Darren Sproles

Darren Sproles

Height: 5' 6"Weight: 190 lbsAge: 34College: Kansas StateDrafted: #130 (4th Rd.)

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #36
Projection 7.1 pts


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 Maher3 days ago
Darren Sproles catches five passes Sunday

Darren Sproles rushed just two times for two yards on Sunday but did add five receptions for 43 yards as the Eagles defeated the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact

Sunday turned out to be a very typical day for Sproles, whose value is highest in PPR leagues that reward the work he does in the passing game. With Blount as the lead back and Smallwood also being rotated in, Sproles may be limited to this kind of production in the short term, unless something changes. He has value but also has a relatively low ceiling.

Mike Maher1 week ago
Darren Sproles sits out preseason opener

Darren Sproles did not play in Thursday's preseason opener for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Impact

Sproles not playing in the opener should not be a surprise, as the Eagles are just taking their time and giving their established veterans some rest. Expect Sproles to be out there for the second and third preseason games for at least a few series before most likely sitting out the fourth and final preseason game. Despite the addition of LeGarrette Blount, Sproles's role on the Eagles as a reliable pass-catching back has not changed.

Mike Maher6 weeks ago
Darren Sproles INACTIVE Week 15

Darren Sproles is inactive for Week 15, as expected. Sproles has not yet been cleared according to the NFL's concussion protocol.

Fantasy Impact

With Sproles out and Wendell Smallwood on injured reserve, the Eagles will rely on Ryan Mathews and Kenjon Barner. Sproles has value in PPR leagues, but now owners will have to look elsewhere. Barner is not a reliable replacement for Sproles this week, as his workload is not yet clear.

Mike Maher40 weeks ago
Darren Sproles ruled OUT for Week 15

Darren Sproles has been ruled out by head coach Doug Pederson for Week 15's matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, as Sproles is still recovering from a concussion he suffered last week.

Fantasy Impact

This was expected after Sproles took a vicious hit to the head while attempting to return a punt last week against the Washington Redskins. Sproles had some value in PPR leagues as a flex option, but owners will have to look elsewhere this week. Ryan Mathews will likely see an increased workload, and Kenjon Barner will also be active and enter the game on passing downs.

Mike Maher40 weeks ago