2019 Fantasy Football Mark Ingram Player Profile

As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated running backs in standard scoring and points per game leagues.  If you think suspension only makes a player stronger, then this fantasy football Mark Ingram player profile is for you.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but most of the guys at the top are no longer in the league anymore.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best running back value lies.

Fantasy Football Mark Ingram

Standard: 22nd among RBs.  46th overall

PPR: 22nd among RB.  51st overall

Mark Ingram Average Auction Value (AAV) $200 Budget: $23

Stats:

FANTASY SCORING — STANDARD

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 28 121.5 27 10.1
2017 6 214.6 7 14.3
2016 11 177 15 11.8

FANTASY SCORING — PPR

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 32 142.5 28 11.9
2017 6 278 8 17.4
2016 9 217 16 14.5

Overview: Now on the Baltimore Ravens, Mark Ingram is so good at smashing through linemen he should change his first name to “Batter!”

I’ll give you a moment to figure that one out*

However, he is no longer on the high-octane Saints offense, leaving fantasy players to wonder, “should I draft Mark Ingram?”

The good side is that he is transferring to another run-heavy team with a QB who likes to dump it off. If we extrapolate Ingram’s 12-game performance to 16 games (he missed 4 due to suspension) he would have scored 9 TDs and had over 1,300 total yards in 2018. That would have placed him in the middle of the RB2 pack in both standard and PPR. That would be a decent return, this year, for a guy that’s currently being drafted as the 23rd RB off the board.

Now the bad news: Mark Ingram is ***TWENTY-NINE YEARS OLD***. However, he hasn’t missed a game due to injury in the last three seasons. Baltimore is right there with New Orleans in terms of run-blocking efficiency. Plus, there won’t be an Alvin Kamara-level player taking lots of touches away, although Ingram still managed to put up numbers as part of a committee. Not to mention Mark Ingram’s greatest strength has never been speed or taking punishing hits, two things that can lead to an older running back quickly becoming a dud. It’s his ability to shift at the line that sets him apart, which is mainly locked in the confines of his brain, safely away from the clutches of Father Time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx2b1heG6ys

Strategy: Our Mark Ingram Auction Value ($200 Budget): $30

I’m all in on Mark Ingram in the fourth round and would bid up to $30 for him in auctions. I fully expect Ingram to give owners at least an even return on their draft value.

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*Batter Ingram… as in BatterIng ram. It’s this new thing I’ve invented called a “pun” and it’s going to revolutionize the dadjoke industry.