The New Orleans Times-Picayune said the Saints need to ...

New Orleans Times-Picayune - [Full Article]

The New Orleans Times-Picayune said the Saints need to do a much better job of turning RB Darren Sproles loose than they did in 2012.

Just like QB Drew Brees and TE Jimmy Graham, Sproles also fell back down to earth in 2012. He was held to just 244 rushing yards, 667 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.

Part of the problem was a broken hand that sidelined Sproles for three games. But the bigger issues were increased attention from opposing defenses and the Saints' overall inefficiency on offense. Sproles might benefit more than anyone if the Saints' offense returns to its usual greatness this season now that coach Sean Payton is back.

Fantasy Impact: 

It's a dangerous thought. We rank Sproles 10th on our list of PPR RBs. We project him for 94 catches and 700-plus yards with 7 TDs. His ADP is the fifth round and last year he finished 8th-best in PPR formats, so even in a down year he had value in the right format.

Filed Under: 2013, Preseason

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