New Orleans Saints
  • 5'10"
  • 215
  • 23
  • 2 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 11 167 91 514 5.5 7 1 76 60 589 3 1102 10 0 5 6

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 5 113 62 299 4.8 5 0 51 38 351 1 650 6 0 3 2

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 2/3/2018 6:24pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara was named the 2017 Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year Saturday, Feb. 3.

    Huddle Up: Kamara exploded on to the scene in 2017, leading all running backs in receiving yards and leading the league with 6.1 yards per rush. He should be a PPR monster again in 2018 and a RB1 candidate in all formats.

  • Posted: 1/14/2018 5:32pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 11 times for 43 yards in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Jan. 14. He did post four catches for 62 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Kamara was amazing in 2017, rising from third-round pick and understudy to Mark Ingram, to stud in all formats and potential first-round fantasy pick in 2018.

  • Posted: 1/7/2018 5:42pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 10 times for just 23 yards in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Carolina Panthers, but he was able to score a touchdown while also adding a 10-yard reception.

    Huddle Up: The Panthers were determined to stop Kamara, Mark Ingram and the run game, but they forgot to do their work on pass defense. Kamara faces another tough matchup next weekend in Minnesota.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 6:36pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 12 times for 32 yards and caught seven passes for 58 yards in a 23-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Kamara's heavy involvement in the passing game makes him no worse than a RB2 in PPR formats on routine basis. Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17, he should be a RB1.

  • Posted: 12/17/2017 6:11pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 12 times for 44 yards in Week 15 against the New York Jets and he added six receptions for 45 yards and a score on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: Kamara was outshined on the ground by Mark Ingram in this one, but fantasy owners can't complain since Kamara also had a score. Plus, he was a question mark with the concussion, so it was good he was able to play. He'll look to keep up the good work against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16.

  • Posted: 12/15/2017 1:38pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (concussion) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 15, and he has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 15 game with the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: Kamara will be ready for the Jets, and fantasy owners should feel confident using him as a RB2 across the board in all formats. He has really emerged as a stud this season and will be flying up draft boards heading into 2018, too.

  • Posted: 12/14/2017 3:19pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (concussion) practiced in full for the second consecutive day Thursday, Dec. 14.

    Huddle Up: It looks like Kamara will be able to return one week after having to leave early against the Falcons last Thursday night, though the damage may have been done to owners in the fantasy playoffs by his exit after just a few touches. Nonetheless, he should return to his usual sizable workload this week, and with New Orleans expected to win decisively, Kamara should play a big role in that effort.

  • Posted: 12/14/2017 7:00am ET

    Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (concussion) will play in Week 15, according to head coach Sean Payton.

    Huddle Up: The New York Jets are among the top five in defending the RB position the last five weeks, but Kamara is still useful as an RB2 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 12/13/2017 2:45pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (concussion) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Dec. 13.

    Huddle Up: Kamara was knocked out of last Thursday's game in Atlanta, but he vowed to be ready for Week 15 and he appears to be true to his word. He remains a must-start across the board in all fantasy leagues when active.

  • Posted: 12/8/2017 5:40am ET

    Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (concussion) is expected to return for Week 15.

    Huddle Up: It'll be a tough matchup against the New York Jets, but Kamara still has RB2 potential.

  • Posted: 12/7/2017 6:57pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (concussion) has been officially ruled out for the remainder of the game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Dec. 7.

    Huddle Up: Kamara was red hot coming in and was off to a fast start before being knocked out of the game. His fantasy owners can only help he clears concussion protocol in time for Week 15 when the fantasy playoffs begin in most leagues.

  • Posted: 12/7/2017 5:47pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (head) was taken to the locker room in the first quarter of the team's Week 14 game Thursday, Dec. 7, against the Atlanta Falcons, and he's being evaluated for a concussion.

    Huddle Up: Uh oh. The fantasy playoffs could not have gotten out to a worse start for Kamara owners, as the rookie sensation totaled only four touches before having to exit thanks to a helmet-to-helmet hit. Needless to say, Mark Ingram will benefit a big amount as long as he's out, but hopefully Kamara is able to return to the ballgame as soon as possible.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 8:37pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed nine times for 60 yards and two touchdowns and caught five passes for 66 yards in a 31-21 win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Kamara continues to deliver explosive plays as both a runner and receiver, and the rookie has more than cemented his status as a RB1.

  • Posted: 11/29/2017 6:43pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara became the first player since retired RB Herschel Walker in 1986 to record 500 receiving yards and 500 rushing yards in his first 11 career games after his performance in Week 12 on Sunday, Nov. 26.

    Huddle Up: Kamara has truly been doing it all for fantasy owners in his rookie season, averaging a whopping 7.1 yards per carry, while also registering 10.1 yards per reception. In all, he's piled up 546 yards on the ground and 548 yards through the air, totaling nine touchdowns (five rushing, four receiving) in the process. Hopefully he can keep up this notable production to cap off what has been a special first year in the NFL.

  • Posted: 11/26/2017 8:15pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara ran five times for 87 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 101 yards and a score in a 26-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12.

    Huddle Up: Kamara continues to make big plays as both a runner and receiver, and he has become a must-start fantasy back since Adrian Peterson was shipped out of town.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 7:02pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed eight times for 42 yards and caught six passes for 74 yards and a score in a 34-31 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 11.

    Huddle Up: Kamara has blossomed since Adrian Peterson was shipped out of town, and the rookie has played his way into the RB1 conversation in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 11/11/2017 8:34pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara is living up to the 'vision' the team had after watching him during workouts during the draft process, according to head coach Sean Payton, and Payton said Kamara has answered the questions he had about his ability to run the ball.

    Huddle Up: Kamara has blossomed since Adrian Peterson was traded, and he has become a must-start option in all formats with RB1 upside in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 11/7/2017 1:49pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara is one of three players in the NFL this year with at least 300 rushing yards, 300 receiving yards and five total touchdowns.

    Huddle Up: The Saints' backfield as a whole, sans Adrian Peterson, has been fire this year. Surprisingly, Kamara has been more valuable than Mark Ingram in both PPR and standard leagues. The rookie has reached must-start status with extra value in those PPR formats.

  • Posted: 11/6/2017 8:31am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara leads the NFL (among qualified players) with 6.0 yards per rush.

    Huddle Up: Kamara is still second fiddle to Mark Ingram, but both should remain heavily utilized. Kamara has emerged as a low-end RB2 in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 5:05pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed 10 times for 68 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added six grabs for 84 yards and a score on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: The highlight of the day was a 33-yard reception that went for score, aided by poor tackling on the part of the Bucs. Despite the fact he outshined Mark Ingram, he is still the No. 2 back. As such, he remains more of a low-end RB2 or flex fantasy play going forward.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 2:47pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 28 yards and one touchdown on eight carries against the Chicago Bears in Week 8. He also caught three passes for 48 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Kamara has been productive in the running and passing game during his rookie season and will continue to have a similar role moving forward. He should be considered a No. 2 running back in point-per-reception leagues and a weekly flex option in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 2:38pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 57 yards on nine carries against the Green Bay Packers in Week 7. He also caught five passes for 50 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Kamara has been a valuable fantasy player for owners this season and will continue to have a similar role in the offense moving forward. He should be a No. 2 running back or flex option in all fantasy leagues.

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

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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