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Alvin Kamara listed as questionable for Week 3 vs. Panthers

We break down the news that Alvin Kamara participated in practice all week. What it means for Week 3 and beyond.

Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints reacts on the sidelines during the second half of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Friday afternoon update: After being a limited participant in practice all week, the Saints have officially listed Kamara as questionable ahead of Sunday’s road contest at the Panthers.

Friday update: Alvin Kamara was once again at practice on Friday, per Mike Triplett. It would appear that he will be ready to play this week, but let’s see how he’s listed on the injury report and go fro there before going all in on him.

Thursday update: Alvin Kamara was practicing once again on Thursday, per Nick Underhill. We’ll see if he was limited or not on the practice report, but so far so good for Kamara.

Week 3 of the NFL season will see the New Orleans Saints take on the Carolina Panthers in a divisional NFC South matchup. Running back Alvin Kamara suffered a rib injury last week that saw him miss the team’s Week 2 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Without him on the field, the team turned to veteran backup Mark Ingram in the loss. Good news, Saints fans, Kamara is participating at practice on Wednesday, per ESPN’s Kat Terrell.

Fantasy football implications

If Kamara is active, he will likely start in your lineups. The Panthers' defense has been solid so far this year, but that doesn’t mean they aren't impervious to giving up big fantasy outings. If he is active, Kamara should get the lion's share of the carries on the ground and ample targets in the passing game.

If Kamara misses his second straight game, look for Ingram to be the starter again. New Orleans had added former player Latavius Murray to their practice squad so he could be elevated to help out also. I’d feel comfortable starting Ingram in a flex capacity, but don’t think that Murray could be counted on in his first game back with the team.