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Alvin Kamara

Alvin Kamara

25-Year-Old Running BackRB

New Orleans Saints




$Signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the Saints in September of 2020.

Potentially exposed to COVID-19

October 3, 2020

Kamara was one of four players who sat near Michael Burton, who tested positive for COVID-19, on the plane ride to Detroit on Saturday, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk reports. He’s among seven players who underwent supplemental COVID-19 testing.

ANALYSIS
The Saints learned late Saturday that Burton tested positive after arriving in Detroit. Kamara and seven other players who were near Burton are awaiting test results, according to the report. With the news of Burton’s positive test, it’s possible that Sunday’s game between the Saints and Lions could be postponed to Monday or Tuesday, or moved past Week 4.

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See red zone opportunities inside the 20, 10 and 5-yard lines along with the percentage of time they converted the opportunity into a touchdown.

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How do Alvin Kamara’s 2020 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.


Avg Depth of Target

0.2 Yds

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This Week’s Opposing Pass Defense

How does the Lions pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?


The bars represents the team’s percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.

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Overall QB Rating Against

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Measurables Review
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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.



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Kevin Payne believes Baltimore wide receiver Marquise Brown is in a great spot to rebound against Washington after last week’s dismal effort against the Chiefs.

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2 days ago

With the Raiders running low on healthy pass catchers, Darren Waller should see a ton of targets Sunday against the Bills, making him a solid play for both tournaments and cash games.

Exploiting the Matchups: Week 4 Start/Sit

3 days ago

Steady but unspectacular so far, DeVante Parker now lands in a blow-up spot against the injury-riddled Seattle secondary.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 4 Deep Dive

3 days ago

Ilango Villoth goes deep into the free-agent pool to find upside adds who could pay off down the road, if not this week.

NFL Game Previews: Week 4 Matchups

3 days ago

Erik Siegrist previews Week 4 in the NFL as Carson Wentz and the Eagles head west to San Francisco still looking for their first victory.



Past Fantasy Outlooks




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.

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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Monster receiving performance

September 27, 2020

Kamara rushed just six times for 58 yards, but corralled 13 receptions (14 targets) for 139 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s 37-30 loss to the Packers.

September 21, 2020

Kamara rushed 13 times for 79 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night’s 34-24 loss to the Raiders. He also caught all nine of his targets for 95 yards.

Finds end zone twice in win

September 13, 2020

Kamara carried the ball 12 times for 16 yards and a touchdown and caught five of eight targets for 51 yards and a second TD in Sunday’s 34-23 win over the Buccaneers.

Locks in massive extension

September 12, 2020

Kamara signed a five-year, $75 million extension Saturday which includes just over $34 million in guarantees, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Nearing contract extension

September 8, 2020

Kamara and the Saints are “extremely close” to coming to terms on a contract extension, which is expected to be finalized before New Orleans’ season opener Sunday versus the Buccaneers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.




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Saints fullback Michael Burton gets positive COVID-19 test result after team arrives in Detroit, reports say

Saints fullback Michael Burton gets positive COVID-19 test result after team arrives in Detroit, reports say