Alvin Kamara
Alvin Kamara
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
New Orleans Saints
2019 Fantasy Outlook
As great as Kamara has been through his first two NFL seasons, it's possible he's only scratching the surface of his potential. His carries jumped by more than 60 percent last year without taking anything away from his role in the passing game, resulting in 18 total TDs. The Saints weren't afraid to use him in short-yardage situations (his 16 carries inside the 5 tied for fifth in the league) and the decision to let Mark Ingram walk this offseason and replace him with Latavius Murray suggests Kamara's role on the ground could expand further in 2019. The extra volume did result in lower efficiency, but the third-year back possesses top-shelf elusiveness and speed in the open field, and he consistently runs with toughness. Drew Brees' knack for finding Kamara in space doesn't hurt, either. Some time soon, New Orleans might have to reckon with a decline from its legendary QB, but Kamara will help cushion that blow when it eventually falls. If he joins the 300-touch club, he could take a run at 2,000 scrimmage yards. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.86 million contract with the Saints in June of 2017.
Strong second half in win
RBNew Orleans Saints
September 9, 2019
Kamara rushed 13 times for 97 yards and caught seven of eight targets for 72 yards in Monday night's 30-28 win over the Texans.
ANALYSIS
Kamara got off to a slow start, but progressively made a bigger impact as the game unfolded. Along with a 28-yard run to nearly get him over 100 on the ground, Kamara went for 41 yards on a reception, showing his signature big-play ability in both departments. Although it was backup Latavius Murray who ripped off a 30-yard touchdown Monday, Kamara's 169 yards of offense still made for an impressive season debut, even by his superstar standards.
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How do Alvin Kamara's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
30.8%
 
Positive Run %
92.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
44.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.3
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
20.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
40.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
11.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.22
 
% Team Air Yards
3.8%
 
% Team Targets
20.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
87.5%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.9
 
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Overall QB Rating Against
67.1
 
Cornerbacks
80.3
 
Safeties
71.4
 
Linebackers
56.3
 
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2019 Alvin Kamara Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Alvin Kamara's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The Cone Drill metric is from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
 
Cone Drill*
7.06 sec
 
Vertical Jump
39.5 in
 
Broad Jump
131 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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.
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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Strong in limited action
RBNew Orleans Saints
August 24, 2019
Kamara rushed twice for four yards and caught two of three targets for 29 yards in Saturday's 28-13 preseason win over the Jets.
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Minimal snaps in preseason win
RBNew Orleans Saints
August 18, 2019
Kamara carried the ball four times for 15 yards and failed to catch his only target in Sunday's preseason win over the Chargers.
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Workload won't change much
RBNew Orleans Saints
August 8, 2019
Kamara will have a similar workload in 2019 to that which he had working in tandem with Mark Ingram during his first two pro seasons, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
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Swaps out Ingram for Murray
RBNew Orleans Saints
March 14, 2019
Latavius Murray will replace Mark Ingram as Kamara's complement in the New Orleans backfield, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
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Leading pass catcher in loss
RBNew Orleans Saints
January 20, 2019
Kamara rushed just eight times for 15 yards but brought in 11 of his 13 targets for 96 yards during the Saints' 26-23 overtime loss to the Rams in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. He also recovered a fumble.
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