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  Mark Ingram IIM. Ingram
RB - BAL
Mark Ingram II
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
at PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 22# 38-
Best Rank# 16# 30-
Worst Rank# 34# 50-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at HOU at PHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs HOUThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att35.537.5
Rush Yds198135.5
Rush TD12
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total2.95.6-
Avg Game2.92.8-
Avg Projection9.95.6-
Week 12.94.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor63 F, Clear-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Mark Ingram IIM. Ingram
RB - BAL
Mark Ingram II
Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CLE
10 rush, 29 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
14 rush, 39 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at HOU at PHI
Week 3 vs. KC at BUF
Week 4 at WAS vs. NYG
Week 5 vs. CIN at WAS
Week 6 at PHI at SF
Week 7 vs. PIT vs. CHI
Week 8BYE WEEK at MIA
Week 9 at INDBYE WEEK
Week 10 at NE vs. SEA
Week 11 vs. TEN at TB
Week 12 at PIT vs. SF
Week 13 vs. DAL at ARI
Week 14 at CLE vs. NE
Week 15 vs. JAC vs. NYJ
Week 16 vs. NYG at SEA
Week 17 at CIN vs. ARI
Player Projections Comparison
  Mark Ingram IIM. Ingram
RB - BAL
Mark Ingram II
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
at PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts11.29.0
Rush Yards53.232.6
Rush TDs0.50.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions1.71.6
Rec Yards13.712.5
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.95.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Mark Ingram IIM. Ingram
RB - BAL
Mark Ingram II
Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
2020 Points 
Week 12.94.3
Week 21.3
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total2.95.6
Average2.92.8
Player Targets Comparison
  Mark Ingram IIM. Ingram
RB - BAL
Mark Ingram II
Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
2020 Targets 
Week 101
Week 230
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
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Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Mark Ingram IIM. Ingram
RB - BAL
Mark Ingram II
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
at PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Mark Ingram busted in a big way in Week 2. However, I think he just got unlucky. He led the team in carries with 10, and J.K. Dobbins just happened to get a pair of rushing touchdowns on his seven carries. You should gIve Ingram another week and leave him in your lineup. I expect him to rebound a bit in what should be a closer game. 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
I wasn't expecting Mark Ingram to get just 10 carries in Week 1, but that's where he ended up as J.K. Dobbins siphoned 7 targets and scored two touchdowns. I still see Ingram as the better option, for the time being, although this can be a great matchup for both players. The Texans' defense allowed Clyde Edwards-Helaire to finish with 138 rush yards in his rookie debut. With so many players involved in this rushing offense, it's tough to depend on Ingram as more than a low-end RB2, but he's a fine start this week in a plus matchup. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
There will be some major reactions to this backfield after we saw the touches go Ingram 10, Dobbins 7, and Edwards 4 in Week 1, but how much can we really take from it when the Ravens stomped the Browns 38-6? Well, more than you'd think. The Ravens were continually running away with games last year, and through 15 games, there was just one game where Ingram totaled less than 10 touches. Not surprisingly, that one week was a game the Ravens won 49-13. The following week, they played against the Texans where Ingram totaled 16 touches in a 41-7 win. We knew Dobbins would cut the legs off his potential ceiling, but his floor is in jeopardy, especially when he doesn't score. The Texans are a team to attack with running backs, though. They've allowed 18 running back touchdowns over their last 17 games (10 rushing, 8 receiving). Losing D.J. Reader up the middle of the field is a crushing blow and we saw rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire crush them for 138 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut last week. Here are the touches by running backs in each of their eight games since their Week 10 bye last year (most recent first): 34, 33, 25, 25, 28, 35, 40, 30. That's a lot of touches to go around. My guess would be that Ingram gets back into the 12-14 touch range, which allows him to be played as a high-end RB3. Dobbins himself should get close to Ingram, though I still believe he's second in line when the game is close. Totaling just seven touches in a game hardly suggests you're a weekly play, even if two of those touches were for touchdowns. He's a risky RB3/4 who'd benefit if the game gets out of hand.We knew it would be a timeshare, and though I said that Brown would have a larger role than most expected, no one guessed he'd lead the team with 21 touches. By comparison, there were just three games last year where Todd Gurley totaled 21 touches. We heard Sean McVay say he wanted to steal pages out of Kyle Shanahan's book, and he did just that in Week 1 as his running backs combined for a massive 39 touches in a win over the Cowboys. The Eagles run defense is going to be a much tougher test. Sure, they allowed two rushing touchdowns to Peyton Barber, but they've now allowed just 3.59 yards per carry since the start of the 2019 season. Running backs have combined to average just 24.6 touches per game against them. That's an issue for a three-headed monster. They've allowed just three running backs to top 66 rushing yards over their last 17 games. Brown did get both of the team's carries inside the five-yard line, so he's the most likely to score a touchdown, and he's also the one who led the team in targets (4). If you're starting one, it's him, though this matchup is a headache for running backs. Consider him a touchdown-reliant RB3. Akers was the clear No. 2 ahead of Henderson but did nothing to separate himself. Akers should be considered a volatile RB4 until further notice, but if McVay takes a page out of Shanahan's book, we could have a new leader in the backfield on a week-to-week basis.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Akers struggled in his first game in the NFL and displayed a lot of the poor habits that he developed in college that caused me to keep him down my draft board in the spring. He averaged a mere 2.8 YPC and he doesn't appear ready to take over this backfield from Brown any time soon. With that being said, Akers still saw 14 carries in last week's game, which is hard to ignore. Akers is a low-end RB4 this week based on his role in this offense and the matchup against a stout Eagles defense.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Ingram had a very quiet week with just 10 carries for 29 yards. The bad news is that no Ravens running back was on the field for more than 40 percent of the team's snaps, but the good news is the Texans were 22nd against fantasy backs in Week 1. Ingram II is a dicey RB2 due to usage concerns. 
John Hesterman
Dynasty League Football
Ingram's workload should remain under close surveillance moving forward. In 15 contests last season, Ingram's carry count only dipped below 12 on two occasions. Only seeing 10 carries in a game in which they maintained a commanding lead is concerning. Watching rookie J.K. Dobbins take the goal line duties is also worrisome. Ingram's involvement should be monitored closely going forward.