New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Sproles also missed Monday night's win over the Philadelphia Eagles because of a broken hand.
Sproles did not practice this week, although there had been within the organization that Sproles would only miss one game. Pierre Thomas will likely see most of the work at running back for New Orleans against the Falcons.
Fantasy Impact: The make up of the New Orleans backfield was a frustrating one for fantasy owners in Week 10. Thomas was expected to get the most work but it was divided up fairly evenly between Thomas, Mark Ingram and Chris Ivory.
Thomas would still seem to be the better fantasy bet this week but he's a low-end No. 2/3 fantasy running back. Ingram and Ivory are, at best, risky flex plays.