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Darren Sproles | Running Back | #43

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 190
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 4 (130) / LAC
Contract: view contract details

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Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advance Media said it would "not be surprising at all" if Darren Sproles led the Eagles in running back snaps this season.
He had been the Eagles' starter before his injury last year and even with Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement returning, Shorr-Parks still expects Sproles to occupy a major role in 2018. "The Eagles are not bringing him back for a feel-good story," said Shorr-Parks. "They are bringing him back because they plan on using him." The 34-year-old compiled 865 yards from scrimmage on 146 touches during the 2016 campaign and makes for a sensible late-round flyer in fantasy. May 19 - 9:50 AM

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Eagles re-signed RB Darren Sproles to a one-year contract.

Terms of the contract are currently unknown. Head coach Doug Pederson stated in April the team was looking to bring Sproles back after his season was ended prematurely by a torn ACL. Without LeGarrette Blount around to vulture touches in 2018, both Sproles and Corey Clement will likely play a large role behind Jay Ajayi in the Eagles' backfield rotation. Sproles will turn 35 in June.
Apr 28 - 7:31 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he wants to re-sign Darren Sproles (ACL).

The coach added Sproles has expressed a desire to return as well. Sproles was expected to retire this offseason, but he is now "leaning towards returning" after his season was ended prematurely by a torn ACL. Assuming his health cooperates, the two sides should be able to work out a deal. Sproles will turn 35 in June.
Source: ESPN
Mar 27 - 9:19 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Darren Sproles is "leaning towards returning" for the 2018 season.

Sproles went on to say he "wants to go out on his own terms" and not via injury. He'll be 35 at the start of the 2018 season and will have played 13 seasons in the NFL. Returning from an ACL tear is no small task, and at his age, it's tough to imagine he regains his previous explosiveness. The Eagles have a full backfield with the in-season trade for Jay Ajayi and rookie UDFA Corey Clement showing promise in the pass game. Sproles and LeGarrette Blount could be left to walk as free agents by the Eagles. Sproles should undoubtedly get a chance to play somewhere.
Jan 29 - 10:29 PM

Darren Sproles will wait until the offseason before making a decision on his future.

Sproles tore his ACL in Week 3 and wants to be further along in his recovery before deciding whether to continue his career or hang it up after 13 seasons. The 34-year-old is "leaning towards" playing another year, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, though it will likely depend on how much interest he draws in free agency. The Eagles are unlikely to re-sign Sproles now that they have a full backfield.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 01:54:00 PM

Darren Sproles suffered a torn ACL in addition to a broken arm Week 3 against the Giants.

Sproles likely would have returned this season if just for the broken arm, but the ACL tear means his 2017 is finished. With the veteran considering retirement, it is possible this injury also ends his career, which would be a terrible way for one of the league's best playmakers to go out. With Sproles done for the year, LeGarrette Blount, Wendell Smallwood, and Corey Clement should form a timeshare in the backfield. Blount is the best bet for touchdowns from that group, but Smallwood is best suited to take on Sproles' former role. Smallwood needs to be added in all leagues.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 10:28:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Darren Sproles suffered a broken arm Week 3 against the Giants.

Sproles will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the diagnosis, but it looks like he is going to miss several weeks. RapSheet believes he is a candidate for injured reserve. With Sproles out, LeGarrette Blount, Wendell Smallwood, and Corey Clement shared snaps against the Giants. Smallwood would figure to see the biggest boost in playing time with Sproles sidelined, but this likely will prove to be an unpredictable timeshare.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 10:37:00 PM

Darren Sproles won't return to Sunday's Week 3 game due to a wrist injury.

Sproles looked to have suffered a knee or leg injury initially, but he was later spotted walking around fine and holding his wrist. The Eagles are rolling with LeGarrette Blount in the backfield and Wendell Smallwood is sprinkling in.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 01:59:00 PM

Darren Sproles is averaging 6.3 YPC in 10 career games against the Giants.

It’s the highest average for a running back with at least 40 carries. The trend suggests the Eagles will continue to ride Sproles after he led the Week 2 backfield in touches. Sproles is Rotoworld’s No. 31-ranked back this week.
Source: CSN Philly
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 08:07:00 PM

Darren Sproles rushed 10 times for 48 yards and caught 2-of-4 passes for 30 yards in Week 2 against the Chiefs.

It was a homecoming game for Sproles, who went to high school in Kansas City. He led the Eagles' in carries and was the most effective back. Sproles fumbled on a punt return, but his role is trending up going into Week 3. With LeGarrette Blount and Wendell Smallwood struggling, Sproles is a good bet for double-digit Week 3 touches.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 05:05:00 PM

Darren Sproles rushed two times for two yards and caught 5-of-8 targets for 43 yards in the Eagles' Week 1 win over the Redskins.

Sproles led all Eagles backs in snaps, and his eight targets tied with Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor for the team lead. LeGarrette Blount is going to get a lot of the carries, but Sproles' role is secure as the pass-game back. He's an asset in PPR leagues but likely isn't a great start until bye weeks start coming into play. The Eagles travel to face the Chiefs on the road in Week 2.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 05:12:00 PM

Darren Sproles did not play in the Eagles' third preseason game.

He likely won't play a single snap this preseason. At age 34, Sproles is expected to retire after this season, but not before he is heavily involved in the Eagles' 2017 offense. The Eagles have kept him in bubble wrap for a reason. Expect Sproles to lead Philly's backfield in PPR fantasy points this year.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 10:06:00 PM

Darren Sproles said the offense is built to get him the ball in space more often this season.

"That’s just our thing now," Sproles said. "Moreso than even last year. We’re trying to get mismatches." Sproles is not expected to play in the preseason, but the Eagles offered a glimpse by targeting Donnel Pumphrey six times in 26 snaps in the preseason opener. The rookie only managed 12 yards, but it is a good indication Sproles will be even more involved as a receiver this season.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 10:53:00 AM

Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Daily News guesses Darren Sproles will remain "the top running back."

Despite being medically cleared to work out, Ryan Mathews' (neck) future remains in question, and the Eagles' only major addition at running back was pint-sized Donnel Pumphrey in the fourth round. Wendell Smallwood could certainly take on a bigger role, but the Eagles look destined for another backfield committee, one which Sproles is again likely to chair. Even entering what is likely his final NFL season, Sproles is a good bet for 150 touches.
Tue, May 2, 2017 09:58:00 AM

Darren Sproles "has said several times" he anticipates 2017 being his final NFL season.

And it's probably going to be a useful season after the Eagles disregarded running backs in the draft. Philly's lone RB selection was used on fifth-rounder Donnel Pumphrey, a similarly undersized scatback who has drawn optimistic comparisons to Sproles. Ryan Mathews apparently now has a chance to return despite major back/neck issues. Sproles is likely to maintain PPR value in 2017.
Mon, May 1, 2017 02:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Carson Wentz
2Nick Foles
3Nate Sudfeld
4Joe Callahan
RB1Jay Ajayi
2Corey Clement
3Darren Sproles
4Wendell Smallwood
5Donnel Pumphrey
GLB1Jay Ajayi
2Corey Clement
3RB1Corey Clement
2Darren Sproles
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Mack Hollins
3Shelton Gibson
4Greg Ward
5Markus Wheaton
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Mike Wallace
3Bryce Treggs
4Marquess Wilson
5Rashard Davis
WR31Mike Wallace
TE1Zach Ertz
2Dallas Goedert
3Richard Rodgers
4Josh Perkins
5Billy Brown
LT1Jason Peters
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
LG1Stefen Wisniewski
2Darrell Greene
3Matt Pryor
C1Jason Kelce
2Isaac Seumalo
3Jon Toth
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Chance Warmack
RT1Lane Johnson
2Taylor Hart
3Jordan Mailata
K1Jake Elliott