When Darren Sproles suffered a torn ACL and broken arm in Week 3 last season, many believed his career was over. After all, he'll be 35 in June, and he's had a quality 13-year career. But after the Eagles won Super Bowl LII against the Patriots, a comeback seemed more like a possibility, and Sproles signed a one-year deal with the team in April. Sproles should return to his passing-downs and return-game roles for the Eagles. Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement should be ahead of Sproles on the depth chart, but Fantasy owners know what to expect from Sproles if he's back in Philadelphia. His Fantasy value is limited in standard leagues, but he had 107 catches from 2015-16, which helps his outlook in PPR. Sproles is worth a late-round flier in PPR.
Sproles (knee, arm) is in consideration for kickoff return duties, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Sproles has been the Eagles' primary punt returner since joining the team ahead of the 2014 campaign, but has sparingly been used for kickoffs. However, with the new rules put in place for kickoff returns, the Eagles feel as if Sproles could also make a difference on that special teams unit, so it's something they'll experiment with later this summer and into the fall. Sproles also still needs to get back to full strength, as he sat out voluntary OTAs while still working through his rehab from a fractured right arm and a torn left ACL.
Sproles (knee, arm) wasn't present for the start of OTAs on Tuesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Sproles suffered a fractured right arm and a torn ACL in his left knee last September and is likely still working through the latter stages of his rehab. The fact that the Eagles still re-signed him this offseason despite the injuries means he should be slated to make a full recovery prior to or during the upcoming campaign. An exact timetable for that return is still somewhat uncertain, however, so look for additional updates to be provided as training camp closes in.
Sproles (knee, arm) has agreed to terms on a new contract with the Eagles, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports. As expected, Sproles will return for the chance at another Super Bowl run with the defending champion Eagles. While he'll clearly slot in behind Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement on early downs, Sproles remains a useful gadget player who should keep his role as the team's primary return man on both punts and kickoffs. It isn't clear where he stands in his recovery from a torn ACL, but Philadelphia's new commitment to him suggests Sproles is expected to make a full recovery.
Sproles (knee, arm), an unrestricted free agent, seems likely to re-sign with the Eagles, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. While he wouldn't get many carries behind Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement, the 34-year-old could still be useful on special teams and passing downs if he makes a full recovery from the torn ACL and broken arm he suffered in Week 3 last season. Sproles resumed running in January and is leaning toward trying to play for at least one more year. The Eagles want him back, but they presumably expect him to settle for a salary far smaller than what he's grown accustomed to.
Sproles (knee) said Monday that he's leaning toward returning for a 13th NFL season in 2018, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Sproles' season ended in late September against the Giants, when he fractured his arm and tore his ACL. While the injury initially looked damaging to the Eagles' playoff hopes, the play of rookie Corey Clement and trade-deadline pickup Jay Ajayi out of the backfield more than compensated for Sproles' absence and helped guide the Eagles to Super Bowl LII. With Sproles heading into his age-35 season and coming off a major injury, he may find limited suitors for his services.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/16||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||29||19.13|
|6||10/12||@New York Giants||21||17.88|
|11||11/18||@New Orleans Saints||12||17.22|
|12||11/25||New York Giants||21||17.88|
|15||12/17||@Los Angeles Rams||27||19.00|
|3 Year Avg||64||272||2||38||296||1||74|