Week 5 (STL) - Average4.527.003.531.505
Week 5 (STL) - Dave Richard423033005
Week 5 (STL) - Jamey Eisenberg531043306
2014 Season - Average69.5298.01.564.5522.03.091
2014 Season - Dave Richard71285157455381
2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg683112725893101
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10/02/2014Branden Oliver, RB SD
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Darren Sproles, RB PHI
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Darren Sproles becoming impossible to gauge
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/1/14) Neither Jamey Eisenberg nor Dave Richard likes Darren Sproles for Week 5, ranking him outside their top 30 at running back, and I'm right there with them.

It's not that I don't think he could be as productive against the Rams as he was against the Jaguars and Colts in Weeks 1 and 2. On the contrary, St. Louis ranks 30th against the run, allowing 155.0 yards per game. It's just that his role is too unpredictable to assume it. Last week in a lopsided loss at San Francisco, you can kind of understand him disappearing, but why did it happen Week 3 against Washington, especially with starting back LeSean McCoy struggling so badly?

Granted, Sproles doesn't need as many touches as most running backs to make an impact in Fantasy. He's a threat to go all the way every time he touches the ball. But with inconsistent touches, his boom-or-bust tendencies become even more pronounced.

In what should be a winnable game, the Eagles' first priority will probably be to resuscitate LeSean McCoy, so Sproles could play an even smaller role than usual. Or he could play a bigger one if the Eagles jump out to an early lead. My thinking is why take the chance in a week when so many of the best running backs are available with so few teams on bye?

Darren Sproles scores on 82-yard punt return
by Larry Hartstein |
(9/28/14) Eagles running back Darren Sproles scooted 82 yards for a touchdown on a punt return against the 49ers, the fourth punt-return score of his career. Sproles' previous long was a 77-yard return for the Saints in 2009. Through four games, Sproles has 196 punt return yards -- 25 more than the Eagles recorded as a team last season.

Aside from one electric play, however, Sproles made little impact. He caught two of four targets for 2 yards and rushed once for 4 yards.

Sproles plays the Rams in Week 5.

Darren Sproles held in check Sunday
by Chris Towers |
(9/21/14) Eagles running back Darren Sproles put together a pedestrian performance in Week 3, a 37-34 win over Washington.  

After finding ways to produce in each of the team's first two games, Sproles was mostly silent Sunday. He rushed the ball just two times for 20 yards, while adding just 30 yards on three receptions. Sproles also lost his first fumble of the season, while being held out of the end zone for the first time.

Despite Sunday's subpar outing, Sproles still has 313 yards from scrimmage on 31 touches through three games. He will look to get back on track in Week 4 against the 49ers. 

Nick Foles headed for best game of year
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/18/14) 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 |
(9/15/14) 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.

Game Log
9/7JACW 34-17No11716.54914143.5800000
9/15@INDW 30-27No4266.5191715221.75700000
9/21WASW 37-34No22010.018033010.02201000
9/28@SFL 21-26No144.040221.0600000
Total  0181216.74921619812.45701000
Yearly TotalRushingReceivingFumbles
2005San Diego Chargers1508506.321012
2006San Diego Chargers0000---0000
2007San Diego Chargers150371644.434216
2008San Diego Chargers160613305.4371315
2009San Diego Chargers162933433.7213215
2010San Diego Chargers163502675.3340310
2011New Orleans Saints164876036.9362727
2012New Orleans Saints136482445.147129
2013New Orleans Saints154532204.2382111
2014Philadelphia Eagles40181216.749214
2005San Diego Chargers1503103.360000
2006San Diego Chargers0000---00000
2007San Diego Chargers15010313.1140003
2008San Diego Chargers1602934211.86655114
2009San Diego Chargers1624549711.08147220
2010San Diego Chargers163595208.85723225
2011New Orleans Saints164867108.33977035
2012New Orleans Saints136756678.94477129
2013New Orleans Saints154716048.54827124
2014Philadelphia Eagles401619812.4570325
Kick Returns
2005San Diego Chargers1563152824.35806
2006San Diego Chargers000---000
2007San Diego Chargers1537100827.28915
2008San Diego Chargers1653137626.010316
2009San Diego Chargers1654130024.16605
2010San Diego Chargers1651125724.64502
2011New Orleans Saints1640108927.29202
2012New Orleans Saints131848326.84801
2013New Orleans Saints151225521.33200
2014Philadelphia Eagles400---000
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2005San Diego Chargers151851086.02301
2006San Diego Chargers0000---000
2007San Diego Chargers152422299.54514
2008San Diego Chargers16221224911.34304
2009San Diego Chargers1626121837.07711
2010San Diego Chargers1624111666.91600
2011New Orleans Saints16291929410.17215
2012New Orleans Saints1323141838.03703
2013New Orleans Saints1529211946.72802
2014Philadelphia Eagles413320015.48213
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2005San Diego Chargers1500.000000.0000
2006San Diego Chargers000.000000.0000
2007San Diego Chargers1500.000000.0000
2008San Diego Chargers1600.000000.0000
2009San Diego Chargers1611.000000.0000
2010San Diego Chargers1611.000000.0000
2011New Orleans Saints1611.000000.0000
2012New Orleans Saints1300.000000.0000
2013New Orleans Saints1511.000000.0000
2014Philadelphia Eagles400.000000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2005San Diego Chargers1532010010
2006San Diego Chargers000000000
2007San Diego Chargers1510000000
2008San Diego Chargers1632010-210
2009San Diego Chargers1631010010
2010San Diego Chargers1633000000
2011New Orleans Saints1600000000
2012New Orleans Saints1300000000
2013New Orleans Saints1522000000
2014Philadelphia Eagles411000000
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