BYE WEEK: 10
Even though he signed a $7.3 million contract, Sproles was never going to be the lead back. (The 5' 6", 185-pound mighty mite has just one career 20-plus carry game.) The drafting of Ryan Mathews made it official. Still, Sproles's change-of-pace ability and ball-catching skills ensure him a place in the lineup. And given Mathews's injury history, Sproles might end up as the lead back anyway.
47 Jason SNELLING FALCONS
BYE WEEK: 8
Yes, Snelling finished 2009 on a high note (168 total yards against Tampa Bay), which allowed Atlanta to bypass running backs on draft day. But he's still just a lightly used, short-yardage back who plays mostly when Michael Turner is injured or Jerious Norwood can't work his third-down magic. If Turner gets knocked out permanently, the starter would be Snelling, not Norwood.
48 Correll BUCKHALTER BRONCOS