Working again Mark Ingram II has been traded to the New Orleans Saints, returning him to the place he started his NFL profession. The Saints have been anticipated to be lively earlier than the NFL commerce deadline subsequent week, and the addition of Ingram fills an enormous want.
Through the course of the season, Ingram averaged 14.3 alternatives per recreation (speeding makes an attempt plus targets). In Week 1, he scored 14.5 fantasy factors, however from Week 2 via , he averaged solely 5 factors. It’s attainable that Ingram could have higher success with the Saints, for whom he averaged 17.6 alternatives and 15.6 PPR fantasy factors per recreation from 2014 to 2018. Whereas the veteran operating again will not have the ability to match these lofty numbers taking part in behind Alvin Kamara, Ingram might assist him shoulder a number of the heavy workload Kamara has been offered for the reason that harm Tony Jones Jr. With Ingram’s familiarity with the Saints’ offensive scheme, he ought to have the ability to hit the bottom operating (no pun meant).
From the time Sean Payton took over the Saints in 2006, the workforce has relied closely on its operating backs, and so taking a look at former Saints again Latavius Murray could present the very best harbinger of Ingram’s alternative; between 2019 and 2020, Murray had a mean of 11.6 alternatives per recreation. A serious improve to the offensive line ought to permit Ingram to enhance on the three.2 yards per carry he averaged behind the Texans line this season, however his arrival doesn’t diminish Kamara’s worth. Ingram will be seen as an RB4.
In Houston, David Johnson and Phillip Lindsay will see extra touches now that Ingram is gone. The Texans’ offense is not one of the potent within the NFL, averaging simply 275 yards per recreation (thirtieth), however in case you have been to select only one Houston operating again to be fantasy related, I would decide Lindsay. Do not forget that he had consecutive seasons with 1,000 or extra speeding yards in 2018 and 2019. Texans operating backs got 29.2 alternatives per recreation this season. Because of the departure of Ingram, Lindsay might even see his largest workload of the season, as he has solely averaged six alternatives per recreation to date.