Alvin Kamara has been one of the NFL’s best running backs over the past three seasons and has helped make the New Orleans Saints one of the most feared offensive units in the league. He has struggled a bit this season and has dealt with some injuries, but there is no denying the fear that he puts into opposing defenses.
So far this season, Kamara has carried the football 90 times for 397 yards and a single touchdown. He has also caught 41 passes for 326 yards and another touchdown. Those numbers aren’t exactly what Saints fans were expecting, although he has only played in seven games.
Heading into this week’s matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Saints are hoping that Kamara can have a breakout performance. In the first matchup of the season between these two teams, Kamara ended up carrying the ball 16 times for 62 yards with no scores. He also caught six passes for just seven yards.
Obviously, this game Kamara will be looking for some revenge. Here are some bold predictions for the superstar running back in Week 11.
Kamara Will Rack Up 100 Rushing Yards
Surprisingly, Kamara has yet to surpass 100 rushing yards in any game this week. That will change this week.
Drew Brees is back and putting up big numbers again after sitting out due to a thumb injury. New Orleans is a pass-heavy offense, but they are going to look to establish Kamara this week. He will reward them for giving him a bigger role with at least 100 rushing yards against the Buccaneers.
He Will Score Two Touchdowns for the Saints
Next up, the Saints are going to need Kamara to start finding the end zone. Two touchdowns in seven games is not the kind of pace that they need from him. He is going to get back on track and will score two touchdowns this week.
Whether they come through the air or on the ground, Kamara is going to have a massive impact on this game. Tampa Bay has had a better defense than many expected under Todd Bowles, but Kamara is going to make plays. Kamara finding the end zone is going to open up a lot of things for other players within the offense.
At Least 8 Receptions for 80 Yards
Finally, the Saints are going to utilize Kamara a lot in the passing game as well. While he only had seven receiving yards on six catches last time these two teams played, he will gash the Buccaneers with eight receptions for at least 80 yards.
Brees is capable of making huge plays down the field, but he is going to get the ball into his playmaking running back’s hands this week. Kamara is one of the best in the NFL at making defenders miss and will have quite a few opportunities to do just that this week.