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Carson Wentz has a torn ACL

Mon, Dec 11th 12:16pm EST
By Mike Tagliere

PHI

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Carson Wentz's season is over due to a torn ACL. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The sad part is that it came on a play that didn't even matter, as his touchdown was called back due to a penalty. It's a massive blow to an Eagles team that had Super Bowl aspirations. Wentz was playing as well as anyone in the league, and will finish the year with 3,296 yards, 33 touchdowns, and just 7 interceptions. His timeline should be announced soon, as they'll likely have to wait until the swelling goes down for surgery. They'll now go from the MVP-candidate Wentz, to Nick Foles. While some may remember what he did back in 2013, Foles has been a pretty average quarterback while throwing 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions over the last four seasons. His first test will come on the road this week against the Giants struggling defense. This injury is a downgrade for everyone in the passing game, including Alshon Jeffery.


Corey Clement carried the ball six times for 24 yards and caught one pass for 28 yards in Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Clement continues to rotate into games and get touches for the Eagles, but he only received six carries to Jay Ajayi's 15. LeGarrette Blount received seven carries of his own, but he only managed 12 yards. Clement is capable of lighting up the box score, as he has done a couple times this season, but this output is more typical of what can be expected from him on a weekly basis.

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LeGarrette Blount carried the ball seven times for 12 yards and added two catches for 11 yards against the Rams on Sunday, as he continues to lose out on snaps and touches to Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement.

Fantasy Impact: Blount's value has dropped significantly since the acquisition of Jay Ajayi, and he continues to lose touches in a crowded Philadelphia backfield. His role may increase a bit if quarterback Carson Wentz misses extended time with a knee injury, but it is more likely that Blount is merely a short-yardage back who is touchdown-dependent at this point.

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The Philadelphia Eagles had a rough time slowing down the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, allowing 35 points in a shootout victory, but they did score a defensive touchdown on the final play of the game.

Fantasy Impact: To salvage the day for fantasy owners, Brandon Graham intercepted a pitch as the Rams attempted to lateral the ball to keep the final play of the game alive and returned it for a touchdown. Up to that point, the Eagles D/ST had given up 35 points and recorded just two sacks and one turnover, but the fumble that Graham returned for a touchdown as time expired doubled their scoring output in most formats and gave fantasy owners a more digestible line.

Category: Game Recaps


Jay Ajayi totals 80 yards Sunday

Mon, Dec 11th 8:53am EST
By Mike Maher

PHI

Jay Ajayi carried the ball 15 times for 78 yards and added one catch for two yards against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Ajayi ran well on Sunday, averaging more than five yards per carry, and with Eagles quarterback Carson Went potentially lost for the rest of the season with a knee injury, he could see his role increase. For fantasy owners looking to start running backs in their playoff matchups the next few weeks, Ajayi is the back in Philadelphia to rely on for now.

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Eagles' receiver Torrey Smith had six catches for 100 yards in the team's 43-35 win over the Rams on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Smith stepped up and had his unquestioned best game of the season when it mattered. Unfortunately, most would have given up starting Smith at this point, and with an injury to QB Carson Wentz, Smith's ceiling is now lower as well.

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Receiver Nelson Agholor had eight catches for 64 yards in the Eagles' 43-35 win over the Rams, including a fantastic contested catch for a first down from Nick Foles to help seal the game.

Fantasy Impact: Even though he didn't find the end zone, Agholor had a good game against the Rams. He is a completely different player from last year. He and the other receivers will need to step up and help Nick Foles if Carson Wentz is indeed out for the year.

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Eagles' receiver Alshon Jeffery had five catches for 52 yards and a touchdown in the team's 43-35 win over the Rams. It was Jeffery's 8th touchdown of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Jeffery hasn't been a volume play in the Eagles' offense, and now, presumably, with Nick Foles at quarterback, expect a regression in touchdowns from Jeffery and the other receivers. This takes him down from a solid play to a flex play next week against the Giants.

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Eagles' kicker Jake Elliott converted all three of his field goals and all four of his extra points, as the Eagles beat the Rams 43-35.

Fantasy Impact: Elliott had a field goal from 54 yards taken off the board after the Rams gave the Eagles a first down on a penalty. He's currently sitting at a reliable 84% field goal percentage.

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With Zach Ertz out on Sunday, Trey Burton stepped up and hauled in five passes for 71 yards and two touchdowns. Burton has 20 receptions for 224 yards this season.

Fantasy Impact: Burton has four touchdowns this season, averaging one touchdown for every five receptions. With Ertz likely back next week, that will severely limit Burton's targets.

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Brent Celek caught just one pass on Sunday for five yards, but it went for a touchdown. It was the first touchdown of the season for Celek, who has nine catches for 105 yards this season.

Fantasy Impact: With Zach Ertz likely back in the lineup next week, Celek will likely not be targeted and go back to his role as a blocking tight end.

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Nick Foles was forced into action after Carson Wentz went down with a knee injury. He played solidly, completing 6-of-10 for 42 yards and rushed once for nine yards.

Fantasy Impact: The injury to Wentz appears significant, meaning Foles will be the starting quarterback over the final three weeks. He is capable of putting up solid numbers, but not nearly to the extent of Wentz.

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Zach Ertz INACTIVE Week 14

Sun, Dec 10th 3:01pm EST
By Anthony Cervino

PHI

NFL Insider Adam Caplan is reporting Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) is officially inactive for Week 14. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although there was hope, Ertz will not play Sunday against the Rams with a concussion. In his absence, Trey Burton will start as the primary pass-catching TE for the Eagles. A favorite target of Carson Wentz when Ertz is not available, Burton holds back-end TE1 upside in Week 14.

Category: Injury Updates


Shelton Gibson is making his Eagles debut against the Bears in Week 12. He's active over Marcus Johnson. (Source: Zach Berman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gibson is a speedster who ran a sub-4.40 40-yard dash at his pro day in the summer, but he struggled mightily catching passes and running routes in training camp and has been inactive all season despite making the 53-man roster. He is active over Johnson, who is a reserve wide receiver who rotates into the game fairly infrequently. It could be that the Eagles are pleased with Gibson's progression and are interested in seeing if he can stretch defenses and open up the passing game for their other receivers, but it is more likely that he steps into Johnson's role this week.

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Wendell Smallwood is a healthy inactive for the Eagles for the second straight week and will miss Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. (Source: Eliot Shorr-Parks on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smallwood is the odd man out for the Eagles at running back right now after the trade for Jay Ajayi prior to the NFL trade deadline. With Blount as the starter, Ajayi as the newly-acquired starter in waiting, Kenjon Barner as the punt and kick returner, and Corey Clement playing very well, Smallwood could be a healthy inactive for the foreseeable future unless there is an injury to one of the names above.

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Kenjon Barner rushed once for a four-yard touchdown and added one reception for 22 yards in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Barner admitted in an interview on Monday afternoon that he was not initially supposed to receive the carry that resulted in his touchdown, but he stayed in the game after catching a 22-yard pass down the sideline from Carson Wentz after Wentz rushed the offense to the line. Despite the touchdown, Barner only played two offensive snaps on Sunday and is mostly just a kick and punt returner for the Eagles. On Sunday, he served the additional purpose of frustrating the fantasy owners of Blount, Ajayi, and Clement.

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Eagles' fourth receiver Mack Hollins got involved in the team's 34-24 win over the Redskins on Monday Night Football, catching a 64 yard touchdown pass. It was his only reception.

Fantasy Impact: You likely didn't start Hollins, but not-so-small developments like this are good for a player's career. It remains to be seen if Hollins can start to develop the ability to be more than just a deep threat in the offseason. He's off the redraft radar but should be held until further notice on dynasty teams.

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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