Alvin Kamara, however missed the Week 2 game this season due to rib injury he sustained in the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons.
Alvin Kamara : Injury | Week 4 | Touchdowns fantasy
Kamara is an American football running back for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL).
|July 25, 1995
|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
|215 lb (98 kg)
|Norcross (Norcross, Georgia)
|2017 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67
He played college football at the University of Tennessee after transferring from Hutchinson Community College and was drafted by the Saints in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He was named the NFL Rookie of the Year in 2017, has been a Pro Bowler in all five of his NFL seasons, and is a two-time second-team All-Pro.
In 2020, Kamara became the second player in NFL history to score six rushing touchdowns in a single game, tying Ernie Nevers.
Alvin Kamara injury
Fantasy managers were justifiably panicked in Week 1 as Kamara received only 12 touches in a tight game against the Atlanta Falcons.
After averaging 102 total yards per game through his first five years, Kamara produced only 46 yards against a bottom-feeding foe.
Everything made more sense after the game when head coach Dennis Allen announced Kamara had suffered a rib injury that limited his availability.
Although Allen expressed he believed Kamara would be able to play Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Saints certainly hedged their bets in their actions.
They signed a familiar face to their practice squad: Latavius Murray. Murray spent the last two seasons with the Saints but didn’t make the final roster entering 2022.
Kamara’s injury status didn’t seem to concern him after the game. He said he’d be good to go moving forward despite not being on the field late against Atlanta.
Though he was a limited participant at Wednesday’s practice, Kamara was present but did not participate in Thursday’s practice that was open to the media.
Alvin Kamara week 4
The New Orleans Saints announced Week 4 inactives and Alvin Kamara is officially INACTIVE for their matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.
Kamara was listed as questionable this week due to a rib injury. He was limited in practice throughout the week and tested the injury during warmups and is unable to take the field today.
Kamara isn’t off to the season he was hoping for. He has 24 carries for 100 yards through two games this season. Kamara has been targeted 11 times and has five receptions for 19 additional yards.
He is usually a running back that dominates on the ground and in the receiving game, but it hasn’t exactly panned out yet. Backup quarterback Andy Dalton will be the starter on Sunday as Jameis Winston has been ruled out for the game.
With Kamara missing this game, it will be Mark Ingram and Latavius Murray that will be the primary running backs in the offense. Ingram will likely be the starter seeing as he typically serves as Kamara’s backup.
I think Ingram is worth a dart throw flex play from the expected workload, but I’d leave Murray on the bench.
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara won a lot of fantasy championships this week with his huge, six-touchdown performance vs. the Minnesota Vikings on Friday.
One of those lucky beneficiaries just so happened to be the Baylen Brees, the son of Saints quarterback Drew Brees, as he told reporters on Monday.
Kamara went off in the 52-33 win over Minnesota, rushing 22 times for 155 yards and six scores while adding three receptions for 17 yards. It was a legendary performance.
And hey, if it also helps the quarterback’s son win a fantasy title, that’s just gravy. It’s never a bad idea to keep the QB1 happy.
Kamara wasted no time finding the end zone as he scored arguably his most impressive touchdown of the night on New Orleans’ first drive of the afternoon.
With 12:11 on the clock in the opening quarter, he took a first-down handoff from Drew Brees 40 yards to the house to kick off the scoring.
Kamara was able to net one more score in that first quarter and then found the end zone for a third time just prior to halftime.