Mark Ingram Injury Update Clouds Fantasy Outlook Ahead of AFC Divisional Round Game Against Titans

Mark Ingram takes the hand off from Lamar Jackson.
Mark Ingram takes the hand off from Lamar Jackson. / Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Mark Ingram was in the midst of a career year before going down with a calf injury in Week 16. Like the rest of the Baltimore Ravens' key players, Ingram sat out a meaningless Week 17 game, but he hasn't been able to practice in full this week, calling his availability for Saturday's game into question.

The latest injury update suggests Ingram is going to be able to gut it out against the Tennessee Titans, but he might not be at full strength, which does hurt his fantasy value a bit.

Mark Ingram Fantasy Outlook

Assuming he plays, Ingram draws a pretty tough matchup with the Titans. Tennessee is the league's 10th-best run defense, according to Football Outsiders' DVOA metric, and the Titans surrendered the seventh-fewest yards per carry (4.0).

And even if he's active, there's always the risk that he re-aggravates the injury, or plays a more reduced role than we've seen from him this season. If that's the case, then Gus Edwards' fantasy outlook would get a boost.

Accounting for Ingram playing at or near full health, he's the RB2 in our Divisional Round fantasy football rankings. Even in a relatively difficult matchup, he should be safe to use as you normally would. Though if Ingram is a surprise inactive, Edwards would become a top-five option this week.

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