The Philadelphia Eagles will be without running back Darren Sproles for the remainder of the season after he suffered both a torn ACL and broken arm on the same play against the New York Giants Sunday.
Individually, this is a devastating injury for Sproles. At 34 years old, we have to wonder if this is it for the veteran running back.
As it relates to the Eagles and their running back situation, LeGarrette Blount and Wendall Smallwood took on larger roles following Sproles' injury in Sunday's win over the New York Giants, each attempting 12 runs. Blount put up 67 yards and a score while Smallwood tallied 71 yards.
Needless to say, we're looking at a true committee approach in Philadelphia moving forward. That makes it incredibly hard to rely on either player to be fantasy relevant. And unlike Sproles, neither one provides anything of real substance from a PPR standpoint.
Instead, the targets Sproles would normally receive might be headed in the direction of tight end Zach Ertz, who has caught 21 passes for 245 yards in three games. He's quickly becoming a top-three fantasy tight end option. That should only increase with one of Carson Wentz's safety valves lost for the season.