Darren Sproles

#43 RB / Philadelphia Eagles / EXP: 11YRS Height: 5-6 Weight: 190 lb Age: 32 College: Kansas State Bye 8

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    Eagles' Darren Sproles: Contained to 25 total yards

    Sproles was contained to two carries for four yards and four receptions (on six targets) for 21 yards during Thursday's defeat at Detroit. With the Lions pouring it on as the first half unfolded, head coach Chip Kelly opted to use a pass-heavy approach, which would typically benefit a receiving back like Sproles. Indeed, Sproles was targeted a half dozen times, but his inability to break one quelled his production. If the offense continues to sputter in the last third of the season, he won't both worthy of consideration outside of deep PPR formats, though the likely return of Sam Bradford (shoulder/concussion) in Week 13 could turn Sproles' fortunes.

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    Eagles' Darren Sproles: Touchdown catch in big loss

    Sproles caught three passes for 38 yards and a touchdown, and carried the ball six times for 21 yards in Sunday's 45-17 loss to Tampa Bay. Sproles capitalized on the absence of fellow running back Ryan Mathews, making the Buccaneers pay in the passing game by taking a 35-yard bubble screen to the house. His contributions went for naught, considering the Eagles were still more than doubled-up on the scoreboard, but he made himself felt with more touches. His ability to produce on Thanksgiving likely depends entirely on Mathews' health.

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    Eagles' Darren Sproles: Runs for 23 yards against Cowboys

    Sproles rushed for 23 yards on five carries in Sunday's win over Dallas. He added two catches for three yards on three targets. Sproles has now been held to 25 or fewer total yards in four of eight games. Long known as a more dangerous receiver than runner, Sproles is fourth on the team with 24 catches, but just nine of those have come in the past five games. During those same five games, Sproles has seen an overall reduction in share of touches with the emergence of DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews, with just 28 as compared to Mathews' 46 and Murray's 95. The 32-year-old back may have been able to top Father Time better than most of his peers, but he is having a much harder time topping Philadelphia's two younger runners.

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    Eagles' Darren Sproles: Three catches in Sunday loss

    Sproles caught three passes for 31 yards and ran the ball three times for nine yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. Since his dynamite Week 1 performance against Atlanta, Sproles' numbers have been middling at best. Head coach Chip Kelly is finding a hard time working the veteran halfback into his offense with any consistent success, and as a result, Sproles has just 156 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown in the Eagles' last six games.

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    Eagles' Darren Sproles: Nearly silent in primetime win

    Sproles ran the ball twice for four yards and caught one pass for three yards in Monday's 27-7 win over the Giants. With fellow running backs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews combining for 31 carries, there was little room for Sproles to factor into the Eagles' run game against New York. The Eagles' two offseason acquisitions are finally starting to run the way head coach Chip Kelly expected them to when he signed them, which means Sproles is very much on the outside looking in as far as running the ball is concerned.

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    Eagles RB Darren Sproles cooling off in Kelly's offense

    Eagles running back Darren Sproles ran five times for 27 yards and caught one pass for 10 yards in Sunday's 39-17 win over the Saints. After a few explosive outings to start the season, Sproles has cooled off with running back DeMarco Murray's return to the Eagles' lineup. The veteran back is still a player worth a bench spot, but his rushing potential is extremely limited with Murray and fellow running back Ryan Mathews both seeing plenty of touches, and the Eagles' passing game is replete with weapons, which means Sproles is likely capped at a handful of receptions per game.

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    Eagles running back Darren Sproles drops three passes Sunday

    Eagles running back Darren Sproles rushed four times for 17 yards, returned a punt 45 yards, and dropped three targets in Sunday's loss to Washington. It was an up-and-down afternoon for Sproles, who couldn't seem to make anything in the passing game, dropping a couple of catchable passes. He was efficient on the ground, averaging over four yards per carry, and had another game-shifting punt return. But Sproles' fantasy value is still limited unless he can manage to put more yards together in the passing game, as he did last year when the Eagles' offense relied heavily on screen passes early in the year. For now, his role in the offense is too heavily limited to count on more than a handful of points each week.

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    Eagles RB DeMarco Murray ready to roll Sunday

    Eagles featured back DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is active Sunday against Washington. Murray was listed as questionable despite practicing fully Thursday and Friday. He was unable to play last week due to the ailment, and with Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles both playing well in Murray's absence, it's possible the latter could get limited touches Sunday against a strong Redskins defense.

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    Report: DeMarco Murray expected to be active Week 4

    Eagles running back DeMarco Murray is expected to be active Sunday against Washington. However, he will test out his hamstring during pregame warmups before a decision is made, according to NFL Network. Murray was able to practice fully Thursday and Friday, so it was a bit surprising that he was officially listed as questionable. Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles both played very well against the Jets last Sunday, so even if Murray plays, he could lose snaps to the other two backs. Washington has also been excellent against the run, allowing just 75 rushing yards per game through three weeks, which is another knock on Murray's Fantasy upside Sunday.

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    Eagles RB Darren Sproles does a bit of everything in victory

    Eagles all-purpose back Darren Sproles rushed 11 times for 17 yards and a touchdown, caught four passes on six targets for 19 receiving yards and returned a punt 89 yards for a score Sunday against the Jets. While his yards per carry were hardly impressive, Sproles was able to tally on a 1-yard run to give him two touchdowns on the day. He got a lot more touches than usual thanks to DeMarco Murray sitting out with a hamstring injury, though Ryan Mathews led the backfield and will likely continue to do so if Murray has to miss any additional time. Sproles has the speed to score on any touch, but the punt returns to the house are hard to rely on for Fantasy purposes. He will try to remain a factor against Washington next week.

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