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Darren Sproles | Running Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 190
College: Kansas State
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Darren Sproles had three carries for five yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 15 loss to the Cowboys.
He added two catches for eight yards. Sproles scored a one-yard touchdown in the third quarter, but finished with only five touches. Chris Polk also vultured two goal-line scores from LeSean McCoy. Sproles won't be a recommended fantasy option for Week 16 against Washington. Dec 15 - 1:08 AM

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Darren Sproles finished with zero yards on four carries in Philadelphia's Week 14 loss to the Seahawks.

Sproles wasn't targeted in the passing game. There was simply no room to be found against the Seahawks' elite defense. Sproles is averaging a measly 4.4 touches over his past five games, making him a no-go as a FLEX option, even in PPR leagues.
Dec 7 - 8:21 PM

Darren Sproles had one carry for 13 yards and three catches for 19 yards in Thursday's Week 13 win over the Cowboys.

Sproles had four touches behind LeSean McCoy. He continues to be a drain on McCoy's pass-down usage despite only getting three catches, and added 32 yards on three punt returns. Sproles won't be a recommended fantasy option against Seattle in Week 14.
Nov 27 - 9:15 PM

Darren Sproles rushed six times for 25 yards with one touchdown and caught three passes for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Titans.

LeSean McCoy had his best performance of the season (21-130-1), but that didn't stop Sproles from vulturing a 4-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Sproles now has five rushing scores on the year, easily topping his previous career-high of three. The problem with using Sproles on a week-to-week basis is that he's touchdown dependent and isn't even really a goal-line back. He's averaging just 5.5 touches per game over the last four weeks.
Nov 23 - 4:44 PM

Darren Sproles rushed two times for 21 yards and caught two passes for 23 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Lambeau.

This is why we can't chase big games from Sproles. After getting just two touches last week, he gets four this week and continues to play miles behind LeSean McCoy. There's no reason to think that will change heading into a Week 12 game against the Titans. Sproles is now averaging 6.7 touches per game on the season -- a number that is boosted by a 15-touch Week 1 showing.
Nov 16 - 8:04 PM

Darren Sproles rushed for an eight-yard touchdown and returned a punt for a 65-yard touchdown in the Eagles' Week 10 thrashing of the Panthers.

Sproles received just the lone carry and caught only one pass for 13 yards. He dropped his other target. Sproles' touches have decreased in recent weeks, with Chris Polk seeing a bit more action behind LeSean McCoy, but Sproles made the most of his opportunities Monday. He walked in untouched for his rushing score. He's just not seeing enough volume to make him more than a FLEX.
Nov 11 - 12:16 AM

Darren Sproles rushed three times for 17 yards and caught four passes for 46 yards in Sunday's Week 9 win at Houston.

Sproles was 100 percent as he came off his MCL sprain and rotated in on most passing downs. However, the backup base work went to Chris Polk. Although Sproles remains very slippery after the catch, he's not going to see enough volume to be anything more than a weak flex -- even in PPR formats. The ex-Saint is on pace for 70 rushes, 40 catches, 944 total yards and six offensive touchdowns.
Nov 2 - 6:28 PM

Darren Sproles (knee) is probable for Week 9 against the Texans.

He'll return from his sprained MCL as Rotoworld's No. 34 running back this week.
Oct 31 - 12:23 PM

Darren Sproles (knee) remained "full" in Thursday's practice.

Barring a setback, Sproles will be good to go as an RB3 in fantasy leagues.
Oct 30 - 2:43 PM

Darren Sproles (knee) appears ready to return for Sunday's game at Houston.

Sproles, who was limited in practice before sitting out Week 8, is practicing in full this week. He'll be ready for a bit role against the Texans, likely something in the neighborhood of 5-7 touches. It's not a drain on LeSean McCoy's projection at all.
Oct 30 - 9:36 AM

Darren Sproles (knee) is practicing Wednesday.

Sproles was a full participant, putting him on track to return this week. He figures to play limited snaps coming off an MCL sprain. Sproles isn't a recommended fantasy option for Week 9.
Oct 29 - 1:55 PM

Darren Sproles (knee) is practicing Tuesday.

Sproles practiced on a limited basis every day last week but was held out of Sunday's loss at Arizona. It appears that was mostly precautionary as he comes off an MCL sprain. Sproles should be on the good side of a questionable tag for this week's game at Houston.
Oct 28 - 12:27 PM

Darren Sproles (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 8 game at Arizona.

Sproles would appear to have a good shot at returning for Week 9 as he got in limited practices each day this week. Talented Chris Polk will back up LeSean McCoy Sunday. The Eagles do get some good news as ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf) is active and starting. The rest of their inactives: QB Matt Barkley, WR Brad Smith, DB Jaylen Watkins, C Jason Kelce, OL Dennis Kelly and DE Taylor Hart.
Oct 26 - 2:36 PM

FOX's Jay Glazer confirmed Darren Sproles (knee) is "very doubtful" for Sunday's 4pm ET game at Arizona.

ESPN Chris Mortensen essentially said the same thing earlier Sunday morning. Sproles suffered a sprained MCL in Week 6, and injury that typically takes 2-3 weeks to heal. The Eagles sound like they're going to play it safe even though he practiced on a limited basis all week. Sproles is only averaging 5.5 offensive touches per game over his last four outings anyway.
Oct 26 - 12:58 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen predicted Sunday morning that Darren Sproles (knee) will be inactive against the Cardinals.

Sproles is coming off an MCL injury. Adam Schefter predicted Sproles would play a small role if he plays, and Mortensen said he doesn't think Sproles will play at all. Get Sproles out of your fantasy lineup if he was in.
Oct 26 - 11:32 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Nick Foles
2Mark Sanchez
3Matt Barkley
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Darren Sproles
3Chris Polk
GLB1Chris Polk
2LeSean McCoy
3RB1Darren Sproles
2LeSean McCoy
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Jordan Matthews
3Josh Huff
WR21Riley Cooper
2Brad Smith
3Jeff Maehl
WR31Jordan Matthews
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3James Casey
4Trey Burton
K1Cody Parkey