Sprinkle didn't draw any targets in Sunday's 24-0 loss to Philadelphia, thus finishing his second NFL season with five receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown on nine targets in 16 games.
No. 3 on the depth chart for most of the year, Sprinkle served as Washington's top tight end for the final two weeks when both Jordan Reed (foot) and Vernon Davis (concussion) were unavailable. Reed likely will be back in Washington next season, but Sprinkle could move up a spot on the depth chart if Davis retires or gets released. It's still hard to make a case for the 2017 fifth-round pick as anything more than a bench stash in extremely deep dynasty leagues.
Sprinkle could see a heavy workload with Vernon Davis (concussion) listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Sprinkle and Davis have split targets since Jordan Reed (foot) went down for the season, with the 24-year-old catching five of six passes for 41 yards and a touchdown the past two weeks. There still isn't a ton of upside with Josh Johnson at quarterback, but Sprinkle at least feels like a safer bet to draw some looks now that Davis isn't part of the equation. Blocking specialist Matt Flanagan is the only other tight end on the 53-man roster.
Sprinkle caught two passes (three targets) for 22 yards in Saturday's 25-16 loss to the Titans.
Sprinkle got the start with both Jordan Reed (foot/ankle) and Vernon Davis (concussion) sidelined. The 24-year-old wasn't able to make a big splash in his first career start, and he actually produced less from a fantasy perspective than he did sharing duties with Davis last week (three catches, 19 yards and a touchdown). The status of the Redskins' veteran tight ends are uncertain at this point, but Sprinkle wouldn't be more than a very deep-league option if he were to get another start against the Eagles in Week 17.
Sprinkle is expected to draw the start at tight end and handle the bulk of the snaps at the position with Jordan Reed (foot/ankle) and Vernon Davis (concussion) ruled out for the contest.
While Reed sat out the Week 15 loss to the Jaguars, Sprinkle actually received more work than Davis. Sprinkle played 41 offensive snaps to Davis' 30 and finished with his first three receptions of the season for 19 yards and a touchdown. Davis' absence will create even more opportunity for Sprinkle to make a mark, especially with Washington unlikely to deploy much of a downfield passing attack heavily involving its receivers with a third-string option (Josh Johnson) under center. Sprinkle could make for an intriguing punt play in DFS contests.
Sprinkle may be in store for increased reps at tight end Saturday against the Titans with starter Jordan Reed (foot/ankle) ruled out for the contest and top backup Vernon Davis (concussion) listed as questionable, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
While Reed was sidelined during the Redskins' Week 15 win over the Jaguars, Davis drew the start at tight end but logged fewer offensive snaps (30) than Sprinkle (41). It was the highest usage of the season for the Arkansas product, who responded by hauling all three of his targets -- two of which came in the red zone -- for 19 yards and a touchdown. Davis' potential absence Saturday would clear the way for Sprinkle to take on an even more pronounced role in the passing attack, but the 24-year-old showed last week that he can still have some upside in leagues that start two tight ends even if he's stuck in a timeshare.
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