Didnt Sproles have about 10 catches against the 9ers last year?
This. As great as Willis & Bowman are, the Saints have the personnel in Graham & Sproles give them headaches in the passing game.
Its going to be key to get Graham & Sproles matched up one on one in open space in the passing game to "expose" those two inside linebackers.
Having Sproles back only adds to the weapons available especially in the redzone. The only negative about Sproles returning is the question of how strong is his wrist at this point. Also how much will we see of him on special teams? With it looking like Cadet will be sitting, Sproles could be vulnerable on kickoff & punt returns. With Cadet's big return against the Raiders, could someone else possibly sit inorder to allow Cadet to do returns? You better believe the 49ers will test Sproles wrist every chance they get.