Mark Ingram 22 | Running Back

New Orleans Saints

Fantasy News
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Ingram had trouble against a stout Lions defense in his return from a hand injury, Sunday's 24-23 loss in Detroit. Impact: Ingram had 16 yards on 10 carries but was facing the second-best run defense in the NFL (73.4 yards per game). He has his Saints teammates will get to face the second-worst rushing defense in Green Bay this upcoming weekend. The Packers are allowing 147.9 yards per game on the ground.(STATS, 3:50pm)
Oct 19, 2014
News: Ingram (hand) had 10 carries for 16 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for 13 receiving yards Sunday against the Lions. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, he played 25 snaps in his return from injury, while Pierre Thomas (27 snaps), Travaris Cadet (20 snaps) and Khiry Robinson (5 snaps) all saw playing time out of the backfield. Impact: Ingram had not played since suffering the hand injury in Week 2 against the Browns, and while he led the Saints in carries, playing time was split fairly evenly among the running backs. It was also a tough matchup to which to return, as the Lions came into the game allowing the second-fewest rushing yards per game this season. A committee approach will likely continue into Week 8 as Ingram continues to get up to speed after missing three games, but he will at least have a softer opponent, as the Saints will face off against a Packers defense ranked dead last in rushing yards allowed per game.(RotoWire, )
Oct 19, 2014
News: Ingram (hand) is listed as active Sunday at Detroit, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports. Impact: As he embarks upon his first game action since Week 2, Ingram will share the backfield with Pierre Thomas (illness) and Khiry Robinson, the latter of which fared well in his stead. During Ingram's three absences, Robinson racked up 47 carries for 245 yards, good for 5.2 YPC, but his lack of prowess in the passing attack lends credence to Ingram taking on a larger role sooner rather than later.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 17, 2014
News: Ingram (hand) is probable for Sunday's game against Detroit. Impact: Ingram is ready to return to the Saints backfield, and he's arguably the team's top option after starting the year strong with 143 yards and three touchdowns on just 24 carries (6.0 YPC). Fellow power back Khiry Robinson ran strong in Ingram's absence, however, and it might be difficult for Ingram to push him out the door. Still, Ingram should be able to establish a more reliable presence in the offense since he has more of a pass-catching background than Robinson.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Ingram (hand) was a full participant in practice Thursday, the Saints' official site reports. Impact: That's back-to-back days of full practice for Ingram, with no reported problems. He seems poised to return Sunday against Detroit, though the Saints will have some decisions to make with regards to how they divvy up the snaps between Ingram, Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Practicing without limitations on Wednesday, Ingram looked ready to return to a New Orleans offense that once again ranks among the NFL's best when the Saints play at Detroit on Sunday. Impact: Ingram said he could play with "a little pad" on the hand he broke in Week 2 at Cleveland. The running back needed surgery and missed three games before New Orleans had last weekend off.(STATS, 00:23am)
Wed. Oct 15, 2014
News: Ingram (hand) practiced in full Wednesday, the Saints' official site reports. Impact: Ingram has achieved the initial step in his quest to play Sunday at Detroit, which would mark his first appearance since Week 2. If he indeed suits up, he would enter a timeshare out of the backfield with Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas. In such a scenario, Ingram may be hard-pressed to match his production -- 24 carries for 143 yards (6.0 YPC) and three touchdowns -- from the first two games of the season.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 10, 2014
News: Ingram (hand) said he plans to be back for the Saints' Week 7 game in Detroit following the team's Week 6 bye, reports "My plan is to be back for the Detroit game," Ingram said Friday. "Obviously, I'm going to go through practice and make sure everything feels good and everything's feeling good. But my plan is to be out there vs. Detroit next week." Impact: Ingram was off to the best start of his four-year career, running for a total of 143 yards with three touchdowns and 6.0 yards per carry in his first two games. While he is expected to get the majority of the carries upon his return, even Ingram admits that he is prepared to be part of a timeshare with fellow running backs Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas. Said Ingram of the timeshare, "That's the system. We use a running back-by-committee approach. That's how it's been since I got here, and I don't really see it changing." As such, fantasy owners expecting Ingram to be a savior of sorts would be wise to temper expectations. Even though Ingram was off to a fantastic start to the season, he's likely not going to see 20 touches per game so long as he's stuck in a timeshare in New Orleans.(RotoWire, )
Mark Ingram
2014 Season
Ht: 5' 9"  Wt: 215  Age: 24
Born: 12/21/1989, Hackensack, New Jersey
College: Alabama
NFL Experience: 4th season
Drafted: 2011 - Rd 1
(28th overall by the Saints)
Salary: $1,386,375
Injury Status
PROBABLE for Week 7 (hand)