Saints RB Darren Sproles Likely to Miss Jaguars Game: Fantasy Implications

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 09: Darren Sproles #43 of the New Orleans Saints runs with the ball against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Saints RB Darren Sproles will likely miss the team's upcoming preseason game against Jacksonville. We break down the fantasy implications.

New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt says RB Darren Sproles will likely miss the team's upcoming preseason game against Jacksonville. Larry Holder of The Times-Picayune reports that Sproles hurt his knee against the Patriots. Vitt says, however, that if it was a regular-season game that Sproles would be able to play. Sproles was held out of practice on Monday as a precaution.

Analysis: Sproles is a great value in fantasy football, especially in PPR leagues, so it's good to hear that he could play if this was a regular season game. He accounted for more than 1,300 total yards last season with 86 catches and 87 carries. New Orleans has a lot ways to spread the football around, but Sproles will get plenty of chances. He is not a No. 1 fantasy back but a solid No. 2 who can have some big games.

For more on the Saints check out Canal Street Chronicles.

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