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Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
 
 
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ECR# 6# 7-
Best Rank# 1# 3-
Worst Rank# 13# 16-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total294.8216.8-
Avg Game19.714.5-
Avg Projection239.7230.9-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB vs. SEA
Week 2 at CAR vs. LAR
Week 3 at NE at TEN
Week 4 vs. NYG at MIA
Week 5 at WAS at BAL
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. HOU
Week 7 at SEA at SF
Week 8 vs. TB vs. TEN
Week 9 vs. ATL vs. NYJ
Week 10 at TEN vs. JAC
Week 11 at PHI at BUF
Week 12 vs. BUF vs. TB
Week 13 vs. DAL at HOU
Week 14 at NYJBYE WEEK
Week 15 at TB vs. NE
Week 16 vs. MIA at ARI
Week 17 vs. CAR vs. LV
Week 18 at ATL at JAC
Player Projections Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts208.7275.4
Rush Yards959.41,264.4
Rush TDs10.010.9
   
Receiving
   
Receptions78.441.7
Rec Yards671.9320.1
Rec TDs3.41.9
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points239.7230.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
2020 Points 
Week 118.78.9
Week 229.417.0
Week 331.712.2
Week 417.97.9
Week 511.913.4
Week 611.5
Week 714.8
Week 816.33.1
Week 910.97.4
Week 1027.83.7
Week 1110.511.4
Week 125.2
Week 1315.719.5
Week 1415.428.5
Week 1515.415.5
Week 1653.219.4
Week 1737.4
Week 18
Total294.8216.8
Average19.714.5
Player Targets Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
2020 Targets 
Week 186
Week 292
Week 3141
Week 441
Week 5103
Week 64
Week 78
Week 8132
Week 962
Week 1082
Week 1114
Week 122
Week 1333
Week 14102
Week 1565
Week 1651
Week 172
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
Expert 
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Losing Brees will hurt Kamara's receiving numbers. Brees was the king of check down passes. Kamara's receptions nosedived in three of the four games Brees missed last year due to injury. Make no mistake folks, that's where Kamara needs to shine to justify his first round price tag. My fear is QB Jameis Winston will eventually lose the job. He throws too many interceptions. And if Hill takes over that really hurts Kamara. Taysom will take off and run instead of throwing the check down pass. Also, the Saints need to keep Kamara fresh. If they overwork him he'll wear down. Like many NFL players, he was not in favor of the regular season increasing by one week. Despite Kamara's immense talent, I think there's a very real chance his numbers disappoint fantasy owners in 2021.Jonathan Taylor started out slow, but by the end of the year he was a run away freight train. Marlon Mack is back after signing a new deal and is healthy again. How will the Colts split up the carries? They invested a high pick in Taylor so he should get the bulk of them. The concerns with Taylor are: 1.) he was prone to fumbles in college and 2.) He's not the best at catching passes, which limits his upside in half and full point PPR formats. That said, this Colts team should be in a lot of shootouts in the AFC South. Taylor should get a bunch of TDs in 2021.
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
 Jonathan Taylor enters 2021 as a volatile first-round fantasy selection. This isn't meant to be a cop out in terms of taking a stance on him. Instead, it's important to understand this about him when it comes to roster construction. Taylor could very well be the No. 1 pick in 2022 redraft leagues. He could also be a frustrating player to roster given the uncertainty Carson Wentz brings to this entire Indianapolis offense. Another factor working against Taylor is the presence of Nyheim Hines, who should be considered the favorite for passing game work out of the backfield (no matter how much Taylor is "working on his hands" this summer). Ultimately, Taylor was an elite prospect entering the league and he smashed down the stretch of his rookie season. He isn't a known commodity like Nick Chubb or Aaron Jones, and therefore picking him requires a certain amount of risk tolerance, but I'd be willing to bet on an ascending player who has an overall RB1 finish in his range of outcomes.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 When Marlon Mack went down with a season-ending injury in Week 1, everyone expected Taylor's breakout to come immediately. But it didn't. Instead, it was a frustratingly slow build, during which it felt like Taylor left rushing yards and fantasy points on the table every game. But if you held out long enough, you were rewarded with a dominant stretch, during which Taylor feasted on a six-game stretch of soft run defenses, enough to propel him to a finish as the RB6 on the season. With an upgrade in quarterback and running behind a strong offensive line once again, a healthy Taylor should amass fantasy points aplenty this year.
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
Kamara will slide into the #3 spot if Winston is the starting QB. 
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
A lot of question marks around him, but there is no question about Kamara's ability. Whether its Winston or Hill under center, Kamara should continue to be the featured player in a well-designed, proven offense.Taylor played so well down the stretch last season that many forget we looked like a bust for a big chunk of the season. With the rookie jitters shaken-off, the powerful Taylor looks like a lock to be a top-10 back in year 2. The two concerns, the downgrade at left tackle and the QB question. If Carson Wentz can return to his once dominant form, the sky is the limit for Taylor.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
I fully believe Winston is the starting QB in New Orleans. The more playing time Hill gets' the lower Kamara's value will be. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
You won't find a bigger Kamara fan than me, and that's going back to his college days. However, with the way Sean Payton rotates his running backs, it's going to be mighty hard for Kamara to live up to his draft cost now that Drew Brees is gone. Brees targeted his running backs at least 28 percent of the time in each of the last four years. Meanwhile, Jameis Winston hasn't targeted running backs more than 18 percent of the time in each of his last four seasons as a starter. The offense is also not nearly as likely to be scoring as many points without Brees.This time last year, I was much higher on Taylor than the consensus. I like Taylor, but did everyone forget about what happened the first 10 weeks of the season? Taylor was the RB19 and David Montgomery was the RB20. Taylor finished the year as the RB6 while Montgomery was the RB4. Many will talk about Montgomery's schedule as the reason for his production, hence why he's ranked at RB20 in ECR right now, but are they ignoring Taylor's schedule? He played against the Texans TWICE, Packers, Raiders, Jaguars, and the Steelers (who were decimated by injuries in that game). That's a large reason for his jump in production. I still like Taylor, just not nearly as much as the consensus.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Kamara led the league with 336.3 fantasy points in 2020, but there are questions about how this offense will look with Drew Brees retired. Kamara is a special talent and he should continue to be the focal point of their offense.Taylor was sixth among fantasy running backs with 234.8 fantasy points, but he ended the season with 125.3 fantasy points in his final 5 games. I think he picks up where he left off in his second year and he is a more consistent elite RB1 running behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Uncertainty with Taysom Hill & WInston keeps AK out of elite tier.