Wednesday update: Ingram has been removed from the injury report and will play against the Cowboys. Alvin Kamara is questionable and his status will be key for Ingram’s fantasy outlook.
Tuesday update: Ingram got in a second straight full practice on Tuesday and is on track to play on Thursday. He told the media he is 100% healthy, per Nick Underhill. Alvin Kamara is limited and in question, but Ingram seems a lock to play.
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram was listed as a full participant in practice on Monday ahead of the team’s Thursday Night Football matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. The veteran back has been dealing with a knee injury that kept him out of their Thanksgiving Day loss to the Bills last week.
This is positive news for the Saints as it seems like they’ll have their running game back in full force for the prime time matchup. Both he and starting running back Alvin Kamara have been dealing with respective knee injuries, Kamara’s keeping him out for the last three games.
Ingram has been a solid hand since returning to the franchise via trade in late October. He found the end zone for a touchdown against the Titans in Week 10 before running for 88 yards the following week against the Eagles.
Fantasy football implications
The presence of Kamara back in the lineup devalues Ingram’s fantasy value for Thursday night. Still, he could be used in third down and goal line packages, so the allure of him scoring looms.