New Orleans Saints
  • 5'10"
  • 215
  • 24
  • 3 years
  • Tennessee
  • 2017 R3 O, None
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 NO 16 220 120 728 6.1 8 1 100 81 826 5 1554 13 0 7 10
  Avg 16 260 157 806 5.4 11 1 103 81 768 5 1573 16 0 8 10

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 NO 15 299 194 883 4.6 14 0 105 81 709 4 1592 18 0 8 9

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 6/16/2019 11:15am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara will be tasked with an expanded role in 2019 with the departure of backfield mate Mark Ingram. 'I'm so anxious to see like, 'What else?'' Kamara said recently. 'You know what I'm saying? What else could I do? Where else could I line up? How else could I be successful? That's the best part of this profession for me. What's the next step you're going to take? 'Ok, he was good last year. How are you going to prove that you are what you are?''

    Huddle Up: Kamara went from 201 touches as a rookie to 275 this past season with 81 receptions each season. Latavius Murray has been added to help shoulder the RB load, but look for another 275-plus touches this season for Kamara who should be one of the first five RBs off the board in any fantasy draft format this summer.

  • Posted: 5/30/2019 5:17pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, May 30, because of an illness.

    Huddle Up: Kamara should be back on the field in the a few days. He will receive most of the work at running back this upcoming season and should be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 5/5/2019 9:42am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara was lined up in the slot on 18.9 percent of his receiving snaps in the 2018 season -- the fourth most among running backs with at least 25 slot snaps.

    Huddle Up: Kamara's 162 receptions over his first two seasons rank second among running backs since 2017 while his 1,535 receiving yards are tops. He's one of the first few players who should some come off the board in PPR drafts, especially now that Mark Ingram has departed for the Ravens.

  • Posted: 1/21/2019 1:09pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara became just the second running back ever to catch at least 11 passes in a conference championship game. San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon caught 11 passes in the NFC Championship game last year with the Minnesota Vikings.

    Huddle Up: Kamara is arguably the best receiving threat out the backfield in all of football. He has caught 81 balls in each of his first two seasons and must be drafted in the first round, especially with Drew Brees expected to return.

  • Posted: 1/20/2019 4:47pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed eight times for just 15 yards in the NFC Championship Game loss against the Los Angeles Rams and he hauled in 11 receptions for 96 yards on 13 targets.

    Huddle Up: Kamara showed he was able to co-exists with Mark Ingram in the backfield and be a productive fantasy option, especially for those in PPR leagues. If the duo splits the workload again in 2019 in the Crescent City, Kamara is still a must-start across the board in all fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 1/13/2019 5:16pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 16 times for 71 yards and caught four passes for 35 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Kamara continues to deliver for fantasy owners thanks in large part to his versatility as a runner and receiver. Expect more of the same against the Rams in the conference title game. Kamara piled up 116 total yards and three touchdowns in a win over the Rams back in Week 9.

  • Posted: 12/23/2018 8:03pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed seven times for 23 yards and two touchdowns in Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he tacked on four catches for 82 yards on six targets.

    Huddle Up: The Saints locked up the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs so it's conceivable the team could either limit the snaps of their key components or rest them completely in a meaningless Week 17 game, so keep that in mind if your fantasy league rolls into the final week.

  • Posted: 12/17/2018 8:20pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 14 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers on Monday, Dec. 17, and he added 36 yards on seven receptions.

    Huddle Up: Kamara and Mark Ingram were grinding it out on the ground, but the offenses were both struggling in this surprisingly defensively battle. If you had Kamara going, he was easily the fantasy player of the night. The Saints will host the Steelers in Week 16 in the Big Easy.

  • Posted: 12/9/2018 4:39pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 12 times for 51 yards in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added five grabs for 36 yards on six targets.

    Huddle Up: Kamara split the carries with Mark Ingram and the production was similar, with Kamara doing better in the pass game. The Saints will play another divisional game on the road against the Carolina Panthers on Monday night in Week 15.

  • Posted: 11/29/2018 8:15pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (concussion) returned against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13 after being evaluated for a concussion. He finished with 11 carries for 36 yards and eight receptions for 36 yards in a 13-10 loss.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't his best game by any means, but Kamara's owners can breathe a sigh of relief that he avoided a potentially serious injury after a helmet-to-helmet hit from Jaylon Smith.

  • Posted: 11/22/2018 8:22pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 14 times for 89 yards and caught one pass for nine yards in a 31-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12.

    Huddle Up: It was a mediocre game by Kamara's standards, and he was a victim of Drew Brees spreading the ball around. Expect more typical numbers moving forward.

  • Posted: 11/18/2018 7:31pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 13 times for 71 yards in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles and he added one catch for a 37-yard touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Kamara and Mark Ingram are the best one-two backfield punch in the league right now, and even though both are producing at a high rate they're each must-start fantasy options and not cannibalizing each other. The Saints will host the Falcons in Week 12 on Thanksgiving night.

  • Posted: 11/18/2018 9:07am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara could tie Hall of Fame RB Jim Brown for the fourth-fewest games (26) to reach 30 career touchdowns. Kamara enters Week 11 on Sunday, Nov. 18, with 28 touchdowns in 25 career games.

    Huddle Up: Despite the initial fears following Mark Ingram's two-TD return in Week 5, Kamara has remained option 1A in the Big Easy and an elite fantasy back with an average of 21.2 (standard scoring) and 25.5 (PPR) fantasy points in the four games since.

  • Posted: 11/11/2018 1:14pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 12 times for 56 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 10 win against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added four grabs for 46 yards.

    Huddle Up: Kamara had just 102 total scrimmage yards to 162 for Mark Ingram, but at least Kamara found his way into the end zone twice to just once for Ingram. There was plenty of football to go around for the Saints on this day, as they scored 51 points. In Week 11 and beyond, Kamara is still the preferred fantasy option between the two, and he remains a must-have RB2 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 6:57pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 19 times for 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 9 game against the Los Angeles Rams and he added four grabs for 34 yards and a score on six targets.

    Huddle Up: Kamara was a handful for the Rams, who just had no answer for him. Not many people do. He had 23 total touches to just 10 for Mark Ingram, so he can be extremely productive for fantasy owners despite the presence of Ingram. The Saints hit the road for Cincinnati in Week 10.

  • Posted: 11/2/2018 3:21pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (illness) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 2 and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 9 game with the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: It's all hands on deck for the Saints against the Rams in this key NFC showdown, as only Marcus Davenport is even on the injury report. Kamara was under the weather Thursday, but is in no way in danger of missing Sunday's game. He is a solid low-end RB1 or must-start RB2 in all fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 11/1/2018 4:35pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (illness) missed all of practice Thursday, Nov. 2.

    Huddle Up: Kamara was only sidelined Thursday due to an illness, so his owners need not worry. He'll occupy his usual RB1 role and the second-year tailback could post bigger numbers than usual with a likely high-scoring date opposite the Rams on tap for Week 9.

  • Posted: 11/1/2018 12:12pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (undisclosed) was not on the field during the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Nov. 1.

    Huddle Up: It is not known if Kamara is dealing with an injury or if he is just receiving some time off, so owners will need to monitor the situation. Kamara is a must-start option in all leagues if he is healthy.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 8:19pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 13 times for 45 yards and a touchdown and caught seven passes for 31 yards and a touchdown in a 30-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Kamara split carries evenly with Mark Ingram, but as was the case for much of last year, it didn't stop him from putting up big numbers.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 7:46pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 17 times for 64 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 11 yards in a 24-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Kamara had just nine touches in Mark Ingram's first game back from suspension, but he was back to his normal workload against Baltimore. Kamara owners can breath a sigh of relief.

  • Posted: 10/15/2018 9:07am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara's nine offensive touches in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins were a byproduct of the team's several explosive plays in that game and not a reduced role, according to head coach Sean Payton, who expects more balance between Kamara and Mark Ingram going forward.

    Huddle Up: Kamara's reduced role in Week 5 sent quite a few owners into a bit of a panic, but the expectation moving forward should be that he sees a few more touches in every game than Ingram. The second-year back should have little issue performing at an RB1 level the rest of the way, so owners should leave him locked into lineups for the remainder of the season.

  • Posted: 10/8/2018 8:30pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed six times for 24 yards in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8 and he added three receptions for 15 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: That's not exactly what Kamara's fantasy owners were expecting, especially on a night when the Saints dropped 43 points on the Redskins. The return of Mark Ingram from a four-game suspension was expected to take some touches away from Kamara, but Ingram had two scores and a total of 18 touches while Kamara took a backseat and was unproductive when in there. Fantasy owners of Kamara hope it's just a one-game thing. He'll look to bounce back in Baltimore in Week 6.

  • Posted: 10/6/2018 1:11pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Saturday, Oct. 6, but he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 5 game against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8.

    Huddle Up: Kamara faces a tough matchup on the ground, as Washington ranks seventh in the NFL in rushing defense allowing just 90.7 yards per game with two touchdowns. Of course, Kamara is also a threat through the air, and with Ted Ginn Jr. sidelined, Kamara could see even more targets on Monday.

  • Posted: 10/4/2018 4:22pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 4.

    Huddle Up: This is just the Saints managing Kamara's reps during the week, as the former Tennessee product should be perfectly fine for the team's upcoming Monday Night Football matchup at home opposite the Redskins. Even with Mark Ingram coming back from suspension, Kamara will remain an obvious RB1.

  • Posted: 10/1/2018 8:14pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara is the first player in NFL history with 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards through his first 20 career games.

    Huddle Up: Kamara will get a chance to show his skills in front of a national audience on Monday night in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins. He continues to show why he was a top fantasy target on draft day.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 8:24pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 19 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns and caught five passes for 47 yards in a 33-18 win over the New York Giants in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: The impending return of Mark Ingram will eat into Kamara's touches a bit going forward, but he's still a high-end RB1 heading into a Week 5 matchup against the Washington Redskins.

  • Posted: 9/28/2018 1:33pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 28, but he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 4 game against the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: Kamara is ready to roll against the Giants in the team's first outdoor game of 2018. He is searching for his first touchdown since Week 1, and he has racked up just 141 yards (3.8 yards per carry) through three games. However, he has been amazing in the pass game, posting 30 grabs for 289 yards and one score. Despite his average rushing numbers, he remains a bona fide RB1 in all formats.

  • Posted: 9/27/2018 3:28pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 27.

    Huddle Up: Kamara should receive his normal workload in Week 4 and has been one of the top performers in point-per-reception leagues. He can continue to be seen as a No. 1 running back even with Mark Ingram returning soon.

  • Posted: 9/26/2018 3:39pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

    Huddle Up: It's uncertain if Kamara is dealing with a moderate injury or if he was just being preserved for the Week 4 game against the New York Giants. It's likely the latter, so fantasy should feel confident using him. However, check back Friday just to make sure, as the official injury report will confirm his availability.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 4:09pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 16 times for 66 yards in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons and he added 15 grabs for 124 yards on 20 targets. No running back had more than 18 targets in a game since the NFL started tracking the stat.

    Huddle Up: Fantasy owners could complain that Kamara was held out of the end zone, and he hasn't scored since registering three touchdowns in Week 1. However, fantasy owners can't complain too vehemently. He'll look to keep it going in Week 4 on the road against the Giants in the first game of the season outdoors for the Saints.

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 1:49pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 46 yards on 13 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2. He also caught six passes for 53 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Kamara has lost some touches to Mike Gillislee but is still a big part of the team's offense. He should be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy running back in all leagues next week.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 1:51pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 29 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1. He also caught nine passes for 112 yards and one touchdown during the game.

    Huddle Up: Kamara was the main option at running back and will continue to be while Mark Ingram serves his suspension. Kamara will have a nice matchup next week and can be considered a No. 1 running back in all leagues.

  • Posted: 8/25/2018 7:50pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed four times for 16 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for 10 yards in a 36-7 preseason win over the Los Angeles Chargers Saturday, Aug. 25.

    Huddle Up: Kamara will try to build on his incredible rookie campaign, and with Mark Ingram suspended to start the year, he should have no trouble doing just that. He's a top-five option at his position in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 7/22/2018 8:14pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara said that having a year of experience under his belt will help him build on his rookie season.

    Huddle Up: Kamara finished his rookie year as a RB1 while splitting time with Mark Ingram. With Ingram suspended to start the year, Kamara has a golden opportunity to establish himself as a top-five fantasy back, especially in PPR formats.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 TB 8 29 2 9 112 1
2 CLE 13 46 0 6 53 0
3 @ATL 16 66 0 15 124 0
4 @NYG 19 134 3 5 47 0
5 WAS 6 24 0 3 15 0
7 @BAL 17 64 1 2 11 0
8 @MIN 13 45 1 7 31 1
9 LAR 19 82 2 4 34 1
10 @CIN 12 56 2 4 46 0
11 PHI 13 71 0 1 37 1
12 ATL 14 89 0 1 9 0
13 @DAL 11 36 0 8 36 0
14 @TB 12 51 0 5 36 0
15 @CAR 14 67 1 7 36 0
16 PIT 7 23 2 4 82 0
P2 PHI 16 71 0 4 35 0
P3 LAR 8 15 0 11 96 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @MIN 7 18 0 4 20 0
2 NE 1 3 0 3 51 0
3 @CAR 2 37 1 3 5 0
4 @MIA 5 25 0 10 71 1
6 DET 10 75 0 3 12 0
7 @GB 9 57 0 5 50 0
8 CHI 8 28 1 3 48 0
9 TB 10 68 1 6 84 1
10 @BUF 12 106 1 5 32 0
11 WAS 8 42 0 6 74 1
12 @LAR 5 87 1 6 101 1
13 CAR 9 60 2 5 66 0
14 @ATL 1 2 0 3 25 0
15 NYJ 12 44 0 6 45 1
16 ATL 12 32 0 7 58 0
17 @TB 9 44 1 6 84 0
P1 CAR 10 23 1 1 10 0
P2 @MIN 11 43 0 4 62 1

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