College: Tennessee | 4 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 7/25/1995
2020 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 209.02
Avg Pts: 13.06
Rank: 6 RB
|Week 1||15.50||Alvin Kamara 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)|
. . . Alvin Kamara 4 yd rushing TD
Alvin Kamara 8 receptions (4.00 pts)
Alvin Kamara 55 rush and rec yds (5.50 pts)
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara spoke to the media earlier Monday and offered more details about his injury-plagued 2019 season. Kamara said he "tore his knee' in Week 5 against Jacksonville last year and that he had to deal with it the rest of the season. The 25-year-old didn't require surgery, though he spent the entire offseason rehabbing the knee and said he feels healthy now. Kamara finished as the RB16 in PPR formats despite dealing with the knee and ankle injuries. Coming into 2020 a bit leaner after adopting a plant-based diet, Kamara is poised to have the best season of his career in a contract year. He should be a top-five pick in both formats and could be taken as early as the third pick in PPR leagues.
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara told reporters Monday, Aug. 10, that he 'tore his knee' in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and 'was dealing with it the whole season.' He also added that it did not require surgery, but he spent a lot of time in the offseason rehabbing it.
Fantasy Spin: Kamara dealt with ankle, knee and back issues last season, so suffice it to say it is amazing he only missed two games and still finished as the RB9 in PPR leagues. All indications are that he is back to 100 percent and ready to resume his usual role as a devastating all-purpose weapon out of the backfield. He should be strongly considered as a top-five pick and has overall RB1 upside.
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara could be closer to earning a bigger paycheck after the Tennessee Titans recently reached a four-year, $50 million deal with Derrick Henry. Despite dealing with various injuries and being without Drew Brees for part of the 2019 season, the 24-year-old still finished with a respectable 797 yards and five touchdowns off of 171 attempts (14 games). He also added 533 yards and 81 catches as a receiver. With the former third-round pick seemingly healthy heading into the 2020 campaign, he is still worth a top-five fantasy pick in the majority of leagues.
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was featured in a workout video posted on social media by Dr. Sharif Tabbah of Athletix Rehab and Recovery, a facility located in Miami, Florida. This isn't the first video that Kamara has been highlighted in over the last few months, and it's a good sign that he is back on track after battling ankle, knee, and back injuries throughout 2019. Even with his nagging ailments, the 24-year-old still had a decent season despite taking a step back in several statistical categories. Though his preseason ranking has him behind Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott, and Derrick Henry (in most cases), he has a legitimate shot of exceeding expectations. The Saints also have one of the best offensive lines in the league, and with Drew Brees back under center, Kamara could make some noise on the fantasy end.
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara's 5.9 rush attempts per broken tackle in 2019 was the best rate among qualified rushers, and his 29 broken tackles were tied for the third most.
Fantasy Spin: Kamara's numbers slipped overall last season as he battled some nagging injuries and missed a couple of games, but he remained elusive when the ball was in his hands. More importantly, he still finished as a RB1 in PPR formats. He is one of the most versatile backs in the NFL, and if he is back to 100 percent, he could easily finish as a top-five fantasy option at his position.
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara stepped up in pass protection, made defenders miss whether he was in open space or in barely any space at all and ran through tackle attempts by people who had 70 pounds on him, according to running backs coach Joel Thomas.
Fantasy Spin: Kamara's numbers slipped a bit due to nagging back, knee and ankle injuries. He was still ninth in PPR fantasy points despite missing two games. He suffered in non-PPR formats, though, as he ranked just 15th. For a down year, that's not so bad. He remains a top-five option in PPR, but if you're in non-PPR formats, you might consider safer options that high.
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara 'played through a lot' in 2019, according to running backs coach Joel Thomas, who said Kamara dealt with knee, ankle and back injuries. Thomas also went on to say 'Kamara's 75 percent is a lot of people's 100 percent' and that was why he continued to play as much as he did.
Fantasy Spin: The back issue seemed to pale in comparison to his ankle and knee injuries. It took until mid-March before he said he was fully healthy. There is no question Kamara was not himself last season and every reason to believe he'll bounce back in a big way in 2020. Owners should be thrilled to land him if he begins to slide a bit in the first round of fantasy drafts.
New Orleans Saints running backs coach Joel Thomas said that running back Alvin Kamara played through knee, ankle and back injuries in 2019. Despite missing two games and playing hurt for much of the year, Kamara had 171 carries for 797 yards (4.7 yards per carry) and five touchdowns, adding 81 receptions for 533 yards and one touchdown through the air. His six overall touchdowns were disappointing for his fantasy owners, but it makes sense why his numbers were down slightly last season. But Kamara still managed to finish as a low-end RB1, and he should bounce back, especially in the TD department, with better health behind one of the better offensive lines in football. Consider the 24-year-old (25 in July) a safe top-six fantasy running back.
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara has been working out with Dr. Sharif Tabbah of Athletix Rehab & Recovering, located in the Miami, Florida area. The 24-year-old, who has yet to sign an extension of his rookie contract, was relegated to playing just 14 games in 2019 as a result of a leg injury, while also accumulating a career-low six total touchdowns. With the former Tennessee Volunteer seemingly 100 percent and looking for big money in 2020, he will have extra incentive to produce, potentially surpassing his production from last year.
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara was targeted only 11 times (seven receptions) and did not score a touchdown with those opportunities in 2019 after registering 20 catches and scoring three times on his 25 red zone targets in 2018.
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara said his leg was 75 percent healthy last season, but that he's now back to 100 percent. Kamara was somewhat of a disappointment in 2019, and playing at less than 100 percent probably had something to do with it. He ran the ball 171 times for 797 yards and a career-low five rushing touchdowns. He only scored once through the air, too, but he's now caught exactly 81 passes in each of his three seasons in the NFL. With quarterback Drew Brees returning for one more year, Kamara could bounce back in a nice way, and his receiving chops make him a strong RB1 choice despite his underwhelming TD numbers last season.
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (leg) pronounced himself completely healthy Tuesday, March 10, after suggesting his leg was about '75 percent' last season.
Fantasy Spin: Kamara only missed two games with a high-ankle sprain last season, but it was obvious he was nowhere near his usual self for most of the second half of the season. When he is right, he is a PPR monster with 15-plus touchdown upside who is also a lock for 80-plus catches in the Saints' explosive offense. Kamara's lack of counting stats figures to make him a bit of a value pick in 2020 - one capable of rivaling Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley as the best running back in fantasy football.