TE Jeremy Sprinkle - Washington Redskins

6-5, 252Born: 8-10-1994College: ArkansasDrafted: Round 5, pick 2017

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Week 15: vs Philadelphia Eagles

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Redskins' passing attack has been horrific all season in 2019, and rookie Dwayne Haskins is not yet able to compensate for the absence of creativity in the team's passing attack along with a lack of pass-catching talent on the outside (aside from Terry McLaurin.) Washington's low-volume passing attack ranks dead-last in the NFL in total yardage, and the 12-to-12 touchdown-to-interception ratio is equally uninspiring. Terry McLaurin has been the lone bright spot for Washington on offense this season. The rookie third-round pick out of Ohio State leads the team in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns, without anyone on the roster within striking distance of any of his totals. In recent weeks, Kelvin Harmon and Steven Sims have emerged as viable secondary options for Haskins through the air; however, neither has been strong enough to warrant any consideration in fantasy. Washington's mediocre offensive line, which ranks 18th in Matt Bitonti's rankings, has done their rookie quarterback no favors this season, and he will likely continue to struggle down the stretch. Since the return of Jalen Mills, coupled with a softer schedule in recent weeks, Philadelphia's defensive metrics against the pass have improved dramatically. The Eagles still grade as a middle-of-the-pack unit in the NFL, ranking either 17th or 18th in the league in pass attempts defended, total pass yardage allowed, and net yards per attempt allowed. These marks are dramatic improvements from their early-season levels that had them ranked amongst the league's worst pass defenses, but all is not rainbows and sunshine for the Eagles against the pass at this point. Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham shoulder the load for the Eagles in the trenches, as defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has a clear aversion to sending additional blitzers to help apply pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Cox and Graham have impressed, but they get little support elsewhere, resulting in one of the league's lowest hurry rates. In the secondary, while Malcolm Jenkins, Avante Maddox, and Jalen Mills have been strong in coverage, Ronald Darby has been horrific. In last week's game against the New York Giants, Darby was burnt twice by Darius Slayton for touchdowns, and in the game before that, DeVante Parker made it look easy racking up over 100 receiving yards and multiple scores against Darby. This weekend, Darby will likely line up across from Terry McLaurin for the majority of the afternoon, leaving the Eagles' secondary heavily exposed against one of the league's most promising young receivers. On the whole, Philadelphia's pass defense is a respectable unit that struggles to apply pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Should rookie Dwayne Haskins elect to throw at Ronald Darby, as both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Eli Manning have done frequently and with great success in recent weeks, he could be in for a nice afternoon.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 vs NYJ 50 2.0 16 1 0 7.6
12 vs DET 51 1.0 4 0 0 0.4
13 at CAR 49 2.0 36 0 0 3.6
14 at GB 49 0.0 0 0 0 0
15 vs PHI 2.0 13 0 0 1.3
15 vs PHI PROJ-Dodds * 1.8 * * * *
15 vs PHI PROJ-Tremblay * 1.8 * * * *
15 vs PHI PROJ-Bloom * 2.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Jeremy Sprinkle's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 14 vs GB (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Jeremy Sprinkle did not record a catch in this game.  He isn't a weekly contributor so days like this can happen more often than not.

2019 Week 13 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)

Jeremy Sprinkle linked up well with his quarterback throughout this game, staying alive in important third down situations to present a big outlet target. The first such play came on a third down conversion with Sprinkle running a deep dig, absorbing a hit as he caught Dwayne Haskins' bullet pass. Sprinkle was almost able to haul in Haskins' pass on a two-point conversion, but his sprawling, diving catch led to the ball hitting the ground.

2019 Week 12 vs DET (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Jeremy Sprinkle wasn't used much as a fourth option in the passing game. Most weeks Jeremy is used more as a blocker than a receiver.

2019 Week 11 vs NYJ (3 / 2 / 16 / 1 rec)

Jeremy Sprinkle only had two catches but scored a touchdown versus the Jets.  Jeremy's touchdown came in garbage time but his presence as a redzone threat could potentially grow with Dwayne being a young quarterback.

2019 Week 9 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)

Jeremy Sprinkle didn't make much of an impact as he only had one reception.  The passing game was limited and had a snowball effect for all pass catchers.

2019 Week 8 vs MIN (2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

Jeremy Sprinkle once again filled in for Vernon Davis.  He only had two catches for twelve yards as a 4th option at best in a limited passing game.

2019 Week 7 vs SF (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Jeremy Sprinkle tallied two catches for thirteen yards.  Washington's offense only attempted twelve passes in this game therefore making it very difficult to make an impact.

2019 Week 6 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)

Jeremy Sprinkle was the second leading receiver for Washington with twenty-four yards.  He caught most of his yardage on one catch as Case found him across the middle while scrambling.  He isn't really involved most weeks when Vernon is active so his production will usually be inconsistent.

2019 Week 5 vs NE (3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Jeremy Sprinkle had two catches on three targets but made minimal impact. He is the third string tight end and usually isn't a weekly contributor.


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