Darren Sproles expected to play Sunday: Fantasy implications

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Darren Sproles had a quick recovery from a fractured hand and is expected to return to game action in Week 11. We break down the fantasy implications.

ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported that New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (hand) is expected to suit up against the Oakland Raiders in Week 11. Sproles missed the last two games after getting surgery on a fractured hand, but made a relatively quick recovery and returned to full practice this week.

Sproles will be joining a crowded backfield that includes Chris Ivory, Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas.

Fantasy Impact: The game doesn't start until 4:05 ET, so this news isn't official yet, but so far it sounds like all systems go for Tiny Darren. The backfield has been muddied in recent weeks, but I expect Sproles to continue getting his touches.

Fantasy owners can pencil him in as a RB2/flex against Oakland's atrocious defense.

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