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RB Darren Sproles - Philadelphia Eagles

5-7, 180Born: 6-20-1983College: Kansas StateDrafted: Round 4, pick 2005

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Recent Stats and Projections

17 at WAS 27 7 24 0 3 2 12 0 0 3.6
18 at CHI 38 13 21 0 3 2 14 0 0 3.5
19 at NO 27 3 4 0 4 3 21 0 0 2.5

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

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Darren Sproles's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 19 vs NO (3 / 4 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)

Sproles played a prominent role for the Eagles down the stretch, but was held in check by the Saints in the Eagles' road playoff loss. Sproles' lone quality play was a perfect screen pass, showing strong foot frequency and agility for 14 yards, more than half of his yardage in the game overall. Sproles enters free agency in the offseason in his mid-30s but still some life left in his legs.

2018 Week 18 vs CHI (13 / 21 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Sproles emerged as the feature back, especially in the second half, against the Bears. Josh Adams barely played and Wendell Smallwood's snaps were minimal after a promising first quarter. Sproles had tough sledding on the ground, routinely being stuffed outside of a well-blocked third-down draw play to convert. Sproles flashed for 10 yards on a wide receiver screen, exhibiting quality timing with his downfield blocks.

2018 Week 17 vs WAS (7 / 24 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

Sproles had a non-descript performance against Washington, gaining most of his yardage on two standout plays. Sproles was wide open for yards-after-the-catch on a reception and later turned a well-timed red zone draw play into more than 10 yards. Sproles' passing game involvement was tempered as Josh Adams was used more than usual through the air with three catches. Sproles' foot frequency remains his best attribute despite being in his mid-30s.

2018 Week 16 vs HOU (9 / 32 / 0 rush, 6 / 3 / 76 / 1 rec)

Sproles surged forward in his offensive role for the Eagles against the Texans with a season-high 12 touches and more than 100 total yards. Sproles broke a tackle on a fourth-down swing pass for a long touchdown. Sproles corralled another sideline reception for a chunk gain. Sproles was held relatively in check as a runner but had his best run on the game-winning drive for 15 yards on a draw play into field goal range.

2018 Week 15 vs LAR (3 / 30 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)

Sproles continued his progression into the Eagles' offense with high efficiency on his six touches, totaling nearly 50 yards. Sproles as effective on delay rushing attempts, exploiting a Rams defense lurching upfield in the red zone as Sproles zipped past them. Sproles topped the running backs in targets against the Rams and looks to have his same top-end foot frequency dating back to before his injury.

2018 Week 14 vs DAL (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 34 / 1 rec)

Sproles saw four touches for the second week in a row since his return from injury. Sproles saw the most snaps of Eagles running backs and Corey Clement's in-game knee injury only fueled Sproles' opportunity as Philadelphia trailed much of the game. Sproles was stuffed on two of his touches, but flashed balance, burst, and agility on his two highlight contributions. Sproles converted a fourth down swing route reception into field goal range, beating the stingy linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. Later, Sproles ran through a tackle attempt on a goal line receiving touchdown. Sproles already has two touchdowns on eight touchdowns since his return from injury and a poised to be a critical piece to the Eagles offense if they are to earn a playoff spot in the coming weeks.

2018 Week 13 vs WAS (4 / 22 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Sproles made this season debut against Washington, playing select snaps, including in the red zone. Sproles broke his notable carry for a red zone touchdown, bursting through a well-blocked hole and breaking tackle for the score. Sproles has been a receiving maven in his career but did not see a target in his first game back as Corey Clement was the primary pass-catcher of the backfield.

2018 Week 1 vs ATL (5 / 10 / 0 rush, 7 / 4 / 22 / 0 rec)

Sproles' season debut at 35 years old was an impressive one with a strong share of the snaps in the first half. Jay Ajayi shifted to prominence in the second half, but Sproles saw primary snaps, plus the two-minute drill over the opening 30 minutes. Sproles had a touchdown opportunity with a goal line toss, but was tackled at the one-yard-line. Sproles also broke a tackle on a third down reception for a key conversion in the closing minutes. The Eagles ultimately scored the game-winning touchdown on the drive. Sproles was an uncharacteristic disappointment in the passing game with a drop and being covered easily on multiple short routes.


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