Doug Pederson - HCPosted 8/22/17 9:46am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount is a 'beast of a runner' and going to be 'a big part of our offense,' according to head coach Doug Pederson.
Huddle Up: Blount has been the opposite of a 'beast' this preseason and will be hard-pressed to be a big part of the offense given he will lose late-down work to Darren Sproles. The Eagles have repeatedly and foolishly tried to get him on the perimeter this preseason and don't figure to be playing with the same degree of positive game scripts New England enjoyed last year. Blount is going to be tough to trust as anything more than a flex this season.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 8/21/17 8:05pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount has been having 'weight issues' and looked 'disappointing in practice,' which is why it's possible he might not make the final roster.
Huddle Up: Despite scoring the second-most rushing touchdowns in the NFL last season, it appears Blount is not fitting in well with his new club. Even if the seven-year veteran ends up as part of the 53-man squad, it might be hard to lean on him regularly, given Philadelphia's running back situation. Darren Sproles, Donnel Pumphrey and Wendell Smallwood all figure to have a role in 2017, which will severely cap Blount's ceiling with the Eagles.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/20/17 8:23am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery did not practice for about a week and a half during training camp in the preseason or participate in team drills, leading wide receivers coach Mike Groh to conclude Jeffery was 'behind' his teammates when it comes to his knowledge of the playbook.
Huddle Up: The subject comes up because Jeffrey ran a wrong route on the third-and-12 play in the Eagles' last preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. Philadelphia's priced free-agent acquisition is no stranger to the training room and owners need to keep that in mind when deciding whether or not they should draft him this summer. He's a dicey WR2 with WR1 upside and a brutal schedule to begin the season.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 8/20/17 8:44am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount has struggled to get to the corner on off-tackle runs and has only nine carries for 17 yards through two preseason games, leading Matt Lombardo of NJ.com to conclude Blount may be among the team's cuts this summer.
Huddle Up: In Blount's defense, running between the tackles is his strong suit because he lacks the speed now to get to the edge consistently. Having said that, he just has not looked very good this summer in general. His ability to convert in short yardage and at the goal line may save him, but the Eagles would probably be better off by admitting their mistake and moving on. He's obviously a very risky RB3 in fantasy.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/18/17 1:45pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker is comparable to Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery but with more speed, according to QB Jay Cutler.
Huddle Up: Parker improved his stats from 2015 to 2016 and finished with 744 yards and four touchdowns. He will be a top-three receiver for the Dolphins this season and should receive a solid amount of targets. He can be considered a No. 3 fantasy receiver in most leagues.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 8/17/17 7:54pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount rushed for eight yards on five carries in the preseason game against Buffalo Bills Thursday, Aug. 17. He also caught two passes for 15 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Blount will be the main ball carrier for the Eagles this season and probably will not be used much in the passing game. He probably should be considered a No. 3 running back in standard leagues because of his touchdown potential. He will not have as much value in point-per-reception leagues.
Trey Burton - TEPosted 8/15/17 7:33am ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Trey Burton is expected to see more targets out of the slot after the team traded WR Jordan Matthews. Burton and Wentz are close friends, and the two have a rapport on the field. Burton received 36 targets in the last six games last year, and he caught 23 of them.
Huddle Up: Burton appears to be a PPR diamond in the rough as a TE2. Zach Ertz has had a myriad of injury issues, and Burton has some upside.
Ryan Mathews - RBPosted 8/15/17 8:11am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (neck) has been medically cleared Tuesday, Aug. 15, and a decision on his roster status is imminent. Update: Mathews was released moments after passing his physical.
Huddle Up: Wait to see where he lands before considering him as anything better than a fifth or sixth flier.
Darren Sproles - RBPosted 8/15/17 9:25am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles will probably be used less as a runner this season and more as a receiver in 2017 after the team added LeGarrette Blount in the offseason, according to the Philadelphia Daily News' Paul Domowitch. 'That?s just our thing now. More so than even last year. We?re trying to get mismatches. Once you get (the ball to us) in space, that?s our strength,' Sproles said.
Huddle Up: It sounds as if Sproles won't come close to matching his 94 carries from last season, but he'll likely shoot right past the 52-catch mark he reached in 2016. The Eagles also figure to work in rookie Donnel Pumphrey in order to keep the 34-year-old fresh, but Sproles should be the man in the passing game for what appears to be his final NFL season. Sproles has an excellent chance to blow right past his 12th-round ADP and serve as a back-end RB3.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 8/15/17 7:49pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount 'hasn?t exactly stood out' during training camp so far, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.
Huddle Up: McLane notes Blount's skill set is one better suited for games than practices, but it is a bit concerning he isn't distinguishing himself from the Eagles' runners in some way, shape or form. Blount is the heavy favorite for early-down and goal-line work, but owners would be wise to view him as no more than a low-end RB3, especially considering he figures to have next to no role in the passing game.
Wendell Smallwood - RBPosted 8/14/17 6:28am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: Smallwood was making some noise before he lost a week due to injury. He has some work to do, but he's in the RB5 category.
Ryan Mathews - RBPosted 8/14/17 11:19am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews arrived in Philadelphia Monday, Aug. 14, which could generate a decision on his status with the Eagles in the near future.
Huddle Up: The Eagles' backfield is crowded even without Mathews. He ran for nearly 700 yards and eight touchdowns last year, but LeGarrette Blount is taking over his role. Mathews is somewhat of a misfit right now. Don't be surprised to see him cut.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/12/17 1:29pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) was limited to individual drills during practice Saturday, Aug. 12. The Eagles may consider not playing Jeffery in the second preseason game.
Huddle Up: Jeffery recently returned to practice but is still not ready to participate in all drills. He should be ready for the start of the start of the season, but owners will need to monitor the situation. Jeffery is expected to be the main target in the passing game for the Eagles and should be seen as a No. 2 fantasy receiver.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 8/11/17 10:22am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews was traded along with a 2018 third-round selection to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for CB Ronald Darby on Friday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: The Bills wasted no time filling the void left behind by the trade of Sammy Watkins. Matthews should have no problem securing a starting job opposite rookie Zay Jones in Buffalo, while Anquan Boldin gives the team a viable option out of the slot in a part-time role. Since it remains to be seen whether or not Tyrod Taylor (or the Bills' offense) can support two starting fantasy receivers, Jones and Matthews could easily settle in as low-end starters in three-receiver leagues.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 8/8/17 8:45am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews won't have a reduced role this year, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
Huddle Up: The question came on the heels of speculation that Nelson Agholor was gaining on Matthews' spot in the slot. Matthews, while health is always an issue, is a rock-solid WR3 in PPR leagues.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/8/17 8:17pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) was limited to individual drills during practice Tuesday, Aug. 8, and is not expected to play in the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Aug. 10.
Huddle Up: The Eagles likely are taking it slow with Jeffery at this time and probably will have him play later in the preseason. Jeffery should be the team's top receiver this season and will see plenty of targets. He can be considered a No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/7/17 6:19am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) is dressed for practice Monday, Aug. 7, after he was limited the previous day.
Huddle Up: Jeffery has all the makings of a WR1, but his propensity for injuries reduces him to a good WR2 candidate.
Wendell Smallwood - RBPosted 8/7/17 6:21am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (hamstring) is out Monday, Aug. 7, due to a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: It's unfortunate timing as he was starting to carve a larger role. Smallwood is an RB5 flyer if he returns quickly.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 8/4/17 6:18am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount (personal) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 4, after missing the entire week due to personal reasons.
Huddle Up: Blount has touchdown potential, but he's not expected to have as big of a carry volume than in years passed. He's a high-end RB3 candidate with some bust potential.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/4/17 8:24am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) is over his shoulder injury, but he remains out of practice Friday, Aug. 4, as a precaution. The team hasn't decided if he'll play in the preseason opener.
Huddle Up: Jeffery has all the makings of a WR1, except his propensity for injuries. Chalk him up as a good WR2 candidate.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/3/17 2:52pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 3. Jeffery's injury does not appear to be serious, and offensive coordinator Frank Reich said he believes Jeffery is being held out as a precaution.
Huddle Up: Owners should continue to monitor the situation to see when Jeffery will be able to return to the field. He probably will be the No. 1 receiver for the Eagles this season and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver in most leagues.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/2/17 6:02am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) is out of practice again Wednesday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: Jeffery is a WR2 in fantasy that could elevate higher if he can stay on the field.
LeGarrette Blount - RBPosted 8/2/17 6:07am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount (personal) was excused from practice Wednesday, Aug. 2, due to personal reasons.
Huddle Up: Blount has touchdown potential, but he's not expected to have as big of a carry volume than in years passed. He's a high-end RB3 candidate.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 8/2/17 6:05am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Torrey Smith (back) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: Smith has some WR5 value in this offense as a deep threat.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 8/1/17 5:42am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Torrey Smith (back) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 1, due to back spasms.
Huddle Up: Smith was an afterthought in fantasy last year, but he has some WR5 luster on this team.
Donnel Pumphrey - RBPosted 8/1/17 5:42am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 1, with a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Pegged behind LeGarrette Blount and Darren Sproles, Pumphrey will need an injury to carve out a significant role. He is similar to Sproles in the dual-threat mold, and he has some RB5 luster.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/1/17 5:34am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 1, with a shoulder injury.
Huddle Up: It's not believed to be serious. Jeffery is a good WR2 option in fantasy with room for more if he can stay on the field.
Ryan Mathews - RBPosted 7/30/17 6:47am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (neck) is continuing to rehab from a herniated disc in his neck away from the team.
Huddle Up: LeGarrette Blount, Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles are expected to split carries in the backfield for the Eagles this season, so there is a good chance that Mathews will be released or traded once he is medically cleared to resume playing. He has little fantasy relevance at this point and should be viewed as no better than a No. 5 running back in most leagues.
Carson Wentz - QBPosted 7/29/17 8:01pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz completed all 25 of his passing attempts in 7-on-7 drills and all 15 of his passes in full-team drills during practice Saturday, July 29.
Huddle Up: The Eagles added several weapons in the passing game this offseason, and Wentz should be a solid QB2 option in his second season.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 7/29/17 7:56pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) was examined by trainers after landing on his shoulder during practice Saturday, July 29, but he returned and said afterward that he was fine.
Huddle Up: If Jeffery can stay healthy, he could be a WR1 in his first year with the Eagles. Take a chance on his upside when the high-end WR2 options are off the board.
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