Eagles HC Doug Pederson said Monday that RB Darren Sproles is "week to week" with a quad strain. Sproles has totaled just 6 carries and 2 targets over the past 3 weeks, so there's not much of a fantasy impact here. Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders will continue to share backfield duties in Philly.
The Eagles are bringing back RB Darren Sproles on a 1-year deal. The 36-year-old has played in just 9 games over the past 2 seasons, missing time with a torn ACL, a fractured forearm and hamstring injuries. He's not even a lock to make the roster amid a crowded backfield. But it's also possible Sproles makes the team and plays a role in the passing game. He was targeted 30 times in 8 games last season (including playoffs). The veteran could be a drain on rookie RB Miles Sanders' receiving production.
Eagles GM Howie Roseman said during a Saturday press conference, "We've been looking for a runner like Miles for a few years," according to NBC Sports Philadelphia. It was obvious that Philly liked Sanders when the franchise selected him in Round 2. These words from Roseman, however, could point to the new guy having a bigger workload share ahead of him than other RBs in the Doug Pederson era. Pederson's Eagles have run with a true committee. Amid personnel shuffling and injuries, no RB has reached a 37% share of team carries in any of his 3 seasons. Philly just traded for Jordan Howard this offseason, of course, but gave up a mere 6th-round pick for a RB in the final year of his rookie contract. Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood, Corey Clement and Darren Sproles remain from last year's squad, but only Adams has reached 100 carries under Pederson and none has topped 120. Adams is also coming off shoulder surgery. None of those players looks like a big threat to Sanders' touch outlook. We wouldn't bet on workhorse touches for the rookie, but Sanders might just be the best bet to lead the backfield in opportunities right away.
Eagles RBs Josh Adams (hip) and Darren Sproles (hamstring) are active for tonight's game against the Redskins. Adams popped up on the injury report on Saturday, so he comes with a bit more risk tonight. Sproles is a fantasy flier in his 1st action since Week 1.
Eagles RB Josh Adams (hip) was added to the injury report on Saturday and limited in practice. He's listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Redskins. We'll hopefully get an update on Adams' status on Sunday morning. If he can't play, Philly would be down to Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles, who's expected back from his hamstring injury.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) said Friday that he plans to play against the Redskins on Monday night. We’ll see how Philly lists him on the final injury report Saturday afternoon. We wouldn’t use Sproles in fantasy lineups in his 1st action since the season opener, but it’ll be interesting to see how big a role he plays. RB Josh Adams remains a fine RB2 for Week 13.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Eagles RB Darren Sproles is expected to miss "multiple weeks" after aggravating his hamstring injury in practice on Wednesday. One source threw out a 3-4 week timetable. Sproles can be dropped from fantasy rosters. Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams and Corey Clement will continue handling backfield duties for the Eagles.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles aggravated his hamstring injury in Wednesday's practice, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Philly was hoping to get Sproles back this week, but he's now out for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys and might miss significantly more time beyond that. Sproles is droppable outside of the deepest of PPR leagues. The Eagles will continue to go with Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams and Corey Clement in the backfield.
Eagles HC Doug Pederson says "optimism is high" that RB Darren Sproles returns to practice next week, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Sproles hasn't played since Week 1 because of a hamstring injury. He'll return to a Jay Ajayi-less backfield led by Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood. We'd bet on Sproles reclaiming a significant role. We'll see how things progress in Week 8, leading up to a visit to Jacksonville. The Eagles then get their bye in Week 9.
Eagles RB Jay Ajayi suffered an ACL tear in Sunday’s loss to the Vikings and will miss the rest of the season. That takes the carry leader out of a backfield that has started slowly. Healthy returns by Corey Clement and Darren Sproles wold help absorb touches, but Wendell Smallwood has als taken advantage of recent injuries to others to look like a player who will continue to deserve work. We’ll see hit the touches get distributed as the remaining group get healthy. The one thing we’ve been able to count on so far has been HC Doug Pederson spreading the work around. Clement, Sproles and Smallwood are all worth owning to varying degrees right now
Eagles RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Titans. He didn’t practice all week and has no timetable for return. RB Corey Clement (quad) is listed as questionable after being added to the injury report on Thursday. If he can’t play this weekend, Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams would serve as Philly’s #2 and #3 RBs.
One of the biggest Eagles questions facing fantasy owners is just how much work we can expect RB Jay Ajayi to get. Well, he spoke to that a bit this week. “I’m excited,” Ajayi said Tuesday, per USA Today's Eagles Wire. “Obviously things have gotten a little bit shaken up in our room, and I’m excited to get into that lead role, do what’s needed of me and just go ball." Ajayi averaged just 11.2 carries per game over 10 contests (playoffs included) after joining the Eagles last year. But that climbed to 13.8 over the final 6 games, including 4 weeks of 14+ rushes. Philly coaches haven't specifically addressed backfield roles yet, and the backfield remains crowded. Corey Clement should continue to see a significant role. And Darren Sproles -- who opened last year as the team leader in RB snaps before a Week 3 injury -- returns. Matt Jones, Donnel Pumphrey, Wendell Smallwood and undrafted free agent Josh Adams are also fighting for roles. The "lead role" Ajayi refers to doesn't necessarily mean workhorse-level touches, and we're not projecting that for him. But a lead job in what should again rank among the league's top offenses will undoubtedly carry fantasy upside. Ajayi could particularly bring a high TD ceiling, given his size vs. the remaining backfield competition. He's a decent value at current ADP, and we'll continue to monitor the Eagles backfield as we move into summer.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles exited in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Giants. It looked like a knee injury, but the team is calling it a wrist. He's officially questionable to return.
Update: Sproles has been ruled out for the day.
Eagles RB Ryan Mathews has been diagnosed with a herniated disc and "will miss significant time," HC Doug Pederson said Friday. Mathews will finish the 2016 campaign with 661 yards and 8 TDs on 155 carries -- and another 3 games missed due to injury. We'll see if Philly brings him back at a $4 million salary next year. Darren Sproles and Byron Marshall will handle backfield duties for the Eagles in the season finale against the Cowboys.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles was concussed when he took a vicious shot to the head on a punt return in Sunday's loss to the Redskins. It's the 3rd known concussion of his NFL career. We'll track his progress through the protocol this week, but consider him no better than 50/50 to play against the Ravens on Sunday. With RB Wendell Smallwood expected to miss that one with his knee injury, RB Ryan Mathews figures to be in for a big workload. The tough matchup leaves him as just a lower-end RB2, though.
Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood injured his knee in Sunday's game against the Redskins and will not return. He finishes with 3 carries for 3 yards. His absence leaves Philly with RBs Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles.
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