by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/6/2013) The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Saints running back Darren Sproles is in line for a rebound season in 2013. The report says Sproles fell back down to earth last year after an other-worldly 2011 performance -- in part because of increased attention from opposing defenses, in part because the Saints struggled to give enough touches to all of their talented tailbacks and in part because of a hand injury that sidelined Sproles for three games. Getting Sproles more involved this year will certainly rank as one of Coach Sean Payton's top priorities as he tries to revive his dominant offense this season. "With Darren, he's got a unique skill set," Payton said. "He's real sudden. I still see him as a valuable runner as well as a receiver."
Sproles focused on being more patient
(2/22/2013) Saints running back Darren Sproles is working on becoming a more patient runner this offseason. While he'll continue his offseason workouts with Drew Brees and others on the West Coast, Sproles wants to take his already good field vision and become a bit more patient as a runner. Saints fullback Jed Collins told the official team website that Sproles' developed patience could make him an even better player. "I don't think the average fan understands how great his vision is," said Collins. "He has even helped me in knowing where people are going to be after the snap, their responsibilities and coverages. His vision helps in setting up blocks, making the first guy miss and knowing where the second guy is coming from."