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RB Darren Sproles - Philadelphia Eagles

5-7, 180Born: 6-20-1983College: Kansas StateDrafted: Round 4

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Sproles is No. 8 on the NFL's all-time yards from scrimmage list. He earns this high-upside notation because the Eagles recently re-signed Sproles after most thought 2017 would be Sproles' final year. He's a rare small back with the balance, vision, and strength to earn a large workload. Corey Clement impressed as a rookie but Sproles is a better player right now.

Summary

Darren Sproles will be 35 years old when the season gets underway, making him the elder statesman of the running back position. An early season-ending injury last year left many wondering if the veteran had played his final NFL snaps, but he had other ideas. After successfully rehabbing, Sproles re-signed with the Eagles on a 1-year deal and hopes to carve out a role among one of the league's most successful committees. In his prior three seasons in Philadelphia, Sproles was a consistent source of 700+ yards and 4+ touchdowns; he was a valuable cog. Whether he can recapture that role, or must accept more of an ambassadorial position, will become more evident in the preseason. (May 21)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 65, 49, 50
RB Redraft PPR - 64, 44, 53, 56, 60
RB Dynasty - 92, 71

Stats and Projections

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2015 PHI 16 83 317 3 83 55 388 1
2016 PHI 15 94 438 2 71 52 427 2
2017 PHI 3 15 61 0 12 7 73 0 1
2018 PROJ-Dodds 14.4 38.0 * * 22.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 15.0 57.0 * * 38.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 16.0 20.0 * * 14.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 34.0 * * 20.7 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 228
RB: 70
Overall-PPR: 206
RB-PPR: 67

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Latest News

Eagles | Darren Sproles won't play as much (Mon Jul 16, 03:32 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles is expected to see the field less as he heads into his final NFL season, primarily due to the emergence of backup RB Corey Clement. Sproles should still be used consistently on special teams, however.

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Eagles | Darren Sproles ready to retire after 2018 (Sun Jul 15, 05:00 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles expects to retire at the end of the season, according to a social media post he made Sunday, July 15.

Our View: Sproles coming back for this year was not a given after his 2017 ended with a torn ACL. He won't be a hall of famer, but Sproles made so much of an impression while defying his the track record of backs with his body type that we'll be comparing prospects to him for years to come.
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2018 Schedule

1vs Atlanta Falcons
2@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3vs Indianapolis Colts
4@ Tennessee Titans
5vs Minnesota Vikings
6@ New York Giants
7vs Carolina Panthers
8@ Jacksonville Jaguars
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Dallas Cowboys
11@ New Orleans Saints
12vs New York Giants
13vs Washington Redskins
14@ Dallas Cowboys
15@ Los Angeles Rams
16vs Houston Texans
17@ Washington Redskins