Mark Ingram, RB, Houston Texans

Rumors of Ingram’s demise, at least for one week, appear to be a little overstated. On Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he had 26 carries for 85 yards (with a long of 11 yards) and a touchdown. Phillip Lindsay and David Johnson also scored, by ground and air respectively, but they combined for 11 carries as Ingram was clearly the bell-cow back for the Texans.

Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns is not a great matchup for the Texans’ offense, and the ground game in particular. But if Ingram even gets 15 carries, he”ll have some RB3/flex appeal in 12 and 14-team leagues. Maintaining 15-20 carry volume after that would bring a similar weekly outlook.

Houston’s offense is not lined up to be a fantasy oasis every week, but someone has to get the touches and production. Ingram is rosterable in 12 and 14-team leagues until someone unseats him as the lead back.

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