Eagles optimistic about RB Darren Sproles; Ryan Mathews in knee brace

Philadelphia Eagles running backs Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews are both considered day-to-day after suffering injuries in Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Coach Doug Pederson told reporters Monday that Sproles has a rib fracture, but he sounded optimistic that the 33-year-old would be able to suit up Monday night against the Green Bay Packers. Mathews will also try to get back after sustaining an MCL sprain in his right knee. After the game, he was spotted wearing a brace around that leg.

Related players: Wendell Smallwood, Kenjon Barner

Fantasy Impact: 

Wendell Smallwood and Kenjon Barner are next up on the depth chart. Smallwood would likely see a much bigger role, especially if Mathews can't play in Week 12. This is a Monday night game so it's going to be risky waiting to play any Eagle RB unless we get a better idea of statuses before that. But as Washington's Rob Kelley proved Sunday night, this is potentially a nice matchup for the run-first Eagles.

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