News: 11 hours agoIngram could face a Panthers defense geared to stop the run Week 3 after the Browns stacked the box with eight or more defenders 57.1 percent of the time against rookie quarterback Davis Mills, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
Spin: The Browns invited Mills to throw, and he completed just eight of 18 passes for 102 yards in the Week 2 loss. When Mills was on the field, Houston's ground game came to a halt, with the team gaining just 27 yards on 14 carries. As the NFL can be a copycat league, expect Ingram and fellow backs Phillip Lindsay, David Johnson and Rex Burkhead to get little room to operate against Carolina.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Ingram signed with Houston during the offseason after eight seasons in New Orleans and two with Baltimore. Ingram was a fantasy starter as recently as 2019 (1,265 yards and 15 TDs on 228 touches), but fell off the map in 2020, often designated as a healthy scratch down the stretch. Ingram is now 31 years old and will be more of a veteran presence than a consistent contributor in a backfield that also includes David Johnson and Phillip Lindsay. Ingram may steal the occasional touchdown, but even if injuries were to strike, it's unlikely he'd handle enough work for RB2 production. Ingram is only worth a very late draft pick.