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Alvin Kamara Injury Update Boosts His Fantasy Value With Great Matchup Against Falcons in Week 10

Max Staley
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Alvin Kamara hasn't seen the field since Week 6 due to an ankle ailment, but the latest injury update suggests he's good to go for his Week 10 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.

That's great news for his fantasy owners because a matchup against Atlanta is about as good as it gets.

The Falcons have allowed 31.3 points per game (PPG) this season, which is the third-worst mark in the NFL. They've also allowed the sixth-most yards per play (6.0), the 12th-most rushing yards per game (118.4) and the sixth-most red zone rush attempts (32).

In two games against Atlanta last season, Kamara averaged 144.0 yards from scrimmage while handling an average of 25.5 opportunities (carries plus targets) in those games.

He might not see that level of volume this week if New Orleans opts to ease him back into action, but Kamara is explosive enough to dominate even without seeing a heavy workload.

In Kamara's absence, Latavius Murray has been an absolute workhorse for the Saints, averaging 153.5 yards from scrimmage while averaging 33.0 opportunities across those two games. He could eat into Kamara's workload some, but Murray didn't see nine carries in a single contest over the first six games of the year.

Assuming he's fully healthy, Kamara is primed for a big day in an exploitable Week 10 matchup with the Falcons. He clocks in at RB3 in our Week 10 fantasy football PPR rankings, while Murray checks in at RB27.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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