Darren Sproles | RB | Philadelphia Eagles
Posted: 9/16/2014 12:23am et
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.
Huddle Up: Philly wanted to get Sproles the ball in space against the Indy LBs, and the plan worked to perfection with the RB averaging 21.7 yards per catch with a long gain of 57. He wound up easily outgaining starter LeSean McCoy (178-101) and will continue to have fantasy value as a RB2 or flex option, especially in PPR leagues, although this likely will turn out to be his best total-yardage game of the season.
Posted: 7/23/2014 2:25pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Kelly's MO is spreading the field, finding mismatches and exploiting them and in Sproles he has another speedy tool to do just that. With most of the Eagles now in Year Two of running Kelly's high-speed offense, the expectation is that things will move even more quickly and efficiently--great news for the fantasy prospects of all involved.
Posted: 6/25/2014 3:14pm et
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.'
Huddle Up: A speed guy like Sproles is a perfect fit for Kelly's system; given the right opportunities, Sproles could return to his Saints level of productivity (pre-last year), which makes him a viable RB2 in PPR formats.
Posted: 3/13/2014 1:38pm et
The Philadelphia Eagles acquired RB Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints for a 5th-round draft pick.
Huddle Up: Philly won the bid for Sproles, but this isn't exactly the best news for LeSean McCoy's fantasy value, particularly in PPR leagues. Sproles is almost exclusively a pass-receiving back and is sure to cut into the targets for McCoy, who has had at least 48 receptions in each of the past 4 seasons.
Posted: 3/11/2014 10:50pm et
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles said on NFL Network on 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.
Huddle Up: The Saints are playing it smart in trying to get something for the soon-to-be 31-year-old RB whose yards-from-scrimmage and TD totals have decreased in each of his 3 seasons in the Big Easy.
Posted: 3/7/2014 11:22pm et
The New Orleans Saints will cut RB Darren Sproles, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Sproles wasn't used nearly as much--or as effectively--as a pass-catcher this season, and with the Saints having a stable of backs to choose from it's no surprise they are opting to give Sproles the boot.
Posted: 1/28/2014 11:27pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Sure, Sproles remains a matchup nightmare but he'll be 31 in June and his total yards and TD totals have declined in each of the past 3 seasons.
Posted: 12/2/2013 8:16pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (ankle) is active for the Week 13 game against the Seattle Seahawks Monday, Dec. 2.
Huddle Up: Sproles will be back after missing Week 12, and his fantasy owners are hoping it'll be an "up" week for the RB in a roller-coaster of a fantasy season that has definitely featured more "downs."
Posted: 11/28/2013 6:21pm et
According to reports, New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (ankle) practiced in full Thursday.
Huddle Up: With the Saints not playing until Monday night, it was good early-week news for Sproles' fantasy owners, who were without the RB in Week 12.
Posted: 11/21/2013 7:31pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (ankle, knee) is inactive for the team's Week 12 game against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: As feared, Sproles won't play Thursday night after getting injured Week 11 and then missing the team's Tuesday and Wednesday practices, The biggest beneficiary will be Pierre Thomas, who will be even more involved in the passing game.
Posted: 11/19/2013 10:45pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (knee, ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Not a good sign at all that Sproles wasn't able to practice Tuesday after at least getting in some limited work Monday. Those hoping to use him Thursday night are going to need some better news Wednesday.
Posted: 11/19/2013 2:00pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (ankle, knee) was listed as a limited participant for practice Monday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Sproles was in and out the Saints' Week 11 win over the Niners and finished with only 3 rushes for 16 yards and 4 catches for 19 yards. He's now up against a short week as he tries to recover. See if he can do more in practice over the next few days, but don't be surprised if he's limited again in the game Thursday night in Atlanta.
Posted: 11/6/2013 5:00pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Excellent news for Sproles and his fantasy owners. He is still a good PPR option at RB.
Posted: 10/1/2013 12:53am et
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles racked up seven receptions for a game-high 114 yards and a touchdown in the Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins Monday, Sept. 30. He also posted four carries for 28 yards and a score. The night wasn't a total success, though, as he lost his first fumble since 2010 when he was a member of the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: After seeing the RB post back-to-back sub-65-total-yard outings, Sproles' owners were rewarded Monday night with 142 total yards and the RB's first 2 TDs of the season. He remains the only Saints' RB you can come close to counting on and a must-start in PPR leagues.