Darren Sproles
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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.

Breaking Football | Oct 2nd
Awesome matchup at home should have him getting way more involved again this week.
Yahoo! Sports | Oct 1st
STL below avg D (5.1 YPC, 8.2 YPA) both among worst in the league -- get right game for the Philly offense (8 carries, 40 yards, 5 catches 40 yards) - but no TD
ProFootballTalk | Oct 1st
Darren Sproles is on pace to win eight NFC player of the week awards for the 2014 season. Sproles, who was previously named the NFC offensive player of the week after a big day as a receiver out of the backfield in a win in Indianapolis, has now been named the NFC special teams player…
ESPN | Sep 26th
Christopher Harris analyzes Darren Sproles' value for Week 4.
CBS Sports | Sep 23rd
Is Darren Sproles the ideal sell high candidate? Who should you be looking to buy low on? Our Dave Richard shares his take on the trade market and unveils his trade values for Week 4.
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...
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...