Ryan Mathews - RBPosted 7/21/16 12:51pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews isn't a great fit in head coach Doug Pederson's offense as he wants to move his backs around to create mismatches for opposing defenses in the passing game.
Huddle Up: Interesting as Mathews is the only proven, pure-runner now on the Philly RB depth chart, and that opportunity is why we have him ranked as a borderline RB2.
Ryan Mathews - RBPosted 7/18/16 9:42am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews has played in all 16 games in just one of his six NFL seasons, averaging 12 games per year overall.
Huddle Up: Mathews was labeled as brittle right out of the gate, missing 10 games in his first three seasons in the league. It's a concern given that the Eagles want him to handle the larger portion of the workload in their backfield, but what that label is most effective at is keeping the fantasy value down on a back who could be filling the Jamaal Charles role in Doug Pederson's Philadelphia version of the offense he left behind in Kansas City.
Carson Wentz - QBPosted 7/17/16 8:57pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles rookie QB Carson Wentz is expected to be inactive for Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns, according to head coach Doug Pederson. 'It's hard right now to look down the road, but if we had to play this week, Carson would be down. He'd be the third quarterback. He'd be deactivated. That's probably the direction we're heading,' Pederson told reporters.
Huddle Up: While the Eagles paid a steep price to move up to the No. 2 overall pick and select Wentz, he's still facing a steep learning curve making the leap from FCS to the NFC East. If you're drafting a Philly QB now, it's Sam Bradford -- as unappealing as it may seem.
Rueben Randle - WRPosted 7/11/16 12:02am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Rueben Randle is listed as the No. 2 wide receiver behind WR Jordan Matthews, with WR Nelson Agholor listed as the No. 3 receiver, according to NJ.com's Eliot Shorr-Parks.
Huddle Up: Randle posted a 57-797-8 receiving stat line a year ago in N.Y. with the TDs marking a career high, and it's no shocker that's he's running ahead of second-year Agholor, a first-round pick who's found the NFL transition to be rockier than expected so far.
Caleb Sturgis - PKPosted 7/11/16 10:52pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he was happy with how PKs Cody Parkey and Caleb Sturgis looked during offseason workouts. Parkey and Sturgis will compete for the kicker job during training camp.
Huddle Up: Great, a kicker battle. This is no longer a Chip Kelly offense so it's less likely the winner of the scintillating Parkey/Sturgis battle will have fantasy relevance--good news if you're drafting before the Eagles have declared a winner.
Nelson Agholor - WRPosted 7/7/16 1:08pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor still dealt with drops during organized team activities. The second-year receiver had issues holding onto the ball in his rookie season.
Huddle Up: There's a new coaching regime in Philly -- one that didn't spend a first-round pick on Agholor -- and one that might not be as forgiving if can't shake out of his funk. He's a player to keep tabs on in camp and the preseason.
Carson Wentz - QBPosted 6/26/16 8:23pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz might not even dress on game days, and QB Chase Daniel would likely take over as the starter if QB Sam Bradford goes down, according to beat writer Jimmy Kempski.
Huddle Up: Wentz is facing a huge jump going from the FCS to the league's No. 2 overall draft pick, but if the competition is close, look for Wentz to get the benefit of the doubt given the price the Eagles paid to move up in the draft.
Kenjon Barner - RBPosted 6/21/16 4:16pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Kenjon Barner is on the bubble as RB Byron Marshall projects as a younger version of him.
Huddle Up: Even though the Eagles' once-stocked RB depth chart has thinned out, Barner is definitely in danger of losing his roster spot as a Chip Kelly signee who's only had 45 total offensive touches in two NFL seasons.
Nelson Agholor - WRPosted 6/11/16 11:46am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor is under investigation by the Philadelphia police for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman Thursday, June 9.
Huddle Up: We'll let the legal system sort this out, but obviously this isn't the kind of news you want your players to make in the offseason.
Nelson Agholor - WRPosted 6/10/16 3:33pm ET
Per ESPN, the Philadelphia Eagles confirmed Friday, June 10 that they are aware of a police investigation into wide receiver Nelson Agholor, who reportedly has been accused of sexually assaulting a dancer at a Philadelphia strip club on Thursday. No charges have been filed.
Huddle Up: Uh, these aren't exactly the headlines the second-year wideout needs to be generating as he's trying to improve off his disappointing (23-283-1) rookie season. Things are still in the early stages, though, so let's see what ultimately develops.
Rueben Randle - WRPosted 6/8/16 11:09am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Rueben Randle is getting a new start after a four-year stay with the New York Giants. The team felt Randle was a loafer and indifferent about football, running poor routes and being late for meetings. It led to benchings during his tenure, despite obvious talent. So far, so good in Philadelphia, as head coach Doug Pederson has liked what he has seen. '(Rueben) has really made an impact this spring,' Pederson said. 'He's a guy that's a big, tall, sort of a smooth receiver that understands what we're asking him to do.'
Huddle Up: Maybe the benching and release lit a fire under Randle. There is certainly opportunity in Philadelphia, though the Andy Reid/KC offense Doug Pederson studied under didn't generate big fantasy numbers for wide receivers beyond WR1 Jeremy Maclin. Randle is battling to be a top-three Eagles target behind Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor; it remains to be seen if this offense can support that many productive fantasy wideouts.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 6/7/16 12:18pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews appears to play better as a slot receiver as opposed to lining up on the outside, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
Huddle Up: Matthews has previously done most of his work in the slot, so returning there after a test-drive of the outside receiver role shouldn't be an issue. This is a different offense, however, so getting him reps in the slot will help him hit the ground running once the games start to count.
Wendell Smallwood - RBPosted 6/5/16 10:56pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles rookie RB Wendell Smallwood has a 'gift' for catching the ball, head coach Doug Pederson said.
Huddle Up: The fifth-round pick is showing why veteran Darren Sproles may be expendable, and he's also the handcuff for starting back Ryan Mathews.
Darren Sproles - RBPosted 6/3/16 2:13pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles and DT Fletcher Cox are expected to be present at next week's mandatory camp, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 33-year-old Sproles is entering the final year of his contract and has skipped voluntary workouts, and although a return to his usual third-down role beckons, his time in Philly appears to be numbered.
Carson Wentz - QBPosted 5/31/16 1:30pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz has displayed an NFL-caliber arm and the ability to make every throw on the route-tree during practice, and beat writer Matt Lombardo believes Wentz seems to be ahead of QB Sam Bradford when it comes to mastering head coach Doug Pederson's offense.
Huddle Up: Perhaps Bradford's concerns about playing time will be realized sooner rather than later. Keep an eye on this situation as Wentz is the prized first draft choice of the Pederson regime while the holdover Bradford hasn't exactly got himself started on the right foot.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 5/27/16 10:50am ET
Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday, May 25, that competition is open at quarterback in organized team activities. However, QB Mark Sanchez's experience gives him the clear edge over QBs Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch despite not having started a season opener since 2012. Sanchez must perform in training camp to hold the other two young QBs off. If he wins the job, Sanchez must limit turnovers during the season to keep the job.
Huddle Up: With their defense, the Broncos don't need a world-beater at quarterback. And in Gary Kubiak's offense, the quarterback is unlikely to light up the stat sheet with vintage Peyton Manning numbers anyway. If Sanchez can keep the mistakes to a minimum he should be the bridge starter until Lynch is ready, with a modicum of fantasy value to be had given his talented assortment of receivers.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 5/27/16 2:46pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles FS Malcolm Jenkins said the Eagles aren't harboring any ill feelings toward QB Sam Bradford after he skipped the start of the offseason program and demanded a trade. 'But I think right now, barring anything crazy or anything changing over the next few months, I think everybody is very comfortable with Sam and looking forward to him falling into that role,' Jenkins said.
Huddle Up: Despite the offseason backing, Bradford will need to get off to a strong start or the doubts -- and the boos from the Philly faithful -- will set in and eyes will turn to backups Carson Wentz or Chase Daniel.
Rueben Randle - WRPosted 5/26/16 11:12am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Rueben Randle (gall bladder) is fine, according to a source, but he is extremely sore and will be out two to three weeks while he recovers from having his gall bladder removed, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The surgery shouldn't prevent Randle from participating fully in training camp, but he could have used OTAs to get on the same page with his new quarterback, new coaches and new offense.
Rueben Randle - WRPosted 5/24/16 1:43pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Rueben Randle (gallbladder) is out of practice Tuesday, May 24, due to a recent gallbladder surgery.
Huddle Up: Philly's new wideout will miss some OTA time but it isn't anything that should linger any deeper into the offseason.
Ryan Mathews - RBPosted 5/24/16 1:52pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (illness) is out of practice Tuesday, May 24, due to illness.
Huddle Up: It's only an illness, of course, but it's also a reminder to be wary of counting on anything close to a full season out of Mathews, who only has had one (2013) in his six NFL campaigns so far.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 5/24/16 1:55pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez (thumb) is doing just about everything the other quarterbacks are doing in organized team activities Tuesday, May 24. Sanchez isn't taking snaps under center, however.
Huddle Up: As expected no (short) or long-term issues are expected to develop from Sanchez and the surgery on the thumb of his non-throwing hand last week.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 5/20/16 1:02pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz said he isn't going to run his routes any differently for QB Sam Bradford than he would for QB Carson Wentz.
Huddle Up: Ertz's reception and yardage numbers have steadily improved in each of his three seasons. But now about those career-low two TD catches last year ...
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 5/19/16 1:39pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews flew to Oklahoma in March to work with QB Sam Bradford, and Matthews is OK with Bradford's trade request earlier in the offseason. 'If I'm cool with it, then everybody should be cool with it,' Matthews said. 'Look, if I want to be here, and I'm happy with it, and we can go out there and just compete, that's all I want to focus on. That's all that matters.'
Huddle Up: Matthews finished with 85 receptions, 997 yards and had eight TD catches for the second straight year, but he fell somewhat short of fantasy expectations, finishing as a low-end WR2. Perhaps a second year with Bradford will provide the needed boost.
Darren Sproles - RBPosted 5/17/16 1:17pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles is absent from organized team activities as the team has fielded trade offers for him. The team received calls in the middle of the NFL draft about Sproles, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The soon to be 33-year-old Sproles should have another good change-of-pace season or two left in him, but it's sounding unlikely they will be in Philly, where the post-Chip Kelly purge continues. Stay tuned ...
Carson Wentz - QBPosted 5/12/16 3:38pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz has signed his rookie contract, and the four-year deal is worth $26 million with a $17.6 million signing bonus.
Huddle Up: The second-overall pick has signed early, allowing himself to hit the ground running and challenge for the starting gig. It will be an intriguing summer in Philly.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 5/9/16 11:20am ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford informed team personnel he'll report to offseason workouts Monday, May 9.
Huddle Up: Yay, he's honoring his multi-million dollar contract! The plan in Philly has been for Bradford to start while Carson Wentz gets up to speed in the NFL, so for this year at least Bradford will have a chance to earn that money.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 5/8/16 1:49pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford may report for offseason workouts in the next week or two, according to LB Connor Barwin, who has recently talked with Bradford.
Huddle Up: Everyone is keeping an eye on this volatile situation as Bradford still projects as the starting QB when the Eagles open the season if the two sides can manage to mend their fences.
Nelson Agholor - WRPosted 5/5/16 12:00pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor was one of the least productive wideouts in the league in 2016. No receiver with as many routes run averaged fewer yards, and only eight receivers with as many targets had a worse defense-adjusted yards above replacement ranking.
Huddle Up: With Jeremy Maclin departing last offseason, the 2015 first-round pick was a high rookie fantasy selection, but his 23-283-1 stat line was beyond disappointing. Agholor's next hurdle, though, might be overcoming the Eagles' suddenly-muddled QB situation.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 5/3/16 12:38pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez still views himself as a starting quarterback and believes Denver drafting QB Paxton Lynch was affirmation of his starting status. 'Absolutely, that's the message I've received,' Sanchez said. 'I'm thrilled with the opportunity.' Sanchez hasn't let Lynch or any potential trades change his focus. 'I just kind of learned with time, who knows what's going to happen and who cares? What are you supposed to do? Meet your teammates, develop a relationship with them, learn the playbook, get involved in the community, that's it, those three things.'
Huddle Up: While Lynch has considerable upside and projects as a good fit for Gary Kubiak's offense, he faces a steeper-than-usual NFL learning curve coming out of Memphis' no-huddle, shotgun attack. And with the only other QB on the roster -- second-year Trevor Siemian -- having only taken one regular-season snap, that leaves the seven-year vet Sanchez as the clear favorite to open as the Broncos' starter. Adjust the Denver pass-catchers accordingly.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 5/1/16 11:08pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford has not talked with head coach Doug Pederson since asking for a trade, according to Pederson.
Huddle Up: With a trade more unlikely than ever, this situation in Philly obviously is far from ideal, and eyes will be on Philly's upcoming OTAs -- most notably the mandatory minicamp -- to see if things between Bradford and Pederson can get patched up.
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