NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 04: Running back Mark Ingram #28 of the New Orleans Saints rushes with the ball against the Detroit Lions in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram says he doesn't feel like he has fallen behind despite not being able to practice every day. We break down the fantasy implications.
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram tells WWLTV that he doesn't feel like he has behind even though he hasn't been practicing every day. Ingram has been plagued by injuries since joining the Saints. He had to deal with a bruised right heel and turf toe during his rookie season and had surgeries in the offseason on his toe and to help his right knee. Ingram has rushed for 27 yards so far this preseason but coaches say he's on the right track.
Analysis: It's not clear right now how much of an impact Ingram will have on the Saints offense. The main back fantasy owners will want to target is Darren Sproles but New Orleans will likely try and get its former first-round pick more involved if he is healthy. Right now, fantasy owners should treat Ingram as no more than a No. 3 or No. 4 running back until it becomes clear how involved he will be.
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