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Friday, 3 October 2014

New Orleans Saints Disrespect Darren Sproles, Don't Do The Same

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Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles said Thursday that he felt his former employer, the New Orleans Saints, "disrespected" him with the treatment he received from the team last March.

"Listen, I understand this is a business and all of that, but (when they traded me) they put it up on Twitter," Sproles said according to "That's how I found out."

As pointed out by in an article Thursday, Sproles' tweets from March back up his story.

Not that the loss of Sproles is the sole reason for the Saints offensive struggles in the early part of 2014, but New Orleans could certainly use another dynamic playmaker. Fantasy owners should be careful not to make the same mistake New Orleans made over the offseason.

Sproles is listed at $5,100 this weekend in the Draft Kings contest. Although he has rushed for just 24 yards on three carries in his last two games, he is an interesting play at that price.

The Eagles woes in the running game can be credited with the health of the offensive line, or lack of health. Only one of the Eagles five opening day offensive lineman started last week against the 49ers. Three of the five starters will be on the field to face the Rams in Week 5. Plus, the San Francisco defense is a bit stronger than St. Louis' defense.

Of course, there is always an element of boom-or-bust with Sproles. He makes big plays and when those big plays are not there, Sproles has very little fantasy production. But Draft Kings players are not going to take home the million installing all the safe players. The key is to find high-risk, high-reward players for the right value. Sproles may just be the guy.


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