by Mike Maher | Sun, Jul 29th 8:52am EDT
Eagles Second-year running back Donnel Pumphrey showed up to camp stronger and quicker after missing most of the 2017 season due to a torn hamstring. According to Pumphrey, he has added muscle without losing any of the quickness that got him to the NFL in the first place, and the coaching staff has told him that he will be spending time in the slot this season. (Eliot Shorr-Parks, NJ.com)
Before Pumphrey can spend any time in the slot, of course, he has to make the team. Once considered a long shot, it now sounds like Pumphrey has the inside lane on fellow running backs Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams, and Matt Jones because of what he adds in the passing game. With Darren Sproles already announcing that 2018 will be his final season, the Eagles may have some added incentive to keep Pumphrey around to take over that role in 2019. Pumphrey will not likely be a significant fantasy contributor in 2018, but he is a decent stash candidate for dynasty leagues because of what he might offer next season.