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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Draft Rankings
Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 17. Miles Sanders RB - (vs . WAS)
We all know Doug Pederson has loved his timeshares since coming to the Eagles, and after they moved on from Jordan Howard, many expected them to add a running back in the draft. Things can change, as there are a few free agent running backs out there, but for now, Sanders has the looks of a 15-plus touch running back.
14 weeks ago
Zach Ertz Note
Zach Ertz photo 46. Zach Ertz TE - (vs . WAS)
After posting TE1-type numbers in 78.6 percent of his games in 2017, Ertz has slowly started to regress. In 2018, that mark went down to 68.8 percent, and then just 53.3 percent in 2019. The emergence of Dallas Goedert has surely lowered his consistency, as well as his ceiling. Not only that, but the Eagles added tons of wide receiver talent in this year's draft, which will only make targets harder to come by. Ertz should still be considered a top-five tight end by everyone, but he's not someone to consider in the top four rounds.
14 weeks ago
Jordan Howard Note
Jordan Howard photo 79. Jordan Howard RB - (vs . WAS)
It seems like years since Howard has been a force to reckon with in fantasy football, but prior to the 2019 season that was ended with injuries, he'd posted 935 or more rushing yards in each of the previous three seasons. The issue with projecting that moving forward is due to his offensive line play. The Dolphins have what may be the worst line in football, while Howard has only run behind top-10 offensive lines while in Chicago and Philadelphia. Still, if you need a running back who's likely locked into 12-plus touches a week, Howard can fill a role on your fantasy team.
14 weeks ago
Carson Wentz Note
Carson Wentz photo 82. Carson Wentz QB - (vs . WAS)
Despite missing every starting wide receiver not named Nelson Agholor, Wentz was able to throw for over 4,000 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2019, highlighting just how stable his floor is when healthy. The Eagles rewarded him by drafting three wide receivers, as well as trading for Marquise Goodwin. It's worth noting that the Eagles did strengthen their defense, which could lead to fewer pass attempts, but his efficiency should rise. His weekly ceiling may not be as high as someone like Josh Allen, but his weekly floor is much higher.
14 weeks ago
DeSean Jackson Note
DeSean Jackson photo 123. DeSean Jackson WR - (vs . WAS)
We saw exactly one game with Jackson healthy in the Doug Pederson offense. It led to nine targets, eight receptions, 154 yards, and two touchdowns. To be fair, it was against Washington, but still impressive. It's tough to take too much away from just one game, though. He is now 34 years old, so it's only a matter of time before his game declines, though we haven't seen it yet. He's averaged at least 10.0 yards per target in six of his last seven seasons. With Marquise Goodwin opting out for the season, they'll need Jackson in the field-stretching role. He's a poor man's version of Will Fuller at this stage of his career but can still fit in your lineup from time to time. At his current WR58 draft position, he's a steal.
14 weeks ago
Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 126. Dallas Goedert TE - (vs . WAS)
We saw an upward trajectory in Goedert's career in 2019, though much of it was due to injuries to all of the wide receivers. Still, he saw at least five targets in 10 of the last 11 games, highlighting how much he's trusted. He's one of the rare cases of a tight end handcuff who has league-winning upside should anything happen to Zach Ertz. He does present some value on his own, but not enough to make it into the top-12 conversation.
14 weeks ago
Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 139. Boston Scott RB - (vs . WAS)
The end of the 2019 season brought a lot of optimism for Scott's outlook, racking up 350 total yards and four touchdowns on just 61 touches over the season's final four games. During those four games, Miles Sanders scored exactly 1.3 more fantasy points than Scott. It may have been good enough for the Eagles to avoid free agent running backs and allow him to be the part of the timeshare duo with Sanders.
14 weeks ago
Jalen Reagor Note
Jalen Reagor photo 149. Jalen Reagor WR - (vs . WAS)
Reagor sustained a shoulder injury on August 30th and although the word is that he'll avoid surgery, he's reportedly likely to miss about four weeks. Prior to the injury, Reagor was set to be a value in drafts, as Alshon Jeffery's injury and a lack of reliable receiving options outside DeSean Jackson had him set to see a significant role. The timetable for his return is far from certain, but given that Reagor is a rookie and hasn't had any preseason contests to experience the speed of an NFL game, fantasy managers shouldn't count on production for him at the outset even after he returns. That's especially true given that he won't have as much time to benefit from Jeffery's likely absence to start the season. All in all, Reagor is a bench stash currently, but be prepared to be unable to use him for fantasy purposes for at least several weeks into the season.
13 weeks ago
Philadelphia Eagles Note
Philadelphia Eagles photo 196. Philadelphia Eagles DST - (vs . WAS)
Jake Elliott Note
Jake Elliott photo 209. Jake Elliott K - (vs . WAS)
Elliott actually had his most accurate year of his career (84.6% field goal percentage, 35-of-37 extra points made), but he simply saw fewer chances. After seeing 31 field goal attempts in each of his first two seasons, he saw just 26 last year, and only 11 from at least 40 yards. The Eagles offense should be somewhat better this year if the team can avoid similar devastating injuries to its receivers (though that's hardly a certainty), which should mean more chances for Elliott. He's a strong starter in 12-team leagues.
12 weeks ago
Alshon Jeffery Note
Alshon Jeffery photo 215. Alshon Jeffery WR - (vs . WAS)
Jeffery wound up avoiding the PUP list, though he's unlikely to be able to suit up for at least the first game or two of the season. When healthy, Jeffery is an excellent fantasy option, capable of putting up WR2 numbers or better regularly. But coming off a Lisfranc injury, and with a checkered health history, it's hard to see him contributing all that much right out of the gate. With roster and IR spots at a premium this year, there's little reason to waste a draft pick on Jeffery until your starting roster is set.
12 weeks ago
JJ Arcega-Whiteside Note
JJ Arcega-Whiteside photo 268. JJ Arcega-Whiteside WR - (vs . WAS)
Greg Ward Note
Greg Ward photo 317. Greg Ward WR - (vs . WAS)
Corey Clement Note
Corey Clement photo 356. Corey Clement RB - (vs . WAS)
Jalen Hurts Note
Jalen Hurts photo 389. Jalen Hurts QB - (vs . WAS)
John Hightower Note
John Hightower photo 411. John Hightower WR - (vs . WAS)
Jason Huntley Note
Jason Huntley photo 473. Jason Huntley RB - (vs . WAS)
Hakeem Butler Note
Hakeem Butler photo 480. Hakeem Butler WR,TE - (vs . WAS)
Richard Rodgers Note
Richard Rodgers photo 514. Richard Rodgers TE - (vs . WAS)
Quez Watkins Note
Quez Watkins photo 519. Quez Watkins WR - (vs . WAS)