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The Saints currently employ Cerberus in the backfield, and we do not know which head will take a prominent role on a weekly basis. Week 1 belonged to Darren Sproles, who garnered the vast majority of playing time because the Saints fell behind early.
In Week 2 all three backs—Sproles, Thomas and Mark Ingram—posted good fantasy numbers, but that is more aberration than convention.
Thomas has proven to be the most complete back in that backfield on a consistent basis, however, and that could earn him more playing time as the season wears on.
The dreaded ankle sprain struck Matt Forte last week, though there are questions about whether the sprain is "high" or not.
That is good news for Forte owners, but he could still miss some time. Michael Bush has run well in his stead thus far, making him valuable in his own right.
If you are a Forte owner and Bush is available, you must pick him up as a handcuff.
Speaking of high, the two-week suspension is over for Leshoure as he makes his way back to the Lions, who are licking their wounds after a road loss to the 49ers.
Word on the street says Leshoure could be taking over the starting gig sooner than later. This could just be fretful speculation; Kevin Smith ran into a buzz saw in San Francisco after playing well in Week 1.
Smith is also an injury waiting to happen, and Leshoure would reap the big benefits.
If you had Week 2 in your office pool for "week Ahmad Bradshaw gets injured," congratulations are in order—enjoy your Papa John's coupon leaflet.
The surprise here involved the workload for Bradshaw's backup, and his name was not David Wilson.
Andre Brown ran well in Bradshaw's absence, racking up 71 yards and a touchdown while stiff-arming Wilson for playing time.
The extent of Bradshaw's injury is unknown, but he received an x-ray on his neck, not a toe or forearm. Brown could be a great spot starter if Bradshaw is out, and he is a decent handcuff for the oft-injured Giants back.
Has Steven Jackson landed in Jeff Fisher's doghouse or in the Northview Village nursing home?
Father time is nipping at Jackon's heels (or, in this case, his groin, though that might elicit a groan from your mind's eye), and Richardson is taking full advantage of the opportunities given. He easily overtook Isaiah Pead as the team's backup running back, and he played well enough to ward off Steven Jackson's return to action in Week 2.
Others of Note
Reggie Bush was busy slicing through the Oakland defense like a cheese knife through brie, but his new backup did some damage of his own. Miller rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown himself, likely surpassing Daniel Thomas permanently as a result.
If Bush goes down with injury, Miller will be a hot pickup. At the rate Miami is rushing the ball, he might be a viable flex in deeper leagues regardless.
The news that Jamaal Charles was taken out of Kansas City's game against Buffalo because of knee pain is rather disconcerting for anyone who took a chance on him this season. Peyton Hillis would get a massive bump if Charles misses any time, but the man who has looked like Charles on the field is Shane Draughn.
Draughn is averaging over 7.1 YPC in limited duty. Pick him up if you are a worried Charles owner.