New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles participated once again this week, getting a full session in on Friday. The Saints' speedy tailback has been battling a hand injury, which has been a setback for him this season. In his absence, Chris Ivory has been active and the impact player in the backfield.
Sproles could return this Sunday when the Saints host the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12. He had a particularly good game the last time these two faced off.
Fantasy Analysis: Sproles looks to be coming off the hand injury and could start on Sunday. Against the 49ers in the NFC Divisional Playoffs, Sproles finished with a team-high 15 receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown. Sproles is a playmaker in space and acts as a viable receiver in this Saints offense.
While he is a dynamic and dependable fantasy option, owners may want to give him one more week to get back into the swing of things. It still isn't certain how New Orleans will use him on Sunday versus San Francisco.