New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles is officially inactive for Thursday night's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Sproles was listed as questionable with knee and ankle injuries, and considered a 50-50 shot to suit up. The Saints decided to shut him down after a short week of limited practice.
Sproles played through the injuries in last week's win over the San Francisco 49ers, recording just 35 yards on seven touches. He's been dealing with various minor injuries this season and missed two games. Sproles has 146 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the season, adding 48 catches for 463 yards and two scores.
Fantasy impact: Sproles now has 10 days to rest up, but he'll have a tough fantasy matchup against the Seahawks in Week 13. A better player in real life than in fantasy, Sproles has always been hard to trust outside of PPR leagues. Fantasy owners can fire up Pierre Thomas as a RB2/flex play against the Falcons' porous defense. Kenny Stills and Marques Colston could also see more looks in the passing game.