The rookie running back class of 2017 was the talk of football before the first game was even played. But with first- and second-round picks like Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Kareem Hunt and Joe Mixon getting so much hype, few were paying much attention to largely unheralded third rounder Alvin Kamara.
Fast forward to today, and it's a different story. Following his Week 11 performance, Alvin Kamara is sixth among running backs in PPR formats with 155 total fantasy points. The Saints juggernaut has rushed for an absurd 416 yards on 64 carries; a full 6.5 yards per carry. He's added another 373 yards on 42 receptions and reached the end zone a total of six times. He may be the fantasy MVP up to this point in the season; Alvin Kamara wasn't even drafted in most leagues.
Mike Evans has been suspended for one game without pay, the NFL announced on Monday.
In the midst of an on-field dispute between Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and Saints defensive back Marshon Lattimore, Evans blindsided Lattimore with a full-on charging hit from behind, knocking the rookie to the ground.