Sprinkle is in good position to win a spot on Washington's regular-season roster, according to Ben Standig of The Athletic reports. The team views Sprinkle as a reliable blocker, which should be enough for him to secure a job. Meanwhile, Logan Thomas is the favorite to see targets at tight end, regardless of whether he's technically the starter or not. Sprinkle had only 26 catches on 600 offensive snaps last year, starting 13 of 16 games for an injury-riddled Washington squad.
Sprinkle caught two of three targets for 14 yards during Sunday's 41-35 overtime loss to the Giants. The 25-year-old once again worked as the team's No. 1 tight end Week 16, but it was Hale Hentges who had the touchdown reception Sunday. Sprinkle has 12 starts this season and 23 receptions for 223 yards and one touchdown.
Sprinkle caught both targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 37-27 loss to the Redskins. Sprinkle continues to work as the No. 1 tight end, logging 43 of a possible 53 offensive snaps (81 percent). The third-year pro still hasn't exceeded two receptions or 36 receiving yards over 14 games this year while finding the end zone just once.
Sprinkle wasn't targeted during Sunday's 20-15 loss in Green Bay. Sprinkle was solidly involved last week with two catches on four targets for 36 yards, but he was an afterthought in the passing game Week 14 despite playing 75 percent of offensive snaps. The 25-year-old has started 10 games this season but has limited fantasy value with 19 catches for 196 yards and one touchdown.
Sprinkle caught two of four targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 29-21 win over Carolina. The yardage was a career high, breaking a streak of 11 consecutive games in which Sprinkle caught either one or two passes for no more than 24 yards. His 77 percent snap share was right in its usual range, so it's not as if the improvement was sparked by a role change. Sprinkle doesn't offer much fantasy appeal, but he appears locked in as the starting tight end for the rest of the season, including Week 14's game at Green Bay.
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|5||10/11||Los Angeles Rams||4||2.00|
|6||10/18||@New York Giants||8||2.00|
|9||11/08||New York Giants||8||2.00|
|14||12/13||@San Francisco 49ers||5||2.00|
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|3 Year Avg||17||11||98||1||6||8.91||15|