Fantasy Profile: Darren Sproles

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2012 Recap:  Sproles carried the ball just 48 times for 244 yards and a TD, but no one is drafting Sproles for his rushing prowess.  We want PPR gold, and  he had another busy season as a receiver, with 75/667/7 on 103 targets.  He did this despite having a broken bone in his hand and missing three games.  Oh, and Sean Payton wasn’t around to ensure that Sproles was ultilized to the best of his abilities.  All things considered, the 8 TDs were amazing considering that Sproles is the smallest player in the NFL.

What’s Changed:  Sean Payton is back and that is great news for the entire Saints offense.  Payton is an offensive genius and quite possibly the most creative mind in the NFL.  The Saints threw the ball 62.9% of the time last season and that’s not changing.  There is no better check down option or mismatch out of the backfield than Sproles, so look for more of the same from him in 2013.

Outlook:  Sproles will most likely be a very underrated in most fantasy leagues, but he should not be ignored especially in PPR formats.  He is a borderline RB1 in PPR leagues and should hover around 85-90 receptions if he plays a full schedule.  Considering it was a freak injury and it is nothing that linger like a knee or hamstring, I have no concerns about his health.  I’m hoping that he continues to fly under the radar in my leagues and I will happily take him as my RB2 this season in all my PPR leagues.

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Juan Elway is an enthusiast of Fantasy Football, Movies, and Combat Sports, but don't call him an expert. He once shook Adrian Peterson's hand and AP winced in pain. Follow him on Twitter where you can partake in all sorts of shenanigans.