Mark Ingram, RB, Saints: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Mark Ingram, RB, Saints

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #10 45.87 NO Probable 5 years 26 5'9 215 @MarkIngram22

2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Dec-12-2015 by Shawn Childs


Week 14 DFS Update (12/12): The Saints have placed Ingram on season-ending IR. He has no value in any format.

Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Ingram has seen short rushing attempts (14) in his last two games due an in game injury and game score. His last TD came in Week 7. He has one 100-yard rushing game and five TDs. He averages 18.2 touches per game, while setting career highs in the passing game (46/382). In Week 3. Ingram had 99 combined yards with a TD and five catches vs. the Panthers. Carolina ranks just below the league average defending RBs (11 TDs), while showing some risk defending backs in the passing game (71/571/2). Over the last four games, backs have gained 180 yards rushing (2.4 YPC) with one rushing TD allowed. Ingram will get his touches with upside in the passing game, but his TD production may fall short of daily game winning value.

For the first time in his career, Ingram became Fantasy relevant. He set career highs in carries (226), rushing yards (964), touchdowns (9), catches (29), receiving yards (145) and overall touches (255). Mark did all of this in 13 games with nine starts. He missed three games early in the year due to a fractured thumb. Over his last 10 games, Ingram took 215 touches for 915 yards and six TDs. His finished 15th among running backs in PPR scoring and could have had a chance at a top-10 ranking had he played a full season. In his four-year career, Mark has missed 14 games with only 21 starts in his 50 chances. Late in 2014, he played through a shoulder injury, and he was bothered by a foot injury this June. Ingram is a former first-round draft pick with an improving skill set as the Saints actually threw the ball to him last year. Still, he averaged only 5 yards per catch. I'm torn between his upside and his injury risk. His success last season was created by volume, something he won't have this year if C.J. Spiller stays healthy. In the early draft season, Mark has an ADP of 44 as the 16th RB off the board. I sense about 225 touches for about 1,000 yards and a chance at double-digit TDs. However, his price point and risk tell me to stay away.

2015 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
Expert Mock
August 5th, 2015
3.12 Team Ritchie - Need a bell cow and I think I found one. I trust Ingram this year and believe Brees will throw less and control the clock more. Ingram will get his goal line carries and have a top 10 season, take it to the bank. (Comments Added Thu Aug 13 8:21:52 a.m. ET
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