Hill gets involved on the ground
Taysom Hill had more carries than completions last game. Now, let’s also consider the fact that New Orleans didn’t need him to pass in order to win. They won 31-3 regardless of Hill’s weak passing performance.
For Hill, he’s had ten or more carries in both the games that he has started this season.
With both Hill and Murray involved heavily in the running game, Kamara’s usage has taken a nosedive as both those two have accumulated double-digit carries in both games that Hill’s started.
There’s no reason to believe the Saints’ strategy will change until Brees returns either.
Payton chose Hill as his starter and is now playing to his strength as a dual-threat quarterback. Now, whether or not the Saints’ playstyle with Hill and a run-heavy gameplan is sustainable is another question in itself.
Kamara is still a star, but with Hill in the backfield, he’s far from the same dynamic player.