Sproles won't return this week-- Fri Nov 9 6:20 pm --
Saints' RB still out with broken hand
The New Orleans Saints have officially ruled running back Darren Sproles out for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, NOLA.com reported. Sproles suffered a broken hand two weeks ago and was held out of Monday Night Football. Some thought he could return as early as this week, but that won't happen. The combination of Chris Ivory, Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram had 23 rushes for 136 against the Eagles last week. That rotation will continue to fill in for Sproles. (NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:The timeshare in the Saints' backfield limits the effectiveness of any one back. Though Chris Ivory scored the lone rushing touchdown last week, Pierre Thomas likely has the most fantasy value on a week-to-week basis while Sproles is out.