DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 8/28/15 12:04am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray said he doesn't know what the running back rotation will be this year, but he said he doesn't expect to 'alternate series' with RB Ryan Mathews.
Huddle Up: As long as he remains healthy, Murray will be the lead back in what should be one of the most explosive offenses -- and that's certainly enough to warrant RB1 status -- but Mathews also will get his share of work and the argument can be made that he's the most valuable No. 2 RB/handcuff in fantasy.
Nelson Agholor - WRPosted 8/28/15 10:37am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor should be the 'second-most productive receiver on the team when the season ends,' according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Huddle Up: No surprise that Agholor is standing out; the Eagles spent a first-round pick on him hoping he could step right in for the departed Jeremy Maclin and to this point he has not disappointed. He's not that far behind Jordan Matthews on most fantasy draft boards, and Agholor's stock is on the rise.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 8/27/15 10:08pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews is likely to remain in the slot this season, but he may play in some two-receiver sets on the outside. 'I've been doing some of both (in the slot and outside,]' Matthews said. 'But I'm going to do whatever the coaches want me to do, man. Shoot, if they want to put me at running back, I'll go and do it.'
Huddle Up: Matthews worked primarily out of the slot last season as a rookie and finished as fantasy's 24th-best wideout (67-872-8). And that was with Jeremy Maclin racking up a team-leading 143 targets and 85 receptions. Now he's a got a year under his belt and should be the most-frequently targeted pass-catcher in the Eagles' high-powered offense, making him a prime WR2 draft-day target.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 8/26/15 9:33pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (groin) has not been ruled out for Week 1 at this point, according to offense coordinator Pat Shurmur.
Huddle Up: Shurmur also didn't say Ertz would be ready to play. He should be considered highly questionable for Week 1's game against Atlanta. Brent Celek will draw the start if Erz can't go.
Riley Cooper - WRPosted 8/23/15 12:55pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper exited a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Aug. 22, with a thumb injury. X-rays were negative, but he did not return.
Huddle Up: Cooper is still listed as a Philly starter but hasn't been targeted in either of the team's preseason contests so far and ranks a distant third in the Eagles' WR pecking order behind second-year Jordan Matthews and first-round pick Nelson Agholor.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 8/22/15 12:32am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews was 'the best player on the field' during joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun.
Huddle Up: Matthews is primed for a monster season. In his second year in Chip Kelly's system, Matthews is now the Eagles' No. 1 WR. His ADP is into Round 3 and that's still too low.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 8/22/15 11:12am ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford will play against the Baltimore Ravens Saurday, Aug. 22.
Huddle Up: There were some reports suggesting that Bradford's knee wasn't 100 percent but it appears he's healthy and ready to go. Bradford will play a couple of series tonight and then see more playing time in the Eagles' next preseason game.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 8/20/15 4:53pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) has not suffered any setbacks during training camp, according to head coach Chip Kelly.
Huddle Up: The training-camp reports have been positively positive concerning Bradford, but fantasy GMs and Philly fans are anxious to see him suit up in a live game. Will that happen Saturday against the Ravens? Stay tuned ...
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 8/18/15 9:49pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray's 2014 workload is cause for concern, according to head coach Chip Kelly on Tuesday, Aug. 18. 'Our plan all along was to get another running back with him. I wanted to have two running backs, and that's why we got Ryan [Mathews]. I don't think you can have a guy carry it 370 to 400 times per season and be successful. We're going to run it a lot -- we always do -- but we'll have more than one guy doing it,' Kelly said.
Huddle Up: This has been suspected for awhile, but Kelly coming out and confirming the suspicions should be enough to knock Murray down a notch or two and bump up Mathews' rank on your draft board. Just don't go overboard.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 8/16/15 2:12pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray did not play in the first preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs and Philly fans hoping for their first glimpse of Murray in an Eagles' uniform were left disappointed, but it's all part of Chip Kelly's wise plan to lighten Murray's load after his whopping 449 touches a season ago
Nelson Agholor - WRPosted 8/16/15 10:54pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor had three catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: The first-round pick hauled in three of his five targets, and despite an earlier drop, his athleticism was on full display on his 34-yard catch-and-run scoring reception in the first quarter. The rookie's current ADP is sitting at 79 -- 31st among all WRs -- and is sure to climb if the preseason buzz continues.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 8/14/15 4:37pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (groin) underwent surgery on his injured groin Friday, Aug. 14, and he will miss the entire preseason.
Huddle Up: Ertz was hurt in practice Wednesday, Aug. 12, and the Eagles are tentatively confidence that he'll be back in time for the team's Sept. 14 regular-season opener. That might be pushing things, though, making for some anxious fantasy GMs as Ertz has been the 11th tight end off the board on average so far in fantasy drafts.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 8/14/15 4:37pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford will not play in the preseason opener Sunday, Aug. 16, while QB Mark Sanchez will start. Bradford is expected to play in the second preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. 'That's my decision,' Kelly said. 'He really wants to play. I don't think he's really happy with my decision. I just felt he's been out here for two weeks, done a really nice job. He'll get his first work against the Ravens when we get a chance to train with them for a couple days before we play, and he'll play in the Ravens game.'
Huddle Up: There's a definite red flag raised whenever "Sam Bradford" and "will not play" are mentioned in the same sentence, but this sounds precautionary more than anything else. We'll see come the second week of the preseason.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 8/14/15 5:54pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray has been limited during training camp because head coach Chip Kelly has decided to take things slow with Murray. Kelly indicated the high number of touches Murray received last season was a factor in limiting him.
Huddle Up: Murray will need some work, of course, to get in sync with his new offense, but when a running back posts the sixth-largest single-season touch total (449), he might deserve a little extra rest and precaution the following preseason.
Darren Sproles - RBPosted 8/8/15 1:02pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles has received some snaps at slot receiver during training camp, because the team is looking for ways to give him more playing time. Sproles was on the field for only 29% of the team's offensive snaps last season.
Huddle Up: Chip Kelly is trying to find ways to get Sproles on the field more and playing him in the slot is an interesting idea. Sproles is dangerous in the open field and a mismatch for opposing linebackers. Sproles is being overlooked in PPR leagues but is nice value at his current 10th round ADP.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 8/6/15 6:11pm ET
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 6, because of an illness.
Huddle Up: No worries for 2014's top fantasy back, just a touch of the training-camp flu.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 8/5/15 12:26am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews was a standout in practice Tuesday, Aug. 4. Matthews had most of his receptions on passes thrown by QB Sam Bradford, and he was most effective in the slot.
Huddle Up: Matthews finished 24th overall among wideouts and fourth among the amazingly productive rookie-WR class with 135 fantasy points, but despite an expected strong debut by first-round pick Nelson Agholor, Matthews is expected to take over as Philly's No.1 wideout and currently owns the 17th-best ADP among WRs.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 8/4/15 2:51pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford has been approached about a short-term contract extension by the club. He has one year and $12.95 million left on his deal. Bradford is taking the first-team repetitions at quarterback during training camp ahead of QB Mark Sanchez. Sanchez is Bradford's primary competition after returning from his second anterior cruciate ligament injury of his career. Bradford has made a strong early impression on head coach Chip Kelly.
Huddle Up: No matter how much of an early impression Bradford has made, you would think the Eagles would like to see the former No. 1 overall pick get through a full season first -- something he's done only once in his first five years in the league -- but then again Kelly and the Eagles haven't exactly been the most conventional or predictable bunch of late.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 8/3/15 4:05pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray hardly practiced Sunday, July 30, but it wasn't because he's not healthy. Murray said he is fine and is trying to do as much as he can for his new team.
Huddle Up: It's interesting that Murray barely practiced even though he's completely healthy. When it comes to Chip Kelly it's best not to try to read too many things into his methods. It will only give you a headache.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 8/2/15 7:16pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) was cleared for 11-on-11 drills Sunday, Aug. 2, and "went all out" in practice, according to reports, and wasn't even wearing a brace on his twice-surgically repaired left knee.
Huddle Up: Sounds like a promising start for the QB who hasn't taken a regular-season snap since midway through the 2013 season. Let's see how the rest of camp and the early preseason goes, but if you're drafting soon, Bradford carries a lot of current value with an ADP of 169 as the 25th QB coming off the board on average.
Brandon Boykin - CBPosted 8/1/15 8:36pm ET
The Pittsburgh Steelers acquired CB Brandon Boykin from the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, Aug. 1, in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Eagles could receive a fourth-round pick depending on Boykin's playing time, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Boykin is one of the better slot corners in the NFL. He instantly upgrades a Steelers' secondary that struggled badly last season. Chip Kelly continues to reconstruct the Eagles under his watch.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 7/31/15 12:40am ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford has been working with WR Nelson Agholor, and Agholor said that Bradford has been 'moving great' and 'looking healthy.'
Huddle Up: With a new team and new coach, having not taken a meaningful NFL snap in nearly two years and entering a contract year, the former No. 1 overall pick is one of 2015's most intriguing players -- fantasy or reality. And if things pan out in Philly, Bradford will be a late-round steal with a current ADP of 152 -- ranked 21st among all QBs.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 7/23/15 11:45pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) is expected to be ready to participate once training camp begins. Bradford has been rehabilitating his knee after suffering a second anterior cruciate ligament tear in as many years.
Huddle Up: Bradford, who's in a contract year on top of everything else, hasn't taken a regular-season snap since Oct. 20, 2013 so all eyes will be on the QB when the Eagles begin camp practices Aug. 1. If -- and that's a big if -- finally healthy though, Bradford could be huge late-round steal as he's currently going in the 16th round in 10-team drafts.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 7/9/15 12:34pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray was one of two running backs with at least 40 targets last season that caught 89 percent of those targets. He caught 57 of his 64 targets. The other running back was Washington's Roy Helu.
Huddle Up: Murray's use in the passing game figures to see a slight decline with Darren Sproles filling the primary role out of the Philly backfield. Last season, starter LeSean McCoy caught 28 of 37 targets while Sproles hauled in 40 of 62 targets. And don't forget about Ryan Mathews who also will get his share of the touches and targets.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 7/7/15 11:41pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford may have his best opportunity yet in Philadelphia under head coach Chip Kelly, according to an anonymous NFL executive. 'If Bradford had gone anywhere else, you wouldn't even be talking about him,' the source said. The executive added that there's hope with Kelly and the Eagles after Bradford's struggles with injuries the past couple years. 'Chip Kelly is the one guy who can make Bradford a success.'
Huddle Up: Between Nick Foles in 2013 and Mark Sanchez in the latter half of last season, Philly QBs have fared just fine under Kelly. Sure it's a small sample size, but compare his current fantasy outlook with the one he would've had with the moribund Rams' passing offense.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 6/30/15 11:19pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz is expected to see a sizable jump in snaps this season.
Huddle Up: Ertz saw his 2013 numbers (57 targets-36 receptions-469 yards-4 TDs) increase almost across the board last season (89-58-702-3) and don't be shocked to see a similar leap in Year Three.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 6/29/15 11:06pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) is expected to be in the final phase of his rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament once training camp begins. Bradford's second ACL tear in as many seasons will require more time to recover and the Eagles may not have a grasp on how ready he is to play before the regular season begins.
Huddle Up: Plenty of questions surrounding Bradford: Will he be ready in time? Can he stay healthy? Will limited prep time allow him to grasp Chip Kelly's offense? There's certainly upside to Bradford's fantasy prospects, but there's also a strong possibility Mark Sanchez will be seeing plenty of action early in the season.
Nelson Agholor - WRPosted 6/28/15 8:25pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor said he worked as an outside receiver during offseason workouts but is learning the other receiver spots as well since the team uses different formations. 'I play right side outside, right now, but I'm continuing to learn conceptually the whole deal, because that is how we work here. It's by formation and different people will be in different formations. And that's how we sugar coat what we do...That's just the game of football nowadays. It's about window dressing some of your staple concepts and that's what we'll do,' Agholor said.
Huddle Up: Agholor was the fourth WR drafted, but he's in the discussion when it comes to projecting the top fantasy rookie wideout this season given the offense and opportunity he fell into in Philly.
Miles Austin - WRPosted 6/22/15 12:03am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Miles Austin has impressed head coach Chip Kelly this offseason. Kelly praised Austin's route-running, separation and his understanding of leverage and coverage. Kelly added that Austin has good range, is intelligent and catches the ball well.
Huddle Up: With second-year Jordan Matthews and rookie Nelson Agholor expected to lead the Philly WR corps, Austin provides a steady but unspectacular veteran presence, but the key will be health as Austin only has played a full season once in the last four years.
Darren Sproles - RBPosted 6/20/15 9:47am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles has worked with the wide receivers as much as the running backs during the offseason as part of a plan by head coach Chip Kelly to have him more involved in the offense.
Huddle Up: With DeMarco Murray and Ryan Matthews on the roster the Eagles will need to be creative to get Sproles on the field; using him at wide receiver certainly qualifies as "creative".
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