Mark Ingram RB NO 3 months ago12 Comments

Ingram agreed to a four-year contract with the Saints on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Scheffer reports.

Ingram was set to become a free agent Tuesday, but this deal will keep him in New Orleans with the team that drafted him. Ingram led the Saints with 226 carries and 964 rushing yards last season and is poised to be the team's primary running back for the foreseeable future.

Mark Ingram RB NO 5 months ago

Ingram had 14 carries for 57 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as two catches on three targets for four receiving yards during Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.

Ingram came into the regular-season finale needing 93 rushing yards for his first 1,000-yard season, but he failed to reach that mark despite scoring in his third straight game. It was by far his most productive season in the NFL, even with a number of other RB options in New Orleans such as Pierre Thomas, Khiry Robinson and Travaris Cadet. Ingram has a fifth-year option on his contract, so he is expected back in New Orleans next season, presumably as the starter once again.

Mark Ingram RB NO 5 months ago

Ingram had 13 carries for 38 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as two catches on three targets for 24 receiving yards during Sunday's loss to the Falcons, which eliminated the Saints from playoff contention.

Ingram's touchdown, his second in as many games, came on a one-yard run on the opening offensive play of the game after Jalen Saunders returned the opening kickoff 99 yards to the Falcons' one-yard line. That run was about as easy as it got for Ingram, who failed to average even 3.0 yards per carry against a Falcons defense that has really struggled this season. Up next is a Week 17 matchup against the Buccaneers, who are allowing the 13th-most rushing yards per game this season.

Mark Ingram RB NO 5 months ago8 Comments

Ingram carried 17 times for 59 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 31-15 win over the Bears.

Ingram was largely bottled up by the Chicago defense, which fared surprisingly well against the run while struggling badly against the pass. Pierre Thomas had more of an impact than Ingram for much of the night, picking up 83 yards on five first-half receptions. However, Ingram still dominated the carries, and he found the end zone from 15 yards out in the final two minutes of a blowout. Ingram draws a favorable matchup against the Falcons in Week 16, though Atlanta did just hold Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell to his third-lowest rushing total (47 yards) of the season.

Mark Ingram RB NO 5 months ago6 Comments

Ingram (ankle) gained 43 yards on ten carries and caught two passes on two targets for 13 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. He also lost a fumble.

The Saints fell behind behind by three scores by the end of the first quarter, and things only got further out of hand from there. With Ingram not being much of a threat in the passing game, if the Saints fall behind, as they did today, Ingram's fantasy production is bound to take a hit. While the Saints' hot-and-cold offense this year make them a difficult team to predict, Week 15 at least brings a favorable matchup against a Bears' defense that has been reeling of late.

Mark Ingram RB NO 5 months ago1 Comment

Ingram (ankle/toe) is listed as active Sunday against the Panthers, the Saints' official site reports.

Even with Khiry Robinson (forearm) back in the fold, Ingram is unlikely to yield much, if any, reps out of New Orleans' backfield. Ingram will aim to exploit a Carolina defense that has surrendered 136 total yards per game and 14 touchdowns to running backs this season.

Mark Ingram RB NO 6 months ago

Ingram (ankle/toe) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina.

Ingram was limited in practice, but that was purely for maintenance purposes, as opposed to recovery purposes. Ingram is locked in as a strong on-paper fantasy option at home against a weak Carolina run defense.

Mark Ingram RB NO 6 months ago3 Comments

Ingram (ankle/toe) practiced in a limited basis Wednesday, the Saints' official site reports.

Ingram's previous limited practice occurred following a 27-carry, 120-yard performance against the 49ers in Week 10, which is understandable considering the hard-hitting affair that he endured. After splitting running back reps with Pierre Thomas in Week 12, Ingram again dominated the Saints' ground game this past Sunday in Pittsburgh, rushing 23 times for 122 yards. As long as Ingram handles the bulk of RB workload, the occasional capped practice can be expected, but owners should watch his status closely to make sure he's poised for game day.

Mark Ingram RB NO 6 months ago1 Comment

Ingram (shoulder) had 23 carries for 122 yards Sunday against the Steelers.

After back-to-back games with fewer than 70 rushing yards, including just 27 last Sunday against the Ravens, Ingram posted his fourth 100-yard game of the season. On the down side, he's gone four straight games without a touchdown, though he could end that drought in Week 14 against the Panthers, who have allowed the second-most rushing touchdowns this season.

Mark Ingram RB NO 6 months ago

Ingram (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Ingram struggled last weekend against the Ravens, his second consecutive game with fewer than 70 rushing yards. And while the Steelers aren't as good against the run as the Ravens, they still rank 10th in the NFL in fewest rushing yards allowed per game.