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Darren Sproles 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Darren Sproles Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #43
Position: Running Back
Career: 12 Years
Height: 5-6
Weight: 181
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Waterloo, IA
High School: Olathe North HS [KS]
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2005 San Diego Chargers (Round: 4 #130)

Running Back Rankings:
<< Freddie Stevenson    T.J. Yeldon >>
Position Projections:
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | Draft Kit Index

  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Darren Sproles 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
77.36 5.13 1 15.50 5.94 43 --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Rush Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
10 No No No No No No Yes No No
Darren Sproles Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Eagles155242720043820089.155.94
2015 Eagles165538810031730087.105.44
2014 Eagles154038700032960088.255.88
Darren Sproles 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Darren Sproles has beaten his fantasy projection 7 out of 12 years, including the last 3. His best fantasy RB ranking was #18 in 2011.
Fantasy Trends:
Sproles beat his previous year fantasy game average last year, but his avg has been trending down 3 out of the last 5 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was one of the top 75 most consistent players overall (ranked 72).
Career Experience Outlook:
Sproles is entering his 13th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, RBs in their 13th year have seen a decrease in fantasy pts per game of 3.48 from their 12th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Sproles has averaged 0.84 fantasy pts per game less than the league RB average. The average fantasy pts per game by RBs in 2016 was 6.14.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.052) pts per game for Sproles.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Sproles played last year (110 - 96 - 3 0.534%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (97 - 92 - 3 0.513%), but last season's teams gave up more points (4,544) compared to this season's teams (4,295) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Sproles had a better fantasy avg (6.31 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (4.93 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it the data would suggest he may have a worse fantasy season, but the trend could easily change to Sproles doing better against teams with a worse record.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Sproles will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 15.83 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 15.92 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses), but this season's teams gave up more rushing yards (111 yds/game - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (105 yds/game - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Sproles has been a strong finisher. On average his best 4 game stretch has been the last 4 games of the year (7.56 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (6.42 pts per game), 2nd quarter (4.70 pts per game) and 3rd quarter (3.96 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 14 (9.59 pts per game), week 16 (8.15 pts per game) and week 2 (8.00 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 6 (3.22 pts per game), week 5 (3.48 pts per game) and week 11 (3.52 pts per game).
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