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Alvin Kamara

Alvin Kamara

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 25College: TennesseeDrafted: #67 (3rd Rd. by New Orleans)

Week 13 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #7
Projection 17 pts


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We're officially panicked with Kamara now that we've seen just three targets over the last two games with Hill under center. Some are wondering if Murray is worth more with Hill under center considering his production in last week's game, though I'm not there just yet. That game was a blowout and keeping Kamara fresh makes a lot of sense. Still, Kamara's value has taken quite the hit, as his weighted opportunity is comparable to guys like Melvin Gordon and Kareem Hunt. The Falcons allow a lot of fantasy production, right? Unfortunately, running backs haven't accounted for too much of it. They've allowed a league-low 25.0 percent of skill-player production go to running backs, while no other team in the league is below 26.6 percent. Teams have realized it's more profitable to throw the ball against the Falcons, and that's why you've seen them face a league-low 17.8 carries per game. That's turned into just 70.0 rushing yards and 0.36 rushing touchdowns per game to running backs. For those doing the math at home, that's just 8.55 fantasy points per game on the ground, which is the lowest mark in the league. There have been six running backs who've totaled at least 33 yards through the air against them, so that's where you'd like to see production. How good have the Falcons been against running backs as a whole? Well, they've allowed just six of them to hit 11.5 PPR points this year, which is tied for the third-fewest in the league. That number is significant because it's the average number of points running backs needed to finish as a top-24 running back in 2019. Because of his decrease workload in the passing game, Kamara is more of a high-end RB2 at this point in time who's in a tough spot here. Don't forget he totaled just 45 yards on 13 carries against them just two weeks ago, though a touchdown salvaged his fantasy day. As for Murray, this matchup is brutal for his skill set, but he has fantasy value if he keeps getting the 12-plus carries he's gotten in the two games with Hill. Murray should be considered a mid-tier RB3 that you don't have to play in this game.

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Alvin Kamara (foot) won't carry an injury designation for Week 13

Although being limited at practice all week, Saints star RB Alvin Kamara will not carry an injury designation for Week 13.

Fantasy Impact

Kamara has been battling through a foot injury but appears to be fully healthy for Week 13's matchup with the Falcons. Kamara has felt Drew Brees's absence the most, falling victim to Taysom Hill's rushing ability in the red zone. In Hill's two starts, Kamara has totaled less than 100 scrimmage yards and only one reception. Fantasy managers should be concerned, but you have to roll with talent, and Kamara should be started in all formats.

Lee Wehry - Dec 4, 2020
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 13RB #7RB #5RB #1517
Rest of Season RB #4RB #2RB #73
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Projections (Week 13)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week54015.2
Last 3 Weeks3812.714.5
Season to Date53.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 12@ DEN54015.2
Week 11vs. ATL451010.5
Week 10vs. SF152727.8
Week 9@ TB401510.9
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Game@ ATL29th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesPHI, KC, MIN20th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)PHI, KC, MIN20th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--25th easiest remaining opponents
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3.Jamie CalandroRB #7
T-4.Andy BehrensRB #11
T-4.Walter CherepinskyRB #16
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