Darren Sproles Only Has 7 Touches In Sunday's Loss, Fantasy Value Taking Hits

September 23, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) runs from Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali (91) during the second quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles only touched the ball 7 times in Sunday's loss. We discuss the fantasy implications.

New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles barely participated in Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Not including returns, Sproles only touched the ball seven times; all carries. Sproles is one of the more dynamic players in this offense, and his lack of touches may have contributed to the Saints' third consecutive loss.

Fantasy Analysis: Sproles was a highly-productive player in this offense a year ago but has been off to a slow start. It's fair to say the absence of Sean Payton has ultimately affected Sproles' production, and the proficiency of the offense as a whole. Sproles' game-breaking ability and role in this high-octane New Orleans offense made him a desirable player to own in fantasy. He should still be in the lineup week-to-week, but if someone on your bench winds up being more productive on a consistent basis, feel free to try a substitution.

For more on the New Orleans Saints, head over to Canal Street Chronicles. For more fantasy info, visit SB Nation's Fantasy Football War Room 4-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Also, be sure to check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football challenge, Pick 6!

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