Darren Sproles
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By Neil Dutton, Eagles Correspondent, Fri, Jun 19th 2:14pm EDT

Darren Sproles has been working with the wide receivers this spring according to Tucker Bagley, as part of the Eagles plans to keep him heavily involved on the offense in 2015. (Source: Tucker Bagley, Phillymag.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles running back room is pretty crowded these days, so it makes sense to utilise Sproles skills as a pass catcher. Sproles had a 150 yard receiving game against the Colts last year, but his lack of chemistry with Mark Sanchez was readily apparent. Sproles remains an intriguing flex option, especially in PPR leagues.


By Neil Dutton, Eagles Correspondent, Mon, Jun 8th 2:51pm EDT

Darren Sproles was not at Monday's OTA, according to several sources. (Source: Jeff McLane on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: These OTAs are voluntary, but it's a surprising absence from Sproles. The Eagles have maintained that Sproles will be involved in the offense in a similar way to 2014, but the Philadelphia backfield is very crowded. Sproles has PPR value only in the deepest of leagues.


By Neil Dutton, Eagles Correspondent, Sat, May 30th 11:38am EDT

Darren Sproles has been told by the Eagles coaching staff that his role "wouldn't change", despite the additions of DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews. (Source: Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer)

Fantasy Impact: If Sproles role is to remain the same, that would mean buy now but sell after week 7. In his first seven appearances in 2014, he averaged nearly nine touches a game rushing and receiving, but his last eight yielded just over 5. He did score six rushing touchdowns, but is likely to cede goal line work to both Murray and Mathews. He is a PPR flier in deep leagues, but an injury crisis away from relevancy in standard scoring leagues.


By James Brimacombe, Eagles Correspondent, Tue, Apr 7th 12:54pm EDT

With the Eagles making two big splashes at the RB position in Free Agency with DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews, the forgotten man has been Darren Sproles. Sproles has a good shot at seeing more time in the slot this year as Jordan Matthews is looking to move to the outside to take over for where Jeremy Maclin was last year.

Fantasy Impact: With one year in Philadelphia Darren Sproles seemed to fit in very nicely with what Chip Kelly wanted to accomplish on offense. Sproles averaged 5.8 yards per carry and scored a career high 6 touchdowns on the ground. On the other side of that Sproles had a down year with catching the ball as he only caught 40 passes for 387 yards with no touchdowns. Those 40 receptions were the lowest he has seen since his 29 receptions back in 2008 when he was with San Diego.


By Darren Church, Eagles Correspondent, Wed, Dec 24th 8:04pm EST

Darren Sproles rushed for 24 yards on a minimal four carries on Saturday at Washington. He also had six receptions on nine targets for 43 yards in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: After two extremely quiet games for Sproles he managed to get some good yardage against the Redskins. It was the most receiving yards he has had since week 7 at Houston. Sproles has been a great pickup for the Eagles this season but I can't help but feel he needs to get more touches. For leagues deep enough for him to be owned, he has been a roller-coaster ride to say the least.


By Victor Tkaczuk, Eagles Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 11:57pm EST

Philadelphia Eagles' running back Darren Sproles had three carries for five yards, including a one-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He added eight yards on two receptions as well, but the Eagles lost to the visiting Cowboys 38-27 in Week 15.

Fantasy Impact: Darren Sproles needs to get the football more to become usable in most leagues. Five touches just isn't enough. With Sanchez continuing to struggle, you would expect to see them use the ground game more, but until Sproles gains opportunities, he should not be in fantasy lineups when the Eagles face the Redskins in Week 16.


By Victor Tkaczuk, Eagles Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 5:17pm EST

Sproles took six carries for 25 yards and a TD while adding three catches for 14 yards through the air against the Titans this Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Sproles saw a slight uptick in work this week with nine touches. It wasn't a huge increase but it was nice to see him reach the endzone as well. It likely saved your fantasy day if you had him in as a flex. With Sanchez struggling at times during the past two weeks the Eagles could turn to the run game more, which could mean more touches for the electric Sproles.


By Dan Dziubczynski, Eagles Correspondent, Wed, Nov 19th 1:17pm EST

Eagles running back Darren Sproles had only four touches in their week 11 loss to Green Bay. This after having just two touches in their week 10 game against Carolina.

Fantasy Impact: Sproles started off the season with plenty of touches, getting 26 through the first two games. However, from week 3 to week 11 he has averaged only 5 offensive touches per game. He is still a danger to score anytime he touches the ball, so hopefully the Eagles will find a way to get him more involved this week vs the Titans, a team ranked 31st in the league with 143.5 rushing yards given up per game.


By Darren Church, Eagles Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 3:51pm EST

Darren Sproles had 2 carries for 21 yards rushing and 2 receptions for 23 yards received on 6 targets Sunday night. He also had one punt return of 6 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Sproles struggled on a night where Philadelphia struggled on offense. I can't help but feel that Sproles needs to get more rushing touches when LeSean McCoy struggles early on. He just looks far more dangerous with the ball and makes defenders miss. Sproles should bounce back against Tennessee this week, so start him.


By Dan Dziubczynski, Eagles Correspondent, Mon, Nov 10th 10:21pm EST

Darren Sproles has scored two TDs as the Eagles have taken a 31-7 lead over the Carolina Panthers at the end of the first half on MNF. (Source: Yahoo)

Fantasy Impact: Sproles continues to be explosive and find ways to help the Eagles, and fantasy squads, even with limited touches. Sproles only ran the ball once in the 1st half but it was quality, as he scampered for an 8 yard td. He later added a 65 yard punt return touchdown, showing his versatility and making fantasy owners that started him very happy.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Eagles Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 3:20pm EST

Eagles' RB Darren Sproles caught four passes for 46 yards and gained 17 yards on three carries during the team's 31-21 win against Houston.

Fantasy Impact: Sproles was mainly limited to being a pass-catching back on Sunday, as Chris Polk was used as the backup rusher. Sproles started off the season on fire with three TDs in his first six games, but was pretty dormant from Weeks 3 - 5, scoring about eight fantasy points in standard leagues during that stretch. If the Eagles continue to roll with Polk as the main backup rusher going forward, then Sproles' value will take a large hit.


By Jay Maccarella, Eagles Correspondent, Fri, Oct 31st 12:12am EDT

Center Jason Kelce and RB Darren Sproles are expected to return to the starting lineup this week when the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Houston Texans. (Source: Les Bowen)

Fantasy Impact: Kelce will be a welcomed addition up front and Sproles is likely to pick up where he left off when he injured his knee against the New York Giants. He is not a starter by any stretch but may make a nice spot play this week with there being so many bye week games. Consider him a RB3 or RB4 and use him as needed.


By Brian Riedmiller, Eagles Correspondent, Wed, Oct 22nd 9:57am EDT

Darren Sproles returned to practice on Tuesday, Head Coach Chip Kelly confirmed. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Sproles only sprained his MCL in week 6, so the bye week came at a perfect time for him to recuperate. His returning to practice should mean all systems go on Sunday against the Cardinals.


By John W. Vandegrift, Eagles Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 9:41pm EDT

"He's got an MCL sprain, so we'll see how long it's going to be," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Monday. "It could be a week or two. We have a week off, he'll get treatment and we'll assess him when we get back." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Injury or not, you're going to want to bench Darren Sproles since the Phladelphia Eagles are on a bye in Week 7.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Eagles Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 8:25pm EDT

Eagles' RB Darren Sproles rushed seven times for 51 yards and caught no passes during Sunday's win against the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Sproles has been more productive on McCoy on a per touch basis and that continued this week. Sproles is averaging nine yards per touch this season, and while that is bound to go down a bit, his production in limited action is not a fluke. The catches will come back soon, so view that as an anomaly. Just remember that Sproles is merely a change-of-pace back, so if he's not getting his catches, his production will be scant for fantasy purposes. Sproles projects as a nice RB3/flex against the Giants in Week 6.


By James Brimacombe, Eagles Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 1:20pm EDT

The explosive Sproles only got his hands on the ball 3 times on offense. He rushed once for 4 yards and caught two passes for a 6 yard gain and a loss of 4 yards. His big play on the game was an 82 yard electric punt return for a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Even though Sproles doesn't get involved in the offense he can still have an impact in a game with his pure speed in the return game. The Eagles running game is struggling the past two weeks and look for them to be more creative with both LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles next week versus the Rams.


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.

The NY Times | Jul 29th
Sproles' role as the Eagles passing down option is secure, but can't expect more than 5 touches a game.
Breaking Football | Jul 24th
Didn't have a massive role last year and now he has Murray/Mathews to contend with. He's sliding right now and value is completely hinged to PPR leagues.
FFLockerRoom | Jul 21st
With Murray and Mathews in town now, Sproles is the only one that seems to have a secure role in the offense. Still gambling if you take any of them though.