Pierre Thomas Trumps Mark Ingram In Fantasy

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 16: Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints gets away from Jon Beason #52 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 16, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Pierre Thomas clears 100 yards on the ground. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pierre Thomas led the Saints in rushing with 110 yards on nine carries compared to Mark Ingram's 16 carries for 53 yards.

Analysis: To be fair, Thomas did break off a big 48-yard run in this game to skew the stats a little bit. Ingram saw more carries and he should be able to hold some form of fantasy value as long as he can keep that kind of clip. There's no doubt that Darren Sproles is the back to own in New Orleans, but he has yet to register a carry which has opened up the possibility for both of these backs to have value. Ingram and Thomas will be nothing more than flex options next week against the Chiefs next week.

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