|Ht / Wt:||6'5" / 256 lb.|
|Born:||August 10, 1994|
|Drafted:||2017 / Rd. 5 (154)|
Sprinkle finished 2019 with 26 catches for 241 yards and a touchdown on 40 targets in 16 games.
Analysis: Sprinkle made 13 starts and played at least 64 percent of offensive snaps in each of Washington's final 11 games. His sizable role never translated to useful fantasy production, with the 25-year-old tight end catching two or fewer passes in every game until Week 17. Sprinkle should be back to compete for a role with Washington in 2020, but the team likely will aim for an upgrade if Vernon Davis (concussion) and Jordan Reed (concussion) aren't brought back. Davis is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent and may be considering retirement, while Reed could be a cap casualty. Sprinkle, a 2017 fifth-round pick, will be entering the final season of his rookie contract.
Sprinkle caught two of three targets for 14 yards during Sunday's 41-35, overtime loss to the Giants.
Analysis: The 25-year-old once again worked as the team's No. 1 tight end Week 16, but it was Hale Hentges who had the touchdown reception Sunday. Sprinkle has 12 starts this season and 23 receptions for 223 yards and one touchdown.
Sprinkle caught both targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 37-27 loss to the Redskins.
Analysis: Sprinkle continues to work as the No. 1 tight end, logging 43 of a possible 53 offensive snaps (81 percent). The third-year pro still hasn't exceeded two receptions or 36 receiving yards over 14 games this year while finding the paydirt just once.
Sprinkle wasn't targeted during Sunday's 20-15 loss in Green Bay.
Analysis: Sprinkle was solidly involved last week with two catches on four targets for 36 yards, but he was an afterthought in the passing game Week 14 despite 75 percent of offensive snaps. The 25-year-old has started 10 games this season but has limited fantasy value with 19 catches for 196 yards and one touchdown.
Sprinkle caught two of four targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 29-21 win over Carolina.
Analysis: The yardage was a career high, breaking a streak of 11 consecutive games in which Sprinkle caught either one or two passes for no more than 24 yards. His 77 percent snap share was right in the usual range, so it's not as if the improvement was sparked by a role change. Sprinkle doesn't offer much fantasy appeal, but he appears locked in as the starting tight end for the rest of the season, including Week 14 at Green Bay.
Sprinkle caught one of two targets for four yards in Sunday's 19-16 win over the Lions.
Analysis: Sprinkle has caught either one or two passes in each of Washington's 11 games this season, never going beyond 24 yards in any one contest. His role as the No. 1 tight end doesn't mean much for fantasy purposes, even with both Jordan Reed (concussion) and Vernon Davis (concussion) on injured reserve. Washington travels to Carolina for Week 13.
Sprinkle caught two of three targets for 16 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Jets.
Analysis: It was shaping into another uneventful start for Sprinkle heading into the final minute of the game when Dwayne Haskins took the play action fake and lobbed a one-yard touchdown pass to a leaking Sprinkle for his first touchdown of the year. Despite consistent starts in place of Vernon Davis (concussion), Sprinkle has yet to crack 25 yards in a game this season and has just three red-zone targets in 2019. He's a big risk, but an optimist might look at Sunday's matchup against Detroit's 30th-ranked pass defense as an opportunity for Haskins, and the Washington offense overall, to take a step forward.
Sprinkle is expected to serve as the Redskins' starting tight end Sunday against the 49ers while Vernon Davis (concussion) remains out.
Analysis: While Davis was withheld from action the previous two games, Sprinkle operated as Washington's clear No. 1 tight end, playing 70.4 percent of the offensive snaps during that span. The ample playing time didn't translate to much production, however, as Sprinkle drew only six targets, catching four of them for 41 yards. He'll likely remain a low-end fantasy option at the position for the duration of his run as a starter.
Sprinkle caught two of three targets for 24 yards during Sunday's 17-16 win over Miami.
Analysis: Sprinkle's largest contribution came in the closing minutes of the third quarter when, facing third down, Case Keenum found him across the middle and the Arkansas product barreled ahead for a gain of 19. The yardage from that one catch was more than any other Washington player, outside of Terry McLaurin, gained during the entire game. Sprinkle continues to get a healthy dose of snaps with Jordan Reed on injured reserve and Vernon Davis battling a concussion. If Sprinkle gets the start in Week 7, it'll be against a very good 49ers pass defense.
Sprinkle will be the Redskins' No. 1 tight end Sunday at Miami, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Sprinkle has picked up a fair share of weekly work this season, helped by concussions to both Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis. Reed was placed on IR on Saturday, while Davis is missing yet another game Week 6. In Davis' case, he made some headway through the concussion protocol with limited practices Thursday and Friday, but he still must gain clearance from an independent neurologist to compete with Sprinkle for snaps. On Sunday, Jerome Cunningham and perhaps Hale Hentges will be the team's other available tight ends.
Sprinkle caught two of three targets for 17 total yards during Sunday's 33-7 loss to New England.
Analysis: Even with Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis both out with concussions, Sprinkle was unable to exceed any of his modest season highs against the Patriots. Washington has an opportunity to reboot against a reeling Dolphins squad Sunday, but with a coaching change and uncertainty at quarterback, Sprinkle doesn't seem like the kind of player you'll want to hang your hat on.
Sprinkle and Jerome Cunningham are left as Washington's only healthy tight ends for Sunday against the Patriots, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Analysis: With Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis both sidelined by concussions, Sprinkle has a realistic shot at a three-down role. He's caught just 12 passes in 31 NFL games, typically working as the No. 3 tight end behind Reed and Davis. The 25-year-old took 43 percent of snaps on offense in last week's loss to the Giants, while Cunningham didn't play at all.
Sprinkle caught one of three targets for 20 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.
Analysis: Sprinkle continues to get looks on offense, but his chemistry with Haskins -- who was responsible for all three of Sprinkle's targets -- was clearly off. The third-year pro is still the clear second fiddle to Vernon Davis as long as Jordan Reed (concussion) is out.
Sprinkle caught two of four passes for 19 yards during Monday's 31-15 loss to Chicago.
Analysis: Sprinkle managed to double his season catch and yardage numbers Monday, but the ultimate result still wasn't much to write home about. Washington's offense fell off the deep end with a whopping five turnovers Monday, leading to calls for rookie Dwayne Haskins. Head coach Jay Gruden has resisted such pressure, and the schedule does ease up for Washington and Sprinkle beginning Sunday against the Giants and then a date with the Dolphins two weeks later.
Sprinkle gained 11 yards on his lone target during Sunday's 31-21 loss to Dallas.
Analysis: Washington is 0-2 and the run game has been poor, but Case Keenum and the passing offense has been surprisingly efficient. Sprinkle hasn't benefited though, despite playing the TE2 with Jordan Reed (concussion) on the shelf. Reed is reportedly unlikely to suit up for Week 3's game against Chicago, but -- given the difficulty of that matchup and Sprinkle's sparse usage -- he probably shouldn't be on your radar.
Sprinkle caught his lone target for an eight-yard gain in Sunday's 32-27 loss to the Eagles.
Analysis: Sprinkle moved up to the No. 2 spot at tight end with Jordan Reed (concussion) unavailable, but it didn't make much of a difference in terms of playing time, as coach Jay Gruden relied on three-wide formations. Sprinkle played 14 snaps on offense and 11 on special teams, while Vernon Davis handled an 82 percent snap share as the starting tight end. Washington hosts Dallas in Week 2.
Sprinkle stayed busy during Sunday's practice, with fellow tight end Jordan Reed getting the day off, Ryan Fowler of the Redskins' official site reports.
Analysis: Sprinkle reportedly was a favorite target of all the Washington quarterbacks, most notably catching a pair of touchdowns from rookie Dwayne Haskins. The 2017 fifth-round pick is third on the depth chart, behind one player with an extensive injury history (Reed) and another who is 35 years old (Vernon Davis). It won't come as any surprise if Sprinkle is a legitimate piece in the Washington passing game at some point during the upcoming seasons.
Sprinkle didn't draw any targets in Sunday's 24-0 loss to Philadelphia, thus finishing his second NFL season with five receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown on nine targets in 16 games.
Analysis: No. 3 on the depth chart for most of the year, Sprinkle served as Washington's top tight end for the final two weeks when both Jordan Reed (foot) and Vernon Davis (concussion) were unavailable. Reed likely will be back in Washington next season, but Sprinkle could move up a spot on the depth chart if Davis retires or gets released. It's still hard to make a case for the 2017 fifth-round pick as anything more than a bench stash in extremely deep dynasty leagues.
Sprinkle could see a heavy workload with Vernon Davis (concussion) listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Sprinkle and Davis have split targets since Jordan Reed (foot) went down for the season, with the 24-year-old catching five of six passes for 41 yards and a touchdown the past two weeks. There still isn't a ton of upside with Josh Johnson at quarterback, but Sprinkle at least feels like a safer bet to draw some looks now that Davis isn't part of the equation. Blocking specialist Matt Flanagan is the only other tight end on the 53-man roster.
Sprinkle caught two passes (three targets) for 22 yards in Saturday's 25-16 loss to the Titans.
Analysis: Sprinkle got the start with both Jordan Reed (foot/ankle) and Vernon Davis (concussion) sidelined. The 24-year-old wasn't able to make a big splash in his first career start, and he actually produced less from a fantasy perspective than he did sharing duties with Davis last week (three catches, 19 yards and a touchdown). The status of the Redskins' veteran tight ends are uncertain at this point, but Sprinkle wouldn't be more than a very deep-league option if he were to get another start against the Eagles in Week 17.
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