Darren Sproles

Darren Sproles

Height: 5' 6"Weight: 190 lbsAge: 35College: Kansas StateDrafted: #130 (4th Rd.)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
24th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #239
Best / Worst #146 / #249
ADP #271


Darren Sproles announces he will retire after 2018 season

Darren Sproles announced over the weekend that the 2018 season will be his last. He intended for 2017 to be his last season, reports Les Bowen of Philly.com, but he reconsidered after suffering a torn ACL that ended his season, wanting to leave the game on his own terms.

Fantasy Impact

Sproles resigned with the Eagles in the Spring but returns to a crowded running back room in Philadelphia. Jay Ajayi remains as the team's lead back, while Corey Clement figures to have a bigger role after a breakout season and solid production in the playoffs, including 100 yards receiving and a touchdown in the Super Bowl. He is a leading candidate to return punts and kicks for the Eagles, but his touches on offense may be limited from week to week.

Mike Maher4 weeks ago
Darren Sproles favorite to start in Philadelphia?

While it's obviously early in the preseason, an NJ.com article predicts that soon-to-be 35-year-old veteran running back Darren Sproles "will likely be the starter out of respect for the fact he is a veteran." The article also suggests that Jay Ajayi would be third on the depth chart behind Sproles and Corey Clement and would likely finish third in touches.

Fantasy Impact

Expectations are that the Eagles will use a committee, with Ajayi leading the team in carries, while Sproles and Clement end up with more touches due to their roles in the passing game. Sproles was limited to three games in 2017 before breaking his arm and tearing his ACL. The Philadelphia backfield will be difficult to handicap, but Sproles looks like a terrific late-round stash that is going unselected in most early drafts

Darren Sproles tore ACL in addition to breaking arm

Darren Sproles left Sunday's game against the New York Giants with what was reported at the time as an arm injury. As it turns out, Sproles reportedly has a torn ACL in addition to a broken arm, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He is scheduled to have surgery on his arm on Monday and knee surgery at a later date.

Fantasy Impact

While the arm injury would have sidelined Sproles for a period of time, he may have been able to avoid injured reserve, but a torn ACL ends his season and may very well end his career. Stash him on IR in dynasty leagues, but he can be dropped in all standard redraft leagues once the torn ACL is confirmed by the Eagles.

Mike Maher46 weeks ago
Darren Sproles suffers broken arm Sunday

Darren Sproles suffered a broken arm during Philadelphia’s victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. He is out indefinitely and is expected to be placed on injured reserve.

Fantasy Impact

Just a week after serving as Philadelphia's lead running back, Sproles could very well be done for the season. While he carried the most value in PPR leagues, he was a valuable flex option with upside appeal due to the uncertain running back situation in Philadelphia and head coach Doug Pederson's apparent interest in giving him more work. Monitor his status as he undergoes more tests on Monday, but it sounds like his season could be over.

Mike Maher46 weeks ago
Darren Sproles serves as lead back on Sunday

Darren Sproles carried the ball 10 times for 48 yards and caught two passes for 30 yards in Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He was on the field for 50 offensive snaps on Sunday, while LeGarrette Blount played just six, as Sproles was clearly serving as the lead back for the Eagles on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

With Sproles, Blount, and Wendell Smallwood in the fold, it was assumed that the Eagles would run with some kind of running back committee this season, with Sproles resuming his usual change-of-pace and pass-catching roles. However, if Sunday is any indication, head coach Doug Pederson has soured on Blount and is leaning more on his other backs, specifically Sproles. Smallwood is worth grabbing as a handcuff if he is available on the waiver wire this week since the Eagles will likely not give the aging Sproles a large workload every week going forward.

Mike Maher47 weeks ago