The Atlanta Falcons have a huge game this week against the division-leading New Orleans Saints that will have major implications on the NFC South division championship. The Falcons know that they have their hands full with Drew Brees and company, but it's the 5'6 190lb Darren Sproles that gives them the biggest problem heading into this game.
Sproles currently leads the Saints with 56 receptions on the season, which is good for 446 yards and three touchdowns. That's just under 50 yards per game out of the backfield. He's also their leading rusher with 347 yards on just 49 carries, that's a 7.1 yards per carry average. It's easy to see that the first-year Saint has quickly made his mark on this offense and this team.
Sproles is starting in only about 60% of fantasy football leagues right now. There aren't a lot of players out there right now that give you the consistent output that Sproles does each week. in six of his nine games this season, Sproles has given double-digit fantasy points in ESPN standard scoring leagues. There aren't many backs in the league right now like Sproles, but hopefully having Jacquizz Rodgers in practice can help the Falcons get used to the speed that Sproles brings to them this week.
The Falcons have their hands full this week and slowing down Sproles would go a long ways in trying to take over the top spot in the NFC South division.
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