|2014 Season - Average||69.0||291.5||1.5||64.5||522.0||3.5||93|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||70||284||1||57||455||3||81|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||68||299||2||72||589||4||103|
|Current Player Ranking: 41|
|Red Zone Stats|
|10||24||2|| 16.9||8||5||34||1|| 9.4|
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|LeSean imagining the possibilities with Darren Sproles |
|by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(7/16/14) Running back LeSean McCoy is thrilled to have Darren Sproles join him on the Eagles offense this season. McCoy told The Rich Eisen Podcast that the addition of Sproles should mean huge things for how defenses play against Philly.
"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. You talk about losing DeSean (Jackson), but I think Howie (Roseman) and Chip (Kelly) did a great job of bringing another playmaker to our team. ... With me and him in the backfield together it will definitely cause an issue with the defense."
|Chip Kelly excited about Darren Sproles' smarts |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(6/25/14) Eagles coach Chip Kelly praised Darren Sproles' preparation and said he's excited about fitting the running back into his offense.
"We heard from the coaches that coached him what an intelligent football player he is and learned that from the first day he was in this building and how sharp he is and how dedicated he is," Kelly told ESPN.com.
"I talked to Norv Turner [who coached Sproles in San Diego] 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."
|Eagles address WR need with Jordan Matthews |
|by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/9/14) The Eagles needed a receiver with DeSean Jackson gone, and they addressed the position by drafting Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews in the second round.
Matthews will likely be No. 3 on the depth chart behind Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper, and he will have minimal Fantasy value in 2014. He should, however, help Nick Foles and the Eagles offense.
Matthews is a good receiver, but he's not a burner, which the Eagles will miss with Jackson gone. Still, this receiving corps is starting to look solid with Maclin, Cooper, Matthews, Zach Ertz, LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles.
It should only help Folk, who depended heavily on Jackson last year. He's still a low-end No. 1 Fantasy quarterback, but he's a great one to wait for with a late-round pick.
As for Matthews, he's only worth a late-round flier in standard leagues, and he's a solid second-round pick in rookie-only formats.
|Eagles will be OK even without DeSean Jackson |
|by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/6/14) The Eagles lost DeSean Jackson this offseason, and Fantasy owners are concerned their offense could struggle without a deep threat down the field. It's possible, but there's still plenty of talent for Fantasy owners to tap into even though Jackson is gone.
For an in-depth look at some of the top Eagles players -- Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper and Zach Ertz -- check out this blog I wrote in looking at their preseason outlooks. A lot can change between now and the start of the season, but here is one view on the Eagles heading into this year.
If you disagree, feel free to discuss any differences with me on Twitter @jameyeisenberg
|LeSean McCoy optimistic about addition of Darren Sproles |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(4/26/14) Eagles featured back LeSean McCoy has claimed that the addition of Darren Sproles will prove beneficial to his own production. McCoy cited overwork he experienced in 2013.
"I think 366 touches is a lot," he told ESPN. "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 already boasts the NFL record for fourth-quarter touchdowns of 40 yards or more with seven. He led all backs last season with 441 yards and a 5.96 per-carry average in the fourth quarter. It is believed keeping him fresher might make those numbers even better.
2014 Draft Prep: Breakouts for Draft Day
Toby Gerhart won't wow you with his speed, but he's got a big-time opportunity in Jacksonville. Our Dave Richard shares a dozen players he is expecting big things from in 2014.
2014 Draft Prep: Busts, 2.0
The term "bust" doesn't signify a bad season is on the horizon for a given player, but it does mean living up to expectations seems unlikely. Jamey Eisenbwerg shares his Top 12 candidates.
2014 Draft Prep: 12-team, Head-to-Head mock
How did our first "official" 12-team mock draft play out? Some new names found their way into the first round while some proven vets slipped longer than expected. Check out the results.
2014 Draft Prep: Sleepers, 2.0
Who is our Jamey Eisenberg recommending owners consider late on Draft Day? He unveils his updated list of sleepers for 2014, which includes a mix of vets and rookies.
2014 Draft Prep: Running back tiers and strategies
No position is as magnified or studied as the running back in Fantasy Football. Dave Richard lays out what to look for over the three periods of a Fantasy draft in his tiers and strategies.
|Darren Sproles was traded to the Eagles, a tactical move by the Saints to get out of paying him his 2014 salary. But it was also a tactical move by the Eagles as Sproles not only gives them another weapon to use in their up-tempo, pass-heavy offense but also insurance in case LeSean McCoy misses some time. Sproles' work as a rusher is starting to slow down -- he's seen his carries, rush yardage and rush average dip over the last three seasons. But he's still a factor as a receiver, averaging well over 8.0 yards per grab over the last three seasons with 16 touchdowns in that span. He still has some wheels and is sure to make some plays but it seems likely that the Eagles won't over-use him so long as Shady McCoy is upright. Don't overrate Sproles -- he's a reserve back in standard leagues and a No. 3 option in PPR leagues. If he's taken before the middle of your draft then it's too soon.
(Updated 6/4/14) |