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Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles

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College: Washington
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 222 DOB: 1989-12-16 Age: 24
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#70 8 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2013 PHI 6 - 11 98 8.9 3 5 4 61 15.3 0 33.9 5.7
2014 (Projected) PHI     66 291 4.4 2   5 35 7.0 0 44.6  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Chris Polk started the season ranked third on the running back depth chart, but passed Bryce Brown while averaging an impressive 6.5 yards per carry in his limited action. Polk is one of the most valuable handcuffs in fantasy football since he has the talent to thrive and will see plenty of carries in an offense that finished fourth in rushing attempts in 2013. Polk's shoulder issues, which caused him to go undrafted out of Washington, should be resolved after a surgery in the offseason. The team seems confident enough in his health that they shipped off Brown in a draft day trade. At 5'11 and 222 pounds, Polk is a power back that rarely fumbles and can grind out yards inside. It would likely require a LeSean McCoy injury for Polk to have any value outside of handcuff value in all but the deepest of leagues. If the McCoy owner leaves him on the waiver wire, though, Polk could be a difference maker in fantasy leagues should an opportunity arise.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 LeSean McCoy
RB2RB3 Darren Sproles
RB3RB2 Chris Polk
RB4RB4 Kenjon Barner
Eagles Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury McCoy dealing with "small version of turf toe"
Missed practice on Sunday, but returned on Monday
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 18, 8:00 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
LeSean McCoy missed practice on Sunday with what he called a small version of turf toe. He returned to training camp at the NovaCare Complex on Monday and completed practice. [Sunday] it was really, really hurting pretty bad," McCoy said. It felt a little better [Monday], so I went for it. McCoy said he injured the big toe on his left foot during a joint practice against the Patriots last week in New England. He told the media he had an MRI and X-rays on the toe and that hes fine. After practice on Sunday, McCoy appeared frustrated and declined to answer questions about why he didnt participate. (CSN Philly)

FFToday's Take: It may be "small" to McCoy, but it could be a big deal to his fantasy owners. As the league's most elusive back, McCoy arguably needs healthy toes as much any player, so it is troublesome when he told CSN Philly that it bothers him when he tries to put pressure on the toe. Last year marked the first time McCoy has played a full season in the last four years, so his owners need to keep Darren Sproles and Chris Polk in mind on draft day.


Polk may be in line for regular touches
Eagles possibly looking to lessen reliance on McCoy
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 7, 3:55 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
One of the few guys on offense who can expand his role in 2014 is Chris Polk, and given the success he had last year, Id expect Polk to produce even more as LeSean McCoys backup than Bryce Brown did last year. Even though the Eagles traded for Darren Sproles this offseason, they almost surely would put the ball in Polks hands for most of the carries if LeSean McCoy got hurt. It wouldnt shock me if Polk averaged between six to eight touches per game this coming season. For a guy with 11 NFL carries, thats a hefty increase. (CSN Philly)

FFToday's Take: Polk made enough of an impression on the Eagles last year that they were willing to part with Brown. Even so, with McCoy and Sproles in front of him, the six to eight weekly touches probably represents Polk's ceiling than his 2014 if everyone stays relatively healthy. Nevertheless, Polk makes sense as the most likely handcuff for McCoy.


Sproles running as McCoy's direct backup
Former Saint has never had more than 93 carries in a season
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jun 5, 5:20 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Darren Sproles will turn 31 in June and averaged 4.2 yards per carry last season, the second-worst mark of his career. But during the two OTAs that were open to the media, he took almost all the reps with the second team at running back. He's yet to take reps as a slot receiver (from what we've seen). With the Bryce Brown trade, the question of what the Eagles' plan will be should LeSean McCoy go down needs an answer this summer. Given his frame and age, Sproles doesn't seem like a viable option to carry the load; he's never had more than 93 carries in a season. (Philly Mag: Birds 24/7)

FFToday's Take: McCoy played all 16 games in 2013 for the first time since his rookie year, so the Eagles do need to find his direct backup. Chris Polk was beginning to emerge near the end of the season, but underwent what was reported as "major" shoulder surgery in the offseason. In the event of a long-term McCoy injury, Polk would likely become the lead back and Sproles would remain the passing-down back.



2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
4 at DEN L 20-52 3 33 11.0 1 2 2 19 9.5 0 11.2
5 at NYG W 36-21 2 3 1.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.3
14 DET W 34-20 4 50 12.5 1 0 0 0 - 0 11.0
15 at MIN L 30-48 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.0
16 CHI W 54-11 2 12 6.0 1 1 1 8 8.0 0 8.0
17 at DAL W 24-22 0 0 - 0 1 1 34 34.0 0 3.4

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