He’s not as lethal of an actual runner
Alvin Kamara has always been a dynamic, elusive pass-catcher. He’s a dual-threat back that thrives as both a receiver and rusher, but it’s that combo of skills that really makes his numbers pop.
As just a runner, Kamara is underwhelming. He’s been giving carries throughout the last few games, touching the ball 24 times as a rusher.
In that stretch, he’s had just 99 rushing yards to go with those -2 receiving yards. He’s been under 55 yards in each, but to be fair, he doesn’t consistently top 55 yards on the ground despite having ten-plus carries in six games this season.
Hill has led the charge these last two games, and it’s been Latavius Murray who has led the charge on the ground. He’s accumulated 173 yards on 31 attempts, and it’s clear the 6-foot-3 back is the more physical of the two.
Kamara is the more talented back, but if he can’t get into the open field, Murray is almost the more desirable play.