Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 12/22/14 9:03am ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez will start in Week 17 against the New York Giants instead of QB Matt Barkley, according to head coach Chip Kelly.
Huddle Up: If your fantasy team has been riding Sanchez since he took over for the injured Nick Foles, and your championship game is in Week 17, then you're all set. Both of you.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 12/18/14 10:12am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy opened practice on the sidelines Wednesday, Dec. 17, while RB Chris Polk opened with first-team reps. After practice McCoy did not seem too concerned. 'We rotate all the time,' McCoy said. '(Running backs coach Duce Staley) pulled me out. (RB Darren Sproles) wasn't in either.' Shady played a season-low 34 of 55 offensive snaps in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys, his fewest in two seasons under head coach Chip Kelly.
Huddle Up: You think you'd want your best offensive player on the field more than 62% of the time, but maybe that's why Chip Kelly is a genius. If Philly gets to the playoffs and has a well-rested McCoy, then maybe the move will make sense.
Chris Polk - RBPosted 12/18/14 10:12am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk opened practice Wednesday, Dec. 17, running with the first-team offense while RB LeSean McCoy looked on from the sideline.
Huddle Up: First Polk steals a couple touchdowns from Shady, now he's angling for his job. No reason for concern just yet, unless word of an undisclosed McCoy injury slips out. Right now it's just Philly getting their backup some reps with the ones.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 12/18/14 3:33pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (knee) fully practiced Thursday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: If you weren't scared off by his untimely Week 15 doughnut (0 catches), the rookie wideout will be good to go Saturday against the Skins.
Chris Polk - RBPosted 12/18/14 3:33pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk appears to have become the team's goal-line back of late, and two of the three snaps he played in Week 15 led to short rushing touchdowns. On another snap inside the five-yard line, RB Darren Sproles took the ball for a TD. The Eagles have struggled in the red zone this year, and they think Polk's size and power gives him an advantage at the goal line. "Some of the short-yardage stuff, Polk's obviously a little bit more powerful back, so they've been giving him some of the runs in short-yardage in a couple games, especially last game," RB LeSean McCoy said. McCoy has 10 carries inside the 5-yard line this year and has three touchdowns.
Huddle Up: McCoy ranks 11th among fantasy RBs in standard-scoring formats, but he's been tough to fully trust given his drop in receptions (52-24 from last season) and now, lately, the goal-line situation. Weigh your options wisely.
Trent Cole - LBPosted 12/17/14 5:00pm ET
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles LB Trent Cole (hand) had plate inserted into his hand. Cole will miss the team's Week 16 game. It is not known if Cole will be available in Week 17.
Huddle Up: IDP alert as Philly on Saturday will be without Cole who has 48 total tackles, 6.5 sacks and three forced fumbles, giving RGIII and the Washington offense a rare break.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 12/15/14 1:32pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) has been ruled out for Week 16, because his collarbone is not completely healed, according to head coach Chip Kelly.
Huddle Up: The struggling Mark Sanchez will get another start for the Eagles. Sanchez has been awful the last two games but he gets a break against a bad Redskins pass defense this week if you need to start him.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 12/15/14 8:42pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) likely will not be able to play in Week 17. It is not known if he would be able to play if the team makes the playoffs.
Huddle Up: It'll be the Mark Sanchez Show the rest of the season, and it's a production that hasn't played to rave reviews the past 2 weeks with the QB throwing for only 348 yards, 2 TDs and 3 interceptions since Philly's last win on Thanksgiving Day in Dallas.
Cody Parkey - PKPosted 12/5/14 6:25pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles PK Cody Parkey (groin) was limited in practice Friday, December 5th, and is probable for Week 14.
Huddle Up: A green light for fantasy's top kicker.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 12/4/14 2:36pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin is expected to be lined up across from Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman often in Week 14.
Huddle Up: Not good news for Maclin who has tailed off some of late anyway after his scorching start. Meanwhile, this could mean more looks for red-hot rookie Jordan Matthews on the other side.
Cody Parkey - PKPosted 12/4/14 6:58pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles PK Cody Parkey (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: Eagles coach Chip Kelly said the rookie will be able to play Sunday against the Seahawks so no real worries right now for the owners of fantasy's top kicker.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 12/1/14 2:37pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles' (collarbone) broken collarbone is healing but has not fully healed yet, according to head coach Chip Kelly. Foles is not cleared to play at this point.
Huddle Up: There's no reason for owners to hold onto Foles at this point. With fantasy playoffs starting this week and Mark Sanchez playing well, it's highly unlikely Foles sees the field again this season to help owners.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 11/29/14 2:25pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) underwent an MRI Friday, Nov. 28, which showed his broken collarbone is healing normally, according to a source. Foles still is not able to take a hit but can increase his strength exercises.
Huddle Up: Foles is hoping to be cleared in the next 2-4 weeks. Mark Sanchez has been playing well in his absence. He has lead the Eagles to a 3-1 record but has a tough matchup with Seattle in Week 14. There's a chance Foles could get another start in Week 15 or 16 but he still needs to get cleared and Sanchez will have to play poorly for that to happen.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 11/28/14 12:12am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy ran for a season-high 159 yards and a score on 25 carries in a 33-10 victory over the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: That's back-to-back 100-yard games and three outings in the last four with a TD for Shady, who's rounding into form at the perfect time for his fantasy owners.
Cody Parkey - PKPosted 11/28/14 10:25am ET
Philadelphia Eagles K Cody Parkey has made all nine of his field goals in the past two games, including four Thursday, Nov. 27 against the Dallas Cowboys. The nine field goals are a team record.
Huddle Up: The Philly offense continues to roll, and Parkey is more than just along for the ride. He's become a solid, reliable fantasy kicking option.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 11/26/14 4:05pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (oblique) fully participated in practice and is probable for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Ertz hasn't missed a game this season and should be out there Thursday in Dallas, but his biggest fantasy threat is the increased looks fellow TE Brent Celek has been getting in recent weeks. Go ahead and roll with Ertz if you need to but weigh your TE options carefully.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 11/24/14 1:45pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) is due for an examination in the next two weeks. His recovery is going well, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Foles' best-case scenario for a return is Week 14 but that's being overly optimistic. If Foles returns by the end of the regular season, it will be a win for the Eagles. Mark Sanchez is 2-1 as the Eagles starter in Foles' absence. Foles is only worth holding if you're unsettled at the quarterback position heading into fantasy playoffs.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 11/18/14 6:38pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone), who cracked his clavicle in Week 8, is expected to miss at least another month, but head coach Chip Kelly said there have been no recent updates on his condition. "No," Kelly said. "He'll get a re-check at some point in time, but they said it's usually three to four weeks out before they ever take another X-ray. So he has not had that done yet." Foles has been working out but not in game conditions.
Huddle Up: Buckle up as it's likely the Mark Sanchez Show for the remainder of the regular season in Philly.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 11/14/14 9:49am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy averaged fewer than 2 yards per carry for the third time this season with 12 carries for 19 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 10. McCoy had two games of fewer than 2 yards per carry in his career before this season.
Huddle Up: McCoy owners are well aware of his struggles this season. McCoy has been one of the biggest busts in fantasy football so far this season and with Darren Sproles playing well, that's likely not going to change down the stretch.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 11/11/14 1:09am ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez was 20-of-37 for 332 yards, two TDs and an interception Monday, Nev. 10 in a 45-21 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: It was the right opponent at the right venue for Sanchez in his starting debut for Philly, and he wound up posting his fourth-highest single-game yardage total in his 70 contests, including the postseason, as a pro. Sanchez hooked up with rookie WR Jordan Matthews (7-138 on a team-high 9 targets) for both of his TD tosses, and he plenty of time to throw getting sacked/hit only once on his 38 drop-backs. It all adds up to a must waiver-wire claim if Sanchez is still available in your league.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 11/11/14 4:20pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews, who had seven catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 10 win with QB Mark Sanchez starting, developed some nice chemistry with Sanchez in training camp this year. Sanchez may have completed more passes to Mathews than any other player in camp while working with the second-team offense. Sanchez immediately found Matthews for a touchdown when he relieved QB Nick Foles in Week 8 because of an injury, too. 'Of course we had something going on in camp,' Matthews said. 'We kind of had to. We were both on the second team at the time. So, I took the majority of the reps with him. After practice, I made sure I got extra reps with him. I knew that if I wanted to break into the lineup, I had to look good with the second-team first. That was definitely a point of emphasis for me back then. We continued to have a great relationship. I started building one with Nick (Foles), but now it's Mark's opportunity, so I have to go out and make plays for him.'
Huddle Up: Chip Kelly downplayed Matthews' huge role Monday night, saying it was simply how the game plan unfolded, but the rookie is definitely worth a pickup as he also caught a TD from Sanchez the previous week in Houston.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 11/11/14 6:18pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz continued to see his role shrink in Week 10 versus the Carolina Panthers Monday, Nov. 10, as head coach Chip Kelly seems more comfortable with TE Brent Celek because of his blocking skills. Ertz must work on his blocking moving forward.
Huddle Up: Ertz only has five targets, two receptions and 21 yards over the last two games and shouldn't be started until he shows some signs of fantasy life.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 11/6/14 4:06pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy is participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 6.
Huddle Up: McCoy was out with an illness Wednesday and will be ready to go Monday night against the Panthers.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 11/5/14 6:34pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy missed practice with an illness Wednesday, Nov. 5, but he should be back Thursday, Nov. 6, and ready to go for the team's Week 10 game against the Carolina Panthers on Monday, Nov. 10.
Huddle Up: No worries, Shady owners -- nothing significant here.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 11/4/14 11:40pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles' long-term future with the team was in doubt before he broke his collarbone in Week 9, according to people with knowledge of the team's plan. Foles' inconsistent play this year has 'soured' some in the organization, including general manager Howie Roseman, according to sources. Foles has thrown 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this year for a quarterback rating of 81.9. The people that drafted Foles in 2012 are no longer with the team, too. Roseman and his scouts preferred Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins to Foles, but then-head coach Andy Reid insisted on Foles.
Huddle Up: Definitely something to consider in keeper leagues as Foles' star has definitely dimmed somewhat following his stellar 2013 season.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 11/3/14 12:06am ET
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) suffered a broken collarbone in the Week 9 game against the Houston Texans, a source confirmed Sunday, Nov. 2. An MRI Monday, Nov. 3, will determine how long Foles will be sidelined.
Huddle Up: Early reports have Foles out at least 4-6 weeks. Mark Sanchez will start while Foles is out and is a must add for owners who need QB help. Sanchez could be a borderline QB1 in Chip Kelly's offense.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 11/3/14 10:26am ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz played just 24 snaps in Week 9 Sunday, Nov. 2, because the team used a lot of three-receiver sets. TE Brent Celek played 64 snaps to block.
Huddle Up: It was a tough matchup for Ertz to begin with; being on the field for such a limited number of snaps made it even more difficult for Ertz to carve out fantasy value. And replacing Nick Foles with Mark Sanchez capped off Ertz's trifecta of futility. Going forward, Philly's QB change and Ertz's fluctuating role throw his fantasy value into question.
DeMeco Ryans - LBPosted 11/3/14 7:54pm ET
The Philadelphia Eagles placed LB DeMeco Ryans (Achilles') on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Nov. 3. The team also signed free-agent FS Chris Prosinski (Jaguars). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Tough blow for an already shaky Philly defense, losing its leading tackler and emotional leader. Ryan also has an interception, a fumble recovery and four passes defensed.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 11/2/14 8:27pm ET
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) had his arm in a sling after the Week 9 game against the Houston Texans, but head coach Chip Kelly said Sunday, Nov. 2, that he did not know any more than that.
Huddle Up: Foles has a collarbone injury and could miss some time. Mark Sanchez filled in for Foles on Sunday and played well. Sanchez would be a borderline QB1 in Philadelphia's offense if Foles is out for a while.
Darren Sproles - RBPosted 10/31/14 3:25pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 31, and is probable for Week 9 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Sproles has practiced in full all week after sitting out the Week 8 game at Arizona, and will return to his usual role spelling LeSean McCoy on Sunday in Houston.
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