Mark Ingram has quietly but effectively become one of the more consistent NFL rushers over the last few years. In his last four years, Ingram has averaged 4.8 YPC, which puts him around the highest in the NFL. With the way we saw Gus Edwards perform at the end of last season, I believe that Ingram can flourish even more in 2019.
The Ravens didn’t spend money on Ingram to not use him. The run-first offense of Baltimore fits him perfectly. Mark is also a capable receiver as he’s caught 175 passes over the last four seasons, which comes up to over 40 receptions per season.
Ingram is now 29-years-old, but he hasn’t had a massive workload throughout his career. He’s still very serviceable with plenty of tread left on his tires. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ingram is locked into his biggest touch count, along with yardage and touchdowns, of his career. Gus Edwards ran for 654 yards over the last seven games of the season for the Ravens, but only scored two touchdowns. I’m expecting Mark to do better.
Ingram has a current ADP of 4.02, which is pick two of the fourth round, according to Fantasy Football Calculator. Honestly, I think Ingram has top-10 RB upside in his current situation, and I think taking him in the fourth round would be a complete steal for a potential RB-1. Ingram has the full package and is a playmaker on the field. If he’s available in the fourth round of your fantasy draft, do not hesitate to take the Alabama product. You should enjoy the results.
2019 Stat Projection: 265/1,130/11 rushing and 43/325/3 receiving