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Time to buy low on Mark Ingram

Mark Ingram #28 of the New Orleans Saints

Mark Ingram #28 of the New Orleans Saints scores a touchdown and celebrates with Jermon Bushrod #74 against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter during an NFL pre-season football game at the Coliseum. (Aug. 28, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

The fantasy football season is only two weeks old and already there is panic. The expectations were high for Saints running back Mark Ingram and through two games, the statistics aren't there.

Ingram has 27 carries for 91 yards with no receptions or touchdowns. Visions of the Chargers' Ryan Mathews, a rookie disappointment last season, are running through the minds of Ingram owners.

Beyond the stats, Ingram has run well. There hasn't been much space for him to run and the Saints have faced two excellent run defenses in the Packers and Bears. The Saints are also utilizing a committee with Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles in the mix.

Sproles has caught 15 passes, but he has only six carries and is primarily in on passing downs. When the Saints are near the goal line, Ingram gets the carries. Now is the time to buy low on Ingram. The Saints traded up to get him because they believe in him and he's set to see an increased role and score TDs in an excellent offense. It could even happen this week against the Texans.


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