Mark Ingram Fantasy Outlook Includes Rock-Solid RB2 Value

Max Staley
Mark Ingram's fantasy football outlook includes rock-solid RB2 value.
Mark Ingram's fantasy football outlook includes rock-solid RB2 value. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Mark Ingram enjoyed one of the most productive seasons of his career during his first year with the Baltimore Ravens. The former Heisman Trophy winner racked up 1,265 yards from scrimmage and 15 total touchdowns, finishing as the RB11 in PPR formats.

While it may be slightly unrealistic to expect another top-10 season from the 30-year-old, he's not being drafted anywhere near where he finished in 2019. That makes him a really safe option this season.

Mark Ingram Fantasy Football Outlook

Ingram is coming off the board with an average draft position (ADP) of RB24, per FantasyPros. The reason for the disconnect between his 2019 finish and his 2020 ADP is likely the man who Ravens picked in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft – J.K. Dobbins.

Though Dobbins will certainly get his chances to shine, concerns about Ingram's volume are likely overblown.

The Ravens ran the ball 596 times last season – that's 98 more carries than the second-place San Francisco 49ers had. This team also broke the NFL's all-time team rushing yardage record in 2019. If anyone can sustain more than one fantasy-relevant RB, it's Baltimore.

Plus, while Ingram's 202 carries through 15 games may look a little low, that had a lot to do with just how dominant Baltimore's offense was. The Ravens' had an average scoring differential of plus-13.7 points per game.

That often left their starters on the bench in the fourth quarter. In fact, Ingram only recorded 38 of his 202 carries in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, 57 of Gus Edwards' 133 carries and 26 of Justice Hill's 58 came in the fourth quarter. It's unrealistic to expect the Ravens to be that dominant again in 2020.

So while Dobbins will eat into some of Ingram's volume, Ingram will still see more than enough work to return solid RB2 value, and he has already proven he has a low-end RB1 ceiling with this team. At his current ADP he's a flat-out steal.

We have him as the RB21 in our 2020 fantasy rankings.

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