3. Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray combine for fewer than 60 rushing yards
Not everything was going to be positive about the New Orleans Saints as that would be an injustice to you, our readers. Upon evaluating what both teams are bringing to the table in this matchup, it is hard to get excited if you are a fantasy football owner that owns Alvin Kamara.
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Kamara is two weeks off of what was one of the best games of his professional career thus far but has still left more to be desired on the ground. After rushing for 97 yards in Week 1, Kamara has not eclipsed the 70 yard-mark once but has rushed for 69 yards the last two games.
Weeks 2 and 4 were especially slow for Kamara as he had 60 and 89 yards from scrimmage, respectfully, in those contests. Aside from that Week 3 showcase, Kamara has not been the elite top-five running back that we know he could be.
Part of the reason is a lack of touches (has not carried the ball more than 17 times a game) and another part is the changing of the tide on offense.
Regardless of what the reasoning is, the trend is going to continue in Week 5. The New Orleans Saints are coming up against a Bucs team that ranks first in the league in rushing yards allowed.
Tampa Bay only allows 59.2 rushing yards per game, mostly in part due to their extremely talented linebacker unit, and we are going to see more of the same on Sunday.
Kamara is going to be a threat in the passing game but not as a ball carrier, and neither will Latavius Murray. Kamara will finish with somewhere around 41 yards while Murray will get another 15 or so, combining for fewer than 60 yards.