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Alvin Kamara doesn’t carry injury designation for Week 14 vs. Jets

The Saints should get their best offensive weapon back against the Jets.

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) runs during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Caesars Superdome.  Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Friday update: Kamara doesn’t carry an injury designation for Week 14, meaning the Saints will have their best offensive player back Sunday against the Jets. The running back missed four games with a knee sprain.

Thursday update: Kamara again got in a full practice and is looking like a full go against a bad Jets defense this week.

Wednesday update: Kamara was able to get a full practice in on Wednesday, backup up the earlier news that he will return this week against the Jets.

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is set to return in Week 14 to take on the New York Jets, per Jeff Duncan. Kamara last played in Week 9 when he injured his knee against the Falcons. He’s been able to get in multiple limited practices and appeared close to returning last week, so he should be as close to fully ready as he can be at this point in the season.

Mark Ingram has been leading the way, but he can’t compare to Ingram’s ability. The Saints very much need Kamara’s ability on the ground and through the air, as they just lost Deonte Harris to a suspension and are weak across the board offensively.

Fantasy Football implications

Kamara probably won’t see the workload he had been before his injury, but I’d expect him to be the lead back and see 15-20 touches against a weak Jets defense. Start him as normal.