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Alvin Kamara 2021 Fantasy Football Tip: Will Drew Brees’ Retirement Hurt Saints RB?

Posted: Jun 1, 2021Last updated: Jun 10, 2021

Juan Carlos Blanco offers his Alvin Kamara 2021 Fantasy Football Tip. See our full 2021 fantasy football draft coverage.

Alvin Kamara 2021 Fantasy Football Tip

Alvin Kamara 2020 Fantasy Football Recap

Alvin Kamara 2020 Fantasy Football Ranking (PPR)

11th Overall, RB1 (per FantasyPros)

Alvin Kamara 2020 Stats:

  • 187 carries
  • 932 yards
  • 16 rushing touchdowns
  • 5.0 yards per rush
  • 83 receptions
  • 756 yards
  • 5 receiving touchdowns
  • 9.1 YPC
  • 15 games

Alvin Kamara 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Kamara is slated to operate with either Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill under center in 2021, and the reality is both players may ultimately see time as the starting quarterback as the season unfolds.

The running back’s value will argue be highest when Winston is at the controls for a number of reasons. The 2015 first overall pick’s ability to get the ball downfield should keep defenses honest to a degree, he’s less likely to vulture red-zone scoring opportunities with his legs as compared to Hill.

Of course, head coach Sean Payton could make the ground game and safe passes to Kamara a priority given Winston’s extensive, troubled history with turnovers. Naturally, even with a presumably healthy Thomas, Kamara should remain a focal point of the offense under any scenario, especially with the receiver depth chart behind Thomas replete with unproven options and veteran tight end Jared Cook also having signed with the Chargers this offseason.


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Alvin Kamara 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Value (PPR)

Even with what will almost certainly be another sub-200-carry workload, Kamara naturally remains an elite, highly coveted piece, especially in full PPR formats. He’s a top-5 fantasy football draft selection once again, considering his receiving role doesn’t require an extremely accurate passer and the fact he boasts an expansive red-zone presence that saw him log a whopping 62 targets inside the 20 last season.

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Juan Carlos Blanco

Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports since 1997 and actively writing about the fantasy sports and sports betting industries since 2015 for multiple websites. He has covered a wide variety of professional sports leagues, including the NFL, MLB, NBA, CFL, Arena Football League, Alliance of American Football, XFL, NPB and KBO. He was the recipient of the FSWA's 2016 Newcomer of the Year award for his work with RotoWire.

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