Fantasy Football: 5 Reasons Darren Sproles Won't Hurt Value of LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy: Darren Sproles Will Not Hurt Fantasy Football Value

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With the Philadelphia Eagles signing Darren Sproles, many fantasy football players are worried about the value of LeSean McCoy lowering. McCoy had a career year in 2013, but Sproles is known for being a dual-threat weapon against any defense.

If you were planning on drafting McCoy in 2014, do not worry about the addition of Sproles. Here are five reasons why Sproles will not hurt the fantasy football value of Shady.

5. Mixed In The Depth Chart

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5. Mixed In The Depth Chart

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With Bryce Brown and Chris Polk still on the depth chart, Sproles finds himself in the middle of the pack. He isn't able to challenge McCoy for his starting role, and he has other competition if McCoy finds himself hurt or struggling.

4. Used Mainly In Return Game

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4. Used Mainly In Return Game

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Chip Kelly has mentioned the special team skills of Sproles, and that is where he could find his main role. Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson have both been involved in the return game, but that role may now be reserved purely for Sproles in hopes of keeping the other offensive talent healthy.

3. Won't Take Away Rushing Carries

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3. Won't Take Away Rushing Carries

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Sproles will be more active in the passing game than the rushing game. Even if he loses a few receptions to Sproles, McCoy is too involved in the offense for his value to drop.

2. LeSean McCoy Will Still Get Goal-Line Carries

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2. LeSean McCoy Will Still Get Goal-Line Carries

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Sproles is not big enough to get the goal-line carries, and McCoy will still be called on for that duty. He will not see a decrease in touchdowns when the Eagles are close to the end zone.

1. LeSean McCoy Can Stay Healthy

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1. LeSean McCoy Can Stay Healthy

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The use of Sproles in the offense can help to avoid McCoy being run into the ground. Although Sproles may take away a few receptions, McCoy will find himself rested and ready to put the Eagles on his back.