Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles

NFC East

LeGarrette Blount met with the Eagles media for the first time on Thursday. He revealed that he had multiple offers from other teams including the Cardinals and the Giants. He said he chose the Eagles because he believes they are building something special around quarterback Carson Wentz. When asked about his role, he wasn’t exactly sure what his significance would be. (Source: CSN Philly)

Fantasy Impact: Don’t expect Blount to be taking majority carries every single game, but expect him to used in a lot of crucial situations. The Eagles were searching for a bruiser style back, and they got it in Blount. After he led the league in rushing touchdowns last year, the Eagles expect to pick things up right where the Patriots left off with Blount. Expect him to get a lot of red zone carries, which makes him a solid RB2/FLEX option.

Category: Rumors


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Philadelphia Eagles will "probably" move on from running back Ryan Mathews "once he's healthy" in the wake of the LeGarrette Blount acquisition. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Schefter shares my sentiments. Personally, I'm surprised Mathews remained on Philadelphia's payroll this far into the offseason. The 29-year-old rusher, who has struggled with staying healthy since entering the league in 2010, put together a solid season in 2016. He rushed for 661 yards and eight touchdowns while adding 13 receptions s for 115 yards and another score as a receiver out of the backfield, but only appeared in 13 games. He's only played one full 16 game slate in his seven-year career. Currently, Mathews is recovering from offseason neck surgery.

Category: Rumors


Former Wisconsin running back Corey Clement sat and watched seven rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft go by without getting a call. After the draft, it was announced that the Philadelphia Eagles were interested in Clement. On Thursday the team made it official when rookies reported for mini-camp. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles current running back situation is messy. Ryan Mathews remains on the roster but the chance of him remaining on the team is doubtful. So while veterans Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood headline the depth chart with rookie Donnel Pumphrey, Corey Clement has a legit opportunity to make the roster and create an impact.

Category: Transactions


Donnel Pumphrey was drafted in the fourth round coming out of San Diego State as a running back. Although he is undersized, he had quite the workload in college. The pick made it seem as though the Eagles wanted to make sure they had a replacement for Darren Sproles. It was announced a week ago that the Eagles would likely take a ‘committee’ approach with the backfield that would include Pumphrey. Now there is speculation that Pumphrey could be used as a slot wide receiver come September. (Source: Matt Lombardo, NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: A runner/receiver hybrid weapon could mean lots of things for fantasy. In Pumphrey’s situation this could be a positive for anyone who owns him. He would likely get carries and targets, which brings on more opportunities to get the ball. Of course this is all speculation for now as we don’t know Pumphrey’s true role, but be on the lookout for how the Eagles use him. If he does get the opportunity to play in the slot along with the backfield, his fantasy stock could rise up quickly.

Category: Rumors


Philadelphia Eagles tight end Trey Burton has signed his one-year restricted free agent tender offer. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Burton is coming off of a career year in 2016 in which he accumulated a 37-327-1 stat line. With Zach Ertz the clear-cut starter at tight end and longtime Eagle Brent Celek steadfast at the No. 2 spot, Burton will have to depend on injury or a strong training camp and preseason to garner a role in the offense for the upcoming 2017 season.

Category: Transactions


The Los Angeles Chargers have signed former Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenjon Barner on Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barner accumulated 129 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns in 13 games last season with the Eagles. The Chargers likely signed him for depth after losing Danny Woodhead in free agency to the Ravens.

Category: Transactions


Chase Daniel cut by Eagles

Mon, Mar 13th 6:39pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

NO

The Philadelphia Eagles have released quarterback Chase Daniel. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Daniel, and his $7 million base salary due for 2017, was released by the Eagles Monday. This roster move was fully expected, especially after Philadelphia signed Nick Foles earlier in the day. It wouldn't be shocking to see Daniel re-sign with the Chiefs, with whom he played for from 2013-2015.

Category: Transactions


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." (Source: Philly.com)

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.

Category: Rumors


Philadelphia Eagles beat writer Jimmy Kempski reports quarterback Carson Wentz will have an "input" on the team's offseason moves. (Source: Jimmy Kempski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is no surprise that Wentz will have a voice in Philadelphia's offseason moves -- as the team mortgaged their future to move up and draft him last April. Wentz's supporting cast on the offensive side of the ball is sub-par at best, especially at wideout. Nelson Agholor, Dorial Green-Beckham, and Bryce Treggs are all arguably No. 4 receivers with limited upside, while Jordan Matthews acts as the lone bright spot of the group. At running back, Darren Sproles will turn 34 by the time next season rolls around and Ryan Mathews continues to be plagued by injury struggles to remain on the field. Zach Ertz is the team's best offensive threat, but he can't do it alone. The Eagles must dissect and dismember their wide receiver depth chart this offseason and add a pair of notable starters to the group. At running back, will Mathews remain, or will the Eagles elect to move on? In that scenario, Wendell Smallwood would step into the No. 1 role. Is he the answer? Philadelphia has a lot of work to do this offseason to build a talented and successful personnel group around Wentz if the team aspires to be a contender in 2017.

Category: Rumors


Zach Ertz caught 13 of 16 targets for 139 yards and two touchdowns against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Ertz ended his season with 78 receptions for 816 yards and four touchdowns. He clearly developed a solid relationship with Carson Wentz and, if he can just increase his touchdowns next season, could jump into the upper echelon of fantasy tight ends.

Category: Game Recaps


Eagles receiver Nelson Agholor failed to record a catch and had -1 yards rushing on Sunday against the Cowboys. He then exited the game with an ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact: Agholor could have possibly played his last down for the Eagles. It will be interesting to see if he can resurrect his career somewhere else next season. Agholor is talented but needs to play with more confidence, and actually catch the ball.

Category: Game Recaps


With fellow Eagle Jordan Matthews out, Dorial Green-Beckham was still only able to catch one pass for 15 yards in the team's win against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: DGB, along with the other receivers, will all be playing for their jobs in 2017, since it will be a year that is sure to see shake up at the position.

Category: Game Recaps


Eagles receiver Paul Turner caught two passes for 30 yards in the team's win against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Turner has talent but without Jordan Matthews, the offense clearly ran through the running backs and tight ends. The receiver position will be the focus of improvement next season.

Category: Game Recaps


Eagles RB/WR Byron Marshall, filling in for the injured Ryan Matthews, had 10 rushes for 42 yards, adding a four-yard catch, as the Birds beat the Cowboys on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: It was a good game for Marshall to showcase his talents for 2017. Next year should see plenty of shakeups at both the RB and WR positions for the Eagles.

Category: Game Recaps


Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis finished his 2016 campaign with 35 field goals, which gives him the most ever in a single season in Eagles history. He went 2 of 3 with a long of only 33 yards against Dallas on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Sturgis outkicked his competition in the preseason to win the job, and overcame a shaky 2015 season. He was reliable most weeks, with the occasional dud chalked up to a bad offense.

Category: Game Recaps


Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews (ankle) is officially inactive Week 17. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Matthews is ruled out for the season finale Sunday against Dallas. Paul Turner and Bryce Treggs are expected to see expanded roles in Matthews' absence. However, neither are considered solid fantasy options for Week 17.

Category: Injury Updates


Darren Sproles INACTIVE Week 15

Sun, Dec 18th 11:36am EST
By Mike Maher

PHI

Darren Sproles is inactive for Week 15, as expected. Sproles has not yet been cleared according to the NFL's concussion protocol. (Source: PhillyVoice)

Fantasy Impact: With Sproles out and Wendell Smallwood on injured reserve, the Eagles will rely on Ryan Mathews and Kenjon Barner. Sproles has value in PPR leagues, but now owners will have to look elsewhere. Barner is not a reliable replacement for Sproles this week, as his workload is not yet clear.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Bryce Treggs, who started in place of the benched and inactive Nelson Agholor, was only able to catch one pass for 11 yards against the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Treggs looked like he had some explosiveness, but the Eagles couldn't sustain drives and the Eagles couldn't get off the field on defense. Treggs, as well as fellow receiver Paul Turner, could eventually be good role players, but when asked to carry this much offensive load, they're set up for failure.

Category: Game Recaps


Brent Celek finished with a single catch for nine yards on one target in the Eagles Week 10 win over the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: Celek is the clear back-up behind Zach Ertz, who has re-established himself since coming back from injury. Celek has little to no fantasy impact.

Category: Game Recaps


Josh Huff has been released by the Eagles following his arrest. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a big hit to the already struggling Eagles offense. Only time will tell what the impact will be on the offense as a whole.


The Philadelphia Eagles have cut ties with K Cody Parkey. Parkey simply hasn't looked like his 2014 self since his injury last season. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Caleb Sturgis becomes the Eagles' kicker after out kicking Parkey in the preseason. Sturgis wasn't the best last season, but has improved and looked good enough to win the job outright this year.

Category: Transactions


The Philadelphia Eagles have traded QB Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings for a 2017 first-round draft selection and a 2018 conditional fourth-round draft selection. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Vikings were in need of a quarterback since losing Teddy Bridgewater for the year and traded for Bradford on Saturday. Bradford will garner fantasy value with the Vikings due to the weapons that surround him in his new city.

Category: Transactions


McLeon Bethel-Thompson is the fourth quarterback on the Eagles depth chart and likely will be cut, but he put up good numbers on Thursday. He completed 13-of-16 for 82 yards and rushed twice for 13 yards in the Eagles 14-6 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Bethel-Thompson could land on the practice squad of find employment with another team. It's hard to envision him getting any significant playing time this year or having any fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps


Philadelphia Eagles beat writer Jimmy Kempski described WR Rueben Randle's performance in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an "embarrassment." Kempski further stated that Randle failed to block and "barely ran routes" in the contest. (Source: Jimmy Kempski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Randle is currently projected to begin the regular season as the No. 4 wide receiver on the Philadelphia Eagles. Randle has struggled in camp and had a horrid performance in the preseason opener according to beat writer Jimmy Kempski. Randle is the veteran of the group and aside from Jordan Mathews, is the only wideout on the Eagles who has decent NFL production in his career. Philadephia has a plethora of question marks at the receiver position in 2016 and Randle could eventually emerge as the leading fantasy scorer of the group at the end of the campaign.

Category: Rumors


NJ.com's Eliot Shorr-Parks is suggesting that “it is becoming more and more clear Chris Givens is going to start opposite Agholar with Matthews on the inside" leaving Rueben Randle as the No. 4 wideout on the Philadelphia Eagles. (Source: Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chris Givens is an under the radar name heading into the upcoming fantasy football campaign. Givens is entering his fifth NFL season and first with the Philadelphia Eagles. Since his rookie year in 2012, Givens' numbers has been on the decline but in a limited amount of playing time on a decimated Baltimore Ravens' wide receiving corps in 2015, he showcased a glimpse of his abilities. He caught 20 targets for 353 yards and a touchdown last season. The Eagles picked up Givens in the offseason and he has climbed his way up the depth chart and could possibly enter the 2016 campaign as Philadephia's No. 3 wideout.

Category: Rumors


The Philadelphia Eagles trade QB Mark Sanchez to the Denver Broncos for a conditional draft pick in 2017 according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mark Sanchez will likely start for the Broncos in 2016 unless Denver makes another acquisition for a quarterback. Sanchez played four games last season and threw for 616 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. If Sanchez does, in fact, start, he will have the best weapons around him that he's ever had as a starting quarterback in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

Category: Transactions


According to ESPN's Adam Scefter, the Philadelphia Eagles are "finalizing a deal" to trade RB DeMarco Murray to the Tennesee Titans. (Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: DeMarco Murray will get his chance to redeem himself from a horrid 2015 season in a new city, Tennesee. The Titans have made it know that they want to run the ball more, with Murray, they have a proven talent to do that with. Murray's fantasy value may sky-rocket in the wake of this deal, especially if the Titans upgrade their offensive line with the first overall pick in April's draft by selecting Laermy Tunsil.

Category: Transactions


The Philadelphia Eagles have released WR Riley Cooper. Cooper was entering year three of a five year, $22.5M contract that was signed back in 2014. He had 21 catches for 327 yards and two touchdowns this season. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Facebook)

Fantasy Impact: Cooper's distraction of his remarks a few years ago was a heavier weight than his contributions to the team, not to mention his outrageous $4.5M cap number next season. This is undoubtedly the first of a line of moves for the Eagles in rebuilding from the "Philadelphia Headache" Chip Kelly.

Category: Transactions


Miles Austin caught 4-of-6 targets for 52 yards in the Eagles' 27-16 loss to the Panthers on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: With Nelson Agholor out and teammates Riley Cooper and Josh Huff limited due to injury, Austin paced the Eagles' receivers in catches and yards, trailing only tight end Zach Ertz in both categories. The Eagles had eight drops in Sunday's loss, although Austin continues to show sure hands and savvy route-running. He has posted 112 receiving yards with seven catches on nine targets over the last two games. Philadelphia has a bye in Week 8.

Category: Game Recaps


Stephen Morris went from third string quarterback, to out of a job, to back with the Eagles on the practice squad. Morris was released when the Eagles signed Thad Lewis, then brought back. Morris as inactive for both of the Eagles games this season. (Source: CSNPhilly.com)

Fantasy Impact: This transaction has no impact since Morris wont dress on game day. Should one of the three quarterbacks on the roster go down, Morris could be in uniform on game day. That's still a long way from playing and having fantasy value.

Category: Transactions


The Philadelphia Eagles signed 30-year old quarterback Thad Lewis to back up Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez. Lewis has played for the Rams, Browns, Lions, Bills and Texans over parts of six NFL seasons. (Source: CSNPhilly.com)

Fantasy Impact: Lewis has played in seven career games, completing 115-of-189 passes for 1,296 yards and five touchdowns. He's likely going to have little fantasy value, unless Bradford or Sanchez go down with injury.

Category: Transactions


Eagles release Quron Pratt

Sun, Sep 6th 11:57am EDT
By Neil Dutton

The Eagles released second year receiver Quron Pratt as they trimmed their roster down to 52.

Fantasy Impact: Pratt spent the 2014 season on the Eagles practise squad, and this could be his destiny again. The Eagles are stacked at wide receiver.

Category: Transactions


Rookie wide receiver Rasheed Bailey didn't survive the final round of cuts.

Fantasy Impact: Despite his popularity with locals, and a touchdown catch in the final preseason game, Bailey couldn't force his way onto a crowded wide receiver scene with the Eagles.

Category: Transactions


Despite leading the NFL in yards from scrimmage this preseason, Raheem Mostert did not survive the final round of cuts.

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles only kept four running backs, with DeMarco Murray Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles joined by Kenjon Barner. Mostert is an obvious contender for the Eagles practise squad assuming he clears waivers.

Category: Transactions


Eagles cut Tim Tebow

Sat, Sep 5th 7:46pm EDT
By Kerry Kauffman

After Matt Barkley got traded to the Arizona cardinals, it appeared Tim Tebow would make the Eagles as the number three quarterback. Despite a strong final preseason game, the Eagles cut Tebow. Coach Chip Kelly said Tebow has improved, but needs playing time and is not ready to be on the Eagles roster at this time. Tebow finished preseason completing 21-of-36 passes for 283 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. (Source: CSNPhilly.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles are currently going with two quarterbacks, but they will likely add another quarterback before the season opener. It's uncertain at this time whether or not Tebow will look to sign elsewhere.

Category: Game Recaps


The Arizona Cardinals acquired former USC quarterback Matt Barkley from the Eagles in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.

Fantasy Impact: Barkley's departure from Philadelphia may pave the way for Tim Tebow to secure a roster spot. Barkley would have had little value with the Eagles, and he likely will not have much fantasy relevance with the Cardinals. Though Arizona's starting quarterback, Carson Palmer, is now 35 years old and has an injury history, Barkley will start the season as the third string quarterback behind second stringer Drew Stanton.

Category: Transactions


G.J. Kinne has been working out at wide receiver in attempts to make the Eagles' roster. He hasn't shown much in preseason, but caught a couple of passes in the Eagles 39-26 win over the Packers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Kinne has been a long shot to make the team and could end up on the practice squad again this season. The Eagles wont keep four quarterbacks and have too much depth at receiver. Kinne likely will have little to no fantasy value this season.

Category: Game Recaps


The undrafted rookie free agent TE, Eric Tomlinson saw 7 targets in Sunday's preseason action against the Colts. Out of those 7 targets he caught 5 passes for 61 receiving yards which was a team high in the game. (Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com)

Fantasy Impact: Although Tomlinson may be a long shot to make the Eagles final 53 man roster, he still has to be in consideration for a practice squad position and that might be a big deal with an ailing Zach Ertz and with Brent Celek getting up there in age. He is a name to stash away for down the line in deeper dynasty leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


The Eagles opened up a roster spot with the release of RB Matthew Tucker. Although Tucker had a fighters chance to crack the roster, it was very tough with DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, and Darren Sproles in front of him. (Source: Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: Tucker has been battling to make the Eagles roster for the past two years and always seemed to run well in camp and preseason but was usually headed to the Practice Squad. Tucker will move on from the Eagles and likely find a job on another teams roster during training camp.


Seyi Ajirotutu is one of five Eagles players who've impressed Jimmy Kempski during the spring practises. As well as expected hype bunnies Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor, Kempski notes that special teams ace Ajirotutu has "made an impressive number of catches, and has looked athletic doing so." (Source: Jimmy Kempski, Phillyvoice.com)

Fantasy Impact: Given the importance placed on Special teams by Chip Kelly, Ajirotutu's signing on the back of last years pickup of the likes of Chris Maragos was expected to bolster an already stellar unit. If he can add something as a wide out, all the better. But a lot would have to happen for him to be in the fantasy discussion in all but the very deepest of leagues.

Category: Rumors


The Philadelphia Eagles have rescinded the RFA tender they gave Chris Polk, which makes Polk a free agent, available to sign with any team. (Source: Geoff Mosher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The writing was on the wall for Polk since free agency began, as Demarco Murray and Ryan Mathews were both signed by the Eagles. Considering they also have Darren Sproles in their backfield, it was hard to see Polk finding a roster spot. Polk is an oft-injured player due to his bruising style of running, but when he's healthy he has shown flashes of ability, especially around the goal line. He did have 3 touchdowns in the Eagles final 3 games las season. Keep an eye on where Polk lands, he could become fantasy relevant in the right situation.

Category: Transactions


The Buffalo Bills, who made their trade for LeSean McCoy official on Tuesday, signed free-agent veteran fullback Jerome Felton, who spent the last three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. (Source: Ian Rapoport)

Fantasy Impact: This is nice consolation for the Bills' running game after they missed out on offensive linemen Mike Iupati and Bryan Bulaga. Felton, who will turn 29 in July, has been graded by Pro Football Focus in the top six among fullbacks for each of the past three years. He helped Adrian Peterson run for more than 2,000 yards in 2012. Greg Roman's offense makes heavy use of a fullback, and Felton just became McCoy's best friend ("I would love that," McCoy said Tuesday). This is a bump that should keep Shady a No. 1 fantasy RB.


Ian Rapoport reported that the St. Louis Rams are sending Sam Bradford to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Nick Foles. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: It is a basic swap of starting QB's for the two respective teams and with the Eagles taking on Bradford they take on his huge salary for the 2015 season. In 8 games last season Nick Foles passed for 2,163 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Category: Transactions


Free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will be parting ways with the Philadelphia Eagles, as he's preparing to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. (Source: Chris Mortensen)

Fantasy Impact: The move will reunite Maclin with his former head coach Andy Reid. After losing the 2013 season to injury, Maclin rebounded in a big way in 2014. Under Chip Kelly's system, the former Missouri Tiger became one of the most productive WRs in football.

Category: Transactions


James Casey steals a score

Mon, Nov 24th 1:52am EST
By Stephen Zolli

James Casey found the end zone for his 2nd touchdown of the year in the Philadelphia Eagles' 43-24 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Casey is buried behind Brent Celek and Zach Ertz on the depth chart; Both are good receiving and blocking options. Casey has made good on his limited opportunities this year, catching all three of his targets on the year for two scores. Casey is largely TD dependent and, as such, should not be rostered in any format. He only scored in this contest due to an injury that kept Zach Ertz off the field.


The Lions have plans to sign Alex Henery today as their kicker and move on from struggling rookie Nate Freese. (Source: Dave Birkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Freese has been pretty bad through three games and as a result didn't pop up on fantasy radars anywhere. Henery was solid for the Eagles as their kicker for three years and was surprisingly cut at the end of training camp this year in favor of rookie Cody Parkey. Henery made over 80% of his field goals in all three of his seasons with Philadelphia and will now be kicking in a dome for a high powered offense. If you are struggling at kicker in your league, Henery should be worth a look.


Chase Daniel cut by Eagles

Mon, Mar 13th 6:39pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

NO

The Philadelphia Eagles have released quarterback Chase Daniel. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Daniel, and his $7 million base salary due for 2017, was released by the Eagles Monday. This roster move was fully expected, especially after Philadelphia signed Nick Foles earlier in the day. It wouldn't be shocking to see Daniel re-sign with the Chiefs, with whom he played for from 2013-2015.

Category: Transactions


Philadelphia Eagles beat writer Jimmy Kempski reports quarterback Carson Wentz will have an "input" on the team's offseason moves. (Source: Jimmy Kempski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is no surprise that Wentz will have a voice in Philadelphia's offseason moves -- as the team mortgaged their future to move up and draft him last April. Wentz's supporting cast on the offensive side of the ball is sub-par at best, especially at wideout. Nelson Agholor, Dorial Green-Beckham, and Bryce Treggs are all arguably No. 4 receivers with limited upside, while Jordan Matthews acts as the lone bright spot of the group. At running back, Darren Sproles will turn 34 by the time next season rolls around and Ryan Mathews continues to be plagued by injury struggles to remain on the field. Zach Ertz is the team's best offensive threat, but he can't do it alone. The Eagles must dissect and dismember their wide receiver depth chart this offseason and add a pair of notable starters to the group. At running back, will Mathews remain, or will the Eagles elect to move on? In that scenario, Wendell Smallwood would step into the No. 1 role. Is he the answer? Philadelphia has a lot of work to do this offseason to build a talented and successful personnel group around Wentz if the team aspires to be a contender in 2017.

Category: Rumors


The Philadelphia Eagles have traded QB Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings for a 2017 first-round draft selection and a 2018 conditional fourth-round draft selection. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Vikings were in need of a quarterback since losing Teddy Bridgewater for the year and traded for Bradford on Saturday. Bradford will garner fantasy value with the Vikings due to the weapons that surround him in his new city.

Category: Transactions


McLeon Bethel-Thompson is the fourth quarterback on the Eagles depth chart and likely will be cut, but he put up good numbers on Thursday. He completed 13-of-16 for 82 yards and rushed twice for 13 yards in the Eagles 14-6 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Bethel-Thompson could land on the practice squad of find employment with another team. It's hard to envision him getting any significant playing time this year or having any fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps


The Philadelphia Eagles trade QB Mark Sanchez to the Denver Broncos for a conditional draft pick in 2017 according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mark Sanchez will likely start for the Broncos in 2016 unless Denver makes another acquisition for a quarterback. Sanchez played four games last season and threw for 616 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. If Sanchez does, in fact, start, he will have the best weapons around him that he's ever had as a starting quarterback in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

Category: Transactions


Stephen Morris went from third string quarterback, to out of a job, to back with the Eagles on the practice squad. Morris was released when the Eagles signed Thad Lewis, then brought back. Morris as inactive for both of the Eagles games this season. (Source: CSNPhilly.com)

Fantasy Impact: This transaction has no impact since Morris wont dress on game day. Should one of the three quarterbacks on the roster go down, Morris could be in uniform on game day. That's still a long way from playing and having fantasy value.

Category: Transactions


The Philadelphia Eagles signed 30-year old quarterback Thad Lewis to back up Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez. Lewis has played for the Rams, Browns, Lions, Bills and Texans over parts of six NFL seasons. (Source: CSNPhilly.com)

Fantasy Impact: Lewis has played in seven career games, completing 115-of-189 passes for 1,296 yards and five touchdowns. He's likely going to have little fantasy value, unless Bradford or Sanchez go down with injury.

Category: Transactions


Eagles cut Tim Tebow

Sat, Sep 5th 7:46pm EDT
By Kerry Kauffman

After Matt Barkley got traded to the Arizona cardinals, it appeared Tim Tebow would make the Eagles as the number three quarterback. Despite a strong final preseason game, the Eagles cut Tebow. Coach Chip Kelly said Tebow has improved, but needs playing time and is not ready to be on the Eagles roster at this time. Tebow finished preseason completing 21-of-36 passes for 283 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. (Source: CSNPhilly.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles are currently going with two quarterbacks, but they will likely add another quarterback before the season opener. It's uncertain at this time whether or not Tebow will look to sign elsewhere.

Category: Game Recaps


The Arizona Cardinals acquired former USC quarterback Matt Barkley from the Eagles in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.

Fantasy Impact: Barkley's departure from Philadelphia may pave the way for Tim Tebow to secure a roster spot. Barkley would have had little value with the Eagles, and he likely will not have much fantasy relevance with the Cardinals. Though Arizona's starting quarterback, Carson Palmer, is now 35 years old and has an injury history, Barkley will start the season as the third string quarterback behind second stringer Drew Stanton.

Category: Transactions


G.J. Kinne has been working out at wide receiver in attempts to make the Eagles' roster. He hasn't shown much in preseason, but caught a couple of passes in the Eagles 39-26 win over the Packers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Kinne has been a long shot to make the team and could end up on the practice squad again this season. The Eagles wont keep four quarterbacks and have too much depth at receiver. Kinne likely will have little to no fantasy value this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Ian Rapoport reported that the St. Louis Rams are sending Sam Bradford to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Nick Foles. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: It is a basic swap of starting QB's for the two respective teams and with the Eagles taking on Bradford they take on his huge salary for the 2015 season. In 8 games last season Nick Foles passed for 2,163 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Category: Transactions


LeGarrette Blount met with the Eagles media for the first time on Thursday. He revealed that he had multiple offers from other teams including the Cardinals and the Giants. He said he chose the Eagles because he believes they are building something special around quarterback Carson Wentz. When asked about his role, he wasn’t exactly sure what his significance would be. (Source: CSN Philly)

Fantasy Impact: Don’t expect Blount to be taking majority carries every single game, but expect him to used in a lot of crucial situations. The Eagles were searching for a bruiser style back, and they got it in Blount. After he led the league in rushing touchdowns last year, the Eagles expect to pick things up right where the Patriots left off with Blount. Expect him to get a lot of red zone carries, which makes him a solid RB2/FLEX option.

Category: Rumors


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Philadelphia Eagles will "probably" move on from running back Ryan Mathews "once he's healthy" in the wake of the LeGarrette Blount acquisition. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Schefter shares my sentiments. Personally, I'm surprised Mathews remained on Philadelphia's payroll this far into the offseason. The 29-year-old rusher, who has struggled with staying healthy since entering the league in 2010, put together a solid season in 2016. He rushed for 661 yards and eight touchdowns while adding 13 receptions s for 115 yards and another score as a receiver out of the backfield, but only appeared in 13 games. He's only played one full 16 game slate in his seven-year career. Currently, Mathews is recovering from offseason neck surgery.

Category: Rumors


Former Wisconsin running back Corey Clement sat and watched seven rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft go by without getting a call. After the draft, it was announced that the Philadelphia Eagles were interested in Clement. On Thursday the team made it official when rookies reported for mini-camp. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles current running back situation is messy. Ryan Mathews remains on the roster but the chance of him remaining on the team is doubtful. So while veterans Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood headline the depth chart with rookie Donnel Pumphrey, Corey Clement has a legit opportunity to make the roster and create an impact.

Category: Transactions


Donnel Pumphrey was drafted in the fourth round coming out of San Diego State as a running back. Although he is undersized, he had quite the workload in college. The pick made it seem as though the Eagles wanted to make sure they had a replacement for Darren Sproles. It was announced a week ago that the Eagles would likely take a ‘committee’ approach with the backfield that would include Pumphrey. Now there is speculation that Pumphrey could be used as a slot wide receiver come September. (Source: Matt Lombardo, NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: A runner/receiver hybrid weapon could mean lots of things for fantasy. In Pumphrey’s situation this could be a positive for anyone who owns him. He would likely get carries and targets, which brings on more opportunities to get the ball. Of course this is all speculation for now as we don’t know Pumphrey’s true role, but be on the lookout for how the Eagles use him. If he does get the opportunity to play in the slot along with the backfield, his fantasy stock could rise up quickly.

Category: Rumors


The Los Angeles Chargers have signed former Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenjon Barner on Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barner accumulated 129 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns in 13 games last season with the Eagles. The Chargers likely signed him for depth after losing Danny Woodhead in free agency to the Ravens.

Category: Transactions


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." (Source: Philly.com)

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.

Category: Rumors


Eagles RB/WR Byron Marshall, filling in for the injured Ryan Matthews, had 10 rushes for 42 yards, adding a four-yard catch, as the Birds beat the Cowboys on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: It was a good game for Marshall to showcase his talents for 2017. Next year should see plenty of shakeups at both the RB and WR positions for the Eagles.

Category: Game Recaps


Darren Sproles INACTIVE Week 15

Sun, Dec 18th 11:36am EST
By Mike Maher

PHI

Darren Sproles is inactive for Week 15, as expected. Sproles has not yet been cleared according to the NFL's concussion protocol. (Source: PhillyVoice)

Fantasy Impact: With Sproles out and Wendell Smallwood on injured reserve, the Eagles will rely on Ryan Mathews and Kenjon Barner. Sproles has value in PPR leagues, but now owners will have to look elsewhere. Barner is not a reliable replacement for Sproles this week, as his workload is not yet clear.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


According to ESPN's Adam Scefter, the Philadelphia Eagles are "finalizing a deal" to trade RB DeMarco Murray to the Tennesee Titans. (Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: DeMarco Murray will get his chance to redeem himself from a horrid 2015 season in a new city, Tennesee. The Titans have made it know that they want to run the ball more, with Murray, they have a proven talent to do that with. Murray's fantasy value may sky-rocket in the wake of this deal, especially if the Titans upgrade their offensive line with the first overall pick in April's draft by selecting Laermy Tunsil.

Category: Transactions


Despite leading the NFL in yards from scrimmage this preseason, Raheem Mostert did not survive the final round of cuts.

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles only kept four running backs, with DeMarco Murray Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles joined by Kenjon Barner. Mostert is an obvious contender for the Eagles practise squad assuming he clears waivers.

Category: Transactions


The Eagles opened up a roster spot with the release of RB Matthew Tucker. Although Tucker had a fighters chance to crack the roster, it was very tough with DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, and Darren Sproles in front of him. (Source: Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: Tucker has been battling to make the Eagles roster for the past two years and always seemed to run well in camp and preseason but was usually headed to the Practice Squad. Tucker will move on from the Eagles and likely find a job on another teams roster during training camp.


The Philadelphia Eagles have rescinded the RFA tender they gave Chris Polk, which makes Polk a free agent, available to sign with any team. (Source: Geoff Mosher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The writing was on the wall for Polk since free agency began, as Demarco Murray and Ryan Mathews were both signed by the Eagles. Considering they also have Darren Sproles in their backfield, it was hard to see Polk finding a roster spot. Polk is an oft-injured player due to his bruising style of running, but when he's healthy he has shown flashes of ability, especially around the goal line. He did have 3 touchdowns in the Eagles final 3 games las season. Keep an eye on where Polk lands, he could become fantasy relevant in the right situation.

Category: Transactions


The Buffalo Bills, who made their trade for LeSean McCoy official on Tuesday, signed free-agent veteran fullback Jerome Felton, who spent the last three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. (Source: Ian Rapoport)

Fantasy Impact: This is nice consolation for the Bills' running game after they missed out on offensive linemen Mike Iupati and Bryan Bulaga. Felton, who will turn 29 in July, has been graded by Pro Football Focus in the top six among fullbacks for each of the past three years. He helped Adrian Peterson run for more than 2,000 yards in 2012. Greg Roman's offense makes heavy use of a fullback, and Felton just became McCoy's best friend ("I would love that," McCoy said Tuesday). This is a bump that should keep Shady a No. 1 fantasy RB.


Eagles receiver Nelson Agholor failed to record a catch and had -1 yards rushing on Sunday against the Cowboys. He then exited the game with an ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact: Agholor could have possibly played his last down for the Eagles. It will be interesting to see if he can resurrect his career somewhere else next season. Agholor is talented but needs to play with more confidence, and actually catch the ball.

Category: Game Recaps


With fellow Eagle Jordan Matthews out, Dorial Green-Beckham was still only able to catch one pass for 15 yards in the team's win against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: DGB, along with the other receivers, will all be playing for their jobs in 2017, since it will be a year that is sure to see shake up at the position.

Category: Game Recaps


Eagles receiver Paul Turner caught two passes for 30 yards in the team's win against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Turner has talent but without Jordan Matthews, the offense clearly ran through the running backs and tight ends. The receiver position will be the focus of improvement next season.

Category: Game Recaps


Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews (ankle) is officially inactive Week 17. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Matthews is ruled out for the season finale Sunday against Dallas. Paul Turner and Bryce Treggs are expected to see expanded roles in Matthews' absence. However, neither are considered solid fantasy options for Week 17.

Category: Injury Updates


Bryce Treggs, who started in place of the benched and inactive Nelson Agholor, was only able to catch one pass for 11 yards against the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Treggs looked like he had some explosiveness, but the Eagles couldn't sustain drives and the Eagles couldn't get off the field on defense. Treggs, as well as fellow receiver Paul Turner, could eventually be good role players, but when asked to carry this much offensive load, they're set up for failure.

Category: Game Recaps


Josh Huff has been released by the Eagles following his arrest. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a big hit to the already struggling Eagles offense. Only time will tell what the impact will be on the offense as a whole.


Philadelphia Eagles beat writer Jimmy Kempski described WR Rueben Randle's performance in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an "embarrassment." Kempski further stated that Randle failed to block and "barely ran routes" in the contest. (Source: Jimmy Kempski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Randle is currently projected to begin the regular season as the No. 4 wide receiver on the Philadelphia Eagles. Randle has struggled in camp and had a horrid performance in the preseason opener according to beat writer Jimmy Kempski. Randle is the veteran of the group and aside from Jordan Mathews, is the only wideout on the Eagles who has decent NFL production in his career. Philadephia has a plethora of question marks at the receiver position in 2016 and Randle could eventually emerge as the leading fantasy scorer of the group at the end of the campaign.

Category: Rumors


NJ.com's Eliot Shorr-Parks is suggesting that “it is becoming more and more clear Chris Givens is going to start opposite Agholar with Matthews on the inside" leaving Rueben Randle as the No. 4 wideout on the Philadelphia Eagles. (Source: Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chris Givens is an under the radar name heading into the upcoming fantasy football campaign. Givens is entering his fifth NFL season and first with the Philadelphia Eagles. Since his rookie year in 2012, Givens' numbers has been on the decline but in a limited amount of playing time on a decimated Baltimore Ravens' wide receiving corps in 2015, he showcased a glimpse of his abilities. He caught 20 targets for 353 yards and a touchdown last season. The Eagles picked up Givens in the offseason and he has climbed his way up the depth chart and could possibly enter the 2016 campaign as Philadephia's No. 3 wideout.

Category: Rumors


The Philadelphia Eagles have released WR Riley Cooper. Cooper was entering year three of a five year, $22.5M contract that was signed back in 2014. He had 21 catches for 327 yards and two touchdowns this season. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Facebook)

Fantasy Impact: Cooper's distraction of his remarks a few years ago was a heavier weight than his contributions to the team, not to mention his outrageous $4.5M cap number next season. This is undoubtedly the first of a line of moves for the Eagles in rebuilding from the "Philadelphia Headache" Chip Kelly.

Category: Transactions


Miles Austin caught 4-of-6 targets for 52 yards in the Eagles' 27-16 loss to the Panthers on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: With Nelson Agholor out and teammates Riley Cooper and Josh Huff limited due to injury, Austin paced the Eagles' receivers in catches and yards, trailing only tight end Zach Ertz in both categories. The Eagles had eight drops in Sunday's loss, although Austin continues to show sure hands and savvy route-running. He has posted 112 receiving yards with seven catches on nine targets over the last two games. Philadelphia has a bye in Week 8.

Category: Game Recaps


Eagles release Quron Pratt

Sun, Sep 6th 11:57am EDT
By Neil Dutton

The Eagles released second year receiver Quron Pratt as they trimmed their roster down to 52.

Fantasy Impact: Pratt spent the 2014 season on the Eagles practise squad, and this could be his destiny again. The Eagles are stacked at wide receiver.

Category: Transactions


Rookie wide receiver Rasheed Bailey didn't survive the final round of cuts.

Fantasy Impact: Despite his popularity with locals, and a touchdown catch in the final preseason game, Bailey couldn't force his way onto a crowded wide receiver scene with the Eagles.

Category: Transactions


Seyi Ajirotutu is one of five Eagles players who've impressed Jimmy Kempski during the spring practises. As well as expected hype bunnies Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor, Kempski notes that special teams ace Ajirotutu has "made an impressive number of catches, and has looked athletic doing so." (Source: Jimmy Kempski, Phillyvoice.com)

Fantasy Impact: Given the importance placed on Special teams by Chip Kelly, Ajirotutu's signing on the back of last years pickup of the likes of Chris Maragos was expected to bolster an already stellar unit. If he can add something as a wide out, all the better. But a lot would have to happen for him to be in the fantasy discussion in all but the very deepest of leagues.

Category: Rumors


Free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will be parting ways with the Philadelphia Eagles, as he's preparing to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. (Source: Chris Mortensen)

Fantasy Impact: The move will reunite Maclin with his former head coach Andy Reid. After losing the 2013 season to injury, Maclin rebounded in a big way in 2014. Under Chip Kelly's system, the former Missouri Tiger became one of the most productive WRs in football.

Category: Transactions


Philadelphia Eagles tight end Trey Burton has signed his one-year restricted free agent tender offer. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Burton is coming off of a career year in 2016 in which he accumulated a 37-327-1 stat line. With Zach Ertz the clear-cut starter at tight end and longtime Eagle Brent Celek steadfast at the No. 2 spot, Burton will have to depend on injury or a strong training camp and preseason to garner a role in the offense for the upcoming 2017 season.

Category: Transactions


Zach Ertz caught 13 of 16 targets for 139 yards and two touchdowns against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Ertz ended his season with 78 receptions for 816 yards and four touchdowns. He clearly developed a solid relationship with Carson Wentz and, if he can just increase his touchdowns next season, could jump into the upper echelon of fantasy tight ends.

Category: Game Recaps


Brent Celek finished with a single catch for nine yards on one target in the Eagles Week 10 win over the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: Celek is the clear back-up behind Zach Ertz, who has re-established himself since coming back from injury. Celek has little to no fantasy impact.

Category: Game Recaps


The undrafted rookie free agent TE, Eric Tomlinson saw 7 targets in Sunday's preseason action against the Colts. Out of those 7 targets he caught 5 passes for 61 receiving yards which was a team high in the game. (Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com)

Fantasy Impact: Although Tomlinson may be a long shot to make the Eagles final 53 man roster, he still has to be in consideration for a practice squad position and that might be a big deal with an ailing Zach Ertz and with Brent Celek getting up there in age. He is a name to stash away for down the line in deeper dynasty leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


James Casey steals a score

Mon, Nov 24th 1:52am EST
By Stephen Zolli

James Casey found the end zone for his 2nd touchdown of the year in the Philadelphia Eagles' 43-24 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Casey is buried behind Brent Celek and Zach Ertz on the depth chart; Both are good receiving and blocking options. Casey has made good on his limited opportunities this year, catching all three of his targets on the year for two scores. Casey is largely TD dependent and, as such, should not be rostered in any format. He only scored in this contest due to an injury that kept Zach Ertz off the field.


Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis finished his 2016 campaign with 35 field goals, which gives him the most ever in a single season in Eagles history. He went 2 of 3 with a long of only 33 yards against Dallas on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Sturgis outkicked his competition in the preseason to win the job, and overcame a shaky 2015 season. He was reliable most weeks, with the occasional dud chalked up to a bad offense.

Category: Game Recaps


The Philadelphia Eagles have cut ties with K Cody Parkey. Parkey simply hasn't looked like his 2014 self since his injury last season. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Caleb Sturgis becomes the Eagles' kicker after out kicking Parkey in the preseason. Sturgis wasn't the best last season, but has improved and looked good enough to win the job outright this year.

Category: Transactions


The Lions have plans to sign Alex Henery today as their kicker and move on from struggling rookie Nate Freese. (Source: Dave Birkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Freese has been pretty bad through three games and as a result didn't pop up on fantasy radars anywhere. Henery was solid for the Eagles as their kicker for three years and was surprisingly cut at the end of training camp this year in favor of rookie Cody Parkey. Henery made over 80% of his field goals in all three of his seasons with Philadelphia and will now be kicking in a dome for a high powered offense. If you are struggling at kicker in your league, Henery should be worth a look.


The Philadelphia Eagles D/ST gave up 27 points in their Week 12 loss to the Green Bay Packers, the highest point total given up at home all season. Also, they allowed their first 300-plus yard passer of the season with Aaron Rodgers posting 313 yards passing.

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles D/ST had one of their worst games of the season but they have been a solid option for most of the year. They head to Cincinnati for a Week 13 match-up with the A.J. Green-less Bengals which should provide them with a great opportunity to bounce back.

Category: Game Recaps


When Brandon Graham was absent from the Eagles' voluntary workouts last week, rumors started flying that he was upset with his current contract situation. On Tuesday, Graham returned back to the Eagles facility and denied all rumors of a possible contract dispute. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Graham is coming off one of his best seasons in his career. Although he was criticized for only having 5.5 sacks, Graham finished with the second-most pressures and third-most knockdowns last season. With some big offseason additions on the D-line, there is less pressure on Graham, making him even more of a threat for quarterbacks. If he completes his rushes this season, his sack numbers could be huge.

Category: Rumors


Bennie Logan has signed on with the Kansas City Chiefs on a one-year deal. This all but ends Dontari Poe's time in Kansas City as the Chiefs will likely move on from Poe for financial reasons. (Source: Terez Paylor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Let's make one thing clear: Logan is not Dontari Poe. However, Logan has 5.5 sacks in his career and will provide a one-year fill-in with the Chiefs likely to look into the draft for their next Poe.

Category: Transactions


The Dallas Cowboys signed former Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Nolan Carroll. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carroll, a seven-year veteran, signed with Dallas Friday. Formerly of the Eagles, the Cowboys picked up their newest defensive addition from their division rivals. With the Cowboys in danger of losing both Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne -- both of their starters from a year ago -- Carroll's role on the club could be prominent in 2017 if Dallas doesn't further address the need. Similar to recent years, the Cowboys have been quiet at the start of free agency. Their focus has been re-signing their own players while mixing in under the radar signings as well at positions of need.

Category: Transactions


The Eagles have released pass-rusher Connor Barwin. (Source: Ian Rapaport on Twiter)

Fantasy Impact: This is big news in Philly as Barwin has been a foundation for them to build on. Depending on where Barwin goes will have an impact on his fantasy IDP value. If he ends up playing in the right system, Barwin should be able t0 maintain his value as a sack producing DE/LB. Barwin finished 2016 with 34 tackles, five sacks, and one forced fumble.

Category: Transactions


Sources have confirmed with Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski that the Eagles are likely to trade linebacker Mychal Kendricks this offseason. (Source: Philly Voice)

Fantasy Impact: Kendricks was signed to a five-year deal worth $30M just two seasons ago, but he has fallen out of favor with the new coaching regime. The Eagles should be able to net a mid to late draft pick for the athletically gifted Kendricks. Depending on where Kendricks ends up will determine what his IDP value will be next season.

Category: Rumors


The Philadelphia Eagles have released defensive back Leodis McKelvin. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles released McKelvin after one year with the club. In 13 games, he accumulated 43 total tackles, two interceptions and 15 pass deflections. With McKelvin's release, the Eagles saved $3.2 million in cap space.

Category: Transactions


Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson has had his 10-game suspension for PED use upheld by the league, according to his lawyer. (Source: Albert Breer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was the expectation all along, but now that it is official his suspension begins immediately. The Eagles are likely to start fifth-round rookie Halapoulivaati Vaitai at right tackle in Johnson's absence, which would be a downgrade to the outlooks of Carson Wentz and Ryan Mathews. The offensive line is solid enough that it can weather this loss, but this suspension certainly doesn't make it any easier for the team's offensive weapons.


Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox has been named NFC defensive player of the month for September. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Fletcher Cox has been the leader of the surprisingly effective Philadelphia Eagles defense and was recognized for his efforts. This Eagles defense held the explosive Pittsburgh Steelers to three points in Week 3 and hasn't given up more than 14 points all season. They are a strong fantasy option moving forward this season.


The Philadelphia Eagles have traded cornerback Eric Rowe to the New England Patriots for offensive lineman Josh Kline and a conditional 2018 draft pick, according to reports. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rowe is the next of a line of Chip Kelly draft picks to be shipped away this offseason. Rowe has the requisite size and athleticism that teams now covet at the position, but the was not a fit under the new regime. With the Patriots, he has a chance to build off his ideal measurables and become a factor on defense in a year or two. Kline will provide some much needed depth for the Eagles along the offensive line.

Category: Transactions


The Philadelphia Eagles and LB Stephen Tulloch have agreed to terms on a one-year $3 million deal that includes $1.75 million in guaranteed money. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tulloch will likely be a rotational player on Philadelphia's linebacker corps in 2016. The 31-year-old adds a veteran presence on the field and in the locker room, something that is vital for a rebuilding team like the Eagles. Philadelphia's D/ST should only be used in favorable matchups in 2016 season and remain on the waiver wire to open the campaign.

Category: Transactions


Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson suggested to the media that he doesn't "foresee" the team releasing LB Nigel Bradham following an alleged incident that occurred in Florida. Bradham was arrested on Monday in Miami Beach on an assault charge stemming from an altercation at a South Beach hotel last Thursday. (Source: Jeff McLane on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Philadelphia finished the 2015 season as the 13th ranked D/ST with 141 fantasy points and an 8.8 FPPG average over 16 contests. The Eagles are in rebuilding mode and cleaned house of some of their overpriced talent that carried a high-profile name from the Chip Kelly era. In 2016, Philadelphia's D/ST could be selected in the fantasy draft as a backup to use in matchup situations throughout the course of the season.

Category: Rumors


After signing a new contract this offseason, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry looks poised to breakout in 2016, according to NJ.com. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: The website noted how Curry looked faster this offseason and was consistently beating the offensive tackles in spring practices. With Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham able to take pressure off of him, Curry should see plenty of favorable one-on-one match-ups this season, making him a real threat for double-digit sacks. He is a strong sleeper candidate in IDP formats.


The trade between the Eagles and the Dolphins involving corner Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso stalled for a bit because of concerns about Maxwell's shoulder. The parties have now agreed on the trade which includes an exchange of first-round draft picks. The Eagles get Miami's 8th overall pick, while Miami moves down to 13. (Source: Palm Beach Post)

Fantasy Impact: This trade is built on the fumes of promise. In 2013 Kiko Alonso had 159 tackles ranking third overall in the NFL his rookie season, but has been hampered by injuries since. He missed all of 2014 with a knee injury, and still seemed to be bothered by it last season. The Dolphins are paying Alonso less than a million to see which version they're getting, so there's that.

Category: Transactions


Trade for Byron Maxwell done

Wed, Mar 9th 11:36am EST
By Reginald James

MIA

The pending trade for both Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell that was initially held up is now done. There were concerns about Maxwell's shoulder injury but Maxwell has been cleared by the Dolphins staff. The Dolphins will receive Philadelphia's first-round pick at 13, while the Eagles move up to number 8. (Source: Palm Beach Post)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles have been unloading big contracts (Maxwell and DeMarco Murray) of players that have produced little return in performance. Maxwell looked great when he was surrounded by playmakers in Seattle, but not so great after getting free agent money to play as a CB1 in Philadelphia. He’s due to make $8.5 million with five years left on a $63 million contract. There hasn't been any word that the Dolphins have restructured Maxwell’s hefty contract. He's likely to play more in a zone scheme in Miami - not sure if that helps make the trade seem any better.

Category: Transactions


Eagles cut DeMeco Ryans

Wed, Feb 24th 3:44pm EST
By Anthony Cervino

The Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran LB DeMeco Ryans on Wednesday. The move will save Philadelphia $3.5 million against the cap. (Source: Kevin Patra of Around the NFL)

Fantasy Impact: DeMeco Ryans' stint in Philadelphia is over after four seasons. The injury-prone linebacker missed 10 games over the past two years and could possibly attempt to extend his career with another organization at a discounted price.

Category: Transactions


Malcolm Jenkins signed a new 5-year contract extension with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. Terms of the deal have not yet been released, but it will likely save Philadelphia money against 2016's salary cap and keep Jenkins locked up until 2020. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Malcolm Jenkins had a Pro Bowl season in 2016 and is well worth the new deal.Jenkins finished last season with 109 tackes,10 passes defended, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and a touchdown. Philadelphia has a lot of holes to fill this offseason and extending Jenkins will assure the Eagles a top talent at the safety position for the next six years.

Category: Transactions


Walter Thurmond followed up last week's game against the Dolphins where he had his first sack of the season with another sack this week against the Buccaneers in a blowout loss. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Not much went right for the Eagles defense on Sunday but if you just looked at the stats you would see that Thurmond continued his strong statistical season with 5 tackles and a sack and forced fumble on the day. Thurmond has been one of the brightspots on the Eagles defense and is a nice IDP play at the safety position.

Category: Game Recaps


Rookie Jordan Hicks had another 6 solo tackles against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday Night. Hicks continues to play at a high rate for the Eagles defense as they deal with LB injuries elsewhere. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Hicks did not play a single snap in Week 1 but since then he has been a starter and has 37 solo tackles, 6 assists, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception, and 3 fumble recoveries. He has a nose for the football and continues to find ways to make plays on defense and is becoming a must know name in IDP circles.

Category: Game Recaps


Smith played 22 snaps against the Saints on Sunday which is the most he has played his entire 2 year career. He even recorded his first tackle of his career (an assist). (Source: nj.com)

Fantasy Impact: Chip Kelly hasn't been shy about his dislike of Smith in the past but after Sunday's game he said "we were pleased getting him out there". Smith also got some pressure on Drew Brees in his limited action and could be in line for additional snaps going forward.


Eagles ILB Najee Goode is reportedly on the trading block. The Eagles have liked his play this preseason but simply don't have room with the talent ahead of him. (Source: Jeff McLane on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Najee would be a good backup ILB and special teams player for another team. He's not worth an add yet, but in the right situation could be a fill in player.

Category: Rumors


Ed Reynolds had a big game on Sunday posting a tackle and 3 pass defensed with 2 of which being Interceptions. “I feel like this is just one step in the right direction to show these coaches I can go out there and be that third safety, but at the same time, it’s only one game,” said Reynolds, a fifth-round pick in 2014. (Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com)

Fantasy Impact: Last season Reynolds was just a practice squad player but with a big game like this where he had two turnovers he will likely grab the attention of the coaching staff.

Category: Game Recaps


The Eagles drafted Jaylen Watkins in the 4th round a season ago and they really liked his versatility at the time. Fast forward a year and a trading away of Brandon Boykin and an ACL injury to JaCorey Shepherd and now Jaylen Watkins finally looks good to benefit with more playing time. (Source: CSNPhilly.com)

Fantasy Impact: “I feel like I have an equal shot,” he said. “Guys get drafted every year. I think he wanted to get competition in the room. He’s trying to change the size of the DBs here. All those different things play into that factor, but I don’t worry about that. I know I can play and I know I was brought here for a reason.”


Eagles rookie CB JaCorey Shepherd was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee. The sixth-round pick was looking great in practices and that was one of the main reasons the Eagles parted ways with Brandon Boykin. (Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com)

Fantasy Impact: Chip Kelly was high on Shepherd "He's explosive," "He's got great ball skills. He's really quick in and out of cuts. He seems like he has a real knack for being around the ball all the time, He shows up a lot when you turn the tape on." An unfortunate injury for both the Eagles and JaCorey Shepherd.

Category: Injury Updates


The Eagles have been shopping throughout the offseason and finally found a trade partner. Boykin is a top-25 slot corner defender who was constantly undervalued by Chip Kelly because of his size.

Fantasy Impact: He is an immediate upgrade for the Steelers, who ranked 27th in pass defense last year. Boykin is in the final year of his contract so he is essentially a rental for the team.

Category: Transactions


Couplin is an undrafted free agent who has been bounced around and now has a legitimate shot at cracking the Philadelphia Eagles final 53 man roster. The Eagles depth at the Safety position is thin behind Malcolm Jenkins with Walter Thurmond and Earl Wolff as the only real threats. (Source: Rant Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Couplin has superb athletic ability and with the Eagles shifting things up on defense he may have the most upside at the position then some of the other depth players. He is not yet a name to monitor in IDP circles but if he can crack the 53 man squad he can surely start to prove his worth on the field.


Earl Wolff has a shot at the starting FS job opposite Malcolm Jenkins in the Eagles secondary and if he can get to 100% health it looks like the job would be his to keep. Wolff said "The last time I felt like the old me probably was my rookie year, before I got hurt," Wolff said Tuesday after taking part in individual drills for the first time this spring. "There's still pain when I do certain things, but it's nothing crazy. I'm still progressing. I don't expect to come out here and go all out and not feel any pain." (Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com)

Fantasy Impact: If Wolff can win the starting Free Safety job he could be an interesting free agent pickup in deeper IDP leagues as he has potential to be a top 40 safety in IDP scoring if he could play a full 16 games.


E.J. Biggers has spent the past 5 years in Tampa Bay and Washington and has now landed with the Philadelphia Eagles on a 1-year contract. (Source: SB Nation)

Fantasy Impact: Biggers has made 31 starts in 76 games played. Only seven of those starts have come in the last two seasons. He's recorded four interceptions, 34 passes defensed, 185 tackles, and two forced fumbles in his five-year career. Biggers will add some extra depth to the Eagles evolving Defensive Backs depth chart.

Category: Transactions


Cedric Thornton accepted his one-year offer sheet from the Eagles on Monday. The one-year contract will pay the underrated Defensive Tackle $2.35 million in the 2015 season. (Source: nj.com)

Fantasy Impact: Thornton has played in all 32 games the past two seasons for the Eagles and is coming off a season in 2014 which saw him make 52 tackles, 1 sack, and 3 fumble recoveries. His best strength is helping to fill the gaps in the middle of the defense and stopping the run.

Category: Transactions


Free agent Trent Cole is planning to visit the Browns on Sunday and the Colts on Monday. (Source: Derrick Gunn on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Browns could use another quality pass rusher and Cole would fill that need. Cole, at age 32, is probably headed towards a situational pass rushing role wherever he ends up.


The Eagles signed former Packers linebacker Brad Jones to a two-year contract on Monday. (Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com)

Fantasy Impact: With DeMeco Ryans still battling back from a torn Achilles tendon, the Eagles were looking to get some veteran help to their linebacker core. Jones saw little action last year in Green Bay but the two previous seasons in 28 games he collected 116 tackles, 5 sacks, and two forced Fumbles. Look for him to battle with Casey Matthews on the linebacker depth chart.

Category: Transactions


Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher will be INACTIVE for their Week 17 game against the New York Giants. Nolan Carroll will start in his place.

Fantasy Impact: Though Fletcher is officially listed as out due to a hip injury, many fans think he is out because he's been getting torched more than The Wicker Man. I can't think of a play in the last two games when a ball thrown to Fletcher's guy was not completed. Fantasy owners could do worse than Nolan Carroll this week, as the Giants should be throwing his way a lot, as he's a guy coming off the bench with very little time on the field this season. I could see him getting some decent tackle totals today.


Ever since Eagles' middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans went down with an Achilles tendon injury in Week 9 , Casey Matthews has played well in a limited role during Ryans' absence. Matthews has recorded eight tackles, a safety, and a forced fumble in the last two games. (Source: Philly.com)

Fantasy Impact: Just like the rest of the Eagles' defense, look for a strong showing from Matthews against the team's Week 12 opposition, the Tennessee Titans. The Titans rank 25th in passing and 26th in rushing, as their offense has struggled this year. This has the potential to be a big game for the Eagles' defense and Matthews has shown strong production even with a limited role in the most productive games for the Eagles' defense (Weeks 4, 5, 6, and 10); putting up 21 tackles, a forced fumble, and two safeties.


The Eagles have inactivated S Nate Allen (hamstring) for Week 9's game against the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: Allen is injured, but he could be inactivated partially because he has played so terribly this season. Earl Wolff will get the start and try to breathe some new life into the Eagles' secondary.


Eagles DBs Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher have been a liability so far this season, contributing to the near-collapse Sunday during the Eagles 34-28 win against the Austin Davis-lead Rams. Williams and Fletcher got beat several times, and most of the time they didn't even turn around to see the ball coming their way. (Source: Zach Berman and Jeff McLane on Philly.com)

Fantasy Impact: Williams had 5 combined tackles and a pass defensed. His contract and fantasy stats might reflect the numbers of a starter, but his play has been embarrassing. Continue to use him for fantasy purposes since opposing QBs will be picking on the Eagles DBs. However, your fantasy team may need a back up plan at some point during the season.


When Brandon Graham was absent from the Eagles' voluntary workouts last week, rumors started flying that he was upset with his current contract situation. On Tuesday, Graham returned back to the Eagles facility and denied all rumors of a possible contract dispute. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Graham is coming off one of his best seasons in his career. Although he was criticized for only having 5.5 sacks, Graham finished with the second-most pressures and third-most knockdowns last season. With some big offseason additions on the D-line, there is less pressure on Graham, making him even more of a threat for quarterbacks. If he completes his rushes this season, his sack numbers could be huge.

Category: Rumors


Bennie Logan has signed on with the Kansas City Chiefs on a one-year deal. This all but ends Dontari Poe's time in Kansas City as the Chiefs will likely move on from Poe for financial reasons. (Source: Terez Paylor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Let's make one thing clear: Logan is not Dontari Poe. However, Logan has 5.5 sacks in his career and will provide a one-year fill-in with the Chiefs likely to look into the draft for their next Poe.

Category: Transactions


The Eagles have released pass-rusher Connor Barwin. (Source: Ian Rapaport on Twiter)

Fantasy Impact: This is big news in Philly as Barwin has been a foundation for them to build on. Depending on where Barwin goes will have an impact on his fantasy IDP value. If he ends up playing in the right system, Barwin should be able t0 maintain his value as a sack producing DE/LB. Barwin finished 2016 with 34 tackles, five sacks, and one forced fumble.

Category: Transactions


Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox has been named NFC defensive player of the month for September. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Fletcher Cox has been the leader of the surprisingly effective Philadelphia Eagles defense and was recognized for his efforts. This Eagles defense held the explosive Pittsburgh Steelers to three points in Week 3 and hasn't given up more than 14 points all season. They are a strong fantasy option moving forward this season.


After signing a new contract this offseason, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry looks poised to breakout in 2016, according to NJ.com. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: The website noted how Curry looked faster this offseason and was consistently beating the offensive tackles in spring practices. With Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham able to take pressure off of him, Curry should see plenty of favorable one-on-one match-ups this season, making him a real threat for double-digit sacks. He is a strong sleeper candidate in IDP formats.


Cedric Thornton accepted his one-year offer sheet from the Eagles on Monday. The one-year contract will pay the underrated Defensive Tackle $2.35 million in the 2015 season. (Source: nj.com)

Fantasy Impact: Thornton has played in all 32 games the past two seasons for the Eagles and is coming off a season in 2014 which saw him make 52 tackles, 1 sack, and 3 fumble recoveries. His best strength is helping to fill the gaps in the middle of the defense and stopping the run.

Category: Transactions


Sources have confirmed with Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski that the Eagles are likely to trade linebacker Mychal Kendricks this offseason. (Source: Philly Voice)

Fantasy Impact: Kendricks was signed to a five-year deal worth $30M just two seasons ago, but he has fallen out of favor with the new coaching regime. The Eagles should be able to net a mid to late draft pick for the athletically gifted Kendricks. Depending on where Kendricks ends up will determine what his IDP value will be next season.

Category: Rumors


The Philadelphia Eagles and LB Stephen Tulloch have agreed to terms on a one-year $3 million deal that includes $1.75 million in guaranteed money. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tulloch will likely be a rotational player on Philadelphia's linebacker corps in 2016. The 31-year-old adds a veteran presence on the field and in the locker room, something that is vital for a rebuilding team like the Eagles. Philadelphia's D/ST should only be used in favorable matchups in 2016 season and remain on the waiver wire to open the campaign.

Category: Transactions


Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson suggested to the media that he doesn't "foresee" the team releasing LB Nigel Bradham following an alleged incident that occurred in Florida. Bradham was arrested on Monday in Miami Beach on an assault charge stemming from an altercation at a South Beach hotel last Thursday. (Source: Jeff McLane on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Philadelphia finished the 2015 season as the 13th ranked D/ST with 141 fantasy points and an 8.8 FPPG average over 16 contests. The Eagles are in rebuilding mode and cleaned house of some of their overpriced talent that carried a high-profile name from the Chip Kelly era. In 2016, Philadelphia's D/ST could be selected in the fantasy draft as a backup to use in matchup situations throughout the course of the season.

Category: Rumors


The trade between the Eagles and the Dolphins involving corner Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso stalled for a bit because of concerns about Maxwell's shoulder. The parties have now agreed on the trade which includes an exchange of first-round draft picks. The Eagles get Miami's 8th overall pick, while Miami moves down to 13. (Source: Palm Beach Post)

Fantasy Impact: This trade is built on the fumes of promise. In 2013 Kiko Alonso had 159 tackles ranking third overall in the NFL his rookie season, but has been hampered by injuries since. He missed all of 2014 with a knee injury, and still seemed to be bothered by it last season. The Dolphins are paying Alonso less than a million to see which version they're getting, so there's that.

Category: Transactions


Eagles cut DeMeco Ryans

Wed, Feb 24th 3:44pm EST
By Anthony Cervino

The Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran LB DeMeco Ryans on Wednesday. The move will save Philadelphia $3.5 million against the cap. (Source: Kevin Patra of Around the NFL)

Fantasy Impact: DeMeco Ryans' stint in Philadelphia is over after four seasons. The injury-prone linebacker missed 10 games over the past two years and could possibly attempt to extend his career with another organization at a discounted price.

Category: Transactions


Rookie Jordan Hicks had another 6 solo tackles against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday Night. Hicks continues to play at a high rate for the Eagles defense as they deal with LB injuries elsewhere. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Hicks did not play a single snap in Week 1 but since then he has been a starter and has 37 solo tackles, 6 assists, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception, and 3 fumble recoveries. He has a nose for the football and continues to find ways to make plays on defense and is becoming a must know name in IDP circles.

Category: Game Recaps


Smith played 22 snaps against the Saints on Sunday which is the most he has played his entire 2 year career. He even recorded his first tackle of his career (an assist). (Source: nj.com)

Fantasy Impact: Chip Kelly hasn't been shy about his dislike of Smith in the past but after Sunday's game he said "we were pleased getting him out there". Smith also got some pressure on Drew Brees in his limited action and could be in line for additional snaps going forward.


Eagles ILB Najee Goode is reportedly on the trading block. The Eagles have liked his play this preseason but simply don't have room with the talent ahead of him. (Source: Jeff McLane on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Najee would be a good backup ILB and special teams player for another team. He's not worth an add yet, but in the right situation could be a fill in player.

Category: Rumors


Free agent Trent Cole is planning to visit the Browns on Sunday and the Colts on Monday. (Source: Derrick Gunn on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Browns could use another quality pass rusher and Cole would fill that need. Cole, at age 32, is probably headed towards a situational pass rushing role wherever he ends up.


The Eagles signed former Packers linebacker Brad Jones to a two-year contract on Monday. (Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com)

Fantasy Impact: With DeMeco Ryans still battling back from a torn Achilles tendon, the Eagles were looking to get some veteran help to their linebacker core. Jones saw little action last year in Green Bay but the two previous seasons in 28 games he collected 116 tackles, 5 sacks, and two forced Fumbles. Look for him to battle with Casey Matthews on the linebacker depth chart.

Category: Transactions


Ever since Eagles' middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans went down with an Achilles tendon injury in Week 9 , Casey Matthews has played well in a limited role during Ryans' absence. Matthews has recorded eight tackles, a safety, and a forced fumble in the last two games. (Source: Philly.com)

Fantasy Impact: Just like the rest of the Eagles' defense, look for a strong showing from Matthews against the team's Week 12 opposition, the Tennessee Titans. The Titans rank 25th in passing and 26th in rushing, as their offense has struggled this year. This has the potential to be a big game for the Eagles' defense and Matthews has shown strong production even with a limited role in the most productive games for the Eagles' defense (Weeks 4, 5, 6, and 10); putting up 21 tackles, a forced fumble, and two safeties.


The Dallas Cowboys signed former Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Nolan Carroll. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carroll, a seven-year veteran, signed with Dallas Friday. Formerly of the Eagles, the Cowboys picked up their newest defensive addition from their division rivals. With the Cowboys in danger of losing both Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne -- both of their starters from a year ago -- Carroll's role on the club could be prominent in 2017 if Dallas doesn't further address the need. Similar to recent years, the Cowboys have been quiet at the start of free agency. Their focus has been re-signing their own players while mixing in under the radar signings as well at positions of need.

Category: Transactions


The Philadelphia Eagles have released defensive back Leodis McKelvin. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles released McKelvin after one year with the club. In 13 games, he accumulated 43 total tackles, two interceptions and 15 pass deflections. With McKelvin's release, the Eagles saved $3.2 million in cap space.

Category: Transactions


The Philadelphia Eagles have traded cornerback Eric Rowe to the New England Patriots for offensive lineman Josh Kline and a conditional 2018 draft pick, according to reports. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rowe is the next of a line of Chip Kelly draft picks to be shipped away this offseason. Rowe has the requisite size and athleticism that teams now covet at the position, but the was not a fit under the new regime. With the Patriots, he has a chance to build off his ideal measurables and become a factor on defense in a year or two. Kline will provide some much needed depth for the Eagles along the offensive line.

Category: Transactions


Trade for Byron Maxwell done

Wed, Mar 9th 11:36am EST
By Reginald James

MIA

The pending trade for both Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell that was initially held up is now done. There were concerns about Maxwell's shoulder injury but Maxwell has been cleared by the Dolphins staff. The Dolphins will receive Philadelphia's first-round pick at 13, while the Eagles move up to number 8. (Source: Palm Beach Post)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles have been unloading big contracts (Maxwell and DeMarco Murray) of players that have produced little return in performance. Maxwell looked great when he was surrounded by playmakers in Seattle, but not so great after getting free agent money to play as a CB1 in Philadelphia. He’s due to make $8.5 million with five years left on a $63 million contract. There hasn't been any word that the Dolphins have restructured Maxwell’s hefty contract. He's likely to play more in a zone scheme in Miami - not sure if that helps make the trade seem any better.

Category: Transactions


Malcolm Jenkins signed a new 5-year contract extension with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. Terms of the deal have not yet been released, but it will likely save Philadelphia money against 2016's salary cap and keep Jenkins locked up until 2020. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Malcolm Jenkins had a Pro Bowl season in 2016 and is well worth the new deal.Jenkins finished last season with 109 tackes,10 passes defended, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and a touchdown. Philadelphia has a lot of holes to fill this offseason and extending Jenkins will assure the Eagles a top talent at the safety position for the next six years.

Category: Transactions


Walter Thurmond followed up last week's game against the Dolphins where he had his first sack of the season with another sack this week against the Buccaneers in a blowout loss. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Not much went right for the Eagles defense on Sunday but if you just looked at the stats you would see that Thurmond continued his strong statistical season with 5 tackles and a sack and forced fumble on the day. Thurmond has been one of the brightspots on the Eagles defense and is a nice IDP play at the safety position.

Category: Game Recaps


Ed Reynolds had a big game on Sunday posting a tackle and 3 pass defensed with 2 of which being Interceptions. “I feel like this is just one step in the right direction to show these coaches I can go out there and be that third safety, but at the same time, it’s only one game,” said Reynolds, a fifth-round pick in 2014. (Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com)

Fantasy Impact: Last season Reynolds was just a practice squad player but with a big game like this where he had two turnovers he will likely grab the attention of the coaching staff.

Category: Game Recaps


The Eagles drafted Jaylen Watkins in the 4th round a season ago and they really liked his versatility at the time. Fast forward a year and a trading away of Brandon Boykin and an ACL injury to JaCorey Shepherd and now Jaylen Watkins finally looks good to benefit with more playing time. (Source: CSNPhilly.com)

Fantasy Impact: “I feel like I have an equal shot,” he said. “Guys get drafted every year. I think he wanted to get competition in the room. He’s trying to change the size of the DBs here. All those different things play into that factor, but I don’t worry about that. I know I can play and I know I was brought here for a reason.”


Eagles rookie CB JaCorey Shepherd was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee. The sixth-round pick was looking great in practices and that was one of the main reasons the Eagles parted ways with Brandon Boykin. (Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com)

Fantasy Impact: Chip Kelly was high on Shepherd "He's explosive," "He's got great ball skills. He's really quick in and out of cuts. He seems like he has a real knack for being around the ball all the time, He shows up a lot when you turn the tape on." An unfortunate injury for both the Eagles and JaCorey Shepherd.

Category: Injury Updates


The Eagles have been shopping throughout the offseason and finally found a trade partner. Boykin is a top-25 slot corner defender who was constantly undervalued by Chip Kelly because of his size.

Fantasy Impact: He is an immediate upgrade for the Steelers, who ranked 27th in pass defense last year. Boykin is in the final year of his contract so he is essentially a rental for the team.

Category: Transactions


Couplin is an undrafted free agent who has been bounced around and now has a legitimate shot at cracking the Philadelphia Eagles final 53 man roster. The Eagles depth at the Safety position is thin behind Malcolm Jenkins with Walter Thurmond and Earl Wolff as the only real threats. (Source: Rant Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Couplin has superb athletic ability and with the Eagles shifting things up on defense he may have the most upside at the position then some of the other depth players. He is not yet a name to monitor in IDP circles but if he can crack the 53 man squad he can surely start to prove his worth on the field.


Earl Wolff has a shot at the starting FS job opposite Malcolm Jenkins in the Eagles secondary and if he can get to 100% health it looks like the job would be his to keep. Wolff said "The last time I felt like the old me probably was my rookie year, before I got hurt," Wolff said Tuesday after taking part in individual drills for the first time this spring. "There's still pain when I do certain things, but it's nothing crazy. I'm still progressing. I don't expect to come out here and go all out and not feel any pain." (Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com)

Fantasy Impact: If Wolff can win the starting Free Safety job he could be an interesting free agent pickup in deeper IDP leagues as he has potential to be a top 40 safety in IDP scoring if he could play a full 16 games.


E.J. Biggers has spent the past 5 years in Tampa Bay and Washington and has now landed with the Philadelphia Eagles on a 1-year contract. (Source: SB Nation)

Fantasy Impact: Biggers has made 31 starts in 76 games played. Only seven of those starts have come in the last two seasons. He's recorded four interceptions, 34 passes defensed, 185 tackles, and two forced fumbles in his five-year career. Biggers will add some extra depth to the Eagles evolving Defensive Backs depth chart.

Category: Transactions


Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher will be INACTIVE for their Week 17 game against the New York Giants. Nolan Carroll will start in his place.

Fantasy Impact: Though Fletcher is officially listed as out due to a hip injury, many fans think he is out because he's been getting torched more than The Wicker Man. I can't think of a play in the last two games when a ball thrown to Fletcher's guy was not completed. Fantasy owners could do worse than Nolan Carroll this week, as the Giants should be throwing his way a lot, as he's a guy coming off the bench with very little time on the field this season. I could see him getting some decent tackle totals today.


The Eagles have inactivated S Nate Allen (hamstring) for Week 9's game against the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: Allen is injured, but he could be inactivated partially because he has played so terribly this season. Earl Wolff will get the start and try to breathe some new life into the Eagles' secondary.


Eagles DBs Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher have been a liability so far this season, contributing to the near-collapse Sunday during the Eagles 34-28 win against the Austin Davis-lead Rams. Williams and Fletcher got beat several times, and most of the time they didn't even turn around to see the ball coming their way. (Source: Zach Berman and Jeff McLane on Philly.com)

Fantasy Impact: Williams had 5 combined tackles and a pass defensed. His contract and fantasy stats might reflect the numbers of a starter, but his play has been embarrassing. Continue to use him for fantasy purposes since opposing QBs will be picking on the Eagles DBs. However, your fantasy team may need a back up plan at some point during the season.