Should you spring for Sproles?

Updated: August 5, 2009, 11:12 AM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

Is Darren Sproles more than a handcuff?

In fantasy football, occasionally, there can be a hazy line between "handcuff" and "flex play." Make no mistake, there's a distinct difference between the two.

A "handcuff" is a player who serves as the immediate backup to a useful starter, and is unquestionably the one who would step into that role should the man ahead of him on the depth chart get hurt. You would "handcuff" the backup to the starter to protect yourself against an untimely ...

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