Sprinkle is in good position to win a spot on Washington's regular-season roster, according to Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
The team views Sprinkle as a reliable blocker, which should be enough for him to secure a job. Meanwhile, Logan Thomas is the favorite to see targets at tight end, regardless of whether he's technically the starter or not. Sprinkle had only 26 catches on 600 offensive snaps last year, starting 13 of 16 games for an injury-riddled Washington squad.
Sprinkle finished 2019 with 26 catches for 241 yards and a touchdown on 40 targets in 16 games.
Sprinkle made 13 starts and played at least 64 percent of the 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.
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.
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 end zone just once.
Sprinkle wasn't targeted during Sunday's 20-15 loss in Green Bay.
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 playing 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.
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 its 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's game at Green Bay.
Sprinkle caught one of two targets for four yards in Sunday's 19-16 win over the Lions.
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.
It was shaping up to be another uneventful start for Sprinkle heading into the final minute of the game when Dwayne Haskins took a play action fake and lobbed a one-yard touchdown pass to a leaking Sprinkle for the tight end's 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 caught his lone target for a 16-yard gain in Sunday's 24-9 loss to Buffalo.
Sprinkle has an odd knack for doing just enough to show up in the box score, with either one or two receptions in every game this season. He played at least three-quarters of the offensive snaps each of the past four weeks with Vernon Davis (concussion) inactive, but it hasn't made much of a difference in terms of pass-catching volume. It isn't clear if/when Davis will return, so Sprinkle may keep his role after a Week 10 bye.
Sprinkle caught both of his targets for 12 yards during Thursday's 19-9 loss to the Vikings.
Though Sprinkle continues to serve as Washington's No. 1 tight end with Vernon Davis (concussion) sidelined, he has yet to put together a game this season in which he has topped two catches or 25 yards. While some low-usage tight ends still carry value by stealing the occasional touchdown, Sprinkle has not seen a red-zone target in four consecutive games and has been targeted there just twice this season. With the way this Washington offense is rolling, he seems to offer little value in Week 9 against a typically stingy Buffalo defense.
Sprinkle caught both of his targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 9-0 loss to the 49ers.
With Vernon Davis (concussion) out for another week, Sprinkle got the start and played 79 percent of snaps on offense, while backup tight end Hale Hentges handled 42 percent. Sprinkle has caught either one or two passes every week this season, never managing more than 24 yards. He gets a tough matchup on Thursday in Week 8, facing a Minnesota defense that's limited tight ends to 5.9 yards per target.
Sprinkle is expected to serve as the Redskins' starting tight end Sunday against the 49ers while Vernon Davis (concussion) remains out.
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 team's 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.
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 (concussion) on injured reserve and Vernon Davis battling his own concussion. If Sprinkle gets the start in Week 7, it'll be against a good 49ers pass defense.
Sprinkle will be the Redskins' No. 1 tight end Sunday at Miami, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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.
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 on which you'll want to hang your hat.
Sprinkle and Jerome Cunningham are left as Washington's only healthy tight ends for Sunday's game against the Patriots, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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.
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.
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; 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.
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 his sparse usage, Sprinkle 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.
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.
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