New Orleans finished with 118 yards on 29 carries, with...

New Orleans Times-Picayune - [Full Article]

New Orleans finished with 118 yards on 29 carries, with Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas combining for 23 of those runs. The team averaged 4.1 yards per carry. That is a statistical package that reflects a team that can get a yard or two on the ground when it must, and that showcases various backs the defense must respect and align against differently.

Still, Sean Payton said Monday the integration of the talented trio is, "a work in progress."

Fantasy Impact: 

Payton said he would give Thomas and Ingram a couple of series at a time depending on the situation of the game. While Thomas has had the better numbers are far as yards per carry (5.1 to 3.4), Ingram should still be the guy to get the ball at goal line, making him a little more valuable in the fantasy world. Right now, none of the three backs look safe as anything more than RB3 or flex spots in standard leagues.

Filed Under: 2011, W2

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