Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
1 day ago

Ingram totaled seven carries for 37 yards and five receptions for 16 yards during Sunday's loss to the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram was noticeably hobbled at certain junctures in the game, but no reason was mentioned for the affliction, so he was likely just working out the kinks with the toe injury that kept him off the practice field for much of Week 13 preparation. As the minutes went by and the Saints couldn't make inroads on the Lions, the rushing attack was ditched for a quick hitter from Drew Brees, which Ingram benefited from in the form of five targets. However, Ingram failed to reach 50 yards on the ground for the fourth time this season, while Sunday's 53 yards from scrimmage were his second worst on the campaign for contests in which he wasn't benched for Tim Hightower (Week 8 against the Seahawks). Look for Ingram to bounce back next Sunday against the Buccaneers' bottom-tier rush defense.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
2 days ago

Ingram (toe) has been confirmed as officially active for Sunday's Week 13 tilt against the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

The official release of the inactives report merely confirms what had already been all but a lock. Ingram and Tim Hightower will thus share backfield duties in what is projected to be one of the highest scoring games of the week, giving the former a chance to build on a Week 12 performance in which he tallied 167 total yards of offense.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
2 days ago

Ingram (toe) is expected to play Sunday against the Lions, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram will buck off a toe injury that contained him to just one limited practice this week. The aforementioned regimen was likely a precautionary measure to ensure he was as close to 100 percent as possible for this key Week 13 tilt, but there's a strong possibility the Saints will dole out similar touches to both Ingram and Tim Hightower to keep both bodies fresh.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
4 days ago

Ingram (toe) is listed as questionable to play Sunday against the Lions after practicing in a limited capacity Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram didn't practice this week prior to Friday's limited showing, but he's at least trending in the right direction as Sunday draws closer. Nonetheless, it's still unknown whether he'll be able to suit up and follow up on last weekend's monster output of 167 total yards and two touchdowns. As a result, his fantasy owners will need to continue to monitor his status prior to Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. If Ingram is limited or unavailable, Tim Hightower figures to benefit from added run.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
5 days ago

Ingram (toe) missed Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Although Ingram took part in the stretching portion of practice, he was shuttled off the field once individual drills kicked off, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. At the very least, a limited appearance Friday would ease the minds of his fantasy owners, but there's no telling if Ingram can accomplish the feat. Friday's injury report will ultimately give the final ruling on his availability for Sunday's game versus the Lions, which could feature even more Tim Hightower yet again.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
5 days ago

Ingram was unable to practice Wednesday due to a toe injury.

EDGE Analysis

Diagnosed with a concussion in the Saints' Week 11 loss at Carolina, Ingram took advantage of a long layoff and missed no game action. The running back was key in powering a 49-point assault against the Rams on Sunday, turning 14 carries into 146 yards and one touchdown. He also tacked on a 21-yard touchdown reception among his two targets. With a toe injury in tow, his practice reps will again be monitored with a watchful eye, but he fortunately has two more sessions to make his presence felt.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
1 week ago

Ingram gained 146 yards on 14 carries, including a 10-yard touchdown, in Sunday's win against the Rams. Ingram scored a second touchdown on his lone reception of the game, a 21-yard catch-and-run.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram scored the first of his two touchdowns when he took a pitch on fourth-and-1 in the second quarter and wrong-footed pursuers with a sharp cut back towards the middle. His second score came on a screen pass when his path to the end zone was wide open with the Rams bringing pressure against quarterback Drew Brees. Playing 10 days after being knocked unconscious in a Thursday night loss at Carolina, Ingram looked quick through the hole against Los Angeles and typically punished defenders at the end of his runs. Although he continued to split carries with Tim Hightower (15 carries for 51 yards), Ingram again looked like the more dangerous runner. Still, the Saints seem content dividing the touches, and both players should be viable fantasy options in a favorable Week 13 tilt at home against the Lions.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
1 week ago1 Comment

Ingram (concussion) is officially active for Sunday's Week 12 tilt versus the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Ingram will be in uniform to divvy up the workload in the Saints backfield with Tim Hightower against a stingy Rams front. However, given recent history and the fact that Ingram is returning from a head injury, it could well be Hightower who still gets the larger share of touches.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
1 week ago

Ingram (concussion) is expected to play Sunday against the Rams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram's return doesn't necessarily mean he'll get a bulk of the backfield touches for the Saints, as Tim Hightower had been getting a fair share himself before Ingram went down with the head injury. Additionally, the Rams come in with a very solid run-stopping line, making Ingram a bit of a risky fantasy play Sunday.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (5)
2 weeks ago

Ingram (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram clearly remains embedded in the concussion protocol, with his return subject to an independent neurologist's care. As a result, the Saints will play the waiting game with their No. 1 running back, though Sunday's 1:00 PM ET kickoff will make for an easy roster decision for fantasy purposes. In the event Ingram is inactive, Tim Hightower will receive the bulk of the RB touches due to the banged-up nature of the backfield.