Typically, you would not find Kamara on a list like this. For Kamara to exceed expectations, he would have to explode for some unheard of numbers, right? Wrong. With Taysom Hill, Kamara has barely been a viable option at all in either game.
Both rushing and receiving, it seemed like Kamara took a backseat to Murray and Thomas when Taysom Hill took control of the offense. It even got to the point where we were talking about benching Kamara in fantasy because he wasn’t a good option.
This game changed that perception — a little.
Kamara rushed 15 times, that was the most out of any Saint on Sunday. He took those 15 rushes for a team-high 88 yards and a rushing touchdown. This was the first time Kamara’s lead the team in rushing since Week 8 against the Bears.
He still wasn’t an option in the passing game catching two passes for nine yards, but we should see an uptick in that once Drew Brees comes back. For now, let’s just rejoice in seeing Kamara explode for a “normal” Kamara game.