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Darren Sproles | Running Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 190
College: Kansas State
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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. Nov 26 - 4:15 PM

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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.
Nov 22 - 4:57 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.
Nov 19 - 8:40 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.
Nov 15 - 6:27 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.
Nov 9 - 1:37 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.
Oct 26 - 1:24 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.
Oct 20 - 12:29 AM

Darren Sproles rushed five times for 27 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for 10 yards Week 5 against the Saints.

Sproles took a backseat to both DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews, who did basically whatever they wanted in the running game in the second half. Sproles has six or fewer touches in three games this season, and his role in the offense is unlikely to grow with Murray and Mathews healthy. He is not an option in standard leagues.
Oct 11 - 5:32 PM

Darren Sproles rushed four times for 17 yards and failed to haul in any of his three targets Week 4 against the Redskins.

After dropping what would have been a long catch last week, Sproles dropped another couple passes against the Redskins. One of the drops would have been an important third-down conversion in the fourth quarter. Sproles usage has been all over the map this season, and that makes him too risky to use standard leagues. After four games, Sproles is on pace for 84 carries for 320 yards and 60 catches for 472 yards.
Oct 4 - 5:43 PM

Darren Sproles has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 3.

Sproles scored an 89-yard punt-return touchdown against the Jets to kickstart the Eagles' first win of the season. On offense, he managed just 36 total yards and a second touchdown on 15 touches, getting the start in place of injured DeMarco Murray. Expect Sproles to continue to get 12-15 touches weekly.
Sep 30 - 10:19 AM

Darren Sproles rushed 11 times for 17 yards and a touchdown and caught 4-of-6 targets for 19 yards, adding a punt return touchdown as the Eagles downed the Jets 24-17 in Week 3.

With DeMarco Murray (hamstring) inactive, Sproles got the start over Ryan Mathews against the Jets. Although he struggled on the ground, Sproles made his presence felt on an ankle-breaking 89-yard punt return touchdown in the first half. Sproles scored his second TD of the game on a one-yard goal-line run late in the second quarter. Sproles might've had a third score in the second half, but dropped a perfectly-located pass by Sam Bradford on a wheel route where Sproles had Jets ILB David Harris beat. This was the Eagles' first win of the season. If Murray can't play against the Redskins in Week 4, expect Sproles to maintain an expanded role in 12-15 touches.
Sep 27 - 4:22 PM

Darren Sproles caught 4-of-4 targets for 23 yards in the Eagles' Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

Sproles lost four yards on his lone rushing attempt. For the second straight week, the Eagles' running game was stuck in reverse, but this time they couldn't get Sproles going as a receiver. Sproles hasn't had his last big game as a pass catcher, but they're essentially impossible to predict. He's a high-ceiling, low-floor option as a FLEX option. He gets the Jets in Week 3.
Sep 20 - 8:27 PM

Darren Sproles rushed five times for 50 yards and caught 7-of-9 targets for 76 yards in the Eagles' Week 1 loss to the Falcons.

Sproles' nine targets were second on the team to Jordan Matthews' 12 on a night Sam Bradford threw it 52 times. Coach Chip Kelly said in the offseason he wanted to expand Sproles' role, and if Week 1 is any indication, it appears Sproles will be in line for more touches. We're not going to buy it just yet, however, because Sproles got 15 touches last Week 1 and ended up barely averaging five per game the rest of 2014. But Monday night, Sproles showed his electric speed picking up big gains on the outside in obvious mismatches for the defense. For now, he's an RB3 in PPR. Philadelphia hosts Dallas in Week 2.
Sep 14 - 10:39 PM

The Eagles want to get RB Darren Sproles more involved in the offense.

"We'd like to get him the ball steadily and consistently, and he certainly is a unique, outstanding player," Eagles OC Pat Shurmur said before the preseason. "We just need to make sure we get him the ball, and we have a plan to do that." That plan could involve Sproles lining up more as a receiver, something the Eagles worked on in camp. Sproles averaged just six offensive touches a game over the second half of 2014. Even if he sees a slight bump in usage, he is unlikely to be a consistent fantasy option in standard formats.
Sep 3 - 9:39 AM

Darren Sproles had two catches for 41 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' third preseason game.

Sproles scored on a eight-yard wheel route on the Eagles' opening drive. He later had a 33-yard catch and run. Sproles doesn't project as more than a low-volume receiving back behind DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews.
Aug 29 - 10:11 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Sam Bradford
2Mark Sanchez
3Thad Lewis
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Miles Austin
4Jonathan Krause
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Riley Cooper
3Seyi Ajirotutu
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
2Tanner Hawkinson
LG1Allen Barbre
2Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Julian Vandervelde
RG1Matt Tobin
RT1Lane Johnson
2Dennis Kelly
K1Caleb Sturgis