The Facts: Mark Ingram's four-game suspension to start the 2018 season will put the bulk of the rushing responsibilities on the legs of Kamara. When asked if he'd be OK taking 15 more carries a game, a tactic HC Sean Payton shot down as a "mistake," Kamara was unbothered by that prospect. "From the beginning, I've said, 'Whatever I have to do,'" Kamara said. "I trust Sean and I trust our coaches. So however it unfolds, we'll just handle it like that."
Diehards Line:As NFL.com's Jeremy Bergman suggests, it will be hard for Kamara to outdo his rookie year, at least in terms of balance. The back rushed for 728 yards on 120 carries in 2017 -- that's a league-high 6.1 YPA clip -- but recorded even more receiving yards (826) on 81 receptions and 100 targets. With Ingram out for a quarter of the season, it remains to be seen whether Kamara's balance will shift more toward running the ball. According to New Orleans Advocate staffer Joel Erickson, a bump to 14 or 15 carries per game seems like the obvious play with Ingram out of action.