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RB Darren Sproles - Philadelphia Eagles

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

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He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 27): Sproles was limited in practices on Wednesday and Thursday last week due to his injured knee, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as questionable to play on Friday.

General News (Fri Oct 31): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

General News (Thu Oct 30): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Oct 29): practiced fully on Wednesday.

General News (Tue Oct 28): fully participated in practice Tuesday, Oct. 28. Sproles said he is hopeful to play this week, but is not sure of his status until he gets more practice in.

Week 9: at Houston Texans

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. LeSean McCoy has gained momentum over the past three games, with 67/313/0 rushing and 9/24/0 receiving, and currently sits at 18th among all fantasy running backs with 138/505/1 rushing and 20/88/0 receiving this season. He's compiled ~60% of his rushing yardage for the first half of the season over the past three games. Meanwhile, Darren Sproles (knee injury) missed Week 8 and has handled 13/90/1 rushing with four targets but zero receptions over the past three games. McCoy hasn't found paydirt much this year, but he is looking more like the featured back fantasy owners thought they were drafting in the first round back in August (25.3 touches on the football on average over the past three games). Sproles did practice on Tuesday, October 28, by the way. Stay tuned to Footballguys.com's Players in the News as the weekend approaches to find out if he is going to suit up for this weekend's game. The Houston rush D is ranked 12th in the NFL averaging 108.2 yards allowed per game, with a meager four rushing scores handed over to date. Tennessee was stuffed for 13/36/0 rushing last week in Zach Mettenberger's debut; Pittsburgh was held to 26/75/0 rushing two games ago. The defensive front has become stalwart during October, friends. McCoy (and possibly Sproles) have drawn a tough assignment this week, friends.

Recent Stats and Projections

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5 vs STL 7 51 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 vs NYG 7 39 1 4 0 0 0 0
9 at HOU PROJ-Dodds 5 * * 4 * * *
9 at HOU PROJ-Tremblay 4 * * 3 * * *
9 at HOU PROJ-Bloom 4 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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 expected to play (Fri Oct 31, 12:37 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 31, and is probable for Week 9 against the Houston Texans.

Our View: Sproles is a "what the heck flex" play, with a better chance of big plays on the turf in Houston than he has on grass at home.
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Eagles | Darren Sproles practicing (Thu Oct 30, 01:15 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 30.

Our View: We expect Sproles to play this weekend against the Houston Texans, but we're not expecting a big day for him. Throw him in as a low-end RB3 or a high-end RB4 for the best value.
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Eagles | Darren Sproles fully practices (Wed Oct 29, 02:02 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Our View: Sproles is going to be back this week people. Fantasy owners need to realize how Sproles' return will alter the target distribution. We feel Jeremy Maclin is more than fine--and he should be in your lineup. Sproles' return takes the shine off of Riley Cooper and Jordan Matthews as 'what the heck' flex candidates.
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Eagles | Darren Sproles fully practices (Tue Oct 28, 02:22 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Oct. 28. Sproles said he is hopeful to play this week, but is not sure of his status until he gets more practice in.

Our View: Sproles should be back out there for the Eagles in the near future. When he returns, the targets in the passing game will be distributed differently...and it will negatively impact the number of targets that secondary receivers like Riley Cooper sees.
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Eagles | Darren Sproles to miss Week 8 (Sun Oct 26, 02:46 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 8 game.

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Schedule

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