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Mark Ingram II

Mark Ingram II

RB - BAL
Height: 5' 9"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 30College: AlabamaDrafted: #28 (1st Rd. by New Orleans)

Week 3 Outlook

KC @ BAL
Mon 8:15pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) RB #24
Projection 9.5 pts

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Ingram was a popular fade after J.K. Dobbins' strong Week 1 showing. But to those who were paying attention, it remained clear that Ingram was still the lead back in this offense, as he led the team's running backs in touches (which he did again in Week 2). His minimal passing-game usage caps his upside in PPR formats, but in what should be a high-scoring game between the Ravens and Chiefs, I like his odds of finding the end zone and returning RB2 value.

Ingram took back the reigns as the lead option in this backfield last week and was able to produce even with his limited workload. Dobbins wasn't a factor last week and Ingram should see even more work this week in a matchup where it's going to be close right up until the very end. In a matchup that promises to be high-scoring, Ingram's a solid RB2 option.

Through two weeks, the touch split in this backfield is Ingram 21, Edwards 14, and Dobbins 10. The snaps are somewhat similar with Ingram leading the way with 48, Edwards 46, and Dobbins 43. It seems like Ingram is the one who they'll play the most when the game is close, Edwards is the closer, while Dobbins does everything in between, though that role has only led to 10 opportunities through two weeks. If he hadn't scored those two touchdowns in Week 1, he would be a running back with 83 total yards through two weeks. His role should continue to grow as the weeks go on, but he's a risky start at this moment. The Chiefs are a matchup to attack with running backs, as they've allowed 19 different running backs finish as the RB26 or better over their last 18 games. During last year's meeting, Mark Ingram exploded for 103 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries and chipped in four receptions for 32 yards. That was the second-highest number of carries he had all season. His other two highest totals came against the Steelers and Patriots, so it's obvious they trust him in competitive situations, which this game will be. Ingram should be in lineups as a solid RB2 for this game with a good shot to score at least once. Dobbins is someone I understand the 'want' to play him more than I understand the process. He's a risky RB3/4 option who will disappoint if he doesn't score. Edwards will have a bigger role if they blow out the Chiefs, but we're not expecting that, so he's not a recommended fantasy option.

The Ravens have been a frustrating RBBC, Ingram should have RB2 value at home against a Chiefs team that is 18th against fantasy running backs.

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