Saints running back Mark Ingram is inactive for the team's matchup with the Cardinals, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.
The news does not come as a huge surprise as Ingram did not practice with the Saints all week due to a toe injury. With that and the team's depth at running back, there was no real pressure for team brass to get Ingram into the huddle on Sunday.
Fantasy Spin: The ripple effect from Ingram's injury will have more fantasy implications than Ingram's own fantasy impact. As a result of Ingram's absence, expect Pierre Thomas to handle his short-yardage and goal-line responsibilities and receive a slight uptick in snaps and touches. The role of Darren Sproles should not be greatly impacted, and he should remain entrenched as an RB2 in PPR leagues. Thomas is a sneaky flex play in deep leagues only, and Ingram can be safely dropped in most formats. On the season, Ingram has 31 yards on 17 carries.
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