New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt said Monday that running back Darren Sproles suffered a knee injury during Thursday's preseason game versus the Patriots. Although Sproles has been already ruled out for Friday's game against the Jaguars, the injury is considered minor, and Sproles should be able to play in the Saints' fourth preseason game.
Sproles hasn't missed a game that counted since 2007. Of course, some of that has to do with his modest workloads, but he is not a name you think of when asked about risky running backs -- and there are a lot of them. That lack of risk makes him a fine RB2, even if he doesn't touch the ball 200 times on offense, because the Saints use him in many ways, and he still has awesome quickness. He is FFToolbox's No. 19 running back and has a current average draft position of 29.31. Unless your in a PPR league, that draft position needs to come down slightly, but I've got no problem with Sproles.