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New Orleans Saints
Position
RB
 
Jersey
43
Name  Darren Sproles
Born  6/20/1983
Height  5-6
Weight  190
College  Kansas State
8/3/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Eagles running back Darren Sproles has been working with the wide receivers as well as the running backs, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.
Insight: Just goes to show what Chip Kelly is thinking about. Sproles will do more than lineup in the backfield and could have solid receiving numbers. He should be able to produce fantasy-worthy statistics in PPR leagues.
 
3/14/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Eagles running back Darren Sproles had his contract extended two years through 2016, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: Sproles, who will be 31 in June, is apparently not just a one-year experiment. In the innovative Chip Kelly offense, he will be a tough matchup for the opposition to cover and still keep an eye on LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson.
 
3/13/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Former Saints running back Darren Sproles has been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for a fifth-round selection according to multiple sources.
Insight: Sproles, who will be 31 in June, will be a tough matchup for the opposition, though he probably won't spend as much time in the backfield as he did in New Orleans because of workhorse LeSean McCoy. He had 1,273 all-purpose yards last season. His best fantasy value will be in league which include return yardage.
 
3/11/2014 7:41:00 PM
Description: The Saints have decided not to release Darren Sproles and will instead try to trade him. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Why give Sproles away for free if everyone wants him? That seems to be the Saints' line of thinking. Even at age 30, Sproles (1,273 all-purpose yards in 2013) still has plenty to offer fantasy owners.
 
3/7/2014 7:13:00 PM
Description: Multiple sources are reporting that running back Darren Sproles will be released by the Saints.
Insight: Sproles said his goodbyes on Twitter just a few minutes ago. It's a cost-cutting move for the Saints as Sproles is slated to earn $3.5 million next season. He's been a jack of all trades, catching 231 passes and rushing 188 times for 1,067 yards in his last three seasons. He's also returned 81 punts and 70 kickoffs over that same span.
 
3/6/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Darren Sproles is one of several players the Saints could be willing to trade this offseason. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Pierre Thomas and Lance Moore could also be moved. Sproles (71 catches, 604 receiving yards last season) is an elite PPR running back but only average in leagues that use standard scoring.
 
12/11/2013 11:57:00 AM
Description: According to Mike Triplett of espn.com, Saints running back Darren Sproles played a measly 15 snaps Sunday night against the Panthers.
Insight: Sproles' playing time continues to dwindle. He's offered inconsistent production all season, putting up a pair of two-touchdown games, 10 games with zero scores and just two games with 100 yards from scrimmage (zero since Week 4).
 
11/28/2013 6:30:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Darren Sproles (ankle, knee) practiced fully Thursday, according to Mike Triplett of espn.com. Sproles missed last Thursday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Sproles has offered inconsistent production this season, putting up two two-touchdown games and zero scores in his other eight, so fantasy owners should be overly excited about having him back. Pierre Thomas is the Saints running back to own.
 
11/21/2013 7:47:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Darren Sproles (ankle, knee) is inactive for Thursday's game at Atlanta.
Insight: Sproles has offered inconsistent production this season, putting up two two-touchdown games and zero scores in his other eight, so he's not a major loss for fantasy owners. Pierre Thomas is a RB2 this week, and Mark Ingram has some flex value in deeper leagues.
 
11/21/2013 5:22:00 PM
Description: According to espn.com's Mike Triplett, Saints running back Darren Sproles (ankle, knee) is a "true case of 50-50" for Thursday's game at Atlanta.
Insight: Sproles will be a game-time decision. He's offered inconsistent production this season, putting up two two-touchdown games and zero scores in his other eight. Pierre Thomas will be a RB2 if Sproles is out and a flex option if Sproles is active.
 
11/20/2013 6:03:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Darren Sproles (ankle, knee) didn't practice Wednesday and is questionable for Thursday's game against the Falcons.
Insight: Sproles is headed toward being a game-time decision. He's offered inconsistent production this season, putting up two two-touchdown games and zero scores in his other eight.
 
11/19/2013 9:13:00 AM
Description: Saints running back Darren Sproles (ankle, knee) won't have much time to heal with a Thursday game schedule for Week 12.
Insight: Sproles looked great last week in totaling 88 yards and two scores from scrimmage, but did little against the 49ers after suffering the injury.
 
11/17/2013 5:03:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Darren Sproles (leg) limped to the locker room in the first quarter.
Insight: Sproles looked great last week in totaling 88 yards and two scores from scrimmage, but the Saints may be without him for the rest of the game.
 
11/10/2013 7:57:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Darren Sproles (concussion) is active for Sunday night's game against Dallas.
Insight: Sproles passed concussion tests Wednesday and has practiced in full all week. He'll be a low-end flex option outside of PPR leagues.
 
11/8/2013 8:11:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Darren Sproles (concussion) is probable for Sunday night's game against Dallas.
Insight: Sproles passed concussion tests Wednesday and has practiced in full this week. He's a low-end flex option outside PPR leagues.
 
11/6/2013 4:14:00 PM
Description: New Orleans halfback Darren Sproles passed his concussion tests and was able to practice fully on Wednesday. SOURCE: Mike Triplett, ESPN
Insight: That gives him a decent chance to play Sunday against Dallas. Though technically considered a running back, Sproles has done most of his damage as a receiver this season (37 receptions for 368 yards and a touchdown).
 
11/3/2013 2:27:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Darren Sproles suffered a concussion Sunday against the Jets.
Insight: Sproles was knocked out on his first touch of the game early in the first quarter. He's done for the day.
 
11/3/2013 1:13:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Darren Sproles went to the locker room in the first quarter Sunday against the Jets after taking a big hit from Antonio Allen.
Insight: Sproles may be getting concussion tests. According to Jeff Duncan of nola.com, trainers were also looking at his ankle.
 
11/3/2013 12:06:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Darren Sproles could see more targets as a receiver this week with Marques Colston inactive for the game with the Jets.
Insight: Sproles disappeared against the Bills last week, but the Jets don't have anyone who can cover him out of the backfield. With Colston's targets now up for grabs, Sproles might be a viable fantasy option.
 
9/8/2013 6:12:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Darren Sproles racked up 110 yards from scrimmage Sunday against the Falcons.
Insight: Sproles had 88 yards through the air on six catches and 22 on the ground on eight carries. With Sean Payton back at the helm, we wouldn't at all be surprised to see Sproles reach 100 catches and 1,000 receiving yards.
 

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