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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:52:47 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 23.
Fantasy Tip: It is good news that Sproles was able to get some work in for the second day in a row. Sproles has a chance to play, and would cost $5,400 in FantasyScore this week.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:30:44 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Fantasy Tip: It appears that Sproles has a chance to play in Week 8, but his status is still uncertain at this point. Sproles costs $5,400 on FantasyScore and could be a good play in point-per-reception leagues.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:17:23 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Fantasy Tip: It's a great sign for Sproles' chances of returning in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals. However, it's unclear how involved he was in practice today. His status over the next couple days will be crucial in determining if he'll play. Stay tuned.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:12:02 -0700
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) could miss one to two weeks because of his sprained medial collateral ligament, according to head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly said Sproles will receive treatment, and the team will re-evaluate him after the bye week.
Fantasy Tip: It appears that Sproles may have a chance to play in Week 8, despite the injury. Monitor next week's practice report to have a better idea of his status for Week 8 games on FantasyScore.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:11:30 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) likely will miss one game because of a sprained medial collateral ligament. The team is on bye this week, which should help his rehab.
Fantasy Tip: Sproles has had a solid role on offense so far this season, but likely will time with the injury. LeSean McCoy may receive more playing time while Sproles is out. Chris Polk could receive more work but likely will not have much value.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:37:55 -0700
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) is believed to have avoided an anterior cruciate ligament tear. However, he's expected to miss a few weeks due to the knee injury.
Fantasy Tip: LeSean McCoy and Zach Ertz figure to benefit with the loss of Sproles in the passing game. The Eagles are on a bye in Week 7.
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:58:36 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) had the stability of his left medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligament tested by a team orthopedist, and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya said "whatever news he delivered" to Sproles reportedly made him "unhappy."
Fantasy Tip: With Chris Polk sidelined, and Sproles out, it will be the LeSean McCoy show down the stretch, as he is the only active running back available for the final quarter.
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:51:52 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) left the Week 6 game against the New York Giants late in the third quarter due to an apparent left knee injury. He was able to walk off under his own power to the locker room.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:47:03 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy said running backs coach Duce Staley removed him late in the team's Week 5 win when the team was trying to run out the clock. McCoy was removed in favor of RB Darren Sproles. "They called me out. Duce pulled me out," McCoy said. "For the most part, if I'm tired, I come out. Then Sproles has his different packages, he has his plays to come in, but the majority of the time, it's just how I'm feeling." Sproles popped a 25-yard run the first play after replacing McCoy, who had 81 yards on 24 carries in the game.
Head coach Chip Kelly noted that sometimes defenses play the run differently when McCoy is in the game compared to Sproles. Sproles seems to receive better blocking at times, and he can be savvier at reading what's in front of him in cramped situations.
Fantasy Tip: It was nice to see McCoy have his best game of the season, but we're still waiting for that breakout game. It could come in Week 6 against the New York Giants. McCoy will cost you $6,700 (13.4% of cap) at FantasyScore.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:47:58 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles had seven receptions for a career-high 152 yards in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Sept. 15. He also had four carries for 26 yards and a touchdown.
Fantasy Tip: Sproles was unstoppable in the pass game, and he has posted a pair of rushing touchdown through the first two games. Philadelphia fans love him, Indianapolis fans are not fond of him, and the same is true for fantasy owners of LeSean McCoy. Sproles' effectiveness is cutting into the value of McCoy to this point. Sproles is a fabulous RB2 or flex play in points-per-reception (PPR) formats, and a decent low-end RB2 in standard leagues.
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:02:48 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles had 11 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown and four receptions for 14 yards in Week 1. He played 33 snaps (38 percent) while RB LeSean McCoy played 67 percent of the snaps. The two took four snaps together.
Fantasy Tip: Sproles broke a 49-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that inflated his box score numbers. He won't always be that productive in limited work, but he might be a great flex option against the Colts in Week 2.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:53:42 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles CB Nolan Carroll will receive the first chance to return kicks Week 1 because of the injury to WR Josh Huff (shoulder). RB Darren Sproles and CB Brandon Boykin are also options to return kicks.
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.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:20:33 -0700
The New Orleans Saints acquired a fifth-round pick in 2014 from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for RB Darren Sproles.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:59:11 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles acquired RB Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints for an undisclosed package.
Fantasy Tip: Sproles fits the offense well and will continue to be a good running back to own in point-per reception leagues. However, he'll be 31 next season, and he could have landed in a better spot for fantasy purposes. Sproles' presence may also limit LeSean McCoy's touches, but it should add more longevity to his career after his phenomenal, but taxing, 2013 season. Sproles should often be a good RB3 in PPR leagues, but is a RB4 or handcuff material in others. McCoy remains a stud RB1 in all formats.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:19:31 -0700
The Washington Redskins are making a push to trade for New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:42:07 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles he does not want to be traded and would rather be released, because he does not have any control over which team he will join if he is traded. He said the Saints are talking with more than two teams and expects to have more idea of the situation soon.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:11:23 -0700
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles said on NFL Network Tuesday, March 11, that he has received interest from more than 10 teams. The Saints have not released him yet, and are hoping to work out a trade.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:21:12 -0700
The New Orleans Saints have not yet released RB Darren Sproles, and now plan to trade him due to heavy interest, according to a source. However, at this time he is not being released, as was previously reported.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:24:48 -0700
The New Orleans Saints are still holding out hope that they can trade RB Darren Sproles, but are prepared to cut him. There are 10 teams interested if he becomes a free agent.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:49:25 -0700
The Washington Redskins are interested in free-agent RB Darren Sproles (Saints), but one source deemed it a long shot.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 15:40:27 -0700
The New Orleans Saints are targeting a ball-control offense in 2014. They are expected to use four-receiver sets with a satellite running back less often. This philosophy switch is probably what led to the release of RB Darren Sproles and WR Lance Moore.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:22:08 -0800
The New Orleans Saints will cut RB Darren Sproles, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: The Saints have a bevy of running backs without Sproles, whose production dropped drastically in 2013, on roster. Khiry Robinson and Mark Ingram will likely serve as the backfield tandem in New Orleans next season, with Pierre Thomas in danger of being cut, as well, or traded. Travaris Cadet could also factor in for touches next season.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:12:03 -0800
The New Orleans Saints could be open to trading RB Darren Sproles, according to league sources.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:17:09 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said Thursday, Feb. 6, that he is hopeful WR Ace Sanders becomes a "Darren Sproles-type."
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners would be happy with that, too. If he can get his hands on the ball, he has the ability to make tacklers miss.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:37:04 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles is set to count $4.25 million against the salary cap next year, but he should return because of the matchup problems he creates out of the backfield.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:31:38 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (chest) did not practice again Friday, Jan. 3, and is ruled out for the team's Wild Card game this weekend.
Fantasy Tip: Darren Sproles and Mark Ingram will be used in tandem to replace Thomas, and Khiry Robinson could also be involved to a lesser extend against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:23:18 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (ankle) is active for the Week 13 game against the Seattle Seahawks Monday, Dec. 2.
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 16:08:16 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (ankle) fully participated in practice Saturday, Nov. 30, and is listed as probable for Week 13.
Fantasy Tip: Sproles will continue to have a role in the offense this week. He should be considered a No. 3 running back or flex option in standard leagues and a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 16:28:46 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 29.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Sproles should be able to play this week. He should be considered a No. 3 running back or flex option in standard leagues but should be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues.
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 17:04:32 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:30:50 -0800
The New Orleans Saints have declared RB Darren Sproles, SS Isa Abdul-Quddus, OG Jahri Evans, WR Nick Toon, QB Ryan W. Griffin, CB Trevin Wade, DL Tyrunn Walker inactive for Week 12.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:56:15 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (ankle, knee) is inactive for the team's Week 12 game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Nov. 21.
Fantasy Tip: Pierre Thomas is basically a must-start now, and Mark Ingram's flex appeal just became a whole lot nicer. Lance Moore and Kenny Stills gain some more value as WR3 or flex plays, too.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:27:20 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 12.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to wait for the inactive list to see if Sproles will be able to play. He should be in the starting lineup if he is active, but owners should also have a backup plan in case he sits out the game.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:10:08 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (knee, ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Fantasy Tip: Sproles returned to the Week 11 game after being injured, so we think it's safe to guess that his injuries aren't deemed serious enough to keep him out Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons. Keep him in your lineup.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:18:50 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (ankle, knee) was listed as a limited participant for practice Monday, Nov. 18.
Fantasy Tip: Sproles was forced out of the Week 11 game against the San Francisco 49ers early, but was able to return after treatment.
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 18:26:37 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (foot, knee) left the Week 11 game against the San Francisco 49ers in the first half due to a left knee and right foot issue. The training staff checked his left knee, and he had his right foot re-taped before returning to the game.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:23:54 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is listed as probable for Week 10.
Fantasy Tip: It appears that Sproles has recovered from his concussion and will be able to play. He should be considered a low-end No. 2 running back or flex option this week.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:05:27 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 12:24:08 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (concussion) made it through the concussion program and participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6. Sproles said he was fine.
Fantasy Tip: Sproles practiced in full, so this is a great sign that he'll return to action in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys. Sproles' involvement in the offense has been limited this year, making him a much weaker play than normal. We wouldn't blame you if you sat him out in favor of better options. In point-per-reception formats, he's a better option as at least a flex play.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 11:17:20 -0800
Updating an earlier report, New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (concussion) is out for the remainder of the Week 9 game with a concussion.
Fantasy Tip: After four catches for 0 yards last week, it's two frustrating weeks for Sproles owners. Expect to see more Mark Ingram, who is active for the first time this season.