The New Orleans Saints host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10, and they expect some serious reinforcements back from the injury list. Running back Alvin Kamara and tight end Jared Cook both appear on track to play on Sunday.
Kamara was a limited participant at practice on Wednesday, as he continues rehabbing a high ankle sprain. However, Saints head coach Sean Payton said on Thursday, “I fully expect him to be ready to play, and I thought he looked really good yesterday (in practice),” according to beat writer Mike Triplett.
Cook has been dealing with an ankle injury of his own, suffered in Week 6. He missed the team’s Week 7 and 8 games, but the bye week has helped him heal up. He was a full participant in practice on Wednesday.
Fantasy football analysis: Saints RB Alvin Kamara, TE Jared Cook
The big question in Kamara’s return is what this means for Latavius Murray. He moves back into a backup role, and becomes a dicey starting proposition. Triplett thinks Jamaal Williams’ role behind Aaron Jones is a good comp for him.
Josh Hill had been playing in place of Cook, but Hill returns to a much smaller role. It’s been an up-and-down season for Cook, but he does have a touchdown in each of his last two games. With Drew Brees back, maybe he gets back to his strong 2018 ways.