After what seemed to have been 10 years, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram finally started making a legitimate impact in the fantasy football stratosphere. In what has always been a running back by committee backfield, the Saints running back situation was finally getting sorted out.
Mark Ingram had led the team in carries in both weeks 1 and 2, averaging a whopping 5.95 yards per carry. He received a combined 24 carries in the team’s first two games and all of the goal line carries which is very notable in a high powered offense such as the Saints. He scored 3 touchdowns for them while assuming the goal line role. Things were looking up until Ingram suffered a broken hand which will sideline the Alabama product for at least a month.
This will mean a heightened workload for both the highly-talented Khiry Robinson, as well as the excellent pass-catching back Pierre Thomas. Robinson is the better pick up of the two as he is the better runner, thus will receive most of the carries Ingram was in line to get. Don’t be shocked if usual return man Traveris Cadet also factors into the mix, either.