Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles

NFC East

The Philadelphia Eagles D/ST held on for a 28-23 win over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night, shutting down the Carolina rushing attack, sacking Cam Newton twice, and pressuring him into three interceptions.

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles D/ST smothered that Carolina running backs on Thursday night, allowing just one rushing yard against them. Cam Newton rushed for 71 yards of his own, but he was also under constant pressure and threw three interceptions. Most importantly, the Eagles D/ST stopped the Panthers late in the game when they had multiple opportunities to drive for a winning touchdown.

Category: Game Recaps


Kenjon Barner rushed five times for seven yards and added one catch for nine yards in Thursday's win over the Carolina Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Barner had little impact on offense but almost committed a costly turnover when he muffed a punt, but the Eagles were able to recover the ball. With Wendell Smallwood likely to return for Week 7, Barner's already limited role probably decreases even more.

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Corey Clement played just ten snaps and saw just two touches in Thursday night's win over the Carolina Panthers, carrying the ball two times for two yards.

Fantasy Impact: Clement was a non-factor despite Wendell Smallwood missing another game due to a knee injury. LeGarrette Blount is clearly the lead back, while Kenjon Barner saw his snap count increase from 17 in Week 5 to 22 in Week 6.

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LeGarrette Blount carried the ball 14 times for 67 yards and added a two-point conversion score in Thursday night's win over the Carolina Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Blount has clearly been the lead back the last two weeks with Wendell Smallwood injured, and he continues to post impressive YPC numbers. While he has only gotten into the end zone one time this season, he is having success just about every time he touches the ball. With the Eagles running the ball effectively in recent weeks, look for that production to continue.

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Receiver Alshon Jeffery was moderately involved as he went four for 71 yards for the Eagles as the team beat Carolina 28-23 on Thursday Night.

Fantasy Impact: Despite his decent yardage, Jeffery once again didn't get the volume to sustain his high draft status. His consistent involvement and big play ability will keep him in your lineup and also will keep his floor high, but his ceiling is limited with how much Wentz spreads the ball around.

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Eagles' slot receiver Nelson Agholor went four for 71 yards, with a touchdown, in the team's 28 to 23 win against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Agholor is really showing his draft pedigree lately, as he has scored touchdowns now in two straight games and has three on the year. Although he might not be a double-digit target guy this year, his playmaking ability is putting him well into fantasy-relevant territory.

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Receiver Torrey Smith caught just one pass for six yards for the Eagles on Thursday as the team beat the Carolina Panthers 28-23.

Fantasy Impact: Smith simply wasn't a factor in the contest, as the Panthers defense made the long-ball difficult. There are a lot of play-makers on the Eagles' offense and Smith will continue to be hit-or-miss.

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Jake Elliott solid again

Fri, Oct 13th 12:26am EDT
By Brian Riedmiller

PHI

Eagles' Kicker Jake Elliot went 2-for-2 kicking and 2-for-2 in extra points in the team's 28-23 win over the Carolina Panthers. He had one extra point taken off the board as the team successfully converted a two point conversion after a penalty on his try.

Fantasy Impact: Elliott has been solid for the Eagles. With one of the best offenses in the NFL, Elliott will continue to reap multiple opportunities per game. He should be a consistent and good option moving forward.

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Zach Ertz has caught more passes than any player in the NFL since last November. He was held to just two receptions for 18 yards on Thursday. However, both catches went for touchdowns in a 28-23 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Ertz remains one of the top fantasy tight ends in the NFL. He has 34 receptions and four touchdowns this season. Expect Ertz to continue to put up big numbers and be a top fantasy option.

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The Philadelphia Eagles improved to 5-1 with a solid 28-23 win over the Panthers on Thursday. Carson Wentz threw three touchdown passes, two of them to tight end Zach Ertz. Wentz finished 16-of-30 for 222 yards and added 25 on the ground.

Fantasy Impact: Wentz has 7 touchdowns and only one interception over the last two games and a 13-to-3 ratio this season. Expect the progression to continue, as Wentz rapidly improves his stock among fantasy quarterbacks.

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Wendell Smallwood is inactive for Philadelphia's Week 6 matchup with the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football. (Source: PhillyVoice)

Fantasy Impact: Smallwood was not able to practice at all during the short week as he attempts to return from a knee injury that sidelined him for Week 5, so his status for Thursday night is not surprising. With Darren Sproles out for the year, Smallwood is the back who stands to benefit the most in terms of playing time, touches, and catching passes out of the backfield. With a longer break to get healthy after a Thursday night game, Smallwood will likely be back for Week 7.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


The Eagles got off to a fast start and never looked back in a 34-7 win over the Cardinals in Sunday. Brent Celek, relegated to mainly a blocking tight end this stage of his career, caught a single pass on Sunday for five yards.

Fantasy Impact: Celek has been targeted only three times this season and has two catches for 16 yards. He's the third option at tight end and has little fantasy value moving forward.

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The Philadelphia Eagles enjoy a 34-7 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. Four Eagles hauled in touchdown passes from Carson Wentz. One was from backup tight end Trey Burton, who finished with two catches for 16 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Burton has five receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown this season. He sees limited action on offense behind Zach Ertz, so Burton's fantasy value is limited most weeks.

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Darren Sproles left Sunday's game against the New York Giants with what was reported at the time as an arm injury. As it turns out, Sproles reportedly has a torn ACL in addition to a broken arm, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He is scheduled to have surgery on his arm on Monday and knee surgery at a later date. (Source: ProFootballTalk)

Fantasy Impact: While the arm injury would have sidelined Sproles for a period of time, he may have been able to avoid injured reserve, but a torn ACL ends his season and may very well end his career. Stash him on IR in dynasty leagues, but he can be dropped in all standard redraft leagues once the torn ACL is confirmed by the Eagles.

Category: Injury Updates


The Eagles placed rookie running back Donnel Pumphrey on injured reserve Friday with a torn hamstring, the team announced.

Fantasy Impact: Pumphrey was inactive for the first week of the season and has now apparently injured his hamstring severely enough to warrant a trip to injured reserve. The Eagles selected Pumphrey in the fourth round after he set the FBS record for career rushing yards with 6,405, and he has been pegged by many as a replacement for Darren Sproles if the latter retires after this season, as expected. He should be stashed on injured reserve spots in deeper dynasty leagues, but other than that he has no fantasy value in the short term.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Caleb Sturgis to the IR

Tue, Sep 12th 2:22pm EDT
By Brian Riedmiller

PHI

The Eagles are sending kicker Caleb Sturgis to IR (designated to return) over a hip flexor injury, and signing kicker Jake Elliott off of the Bengals' practice squad. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Sturgis was an above average kicker, and is designated to return, it isn't worth it to keep an injured kicker on your fantasy team for that long. Drop him, and keep Elliott off your squad, since he most likely will be replaced by Sturgis when he's healthy again. The entire kicking situation for the Eagles is now one to avoid.

Category: Injury Updates


Eagles receiver Mack Hollins, after a strong preseason, was relegated to backup duty as he failed to make the final stat sheet against the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Hollins was, predictably, pushed back to fourth in the receiver pecking order. With how much the Eagles use their tight ends, Hollins will not have any redraft value. His dynasty value holds steady.

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Ronald Darby was carted off after an ugly ankle injury on Sunday. He appeared to roll his ankle badly and went down without contact. He will not return. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Darby is likely going to be out for a significant period of time, if not the entire season. His entire foot seemed to be facing the wrong direction after rolling his ankle, and his leg was immediately put into a cast as a precaution while he was carted off the field. He was Philadelphia's top cornerback after being acquired from the Buffalo Bills a few weeks ago, and losing him is a significant blow to an Eagles secondary that is already lacking depth.

Category: Injury Updates


Paul Turner waived

Fri, Sep 1st 11:36am EDT
By Brian Riedmiller

The Eagles have waived injured WR Paul Turner with a settlement. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Turner was unlikely to make the final 53 even if he had been healthy, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. Turner played in 4 games in 2016 and had just nine catches.

Category: Transactions


Eagles receivers Bryce Treggs and Shelton Gipson, who were thrust into a more prominent role in the preseason finale game to show their stuff, both caught four passes, for 41 and 40 yards, respectively.

Fantasy Impact: Both players played better than receiver Marcus Johnson, which makes a tough call for the Eagles. They could keep 6 receivers, which would bode well for Gipson, or they could try to sneak the 5th round rookie onto their practice squad. Both have minimal dynasty value, and almost no redraft value.

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