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What to do with Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray in Week 12 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray ahead of the Saints Week 12 matchup against the Broncos.

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) celebrates after a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Game day update: Kamara was a limited participant in practice all week but doesn’t have an injury designation. He could split a decent number of snaps with Murray again if he’s not 100 percent. ESPN has Kamara projected to lead the Saints with 18.6 fantasy points on ESPN while Murray is projected to tally 8.63.

Last week was a little bit of a weird one for the New Orleans Saints backfield. Sure, Alvin Kamara still got his fantasy points thanks to a touchdown, but he finished the game with zero catches on just one target. Latavius Murray had more total yards, rolling up 49 on the ground and another 36 receiving yards. So how should you plan for this week when they face the Denver Broncos?

Fantasy Football analysis: Saints RBs Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray

Kamara had 13 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown last week. That was actually the highest number of carries he’s had since Week 7. But he usually boosts his fantasy numbers because of a hefty role in the passing game. Still, it’s hard to read too much into just one game. Kamara has scored five times in his last three games, and until further notice, he’s still one of the best players at his position.

Murray’s numbers last week are intriguing. He had 12 carries, the most since Week 4, and two catches on two targets. If he’s going to consistently get those kinds of numbers, he’ll have some appeal as a RB3 or Flex player.

Denver has given up some big games to running backs. The Raiders combined for four rushing scores among just two players in Week 10. I think Murray could be worth a flyer.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Alvin Kamara. Take a chance on Latavius Murray.