Wed, Jul 28th 9:43pm EDT
By Joshua Kellem
Eagles GM Howie Roseman told reporters Wednesday that he expects Zach Ertz "to be on the roster by the start of the season." (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Roseman added, "It's really good to see [Ertz] out there," and that he's "excited" to have the TE present at training camp. Ertz remaining on the Eagles roster into the regular season is bad news for Dallas Goedert truthers. Preseason usage will be paramount in deciphering which Eagles TE has the best path to fantasy relevance. We'll have more news on Ertz as it develops.
Wed, Jul 28th 11:30am EDT
By Zak McDonald
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jalen Reagor has a lower-body injury and is limited in his participation as training camp begins, per Eliot Shorr-Parks of 94WIP. (Source: Eliot Shorr-Parks on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Reagor isn't on the PUP list, so this appears to be a small injury. He struggled as a first-round pick last season, finishing with fewer receiving yards than journey-man Travis Fulgham and former undrafted free agent WR Greg Ward. He's a speedy pass-catcher who can benefit from playing a late-stage DeSean Jackson-type deep threat role. It's not time to give up on Reagor, but early returns look bleak.
The Philadelphia Eagles signed Steven Nelson Sunday to a one-year deal worth more than $4 million, according to Jeremy Fowler. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Nelson's entering his seventh season. He's missed two games the past three seasons - two with the Pittsburgh Steelers, one with the Kansas City Chiefs. Nelson's set to compete for the No. 2 cornerback slot with the Eagles. The cornerback totaled 109 total tackles, 17 passes defensed, and three interceptions the past two seasons with the Steelers, according to Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro. Pro Football Focus ranked Nelson No. 36 out of 82 cornerbacks in their grading system last season.
Tue, Jul 6th 10:15am EDT
By Robert Lorge
Zach Berman of The Athletic writes a Pro Bowl bid is not out of the question for Dallas Goedert, who has already been one of the more productive tight ends in the NFL. (Source: The Athletic)
Fantasy Impact: Despite playing behind Zach Ertz since being drafted in 2018, Goedert has the 13th most receiving yards among tight ends and he's 11th in receptions and touchdowns. Now, with the expectation that the third-year pro will become the No. 1 tight end in Philadelphia, fantasy managers should be excited about his prospects for the 2021 season. There are very few defined pass-catchers for the Eagles and it's possible Goedert is option No. 1. At worst, he'll be No. 2 behind rookie, Devonta Smith. He had 65 targets last year in 11 games, which is a 95 target pace and he is likely to be more involved this season. The former Jackrabbit could receive 110-120 targets this season, which gives him top-5 potential at the position this season. At his current ranking of TE7, fantasy managers shouldn't be shying away from him. Targets are generally the most important barometer for success in regards to tight ends and Goedert figures to be a focal point of their passing offense.
Sat, Jun 19th 12:07pm EDT
By Andersen Pickard
Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham is expected to be featured in the team's three-receiver sets once training camp commences. He will line up in the X or Z spot with Reagor in the slot and Smith outside. (Source: NJ.com)
Fantasy Impact: The Eagles used Ward in three-receiver sets during their offseason program, but Fulgham is expected to replace him during training camp. The wideout caught 29 passes for 435 yards and four touchdowns from Week 4 to 8 last season but then 9/104/0 over the final eight weeks. He's listed as the WR100 in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.
The Eagles have agreed to terms with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens, the team announced on Twitter Monday morning. (Source: Eagles on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Mullens, who went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, has been on and off San Francisco’s active roster and practice squad over the last three seasons. In 2020, he started eight games, going 2-6 and throwing for 2,437 yards with 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The Eagles only had two quarterbacks on their 90-man roster (Jalen Hurts and Joe Flacco) after waiving UDFA Jamie Newman last week and needed to add at least one more to be able to get through training camp and the preseason. Mullens faces an uphill battle to make the final roster but does land in a good spot in terms of opportunity due to Philadelphia's lack of depth at the position.
TE Richard Rodgers agreed to a contract with the Eagles on Friday. (Source: Zach Berman on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Rodgers returns to the Eagles after appearing in 14 games for Philadelphia in 2020. He hauled in 24 reception on 31 targets for 345 yards and two touchdowns. With the Eagles most likely to move from tight end Zach Ertz, Rodgers could vault to number two on the Eagles TE depth chart. The 29-year-old is currently 59th among all tight ends in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.
Thu, Jun 10th 12:38pm EDT
By Brendan Tuma
Zach Berman of The Athletic writes that Jamel Singleton, the Eagles’ new running backs coach, downplayed the idea of an "every-down" guy. (Source: The Athletic)
Fantasy Impact: “It all depends on your room,” Singleton said. There are very specific skill sets you need in your room. You need a first- and second-down runner with that really elite ability. You need a guy that can pass protect on third down and be short yardage. You need a back that can run routes and you can put him out in empty. It’s really a combination of that. I think the days of, ‘he’s an every-down back,’ that’s a little skewed these days because of the speed, because of the contact.” By no means is this an indication that Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott will see a lot of work, but it certainly isn't the kind of quote that Miles Sanders supporters want to hear. Philadelphia also brought in Jordan Howard and Kerryon Johnson this offseason, so maybe gamers should start reading more into what the Eagles are telling us. Sanders currently looks like a risky RB2 selection right now.
Thu, Jun 3rd 1:14pm EDT
By Ari Koslow
DeVonta Smith is expected to sign his rookie deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: The deal is expected to include a fifth-year option. Smith figures to have a chance to emerge as the Eagles No. 1 wide receiver on paper.
Thu, May 20th 1:54pm EDT
By Matthew MacKay
Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson has been fully cleared and is a "full go" for the team's offseason program following successful ankle surgery a few weeks ago. (Source: Jeff McLane on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Johnson is the third-highest paid player on the Eagles' roster and the highest-paid offensive lineman in the entire league. His return to full health following successful surgery on his ankle should elevate the quality of play along the offensive line in 2021, which gave up the most (32nd) sacks allowed in 2020. Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders, and Devonta Smith should all benefit from a fully healthy offensive line and particularly with Johnson anchoring the right tackle position, where he has earned three Pro-Bowl nods and All-Pro honors.
Category: Injury Updates
Sun, May 16th 12:01pm EDT
By Matthew MacKay
Former Philadelphia Eagles RB Corey Clement has reportedly signed a contract with the New York Giants, joining the team's 90-man roster. (Source: Zack Rosenblatt)
Fantasy Impact: Clement saw his role in Philadelphia become greatly reduced following the team's 2017 Super Bowl victory, where he rushed for 321 yards and added another 123 yards through the air showcasing his dual-threat abilities. The explosive fifth-year running back will compete for a roster spot to back up Saquon Barkley and Devontae Booker and could also earn additional reps on the Giants' special teams units, as he is an experienced returner and coverage player.
Wed, Apr 21st 11:46am EDT
By Dave Kluge
Adam Schefter is reporting that Eagles' head coach Nick Sirianni stated that Jalen Hurts is not a lock to be the Week 1 starter and there will be an open competition for the job. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Just over a month ago following the Carson Wentz trade, Jeffrey Lurie was instructing the Eagles to prioritize Hurts as the team's starter. Since then, veteran free agent Joe Flacco was brought in and the waters have been muddied a bit. Hurts, a 2020 second-round pick, took over last season after a rough stretch from Wentz. Hurts showed his potential in Week 15 when he racked up 338 yards and three touchdowns through the air and 63 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Over his four starts though, he threw three interceptions and coughed up six fumbles. A very polarizing player this offseason, Hurts has a sky-high potential as a rushing quarterback if he's able to land the starting job. We will keep you updated as new news develops.
Fri, Apr 16th 7:23pm EDT
By Dave Kluge
The Chicago Bears and free agent wide receiver Marquise Goodwin have agreed to terms on a one-year deal. (Source: Chicago Bears on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: After opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, Goodwin looks to be back in 2021, this time playing for the Bears. Goodwin flashed his potential in 2017, hauling 56 of his 105 targets for 962 yards and two touchdowns. Health has unfortunately plagued the speedy receiver throughout his career, though. Since the Bills selected him in the third round in 2013, he has only been able to suit up for 75 total games, with 2017 being his only 16-game campaign. The Bears pass-catching corps is very thin right now after superstar Allen Robinson. Second-year receiver Darnell Mooney showed some promise as a rookie, but there isn't much competition after that. With the Bears shopping Anthony Miller on the trade market, there's a very good possibility that Goodwin instantly becomes the team's WR3. There's still a lot of offseason left, including the draft in a couple of weeks. Keep an eye on the Bears' transactions as Goodwin could end up a deep-league sleeper option.
Fri, Apr 16th 10:39am EDT
By Brad Camara
RB Jordan Howard’s one-year deal with the Eagles includes no guaranteed money. (Source: Dan Zangaro of NBC Sports)
Fantasy Impact: Howard re-signed a one-year deal with the Eagles during the offseason. His contract includes no guaranteed money and is considered a veteran salary benefit deal. “Honestly, my market was just pretty dry,” Howard said earlier this week. “I was at the point I was having thoughts I might be done because teams weren’t really calling.” Howard’s stock has drastically declined after signing a two-year, $9.75 million contract with the Dolphins in 2020, including $4.75 million guaranteed. The 26-year-old rushed for 60 yards on 35 attempts and four touchdowns across seven games for the Dolphins/Eagles last season. “I still feel like I have a lot left,” he said. “Past two years, I got the injury that put me out for a lot, last year I didn’t really play, so I feel like I have a lot left in the tank.” Howard has little to no fantasy value in 2021 and there are no guarantees that he makes the Eagles’ Week 1 roster.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Nate Sudfeld has signed a one-year deal with the 49ers. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Sudfeld has been a backup QB for his first three seasons in the NFL. He completed five passes on 12 attempts for 32 yards and one interception in 2020. 49ers have moved up in the draft with the intention of drafting a QB. Sudfeld has no fantasy value unless injuries start to pile up.
Philadelphia Eagles WR Greg Ward has signed his exclusive rights free agent tender to return with the team for the 2021 season, as reported by Pro Football Talk. (Source: Pro Football Talk)
Fantasy Impact: Ward elevated his play in 2020 during his second season with the Eagles, hauling in 53 receptions for 419 yards and six touchdowns across all 16 regular-season games. With a lot of young and inexperienced players comprising the core of Philadelphia's receiving corps, expect their front office to invest in Ja'Marr Chase, Devonta Smith, or Jaylen Waddle to bolster talent on their roster in 2021. Ward still promises to play a prominent role in the Eagles' passing game and will look to improve upon a solid 2020 campaign with a full offseason to build chemistry with QB Jalen Hurts.
Fri, Mar 26th 1:33pm EDT
By Adam Koffler
The Philadelphia Eagles have traded the 6th overall pick and pick 156 to the Miami Dolphins for the 12th overall pick, pick 123, and a 2022 1st-rounder. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Shortly after the Dolphins traded back from the 3rd overall pick to 12 (with San Francisco), they flip that pick to the Eagles for 6 overall. Moving back six spots also nets Philadelphia the Dolphins’ 2022 1st-round pick. The Eagles are thought to be eyeing a pass-catcher in the first round, so the belief is whoever they’re targeting could still be available at 12 overall.
Mon, Mar 15th 4:17pm EDT
By Brad Camara
DB Jalen Mills and the Patriots have agreed on a four-year, $24 million contract. The deal includes $9 million guaranteed. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Mills gives the Patriots a new look secondary and is one of three defensive players New England reached agreements with on Monday. He racked up a career-high 74 tackles (59 solo), one interception and one forced fumble across 15 games for the Eagles in 2020. Mills is versatile and can play both cornerback and safety for the Patriots in 2021.
Per Jeremey Fowler of ESPN, Brandon Graham's new deal with Philadelphia will be a one-year extension worth close to $20 million over two years, per source. Was originally due $13 million this year. (Source: Jeremy Fowler via Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: After another standout season, the long time Eagles starter who has 59 sacks with the team inked a new deal that will keep him in Philadelphia for another two seasons. Graham has a career PFF grade of 92.1, tied for third best.