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  • Quez Watkins The Fastest Ball-Carrier In Week 2

    Philadelphia Eagles second-year wide receiver Quez Watkins was the fastest ball-carrier in Week 2 and through the first two weeks of the season when he reached 21.62 mph on his 91-yard reception in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers. He finished the game with just two catches for 117 yards, but he's caught all five of his targets through two weeks for 140 yards for a league-high 28 yards per reception. Watkins' snap percentage (48.8) is behind that of both rookie DeVonta Smith and Jalen Reagor, but the sixth-rounder in 2020 has big-play ability because of his speed despite not making his NFL debut until Week 14 last year. He's one to watch in deeper leagues.

    Sep 21 · Source via Eagles Quez Watkins
  • Zach Ertz Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the league's COVID-19 list on Monday. Ertz is vaccinated, so there's a chance that he will be cleared in time to play on Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3. He'll need to show no symptoms and produce two negative tests 24 hours apart. Fantasy managers should consider Ertz very questionable for this week. The 30-year-old had only one catch on two targets for six yards in the Week 2 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, and he has just three receptions for 40 yards through the first two games as the clear second option behind Dallas Goedert. If Ertz were to sit out on Monday, Goedert would become a more attractive low-end TE1 for fantasy managers.

    Sep 20 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • Brandon Brooks Headed To Injured Reserve

    Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard Brandon Brooks (chest) will miss several weeks and is being placed on the injured reserve list with a pectoral muscle strain. It was initially feared that it was a full muscle tear, but this injury is not considered to be season-ending. Landon Dickerson played 33 snaps in his absence, and he will likely be the starter next Monday night when the Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys. The loss of Brooks could lead to Miles Sanders seeing some smaller running lanes, but the fantasy value of the former Penn State standout shouldn't be changed drastically. As for Jalen Hurts, a downgrade at the offensive line position is not an ideal scenario for a quarterback, but his rushing ability should make up for any trouble he has as a passer.

    Sep 20 · Source via Eagles
  • Eagles Defense Doesn't Do Much In Week 2

    The Philadelphia Eagles defense did not do much in a Week 2 loss against the San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles allowed 17 points without recording a single sack or a turnover, resulting in one single fantasy point in standard scoring formats. Given the struggles of the Eagles offense in this one, the defense ended up on the field a lot and could have actually struggled much more, so the one point as opposed to negative points might be a welcome sight. Still, while they've improved significantly from last season, the Eagles defense is still not an every-week starting option in the majority of fantasy formats.

    Sep 19 · Source via Eagles
  • Jake Elliott Makes Just One Field Goal In Week 2

    Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott only had two kicking attempts in Week 2 and made half of them, connecting on a 45-yard field goal. He didn't attempt an extra point and missed his other field-goal try, a 47-yard kick that was blocked. Elliott struggled for most of last season and plays on a team that looks like it might not have the strongest of offenses, making him a waiver wire bye-week filler, at best. Most leagues will have better starters available to stream each week.

    Sep 19 · Source via Eagles Jake Elliott
  • Zach Ertz Makes Just One Catch In Week 2

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz made only one catch in a Week 2 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, gaining just six yards. Ertz was targeted twice in a game where Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts completed only 12 passes. It was a poor performance by the entire Philly offense and especially by the passing game. They'll hope for better results on Monday Night Football in Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys. Ertz is clearly operating as the TE2 on a team that should see most of its success on the ground. It's tough to have Ertz on a fantasy roster at this point.

    Sep 19 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • Jalen Reagor Totals Just Five Yards In Week 2

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor only came up with five yards in a rough Week 2 performance against the San Francisco 49ers. Reagor was targeted twice and actually ended up tied for the team lead with two catches, but he only got the five yards total. In a game where quarterback Jalen Hurts completed only 12 passes, none of the Eagles expected pass catchers did much of anything on the field. Week 3 might be more of an offensive shootout as the Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football.

    Sep 19 · Source via Eagles Jalen Reagor
  • Jalen Hurts Saves His Fantasy Day With His Legs

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts didn't do much with his arm in Week 2, but saved his fantasy day with a decent rushing performance. Hurts completed just 12 passes on 23 attempts, for 190 scoreless yards. He was able to be a force on the ground though, running the ball 10 times for 82 yards and a touchdown. His score came on a one-yard plunge near the end of the fourth quarter of a 17-11 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Hurts will hope for better passing game results next week when the Eagles take on the Cowboys on Monday Night Football.

    Sep 19 · Source via Eagles Jalen Hurts
  • Brandon Graham, Brandon Brooks Ruled Out

    Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham (ankle) and offensive guard Brandon Brooks (chest) have both been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's Week 2 contest against the 49ers. The Graham injury looked particularly bad, as he was helped off the field and then carted to the locker room. The Eagles losing crucial pieces of their offensive and defensive lines would be major issues for a team that's trying to contend in a weak NFC East.

    Sep 19 · Source via Eagles Brandon Graham
  • Miles Sanders Practices In Full On Friday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) practiced fully on Thursday and Friday, virtually guaranteeing he will be available for the Week 2 showdown against the 49ers. Undoubtedly, this is fantastic news for fantasy managers, primarily after the former Penn State Nittany Lion started his year off on the right foot, compiling 74 yards off 15 carries while also pulling in four of his five targets for 39 yards in Week 1. While Sanders' production patterns weren't consistent during the 2020 campaign, it seems as if he will have a more stable role moving forward, at least that's how it appears based on his workload during the opener. Nonetheless, the 24-year-old should remain starting in all formats, although he has a way to go before fantasy managers can trust him moving ahead.

    Sep 18 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Eagles Sign Josh Sweat To Three-Year Extension

    The Philadelphia Eagles signed defensive end Josh Sweat to an undisclosed three-year contract extension through the 2024 season on Saturday. The extension comes exactly a week after the Eagles signed left tackle Jordan Mailata to a four-year extension through the 2025 season, so Philly is making sure to lock up their rising young talent. Sweat, a fourth-round pick in 2018, had 38 tackles (24 solo), 12 QB hits and a career-high six sacks in 14 games (three starts) for the Eagles last season. He wasn't able to record a sack in the season-opening win over the Atlanta Falcons, but he did have six combined tackles in the victory. Sweat drew rave reviews in training camp and is in line for a much bigger role moving forward on Philly's defensive line.

    Sep 18 · Source via Eagles Josh Sweat
  • J.J. Arcega-Whiteside Expected To Play Week 2

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (ankle) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. He logged a full practice on Friday and was removed from the team's final injury report. The 24-year-old is buried on the Eagles wide receiver depth chart and was not targeted in Week 1's win over the Atlanta Falcons. Despite being active for Week 2, "JJAW" is not on the fantasy radar and can be left on the waiver wire.

    Sep 18 · Source via Eagles J.J. Arcega-Whiteside
  • Zach Ertz Off The Final Injury Report

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (hamstring) took part in a full practice on Friday and has been removed from the final injury report for Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers. Ertz didn't practice on Wednesday and was then limited on Thursday. The 30-year-old will be available to work in tandem once again with Dallas Goedert. In the Week 1 win over the Atlanta Falcons, Goedert was the clear top option with a 73.2 percent target share and a touchdown, while Ertz played 57.7 percent of the snaps and was targeted just two times (two catches for 34 yards). Ertz could have a big game here or there, but they will be entirely unpredictable. As long as Goedert is the top pass-catching tight end, Ertz will have low-end TE2 value on a weekly basis.

    Sep 17 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • Zach Ertz Back At Practice Thursday

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (hamstring) returned to a limited practice session on Thursday after he did not practice on Wednesday. Ertz was injured in the Week 1 win over the Atlanta Falcons and was mainly given a rest on Wednesday as a precaution, so he should be available to play in the Week 2 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Dallas Goedert played 73.2 percent of the offensive snaps compared to Ertz's 57.7 in Week 1, and Goedert also out-targeted Ertz five to two and found the end zone. There could be some weeks where Ertz out-produces Goedert, but those weeks will be unpredictable, and it's clear that Goedert is the better fantasy option as a low-end TE1. Ertz is a low-end TE2 until further notice.

    Sep 16 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • Miles Sanders Limited With Ankle Injury On Wednesday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice session as his team gears up to face the San Francisco 49ers at home in Week 2. While it is too early in the week to sound the alarms, Sanders' participation in practice on Thursday and especially Friday will be a good indication as to how serious his ankle issue is. If for some reason Sanders is unable to go, Kenny Gainwell would be an interesting name in fantasy leagues. Gainwell's NFL career got off to a fast start in Week 1 with the rookie scoring a touchdown and compiling 43 all-purpose yards in a win over the Atlanta Falcons.

    Sep 15 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Zach Ertz Listed As DNP On Wednesday

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (hamstring) missed practice on Wednesday to get some rest and heal a hamstring injury that he suffered in Week 1. The veteran briefly exited in Week 1 versus the Atlanta Falcons, but then returned to the contest. Ertz would finish by catching both of his targets for 34 yards. The normally reliable tight end started to decline last season and the emergence of Dallas Goedert at the tight end position has limited the ceiling for Ertz. At this point in his career, Ertz is no longer one of the safe options at the tight end position. Managers in 10-team leagues should feel safe avoiding Ertz and finding a more reliable option on the waiver wire. If he suits up, Ertz should be considered a TE2 in Week 2 versus a tough San Francisco 49ers defense.

    Sep 15 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • Jake Elliott An OK Option For Week 2 Lineups

    Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott is an OK but thoroughly unexciting kicking option for Week 2 lineups. Elliott made a field goal and three extra points in Week 1, and as long as the Eagles offense keeps clicking, he should see plenty of chances to put points on the board. He doesn't have a big leg, though, and his accuracy was anything but great in 2020, leaving plenty of question marks for now. He's more of a bye-week fill-in kicker than a weekly starter.

    Sep 15 · Source via Eagles Jake Elliott
  • Zach Ertz Could Still Be Fantasy Relevant In Week 2

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz didn't do much in terms of production in Week 1, but there were some encouraging signs regardless. Ertz ran 23 receiving routes, only three fewer than starter Dallas Goedert. Granted, Goedert turned his routes into four catches and a touchdown while Ertz was only thrown to twice, but the near even split on the field shows that Ertz is likely still going to be a part of this offense. Week 2 will be against a much tougher San Francisco 49ers defense, so seeing how the tight ends are used when the Eagles aren't nursing a lead for the whole second half should be interesting. Ertz is a TE2 who will always have some touchdown upside.

    Sep 15 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • Dallas Goedert Looks To Separate In Week 2

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert was by far the most effective Eagles tight end in Week 1 despite a nearly even split of routes run with Zach Ertz. Goedert ran 26 receiving routes compared to Ertz's 23. Of course, Goedert was able to take five targets and turn them into four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown while Ertz only saw two balls thrown his way. Still, with the two running almost the same number of routes, any week could be a more even split in targets and opportunities as well, limiting Goedert's upside. The tight end usage in Week 2 will be interesting to track, as the Eagles likely won't be nursing a huge lead for the entire second half. Goedert is still a TE1, but he's somewhere in the 10-12 range there.

    Sep 15 · Source via Eagles Dallas Goedert
  • Quez Watkins Not A Strong Week 2 Starter

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins is not a great option in Week 2 fantasy starting lineups. Watkins clearly operated as the team's slot receiver in Week 1, seeing three targets and catching all three for 23 yards. There were some designed plays for him in the first quarter, but then he more or less disappeared for the remainder of the game. Part of that was game script, as the Eagles didn't need to throw the ball at all in the second half. Still, DeVonta Smith, Dallas Goedert, and Jalen Reagor will make up most of the Philly passing attack this season. Against a much tougher San Francisco 49ers defense, Watkins shapes up as a WR5/6 option at best.

    Sep 15 · Source via Eagles Quez Watkins
  • Jalen Reagor Looks Like A Week 2 FLEX Option

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor looked better in Week 1 than he looked at almost any point in his rookie season. Reagor caught six passes for 49 yards and a touchdown, scoring on a screen play where he was able to show off the athleticism that had the Eagles draft him with their first round pick before the 2020 season. While he clearly played behind rookie DeVonta Smith and will have a tougher challenge against the San Francisco 49ers, Reagor should still be able to put up decent FLEX numbers as long as the Eagles offense keeps clicking.

    Sep 15 · Source via Eagles Jalen Reagor
  • DeVonta Smith An Exciting Week 2 Option

    Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver DeVonta Smith is an exciting choice for fantasy lineups in Week 2. The Eagles will take on the San Francisco 49ers, who will have a much better defensive secondary than the Atlanta Falcons did in Week 1 when Smith debuted with six catches for 71 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted eight times and likely would have seen even more chances if the Eagles hadn't been nursing a huge lead for the entire second half. Smith clearly played as the top receiving option for quarterback Jalen Hurts, and should be a solid WR3 with plenty of upside in Week 2.

    Sep 15 · Source via Eagles Devonta Smith
  • Boston Scott No Longer Fantasy Relevant

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott is no longer fantasy relevant after the Eagles backfield usage was displayed in Week 1. Miles Sanders remained the starter and the lead back, but rookie Kenneth Gainwell served as a pass-catching and change-of-pace back. Scott was limited to a special teams role and did not even take the field for a single offensive snap. Of course, injuries to the two guys ahead of him could happen and would then bring Scott back into fantasy relevance, but for right now, he does not even need to be rostered in most formats.

    Sep 15 · Source via Eagles Boston Scott
  • Kenneth Gainwell Not A Starting Option Just Yet

    Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back Kenneth Gainwell was surprisingly involved more than expected in Week 1 and should continue to carve out a role in the Philly backfield in Week 2. In his first NFL game, Gainwell saw 11 touches and scored a touchdown. While he clearly worked behind starter Miles Sanders, he also banished Boston Scott to a special teams-only role. Gainwell has clearly taken over the second spot on the running back depth chart and would be a startable fantasy asset immediately if Sanders were forced to miss time. For now, he's an upside stash that can work his way into FLEX consideration in deeper PPR leagues.

    Sep 15 · Source via Eagles Kenny Gainwell
  • Miles Sanders Has A Tougher Challenge In Week 2

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders was solid in Week 1, but he will face a tougher defense and possibly a less favorable game script in Week 2. In Week 1, Sanders saw 19 touches, gaining 74 yards on 15 rushes and catching four passes for 39 yards through the air. While there were some concerns about just how often Sanders would be on the field, he clearly operated as the lead back and should see enough touches to put up consistent RB2 numbers.

    Sep 15 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Jalen Hurts Faces A Tougher Challenge In Week 2

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts was outstanding in Week 1 but faces a tougher challenge in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers. Hurts was able to torch an awful Atlanta Falcons secondary for 264 yards and three touchdowns in Week 1, adding 62 yards with his legs as well. While he may not see that kind of success against a stronger defense, he showed more than enough to cement himself in the QB1 ranks for Week 2. Even if the sophomore passer struggles a bit with his arm, his legs give him a high enough floor to make him worth starting in almost every format.

    Sep 15 · Source via Eagles Jalen Hurts
  • Eagles Release T.Y. McGill

    The Philadelphia Eagles released veteran defensive tackle T.Y. McGill on Monday, according to a source. McGill had just been activated from the COVID-19 list and impressed during the preseason, but the Eagles don't have the room for him on their active roster. The 28-year-old defensive lineman played in seven games for Philadelphia in 2020 and had only nine tackles. In seven seasons in the NFL with the Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Chargers, McGill had 34 tackles (18 solo), 20 QB hits and 5.5 sacks in 44 games (zero starts).

    Sep 13 · Source via Eagles T.Y. McGill
  • Eagles Defense Allows Just Six Points In Week 1

    The Philadelphia Eagles defense played very well in Week 1, leading the team to a 32-6 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw for just 164 scoreless yards and the Falcons had to settle for only two field goals on the day. The Eagles didn't record any takeaways, but they were still able to limit the Falcons offense to very little movement. The Eagles weren't expected to do much on the defensive side of the ball, but they looked great in this one. They'll face a tougher challenge against the San Francisco 49ers next week.

    Sep 12 · Source via Eagles
  • Jake Elliott Makes All Four Of His Kicks In Week 1

    Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott made all four of his kicks in a Week 1 win against the Atlanta Falcons. Elliott only attempted one field goal, making it from 43 yards out. He made all three of his extra point tries as well. Elliott mostly struggled last season and doesn't have a strong enough leg to give him what little upside a kicker can have in fantasy. He's fine as a bye week filler, but shouldn't be starting every week in most fantasy formats.

    Sep 12 · Source via Eagles Jake Elliott
  • Quez Watkins Catches Three Passes In Week 1

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins caught three passes in a Week 1 win against the Atlanta Falcons. Watkins was targeted three times, catching all of them for 23 yards. He worked as the slot receiver, with Greg Ward not appearing in the box score at all. Watkins was hyped all of training camp and preseason as a breakout candidate, and while he was certainly on the field more than he had been in any game last season, DeVonta Smith and Jalen Reagor worked way ahead of him as pass catchers in the Eagles offense. Watkins could have some occasional big games, but unless the Eagles start targeting their slot receiver more often, he won't put up consistent enough numbers to be worth starting in most formats.

    Sep 12 · Source via Eagles Quez Watkins
  • Zach Ertz Only Targeted Twice In Week 1

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz was only targeted twice in a Week 1 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Ertz caught both passes, gaining 34 yards. He was clearly operating as the second tight end, behind starter Dallas Goedert, who scored a touchdown and drew six targets. Ertz looked decent on the field and could have some fantasy value if Goedert is forced to miss time, but as things stand now, Ertz will likely need to score a touchdown to return significant fantasy value in any given week.

    Sep 12 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • Dallas Goedert Scores A Touchdown In Week 1

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert scored a touchdown in a Week 1 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Goedert was targeted five times, catching four passes for 42 yards and a score. Goedert was clearly working as the top tight end option in this one, as Zach Ertz was only thrown to twice. Goedert's touchdown came on a nine yard pass from quarterback Jalen Hurts near the end of the first half. If the Eagles offense can keep up what they did in this game, Goedert should easily be an every-week TE1 option.

    Sep 12 · Source via Eagles Dallas Goedert
  • Jalen Reagor Scores A Week 1 Touchdown

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor scored a touchdown in a Week 1 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Reagor was targeted six times, catching all six for 49 yards and a score. His touchdown came on a 23-yard pass from fellow Jaden quarterback Jalen Hurts in the fourth quarter. It was a good start to Reagor's sophomore season after a disappointing rookie year. This year's rookie Eagle, DeVonta Smith, was the clear WR1 in the Philly offense, but if they can move the ball like the did in this contest all season, there's certainly room for multiple relevant fantasy receivers in this offense.

    Sep 12 · Source via Eagles Jalen Reagor
  • Boston Scott Milk Cartons In Week 1

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott went missing in a Week 1 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Scott was reportedly active, but did not see the field on offense. Starter Miles Sanders was on the field for 47 snaps and rookie Kenneth Gainwell for 25. Sanders and Gainwell both ran well, with the rookie scoring a touchdown. Scott has clearly fallen to third on the depth chart, and may only be needed if one of the guys ahead of him suffers an injury. He does not need to be rostered in most formats.

    Sep 12 · Source via Eagles Boston Scott
  • Kenneth Gainwell Scores His First Touchdown In Week 1

    Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back Kenneth Gainwell operated as the second running back for the Eagles win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1. The rookie ran the ball nine times for 37 yards and a touchdown and added two catches on three targets for six more yards. Heralded as an excellent pass catcher coming out of college, Gainwell was used more as a pure runner in this game, although an extremely positive game script for the Eagles may have had something to do with that. His score came from eight yards out in the third quarter and put the Eagles ahead 22-6. With Boston Scott nowhere to be seen, Gainwell has the second spot on the running back depth chart locked up. He could be an every-week RB2 if starter Miles Sanders were to go down.

    Sep 12 · Source via Eagles Kenny Gainwell
  • Miles Sanders Has A Workmanlike Week 1

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders did everything expected of him in a Week 1 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Sanders ran the ball 15 times, gaining 74 yards. He added four catches on five targets for 39 more yards through the air. Sanders led the backfield in touches, but rookie Kenneth Gainwell ran the ball nine times, made two catches, and scored a touchdown. Quarterback Jalen Hurts also kept the ball and ran seven times himself. Sanders is an excellent running back, but if this kind of backfield split continues, he will have trouble returning more than RB2 value since his chances will be limited, especially in a game with a different script.

    Sep 12 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Jalen Hurts Throws Three Touchdowns In Week 1

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts played very well in a Week 1 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Hurts led the Eagles to an easy 32-6 win by completing 27 of his 35 pass attempts for 264 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. He added 62 yards on the ground with seven carries. The sophomore quarterback's first score was on an 18-yard pass to rookie DeVonta Smith. The second came on a nine yard strike to Dallas Goedert, and the third was a 23-yard score to fellow sophomore and fellow Jalen, Jalen Reagor. Hurts should be a solid fantasy quarterback all season, even if some growing pains strike on the field.

    Sep 12 · Source via Eagles Jalen Hurts
  • Eagles, Jordan Mailata Agree To Four-Year Extension

    The Philadelphia Eagles and left tackle Jordan Mailata signed a four-year, $64 million contract extension on Saturday that could be worth up to $80 million. The deal also includes $40.85 million guaranteed, according to a source. Mailata is now under contract with the team through the 2025 campaign. The 24-year-old seventh-rounder in 2018 outplayed an injured Andre Dillard in the preseason, so not only does he get a rich extension, but he will be the Eagles starting left tackle in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons. His job will be to protect mobile second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts. Hurts, who can make noise with his arm and his legs, has clear QB1 upside in the season opener against a Falcons defense that racked up only 29 sacks as a team (tied for 23rd in the league) last season.

    Sep 11 · Source via Eagles Jalen Hurts