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Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles

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Draft: 2005 Round 4 (29)
College: Kansas State
Ht: 5’6”  Wt: 190 DOB: 1983-06-20 Age: 32

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2005 SD 15 0 8 50 6.3 0 4 3 10 3.3 0 6.0 0.4
2007 SD 15 0 37 164 4.4 2 12 10 31 3.1 0 31.5 2.1
2008 SD 16 0 61 330 5.4 1 34 29 342 11.8 5 103.2 6.5
2009 SD 16 2 93 343 3.7 3 57 45 497 11.0 4 126.0 7.9
2010 SD 16 2 51 270 5.3 0 75 59 520 8.8 2 91.0 5.7
2011 NO 16 4 87 603 6.9 2 111 86 710 8.3 7 185.3 11.6
2012 PHI 13 0 48 244 5.1 1 104 75 667 8.9 7 139.1 10.7
2012 (Projected) PHI     128 565 4.4 3   74 645 8.7 5 169.0  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Saints signed Sproles to a multi-year contract during the 2011 offseason and the expectation was that he would serve as a pass catching threat out of the backfield as well as spice up the teamís return game. Letís just say that for $14-million over four years, the Saints got an absolute bargain. Sproles set career highs in rushing yards with 603, receptions with 86, receiving yards with 710 and receiving touchdowns with seven while averaging 11.6 FPts/G. Is a repeat performance in 2012 in the cards? Why not? Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram figure to handle the majority of the work on rushing downs but when you chuck the ball around as much as the Saints do, there arenít many rushing downs. Since Sproles hauled in an amazing 77.5% of his targets and averaged 8.3 yards per reception, a short pass to him beats a running play in most instances. While the Saints are unlikely to move Sproles into the starting lineup, he certainly ranks as their top fantasy running back entering the 2012 season. Sproles shapes up as a mid-tier RB2 in standard scoring formats and an upper tier RB2 in PPR leagues.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 DeMarco Murray
RB2RB2 Ryan Mathews
RB3RB3 Darren Sproles
RB4RB4 Kenjon Barner
Eagles Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Darren Sproles to be featured RB?     -- Sun Dec 13 7:15 am --

Uncertainty surrounds DeMarco Murray
After a troubling week, #Eagles have weighed all options with DeMarco Murray, even sitting him. Either way, Darren Sproles will be featured. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: DeMarco Murray appears to be digging his grave in Philadelphia. He hasn't been a good fit for Chip Kelly's east-west running offense and Kelly refuses to scheme plays that fit Murray's North-South style. Sproles makes for an interesting DFS play and a solid FLEX, RB2 play is season-long leagues. Ryan Mathews should also see action.
DeMarco Murray a non-factor again in Week 13     -- Mon Dec 7 4:40 pm --

Lost 47 of 61 snaps to Darren Sproles and Kenjon Barner
No big deal, Chip Kelly said. Watching the game it sure felt like a big deal. Struggling DeMarco Murray, last yearís NFL rushing leader, clearly appeared to be demoted Sunday, his workload reduced to just eight carries in the Eaglesí upset win over the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Murray played only 14 of 61 snaps Sunday after averaging 36 snaps before Sunday. His previous low this season was 25 vs. the Redskins. With Murray benched most of the game, the Eagles used Darren Sproles and Kenjon Barner to carry the fooball. (CSN Philly)

FF Today's Take: Kelly explained the carry split by saying he believed that the smaller, faster Barner and Sproles would be better matchups for the Eagles against the Patriotsí larger linebackers. He also said on Monday that he plans on evaluating his running back rotation on a "week-to-week basis" going forward. It's looking more and more as if Kelly might be willing to feature Ryan Mathews, who has missed the last three games, down the stretch if can be cleared of his concussion soon.
Injury Bradford, Mathews out for the Eagles     -- Fri Nov 20 12:15 pm --

Both suffered concussions in Week 10.
Already facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers without quarterback Sam Bradford, the team will be without running back Ryan Mathews due to a concussion, the team announced. Left tackle Jason Peters (back) is also questionable. (NFL.com)

FF Today's Take: As expected, Mark Sanchez will get the start at quarterback while DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles and Kenjon Barner will handle the running back duties. Murray's workload may not increase all that much with Mathews out but he may get an extra opportunity or two around the goaline.

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