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Alvin Kamara

#1 RB,

Saints

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ACTUAL 2022

212 FPTS

RANK: 16

2023 SEASON

196 FPTS

RANK: 22

AGE

27 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

5'10'' / 215 lbs

COLLEGE

Tennessee

SEASONGPFPTSRANKRUATTRUYDRUTDRUAVERECPTREYDRETD
20231319622nd17672354.1453662
20221521216th22389724.0574902
3yr Ave142873th19987684.40705764

Second in catches among RBs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-12

Kamara (ankle) finished the 2023 season with 694 yards and five touchdowns on 180 rushing attempts, as well as 75 catches on 86 targets for 466 yards and one touchdown.

Despite sitting out the first three games of the season due to a suspension and missing the finale with an ankle injury, Kamara finished just one catch shy of Breece Hall's league-leading total among running backs. Kamara's 6.2 yards per catch were a career low, though, and he posted the second-lowest YPC mark of his seven-year career at 3.9, suggesting that the 28-year-old running back is starting to slow down. There's a potential out in his contract this offseason, and the Saints will probably try to rework Kamara's deal rather than take on a nearly $19 million cap hit in 2024. Any change in situation would likely negatively impact Kamara's fantasy value, as his volume's more likely to go down than up, even with the ankle injury expected to be healed well before the 2024 campaign.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
LOCATIONSTADIUMGPGSGMTOUCHRANKYDTDAVEYAC%10+20+50+RECYDTD
Home Outdoor 1 118.10.794th830.04.233%2.00.00.03.081.0
Home Dome 20 1522.01.111st660.74.345%1.50.30.04.6460.4
Away Outdoor 16 1215.40.849th530.33.740%1.30.30.04.1340.2
Away Dome 2 229.71.352nd811.55.148%2.50.50.06.0660.0
Away Retractable Dome 4 315.30.7718th810.35.053%3.00.50.03.5220.0

Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
SEASONAGETEAMGPGSTOTALRANKATTYDTDAVEYAC%10+20+50+SHARERECYDTD
2017 22 NO 16 3 320 3rd12072886.145%275127%818265
2018 23 NO 15 13 354 4th194883144.648%201041%817094
2019 24 NO 14 9 249 9th17179754.750%195042%815331
2020 25 NO 15 10 378 1st187932165.044%277038%837565
2021 26 NO 13 10 235 8th24089843.739%213047%474395
2022 27 NO 15 13 212 16th22389724.050%203048%574902
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Inactive in Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Kamara (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Falcons.

Kamara's Week 17 was abbreviated due to a sprained ankle, which didn't allow him to log a snap after halftime last Sunday at Tampa Bay. He then didn't practice at all during Week 18 prep before coach Dennis Allen called him a game-time decision for this Sunday's contest on Friday, per Matthew Paras of The New Orleans Times-Picayune. The tide began to turn against Kamara suiting up following a report from Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football on Sunday morning that the running back wasn't expected to play, and that has come to pass. With Kamara sidelined for the first time since Week 3, he'll yield the Saints backfield to Jamaal Williams, while Kendre Miller (ankle) and Jordan Mims are available behind him.

Trending toward Sunday absence

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Kamara (ankle) isn't expected to play Sunday against the Falcons, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Kamara didn't practice this past week, with previous reports suggesting that the running back was viewed as a game-time decision for the contest. Confirmation of Kamara's Week 18 status will arrive once the Saints' inactives are posted ahead of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff, but if he is indeed unavailable, Jamaal Williams would be a candidate to serve as New Orleans' lead back, while Taysom Hill, Kendre Miller (ankle/illness) and practice-squad call-up Jordan Mims would also be in the mix for added snaps versus Atlanta.

Trending toward game-time call

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Kamara (ankle) remains listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Falcons and is viewed as a game-time decision, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Saints head coach Dennis Allen suggested as much after Friday's practice, but at this stage, Kamara may be more likely than not to sit out the regular-season finale after he was listed as a non-participant on each of the Saints' three practice reports this week. Kamara will presumably be put through a pregame workout before the Saints make a determination if he's fit to play through the ankle sprain, but even if the running back is deemed active ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoff, he could handle a more limited role than usual. Jamaal Williams would serve as New Orleans' lead back if Kamara isn't available Sunday, while Taysom Hill, Kendre Miller (ankle) and practice-squad call-up Jordan Mims could also be in the mix for carries behind Williams.

Listed as questionable

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-05

Kamara (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta, with coach Dennis Allen suggesting Friday that the running back will be a game-time decision, Matthew Paras of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

"Alvin is one of the guys so valuable to our team, we'll take it all the way up to game time," Allen said. The running back wasn't able to return to last week's win over Tampa Bay after spraining in his ankle in the second quarter, and he didn't practice Thursday or Friday. It doesn't look great right now, but Kamara will at least be given a shot heading into the weekend, shaping up as a potential game-time call ahead of the Saints' 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. Jamaal Williams will fill in as the lead back if Kamara isn't healthy enough to give it a go even with a playoff spot on the line.

Still not practicing Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-04

Kamara (ankle) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

A sprained ankle kept Kamara sidelined for the entire second half of this past Sunday's 23-13 win over the Buccaneers, and he's thus far taken no tangible steps forward in his recovery from the injury through the Saints' first two Week 18 practices. He'll have one more chance Friday to get in some on-field reps before the Saints decide whether Kamara carries a designation into Sunday's game against the Falcons. If Kamara is out or available only in a limited capacity this weekend, Jamaal Williams and Taysom Hill could see heightened roles in the Saints' ground attack.

Officially DNP on Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-03

Kamara (ankle) officially was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.

Kamara didn't play after halftime of this past Sunday's win in Tampa Bay due to an ankle injury, which coach Dennis Allen called a sprain of unknown severity Monday. With no on-field work to begin Week 18 prep, he'll now have two more sessions this week to put himself on a path to suiting up for Sunday's must-win game against the Falcons. If Kamara is inhibited or sidelined this weekend, he'll yield most of the backfield reps to Jamaal Williams.

Not spotted at practice Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-03

Kamara (ankle) wasn't seen during the media-access portion of Wednesday's practice, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

Kamara made an early exit from this past Sunday's win at Tampa Bay due to an ankle injury, which coach Dennis Allen confirmed to be a sprain one day later, per John Hendrix of SI.com. The severity of the issue isn't known, but it appears to be keeping Kamara off the field for the first session of Week 18 prep. Wednesday's practice report ultimately may confirm as much.

Severity of ankle sprain uncertain

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-01

Saints head coach Dennis Allen didn't clarify the severity of Kamara's ankle sprain but said the running back was rehabbing the injury Monday, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.

Kamara suffered an ankle sprain in Sunday's victory over Tampa Bay and wasn't able to play in the second half. The Saints need a win over Atlanta on Sunday to have a chance of qualifying for the postseason, but it's uncertain if Kamara will be able to suit up for the contest. His chances of playing should become clearer as Week 18 prep unfolds, and if Kamara isn't able to take the field, Jamaal Williams would likely take over the bulk of the work in the Saints' backfield.

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