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Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is officially active for the team’s matchup against the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football. Jackson has missed the team’s last three games with a hamstring injury. (Source: Eagles on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles have been decimated by injuries on offense, which has lead to waiver-wire addition Travis Fulgham emerging as Carson Wentz’s favorite target over the last few weeks. The team was already being careful with Jackson prior to his injury, and it’s likely that he only plays roughly 50% of the team’s offensive snaps on Thursday. Fantasy managers with better options should feel comfortable leaving Jackson on the bench while we see how much Jackson can contribute on Thursday, while managers in deeper leagues will have to roll the dice and hope for at least one big play against the Giants.

Category: Transactions


Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins is inactive for the team's matchup against the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football. Watkins is a healthy scratch. (Source: Mike Kaye on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With DeSean Jackson back, the Eagles opted to inactivate the speedy Watkins instead of J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, their disappointing second-round pick. Neither has much fantasy value at this point, however.

Category: Transactions


Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the Eagles were open to trading TE Zach Ertz before he landed on short-term IR with an ankle injury. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ertz can technically still be traded but it's unlikely that another team would pull the trigger at this point. Fowler adds that there's "still a bit of bitterness" between Ertz and the Eagles after they couldn't get an extension done over the summer. Struggling mightily before his injury, this could be Ertz's final season playing for the Eagles.

Category: Rumors


Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert, who is working his way back from a fractured ankle that he suffered at the end of September, is on track to return for the team's Week 10 matchup against New York Giants, according to NFL insider Mike Garafolo. The Eagles have a bye week in Week 9. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There had been some speculation that Goedert could return as early as Week 8 against the Cowboys, but Garafolo's report seems to throw some cold water on that notion. Monitor Goedert's status after the team's Week 7 matchup against the Giants to see if the team activates his 21-day practice window. With Goedert and fellow tight end Zach Ertz both out, Richard Rodgers will be the starting tight end in Philadelphia.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors


Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been ruled out for Week 7 against the New York Giants. (Source: Tim McManus on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jeffrey had a calf injury added to the injury report, so perhaps this helps to explain why he has been able to make his return to game action. At this point, anything the Eagles get from Jeffery has to be considered a bonus. He is a talented player when healthy, but has been plagued by injuries over the last few years. Hopefully, the extra time off will allow him to play against the Cowboys in Week 8.

Category: Injury Updates


The Eagles have officially ruled out RB Miles Sanders (knee) for Thursday's Week 7 contest against the Giants. (Source: Tim McManus on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He was never expected to play. Sanders is reportedly facing a 1-2 week timetable with his knee injury. The Eagles have a bye in Week 9, so it's entirely possible that the team holds him out through then. Boston Scott will be a low-end RB2 this week with Corey Clement offering desperation FLEX appeal in deeper leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Eagles coach Doug Pederson anticipates Lane Johnson (ankle) suiting up for Week 7 against the Giants. (Source: Zach Berm on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is also expected to return for Thursday's divisional matchup. Philadelphia desperately needs Johnson's services but he continues to aggravate his ankle injury by playing through it. If he can stay healthy on Thursday it would be a great outcome for this offense.

Category: Injury Updates


Eagles kicker Jake Elliott missed his only field goal attempt in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He did not attempt any extra points as the Eagles opted for two-point conversions on each of their four touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: Elliott has missed his last two field goal attempts, both attempts from more than 50 yards out, and has not connected on a field goal since Week 4 against the 49ers. On the season, he is just 7-for-10 on field goals through six games.

Category: Game Recaps


The Philadelphia Eagles D/ST allowed 30 points on 355 total yards while recording three sacks and not forcing any turnovers in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: This Philadelphia Eagles D/ST unit has now allowed 20 or more points in all six of its games this season and 30 or more points in three of those six games. While the Eagles are among the league leaders in sacks, they have failed to force at least one turnover in four of their six games. They should have more success against a struggling Giants offense but will have to gameplan on a short week ahead of a matchup on Thursday Night Football this week.

Category: Game Recaps


Eagles tight end Richard Rodgers caught all three of his targets for 31 yards in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers continues to play a small role for the Eagles because of injuries to several offensive players, and he may be in line for an even bigger role in Week 7 on Thursday if Zach Ertz is forced to miss time with his ankle injury.

Category: Game Recaps


Eagles wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside did not catch his only target on Sunday but did score a touchdown by recovering a Miles Sanders fumble in the end zone. He also caught a two-point conversion.

Fantasy Impact: Arcega-Whiteside has been a major disappointment for the Eagles after being drafted in the second round last year, and he has failed to produce in 2020 despite Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and Jalen Reagor all missing time with injuries.

Category: Game Recaps


Eagles backup quarterback Jalen Hurts rushed two times for 23 yards and caught one pass for three yards in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles have been expanding their package for Hurts in recent weeks, in part because they are dealing with a number of injuries on offense. It will be hard to rely on him in most fantasy formats as long as Carson Wentz is healthy, but he is definitely worth a look in keeper and dynasty formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Eagles wide receiver John Hightower caught one of his four targets for 50 yards in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Hightower caught one long pass on Sunday but dropped what could have been an even bigger gain early in the first quarter, as Carson Wentz hit him in stride up the right sideline after he had gotten behind the defense. With DeSean Jackson potentially returning on Thursday, Hightower's role in the offense will likely diminish.

Category: Game Recaps


Eagles running back Boston Scott rushed two times for four yards and caught two of his four targets for five yards in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: The bigger story on Sunday is that Miles Sanders left the game with a knee injury and is headed for an MRI on Monday. The team is reportedly concerned about that injury, so Scott could see a significant role in the team's Week 7 matchup against the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football.

Category: Game Recaps


Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward caught two of his three targets for 19 yards in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Ward has been fairly quiet this season as the Eagles continue to struggle with injuries to their offensive line and skill positions, and he now has just 24 receptions for 191 yards and two touchdowns through the first five games of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham caught six of his 10 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Fulgham has become a reliable wide receiver out of nowhere for the Eagles and has now scored a touchdown in three straight games. With the Eagles banged up on both sides of the ball and down to practice squad players and waiver-wire pickups at multiple positions, Fulgham has emerged as a favorite target for quarterback Carson Wentz. He gets a favorable matchup against the Giants in Week 7 on Thursday Night Football.

Category: Game Recaps


Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz completed 21 of his 40 attempts for 213 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions while rushing five times for 49 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Wentz is once again playing with multiple replacements on offense and was one of just two remaining starters on the field at one point (center Jason Kelce was the other). He nearly carried the Eagles to victory on Sunday, but he lost tight end Zach Ertz, running back Miles Sanders, and right tackle Jack Driscoll to injuries in the process. The Eagles have a short turnaround this week and play the Giants on Thursday Night Football, but it's unclear right now who will be taking the field with Wentz.

Category: Game Recaps


Eagles tight end Hakeem Butler is officially active for the first time as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles for their Week 6 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. (Source: Zach Berman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles signed Butler off of the Panthers' practice squad at the end of September and are transitioning him from wide receiver to tight end. He is active for the first time on Sunday, but that has likely more to do with the number of the injuries the Eagles are dealing with than anything else. Philadelphia has four tight ends active today (Butler, Zach Ertz, Richard Rodgers, and Jason Croom), so Butler is unlikely to play a significant role in the offense.

Category: Transactions


Darius Slay cleared concussion protocol and is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens. (Source: Mike Kaye on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Slay will likely cover Marquise Brown in this matchup. Brown's projection should be tempered slightly with the superstar defensive back covering him in Philadelphia.

Category: Injury Updates


The Philadelphia Eagles activated safety Will Parks from injured reserve on Saturday. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Parks signed a one-year deal with the Eagles this offseason and was slated to replace Malcolm Jenkins at safety while moving around to other positions in the secondary as needed. Parks missed the first five games with a hamstring injury and looks poised to give a boost to an Eagles defense that has struggled this season. He makes his return against the Ravens on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions