De’Ante Thompson was a healthy scratch for the Saints.
De’Anthony Thomas is the starter for the offense, and there are questions about how much playing time Thomas gets.
Thomas has been out since November with a hamstring injury, and De’Marcus Ware has missed five games with an ankle injury.
With Thompson out, De’Andre Levy was a starter in place of Thomas.
If the Saints want to start running the football, they need to play better, and Levy is a good option.
But if they can’t find a way to get running back Alvin Kamara the ball and give him touches, they may be in trouble.
Levy is the most likely candidate to start at running back, but he’s not a guy to start.
Kamara will get the ball, but Levy has to play at least 20 snaps per game to get there.
With Thomas out, Levy was the starter.
He has the most experience and is expected to start as early as Week 5.
If Kamara gets more work, Levy would get the bulk of the carries.
Levy has a lot of talent, and the Saints will want him to start more than one game.
But the real challenge will be getting Kamara more touches, which would be a huge step for Levy.