Darren Sproles news, rumors and stats

 

Darren Sproles

Philadelphia Eagles
Running Back

Ht: 5.5 | Wt: 190

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Week By Week

YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2005SDC158506.25003103.330011602
2007SDC15371644.432010313.1000471950
2008SDC16613305.41102934211.7950906722
2009SDC16933433.69304549711.04401388401
2010SDC16502675.3400595208.81201097873
2011NOS16876036.9320867108.267017313130
2012NOS13482445.0811756678.89701239110
2013NOS15532204.1520716048.51201248242
Average:55278510474238301027001
Total:4372221511137833818270815560210

Eagles | Darren Sproles has career night

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:47:58 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles had seven receptions for a career-high 152 yards in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Sept. 15. He also had four carries for 26 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: Sproles was unstoppable in the pass game, and he has posted a pair of rushing touchdown through the first two games. Philadelphia fans love him, Indianapolis fans are not fond of him, and the same is true for fantasy owners of LeSean McCoy. Sproles' effectiveness is cutting into the value of McCoy to this point. Sproles is a fabulous RB2 or flex play in points-per-reception (PPR) formats, and a decent low-end RB2 in standard leagues.

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Eagles | Darren Sproles produces

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:02:48 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles had 11 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown and four receptions for 14 yards in Week 1. He played 33 snaps (38 percent) while RB LeSean McCoy played 67 percent of the snaps. The two took four snaps together.

Fantasy Tip: Sproles broke a 49-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that inflated his box score numbers. He won't always be that productive in limited work, but he might be a great flex option against the Colts in Week 2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Zach Berman

Eagles | Nolan Carroll will be top returner

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:53:42 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles CB Nolan Carroll will receive the first chance to return kicks Week 1 because of the injury to WR Josh Huff (shoulder). RB Darren Sproles and CB Brandon Boykin are also options to return kicks.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Phil Sheridan

Eagles | Henry Josey to get long look

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:45:39 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Henry Josey is expected to handle a majority of the carries after RBs LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: Josey is one of the candidates for the No. 3 running back job in Philly, and his competition - Chris Polk and Matthew Tucker - are sidelined by injuries.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Geoff Mosher

Eagles | Darren Sproles could be matchup problem for defenses

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:03:39 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles' ability to win one-on-one matchups in space is what head coach Chip Kelly plans to exploit this season. Kelly said opposing defenses played a lot of man-to-man coverage against his offense last year, and his goal was to find a way to exploit the coverage this year.

Fantasy Tip: Sproles has done his best work in the passing game the last couple seasons, and that shouldn't change this year. Consider him a low-end RB3 in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Zach Berman

Eagles | Insist Darren Sproles is a running back

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:20:28 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles is a running back and not a wide receiver, the team continues to emphasize. The team's brass has bristled at the notion that Sproles will only help in the passing game. However, Sproles averaged 3.5 and 3.7 rushing attempts per game the last two years and caught 146 passes during that span, meaning he's likely to be a much bigger factor in the passing game in head coach Chip Kelly's offense.

Fantasy Tip: While Sproles could be used at times to spell McCoy in the backfield, we fully expect him to be far more effective in the passing game once again as a way to account for the loss of DeSean Jackson. As always, Sproles will be much more valuable in PPR leagues in 2014.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Phillymag.com - Sheil Kapadia

Eagles | Teammate impressed with Darren Sproles

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:35:28 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy said he has been impressed with RB Darren Sproles and expects Sproles to help the offense. "Sproles has the quickest feet I've ever seen out of any player," McCoy said. "He'll help us out tremendously. I think the best thing about him, what he brings to this team is not only leadership and experience, but also just another big playmaker on the team."

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Eagles | Chris Polk in line for more carries

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:24:08 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk should serve as RB LeSean McCoy's primary backup this year with RB Darren Sproles maintaining a secondary role in the offense, according to ESPN.com's Joe Kaiser.

Fantasy Tip: With Bryce Brown being traded to the Buffalo Bills in the offseason, an injury to McCoy would mean a serious workload for Polk. He is worth considering as a handcuff if you draft McCoy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Joe Kaiser

Eagles | Darren Sproles' work ethic praised

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:36:24 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles received praise about his work ethic from Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. "We heard from the coaches that coached him what an intelligent football player he is and [we] learned that from the first day he was in this building and how sharp he is and how dedicated he is," Kelly said. "I talked to Norv Turner and he remarked to me when I saw him at one of the pro days, he said, 'You'll have to slow him down because he only knows one speed.' And that's the same thing you see. Darren practices and trains at one speed. It's awesome. He fits in with the culture that we want in terms of preparation, but it's everything we wanted when we got him here."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Geoff Mosher

Eagles | LeSean McCoy thinks Darren Sproles will help him

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:17:24 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy said he believes the addition of RB Darren Sproles will help him this upcoming season, because it will allow him to stay fresh longer in games. "Being in the prime of my career and bringing in a guy like Sproles who can do so much, we'll work well together. I think having me fresh in the fourth quarter with fewer carries can be even more dangerous," McCoy said.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com - Chris McPherson

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