According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles will be out for Sunday's game vs. Atlanta.
OUT: Darren Sproles, Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson. QUEST: Ahmad Bradshaw, Stevie Johnson, Owen Daniels. DOUBTFUL: Percy Harvin.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 9, 2012
For those fantasy owners scrambling to correct their lineup, here are some replacements at the position to take a look at.
Chris Ivory, New Orleans Saints
No Darren Sproles means New Orleans' rushing attack is open for more carries and more touches by others. Last week against Philadelphia, no other Saints player had more rushes than Chris Ivory's 10.
Ivory went for 10 carries, 48 yards and a touchdown. Atlanta's defense is average, but they aren't good against the rush. They allow 127.5 yards per game, which ranks 25th in the NFL.
Ivory should be a good option on Sunday.
Jacquizz Rodgers, Atlanta Falcons
A little off the radar, Atlanta Falcons dual-threat running back and return specialist Jacquizz Rodgers is an interesting option if you are desperate. Last week against the Dallas Cowboys, Rodgers caught four passes for 53 yards.
His speed in the kick-return game is lethal, and he can change any game with the blink of an eye. Rodgers doesn't receive many carries from the backfield, but he did get eight two weeks ago against Philadelphia.
When he received those carries, he rushed for 60 yards.
Not my No. 1 choice as a sleeper, but if you feel like rolling the dice, taking a chance on Rodgers makes sense.
Joique Bell, Detroit Lions
Joique Bell will receive his share of carries against the Minnesota Vikings following his 13 carries, 73 yards and one touchdown at Jacksonville. Bell is also capable of doing damage in the passing game, as he has recorded 23 receptions this season, making him a decent option in Week 10.
Minnesota allows 117.3 yards per game, a number that is 18th in the NFL. Bell should split carries on Sunday at the Vikings, which should allow ample opportunities for success in fantasy land.
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