New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory could see more carries after rushing for 72 yards and a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Joe Vitt said on Monday that he would evaluate whether Ivory needed more opportunities.
Ivory's biggest run was a 56-yard carry during which he outran and out-muscled several defenders to score the first touchdown of the game for New Orleans. Mark Ingram had 67 yards on 16 carries for the Saints, who again played without Darren Sproles (hand). Pierre Thomas finished with just 10 yards on five carries.
Fantasy Impact: The Saints backfield remains a mess for fantasy owners. Ivory has looked very impressive but there are too many other backs for him to be a reliable fantasy option.
Ivory, Ingram and Thomas are No. 3 running backs or flex plays against the Oakland Raiders, and that's assuming Sproles doesn't come back.