RB Darren Sproles - Philadelphia Eagles
|5-7, 180||Born: 6-20-1983||College: Kansas State||Drafted: Round 4|
Week 16: at Washington Redskins
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. The Eagles are in second place in the NFC East, one back of Dallas with two games to go - nobody has locked up the division yet, though, so this game against Washington is crucial for the Eagles, who have lost two straight games including the loss to Dallas last week. LeSean McCoy (16/64/0 rushing with 1/1/0 receiving) ran the ball pretty well against Dallas, only to have all his chances at TDs vultured by Chris Polk (2/6/2 rushing) and Darren Sproles (3/5/1 rushing with 2/8/0 receiving). McCoy is the featured back for the Eagles, but they have been increasingly giving Polk goal-line carries, dampening McCoy's fantasy football value (and Sproles has eroded his PPR value by siphoning off short catches). We'll see if McCoy can get back to scoring TDs as he did in Weeks 12 and 13 (none over the past two games). Back in Week Three the Eagles had just 25/54/0 rushing against the Washington rush D. The Washington rush D has been stonewalling some teams of late, holding New York to 22/49/0 rushing as a team last week, while allowing 20/131/0 to the Rams two contests ago. To date, Washington is ranked seventh in the NFL averaging 101.0 rushing yards allowed per game, with just eight rushing TDs given out over 14 games played. This looks like a tough matchup for the visiting Eagles.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 13 vs DAL (1 / 13 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
Sproles saw his only carry of the game on the third play of the game and he made the best of it as he cut his way to a 13 yard gain and an Eagles first down. Sproles had another first down play on the opening drive as he caught a screen pass from Sanchez for a 4 yard gain and raced his way to the first down marker. Sproles had a 9 yard screen pass that he fell short of a first down on and the Eagles were forced to punt. Sproles once again was a money on a third and 5 and caught a pass near the sidelines for a 6 yard gain and a first down.
2014 Week 14 vs SEA (4 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Sproles first carry of the game resulted in a 2 yard carry on third down that left the Eagles 1 yard short of a first down. Initially Sproles looked like he had some room to wiggle his way for the first down but the defense collapsed very quickly and he was tackled 1 yard short. Sproles got bottled up and hit immediately in the backfield and ended up losing 8 yards and followed that up with a 6 yard gain as he shifted himself for the yardage on a softer defense on a 3rd and 18.
2014 Week 15 vs DAL (3 / 5 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Sproles had a big first down catch as he took an 11 yard pass from Sanchez and turned it up field and was chased out of bounds on the right sideline. Sproles had a 1 yard touchdown where he showed a great deal of patience in following his blocks out to the right side and eventually ran into the endzone for the touchdown.
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