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Week 7 – RB – Start or Sit – Darren Sproles or Ryan Torain?

Posted by in NFL Week 7 Start 'Em Sit 'Em Advice on October 18th, 2011 | 9 Comments

Question: I got off to a terrible start going 1-5 and really need a win. Which RB should I start in week 7?

Darren Sproles or Ryan Torain?

Sproles is having a great year and has been consistent. Ryan Torain is capable of having a huge game, but you can’t trust Shanahan. All help is appreciated.


Sproles will be your best option here. You know what you’re going to get when he touches the ball where Torain remains an uncertainty as you never know which back will get the bulk of carries any given Sunday. I would start Darren Sproles.

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9 Responses to Week 7 – RB – Start or Sit – Darren Sproles or Ryan Torain?:

  1. Fasdr

    Date: Aug 07, 2012 at 7:22 am

    I hate to break to you, but it’ll be pretty hard to make the playoffs now, but you can always try. Torain,
    he will start. Sproles has had a great year, but the ball can be given to Mark Ingram or Pierre Thomas at any time. Torain is the undisputed number 1.

  2. kidtennis90

    Date: Aug 07, 2012 at 7:36 am

    If you are in a PPR league go with Sproles without a doubt. The Saints use him as a receiving RB. If you’re not in a PPR league go with Torain. He could have a break out game against Car (and their weak run def). Just make sure you keep track of which RB is starting for the redskins.

  3. Jordan

    Date: Aug 07, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I’d start Sproles. The reason is because he is consistent and you trust him. Its time to take risks because you are not making the PLAYOFFS.

  4. Robert M

    Date: Aug 07, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Sproles – better option for both rushing and receiving yards

  5. Aflac™

    Date: Aug 07, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Sproles, for exactly what you said. He’s been consistent every game and you can’t trust Shanahan.

  6. Aaron

    Date: Aug 07, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Sproles is your best chance at production. Especially if you are in a PPR league. Torain is hit or miss in Shannahan’s “Go with the hottest hand” mentality

  7. schwam66

    Date: Aug 07, 2012 at 9:11 am

    your exactly right you have to be ever so careful with shannahan, but in this case you start torain…..he is shannahan’s guy as long as he is healthy and he is healthy where as hightower is not, at the moment he is only probable to play and the report is even if he plays he WONT start….carolina are 31st in the league in rushing yards a game given up(140.3) indy are close behind(136.7) but i think torain is better cuz its pretty much him where as they is sproles,ingram and thomas there to split time with so even if hightower plays your chances are alot better with torain getting more points than with sproles who is in a 3 back split…..start torain with confidence….all the best bro and goodluck the rest of the way…..

  8. thorpedo12

    Date: Aug 07, 2012 at 9:28 am

    always darren sproles he has been golden for me all year and you answered your own question Torain cant be trusted on that team. Sproles is the go to man on saints.

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