Mark Ingram Fantasy Outlook Drops With Matchup Against Patriots in Week 9

Stuart Easton
Baltimore Ravens v Pittsburgh Steelers
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Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram has enjoyed a huge season for the rushing-centered Baltimore Ravens offense. Sunday night, though, he may not be able to continue his production against a historically good New England Patriots defense.

On the season, Ingram has 99 carries for 470 yards and a staggering seven touchdowns. He has been the clear lead back and has been benefiting from defenses needing to account for Lamar Jackson's legs (83 carries, 576 yards) as well.

New England's defense is also enjoying a standout fantasy season. Allowing just 7.6 points per game while piling up over three takeaways a game, the Patriots have prevented their opponents from finding the end zone with any regularity. Given that Ingram's touchdown scoring generates such a large chunk of his fantasy points, he could be severely limited in a matchup where the Ravens will be lucky to score two TDs.

On top of all of this is the fact that if the Patriots, who are favored by three points on the road according to FanDuel Sportsbook, get out to an early lead, then Ingram might lose touches as the Ravens turn to the pass.

In terms of real-life football, this game should offer you everything you could ever want between two of the best teams in the AFC. In terms of fantasy football, though, this might not be the ideal game for Mark Ingram owners. Ingram ranks 12th among RBs in PPR fantasy points per game this season, but in a tough matchup he falls to RB17 in our Week 9 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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Stuart Easton is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Stuart Easton also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username stueast13. 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.