Saints beat writer Mike Triplett: Although Mark Ingram looked terrific in the preseason opener, I expect a pretty even split between Ingram, Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas all season (with Thomas in more of a third-down role). The good news is that the Saints' run game looks improved overall.
With Darren Sproles gone, we believe that Thomas is a solid RB3 in PPR formats and is likely to catch 70-plus passes for the second consecutive season. At this point the lead runner is Ingram, so he's an interesting pick in the later rounds. He could see 10-15 carries per game, but won't help much in the passing game. Robinson is the wild card. He could emerge as a fantasy RB2-type if Ingram falters or suffers an injury.