Darren Sproles

Darren Sproles

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

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
24th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #214
Best / Worst #114 / #235
ADP #235

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Sproles is good at what he does and that is catch passes. He will likely be overlooked by many due to Ajayi and Clement, but Sproles' consistency may be too good to keep him off the field.

Sproles may be old, but he has been an RB3 or better in 5 of the past 6 years he was healthy including two years ago. The Eagles are saying he will start, and while his workload will clearly be limited, it should be enough to warrant flex starts once the bye weeks and injuries roll in.

He's going to be 35 years old this season, so there's plenty of reason to worry about his production, but whenever he's been on the field, he's done a fine job. In the first year of Doug Pederson's offense, he totaled 146 touches for 865 yards and four touchdowns. Many are chasing Jay Ajayi, but he was playing less than 30 snaps per game down the stretch in 2017. Prior to getting hurt, Sproles played 34 and 50 snaps in the first two weeks of 2018. By bringing him back, he'll be part of the gameplan, but he may take on a lesser role with Corey Clement emerging. Sproles remains the only running back to have played more than 43 snaps under Pederson, and he did it four times in 17 games.