By Brian Riedmiller, Eagles Correspondent, Tue, Sep 16th 12:24am EDT
Darren Sproles totaled 152 receiving yards on 7 catches, and added 4 rushes for 26 yards and a TD on the ground, as he propelled the Eagles past the Colts 30-27 on Monday Night Football (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: Sproles looked like his former self, shredding the Colts defense. He is an integral part of the Eagles offense, and is a fine RB2 in PPR leagues going forward.
By Jay Maccarella, Eagles Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 8:50pm EDT
Down by 17 points on a 4th and 1 at the Jaguars' 49 yard line, Darren Sproles took a handoff from QB Nick Foles and ran, nearly untouched, for a 51 yard TD run. His TD ignited the Eagles' offense who came from behind to defeat the Jaguars 34-17. (Source: Jeff McLane and Zach Berman
Fantasy Impact: Sproles played well in relief for Lesean McCoy, who played a good game himself. Sproles had 11 carries to McCoy's 21 but had nearly the same amount of yardage thanks to the long TD run. Although he had a nice game in relief of McCoy as a change of pace back, he is no threat to McCoy, one of the best running backs in the NFL.
By Jay Maccarella, Eagles Correspondent, Wed, Sep 3rd 8:54pm EDT
Berman reported that Sproles could not contain his smile when asked how head coach Chip Kelly was planning to use him this season. Sproles stated that his preseason totals were barely a glimpse of what's to come this season. (Source: Zach Berman
Fantasy Impact: Sproles will be used more than he was in the preseason and I would venture to guess that with Chip Kelly calling plenty of plays designed to get Sproles in space. There has also been some talk of the Eagles using the Pistol formation this preseason. So the bottom line is that the Eagles have many new wrinkles in their offense to unfold this fall, and Darren Sproles will be one of them.
By Brian Riedmiller, Eagles Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 10:17am EDT
Despite questions on his usage as a true running back, and more of a scatback 'joker,' Darren Sproles iterated that he is a running back. Chip Kelly confirmed this, correcting reporters who incorrectly listed him as a receiver. However, Defensive Coordinator Bill Davis iterated how dangerous Sproles is in space, "He's such a receiving threat and an open-field threat. You put him in the box between the tackles, OK. You put him in space against some of our defensive backs? That man is tough." (Source: Philly.com
Fantasy Impact: Regardless of where he lines up, Sproles will be catching a decent amount of balls in the Eagles offense, and the sheer volume of plays that the Eagles will run can only aid the amount of plays he'll see, and passes he'll catch. We imagine Sproles won't see too many inside rushing attempts because of his size (being the 2nd shortest player in the NFL) and also age (31). Sproles is an RB3 in PPR formats.
ProFootballTalk | Sep 16th
Eagles coach Chip Kelly knew something the Saints and the rest of the league didn’t. Otherwise, Kelly wouldn’t have gotten his hands on running back Darren Sproles for only a fifth-round draft pick. Asked in the wake of Sproles’ career performance against the Colts to elaborate on the “intel” that Kelly had before making the…
ESPN | Sep 16th
Matthew Berry and Stephania Bell recap MNF and the big night for Darren Sproles, talk Week 2 fantasy injuries for Jamaal Charles, RG III, Maurice Jone...
NFL.com | Sep 16th
Darren Sproles has been a revelation for the Philadelphia Eagles in their 2-0 start. LeSean McCoy admitted without Sproles the Eagles "would be in some trouble."
FantasySharks | Aug 28th
It’s easy to see why Darren Sproles is being viewed as bench depth, at best. He’s a 31-year-old niche player that relies mostly on his speed, whom had his role reduced in a high-powered offense, and now finds himself behind (arguably) the best back in the game. All of the data suggests this is a low floor, low ceiling option; not one you want to be investing a valuable r...
4for4.com | Jul 30th
In the intro to last year’s Strategery piece – warning, I was very high on Darren Sproles in PPR formats – I discussed my ol’ ball coach, Bo Ryan, and one of his favorite sayings – perfect practice makes perfect – while discussing the value of mock drafts as a way to hone one’s draft day strategy. What happened nine months later? Bo led his Badgers to a Fi...