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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL ISSUES: MARK INGRAM USAGE A CONCERN FOR ALVIN KAMARA OWNERS?

Hmmmmm.  When one were to look at the final score of New Orleans Saints 43 Washington Redskins 19 from Monday night's game, fantasy football owners of running back Alvin Kamara had to expect at least one touchdown and maybe two considering the high score.  Add in a bunch of rushing yards and receptions and Kamara would add another layer to what has been a monstrous 2018 fantasy football campaign.  Alas, Kamara's owners had to be at least a bit uneasy seeing the returning Mark Ingram grab 10 more carries than his counterpart (16-6), while also catching one fewer pass but for more yards.  Perhaps the most worrisome aspect of the Saints' attack Monday night was Ingram getting all of the goal-line work when it came to a running back getting the carry and the veteran made good on two rushing scores.  Then there was the nott-to-be-overlooked aspect of Saints QB Taysom Hill getting 5 carries for 23 yards and a score himself as the former BYU star is now being featured as a goal-line runner.  Add it all up and Kamara's 6.00-plus points in fantasy football last night was a pure dud.  Now the question is whether or not this was a one-game deal or an indication of how the future attack will look.  As far as my thoughts, I think Ingram is a very real goal-line threat to Kamara and it will only help the former that he made good on two rushing scores from in-close.  Add in Hill's growing role around the goal-line and this is not the development Kamara's owners want.  On the flip side, Kamara was a monster last season with Ingram in the lineup and his receiving back responsibilities don't figure to change much.  So in PPR formats I think Kamara will be just fine at maybe a bit of a reduced RB 1 price but in standard formats there is a concern here for sure.  Stay tuned as the Saints have a bye in Week 6 but this is something to monitor going forward. 


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