Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
19 hours ago

Sproles carried seven times for 14 yards and a touchdown while catching all six of his targets for an additional 35 yards in Sunday's 32-14 loss to the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles made an impact as a receiver after the Eagles abandoned the run and was able to find the end zone on the ground the the first time this season on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter. The diminutive veteran has just 20 rushing yards on 10 carries in the last two games without Ryan Matthews (knee), but he has hauled in 11 receptions and benefited from a rare goal line carry in this one. Sproles' role has remained consistent despite Mathews' injury and he should serve as the primary pass-catcher out of the backfield next week against the Redskins regardless of his teammate's health.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
7 days ago

Sproles rushed three times for six yards and caught five passes (on seven targets) for 48 yards in Monday night's loss to the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles unsurprisingly found room in the passing game against a Packers team that was without its top two inside linebackers Monday, but his mere six rushing yards still made for an underwhelming performance. In truth, Sproles has ran for more than 50 yards just twice this season, so even with Ryan Mathews (knee) sidelined, the Eagles have turned to rookie Wendell Smallwood lately, leaving Sproles to clean up in passing situations, where he poses the biggest fantasy threat at this stage in his career.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
7 days ago

Sproles (rib) will start at running back Monday versus the Packers, Geoff Mosher of 97.5 The Fanatic Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

At various points this season, Sproles has been the Eagles' lead back, so he isn't unaccustomed to such a role. With Ryan Mathews (MCL) sidelined, Sproles has a better chance to receive significant work than normal, but head coach Doug Pederson isn't opposed to getting all his healthy RBs in the act. Therefore, both Wendell Smallwood and Kenjon Barner should augment Sproles' workload, at the very least.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
1 week ago

Sproles (rib) is in line to be available for Monday's game against the Packers after practicing fully this week.

EDGE Analysis

While Sproles will be able to play through his rib issue Monday, fellow RB Ryan Mathews will be out due to an MCL issue. As a result, look for Wendell Smallwood to see added work in the Eagles' Week 12 backfield in tandem with Sproles. Per csnphilly.com, Smallwood could well lead the way Monday, though assuming no setback with his rib, Sproles still figures to see his share of touches, especially in pass-catching situations.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
2 weeks ago

Sproles (rib) was a full practice participant Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Handling the entire allotment of practice reps is quite the feat for Sproles, who suffered a seventh rib fracture in Sunday's loss at Seattle. If he upholds that standard, he should be good to go Monday against the Packers. The same can't be said for Ryan Mathews, as he missed Thursday's session due to an MCL concern. However, he's expected to play this week, per Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, which would place the usual cloud over the Eagles' running back situation.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
2 weeks ago

At this point, Fellow RB Ryan Mathews (knee) is viewed as more of a question mark for Monday night's game against the Packers than Sproles (ribs), Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

With that in mind, Mathews -- who won't practice Wednesday -- is "day-to-day" with an MCL issue in his right knee, while Sproles is dealing with what Philly.com describes as a seventh rib fracture. Meanwhile, Sproles won't practice either Wednesday, though that's said to be a precautionary measure. We'll continue to track the duo's status in the coming days, but if either are out or limited Monday, Wendell Smallwood would presumably see added touches in the Eagles offense.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
2 weeks ago

Sproles (ribs) will not take part in Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles will sit out the Eagles' first practice session of the week in order to give his ribs extra time to rest and recover. However, head coach Doug Pederson believes Sproles will be able to play in the Eagles' next game Monday against the Packers. Sproles' status for Week 12 will not be determined for a few more days, but if he is able to play he could see some extra work, as fellow running back Ryan Mathews (knee) is not a lock to suit up.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
2 weeks ago

Coach Doug Pederson indicated that Sproles is in line to have his practice participation impacted by a rib injury, but the running back should be able to play next Monday against the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, Ryan Mathews is considered day-to-day with a knee injury, which, for the moment leaves Wendell Smallwood and Kenjon Barner as the team's healthiest running backs in advance of the Eagles' Week 12 preparations.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
2 weeks ago

Sproles will not return to Sunday's game against the Seahawks after exiting with a rib injury, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The specifics of Sproles injury are unknown at this point. With Ryan Mathews (knee) also out, Kenjon Barner and Wendall Smallwood will see extra time as the only remaining running backs for the Eagles.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
3 weeks ago1 Comment

Sproles carried two times for 19 yards and caught eight of 10 targets for an additional 57 yards in Sunday's 24-15 loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Although Sproles was referred to as the starting tailback earlier in the week, he tied his season-low in carries and saw Ryan Mathews combine with Wendell Smallwood for 209 scrimmage yards and a pair of touchdowns. It appears the backfield rotation isn't as stable as it appeared heading into the week and it will be difficult to endorse using Sproles or either of his two teammates next week against the Seahawks on the road.