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.
ProFootballTalk | Oct 24th
Eagles center Jason Kelce has been targeting Week 10 for his return from sports hernia surgery, but things appear to be progressing more quickly. Kelce returned to practice this week and has been listed as questionable for the team’s trip to Arizona to face the Cardinals. Several Eagles beat writers have opined that it is…
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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...