Who Should I Draft?

Darren Sproles or Ezekiel Elliott

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Darren Sproles
RB - PHI
Darren Sproles
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
109 of 109 experts
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Recommended by
0 of 109 experts
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Best Rank# 3# 29
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Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total293.4110.5
Avg Game19.67.4
Avg Projection183.697.5
   
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  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Darren Sproles
RB - PHI
Darren Sproles
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NYG at WAS
Week 2 at DEN at KC
Week 3 at ARI vs. NYG
Week 4 vs. LAR at LAC
Week 5 vs. GB vs. ARI
Week 6BYE WEEK at CAR
Week 7 at SF vs. WAS
Week 8 at WAS vs. SF
Week 9 vs. KC vs. DEN
Week 10 at ATLBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. PHI at DAL
Week 12 vs. LAC vs. CHI
Week 13 vs. WAS at SEA
Week 14 at NYG at LAR
Week 15 at OAK at NYG
Week 16 vs. SEA vs. OAK
Week 17 at PHI vs. DAL
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Darren Sproles
RB - PHI
Darren Sproles
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts219.784.4
Rush Yards1,061.5374.8
Rush TDs8.12.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions27.448.5
Rec Yards259.2377.7
Rec TDs1.11.9
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points183.697.5
   
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Darren Sproles
RB - PHI
Darren Sproles
2016 Points 
Week 111.23.6
Week 212.74.8
Week 316.018.7
Week 421.7
Week 529.16.8
Week 617.42.4
Week 74.9
Week 814.810.3
Week 921.77.1
Week 1038.97.6
Week 1112.72.1
Week 1224.05.4
Week 1316.510.9
Week 1410.710.0
Week 1524.8
Week 1621.212.3
Week 173.6
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Darren Sproles
RB - PHI
Darren Sproles
2016 Targets 
Week 125
Week 222
Week 326
Week 41
Week 544
Week 641
Week 73
Week 847
Week 919
Week 10210
Week 1151
Week 1227
Week 1356
Week 1423
Week 153
Week 1612
Week 175
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Darren Sproles
RB - PHI
Darren Sproles
Expert 
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Elliott still is one of the best fantasy backs in the league, so don't take him off your board despite the suspension. But be sure to have a good plan before committing to him.Amazingly, the Eagles really have no lead running back to start the season, so expect Sproles to continue to carry a decent load for his age and usual role.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Being suspended six games is a huge deal, especially when you consider the fact that the Cowboys have their bye in Week 7. This means you'll be without a top pick for seven weeks of the fantasy, which is over half the regular season. It's a risky proposition even taking him here, but we know that he has game winning upside when he takes the field. Over the last three seasons while in Philadelphia, Sproles has finished with 716, 705, and 865 total yards. Pretty consistent, right? I'd say the first two are the likeliest of scenarios, because the increase last year was out of necessity with Ryan Mathews shelved. The addition of LeGarrette Blount will also take away a few scoring opportunities, but Sproles also produces for those looking for a low-upside flex option.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Zeke is suspended for six games, which may drop to 3 or 4 after appeal. Even if he misses the full time, he could still finish as a top 10 fantasy player. If you prorate his VBD to just 10 games last season, he still would have finished #7 overall and ahead of Devonta Freeman.Sproles is never going to get enough touches to be relied upon for consistency, but you'd better believe he will have a few monster games, per usual, and if you happen to own him and start him in those few contests, he could be the difference between making and missing the playoffs.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Elliot had 1,631 yards rushing and 15 rushing touchdowns to go with 363 yards receiving and one receiving touchdown. He faces a six-game suspension this year, which will knock him down to RB2 value. 
Corey Parson
RotoExperts
Elliott takes a 10 spot dip due to his domestic violence suspension. I would consider him on draft day on the 2,3 tur. Elliott will appeal. Sproles will remain the Eagles' third down back but Fantasy value will be very inconsistent. Auction Value $3
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
There is a chance that his 6 game suspension will be reduced after his appeal. After cutting his projections by nearly 40%, he still ends up inside the top 20.  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
At this point I'll assume that the suspension comes down on appeal from the mandated six games. If it holds, the rank drops, though not that far. This is still a player you'll want in your lineup in December. 
Sablich Brothers
5th Down Fantasy
Facing six game suspension; should be more involved in passing game; Dallas O-line lost two starters but still formidable. 
Staff Rankings
QB List
Elliott has had a busy off season. He was pulled over for speeding (100 mph!) early in the year, then he was filmed pulling down a young woman's shirt, and in July he was in a fight at a club, where he may or may not have broken a DJ's nose. Now, he's been suspended for six games. What a freaking mess. So where do you take him? If you're pick 1.1 or 1.2, consider taking Zeke as your second round pick and pray that you can win half of your first games.Even at 34 years old, Sproles is still a safe bet to produce high end flex value, and with a ADP around 180, he's basically free.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Many will keep him high or way lower, but I still would love to own Zeke for 10 games - esp the fantasy playoffs. 
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
The O-line is a little shuffled, the defense appears as though it will be weaker, and Elliot is pulling down girls shirts on parade floats as seen on TMZ... Multiple car accidents and accusations of bar-fights, this guy needs to stay out of the public eye or he's going down in a big way very soon. He's dropped three spots in my rankings because of it.This rank is provided that the Eagles don't sign a free-agent RB.
Brandon Funston
Fantasy Analyst
A nearly perfect RB screwing up a nearly perfect set-up in DAL w/ off-the-field BS. We wait for a rumored suspension to be handed down - in the event there isn't one, ratchet up this super soph back into the top 3 
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
I don't think Elliott will get the receptions he needs to pass Bell or Johnson, but his touchdown total has tremendous upside and could push him ahead of those two, especially in Non-PPR.Amazingly, the Eagles really have no lead running back to start the season, so expect Sproles to continue to carry a decent load for his age and usual role.
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
Zeke lead the NFL in carries (322) in 2016. With Lance Dunbar now a member of the Rams, Zeke should catch more passes in 2017. The Dallas offensive line did lose Doug Free (retirement) and Ronald Leary (Denver) but it still has three All-Pros and will remain one of the top units in the NFL. R-E-L-A-X.