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Darren Sproles

Philadelphia Eagles
Running Back

Ht: 5.5 | Wt: 190

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YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2005SDC158506.25003103.330011602
2007SDC15371644.432010313.1000471950
2008SDC16613305.41102934211.7950906722
2009SDC16933433.69304549711.04401388401
2010SDC16502675.3400595208.81201097873
2011NOS16876036.9320867108.267017313130
2012NOS13482445.0811756678.89701239110
2013NOS15532204.1520716048.51201248242
Average:55278510474238301027001
Total:4372221511137833818270815560210

Eagles | Henry Josey to get long look

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Geoff Mosher

Eagles | Darren Sproles could be matchup problem for defenses

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Zach Berman

Eagles | Insist Darren Sproles is a running back

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Phillymag.com - Sheil Kapadia

Eagles | Teammate impressed with Darren Sproles

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."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Eagles | Chris Polk in line for more carries

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Joe Kaiser

Eagles | Darren Sproles' work ethic praised

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."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Geoff Mosher

Eagles | LeSean McCoy thinks Darren Sproles will help him

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com - Chris McPherson

Saints | Bigger role for Travaris Cadet?

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Triplett

Eagles | Give Darren Sproles extension

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Eagles | Darren Sproles could see time in slot

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

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