Darren Sproles Fantasy News

Eagles RB Darren Sproles plans to retire after 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016, 11:00am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Darren Sproles is 33 years old, and he is really beginning to feel the pull of family.

His two daughters are "getting to the age that they want their daddy around more," Sproles explained, and so he has decided that next season will be his last in the NFL. That was the thought when he inked a one-year extension through 2017 this summer with the Philadelphia Eagles, and it remains the thought as he gets set to complete his 12th season in the league.

Fantasy Impact:

His hope is to remain in Philadelphia for the swan song -- he has grown close to many of his teammates and is fond of the coaching staff -- but noted that whether he's back in an Eagles uniform next season is out of his hands.

Eagles RB Ryan Mathews has a herniated disk, won't play Week 17

Friday, December 23, 2016, 1:22pm

Eagles - [Full Article]

Eagles RB Ryan Mathews has a herniated disk, so he'll miss next week's game against Dallas.

Related players: Darren Sproles, Byron Marshall, Kenjon Barner

Fantasy Impact:

Darren Sproles, Byron Marshall and Kenjon Barner figure to divvy up the carries.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:42pm

Eagles RB Darren Sproles (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday. Sproles will return on Thursday. It’s a difficult matchup against the Giants, but Sproles may be able to make a few plays in the passing game.

Eagles expect back RB Darren Sproles; RB Kenjon Barner out

Monday, December 19, 2016, 4:48pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Running back Darren Sproles will be back when the Eagles host the Giants on Thursday Night Football.

Kenjon Barner, who replaced Spoles in Sunday's 27-26 loss to the Ravens, is out. And offensive lineman Allen Barbre, well, his status seems to be up in the air.

Sproles, who missed the loss to the Ravens while he was in concussion protocol, has been cleared according to Eagles head coach Doug Pederson.

"He's good to go,'' Pederson, who also ruled out Barner with a hamstring injury, said. "(Barner) is going to miss the game. Being Thursday night, he's not going to make back.''

Related players: Ryan Mathews, Byron Marshall

Fantasy Impact:

The Eagles have missed Sproles in the passing game as well as on punt returns. He'll also serve as a change of pace back, although Ryan Mathews is coming off an impressive performance against the Ravens. Sproles could take away carries from Byron Marshall.

Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm

Eagles RB Darren Sproles (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 15. Sproles will sit against the Ravens. It looks like Ryan Mathews may carry the load in a tough matchup, but Kenjon Barner is likely to see an increase in touches as well.

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:16pm

Eagles RB Darren Sproles (concussion) missed practice again Thursday. Sproles will likely sit against Ravens. It looks like Ryan Mathews may carry the load in a tough matchup, but Kenjon Barner is likely to see an increase in touches as well.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:07pm

Eagles RB Darren Sproles (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Sproles will likely sit against Ravens. It looks like Ryan Mathews may carry the load in a tough matchup, but Kenjon Barner is likely to see an increase in touches as well.

Eagles place RB Wendell Smallwood on IR, promote RB Byron Marshall

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 9:48am

Philly.com - [Full Article]

The Eagles promoted running back Byron Marshall from the practice squad to take Wendell Smallwood’s spot on the 53-man roster.

Smallwood was placed on injured reserve Monday with a knee injury. Marshall, a former Oregon standout, spent the offseason and preseason with the Eagles and has been on practice squad all year.

Darren Sproles is in the league-mandated concussion protocol, leaving the Eagles even thinner at running back. Ryan Mathews and Kenjon Barner are the top only other running backs on the roster, so Marshall could play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens if Sproles has not recovered from the concussion.

Fantasy Impact:

Mathews figures to get the bulk of the work but the Eagles have used as many as four RBs in games this year. Marshall likely won't get enough work to warrant a start in just about any format.

Eagles could place RB Wendell Smallwood on IR

Monday, December 12, 2016, 2:10pm

Philly Magazine - [Full Article]

Doug Pederson offered a lengthy update on the Eagles’ injury situation following Philadelphia’s Week 14 loss to the Washington Redskins. According to Pederson, four players suffered potential season-ending injuries on Sunday: long snapper Jon Dorenbos, rookie running back Wendell Smallwood (knee), reserve tackle Matt Tobin, and backup defensive back Jaylen Watkins. Pederson said all four players are candidates to be placed on the season-ending injured reserve list.

Related players: Ryan Mathews, Kenjon Barner, Darren Sproles

Fantasy Impact:

Smallwood is out due to a right knee Grade 2 MCL sprain. Pederson called it a “lengthy injury.” Kenjon Barner was out in Week 14 and Darren Sproles suffered a concussion leaving Ryan Mathews as the lone healthy RB last week.

Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood suffered knee injury

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 5:28pm

Express Times - [Full Article]

Eagles rookie running back Wendell Smallwood was knocked from Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins with a right-knee injury.

Smallwood suffered the injury in the second quarter and was downgraded to 'out' after halftime.

Related players: Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles

Fantasy Impact:

In Smallwood's absence, wide receiver Nelson Agholor took over kickoff return duties from the rookie fifth-round draft choice out of West Virginia. Darren Sproles was also injured fielding a punt, leaving Ryan Mathews to take all of the snaps from the RB position later in the game.

Eagles RB Darren Sproles leaves games with suspected head injury

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 5:25pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Philadelphia Eagles star Darren Sproles left Sunday's game against the Redskins in the fourth quarter after a scary and dangerous hit on a punt return.

Washington's Deshazor Everett leveled Sproles before he caught the ball, and he had to be helped from the locker room.

Fantasy Impact:

Sproles never returned after taking the shot. His status for Week 15 is certainly up in the air. The Eagles also lost Wendell Smallwood to a knee injury leaving Ryan Mathews to carry the load later in the game.

Eagles RB Ryan Mathews expected to practice Wednesday

Monday, December 5, 2016, 1:58pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Eagles running back Ryan Mathews is expected to return to practice when the team reconvenes on Wednesday after missing the last two games against the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals with an MCL sprain.

Related players: Wendell Smallwood, Darren Sproles

Fantasy Impact:

Smallwood was expected to have a much bigger impact in the running game with Mathews out, but that didn't happen so we should assume Mathews gets a nice workload for a struggling Eagles offense in Week 14, assuming he's a go.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 13. Look for Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles to split the backfield work again this week.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (knee) missed practice again Thursday. If Mathews can’t play, look for Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles to split the backfield work again this week.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not practice Wednesday. If Mathews can’t play, look for Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles to split the backfield work again this week.

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