Alvin Kamara is the NFL’s scrimmage yards king through Week 7

John Sigler
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Let’s hope everyone else is content playing for second place, because it doesn’t look like anyone will catch New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara. The Offensive Player of the Year candidate leads the NFL with 824 yards from scrimmage through seven weeks, and he’s played just in six games after resting during the Saints’ bye.

Defenses haven’t had answers for Kamara, whether he’s attacking them through the air (gaining 460 receiving yards on 46 receptions) or on the ground (picking up 364 rushing yards off of just 75 carries). He’s averaging more than 137 scrimmage yards per game, the highest number of his career. It puts him on pace for 2,197 total yards of offense if he can keep it up through 16 games.

And he just might come close, if he can remain healthy. Kamara has the NFL’s longest active streak with five games of 100-plus scrimmage yards. He’s bobbing and weaving as well as ever, forcing as many missed tackles as a receiver (10) in six games this year as he totaled in 14 matchups last season.

Oh, and he’s tied with eight other players for the league lead in total touchdowns scored (7). If he maintains that pace, it will tie his personal best (18). He’s a monster.

Here’s the top five NFL players in yards gained from scrimmage this year: