Mark Ingram
RB NO (6)
18 hours ago

Ingram rushed 16 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 48-7 victory over the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram burst by the right end for a 14-yard score to put the Saints up 17-0 early in the second quarter and later converted from the one to seal the blowout in the third. While the Alabama product wasn't targeted in the passing game, he tied his season high in carries and saw two more touches than Alvin Kamara on the day. Despite the timeshare, Ingram now has rushed for over 100 yards in back-to-back games and is a threat to do so again with an excellent Week 12 matchup at home against the Falcons.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (6)
1 week ago1 Comment

Ingram rushed for 104 yards on 13 carries and added 58 yards and a touchdown on three catches during Sunday's 51-14 win over the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram broke a 7-7 tie early in the second quarter after slipping into the flat on a play-action pass and spinning through the defense on his way to a 28-yard touchdown, snapping a three-game scoreless streak. He added two runs of at least 25 yards on the day. Though he's averaged just under 15 touches per game this season, it's easy for Ingram to get lost in the shuffle behind star stablemate Alvin Kamara like he did against the Rams in Week 9. Sunday showed that the veteran back still has a spring in his step. Given recent season-ending injuries in the receiving corps to Dez Bryant (Achilles) and Cam Meredith (knee), look for the Saints to continue to lean on the backfield both in the running and passing games. That should keep a steady flow of opportunities for Ingram. Next up is a Philly defense surrendering 4.5 yards per carry on the year.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (6)
2 weeks ago

Ingram ran for 33 yards on nine carries and added a three-yard catch during Sunday's 45-35 win over the Rams. He lost a fumble during the contest.

EDGE Analysis

While stablemate Alvin Kamara scorched the Rams for three touchdowns, Ingram set season lows in touches and yards and has not scored in his last three games. Still, he looks like a solid bet to continue to record double-digit touches per game and avoid the doghouse, Ingram's second-quarter fumble didn't hurt him too much as he recorded six carries after that point. He gets a great matchup Sunday against a Bengals defense ranked 30th in the league at 4.9 yards per opponent carry.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (6)
1 month ago

Ingram ran for 32 yards on 12 carries and added 10 yards on two catches during Sunday's 24-23 win over Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Following a season debut in which he scored on two short touchdown runs, fans were probably disappointed to see Alvin Kamara taking the two-yard scoring plunge early in the fourth quarter. Ingram has led Kamara in touches 32 to 28 since returning to the field, but -- aside from the pair of goal-line carries -- hasn't shown much dynamism, averaging just 3.0 yards per carry. His role this season isn't quite clear yet, but watching both Kamara and Taysom Hill out rush him on Sunday is less than ideal. He'll have his hands full next Sunday against a Minnesota run defense surrendering just 3.9 yards per opponent carry.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (6)
1 month ago

The Saints are hoping to keep the backfield touches between Ingram and Alvin Kamara more balanced in future weeks, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite Kamara's brilliant performance through the first four weeks of the season, it was Ingram who was surprisingly acted as the Saints' top back in Week 5 win over the Redskins. In his return from a four-game suspension, Ingram logged 18 touches (16 carries, two receptions) and scored twice, while Kamara finished with only six carries and three catches, both of which were season lows. The game script likely factored heavily into both players' usage, as the Saints raced out to a big lead in the second quarter and prioritized getting Ingram more work in the second half following his month-long layoff. In more competitive contests, it appears Ingram and Kamara will see similar involvement, as was the case throughout the 2017 campaign. Both backs were still stellar week-to-week fantasy options in the timeshare arrangement last season, and with the New Orleans offense looking like one of the NFL's more explosive units thus far in 2018, Ingram's value probably won't take a substantial hit, if any.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (6)
1 month ago

Ingram rushed 16 times for 53 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 43-19 win over the Redskins. He also caught two of three targets for 20 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Ingram marked his return from suspension by scoring a two-yard touchdown on his first drive back. He later doubled his touchdown tally by plunging in from one yard during the second quarter, showing power around the goal line. On the night, his 18 touches comfortably surpassed Alvin Kamara's nine, but considering New Orleans led comfortably for the better part of the contest, it's of no surprise they leaned on the more fresh Ingram to grind out the clock.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (6)
2 months ago

Ingram (suspension) returned to practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

After completing his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, Ingram is taking the practice field for the first time during the 2018 regular season. The Saints are expected to incorporate Ingram into the game plan Monday against the Redskins, but it remains to be seen how much he'll cut into Alvin Kamara's touch count. Once the duo entered a timeshare Week 4 of last season, Ingram handled 19.2 touches per game to Kamara's 13.9.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (6)
2 months ago

Ingram (suspension) rejoined the Saints following Sunday's victory over the Giants and is expected to be reinstated to the 53-man roster Monday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

While serving his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy, Ingram has been away from the team since the preseason ended, though it's believed that he's kept himself in shape during the banishment. As such, he's expected to have a role in the Saints' game plan Week 5 against the Redskins, though to what extent remains to be seen. While Ingram has been out, Alvin Kamara has thrived as the Saints' clear No. 1 option out of the backfield, accruing 275 yards and five touchdowns on 56 carries and another 336 yards and a score on 35 receptions. With the Saints getting limited output from their reserve backs, Kamara has taken on at least 51 offensive snaps in all four contests in 2018 after failing to crack 46 snaps in any game as a rookie. Ingram's return will allow the Saints to lighten Kamara's workload, thereby enabling both players to remain fantasy relevant after the two formed the NFL's most productive backfield tandem a season ago.

Mark Ingram
RB NO (6)
3 months ago

Ingram was placed on the reserve/suspended list Saturday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Ingram suspended for the first four weeks of the season and Jonathan Williams released Saturday, the Saints will head into Week 1 using rookie sixth-round pick Boston Scott as Alvin Kamara's sidekick in the backfield. Ingram can return for Week 5 against Washington

Mark Ingram
RB NO (6)
3 months ago

Ingram (suspension) has seen an uptick in preseason snaps compared to previous seasons to prepare him for his four-game ban from the team, according to Herbie Teope of NFL.com.

EDGE Analysis

It'll be unfamiliar territory for Ingram, who said he has never missed time with his team since he started playing sports. Ingram sat out the first two preseason games in 2017, but to prepare him for his time off, the Saints gave Ingram 14 carries on 23 offensive snaps through the first two exhibition contests this year. The Saints want to get Ingram ready physically and mentally before he returns in Week 5. However, Alvin Kamara shined while working in a tandem with Ingram last season and hasn't been a bellcow yet. Therefore, even though the Saints want to continue working Ingram hard, they'll need to focus on finding a suitable No. 2 for Kamara during Ingram's suspension. Jonathan Williams, Shane Vereen, Terrance West and rookie Boston Scott are battling for that spot.