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Mark Ingram Lands in Ideal Fantasy Value Hole as Ravens Workhorse

It took a couple of seasons, but Mark Ingram will finally get his chance to be a fantasy workhorse in one of the league’s juiciest running back value holes. Coming off a tumultuous season where he was suspended for the first four games, Ingram was forced to share duties with one of the NFL’s most dynamic running backs in Alvin Kamara. Although Ingram still averaged 4.7 yards per carry, he only found the end zone six times during his 12 games. However, Ingram reached 1,000 yards in both 2016 and 2017, showing he most certainly possesses the skill-set and ability to be an every-down fantasy horse. All in all, there was no better landing spot for Ingram on the free agent market than next to Lamar Jackson in this Ravens offense.

It’s borderline comical how run-heavy this Ravens team actually is under Jackson. With him as the starter (from Week 11 on), Baltimore ran the ball 64 PERCENT OF THE TIME. By comparison, the average team runs the ball only 42 percent of the time. It also helps that Greg Roman will be calling the shots, as all of his offenses have ranked in the top ten in rushing yardage and attempts — twice led by mobile QBs in Colin Kaepernick and Tyrod Taylor. Ingram may not get labeled as a great receiver out of the backfield, yet he’s racked up over 45 receptions in three of the last four seasons and should be on the field for the majority of the snaps. Looking at the potential of 250-plus carries, Ingram is an extremely high upside RB2, dripping with RB1 potential in this ground and pound offense.

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