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Report: Alvin Kamara trending toward not playing on TNF Week 13 vs. Cowboys

We break down the news that Saints RB Alvin Kamara is listed as questionable for Week 13

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Thursday update: The current expectation is that Kamara will not play, per Pro Football Talk. This isn’t official of course, but there have been rumblings pointing that way the last couple days. If he does end up suiting up, caution in fantasy is warranted. Mark Ingram should be a full go and lead the way if Kamara is out.

Wednesday update: Kamara is listed as questionable for Thursday night after getting in limited practices this week. There haven’t been any reports on his likely availability, so we’re still in the dark, but he is close to returning. Mark Ingram was taken off the injury report and is ready to go as the lead back if Kamara can’t play.

Tuesday update: Kamara got in a second straight limited workout. Being at practice is a big enough deal, but his status remains at least somewhat uncertain, according to Nick Underhill.

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was listed as a limited participant on Monday ahead of the team’s Thursday Night Football matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. The multi-time Pro Bowl running back has been out with a knee injury and returned to the practice field on Sunday.

Having Kamara back on the field is positive news for New Orleans, who has been without its star running back for the last three games. Kamara was last in action in Week 9, a 27-25 loss to the rival Atlanta Falcons where he took 13 carries for 50 yards and a score. The Saints initially turned to backup Mark Ingram to fill the gap but he’s been dealing with a knee injury of his home and was held out of last week’s Thanksgiving Day loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy football implications

Fantasy managers who have been chomping at the bit to insert Kamara back into their lineups should be cautious this week. It’s unknown if he’ll be near 100% if he does suit up on Thursday so keep tabs on his status on Tuesday.