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  • Lane Johnson (ankle) listed as limited in Eagles' practice report Tuesday

    Oct 20 · FantasyPros Eagles Lane Johnson
  • Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson Both Listed As Limited Monday

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers Alshon Jeffery (foot) and DeSean Jackson (hamstring) were both listed as limited practice participants Monday ahead of Thursdays contest versus the Giants. Both receivers were out of the equation Sunday against Baltimore, with Jackson already expected to suit up come Thursday. As for Jeffery, he would be making his season debut after working his way back from a Lisfranc injury. Having either back in the mix would be a boon for Carson Wentz, who will be without Zach Ertz (ankle) for the foreseeable future. Travis Fulgham has become a breakout fantasy sensation over the past three weeks, and while his stock would take a dip with Jeffery or Jackson back, any of the three are season-long options against a shaky Giants secondary.

    Oct 19 · Source via Eagles DeSean Jackson Alshon Jeffery
  • Zach Ertz Expected To Miss 3-4 Weeks

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) is expected to miss three to four weeks after suffering an ankle injury in the Week 6 loss to the Ravens, according to sources. The good news is the Eagles have their bye in Week 9, so Ertz may end up only missing two games for his fantasy managers. However, it's a big blow to an offense that already has fellow tight end Dallas Goedert (ankle) on Injured Reserve. Richard Rodgers, who has nine catches for 99 yards in six games this season, will be the beneficiary of increased targets with both Ertz and Goedert sidelined. He'll be a waiver consideration for those desperate at the tight end position in deeper leagues. Ertz needs to be stashed in all leagues.

    Oct 19 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • Miles Sanders Expected To Miss Thursday's Game

    The Philadelphia Eagles expect running back Miles Sanders (knee) to miss their Thursday night game this week against the Giants. The injury could also keep Sanders out the following week against the Cowboys, so you'll need to have a backup plan if you roster him. The 23-year-old left in the second half of the Week 6 loss to the Ravens and didn't return. With Sanders set to miss time, backup Boston Scott will be a popular waiver-wire addition this week and should see the majority of backfield touches against a Giants team allowing the 13th-most fantasy points to running backs this year. Corey Clement should also see an increase in snaps in Philly's banged-up offense.

    Oct 19 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Eagles Defense Struggles Yet Again In Week 6

    The Philadelphia Eagles Defense had a hard time again in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens. They allowed 30 points without recording a turnover, but they did have three sacks. Through six weeks of the season, the Eagles defense has now put up 3, 1, 8, 18, -1, and 2 fantasy points. One of those certainly seems like an outlier. On a short week taking on a New York Giants team coming off their first win, the Eagles defense will be little more than a middling option on Thursday Night Football.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jake Elliott Misses His Only Field Goal Try In Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott put up a goose egg in Week 6, missing his only field goal attempt and not even getting a chance to kick an extra point. With the Eagles playing from behind all day, the team went for two point conversions after their scores. Wrapping up the first half, Elliott attempted and missed a 51-yard kick. He's falling out of fantasy relevance, as most leagues will have higher floor and higher ceiling kickers on the waiver wire.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles Jake Elliott
  • Jason Croom Catches A Touchdown In Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Jason Croom, signed off the practice squad this week, caught his only target in Week 6 for a three-yard touchdown. Croom played 15 games for the Buffalo Bills in 2018 before spending all of 2019 on IR after getting hurt in the preseason. He was the top pass-catching tight end in Buffalo in 2018 and has a tiny sparkle of upside if he takes over for Richard Rodgers as the passing game option at tight end behind Zach Ertz. For now, Croom is worth a thought in deep two-tight end leagues, but certainly isn't close to starting value yet.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles Jason Croom
  • Greg Ward Fumbles Twice In A Week 6 Loss

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward caught two passes for 19 yards in a Week 6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He fumbled twice, but the Eagles were able to recover the ball both times. Ward was Carson Wentz's go-to guy for a while this season, but he's been replaced by Travis Fulgham, moving Ward down into near fantasy irrelevance. Ward won't be much better than a desperation WR5 on Thursday Night Football against the New York Giants.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles Greg Ward Jr.
  • Richard Rodgers Make Three Grabs In Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Richard Rodgers was targeted three times in Week 6, catching all three for 31 yards. Rodgers predictably hasn't taken over the role Dallas Goedert (ankle) played, but he's seen a few targets here and there in short yardage situations. He could always end up coming down with a touchdown, but on weeks when that doesn't happen, he's an almost sure bet for a single-digit fantasy score. Rodgers is on the fringes of fantasy relevance in two-tight end leagues.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles Richard Rodgers
  • Zach Ertz Catches Four Passes In Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz was targeted 10 times in Week 6, tying for the team lead. He was only able to turn that into four catches for 33 yards though, continuing his decline out of the top tier of the TE1 ranks. Ertz was as heavily involved as ever, but he couldn't do much with it in a game where Carson Wentz threw the ball 40 times. Ertz should continue to be heavily involved going forward, but if he can't do much with his chances, he may never reach the ceiling we are all used to seeing with him. He remains a TE1, but somewhere near the end of that list.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • John Hightower Catches One Pass In Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver John Hightower was targeted four times in Week 6, catching just one pass but gaining 50 yards. Hightower's four targets was second most among Eagles wide receivers, but fell way behind Travis Fulgham and tight end Zach Ertz's 10. Hightower is looking like he will settle into a boom-or-bust role, coming up with deep passes somewhat inconsistently. He'll have a smaller role when (or if) the Eagles wide receivers ever get healthy.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles John Hightower
  • Travis Fulgham Gains 75 Yards And Scores In Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham continued his breakout season in Week 6, catching six passes for 75 yards and a touchdown. His score came on a fourth quarter 18-yard pass from Carson Wentz. The Eagles offense as a whole struggled through the first three quarters, with Fulgham only coming down with two catches until the fourth quarter started. He saw 10 targets in total, tying with Zach Ertz for the team lead. Fulgham, apparently, will continue to be a thing and should retain fantasy value even when the Eagles porcelain receivers return to the field.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles Travis Fulgham
  • Boston Scott Gets Four Touches In Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott ran the ball twice in a Week 6 loss, gaining just four yards. He also made two catches for five yards, on four targets. Scott continued to work far behind starter Miles Sanders. He was nothing more than an occasional change of pace in the backfield. Scott is worth keeping on a roster for those who have Miles Sanders in their starting lineups, but his standalone value is non-existent as long as Sanders stays on the field.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles Boston Scott
  • Miles Sanders Runs For 118 Yards In Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders ran the ball nine times in Week 6, gaining 118 yards. He had a nice 74-yard run that ended in a fumble that was eventually recovered for an Eagles touchdown. Sanders was targeted twice in the passing game, catching one but losing six yards on the play. Much like last week, Sanders was buoyed by one huge run but was otherwise not particularly impressive. Still, it's the results that count, and his fantasy managers will be happy with the 100-yard day. The Eagles will get a short week and take on the Giants on Thursday Night Football.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Carson Wentz Heats Up Late And Totals Three Touchdowns

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz struggled for three quarters in Week 6, but put it together in the fourth quarter. The Eagles were held to just six points through the end of the third quarter, but scored 22 in the fourth. Overall, Wentz completed 21 of his 40 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns. He added 49 yards on the ground and another score on five rushes. His first score was on a three-yard pass to Jason Croom, his second on an 18-yard pass to Travis Fulgham, and his third on his own one-yard run. Wentz played well in flashes but still struggled overall. He and the Eagles will take on the division rival Giants on Thursday Night Football in Week 7.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles Carson Wentz
  • Zach Ertz Heads To The Locker Room In The Fourth Quarter

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (leg) went to the locker room midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. He is dealing with a left leg injury. With the game nearing its end, it's probably unlikely that Ertz will return. He had four catches for 33 yards on 10 targets before heading to the locker room.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • Miles Sanders Questionable To Return On Sunday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (knee) left Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens in the third quarter with a knee injury. He is currently questionable to return. Sanders suffered the injury on a 74-yard running play. He had nine rushes for 118 yards and one catch for negative six yards before the injury. While he is sidelined, Boston Scott should see the bulk of the carries.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Greg Ward Gets His Hand Looked At Late In The Game

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward (hand) went over to the trainer's tent to get his hand looked at in the fourth quarter of the team's game against the Baltimore Ravens. There haven't been any major details released about the injury so his return should be considered probable at this point. Ward has caught both of his targets for 19 yards on the day.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles Greg Ward Jr.
  • Zach Ertz Looked At By Trainers Late In The Game

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (leg) went to the trainer's table in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. He had his lower leg looked at before returning to the bench. There's no indication as to whether he suffered an injury or if he was just getting re-taped up. He has three catches for 28 yards on seven targets in the game. Stay tuned for further updates.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • DeSean Jackson On Track To Return For Thursday's Game

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring) may be out for Sundays contest versus Baltimore, but he is apparently close enough to action that he is expected to return for Thursdays game against the Giants. Jacksons return will be a welcome addition for a wide-receiving corps that will rely on Greg Ward and Travis Fulgham against the Ravens. Throughout his career, Jackson has made numerous stellar plays against New York and figures to be an appealing flex play for those who are banking on his hamstring having healed up since he last appeared back in Week 3. The Giants secondary has been much-maligned this season, which sets Jackson up nicely for a single-game DFS look, as well.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles DeSean Jackson
  • Eagles Defense Likely To Get Darius Slay For Sunday's Game

    Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (concussion) has cleared the leagues concussion protocol in time to suit up for Sundays game versus Baltimore. With Avonte Maddox (ankle) already out, the Eagles Defense will benefit immensely from having Slay, particularly when facing the high-octane Ravens offense. Slay made a season-high eight tackles last week prior to his departure with a concussion, also having defended a pass for the third consecutive contest. Despite getting Slay back in the mix, fantasy managers in season-long and DFS formats can look elsewhere for production than the Eagles defense due to its difficult matchup against Jackson and Co.

    Oct 18 · Source via Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
  • Hakeem Butler active for first time with Eagles Week 6

    Oct 18 · FantasyPros Eagles Hakeem Butler
  • Eagles Activate Vinny Curry, Will Parks

    Oct 17 · Pro Football Rumors Eagles Vinny Curry Will Parks
  • Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson Ruled Out

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers Alshon Jeffery (foot) and DeSean Jackson (hamstring) and offensive tackle Lane Johnson (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 6 against the Ravens. Jeffery has yet to play in 2020, but he's been limited in practices the last couple weeks and could make his debut in Week 7. Jackson will miss his third straight game and has developed a reputation for being a slow healer. The speedy deep threat didn't take advantage of the team being banged up at the position when he was on the field to begin the year, making him droppable in shallow leagues. Greg Ward and Travis Fulgham, who exploded for 152 yards and a touchdown last week, should continue to see increased usage. There's flex appeal in deeper leagues, but temper expectations against a stingy Ravens Defense.

    Oct 16 · Source via Eagles DeSean Jackson Alshon Jeffery
  • Lane Johnson (ankle) ruled out for Week 6

    Oct 16 · FantasyPros Eagles Lane Johnson
  • DeSean Jackson Has A Chance To Play Sunday

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson is optimistic about wide receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring) making his return in Week 6 against the Ravens. Jackson has been limited in practice this week, but he's on track to return after missing the last two games. Even if the oft-injured deep threat returns on Sunday, he'll be hard to trust against a strong Ravens Defense in an Eagles offense that just hasn't clicked all year. If Jackson and Alshon Jeffery (foot) return this week, it'll be bad news for Greg Ward, Travis Fulgham and rookie John Hightower. If active, Jackson will be an even riskier boom/bust WR4/5 in deeper fantasy leagues.

    Oct 16 · Source via Eagles DeSean Jackson
  • Eagles' O-line woes continue as Pryor ruled out

    Oct 16 · ESPN Eagles Jamon Brown Matt Pryor
  • Darius Slay clears concussion protocol, will play Week 6

    Oct 16 · FantasyPros Eagles Darius Slay
  • Alshon Jeffery Inching Closer To His Debut

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (foot) was a limited practice participant on Thursday. Jeffery is trying to heal up so that he can make his 2020 season debut in Week 6 in an extremely tough matchup against the Ravens Defense. The 30-year-old was also limited in practice last week, but he ultimately did not play. If Jeffery makes his season debut, expect his snap count to be limited, putting him off the radar for fantasy starting lineups if he's active. If DeSean Jackson misses another game this week, Greg Ward, rookie John Hightower and Travis Fulgham will continue to see more opportunities, but you should temper expectations against Baltimore.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles Alshon Jeffery
  • Eagles Defense Not Recommended In Week 6

    The Philadelphia Eagles Defense should not be starting in most fantasy leagues in Week 6. They'll be taking on Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens a week after the Philly defense had no answers for the Steelers. In Week 5, the Eagles allowed 38 points on 367 yards while recording just one sack. They performed exceptionally well in Week 4, but that's certainly seeming like an outlier at this point. They're ranked as the 22nd defensive unit this week, meaning almost every league should have a better option available on the wire.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jake Elliott Likely Not A Top-12 Option At Kicker

    Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott is likely not a top-12 fantasy option in a Week 6 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. The Eagles offense has been struggling to move the ball and will face their toughest challenge yet in the Ravens Defense. Elliott has been solid when given the chance to kick, making seven of his nine field goal tries, but he's just not getting the volume to be a reliable fantasy kicker. Most leagues will have someone with a higher ceiling and a safer floor available on the waiver wire.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles Jake Elliott
  • Richard Rodgers Not A Great Option In Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Richard Rodgers is not a viable fantasy option for Week 6. The Eagles will take on the Baltimore Ravens, and even with the absence of Dallas Goedert (ankle), Rodgers has not been asked to do much in the passing game. In fact, the Eagles have mostly disregarded their tight ends as Zach Ertz hasn't done much either. For the reason, Rodgers has six catches on seven targets, gaining 68 scoreless yards. He always has a chance to come up with a short touchdown in the red zone, but it's not something to bank on. Rodgers should be on most waiver wires.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles Richard Rodgers
  • Zach Ertz Looks To Get Past A Slow Start In Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz will look to break out of a very slow start to the season in Week 6. He'll have to do it against a tough Baltimore Ravens Defense and as part of a struggling Eagles offense. Ertz, who as recently as last year was an every-week top-tier fantasy tight end, has caught just 20 passes for 145 yards and one score this season despite being one of the only healthy pass catchers left on the roster. He bottomed out in Week 5, catching just one pass for six yards despite being targeted six times. Ertz's talent didn't just suddenly disappear, but fantasy managers have to be frustrated with his production so far. This could be a buy-low window, or it could be the beginning of the end of Ertz's fantasy relevance as a TE1.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • DeSean Jackson Very Risky If Active In Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring) could return to the field in Week 6. He seemed to be trending toward a return in Week 5, getting in a series of limited practices, but was ultimately inactive. Barring any setbacks, he could get back on the field for a Week 6 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. It'll be a tough welcome back, and Jackson is always at risk for re-injury or maybe even a new one. He's a desperation play in deep leagues, but is best left on the bench even if active. He's appeared in three games this season, catching 10 passes for 121 scoreless yards.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles DeSean Jackson
  • Alshon Jeffery Could Return For Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (foot, illness) could suit up and play in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens. Jeffery was not ready to start the season due to a foot injury, and then just as he was trending upwards for Week 5, he came down with a non-COVID related illness. Thursday and Friday's practice reports will tell a more clear story, but Jeffery could be ready to make his debut in Week 6. If he does, it will be against a tough Baltimore defense and as a part of a struggling Eagles offense. Carson Wentz has desperately needed a big chain-moving receiver like Jeffery though, so he may see a good number of targets as long as he stays healthy. Still, he's far too risky to start in most formats even if he's healthy. He's worth checking the waiver wire for, though, as he should have a significant role going forward.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles Alshon Jeffery
  • John Hightower Not A Great Starting Option In Week 6 Lineups

    Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver John Hightower is not a good starting option for Week 6 fantasy lineups. Hightower was targeted six times in Week 5, catching just two for 18 yards. He had a tough time, as a long touchdown went right through his hands and he failed to get out of bounds on a play near the end of the first half. With Alshon Jeffery (illness) and DeSean Jackson (hamstring) possibly rejoining the Eagles offense this week, Hightower will likely find himself on the sidelines more often than on the field. He's a definite hold in dynasty and keeper formats, but isn't likely to have a ton of redraft league value.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles John Hightower
  • Pump The Brakes (A Little Bit) On Travis Fulgham In Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham exploded in Week 5, catching 10 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown, leading to fantasy managers everywhere rushing to the waiver wire before Week 6. Fulgham may have earned a role on offense, but if Alshon Jeffery (illness) and DeSean Jackson (hamstring) are able to return, Fulgham could end up no higher than third on the depth chart, and likely fourth. Fulgham was on the Lions, Packers, and Eagles practice squads before he was forced into action on an Eagles team with almost no healthy pass catchers left. Fulgham should still see the field, but he's unlikely to come close to the 13 targets he saw last week.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles Travis Fulgham
  • Greg Ward A Volatile Option In Week 6 Lineups

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward has been an inconsistent, low-upside fantasy option throughout the first five weeks of the season. He has seen seven, one, 11, seven, and five targets despite essentially being the only Eagles wide receiver to stay healthy this season. Against a tough Baltimore defense and playing on a struggling Philly offense, Ward is little more than a touchdown-dependent Flex play in deeper leagues. For the season, he's gained 172 yards and scored twice on 22 catches.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles Greg Ward Jr.
  • Boston Scott Not A Fantasy Option In Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott is not a fantasy option in Week 6 lineups. In the past three games, Scott has only touched the ball six times. In Week 5, he carried the ball once for three yards and was not targeted in the passing game. Scott could have some nice fantasy value if starter Miles Sanders were to miss time, but as long as Sanders is on the field, Scott should remain far from any fantasy starting lineups.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles Boston Scott
  • Miles Sanders Is A Decent Week 6 Option

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders is an OK option in fantasy lineups despite a tough Week 6 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. Sanders made the box score look good last week with 11 carries for 80 yards and two touchdowns, but if not for a 74-yard touchdown run in the first half, he would have gained just six yards on 10 carries. The Eagles could fall behind early in this one so it's not a safe bet that Sanders will see any significant rushing volume. Still, he's one of the few remaining every-down backs and can be started as a solid RB2.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Carson Wentz Not A Good Fantasy Option For Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has not been a good standard league fantasy quarterback so far this year, and he gets his toughest challenge so far in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens. Wentz has done just enough to get by as a QB2, completing 60% of his passes and throwing six touchdowns to go with nine interceptions. He's run in three of his own touchdowns to at least even things out. Facing a tough Ravens team and still working with a decimated receiving crew, Wentz should not be started in standard formats. Even in 2QB and superflex leagues, there may be better options available on this week's waiver wire.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles Carson Wentz
  • Lane Johnson Won't Need Surgery

    Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson (ankle) has gathered more opinions on his ankle injury and there has been no talk of surgery or shutting him down, according to sources. It's a matter of him resting and fighting his way through the nagging injury. Johnson was injured in Week 4 but managed to play 66 percent of the offensive snaps in the Week 5 loss to the Steelers. However, his availability for Week 6 against the Ravens is unknown. If Johnson is forced to sit out this week or is limited in any way, rookie Jack Driscoll will step in at right tackle. Against a very strong Ravens Defense, this will be something to watch ahead of Sunday's game.

    Oct 13 · Source via Eagles Lane Johnson
  • Travis Fulgham hype train begins

    Oct 13 · Dynasty League Football Eagles Travis Fulgham
  • Jake Elliott Misses A Field Goal In Week 5

    Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott made all three of his extra point tries in a Week 5 loss, but missed his only field goal attempt. Elliott continues to be at the mercy of the Eagles offense each week. His missed field goal came on a 57-yard attempt in the fourth quarter. He's been perfect on field goals under 50 yards so far, but only 1-for-3 on kicks 51 yards or longer. Despite his usually solid approach, Elliott having to deal with the Eagles offensive struggles places him usually outside of the top-12 fantasy kickers in any given week.

    Oct 11 · Source via Eagles Jake Elliott
  • Eagles Defense Struggles In Week 5 Loss

    The Philadelphia Eagles Defense struggled again in a Week 5 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The allowed 38 points while recording one sack and one fumble recovery. The Eagles defense was coming off two pretty strong weeks in a row, but they've shown signs of this kind of struggle coming. They're unlikely to be a top-12 choice next week against the Baltimore Ravens offense.

    Oct 11 · Source via Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
  • Zach Ertz Gains A Total Of Six Yards In Week 5

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz had another extremely disappointing game in Week 5, catching just one pass for six yards. That's it. Even with the Eagles having basically no one you've ever heard of available in the passing game, Ertz caught just one pass for six yards in the whole game. He was targeted six times, but tight end Richard Rodgers was targeted just once and outperformed Ertz with an 18-yard gain. Rumors of Ertz's demise may have seemed exaggerated earlier in the season, but he's had just one decent performance so far this season, even without Dallas Goedert taking up some of his routes from the tight end position.

    Oct 11 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • John Hightower Catches Two Balls In Week 5

    Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver John Hightower was targeted six times in Week 5, making two catches for 18 yards. Hightower was expected to take on a larger role this week, and he did in terms of targets. He came into the game with a high of four targets and a season-total of nine, so even though he ended up with just two catches, he was a larger part of the passing game plan. Hightower's role should continue to grow throughout the season, but with the Eagles offense being what it is, it might be a while until he returns fantasy starter relevance.

    Oct 11 · Source via Eagles John Hightower
  • Richard Rodgers Catches One Pass In Week 5

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Richard Rodgers made one catch in Week 5, gaining 18 yards. He was only targeted the one time, and his target came from rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts on a special formation. Rodgers ended up with the same number of catches and three times as many yards as Zach Ertz in this one. Still, Rodgers won't be anything but an emergency fantasy option going forward.

    Oct 11 · Source via Eagles Richard Rodgers
  • Greg Ward Scores A Touchdown In Week 5

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward caught four passes for 26 yards and a touchdown in a Week 5 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ward was targeted five times. His touchdown came on an eight-yard pass near the end of the third quarter. Ward previously looked like quarterback Carson Wentz's favorite target in the passing game, but that title was quickly and definitively taken by Travis Fulgham today. In an offense that continues to struggle in many different ways, Ward isn't much more than a low-upside FLEX piece going forward.

    Oct 11 · Source via Eagles Greg Ward Jr.
  • J.J. Arcega-Whiteside Appears In A Week 5 Box Score

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside caught his only target in a Week 5 loss, gaining 37 yards. Arcega-Whiteside has barely been good enough able to play football this year, as he was inactive in Week 4 and saw two targets in Weeks 1 through 3 combined. All of this is despite the Eagles having almost literally no one left on their wide receiver depth chart. This one-catch game may end up as Arcega-Whiteside's best game of the season.

    Oct 11 · Source via Eagles J.J. Arcega-Whiteside
  • Travis Fulgham Takes Over The Eagles Offense In Week 5

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham had a huge game in Week 5, catching 10 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown. Fulgham was targeted 13 times, leading the team in catches, yards, and targets all by a wide margin. In fact, all other Eagles players totaled 11 catches for 124 yards and one touchdown. Fulgham, on his own, was better than the rest of the Eagles passing game as a whole. His touchdown came on a four yard pass at the end of the third quarter. Fulgham may still be available on many waiver wires, and he should continue to be a legitimate fantasy option especially if the Eagles continue to play from behind.

    Oct 11 · Source via Eagles Travis Fulgham
  • Boston Scott Gets Just One Touch In Week 5

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott received just one touch on offense in Week 5. He ran the ball one time, picking up three yards. Eagles running backs totaled just 12 carries (and Carson Wentz got four) but outside of a 74-yard run by Miles Sanders, the running game wasn't able to do anything against the Steelers Defense. Scott remains the direct backup to Sanders, but has no value on his own.

    Oct 11 · Source via Eagles Boston Scott
  • Miles Sanders Scores Twice In Week 5

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders made one huge play in Week 5, ending up with a solid fantasy performance. He ran the ball 11 times for 80 yards and two touchdowns, adding two catches on four targets for 19 more yards. Sanders scored on a 74-yard run in the first quarter. He ran the ball 10 other times for just six more yards total, but one of those times included a one-yard goal line plunge into the end zone. His overall efficiency outside of the one huge play, and the Eagles continued struggles in general, are a slight concern for Sanders going forward, but he should still be a strong RB2 at worst in most weeks.

    Oct 11 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Carson Wentz Leads The Eagles To Another Loss

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz played in another game in Week 5, leading the Eagles to a 38-29 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Wentz attempted 35 passes, completing 20 of them for 258 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Wentz's second interception was a last-second arm punt to end the game, but it still counts for his stats. He added four rushes for 11 yards. Wentz's first touchdown went for eights yards to Greg Ward and his next one was to Travis Fulgham for four yards. Wentz has not been the problem on the Eagles offense, but he hasn't done much to make up for the problems either. He shouldn't be relied upon in standard 12-team formats.

    Oct 11 · Source via Eagles Carson Wentz
  • Eagles Still Without DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery

    The Philadelphia Eagles offense is still in poor shape, as they are without Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson once again. Tight end Hakeem Butler -- a college wide receiver -- is inactive as well. So, it looks like another week for Greg Ward to serve as the team's primary wide receiver. Ward's a solid WR3 play this week with upside due to his projected target share.

    Oct 11 · Source via Eagles DeSean Jackson Alshon Jeffery
  • Greg Ward In Line To Be Primary WR Target Sunday

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward enjoyed a sharp uptick in fantasy appeal at the conclusion of 2019 due to the widespread injuries that turned him into the teams top wideout. With Alshon Jeffery (foot), DeSean Jackson (hamstring), and Jalen Reagor (thumb) all sidelined Sunday versus Pittsburgh, Ward returns to WR1 status for the Eagles, even as that makes him more of a WR3/Flex option in season-long formats. Over the past two weeks, Ward has seen a combined 18 targets, which even in the face of a matchup against a stingy Steelers secondary, gives him some DFS appeal. Also standing to benefit is Zach Ertz, who should see an increased role in his own right with Dallas Goedert (ankle) on the mend.

    Oct 11 · Source via Eagles Greg Ward Jr.
  • Quez Watkins activated from IR

    Oct 10 · FantasyPros Eagles Quez Watkins
  • DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery Ruled Out For Week 5

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers DeSean Jackson (hamstring) and Alshon Jeffery (foot) have been ruled out for Week 5 against the Steelers. Cornerback Avonte Maddox (ankle) is also out. With rookie Jalen Reagor (thumb) and Dallas Goedert (ankle) on Injured Reserve, the Eagles are really hurting for pass-catchers. Greg Ward Jr. and rookie John Hightower figure to be the team's top two wideouts this Sunday, making quarterback Carson Wentz an easy fade as a QB1. Pittsburgh has actually allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to receivers in three games, but there's just not much to like here with Philly and their out-of-sync offense. At best, Ward is a flex consideration in deeper leagues, but the bar shouldn't be set very high. Jeffery is getting closer to making his season debut, while the oft-injured D-Jax is heading in the opposite direction, missing the last two games. Jackson can be dropped in standard-sized leagues.

    Oct 9 · Source via Eagles DeSean Jackson Alshon Jeffery
  • DeSean Jackson (hamstring) practices Thursday

    Oct 8 · FantasyPros Eagles DeSean Jackson
  • Alshon Jeffery (illness) absent from Thursday's practice

    Oct 8 · FantasyPros Eagles Alshon Jeffery
  • Eagles Defense A Decent Option In Week 5

    The Philadelphia Eagles Defense is a decent fantasy option in Week 5 lineups. The Eagles defense excelled in Week 4, sacking the quarterback five times, recovering a fumble, intercepting two passes, and scoring a touchdown. They'd come into the game without forcing any turnovers for the season. Going against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5, it's unrealistic to expect a repeat of their Week 4 performance, but with the momentum they have going, they could be a decent fantasy option despite the somewhat difficult matchup.

    Oct 7 · Source via Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jake Elliott Just OK As A Week 5 Kicker

    Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott is just OK as a kicking option in fantasy lineups in Week 5. Elliott has been solid and consistent this season, but the Eagles offense just isn't giving him enough chances to score points. Most fantasy leagues will have higher-upside options available on the waiver wire. Elliott has made seven of his eight field goal attempts and all of his extra point tries, but the Steelers tend to limit opposing kickers to low-scoring weeks. That, combined with the whole Eagles offense struggling and likely to struggle some more in Pittsburgh, leads to Elliott likely best left out of lineups this week.

    Oct 7 · Source via Eagles Jake Elliott
  • Zach Ertz Has A Tough Matchup In Week 5

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has a tough matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5. His toughest matchup, however, may be having to play in the Eagles offense. Ertz caught four passes last week, gaining just nine yards total despite playing without Dallas Goedert (ankle). While it's possible Ertz's best days are behind him, he's certainly going to be better than a 4/9/0 line almost every week. Week 5 is a tough matchup, but Ertz still has the talent to be in the TE1 conversation.

    Oct 7 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • DeSean Jackson Likely Too Risky To Start In Week 5

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring) returned to practice on Wednesday and will likely be listed as questionable for Week 5 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jackson will be way too risky to start in most formats even if he gets the go-ahead from the Eagles medical team. The Eagles passing game has been struggling in general this season, and this week they get a Steelers Defense that consistently pressures opposing quarterbacks. Besides all that, Jackson will be at risk of re-injuring his hamstring. For a player that relies on speed and deep routes, the combination of a hamstring injury and a quarterback who will likely need to get rid of the ball quickly makes for a zero-floor outlook.

    Oct 7 · Source via Eagles DeSean Jackson
  • Alshon Jeffery Could Make His 2020 Debut In Week 5

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (foot) is questionable for Week 5 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jeffery was questionable for Week 4 as well before ultimately being held out, but he seems to have a better chance to suit up this week. With the Eagles desperate for any warm bodies that can catch footballs, Jeffery could have a role immediately upon returning to the field. Still, he's hard to trust in any starting lineups as the Eagles passing game has been a disaster and they're taking on a Steelers team that excels at pressuring opposing quarterbacks. Jeffery is worth picking up for fantasy managers with open bench spots, but he's not a starting lineup option in Week 5 if he even plays.

    Oct 7 · Source via Eagles Alshon Jeffery
  • John Hightower Not An Exciting Week 5 Choice

    Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver John Hightower doesn't make for an exciting Week 5 fantasy option. Despite a lack of bodies in the Eagles wide receiving room, Hightower only came up with two catches last week. While he may be slightly more involved this week, the Eagles face a tough Steelers pass rush in a game that could get ugly pretty quickly. Hightower is worth holding onto in case the Eagles somehow figure out their offense, but he's not a startable option outside of the deepest fantasy leagues at this point. He's made five catches on nine targets for 39 yards in his rookie year so far.

    Oct 7 · Source via Eagles John Hightower
  • Greg Ward A Deep League Option Only In Week 5

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward is only a fantasy option in very deep leagues for Week 5. The Eagles are facing off against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks. Carson Wentz has been struggling regardless of his opponents, so this one could get ugly pretty quickly. Ward should be heavily targeted, giving him some kind of PPR floor at least, but there's almost no ceiling here. He's a WR5 option with a slight boost in PPR. So far this season, Ward has been targeted 26 times, making 18 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown.

    Oct 7 · Source via Eagles Greg Ward Jr.
  • Boston Scott Not A Week 5 Fantasy Option

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott is not a fantasy option in a Week 5 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Scott only touched the ball twice on offense in the win against the San Francisco 49ers, and likely won't be that much more involved in Week 5 either. Scott is playing far behind starter Miles Sanders and won't have much fantasy value as long as Sanders remains on the field. Scott is worth rostering for those with Sanders on their team, but his standalone value is essentially gone.

    Oct 7 · Source via Eagles Boston Scott
  • Miles Sanders Has A Tough Week 5 Matchup

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders has a tough matchup in a Week 5 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sanders firstly has to deal with a struggling Eagles offense all around him, but then he's also staring at a very strong running defense going against him. Sanders is usually involved in the passing game, so even if the Eagles get behind early, Sanders should still get a decent number of touches. He ran the ball 13 times in Week 4 and made two catches. He missed Week 1, but has already run the ball 51 times for 236 yards and made nine catches for 78 yards. The Eagles offensive line will be an issue against a Steelers Defense that routinely pressures the quarterback and gets into the backfield. Sanders still has his usual solid floor, but his ceiling is limited more than usual this week. He's more of an RB2 than his usual strong RB1-self.

    Oct 7 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Carson Wentz Not A Strong Option In Week 5

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was just a tiny bit better in Week 4 but still hasn't shown enough to be a viable starting option in standard leagues for Week 5 lineups. The Steelers Defense has held 15 of the last 16 opposing quarterbacks to fewer than 7.6 yards per attempt, making Wentz's floor perhaps the lowest it has been all season, with no ceiling to speak of. He has a 28.0 QBR when under pressure, and the Steelers defense gets a sack on about 12% of QB dropbacks. It could get ugly in a hurry for Wentz and the Eagles in this one. He's essentially a QB3 at this point.

    Oct 7 · Source via Eagles Carson Wentz