Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward (back) injured his back in Sunday's wild-card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has been ruled out for the rest of the game. Ward didn't see a single target in the game before leaving, and with the Eagles down big and likely to lose to Tampa, Ward will finish his 2021 season with just seven receptions on 11 targets for 95 yards and three touchdowns in 18 games played. In a run-first offense, Ward didn't have much of a chance to put up numbers behind receivers DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins and Jalen Reagor. In his three NFL seasons, Ward has produced 88 catches for 768 yards and 10 touchdowns on 130 targets over 40 games played.Jan 16 · Source via Eagles Greg Ward Jr.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward (back) was limited in the team's first practice of the week on Wednesday. Barring a setback later this week, Ward should be good to go to play on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the wild-card round of the postseason. The 26-year-old was targeted just 11 times all season in 17 games, catching seven of those targets for 95 yards and three touchdowns. Although he ranks second among Philly receivers with his three TDs, he's been sparingly used as the No. 4 pass-catcher for a run-first Eagles offense. Ward, who averaged 0.4 catches and 5.6 yards per game this year, will be a poor DFS option despite his basement price on DraftKings ($3,000) at his position.Jan 12 · Source via Eagles Greg Ward Jr.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward was targeted twice in a Week 17 win, making both catches for 35 yards. Ward's two targets left him fifth on the team, but he made the most of them by catching both balls thrown his way. Ward has been mostly playing on special teams this season, but has been solid in his bit role on offense. He's a valuable NFL player but not someone that should be rostered in most fantasy leagues.Jan 2 · Source via Eagles Greg Ward Jr.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward is not a fantasy starting option in Week 16. Ward scored a touchdown last week and was a somewhat popular waiver wire add because of it, but it was his first catch since Week 4 and he's much more likely to go back to barely appearing on offense than he is to score another touchdown. Fantasy managers with relevant Week 16 matchups likely weren't considering Ward anyway.Dec 24 · Source via Eagles Greg Ward Jr.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward showed up in Week 15 and caught a touchdown in a win over the Washington Football Team. Ward was targeted three times, catching two passes for 28 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. It was the first game since Week 4 that Ward had more than one pass thrown his way, so despite the touchdown, he won't be a recommended option in Week 16 lineups.Dec 22 · Source via Eagles Greg Ward Jr.
Receiving: 29, 8, 3, 32, 4, 5