Mark Ingram RB NO 3 Days8 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 11 Days6 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 12 Days1 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.
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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 15 Days3 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 18 Days1 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 19 Days
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.
Mark Ingram RB NO 20 Days
Ingram (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.
Ingram disappointed with just 11 carries for 27 yards against Baltimore last week, with the Saints going pass-heavy and giving a lot of snaps to passing-down back Pierre Thomas as a result. The Pittsburgh defense is more friendly to the run than Baltimore's, so Ingram would disappoint a lot of owners if he doesn't bounce back a bit this week.
Mark Ingram RB NO 22 Days2 Comments
Ingram (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday, the Saints' official site reports.
Ingram's four-game reign as the unquestioned running back in New Orleans came to an end this past Monday. With a soft Ravens secondary in front of them, the Saints opted to air it out, limiting Ingram to 11 carries for 27 yards and two receptions for 15 yards. The outing included the return of fellow back Pierre Thomas, who handled a similar workload (five runs for 19 yards and six catches for 37 yards). In Week 13, the Saints may follow a similar game plan against a Steelers defense that's middle of the pack against the pass and Top 10 versus the run. If so, Ingram's value will continue to dwindle.
Mark Ingram RB NO 24 Days7 Comments
Ingram had 11 carries for 27 yards and two receptions for 15 yards in Monday's 34-27 loss to the Ravens.
Pierre Thomas returned from a shoulder injury to gain 19 yards on five carries and 37 yards on six receptions. Ingram unsurprisingly struggled, as the matchup with Baltimore's tough front seven favored Drew Brees and the passing game over Ingram's power running. Further taking away from Ingram's cause, the Saints went down by two scores early in the fourth quarter. Next week's road matchup with the Steelers should be more amenable to the New Orleans rushing attack, for which Ingram is still the centerpiece.