Wendell Smallwood

Wendell Smallwood

RB - PHI
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 208 lbsAge: 24College: West VirginiaDrafted: #153 (5th Rd. by Philadelphia)

Week 7 Outlook

CAR @ PHI
Sun 1:00pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) RB #31
Projection 8.6 pts

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Corey Clement scored a touchdown in Week 6's game without Jay Ajayi, but Smallwood logged more snaps (44) and red-zone touches (six). Philadelphia's backfield will remain a timeshare, limiting both to flex consideration. Smallwood found the end zone in Week 3's game without Ajayi, so don't assume Clement is the superior play against a Panthers defense leaking 4.6 yards per carry.

Smallwood is also a flex option for the Eagles this week due to four teams being on bye this week. The Panthers are 12th against fantasy running backs.

Smallwood got more touches than Corey Clement during the duo's first game together as the committee to replace Jay Ajayi. He's going to always be in a timeshare, but Smallwood offers up more appeal as a receiver.

He's not a game-changer, guys. The only reason he got on the field in the first place was due to injuries to Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement, and Darren Sproles. While Ajayi is out for the year, Clement is back in a full capacity and is the better all-around running back. Smallwood will be a touchdown-or-bust running back most weeks, and knowing he'll be splitting goal-line work puts him outside my top-40 for the rest of the year. If you find someone who's buying, you should be selling.