Chris Polk Fantasy News

Eagles offense shouldn't change much with Mark Sanchez

Monday, November 3, 2014, 8:46am

NJ.com - [Full Article]

On his very first throw of the game, Eagles QB Mark Sanchez took the shotgun snap, stepped up in the pocket and rifled the ball 52-yards downfield to who else, but Maclin.

"How 'bout that, huh?" Sanchez told reporters with a laugh after the game. "I was expecting maybe a handoff or a quick screen. Ease my way in. But you know Coach (Chip) Kelly. … If he was a basketball coach, he would bring you off the bench shooting three-pointers."

The gutsy play-call by Kelly and pristine execution by Sanchez and Maclin not only illustrate the head coach's confidence in the veteran quarterback, but it also signaled that there will be no 'dumbing down' of the offense because Foles will be out of commission for the foreseeable future.

Fantasy Impact:

If you saw any of the game, it was evident that the offense won't change much with Sanchez under center, which is good news for owners of Maclin. Perhaps the only change is running the ball a little more, especially giving bruising back Chris Polk a few more carries. If you're in need of a QB or are a Foles owner, it looks like Sanchez is a safe option to grab off your wire and plug right in.

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Darren Sproles says he'll play Week 9

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 2:37pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Darren Sproles injured his knee in the team’s Week 6 win over the Giants and wound up being listed as questionable for last week’s game after spending the bye week rehabbing the injury. The team ultimately decided not to play him, however.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Sproles said things would be different against the Texans. Sproles practiced on Tuesday and said afterward that he will be in the lineup when the game kicks off in Houston.

Fantasy Impact:

With Chris Polk active, the team decided to rest Sproles another week. Polk had three carries and a catch while spelling LeSean McCoy against Arizona - his first offensive touches of the season. Sproles had seven carries in each of his last two games, but hasn't recorded a catch since Week 4.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 8. Polk would see an expanded role if he’s active and Darren Sproles isn’t.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) took full practice reps again Thursday. Polk would see an expanded role if he’s active and Darren Sproles isn’t.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday. Polk would see an expanded role if he’s active and Darren Sproles isn’t.

Darren Sproles back at practice

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:12pm

Eagles.com - [Full Article]

Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) was on the practice field Tuesday.

HC Chip Kelly said that he will not make any decisions about their respective status for Sunday's game at Arizona until seeing them in action.

Fantasy Impact:

Sproles is still questionable according to beat writers, but it's a good sign he's on practice field at least. He also added that he thinks he'll play when speaking to the media on Tuesday. Original reports had Sproles missing this week against the Cardinals, but that remains to be seen. The team also had Chris Polk back at practice Tuesday, and didn't make any moves for RBs over their bye week.

Source: Darren Sproles' knee injury 'does not look good'

Monday, October 13, 2014, 9:56am

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Eagles running back Darren Sproles left the field in Sunday night's 27-0 win over the Giants after injuring his right knee on his accord and after the game was walking on his own in the locker room.

Still a team source told NJ.com that Sproles' injury "does not look good.'' Asked how bad it was, the source responded, "it's not good.''

Sproles catches a break with the Eagles on the bye next week. His status for Arizona, Oct. 26 and beyond won't be determined until the team comes back from the bye to practice, Oct. 21.

Fantasy Impact:

Other reports said Sproles was joking with teammates in the locker room. Sproles did walk off the field and to the locker room under his own power but it looks like owners will have to wait and see how long he could be out. He was scheduled for an MRI Monday. The Eagles have a bye in Week 7 before coming back to play the Cardinals in Week 8. The Birds will likely bring in another RB with Chris Polk (hamstring) inactive for Week 6. LeSean McCoy will see plenty of touches if Sproles is out any length of time.

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 9:00pm

Eagles Inactives
Matt Barkley QB
Taylor Hart DE
Jason Kelce C
Mychal Kendricks ILB
Chris Polk RB
Brad Smith WR

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 6.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Monday, September 15, 2014, 7:33pm

Eagles Inactives
Matt Barkley QB Inactive
Taylor Hart DE Inactive
Josh Huff WR Inactive
Marcus Smith LB Inactive
Matt Tobin T Inactive
Jaylen Watkins CB Inactive
Chris Polk RB Active
Brad Smith WR Active

Fantasy Impact:

No real surprises for the Eagles. Polk gets in his first game and could stay a little work from LeSean McCoy or Darren Sproles but not enough to worry about having either in lineups.

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 4:31pm

Eagles
OUT
WR Josh Huff (shoulder), T Matt Tobin (ankle)

PROBABLE
RB Chris Polk (hamstring), WR Brad Smith (groin), CB Jaylen Watkins (hamstring)

Colts
OUT
LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), G Joe Reitz (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE
DT Josh Chapman (ankle), C Khaled Holmes (ankle), DT Arthur Jones (shoulder)

PROBABLE
RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related), S Sergio Brown (shoulder), CB Gregory Toler (rib), WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related)

Fantasy Impact:

For the Eagles, Chris Polk is probable and could steal some carries from both LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles, but probably nothing too significant.

For the Colts, Ahmad Bradshaw and Reggie Wayne appear as probable ( both not injury related) and practiced fully on Friday and Saturday. Bradshaw is expected to split carries with Trent Richardson and Wayne has a great matchup against the Eagles secondary.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) took full practice reps again Friday.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) took full practice reps Thursday.