Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
5 days ago

Sproles rushed twice for minus-1 yard, but hauled in all six of his targets for 128 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-3 win over the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

With starter Ryan Mathews going down early with an ankle injury, Sproles split the backfield workload with youngsters Wendell Smallwood and Kenjon Barner. All three found the end zone, with Sproles doing it through the air on a spectacular 73-yard catch-and-run. He could see more snaps if Mathews misses extended time, but don't expect significantly more rushing attempts for the diminutive running back.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
2 weeks ago

Sproles rushed 12 times for 40 yards and caught two passes (on two targets) for eight yards in Monday night's win over the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles led the Eagles with 12 carries, topping teammate Ryan Mathews' mark of nine Monday. Although Mathews' total included two totes that he took for short touchdowns, Sproles also got a couple goal line calls, but couldn't punch the ball in. On the whole, Sproles couldn't find much room to run Monday, but after getting just seven touches in Week 1, the fact that he doubled that in Philadelphia's second game seems encouraging ahead of Sunday's in-state meeting with the Steelers.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
3 weeks ago

Sproles carried five times for 12 yards to go along with two receptions for 24 yards in the Eagles' 29-10 victory over the Browns on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles was expected to assume a complementary role to RB Ryan Mathews to open the season. While that appears to be the case on the surface, the team's distribution of snaps suggests otherwise; Sproles saw 38-of-77 snaps compared to Mathews' 37. The near dead-even split didn't translate to equivalent rushing production, though, as Mathews logged 22 carries of his own. However, Mathews meanwhile wasn't involved in the passing game whatsoever, while Sproles garnered five targets. Overall, each tailback's one-dimensional role figures to continue moving forward, ultimately limiting the fantasy upside of both.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
1 month ago

Sproles is expected to be a complementary option to starting running back Ryan Mathews this season, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles could earn an extended carry total if he develops the hot hand in a game, but otherwise he's expected to make most his damage as a change-of-pace runner or a mismatch in the receiving game. At 33 years old, Sproles has intentionally been preserved somewhat during the preseason to ensure he remains fresh over the course of the upcoming campaign. In 16 games last season, Sproles finished with 317 rushing yards, 388 receiving yards, four offensive touchdowns and two punt return scores.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
2 months ago

Sproles is listed as the No. 2 running back on the Eagles' first unofficial depth chart, The Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles and Ryan Mathews are reportedly far ahead of the other backs, with the former expected to handle most of the passing-down work while the latter gets most of the carries. Kenjon Barner and Wendell Smallwood are also in the mix to earn roles, but Smallwood has missed the last week of training camp while recovering from a quadriceps injury. Sproles recently signed a one-year extension that also increases his salary for this season.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
2 months ago

Sproles agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Eagles on Friday, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles is now set to remain in Philadelphia through the 2017 season, with the additional year worth $4.5 million. Despite his old age for a running back at 33-years-old, Sproles figures to play a key role out of the backfield and as part of the return game. Per usual he should be a bit more valuable in PPR formats as he's proven to be a versatile option in the team's aerial attack as well.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
4 months ago

Sproles has reported to practice and resumed his "extensive" role in the Eagles' system, Dave Zangaro of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles skipped the voluntary portion of the Eagles' offseason program due to family-related issues, but returned to practice Tuesday and participated in both team and position drills, as well as on special teams returning punts. The latter is nothing new, as Sproles has been returning punts for years now (and has returned a pair for touchdowns each of the past two seasons). Nonetheless, it's reaffirming to hear newly-assigned head coach Doug Pederson declare the almost-33-year-old Sproles as the "primary guy" regarding punt returns, and offensively as "a big part of what we do." Sproles has operated as a gadget player collecting 70 rushing attempts and roughly 50 receptions on average in each of his two years in Philadelphia, but those numbers could rise in a remodeled offense sans DeMarco Murray.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
4 months ago

Though Sproles was not in attendance for the Eagles' voluntary OTAs, per NJ.com, coach Doug Pederson expects the running back to be present for the team's mandatory activities.

EDGE Analysis

With Sproles not on the field and Ryan Mathews limited in his work this week, Kenjon Barner and rookie Wendell Smallwood have been seeing added RB reps. While there have been reports that the Eagles received calls from other teams inquiring about Sproles during the NFL draft, no deal is imminent. In the event that the Eagles do move Sproles, or he sustains an injury, Smallwood -- who is viewed as a natural pass-catcher by Pederson -- could see added opportunities in the team's offense.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
9 months ago

Sproles ran the ball three times for 24 yards and a touchdown, and caught three passes for 20 yards, in Sunday's 35-30 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles' yards from scrimmage ended up nearly identical to his first season in Philadelphia, but his rushing touchdowns were cut in half, from six to three, and his yards per carry fell by two yards per attempt. The Eagles' offense as a whole was notably less productive in 2015 than in Chip Kelly's first two years, and Sproles showed both on offense and in the return game that he can still produce as a playmaker. Where he fits in the Eagles' offense remains to be seen.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (4)
9 months ago

Sproles caught seven passes for 56 yards and ran five times for nine yards in Saturday's 38-24 loss to Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles' up-and-down season continued in the Eagles' NFC East-deciding loss to Washington. He found space time and time again in the passing game, receiving nine targets from quarterback Sam Bradford, the second-most of any Eagles player. But he was unable to find his feet in the run game, averaging less than two yards per carry. His punt returns continue to be his biggest chance at a boom game, and the Eagles have always returned punts well against the Giants. Still, he's likely a boom-or-bust option at the flex.