Still appears to be RB timeshare for Saints

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Saints HC Sean Payton and the Saints' players have a lot of love for backup running back Tim Hightower, who also had a big day as the starter at San Francisco (23 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown, one catch for 15 yards).

Hightower had an even bigger day with 102 yards on 26 carries against the Seattle Seahawks a week earlier. And he was terrific down the stretch last season after Ingram suffered a shoulder injury. The Saints are now 5-1 with Hightower as the leading back.

So this should continue to be a timeshare for a while -- and the Saints will be facing much tougher defenses than the woeful 49ers run defense.

Related players: Mark Ingram

Fantasy Impact: 

The story was about Ingram getting the game ball after a huge performance and bouncing back from the bench the week before. But despite that, it looks to be a split of the workload. Those who follow the team felt as far back as the offseason that Hightower was the team's best runner so it's not a shock the Saints wants to get Hightower in the mix. Both backs should have flex use in fantasy, however as the story said, the matchups get a little tougher.

Filed Under: 2016, W10

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