5'10", 214 Lbs.
2017, Round #3, Pick #67
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Recent Player News
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is off to an otherworldly start to his season, totaling 611 yards from scrimmage with six total touchdowns. He already has 35 receptions through four games and has been the heart and soul of the Saints offense. Kamara will take on a Redskins defense that has allowed the 16th fewest fantasy points to opposing runners and the Saints will be at home on Monday night. The team will welcome back running back Mark Ingram from his suspension this week but it should not effect Kamara's production straight out of the gate. Kamara needs to be in all lineups for Week 5.
15 days ago: Alvin Kamara's Three Touchdowns Carry Saints
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara scored three touchdowns in the Saints 33-18 win over the Giants. Kamara rushed for 134 yards and added five catches for 47 yards in a dominant offensive performance. Kamara has followed through on a fantastic rookie season with an elite beginning to his sophomore year. Kamara is justifying his top-10 preseason status and then some heading into the Saints Week 5 matchup against the Redskins.
19 days ago: Alvin Kamara Limited In Practice
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (knee) was limited in practice on Wednesday. Kamara's injury doesn't appear to be very serious, but it's something to watch as the week progresses. The RB1 had 16 carries for 66 yards and a whopping 15 receptions for 124 yards in Week 3. He hasn't found the end zone since Week 1, but Kamara remains a high-usage elite RB1 for fantasy owners.
19 days ago: Alvin Kamara Continues RB1 Status Against Giants
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara already has 430 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns through three games heading into Week 4. Kamara has been dynamite as the lead back in the Saints offensive attack and will go up against a Giants defense that has been stout against the run in the first month of the season. The Giants have allowed the 11th fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs and have not allowed a single runner to gain more than 78 rushing yards against them. The good news for fantasy owners is that the Giants have already allowed 10-plus fantasy points to three different running backs and Kamara is a strong bet to make it four. Kamara will be an RB1 option for Week 4.
22 days ago: Alvin Kamara Catches 15 Passes To Take Down Falcons
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara caught 15 passes for 124 yards and added 66 rushing yards in the Saints 43-37 win in overtime over the Falcons. Kamara again was all over the field as the Saints scored 27 points after halftime. The second-year running back didn't find the end zone but continues to be one of the most dangerous players out of the backfield in the NFL. Even without a score, Kamara has posted fantastic fantasy lines in each of the first three games of the season.
22 days ago: Alvin Kamara Totals 190 Yards In Week 3
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara had 16 rushes for 66 yards and 15 receptions for 124 yards in the Saints Week 3 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Kamara continues to prove that he is an elite and dynamic player -- there are no signs that his production will slow down. Kamara's big-play potential combined with a near-guaranteed 15-30 touches will result in many more big fantasy weeks moving forward. Kamara is a lock as an RB1.
26 days ago: Alvin Kamara Looks For Revenge Against Falcons
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara will be looking to produce against the Falcons in Week 3. Kamara enjoyed an elite fantasy season in 2017 and is off to a great start this season with 240 total yards and three touchdowns through two games. But the talented running back was stifled by the Falcons last season, totaling only 117 yards from scrimmage and zero touchdowns in two games. Atlanta seemed to be one of the few teams last season to hold down Kamara but the Falcons currently have allowed the seventh most fantasy points to running backs thus far. Past statistics aside, Kamara needs to be active in all formats.
1 month ago: Alvin Kamara Could See Reduced Touches Moving Forward
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara could see a slight reduction in touches moving forward. Kamara was on the field for 52 snaps during Week 1 and head coach Sean Payton says it was largely due to the fact that the Saints were playing from behind. Payton also mentioned that despite Kamara looking excellent in Week 1, he does plan on getting running backs Mike Gillislee and Jonathan Williams more touches in future weeks. Kamara still remains an RB1 option in all formats. Although he may not be on the field for 52 snaps, his typical workload is about 40-45 snaps, which is more than enough for Kamara to continue being a top fantasy point producer. Even with a slight increase in touches, Gillislee and Williams remain low-end fantasy option with little upside.
1 month ago: Alvin Kamara Has Favorable Matchup Against Browns
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara should be able to keep rolling when the Saints take on the Browns in New Orleans in Week 2. Kamara was dynamic in Week 1, posting 141 all-purpose yards with three touchdowns and was a force in the passing game. The Browns were beaten regularly on the ground by James Conner and the Steelers in the opener and now will have to deal with the game-breaking speed of Kamara. The Browns in 2017 surrendered the 12th most receiving yards to opposing running backs. Cleveland's defense appears to be improved this season but Kamara should be active in all lineups for Week 2.
1 month ago: Alvin Kamara Delivers 141 All-Purpose Yards, Three Touchdowns
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara racked up 141 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns in the Saints 48-40 loss to the Buccaneers. There was no sophomore slump for Kamara in Week 1, who caught eight passes for 105 yards and added 29 yards on the ground. His athleticism flashed all over the field as the Saints mounted a furious comeback that came up just short. Kamara will be a top option in fantasy for Week 2.
1 month ago: Alvin Kamara Has Favorable Opening Matchup
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara will look to replicate his fantastic rookie season when the Saints take on the Buccaneers in Week 1. Kamara will be the focal point of the Saints running game with running back Mark Ingram suspended and has a fantastic matchup to start the season. He will go up against a Tampa Bay run defense that allowed the fifth most fantasy points to opposing runners in 2017. In two games against the division rival last season, Kamara rushed for 112 yards on 19 carries with 12 catches for 168 yards and three touchdowns. Fantasy owners who selected Kamara should rest easy as Kamara is a sure-fire RB1 right out of the gate.
5 months ago: Alvin Kamara To See More Touches
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara, who finished sixth in the league in yards from scrimmage, led the league in yards per carry and caught more passes than any running back not named Le'Veon Bell, is expected to see 14 or 15 carries per game with running back Mark Ingram suspended for the first four games of the season. Kamara averaged only 8.75 carries per game in his rookie season after Adrian Peterson was traded away. "He's excelled with the ratio he's had, whether it's the carries, the combination with the catches," running backs coach Joel Thomas said. "It's almost a number that you want to get to where he's still getting the number of touches he's had in the past, maybe with a few more carries." Kamara was already set to be a first-round fantasy pick this year, but Ingram's suspension likely boosts him into the top five.
9 months ago: Alvin Kamara Nearly Plays Hero with Late Touchdown Against Vikings
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara surpassed 100 yards from scrimmage and scored a touchdown in the divisional round of the playoffs. Kamara outrushed Mark Ingram for the second straight game, putting up 43 yards on 11 carries, and also caught four passes for 62 yards. Kamara's score came with just over two minutes left in the game and gave the Saints their first lead of the game. It didn't last long, however, as an exchange of field goals and a dramatic last-second touchdown by Stefon Diggs ended their season. Kamara's slightly increased usage in the playoffs bodes well for his fantasy value next year, where he will likely be a first-round pick in many PPR leagues.
9 months ago: Alvin Kamara Must Raise Efficiency in Difficult Matchup with Vikings
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara has been the most efficient running back in the league, even as a rookie. Kamara finished the 2017 season with a league-leading 6.1 yards-per-carry rushing average and 10.2 yards per reception. He scored 13 total touchdowns on just over 200 touches. It will be tough to match those averages against the league's top rush defense and most efficient third-down defense in Minnesota. Kamara only carried the ball seven times and caught four passes in Week 1, back when the shadow of Adrian Peterson still loomed on the New Orleans sideline (this was the infamous glare game). Kamara has become an integral part of the offense, but expectations should be tempered for this playoff matchup.
9 months ago: Alvin Kamara Scores, Does Little Else in First Playoff Appearance
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara managed to salvage a horrible game by scoring on a two-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to seal the game for the Saints. The player who led the league in rushing average this season (6.0 Y/A) was held to just 23 yards on 10 carries. He didn't produce in the passing game either, catching one pass for 10 yards. He will have another chance next week, but faces the second-best run-stopping unit in the league in Minnesota.
9 months ago: Alvin Kamara Ready for Playoff Spotlight
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara may already have Rookie of the Year honors wrapped up, but now he is on the cusp of playing his first playoff game. Kamara didn't just lead the league in rushing average and elusiveness rating, he is only the third rookie in NFL history to produce over 800 receiving yards and 700 rushing yards in a single season. He won't get an easy matchup with a Carolina Panthers team that allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to running backs this season, but he managed to score three TD in two games against them so far. Kamara must be considered a top-five running back at the very least for Wild Card weekend.
10 months ago: Alvin Kamara Pays Off One More Time in Season Finale
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara never slowed down during his rookie season and Week 17 was no exception. Kamara ran for 44 yards and a touchdown while adding 84 yards on six catches in the final game of the regular season. He wound up leading the NFL with a ridiculous 6.1 yards-per-carry rushing average and eight touchdowns on just 120 carries. His 13 total touchdowns tie him with DeAndre Hopkins for second in the league. He also caught 81 passes, which places him 13th among all players. Kamara was a fantasy revelation if ever there has been one for a third-round pick that was expected to be third on the depth chart when the season began.
10 months ago: Alvin Kamara Looks to Clinch Rookie Of Year Honors with Strong Finish
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara has Offensive Rookie of the Year honors all but wrapped up. Nevertheless, he gets one more chance to impress with a Week 17 rematch with Tampa Bay. In Week 9, he racked up 152 yards and scored twice against the Bucs. As has been the case nearly all season, Kamara is an obvious RB1. The Saints are still fighting for playoff positioning, so any thoughts of him riding the bench should be quelled.
10 months ago: Alvin Kamara Totals 90 Yards in Week 16
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara ran 12 times for 32 yards and caught seven passes for 58 yards in Week 16. After missing the majority of the game when the Saints faced the Falcons two weeks ago, Kamara wasn't able to generate any big plays in his first true test against the division rival. Kamara was also held out of the end zone, making for a relatively light-scoring game. Kamara's average yards per carry took a hit Sunday, but he will wind out the year as a solid RB1 in both standard and PPR leagues.
10 months ago: Alvin Kamara Gets Chance to Face Falcons Again
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara racked up 27 yards on the first drive of the game against Atlanta two weeks ago, but didn't get to finish it off, or the game for that matter. Kamara took a hard hit to the helmet and sat the rest of the evening with a concussion in a prime-time Thursday matchup that left fantasy owners stung with disappointment. This time, he gets a chance for redemption in Week 16, which is championship week for most fantasy players. Kamara was back to business as usual with 89 total yards and a touchdown in Week 15. He is a top-10 running back in all league types.
10 months ago: Alvin Kamara Tallies 89 Scrimmage Yards and a TD Against Jets
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara didn't have his best game in Week 15, but helped fantasy owners by reaching the end zone. Kamara carried the ball 12 times for 44 yards and caught six passes for 45 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown reception. Teammate Mark Ingram was the star in this game, but it was good to see Kamara fully recovered from last week's concussion and running well. Kamara will have a chance for redemption against the Falcons next week.
10 months ago: Alvin Kamara Cleared For Week 15
New Orleans Saints rookie running back Alvin Kamara (concussion) has been cleared to play in Week 15 against the Jets, according to head coach Sean Payton. Kamara is a virtual lock for Offensive Rookie of the Year and will once again be an elite RB1 choice for fantasy owners this weekend. Kamara's return is a slight knock to Mark Ingram's value, but he, too, is a low-end RB1 in this juicy matchup in which the Saints may not be forced to pass much.
10 months ago: Alvin Kamara Practicing, Expected to Play in Week 15
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (head) appears to be done with the concussion protocol and is on track to play in Week 15. Kamara practiced in full on Wednesday and is cleared from last week's injury sustained in the first quarter of play on Thursday night. Coach Sean Payton said, "We all anticipate him playing. That's the expectation." Fire up Kamara in your fantasy playoff games if you are still alive and hope that he is able to once again deliver RB1 value against the Jets, who have been fairly good against the run this year. Mark Ingram's value takes a slight hit with Kamara expected to return, but he has been able to put up low-end RB1 numbers even with Kamara active in recent weeks.
10 months ago: Alvin Kamara Expects To Return In Week 15
New Orleans Saint rookie running back Alvin Kamara (concussion) said he expects to play in Week 15 against the Jets. Kamara, the leading candidate for Offensive Rookie of the Year, picked a bad time to suffer an injury last Thursday in the first week of the fantasy playoffs. If he's cleared the league's concussion protocol and ready to go against the Jets, he'll be a top-tier RB1, and his presence in the backfield slightly downgrades Mark Ingram's outlook for Week 15.
10 months ago: Alvin Kamara Will Not Return Thursday Night
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (head) will not return to Thursday night's game. Kamara took a blow to the head near the sideline, just as the Saints were entering the red zone. He looked dazed and went to the sideline, leading him to be evaluated in the medical tent right away. He is officially ruled out for the game and will enter the league's concussion protocol. Since the team has over a week until their next game, there's a decent chance he will be ready for Week 15.
10 months ago: Alvin Kamara Leaves Game with Possible Concussion
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (concussion) went to the sideline in the first quarter of Thursday night's game after getting shaken up on a hit to the head. Reports later confirmed that he was being evaluated for a suspected concussion. It's unclear whether he will return to the game, but if not, it could be a huge blow to the playoff fortunes of fantasy owners who were riding his coattails the past several weeks. If Kamara is out in Week 15, Mark Ingram would obviously become a top-tier RB1.
10 months ago: Alvin Kamara a Reliable RB1 for Fantasy Playoffs
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara simply won't slow down. Kamara is still sporting a ridiculous 7.0 yards per carry average and currently has 606 rushing yards on 86 attempts. In the receiving game, he has arguably been even better with 60 receptions for 614 yards, good for 51.2 receiving yards per game. He is also tied with Todd Gurley for the league in total touchdowns at 11. All told, Kamara is an easy top-five RB each week and should keep helping fantasy owners cruise through the playoffs with a good-but-not-great Atlanta defense trying to stop him in Week 14. If Mark Ingram (toe) winds up missing time due to his recent injury, Kamara could bring even more value.
11 months ago: Alvin Kamara Impresses Again in Two-TD Performance Versus Carolina
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara continues to wow fans, fantasy owners, and pretty much anyone who watches the NFL. Kamara was his usual, efficient self in Week 13; he needed just 14 touches to accumulate 126 total yards and two touchdowns. Kamara took in a short two-yard TD in the first quarter and then slipped through several defenders on a 20-yard TD in the third quarter. At this rate, he could be on his way to finishing as the overall RB1 in PPR fantasy leagues.
11 months ago: Alvin Kamara Keeps Rising, Should Sustain RB1 Value Against Panthers
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara continues to amaze fantasy owners with his ridiculous efficiency. Kamara won Offensive Rookie of the Month for November by becoming the third rookie in NFL history to post 500-plus yards from scrimmage and three or more touchdowns rushing and receiving in a single month. The first two to accomplish that feat (Gale Sayers and Charley Taylor) are in the Hall of Fame. He also has the highest elusiveness rating among all running backs and leads the league with 7.1 yards per rush attempt. It might be premature to expect so much from Kamara each week, but a tough matchup with Carolina can't preclude anyone from considering him as a strong RB1 in Week 13.
11 months ago: Alvin Kamara Explodes for a Pair of Big Plays Against Rams
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara keeps padding his stats and chances to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, as well as fantasy sleeper of the year. In Week 12, Kamara totaled 187 yards on just 11 touches and scored twice. He kicked things off for the Saints by taking a 74-yard run to the house in the first quarter and then caught a 15-yard TD pass from Drew Brees to give the team some hope in the fourth quarter. Kamara extended his league-leading rushing average to 7.1 yards per carry. If you drafted or picked up Kamara early this season, pat yourself on the back.
11 months ago: Alvin Kamara Locked In as RB1 Play in Week 12
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara isn't just becoming an every-week RB1 regardless of matchup, he's making a strong case for Offensive Rookie of the Year. Through 10 games, he already has 1,000 all-purpose yards with 459 rushing yards and 447 receiving yards plus 120 yards on five kickoff returns. Kamara also has seven touchdowns and is leading the NFL with a 6.4-yard average per carry. Due to his versatility, Kamara is nearly matchup-proof, even in tough road games like the Saints will face in Week 12 versus the Rams.
11 months ago: Alvin Kamara Has Another Ho-Hum RB1 Effort in Week 11
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara had a typical day against the Redskins, which for him means over 100 scrimmage yards and a touchdown. Specifically, Kamara ran eight times for 42 yards and had six receptions for 74 yards. Kamara could be on his way to winning Offensive Rookie of the Year, although there is still much football to be played. Regardless, he has been a waiver wire savior to all fantasy owners who picked him up early in the season. He continues to be an every-week RB1, along with teammate Mark Ingram.
11 months ago: Alvin Kamara a Safe Bet Again in Week 11
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is on pace for more than 1,400 yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns despite being in a timeshare with starter Mark Ingram. Kamara has proven he can handle the load and then some. His QB, Drew Brees, had a ton of praise for the rookie. "He's got some unique talents and a unique skill set. But I think more so than that, he's got the intelligence to handle it all and, I think, a maturity, too, beyond his years..." Kamara must be locked in as a RB1 for the remainder of this season, regardless of matchup. Washington has been in the middle of the pack defensively this season, but looked terrible last year against Minnesota. Kamara should have little trouble in Week 11.
11 months ago: Alvin Kamara Improves League-Leading Rush Average with 106 Yards
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara extended his league-leading 6.0 yards per carry rushing average with 106 yards on just 12 carries. He added five catches for 32 yards and scored for the third straight game as well. In a game where Mark Ingram led the way with 21 carries, Kamara proved again that the team can sustain two RB1s on a weekly basis. Kamara is matchup-proof due to his constant involvement in the passing game, where he was the second-leading target on the team.
11 months ago: Alvin Kamara on RB1 Radar Once Again
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara continues his ascent as a top-performing rookie with another accolade. Kamara won FedEx Ground Player of the Week for his performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9. He ran for 68 yards, caught six passes for 84 yards and scored twice. Kamara is sharing snaps with running mate Mark Ingram at a nearly equal rate, but has out-targeted Ingram on the season 48-39. Kamara's constant presence as a pass receiver makes him a must-start in PPR leagues. This week, he'll face a Buffalo Bills defense that sits firmly in the middle of defensive rankings vs. RB. Ingram is on the lower end of the RB1 spectrum and should stay in that tier for the remainder of the season.
11 months ago: Alvin Kamara Breaks Out with Two TD, 152 Yards in Week 9
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara posted his best numbers of his rookie season in Week 9. As a runner, Kamara went for 68 yards and a touchdown. As a receiver, he caught six passes for 84 yards and a touchdown. It was the first multi-score game of his career and best fantasy day altogether. His 16 touches nearly equaled Mark Ingram's 17 and it appears that this could be turning into a 50/50 split for opportunities. Kamara's stock keeps rising and he is a high-floor RB2 in PPR leagues.
12 months ago: Alvin Kamara Could See Uptick in Usage for Week 9
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara has been steadily trending up in his rookie season. That ascension could take a sharp turn upward in Week 9 after starting RB Mark Ingram fumbled twice in the fourth quarter of last week's game. "You turn the ball over like we did, and you don't deserve to win games like that. You can't do it," said Sean Payton. Ingram will not be benched altogether, but it is possible Kamara inherits some of his touches and possibly even gets the start. Kamara could be a sneaky RB1 value against Tampa this week and is worth a look in DFS cash games.
12 months ago: Alvin Kamara Hits Paydirt in Week 8
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara scored the third touchdown of his NFL career in Week 8. Kamara took a handoff eight yards to the left sideline and ran in for the score toward the end of the first quarter. He only ran for 28 yards on the day, but also caught three passes for 48 yards. Although clearly behind Mark Ingram for touches in the backfield, Kamara was the third-leading receiver for the Saints on the day and will continue to have a big role in the offense.
12 months ago: Alvin Kamara Sustaining High Floor for PPR Owners Heading to Week 8
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara keeps increasing his involvement in the team's offense. He saw at least 14 touches for the third straight game and was up to a 49% snap share last week. Kamara isn't carrying the ball often, but when he does he's been effective enough to register a 6.3 Y/A average. As long as he stays involved in the passing game, Kamara is worth playing in all PPR leagues as a low-end RB2 or flex play. Week 8 should be no exception, as the Saints are not likely to be playing from behind against the Bears and could keep their running backs busy.
12 months ago: Alvin Kamara Has Room to Grow, Great Opportunity in Week 7
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara continues to grow more involved with the offense and has a chance to do even more in Week 7. Kamara carried the ball 10 times for 75 last week, both new highs in his young NFL career. It's no coincidence these came the week that Adrian Peterson was dealt to Arizona and starting RB Mark Ingram knows it. "With A.D. going to AZ, having a chance to prove what he has to do, it was just a chance for me and A.K. to step up and prove that we can carry this run game and be explosive play-makers for this team." With a matchup against a Green Bay Packers team reeling from injuries, Kamara could see even more run and should be starting in all PPR leagues.
1 year ago: Alvin Kamara Runs for Season-High 75 Yards
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara set new season highs in Week 6 with 10 carries and 75 yards on the ground. Kamara also caught four passes but only created 12 yards through the air. He will still play behind Mark Ingram in the backfield, but he should see more rushing opportunities without Adrian Peterson around. Kamara has a tremendous yards per carry average, but should stay comfortably between 10-12 attempts and 5-10 targets in this offense, giving him a clear range of outcomes each week as a flex play in PPR leagues.
1 year ago: Saints In Love With Alvin Kamara
The trade of running back Adrian Peterson to the Cardinals goes to show that the New Orleans Saints love rookie running back Alvin Kamara. He's averaging 5.5 yards a carry and is the team's second leading receiver with 20 catches for 147 yards through four games. Kamara also ranks sixth in the league with a 24-yard average on four kick returns. "There's a confidence level we have with how Mark and how Alvin are playing," head coach Sean Payton said. Mark Ingram is still the team's featured back, but Kamara is the clear No. 2 and will have an expanded role. Kamara needs to be owned in all leagues at this point, and he has added value in PPR formats. He's become almost a must-start in most leagues, too, given the Saints' pass-happy offense.
1 year ago: Alvin Kamara Now Has Clearer Path to Playing Time
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara just saw his stock shoot up immeasurably without having to do a thing on the field. Tuesday's trade of Adrian Peterson to the Cardinals gives Kamara the chance to see more snaps in the backfield and take on those few carries that Peterson leaves behind. There's no doubt that the selection of Kamara in the third round and his emergence as a threat early this season made AP expendable. Kamara won't carry more than 10 times a game, if even that much, but his prowess as a pass-catcher makes him an every-week starter in deep PPR leagues. He has 83 rushing yards, 147 receiving yards and two touchdowns through four games this year. The Saints will be at home to face Detroit, which is middle-of-the-road in terms of defense against RB this year.
1 year ago: Alvin Kamara Sees Heavy Volume in London Game
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was targeted early and often in Week 4, hauling in 10 catches for 71 yards. He was less involved as a runner, carrying five times for 25 yards, but it should be noted he had more rush attempts than Adrian Peterson (four). Kamara looked impressive with the ball in his hands and pulled in every one of his targets. The fact that Sean Payton trusted him in the first series of the game and has made him an important part of the offense early in the season shows how much he likes and trusts his third-round pick. His value as a rusher will always be limited in New Orleans, but he's becoming a worthy flex play in PPR leagues.
1 year ago: Alvin Kamara Gets First NFL Score in Week 3
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara scored his first NFL touchdown in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers. It came on a 25-yard run down the sideline where Kamara showed off his speed to evade defenders and expand the team's lead. Kamara didn't do much otherwise, seeing his fewest touches of the young season. He only had one other carry for 12 yards and caught three passes for a paltry five yards total. The veterans carried the load in this game, but Kamara's progress is encouraging for dynasty league owners who have a share, as he could well become the lead back next year.
1 year ago: Alvin Kamara Set to Reprise Pass-Catching Role in Week 3
New Orleans running back Alvin Kamara has only carried the ball eight times in his first two NFL games, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been busy. Kamara continues to be one of the main targets for Drew Brees out of the backfield, sharing that role with Mark Ingram. He will face his mirror image in Carolina this week, with first-round pick Christian McCaffrey doing much of the same. Opposing coach Ron Rivera sees a lot of similarities between the two. "Both have good hands, good runners, good vision, cutback ability, stuff like that. They're similar in a lot of respects." The Panthers have shut down opposing runners over the first two weeks, but have actually allowed more receiving yards to RB (85) than rushing yards (70). Kamara could be in line for a decent workload, but not enough to make him higher than a desperation flex play in bigger leagues.
1 year ago: Alvin Kamara Sees Only One Rush Attempt in Week 2
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was less involved in Week 2 than his rookie debut a week ago. Kamara carried the ball just one time for three yards, while Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson each saw eight. Kamara was targeted seven times in the passing game, which placed him second on the team behind WR Michael Thomas. Kamara made a nice 38-yard gain on a fly pattern, but only wound up catching three of those seven targets for a total of 51 yards. Kamara's value will remain as a low-end flex play in PPR leagues, especially on a team that rarely likes to run the ball in the first place.
1 year ago: Alvin Kamara Leads Saints in Touches, Doesn't Produce Results
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was utilized more heavily than expected in Week 1, although it didn't produce many tangible results. Kamara carries the ball seven times, more than both veteran backs ahead of him on the depth chart, but turned those attempts into just 18 yards with a long of five. Kamara was constantly asked to run downhill into the teeth of a tough Vikings D-line, rather than playing to his speed on the outside corner. He was also targeted six times in the pass game, catching four balls for 20 yards. This will be where he makes his bread and butter, especially against softer defenses. Although Kamara is still part of a three-way timeshare, it was certainly a good sign that he is already being used prominently in the offense.
1 year ago: Alvin Kamara Set to Take Up Pass-Catching Duties for Saints
New Orleans rookie running back Alvin Kamara knows exactly what he was brought in for on his new NFL team. Kamara was drafted for his pass-catching skills, which will be put to the test immediately on a team that led the league in passing yards yet again. Kamara will take over the role held by Travaris Cadet last year, and previously by players such as Darren Sproles and Reggie Bush. Despite being a rookie, he seems ready and has been impressive in training camp. Running backs coach Joel Thomas praised his NFL readiness. "He carries himself like he's stone cold in his veins. Nothing rattles him. He's been very mature, very smart. He's not a rep guy. Make a mistake, and he fixes it the next play." Kamara can't be considered more than a PPR flex play in deep leagues for Week 1 because he is behind two other RB in the pecking order for snaps, but his value figures to rise as he shows off his skills through the weeks.
1 year ago: Alvin Kamara Stands Out in Saints' Second Preseason Game
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara flashed his talent as the lead back in the team's second preseason game. Kamara finished with 61 rushing yards on five carries and caught one pass for 22 yards against the Chargers. The highlight was a 50-yard touchdown run near the end of the first quarter, where he squeezed through a tight hole to slip by the defense. Despite the good showing, he will still be third in line for touches behind Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson, neither of whom played on Sunday.
1 year ago: Alvin Kamara Breaks Long Runs in First Exhibition Game
New Orleans running back Alvin Kamara saw the early action at running back on Thursday night, with co-starters Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson on the sidelines. In limited time, Kamara made a strong impression. He ripped off runs of 12 and 22 yards, finishing with 35 rushing yards on four carries. He was relieved by Daniel Lasco, who looked strong as well. Kamara's main value lies in deep PPR leagues, but if one of the veteran backs ahead of him succumbs to injury in the regular season, he could become flex-worthy.
1 year ago: Alvin Kamara Could Take Over Pass-Catching Role in Backfield
New Orleans Saints running back and third-round pick Alvin Kamara has shown great hands early in training camp. As expected, he will primary be used as a pass-catching threat out of the backfield. He could supplant Travaris Cadet completely in the backfield by becoming the main RB in empty-backfield sets. He has also been split out wide at times in practice and has caught all his targets. Coach Sean Payton paid Kamara an unusually big compliment by comparing him to Hall of Fame RB Marshall Faulk, who visited Saints camp over the weekend. "There's some traits that Kamara has that remind me – in regards to his intelligence, his ability to run routes," Payton said. Kamara is certainly worth a roster spot in PPR leagues as a third or fourth running back.