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43 Darren Sproles RB
Height/Weight: 5-6/190 | Birthdate: 6/20/1983 | Birthplace: Waterloo, IA, USA | Team: Philadelphia | College: Kansas State | NFL Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 98/69 | Average Draft Position: 102.58
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Nick Foles headed for best game of year


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/18/2014) Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is set up for a good game in Week 3 against the Redskins.

Foles started one game against the Redskins in Week 11 last year, and it was the last time he failed to throw a touchdown. He still managed 21 Fantasy points with 298 passing yards, 47 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Foles has yet to hit the 20-point mark this year, but he does have at least 18 Fantasy points in consecutive weeks. While the Redskins have been stout against the pass through two games, they've done it against Ryan Fitzpatrick and Chad Henne.

Foles and the Eagles are a tougher test, especially with Philadelphia maximizing Darren Sproles, who is a nice sleeper this week. We expect Foles to crack 20 Fantasy points for the first time this week. 

For a complete list of Week 3 options, read my latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.


Darren Sproles goes off for 152 receiving yards


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Eagles coach Chip Kelly knows how to create mismatches with Darren Sproles, and Sproles exploited nearly every one of them in Monday's 30-27 win in Indianapolis. The diminutive running back caught seven passes for a career-high 152 yards and rushed four times for 26 yards and a touchdown.

Counting his 25 yards on four punt returns, Sproles amassed 203 total yards. Sproles got going on the Eagles' second drive, beating linebacker Josh McNary on a crossing route and racing 57 yards. Late in the third quarter, Sproles bounced off three tacklers for a 19-yard touchdown run.

He scooted 51 yards on a screen pass in the fourth quarter, sparking a touchdown drive that tied it at 27. With under two minutes left, Sproles took another screen 17 yards to set up the winning field goal. It was a virtuoso performance by Sproles, who caught all seven of his targets. All but four of his receiving yards came after the catch.

He'll take on the Redskins in Week 3.


Chip Kelly: Darren Sproles will keep getting carries


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) After Eagles running back Darren Sproles ran 11 times for 71 yards Sunday, including a 49-yard touchdown, coach Chip Kelly reiterated what he thinks of Sproles as a rusher. "I think he's an outstanding running back," Kelly said, via ESPN.com.

"He proved it [Sunday] and it's nothing he hadn't proved from the first two or three days we saw him out here in the offseason program. He's really, really talented. You've got to find ways to get the football in his hands."

Sproles got 15 touches in the Week 1 win over the Jaguars, 12 fewer than LeSean McCoy. Last year with New Orleans, Sproles never rushed more than eight times in a game.


Darren Sproles in Philadelphia debut


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Eagles running back Darren Sproles had a 49-yard touchdown run on a fourth-and-1 play in the second half vs. the Jaguars and finished with 71 yards on 11 carries and 14 yards on four catches in Week 1 action. Sproles' 15 touches were surprising but still paled in comparison to LeSean McCoy's 27. 

Sproles will suit up with the rest of the Eagles next Sunday at Indy.


Darren Sproles scores rushing TD Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Eagles running back Darren Sproles found the end zone during Thursday's exhibition game against the Steelers.

With LeSean McCoy sidelined after the first two series, Sproles tooke over and scored a rushing touchdown from 1-yard out in the second quarter. He played the entire first half with the starters and finished the game with six carries for 33 yards and a touchdown, averaging 5.5 yards per attempt. He was targeted only four times and finished the game with one catch for 4 yards.

LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles quiet in first preseason action


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) The Eagles didn't really show off much of their new-look backfield in Friday's preseason opener against the Bears, as Darren Sproles and LeSean McCoy combined for just five touches.

McCoy had just one carry for no yards and one reception for 8 yards, while Sproles added three rushes for 11 yards with no catches. We will probably see more of the team's plans in the next few preseason games. 


LeSean imagining the possibilities with Darren Sproles


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/16/2014) 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
(6/25/2014) 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
(5/9/2014) 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
(5/6/2014) 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
(4/26/2014) 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.


Kelly looking forward to plan for Darren Sproles


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/1/2014) Eagles coach Chip Kelly said at the NFL owners meeting that he has a plan for new running back Darren Sproles, but he's not sure how best to use him until they get out on the field.

The Eagles traded for Sproles from the Saints.

"His versatility and his ability to do different things with him is intriguing," Kelly said. "But until
we have the opportunity to get out there and practice. ..."

Kelly said he liked that Sproles can split out wide as a receiver, and he also mentioned his skills in the return game. But how he will mesh with starter LeSean McCoy or help replace the departed DeSean Jackson remains to be seen.

"Those are all things we'll figure out when we get our hands on him," Kelly said. "But we've got to be smart enough as coaches to get the ball in his hands because he's a dynamic player with the football in his hands."


Eagles give Darren Sproles two-year extension


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/14/2014) The Eagles have signed newly-acquired running back Darren Sproles to a two-year contract extension, reports ESPN.

Sproles, acquired via trade Thursday from the Saints, was set to become a free agent after the 2014 season. He's now under contract to the Eagles through 2016.


Darren Sproles headed to Philadelphia


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/13/2014) On the same day it was reported that the Redskins were trying to make a move for Darren Sproles, the Eagles have emerged as the team to get him. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora is among several members of the media reporting Thursday that the Eagles will acquire Sproles in a trade from the Saints.

"Darren Sproles is an unbelievable offensive weapon," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said in a statement. "He can do it all, run, catch, plus he's a proven winner. And on top of that, he can bring all of those dynamic skills to the return game as well. There is no question we were all excited once we found out we were going to be able to trade for him."

The Saints received a fifth-round pick for Sproles according to ProFootballTalk.com. 

The move is a terrific fit for the Eagles. Sproles is a player who thrives in the open field and the offense the Eagles run often puts rushers like that in good situations constantly. To wit, LeSean McCoy had 52 catches for 539 yards (a 10.4 avg.) and two touchdowns. 

Sproles is expected to back up McCoy as well as play in the slot with McCoy on the field in Philadelphia. 


Redskins trying to make a deal for Darren Sproles


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/13/2014) The Redskins have emerged as a potential trade partner with the Saints for running back Darren Sproles, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday morning. Several teams have been rumored to be interested in the speedy pass-catching running back.

Sproles had 124 touches for 824 yards and four touchdowns last year, numbers that paled in comparison to his previous seasons' work with New Orleans. He's due over $3 million in 2014.


Darren Sproles would prefer to be released


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) The Saints are shopping running back Darren Sproles, but he told ESPN he'd prefer to be released. "I don't want to be traded," Sproles said. "I don't know where they would send me because I have no control over it and I want to be able to pick.

"The good thing is none of the teams I'm told they're talking to are terrible. It's more than two. I feel I should have more of an idea later on today."

Don't expect Sproles to get his wish. If the Saints can get something for him, they will.


Demand for Darren Sproles will lead to a trade


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/11/2014) The Saints were expected to release running back Darren Sproles but demand from other clubs for his services have altered those plans. Now Sproles is up for bid and a team is expected to acquire him from the Saints, ESPN reports. As a result, he will not be released. It was previously reported that as many as 10 teams were interested in him. 

Sproles was surprised to learn of the news on Twitter, not from the Saints.

Sproles had 124 touches for 824 yards and four touchdowns last year, numbers that paled in comparison to his previous seasons' work with New Orleans. He's due over $3 million in 2014.


More than 10 teams waiting for Darren Sproles


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) The Saints are set to cut Darren Sproles if they can't trade him Tuesday, reports NFL Network, and more than 10 teams are interested in the pass-catching running back. Sproles, 30, caught at least 71 passes each of the past three seasons.

Vikings in play for Darren Sproles?


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) The Saints still haven't officially cut running back Darren Sproles and are trying to trade him first, reports NFL Network. Assuming Sproles is released, the Vikings could sign him and reunite Sproles with offensive coordinator Norv Turner, the report said.

Sproles excelled playing for Turner in San Diego. In Minnesota, Sproles would provide a nice complement to Adrian Peterson.


Darren Sproles on the brink of being cut by Saints?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) The Saints will release running back Darren Sproles, the NFL Network reports on Friday. However, ProFootballTalk.com reports that Sproles has not been officially released by the team.

The move could be the first of many for the Saints, which have been rumored to be on the verge of rebuilding their running back core. Sproles was expected to see $3.5 million in 2014. He had 124 touches for 824 yards and four touchdowns.

Saints set to overhaul running back corps?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/6/2014) The Saints appear to be on the brink of a makeover at running back. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday that the team is shopping running back Pierre Thomas and "even could be open" to trading running back Darren Sproles.

Thomas had 224 touches last year for the Saints, totaling 1,062 yards and five touchdowns while Sproles had 124 touches for 824 yards and four touchdowns. Thomas is set to make over $2.5 million in 2014 while Sproles is due over $3 million. 


Report: Darren Sproles' roster spot looks safe


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2014) Saints running back Darren Sproles will turn 31 in June and is coming off a disappointing season in which he had 824 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns. But his roster spot appears safe "because he causes such unique matchup problems as a receiver out of the backfield," reports ESPN.com.

Sproles is signed for 2014 at $3.5 million. The website consider running back Pierre Thomas, who's signed for 2014 at $2.9 million, at greater risk of being cut.


Several Saints make small contributions in defeat


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) Three receivers and one running back chipped in with minor contributions for the Saints against Seattle on Saturday.

Tight end Josh Hill caught one pass for 23 yards, wide receiver Lance Moore snagged two for 20 yards and tight end Benjamin Watson went nowehere with one reception. Running back Darren Sproles outdid them all through the air with 32 yards on five catches, but ran for just 2 yards in three carries.


Darren Sproles racks up 60 yards in win over Eagles


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2014) Saints running back Darren Sproles turned in a decent performance during Saturday's Wild Card playoff victory over the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Sproles finished as the team's third-leading rusher, with only four carries for 29 yards (7.3 yards per carry). He also caught passes for 6, 8, 9 and then 8 yards. He was targeted seven times and finished the game with four catches for 31 yards in a 26-24 victory.

Many Saints chip in to win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Several Saints made their presences felt in a rout of Tampa Bay on Sunday. The most significant was running back Khiry Robinson, who finished with a a game-high 50 yards on 12 carries. Fellow running back Mark Ingram added 20 yards on three attempts while fullback Jed Collins had three yards on two tries and one reception for two yards.

Running back Darren Sproles chipped in with two catches for 30 yards, tight end Josh Hill caught a pass for 8 yards and tight end Benjamin Watson snagged one for 7 yards.