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Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles

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Draft: 2005 Round 4 (29)
College: Kansas State
Ht: 5’6”  Wt: 190 DOB: 1983-06-20 Age: 31
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#40 6 7.08

Season Stats
FF Today PPR Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2005 SD 15 0 8 50 6.3 0 4 3 10 3.3 0 9.0 0.6
2007 SD 15 0 37 164 4.4 2 12 10 31 3.1 0 41.5 2.8
2008 SD 16 0 61 330 5.4 1 34 29 342 11.8 5 132.2 8.3
2009 SD 16 2 93 343 3.7 3 57 45 497 11.0 4 171.0 10.7
2010 SD 16 2 51 270 5.3 0 75 59 520 8.8 2 150.0 9.4
2011 NO 16 4 87 603 6.9 2 111 86 710 8.3 7 271.3 17.0
2012 NO 13 - 48 244 5.1 1 104 75 667 8.9 7 214.1 16.5
2013 NO 15 - 53 220 4.2 2 89 71 604 8.5 2 177.4 11.8
2014 PHI 3 - 17 117 6.9 2 17 14 196 14.0 0 57.3 19.1
2014 (Projected) PHI     66 291 4.4 2   63 545 8.7 2 170.6  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
When Darren Sproles was released by the New Orleans Saints in a cost-cutting move, it was hard to imagine that he could possibly maintain his value at age 31 in any other setting. Luckily for him and his owners, he probably landed in the second-best location for his fantasy value. In standard leagues, Sproles is probably not worth the price that his name recognition will cost you, but in PPR leagues, he should have another productive season as the Eagles look to him to help fill the void left when Desean Jackson was released. Sproles may not see the 70+ receptions that were commonplace during his three years with New Orleans, but 60 receptions is likely a solid baseline to use when projecting his 2014 season. While LeSean McCoy is healthy, Sproles will likely be used in the backup running back role, seeing a handful of carries per game. If McCoy was to go down, though, it's unlikely Sproles' role would increase. He'd likely still be a change of pace back to Chris Polk.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 LeSean McCoy
RB2RB2 Darren Sproles
RB3RB3 Chris Polk
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 he’s “fine.” After practice on Sunday, McCoy appeared frustrated and declined to answer questions about why he didn’t 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.


Eagles backfield to stress defenses
McCoy marvels at Sproles' quickness
By: Doug Orth | Wed Jul 16, 3:15 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Darren Sproles' role in Chip Kelly's offense will be one of the intriguing plot lines as we encroach upon training camp. "Sproles has the quickest feet I've ever seen out of any player," McCoy said. "He'll help us out tremendously. I think the best thing about him, what he brings to this team is not only leadership and experience, but also just another big playmaker on the team. You talk about losing DeSean (Jackson), but I think Howie (Roseman) and Chip did a great job of bringing another playmaker to our team." (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: Instead of feeling threatened or challenged by the addition of another veteran running back, LeSean McCoy is excited to share the backfield with another playmaker. In fact, no other running back tandem in the NFL boasts the combined explosive running and pass-catching abilities of LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles. They should be the focal point of Chip Kelly's dynamic offense this season but fantasy owners should keep a close eye on how often they see the field together where they will be a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses.


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, I’d expect Polk to produce even more as LeSean McCoy’s 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 Polk’s hands for most of the carries if LeSean McCoy got hurt. It wouldn’t shock me if Polk averaged between six to eight touches per game this coming season. For a guy with 11 NFL carries, that’s 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.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today PPR Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 JAC W 34-17 11 71 6.5 1 6 4 14 3.5 0 18.5
2 at IND W 30-27 4 26 6.5 1 7 7 152 21.7 0 30.8
3 WAS W 37-34 2 20 10.0 0 4 3 30 10.0 0 8.0

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today PPR Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 ATL W 23-17 8 22 2.8 0 6 6 88 14.7 0 17.0
2 at TB W 16-14 7 26 3.7 0 8 6 36 6.0 0 12.2
3 ARI W 31-7 3 17 5.7 0 6 4 39 9.8 0 9.6
4 MIA W 38-17 4 28 7.0 1 8 7 114 16.3 1 33.2
5 at CHI W 26-18 3 10 3.3 0 3 3 31 10.3 0 7.1
6 at NE L 27-30 5 15 3.0 0 12 6 58 9.7 0 13.3
8 BUF W 35-17 0 0 - 0 4 4 0 0.0 0 4.0
9 at NYJ L 20-26 0 0 - 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 1.2
10 DAL W 49-17 5 12 2.4 1 7 7 76 10.9 1 27.8
11 SF W 23-20 3 16 5.3 0 4 4 19 4.8 0 7.5
13 at SEA L 7-34 3 11 3.7 0 8 7 32 4.6 0 11.3
14 CAR W 31-13 1 38 38.0 0 3 3 23 7.7 0 9.1
15 at STL L 16-27 7 24 3.4 0 10 8 38 4.8 0 14.2
16 at CAR L 13-17 1 2 2.0 0 5 3 18 6.0 0 5.0
17 TB W 42-17 3 -1 -0.3 0 4 2 30 15.0 0 4.9
WC at PHI W 26-24 4 29 7.3 0 7 4 31 7.8 0 10.0
DP at SEA L 15-23 3 2 0.7 0 6 5 32 6.4 0 8.4
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today PPR Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 WAS L 32-40 0 0 - 0 8 5 35 7.0 1 14.5
2 at CAR L 27-35 0 0 - 0 14 13 128 9.8 0 25.8
3 KC L 24-27 7 62 8.9 0 3 0 0 - 0 6.2
4 at GB L 27-28 5 20 4.0 0 7 5 44 8.8 1 17.4
5 SD W 31-24 5 9 1.8 0 7 5 28 5.6 0 8.7
7 at TB W 35-28 5 27 5.4 0 4 4 32 8.0 1 15.9
8 at DEN L 14-34 4 -1 -0.3 0 9 7 56 8.0 1 18.5
12 SF L 21-31 0 0 - 0 9 7 65 9.3 0 13.5
13 at ATL L 13-23 0 0 - 0 9 5 47 9.4 0 9.7
14 at NYG L 27-52 5 56 11.2 1 7 4 28 7.0 1 24.4
15 TB W 41-0 5 22 4.4 0 8 5 21 4.2 1 15.3
16 at DAL W 34-31 9 48 5.3 0 10 7 104 14.9 0 22.2
17 CAR L 38-44 3 1 0.3 0 9 8 79 9.9 1 22.0

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