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.
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (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.
Chip Kelly: Darren Sproles will keep getting carries
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (9/8/14) 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 (9/7/14) 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 (8/22/14) 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.
09/19/2014 17:30 Weekly lineup winners for Week 3
Which players is our Dave Richard putting to use this week in his Week 3 FanDuel Challenge? He shares his strategy and lineup for Sunday/Monday.
09/19/2014 17:15 Week 3 Fantasy Cheat Sheet
Two weeks of games has given our Dave Richard plenty to dissect. He shares his Fantasy outlook on every relevant player heading into Week 3 in his Fantasy Cheat Sheet.
09/17/2014 22:45 Week 3 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Why should owners put their Fantasy faith in Stevan Ridley in Week 3? Our Jamey Eisenberg speaks to that and helps set your lineups for the week ahead in his Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
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.