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In a bit of good news for fantasy owners who have been hit hard by injuries at the running back position, it appears that at least one ball-carrier is nearing a return to action.
New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles, who has been sidelined the past two games with a broken hand, was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, but according to Mike Triplett of The New Orleans Times-Picayune things are definitely looking up where Sproles is concerned.
#Saints RB Darren Sproles returned to practice today. Listed as limited but Coach Joe Vitt said he was full-go in shells and looked good.
— Mike Triplett (@TripTP) November 14, 2012
For fantasy owners, this is both a curse and a blessing, as while Sproles' return is a boon for his fantasy owners it clouds an already muddied backfield situation in New Orleans that much more.
Monitor practice reports the rest of the week, but as things stand today Sproles can be tentatively penciled into lineups for Week 11 as a low-end RB2 in PPR formats.