Marques Colston pins Saints struggles on loss of Darren Sproles
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/19/15) The Saints fell from 11-5 in 2013 to 7-9 last year, and WR Marques Colston blames an offseason change for the dropoff.
Appearing on a radio show with Ron Jaworski, Colston pinpointed the Saints' 2014 problems on the loss of RB Darren Sproles.
"When you lose a guy that has produced at that high of a level and don't have an immediate replacement planned for him, you're going to struggle at times when those crucial situations," Colston said. "When you know exactly the matchup you're going to get, the look you're going to get and what you're going to get out of that player--when you don't have that, and it's kind of an unknown, it kind of makes game planning that more difficult."
Eagles receive contributions from role players Week 16
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/20/14) The Eagles received contributions from several role players in a Week 16 defeat to Washington.
Darren Sproles registered 67 yards of total offensive. He took four handoffs for 24 yards and caught six of nine targets for 43 yards. Jordan Matthews was limited to only three grabs on five targets for 58 yards. Brent Celek caught his lone target for 15 yards.
Eagles notch three rushing TDs, none for McCoy in Week 15
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/15/14) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy racked up a team-high 64 yards on 16 carries but didn't score any of the Eagles' three rushing touchdowns in his team's 38-27 loss to the Cowboys in Week 15.
McCoy, who also added just one reception for one yard, had 16 of his team's 21 carries, but saw Chris Polk score on both of his touches while gaining six yards and Darren Sproles pick up five yards and a touchdown on just three carries. Sproles also added 11 yards on two receptions.
McCoy enjoyed big performances in Weeks 12 and 13 but has managed just 115 yards and no touchdowns on 34 touches over the last two weeks. He'll look for a bigger game when he faces the Redskins in Week 16.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles gets limited work Week 14
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/7/14) Eagles running back Darren Sproles did very little Week 14 against the Seahawks.
Sproles had four rushing attempts, but failed to gain a single yard. The main reason for that was an eight yard loss in the second quarter. Sproles did not receive a target in the passing game. He'll look for more Week 15 against the Cowboys.
Eagles get offensive contributions Week 13
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/27/14) The Eagles got several offensive contributions in their Thursday blowout of the Cowboys. Wideout Riley Cooper caught four of seven targets for 32 yards, and tight end Brett Celek had a 7-yard reception.
Running back Darren Sproles caught all three of his targets for 19 yards and had a 13-yard run. Running back Chris Polk, playing mainly in garbage time, ran 11 times for 49 yards. Receiver Josh Huff added a 7-yard rush.
02/13/2015 15:59 Rankings reactions after first mock draft
Dave Richard's first mock draft resulted in some small changes in his 2015 rankings. We're a long way from the season starting, but his changes will help you form your 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.