Is Alvin Kamara playing this week? (Latest update for Buccaneers vs. Saints in NFL Week 4)

The latest update on New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara.
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara.
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara. / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara will make his return to the team’s lineup in Week 4 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Kamara was suspended for the first three games of the 2023 season, but the Saints have fared well without him, going 2-1. 

Alvin Kamara status for Week 4 game vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kamara is expected to make his season debut in Week 4 against the Bucs. He should have a big role with fellow running back Jamaal Williams currently on injured reserve. 

Best Alvin Kamara prop bet for Week 4 vs. Bucs

Alvin Kamara anytime touchdown scorer

With Derek Carr’s status up in the air, the Saints could be displaying a run-heavy scheme in Week 4. 

Kamara would likely be at the forefront of that, and he’s dominated in his first game of the season in previous years. 

With Williams out, Kamara will likely be the team’s goal-line back, although he could get vultured by Taysom Hill. Still, I think the Saints rely on Kamara and the ground game against a Bucs team on a short week. 

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When is Alvin Kamara coming back?

After missing the first three games because of his suspension, Kamara is set to return in Week 4. 

New Orleans Saints next 5 opponents

  • New England Patriots, Sunday, Oct. 8
  • Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 15
  • Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Oct. 19
  • Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 29
  • Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 5

New Orleans Saints injury report

  • Derek Carr – Questionable
  • Paulson Adebo – Out
  • Cesar Ruiz – Out
  • Jordan Howden – Out
  • Foster Moreau – Questionable

Tampa Bay Buccaneers injury report

  • Devin White – Questionable
  • Carlton Davis – Questionable
  • Jamel Dean – Out
  • Derrek Pitts – Out
  • Calijah Kancey – Out
  • Vita Vea – Questionable
  • SirVocea Dennis – Out

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