Chris Polk, RB Philadelphia Eagles

2014 Strength of Schedule - PHI
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
19
JAX
15
@IND
3
WAS
2
@SF
10
STL
25
NYG
BYE6
@ARI
18
@HOU
30
CAR
22
@GB
14
TEN
7
@DAL
11
SEA
7
DAL
3
@WAS
25
@NYG

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCSnaps%
1JAX------------
2IND------------
3WAS0000-0000-0/730%
4SF0000-0000-0/600%
5STL------------
6NYG------------
7BYE------------
8ARI313004.3311011.0014/9215%
Totals313004.3311011.0014/2256%

Most Recent News

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.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
In limited time last season Chris Polk showed flashes. It was enough that he passed Bryce Brown on the depth chart and the team eventually traded Brown in the offseason. The thought is Polk would be a guy to get a bulk of the carries should LeSean McCoy go down.

Fantasy Downside
Polk has been diagnosed with a grade 2 partial tear of his hamstring so his status is in doubt. Some of the Eagles backups like Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker have stood out with Polk missing time and the Birds just traded for Carolina's Kenjon Barner, so they could be preparing for life without Polk, or just backing themselves up in case this lingers.

Bottom Line
Polk's only value with McCoy healthy is a possible handcuff, but with the hamstring injury there isn't a lot of value right now. McCoy owners who want to back him up on their roster need to wait this out to see if Polk makes the team.

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