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Alvin Kamara questionable with illness ahead of Week 17 vs. Buccaneers

Saints RB is dealing with an illness going into Week 17 vs. the Buccaneers. We break down the news for fantasy football and betting.

Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints walks off the field during a game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on December 21, 2023 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Ric Tapia/Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints heat to Tampa Bay to take on the NFC South leading Buccaneers on Sunday. The Saints chances of making the playoffs are slim, but a win keeps them in the hunt. They do have some concern with their star running back Alvin Kamara though, as he is dealing with an illness. Kamara didn’t practice on Friday with the illness after practicing Wednesday and Thursday. Often players will play through illness, and it sounds like Kamara has a good chance of doing so.

Alvin Kamara injury updates

Friday update: Kamara is officially questionable after missing practice on Friday with an illness.

Fantasy football analysis

If Kamara were to miss, Jamaal Williams and Taysom Hill would see an uptick in work, but neither has much fantasy upside this week. We would likely see the Saints attack the Buccaneers through the air more, as that is their defensive weakness.