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Greg Ward Week 5 Outlook - Eagles at Steelers

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Thu, Oct 8th 2020, 8:54am EDT

He's now seen at least seven targets in three of four games this year, which is more than enough to be considered for fantasy purposes, though the pending returns of Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson would certainly cloud his path to those targets. Still, with Dallas Goedert out of the lineup, Ward played 48-of-62 snaps last week, as they're running more 11 personnel. His slot role/snaps should be safe until Goedert and Jalen Reagor return. The Steelers biggest weakness has been the slot over the last two years, as three of the six biggest performances they've allowed in their last 20 games have gone to slot-heavy receivers. On the season, Mike Hilton has allowed 10-of-15 passing for 132 yards and a touchdown. Going back to last year, he allowed a 94.1 QB Rating in his slot coverage, which is a much larger number than Joe Haden and Steven Nelson have allowed on the perimeter. With so many question marks surrounding the health of the Eagles receivers, it's possible that Ward is the one with the safest floor, though he's still going to lose targets if Jeffery and/or Jackson return. Stay tuned for updates on their status before deciding on Ward, who should be considered a mediocre WR4 option with a limited ceiling.

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