Wendell Smallwood

Wendell Smallwood

RB - PHI
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 208 lbsAge: 23College: West VirginiaDrafted: #153 (5th Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
19th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #195
Best / Worst #94 / #263
ADP #148

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Wendell Smallwood in the 'mix' at running back

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson told the media Wendell Smallwood will be in the "mix" at running back in 2017. "Wendell's a young, talented guy we were fortunate to pick up in last year's draft," Pederson said via Philly.com. "He's part of the running back mix. This will be a big offseason for him, coming off the injury. I'm looking forward to this April and getting him back in the building and seeing where he's at physically and going forward."

Fantasy Impact

The Eagles will likely part ways with Ryan Mathews this offseason, per reports, which would leave the door open for Smallwood to compete for the starting job in 2017. Smallwood, who landed on IR with a sprained MCL in Week 14, showed promise in his rookie year. Playing in 13 games, he received 77 carries for 312 yards and a touchdown on the ground while catching only six passes for 55 yards as a receiver, while splitting touches with Mathews, Darren Sproles and at times, Kenjon Barner. If Smallwood could put together a solid offseason, he could ultimately enter 2017 as the starter if the team moves on from Mathews and if they don't bring in a notable name at the position. Jamaal Charles has been linked to the Eagles due to his connection with head coach Doug Pederson from their days together in Kansas City.

Wendell Smallwood likely out for season

NFL Insider Adam Caplan reports Philadelphia Eagles running back Wendell Smallwood (knee) sustained a Grade-2 MCL sprain in Sunday's loss to Washington. Since an MCL sprain is generally a multi-week injury, his season is likely over.

Fantasy Impact

Smallwood has likely played his last down in 2016. He suffered a sprained MCL in Sunday's loss to the Redskins which will likely sideline him for the rest of the year - with only three games remaining on the schedule. Kenjon Barner will move up on the depth chart for the rest of the campaign in Smallwood's absence.

Wendell Smallwood has poor performance

Wendell Smallwood had eight carries for just 19 yards on Sunday against the Bengals. He was targeted three times but did not record a reception.

Fantasy Impact

Smallwood has shown no consistency with Ryan Mathews out of the lineup. The Eagles' offense has been sputtering which makes Smallwood nothing more than a desperation flex play.

Peter Ringel24 weeks ago
Wendell Smallwood will be the featured running back for Week 13

Wendell Smallwood will once again be the featured running back for the Eagles, as Ryan Mathews will miss a second straight week with a knee injury.

Fantasy Impact

Wendell Smallwood did not have a great performance last week against the Packers, but the Eagles fell behind quickly and had to throw the ball more than they had anticipated. Smallwood will still split snaps and touches with Sproles, but he is a good RB2 or Flex option for owners who are in need of one this week.

Mike Maher25 weeks ago
Wendell Smallwood has poor performance on MNF

Wendell Smallwood had nine carries for 37 yards and one reception for 10 yards in the Eagles' loss to the Packers

Fantasy Impact

Smallwood was moved into a larger role with Ryan Mathews out, but turned in a poor performance. He did little with his touches and Darren Sproles overshadowed him in the passing game. Smallwood is nothing more than a desperation RB3 or flex play in Week 13.

Peter Ringel25 weeks ago