Fantasy Football: Top 15 Running Backs To Target In 2016

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#14 Fantasy Football running back Mark Ingram
#14 Fantasy Football running back Mark Ingram. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports /

Fantasy Football Running Backs: #14 Mark Ingram – New Orleans Saints

Fantasy Football owners should be skeptical of Mark Ingram, but if he can stay healthy he can be a fantasy goldmine.  That potential is what keeps him in the top fifteen.  That injury history is what prevents him from being top ten.

Limited Weapons in New Orleans:  The Saints have struggled to hold onto talent over the past couple of seasons due to salary cap issues.  That has resulted in a limited number of weapons for the Saints offense.  That should help make Ingram become more of a focal point.

Will He Stay Healthy?:  The question with Mark Ingram is health.  Can he make it through a full season?  That’s an even bigger question with Ingram primed to be even more of a focus for the offense.  When he is healthy he’s a dangerous weapon, but the most important ability is availability.

Draft Value – 4th Round:  The health questions kill Ingram’s value.  He could easily be a first or second round option if he had a clean bill of health.  If you’re taking Mark Ingram, you’re taking a risk.  Make sure you’ve got a reliable running back on the roster, and you should probably invest in one of the guys backing Ingram up.

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