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Darren Sproles | Running Back | #43

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 190
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 4 (130) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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NJ Advance Media's Eliot Shorr-Parks believes the Eagles could move on from Darren Sproles this offseason.
Sproles will count $4.5 million against the cap in the final year of his deal, which is a lot to pay a third-down back and special teamer. With several stars to re-sign or extend, Philadelphia could use the $3.5 million in cap savings from releasing or trading the 32-year-old back. Ultimately, Sproles' future could come down to whether or not new coach Doug Pederson values niche weapons as much as his mentor Andy Reid seems to in Kansas City. Feb 1 - 9:37 AM

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Darren Sproles rushed three times for 24 yards and one touchdown and caught 3-of-3 targets for 20 yards in the Eagles' Week 17 win over the Giants.

Sproles totaled 705 yards on offense with four touchdowns in his age-32 season. He also scored two touchdowns on punt returns. The jack of all trades has one year left on his contract for 2016 and is due $3.5 million. It's possible the Eagles ask him to take a pay cut, but he should be back next season.
Jan 3 - 6:33 PM

Darren Sproles rushed for nine yards on five carries and caught 7-of-9 targets for 56 yards in the Eagles' Week 16 loss to Washington.

Sproles continued to rotate with Ryan Mathews, DeMarco Murray, and Kenjon Barner, primarily operating as a checkdown safety valve for Sam Bradford. Although he leads Philadelphia's running back in snaps every week, Sproles will enter Week 17 against the Giants with pedestrian touch totals of 9, 9, and 12 over his last three games.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 11:57:00 PM

Darren Sproles rushed six times for nine yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 16 yards in the Eagles' Week 15 loss to the Cardinals.

Sproles led the backfield in snaps with the Eagles playing from behind all night. Even with positive gameflow, he was a non-factor. Sproles won't be more than low-end PPR FLEX for Week 16 against Washington.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 12:21:00 AM

Darren Sproles rushed seven times for 41 yards and a touchdown and caught 2-of-3 targets for four yards Week 14 against the Bills.

Sproles was the third back through the rotation on the first drive, but he ended up with the touchdown opportunity after busting a 15-yard run to set up Philadelphia at the one-yard line. Sproles scored on a one-yard plunge the next play. Sproles was more effective than Ryan Mathews or DeMarco Murray, but he saw fewer touches than the other two. Sproles will remain an RB3/FLEX consideration moving forward.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 06:07:00 PM

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reported Sunday morning that Darren Sproles will get "the bulk of the work" Sunday versus Buffalo.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported earlier Sproles would be "featured" against the Bills. After leading the Eagles' backfield in touches and snaps in last Sunday's upset of New England, Chip Kelly may believe Sproles is his best option with DeMarco Murray on the outs and Ryan Mathews coming back from a month-long absence. Sproles is a PPR flex option with upside today.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 11:12:00 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Darren Sproles will be "featured" Sunday against the Bills.

Rapsheet said the Eagles have "weighed all options" with DeMarco Murray including benching him. Sproles led the team with 19 touches in last week's win over New England and it sounds like he may remain the favorite for touches Sunday against Buffalo. He'll be on the flex radar in fantasy. Ryan Mathews and Kenjon Barner will also be in the mix as change-of-pace options.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 08:13:00 AM

Darren Sproles rushed 15 times for 66 yards, caught four of six passes for 34 yards and returned a punt 83 yards for a touchdown in the Eagles' Week 13 win over the Patriots.

It’s not imminently clear why the Eagles chose to feature Sproles instead of DeMarco Murray on Sunday but the move paid off. Sproles dominated with 78 yards from scrimmage in the first half with 44 coming on the ground. Sunday was only the third time Sproles has seen double-digit carries since joining the Eagles in 2014. Obviously it’s very hard to predict how the Eagles will use Sproles on a week-to-week basis. That makes him a risky fantasy play against the Bills in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 08:58:00 PM

Darren Sproles caught 4-of-6 targets for 21 yards in Philadelphia's Week 12 loss to the Lions, adding two rushes for four yards.

The vast majority of Sproles' production came in garbage time. Sproles still looks plenty spry, but one of the league's worst offenses is having trouble springing him. Sproles isn't producing at an RB3 clip for PPR owners.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 04:15:00 PM

Darren Sproles rushed six times for 21 yards and caught 3-of-6 targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' Week 11 loss to the Bucs.

Sproles' touchdown catch came on a winding screen pass delivered by Mark Sanchez. With Ryan Mathews (concussion) sidelined, the Eagles turned to Kenjon Barner (seven touches) and Sproles (nine) as rotating change-of-pace backs. Feature back DeMarco Murray finished with 17 touches.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 04:57:00 PM

Darren Sproles said he wants more opportunities.

"I'm not getting enough chances," Sproles said. "To get in a rhythm you need more touches. That's for any kind of player." Sproles is averaging 7.5 touches a game, which is actually more than he saw per game last season. He has not been as effective with the work, averaging 2.1 yards less per rushing attempt and 2.8 yards less per reception. The good news for Sproles is Ryan Mathews (concussion) looks unlikely to play this week. Sproles could see more work with Mathews out, but he is still not a standard league option.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 08:40:00 AM

Darren Sproles caught 5-of-6 targets for 34 yards in Philadelphia's Week 10 loss to the Dolphins.

Sproles "added" three rushes for zero yards. Sproles' role playing isn't translating to fantasy value in standard leagues.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 06:27:00 PM

Darren Sproles caught 2-of-3 targets for three yards and rushed five times for 23 yards in Sunday night's Week 9 win over the Cowboys.

Sproles mostly played receiver with Nelson Agholor sidelined. He had a red-zone carry, but was stopped at the one-yard line. Sproles is just a minor part of the Eagles' offense. He hasn't had more than 50 total yards since Week 1.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 01:37:00 AM

Darren Sproles rushed three times for nine yards and caught 5-of-10 targets for 31 yards in the Eagles' Week 7 loss to the Panthers.

The 10 targets led the Eagles. Sam Bradford was forced to check down with Panthers CB Josh Norman taking away the outside and Jordan Matthews dropping passes. Sproles has been held under 40 yards in all but two games.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 01:24:00 AM

Darren Sproles rushed two times for four yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for two yards in the Eagles' Week 6 win over the Giants on Monday night.

It easily the least-involved Sproles has been on offense all season. The target he didn't catch came on Sam Bradford's second pass of the game when Bradford thought Sproles was running into the flat, but Sproles decided to run a wheel route. If Bradford had thrown the wheel route, it likely would have been a big gain. Sproles was also checked for a concussion in the second half, but cleared tests and returned. Much like last year, Sproles' role is fading on offense. He's not a realistic starting option in 12- and 14-team leagues.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 12:29:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Mark Sanchez
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Kenjon Barner
5Kevin Monangai
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Freddie Martino
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Jonathan Krause
WR31Josh Huff
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
4Chris Pantale
LT1Jason Peters
2Brett Boyko
LG1Allen Barbre
2Tanner Hawkinson
C1Jason Kelce
2Josh Andrews
3Barrett Jones
RG1Matt Tobin
2Andrew Gardner
3Malcolm Bunche
RT1Lane Johnson
2Dennis Kelly
K1Cody Parkey
2Caleb Sturgis