The New Orleans Saints pre-training camp two-deep depth chart
Mark Ingram, Tim Hightower
There’s a common misconception that C.J. Spiller would be the primary backup to Mark Ingram, but that simply isn’t the case. Mark Ingram and Tim Hightower are both power backs, as opposed to Spiller and some others as the motion backs. The Saints rushing attack had tremendous opportunity in 2015, as the league’s 25th-best rushing attack with only 1,491 rushing yards.
Prior to a rotator cuff injury, Ingram was on pace for his first career 1,000-yard rushing season. Even though his rushing yards were down year over year, Ingram added tremendous value for the New Orleans Saints’ top offensive attack by catching 50 receptions for 405 yards. Ingram also increased his yards per carry from 4.6 to 4.9. The Saints rushing attack is built for Ingram.
For Hightower, he remains to be one of the league’s best stories after being out of football for four years. Hightower’s value skyrocketed after Ingram went down in Week 12, and he was a key part in why the Saints won three out of their last four games. Hightower may have even won some of your fantasy football leagues. He’s the insurance policy to Ingram.
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