Kamara
Alvin Kamara
Alvin Kamara
Alvin Kamara
Alvin Kamara
23-Year-Old RB
2017 Rush/Rec Stats
2018 Rush/Rec Projections
ATT
120
YDS
728
TD
8
YDS
826
TD
5
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A third-round pick out of Tennessee last year, Kamara joined the Saints with some uncertainty as to his eventual role. Unable to earn a full workload in college despite flashes of brilliance, he seemed stuck behind Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson on the depth chart, and the... read more
A third-round pick out of Tennessee last year, Kamara joined the Saints with some uncertainty as to his eventual role. Unable to earn a full workload in college despite flashes of brilliance, he seemed stuck behind Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson on the depth chart, and there were concerns that the rookie wouldn't be able to stand up to an NFL pounding. One year later, those concerns have all been washed away in the flood of highlight-reel plays Kamara produced. He led running backs in receiving yards and also led the league in percentage of carries that went for at least 15 yards, with 11 such runs on 120 totes (9.2 percent). His presence prevented defenses from keying on Ingram, and the duo became the first RB teammates in history to both top 1,500 scrimmage yards in a season. Kamara displays excellent speed and elusiveness, but it's his change-of-direction skills and world-class acceleration that really set him apart. He can explode into and through even the smallest hole before it closes, and his ability to shift gears, change direction and rev back up in the open field routinely makes defenders look foolish. Ingram is suspended the first four games of the season, and while the Saints say they don't want to increase Kamara's workload too much, it's hard not to get excited for the possibility of what he could do with an additional 5-8 touches per game.
HT: 5'10"   WT: 215 lbs.   DOB: 7/25/1995   College: Tennessee   Drafted: 3rd Rd, #3 Overall in 2017Show Contract
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Alvin Kamara Contract Info:
Signed a four-year, $3.9 million contract with the Saints in June of 2017.
May not see huge workload
RBNew Orleans Saints
May 15, 2018
Saints head coach Sean Payton and running backs coach Joel Thomas both said they don't want to drastically increase Kamara's workload while Mark Ingram is suspended for the first four games of the season, NFL.com's Herbie Teope reports. "I think it would be a disservice to him," Thomas said. "Let's be honest here -- he's excelled with the ratio he's had, whether it's the carries or the combination with the catches, as well. It's almost a number that you want to get to that he's still getting the touches that he's had in the past. But maybe they occur through two, three or four more carries, and two or three less receptions."
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Alvin Kamara NFL Stats
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Alvin Kamara 2017 NFL Game Log
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Snap Counts
  • 2017 Offensive Snaps:
    464
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    44
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
2016
2017
464
44
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   215 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.56 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   7.06 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   32.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   40 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   131 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   15 reps
POOR
New Orleans Saints Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
2018
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  1. Alvin Kamara 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Alvin Kamara 2017 Preseason Outlook
    The Saints have a history of utilizing speedy pass-catching backs in their offense, so when Kamara fell into the third round of this year's draft, the New Orleans front office pounced, trading a second-round pick in 2018 to grab him. At 5-10, 215, Kamara has decent size, but it's his top-end speed and explosiveness that set him apart, making him a threat to take the ball to the end zone any time he gets it in open space. He's also a very good receiver and route runner. His vision is suspect, and he never got a chance to prove he can handle a full workload in college, but with Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson also in the Saints' backfield, he won't be asked to do anything outside of his comfort zone. Kamara's touches as a rookie may be limited, but his per-play efficiency could be off the charts.
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May not see huge workload
RBNew Orleans Saints
May 15, 2018
Saints head coach Sean Payton and running backs coach Joel Thomas both said they don't want to drastically increase Kamara's workload while Mark Ingram is suspended for the first four games of the season, NFL.com's Herbie Teope reports. "I think it would be a disservice to him," Thomas said. "Let's be honest here -- he's excelled with the ratio he's had, whether it's the carries or the combination with the catches, as well. It's almost a number that you want to get to that he's still getting the touches that he's had in the past. But maybe they occur through two, three or four more carries, and two or three less receptions."
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In line for lead role to begin 2018
RBNew Orleans Saints
May 8, 2018
Kamara should lead the Saints' backfield to begin the season following a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network indicating Mark Ingram has been suspended for four weeks.
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Totals 105 yards in divisional-round loss
RBNew Orleans Saints
January 14, 2018
Kamara rushed 11 times for 43 yards while catching four of seven targets for 62 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 29-24 NFC divisional-round loss to the Vikings.
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Scores touchdown in playoff win
RBNew Orleans Saints
January 7, 2018
Kamara finished with 10 rushes for 23 yards and a touchdown, and caught one of three targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 31-26 NFC wild-card win over the Panthers.
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Compiles 283 total yards in loss
RBNew Orleans Saints
December 31, 2017
Kamara rushed nine times for 44 yards and a touchdown, brought in six of seven targets for 84 yards and netted 155 yards and a touchdown on four kickoff returns in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Buccaneers.
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