 through 4. He projects to be a top-flight running back option for Week 13, with the Saints taking on a Falcons defense that has conceded 27-plus points in five of its past seven outings.

November 17, 2019 06:40 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Compiles 122 total yards in win
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Kamara rushed 13 times for 75 yards, secured all 10 targets for 47 yards and returned three kickoffs for 32 yards in the Saints' 34-17 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also fumbled once, but it was recovered by the offense.

Kamara paced the Saints in receptions while checking in second to Michael Thomas in both receiving yardage and targets. The versatile back also out-carried backup Latavius Murray by a 13-10 margin, and game script likely led to the latter seeing as many totes as he did. Sunday marked Kamara's first game with double-digit rushing touches since Week 6, with the third-year back's two-game absence due to knee and ankle injuries factored in. Kamara will look to continue building his numbers in a Week 12 battle versus the Panthers.

November 10, 2019 06:44 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Receiving output salvages day
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Kamara ran for 24 yards on four carries and corralled eight of 10 targets for 50 receiving yards during Sunday's 26-9 loss to Atlanta.

The ground attack was practically nonexistent for New Orleans in Week 10, as Kamara and Latavius Murray combined for just 36 yards on nine attempts against a Falcons defense that had conceded more than 150 team rushing yards to Seattle during its last game Oct. 27. Kamara was able to compile double-digit targets for the second time this season, but the continued lack of rushing production is perplexing, as he has not exceeded 70 rushing yards since Week 1 and possesses just one score on the ground all year. Coming into his second game back from knee and ankle injuries that forced him to sit out Weeks 7 and 8, Kamara may once again find trouble getting much going as a rusher with the Saints facing off against a Tampa Bay defense that allowed just 37 combined rushing yards to Cardinals running backs Kenyan Drake and David Johnson on Sunday.

November 7, 2019 05:20 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Back to full health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kamara (knee/ankle) practiced fully Thursday.

Shortly after Kamara told Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune that he's "ready to play" Sunday against the Falcons, the Saints revealed he upgraded from limited participation Wednesday to all activity one day later. With his knee and ankle injuries in the rearview mirror, Kamara can turn his focus to an Atlanta defense that has allowed 128.9 yards from scrimmage per game and nine touchdowns to running backs in eight contests this season.

November 7, 2019 10:28 AM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Positive outlook for Week 10
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Kamara (ankle) is expected to be ready to play Week 10 against the Falcons.

Kamara received commendations for the quality of his practice session Wednesday, per Mike Triplett of, though the running back was officially listed as a limited participant. That's been the case on multiple occasions in past weeks, and Kamara ended up not suiting up, but it's looking like this week could be different. After two absences and a bye week, Kamara will face an Atlanta defense that's giving up 3.9 YPC to opposing running backs.

November 6, 2019 06:24 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Limited following bye week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kamara (knee/ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Kamara was limited on the two injury reports prior to logging his second straight absence in the Saints' last contest Week 8 against the Cardinals. While his current standing doesn't appear to indicate he's progressing in his recovery from his injuries, he'll have two more chances to prove his health this week. Latavius Murray is on hand in the event Kamara requires another game off Sunday versus the Falcons.

October 27, 2019 11:36 AM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Sidelined again Sunday
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Kamara (ankle/knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

With a Week 9 bye up next, the Saints can play it safe with Kamara and his pair of health concerns with the second half of the campaign in mind. Kamara again will yield lead-back duties to Latavius Murray, who went off for 150 yards from scrimmage and two rushing TDs on 32 touches last Sunday in Chicago.

October 27, 2019 12:36 AM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Trending down for Sunday
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Kamara (ankle) isn't expected to play Sunday against the Cardinals, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Kamara received the questionable tag after practicing in a limited fashion Thursday and Friday, but it looks as though he'll miss his second straight game. Latavius Murray lines up for another sizable workload -- he had 27 carries last week -- assuming Kamara is ultimately inactive. QB Drew Brees (thumb) was also listed as questionable but is set to start after missing the last five games.

October 25, 2019 05:16 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Listed as questionable
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Kamara (ankle/knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Kamara's limited practice participation Thursday and Friday gives him a realistic shot to play, though he may come down to a game-time decision ahead of the 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. Latavius Murray would be in line for another massive workload if Kamara is declared inactive for a second straight week. Meanwhile, Drew Brees (thumb) also is listed as questionable, and tight end Jared Cook (ankle) has been ruled out.

October 25, 2019 06:24 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Practicing again Friday
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Kamara (ankle/knee) participated in the media-access portion of Friday's practice, Mike Triplett of reports.

Kamara returned to practice Thursday as a limited participant, giving him a shot to suit up for Sunday's game against Arizona. It remains to be seen how the Saints will list the star running back on their final injury report Friday afternoon.

October 24, 2019 05:36 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Upgrades to limited practice
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Kamara (ankle/knee) was a limited practice participant Thursday.

Per Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune, Kamara kicked off the session without a brace or sleeve on the affected knee. Later in the part of practice open to the media, Kamara hauled in a pass from Drew Brees (thumb), according to Katherine Terrell of The Athletic. The activity was enough for Kamara to upgrade from Wednesday's DNP label, but he likely still has to make more progress to get the all-clear for game action. Friday's injury report will have the final word on his odds to suit up Sunday against the Cardinals.

October 24, 2019 03:12 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Seen at Thursday's practice
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Kamara (ankle) was at Thursday's practice without a brace or sleeve on his knee, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Kamara is dealing with a pair of injuries at the moment, but this development may be the key to his ability to suit up this weekend. Thursday's practice report will reveal his level of participation, if any, as he aims to miss just one game due to his health concerns.

October 24, 2019 12:04 PM
Saints' Alvin Kamara: Still not practicing Wednesday
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Kamara (ankle/knee) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Kamara is tending to a high-ankle issue and a knee injury simultaneously, hence the reason for his continued absence. He'll likely need to get on the practice field in some capacity this week in order to have a chance to suit up Sunday against the Cardinals, especially after Latavius Murray went off for 150 yards from scrimmage and two TDs on 32 touches during a Week 7 win at Chicago. Meanwhile, Drew Brees was limited Wednesday, so the Saints offense slowly but surely is getting back to 100 percent.

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