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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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:04:24 -0700
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said Tuesday, March 25, that RB Travaris Cadet could take on "a little more of that role" that RB Darren Sproles played in the team's offense over the past three seasons.
Fantasy Tip: Cadet still has to battle for touches with Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas, so don't expect Cadet to become a fantasy stud in points-per-reception (PPR) leagues like Sproles. However, Cadet is likely to see more touches, and his workload should be monitored this summer. If he has a good training camp and preseason, and perhaps an injury or two occurs, he could emerge as a useful fantasy option in more than just deeper leagues.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:31:31 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles extended RB Darren Sproles for two more seasons, meaning he'll be in an Eagles uniform for at least the next three years, according to a league source. Financial terms of the extension weren't announced.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:32:40 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles could line up as a slot receiver next season, because the team released WR Jason Avant, who lined up in the slot this season.
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