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Fantasy value rising: Sproles, Roy Williams
Posted Jul. 29 at 12:15 AM
Darren Sproles kind of fell off the fantasy landscape in San Diego the last two years, as did Roy Williams in Dallas. But things are looking up for both players in their new, or soon to be new, homes.
In New Orleans, Sproles should be what Bush was supposed to be coming out of college -- an electric playmaker with the ball in his hands, capable of taking a short pitch for a long touchdown at any time. He caught 104 passes for over 1,000 yards the last two years in San Diego. Tough to see those numbers getting dramatically better, but then again, Bush averaged nearly 5 receptions per game during his New Orleans career, so Sproles is certainly capable of zooming up to 80 or so receptions. And that's assuming the backs ahead of him stay healthy.
As for Roy Williams, who's apparently headed to the Bears, I'm going to be cautious on this one. There was a lot of excitement about him going to the high-flying Cowboys passing game, recall, and he did nothing there. Maybe he just can't play anymore.
But Mike Martz not only helped Williams go to the Pro Bowl in Detroit, he helped converted defensive back Mike Furrey catch 98 passes one season. So it's got to be a plus for Williams, especially with the Bears lacking a No. 1 type of wideout.
I don't imagine I'll select Williams anywhere, but Sproles could be a nice late-round PPR selection.
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