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RB Darren Sproles - Philadelphia Eagles

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

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The performance of Sproles as a returner dropped off last year, making his a situation to watch as the season progresses in Philadelphia.

Summary

Darren Sproles may be one of the most overrated fantasy players of his generation. Never a productive runner, Sproles makes his money as a receiving mismatch out of the backfield. In truth, Sproles had one magic season (2011) that saw him finish as the 10th best running back. He finished 22nd in 2012 (but was drafted higher in PPR leagues) and fell to 35th last year. At 30 years old, the Saints had had enough and traded Sproles to the Philadelphia Eagles. Sproles' role with the Eagles is unclear, mainly because LeSean McCoy is a 3-down back. McCoy has been as skilled a receiver as Sproles, yet also happens to be a dominant runner. At his best, Sproles can be the Eagles main slot option and catch 60-70 passes and a handful of touchdowns. But realistically his role could be much less particularly with the selection of Jordan Matthews in the first round of the NFL draft. (May 25)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 42, 33, 36, 36, 37, 38, 38, 39, 39, 39, 39, 40, 41, 41, 43, 44, 46, 46, 48, 48, 49, 50
RB Redraft PPR - 37, 28, 30, 33, 33, 34, 34, 35, 35, 35, 35, 36, 36, 36, 36, 37, 37, 39, 41, 41, 43, 44, 46, 46, 48, 49
RB Dynasty - 51, 33, 45, 52, 62, 66

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2011 NO 16 87 603 2 135 86 710 7
2012 NO 13 48 244 1 104 75 667 7
2013 NO 15 53 220 2 89 71 604 2 2
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 65 * * 53 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 76 * * 50 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 50 * * 40 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 82 * * 51 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 97
RB: 35
Overall-PPR: 96
RB-PPR: 35

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Latest News

Eagles | Henry Josey to get long look (Fri Aug 15, 07:45 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Henry Josey is expected to handle a majority of the carries after RBs LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, against the New England Patriots.

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