As the 2019 fantasy football season nears, it's time to examine players who could make or break your fantasy team. Here's a look at Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram and his fantasy outlook for the season ahead.
Greg Roman takes over as offensive coordinator after two years as a Baltimore assistant. In his six seasons as coordinator with the Niners and then Bills, Roman’s offenses ran on 49.8 percent of plays. That would have ranked second-most run-heavy in the league last year. And the Ravens ran 61.4 percent of the time after Lamar Jackson took over. Ingram arrives to take over the lead-back role in an offense that should be the favorite to be the league’s most run-heavy in 2019.
Size: 5'9", 215
Bye Week: 8
Ingram will get lots of work, and the Lamar Jackson threat will help his rushing efficiency. The passing is a question mark, adding some risk.
FANTASY VALUE PICK
Ingram has eclipsed half of the offensive snaps for his team only once since 2014 and played in 16 games just twice in that time. However, the Ravens led the league in rushing attempts (547) last season. Do we get the Ingram who was used in a career-low 33.3 percent of snaps last year (he was suspended for the first four games) or the career-high 55 percent of 2017? He hasn’t been overworked in his career and can be drafted at the tail end of the RB2s with a great chance to finish better than that with the run-heavy Ravens.
Season Projections for 2019
251 carries, 1,054 yards, 9 rushing TDs; 28 receptions, 196 yards, 0 receiving TDs