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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2022 Half PPR Draft Rankings

Alvin Kamara Note
Alvin Kamara photo 12. Alvin Kamara (vs . CAR)
Last year Alvin Kamara showed no signs of slowing down, logging his first 200-plus carry season. In the six full games with Jameis Winston under center, he was the RB5 in fantasy, averaging 23.2 touches and 5.5 targets (26.4% target share). Over that span, he was seventh in targets and sixth in receiving yards among all running backs. Kamara is a top 5-10 option at the running back position.
6 days ago
Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 57. Mark Ingram II (vs . CAR)
By NFL standards, Mark Ingram might be elderly, but he isn't washed up. Last year when he was called upon to carry the load in the Big Easy, he stepped up. In his three games as the lead back, he averaged 18 touches and 95 total yards finishing as the RB24, RB8, and RB15. He ranked 27th in yards after contact per attempt, immediately ahead of James Conner and Alvin Kamara (minimum 100 rushing attempts, per PFF). After his return to New Orleans, he posted 1.31 yards per route run which would have ranked 25th last year among all running backs with 20 or more targets (per PFF). Ingram is up to operating as the lead again this season if Kamara is out with a suspension.
11 hours ago
Malcolm Brown Note
Malcolm Brown photo 95. Malcolm Brown (vs . CAR)
Abram Smith Note
Abram Smith photo 110. Abram Smith (vs . CAR)
After going undrafted, rookie Abram Smith signed with the New Orleans Saints as a UDFA with a $222,000 guaranteed contract - one of the biggest guarantees for any rookie free agent around the league in recent years.

It's a strong indicator that Smith will likely crack the final 53-man roster, and his special-teams ability will be his pathway to being active on game day.

Just dressing for games is half the battle for many rookies, so for Smith to have a realistic path as a UDFA should not be ignored. And neither should the general ambiguity surrounding Alvin Kamara's legal matters after he was arrested in Las Vegas during the Pro Bowl.

If Kamara is suspended for any allotment of time, Smith is looking at a depth chart composed of Mark Ingram, Tony Jones Jr., Dwayne Washington, and Devine Ozigbo.

Ingram just turned 32. Jones was a UDFA in 2020 and bombed in his lone start in 2021. Washington has been on the roster for four seasons and has totaled 47 carries.

It's not far-fetched to think that Smith is going to have a role on an ascending Saints offense sooner rather than later. He would hardly be the first UDFA success story to come out of New Orleans ie. Khiry Robinson, Chris Ivory, and Pierre Thomas.
6 days ago
Tony Jones Jr. Note
Tony Jones Jr. photo 114. Tony Jones Jr. (vs . CAR)
Devine Ozigbo Note
Devine Ozigbo photo 162. Devine Ozigbo (vs . CAR)
Dwayne Washington Note
Dwayne Washington photo 184. Dwayne Washington (vs . CAR)
Adam Prentice Note
Adam Prentice photo 186. Adam Prentice (vs . CAR)