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RB Darren Sproles - Philadelphia Eagles

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

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Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) is believed to have avoided an anterior cruciate ligament tear. However, he's expected to miss a few weeks due to the knee injury. Sproles (knee) could miss one to two weeks because of his sprained medial collateral ligament, according to head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly said Sproles will receive treatment, and the team will reevaluate him after the bye week.


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General News (Thu Oct 23): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Oct 22): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

General News (Tue Oct 21): returned to practice Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Week 8: at Arizona Cardinals

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. LeSean McCoy had his first 100+ yards rushing performance of the season against the stone-cold Giants during Week 6 - 22/149/0 rushing and 2/5/0 receiving made his fantasy owners feel good about the direction McCoy is heading during the second 1/4 of the season. His sidekick Darren Sproles had 7/39/1 rushing during the contest, but didn't reel in any of his four targets before exiting due to a sprained MCL in his knee. Sproles is ahead of schedule in the recovery from that injury as he comes off the Philadelphia bye week. However, he remains questionable for Sunday's game at Arizona, depending on what he shows during the practice sessions this week. Sproles was originally expected to miss 1-2 games - stay tuned to Footballguys.com's Players in the News later this week to see how much Sproles is able to do in practice sessions as the weekend draws nearer. Arizona's rush D is among the top five in the nation, averaging 72.5 rushing yards allowed per game (first in this category), with four rushing scores allowed out of six games played. They held Oakland to 19/56/1 rushing last weekend and limited Washington to 17/72/0 two games back. This is a wet-blanket type of defensive front, friends. This looks like a tough matchup for McCoy (and Sproles, if he can play).

Recent Stats and Projections

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4 at SF 1 4 0 4 2 2 0 0
5 vs STL 7 51 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 vs NYG 7 39 1 4 0 0 0 0
8 at ARI PROJ-Dodds 4 * * 2 * * *
8 at ARI PROJ-Tremblay 4 * * 2 * * *
8 at ARI PROJ-Bloom 6 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs STL (7 / 51 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

With McCoy struggling to gain yards to the outside, Sproles actually took his first touch of the game to the left sideline and raced for a 10 yard gain showing off his pure speed and quickness. Sproles once again gave the Eagles an additional spark in the Punt Return game as he had an explosive 23 yard return to help give the Eagles good field position. Sproles next touch didn't come until near the end of the first half but he made it count with a shifty run on 3rd down that he turned into an Eagles first down on a 10 yard gain. On 3rd down Sproles made a huge play and ran for a 25 yard gain and helped the Eagles continue to run the clock down.

2014 Week 6 vs NYG (7 / 39 / 1 rush, 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Sproles first action on the night was a quick 2 yard gain out to the left side of field and hobbled off after the run. Sproles once again showed his valuable play in the punt return game with a 43 yard return that helped set the Eagles up in great field position to in the end kick a field goal and put some more points on the board. Sproles had a 5 yard run to the left and go tthe Eagles into a very make able field goal try. Just before halftime Sproles had a 7 yard run straight up the middle. Sproles took a handoff from Foles and raced to the left side and followed blocks and used his speed to get into the endzone for a 15 yard touchdown run and help put the Giants away for good. Sproles looked to get a little banged up late in the 3rd quarter and came out of the game the rest of the way.

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Latest News

Eagles | Darren Sproles limited (Thu Oct 23, 02:52 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 23.

Our View: With the knee injury and a suddenly effective LeSean McCoy, Sproles might be limited this weekend. He's a RB4 start if you need him, but try to find something else if possible.
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Eagles | Darren Sproles limited (Wed Oct 22, 02:30 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Our View: There's no official timetable on when Sproles will be back from his knee injury. He could return this week against the Cardinals, but we only can recommend him as a low-end flex play--if he plays.
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Eagles | Darren Sproles back at practice. (Tue Oct 21, 01:17 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Our View: Sproles is considered to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from an MCL injury. We'll need to see if he can practice later in the week. At this time, his status for the Week 8 game on Sunday against the Cardinals is up in the air.
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Eagles | Darren Sproles out 1-2 weeks (Mon Oct 13, 02:12 PM) - Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) could miss one to two weeks because of his sprained medial collateral ligament, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

Our View: A bit of good news here concerning Sproles. Kelly said Sproles will receive treatment, and the team will reevaluate him after the bye week.
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Eagles | Darren Sproles likely to miss a game (Mon Oct 13, 01:11 PM) - Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) likely will miss one game because of a sprained medial collateral ligament. The team is on bye this week, which should help his rehab.

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Schedule

8@ Arizona Cardinals
9@ Houston Texans
10vs Carolina Panthers
11@ Green Bay Packers
12vs Tennessee Titans
13@ Dallas Cowboys
14vs Seattle Seahawks
15vs Dallas Cowboys
16@ Washington Redskins
17@ New York Giants