Ryan Mathews - RBPosted 9/26/16 9:40am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) will remain the starter, but head coach Doug Pederson said the team will continue to rotate backs even when Mathews is healthy.
Huddle Up: The backfield was already trending toward the committee anyway, as Mathews has only touched the ball 12 times since logging 22 carries in the season opener. Darren Sproles should be considered the best option for Philly whenever the Eagles face a stout run defense, while Mathews is shaping up to be a touchdown-dependent flex option. Rookie Wendell Smallwood and Kenjon Barner will also be involved, likely making this a backfield to avoid going forward.
Ryan Mathews - RBPosted 9/25/16 10:13pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) carried just twice for minus-5 yards in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Head coach Doug Pederson did not have information on Mathews' status after the game, but said he would have an update Monday, Sept. 26. Mathews has been dealing with an apparent ankle injury, but he has not missed time despite having an ankle heavily taped.
Huddle Up: Mathews was non-existent, while Wendell Smallwood, Kenjon Barner and Darren Sproles all had solid performances. Fantasy owners will want to watch practice closely this week before deciding on Mathews for Week 4.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 9/24/16 7:52am ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (rib) will return to action Oct. 9, during Week 5's game against the Detroit Lions, according to head coach Doug Pederson. He has already been ruled out for Week 3's game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers and the club has a bye in Week 4.
Huddle Up: Brent Celek and Trey Burton will once again split time at tight end for the Eagles against Pittsburgh, with Burton possessing more upside and worth considering as a low-cost option in daily fantasy contests.
Dorial Green-Beckham - WRPosted 9/24/16 5:11pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Dorial Green-Beckham will be a 'little more involved' in the offense and should see more targets moving forward, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
Huddle Up: Green-Beckham's physical gifts are undeniable, and if he can start to realize his potential, he could be Philadelphia's No. 2 receiver by the end of the year. He is too risky to start at this point, but he should be stashed in all formats.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 9/23/16 7:32am ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (rib) has been ruled out for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Trey Burton had a solid game with a 5-49-1 line last week. He's worth consideration if you need an injury fill-in against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Carson Wentz - QBPosted 9/23/16 11:29am ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz has completed 80 percent (12-of-15) of his passes against the blitz this season, which leads the NFL.
Huddle Up: This is one reason Wentz has looked so polished in the early going of his rookie campaign. Overall, the 2016 No. 2 overall draft pick has thrown for 468 yards while completing 60.6 percent (43-of-71) of his passes, with three touchdowns compared to zero interceptions. Considering the weapons he has at his disposal, he just may have potential in becoming a legit QB1 by year's end.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 9/22/16 2:04pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (rib) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 22.
Huddle Up: It doesn't look promising for Ertz in Week 3. If he is ruled out then Brent Celek and Trey Burton would take over again. Burton has more upside and scored last week. He'd make for a solid, cheap play in daily contests, too.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 9/21/16 9:44am ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (rib) is out of practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Ertz is likely to be a game-time decision against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He'd be a low-end TE1 if he suits up.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 9/21/16 12:21pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (rib) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Ertz missed the last game because of the injury and may need to sit at least one more week. Owners probably should look for other options to use in their lineups because Ertz probably would be limited if he plays in Week 3.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 9/20/16 10:31am ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (rib) will likely be a game-time decision in Week 3 against Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
Huddle Up: Don't be surprised if the Eagles choose to hold him out another week. Trey Burton performed very well in Ertz's role against the Chicago Bears on Monday night and impressed the coaching staff enough during the preseason to earn himself some playing time now that he is over his calf injury. Consider Ertz a low-end TE1 at best this week if he gets the nod and Burton a high-end TE2 if he doesn't.
Ryan Mathews - RBPosted 9/19/16 9:43pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (hand) was being checked by trainers in the locker room after the Week 2 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Sept. 19. The trainers appeared to be looking at his hand.
Huddle Up: This might explain why Mathews was limited to 10 total touches to 14 for Darren Sproles. Mathews still has two rushing touchdowns, so the night wasn't a total loss for Mathews and his fantasy owners.
Carson Wentz - QBPosted 9/19/16 9:41pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz completed 21 of his 34 pass attempts for 190 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 2 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Sept. 19. He also ran six times for 10 yards.
Huddle Up: Wentz improved to 2-0, but his stats are rather pedestrian so far from a fantasy perspective. He remains more of a QB2 in most redraft formats. However, in long-term dynasty leagues he is an absolute stud with a high ceiling.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 9/19/16 9:45pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews managed six receptions for 71 yards in the Week 2 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Sept. 19. However he also dropped a 35-yard touchdown earlier in the game, and he is tied for the NFL lead with the most drops through two weeks.
Huddle Up: Matthews is a talented player, but he has an issue with drops which seems to keep him from taking that next step to stardom and fantasy sainthood. He remains a solid low-end WR2 heading into Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Darren Sproles - RBPosted 9/19/16 9:44pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles posted 12 carries for a game-high 40 yards in the Week 2 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Sept. 19. He also had two receptions for eight yards, leading all Philly tailbacks with 14 touches.
Huddle Up: Sproles might been seeing an extra workload with Ryan Mathews dealing with a hand injury. It's a situation to watch heading into Week 3, although it's a difficult matchup for fantasy purposes against the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 9/17/16 8:17am ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (rib) has been ruled out for Week 2's game against the Chicago Bears, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
Huddle Up: Ertz had six receptions for 58 yards in the season opener against the Browns but did not practice at all this week and should be considered week-to-week going forward. TE Brent Celek was on the field for 49 percent of the offensive snaps against Cleveland and should see an increased role versus Chicago, making him a suitable replacement in seasonal leagues as well as DFS. TE Trey Burton should also see a spike in fantasy value due to Ertz's injury.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 9/16/16 11:40am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews has recorded 23 receptions for 299 yards (99.7 ypg) combined over his last three games on Monday Night Football. He's also scored a pair of receiving touchdowns over that span.
Huddle Up: Matthews was simply a target machine in Week 1, seeing 14 balls come his way from rookie quarterback Carson Wentz, en route to registering seven receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown. All signs point to him having another successful outing in Week 2 opposite a leaky Bears pass defense that was taken advantage of by DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller in the opener.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 9/16/16 5:02pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (rib) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: Ertz has missed each of the last two days of practice and may not be able to play in Week 2, so owners should monitor the situation. Brent Celek would receive a bigger role if Ertz misses the game but may not be a great fantasy option.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 9/15/16 7:57am ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (rib) has not been ruled out to play Monday, Sept. 19, in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Ertz would at best be limited against the Chicago Bears. Brent Celek caught one ball for 11 yards in Week 1. He's not a suitable replacement in fantasy, and Ertz's absence should continue to give Jordan Matthews high-end WR2 upside.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 9/15/16 1:17pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (rib) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 15.
Huddle Up: Ertz's status will be one to monitor right before game time Monday night. If he is unable to go, then Brent Celek would make for a nice, cheap play in daily formats and as a suitable replacement for Ertz in seasonal leagues.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 9/14/16 6:00am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews has a rapport with QB Carson Wentz, and the two connected seven times for 114 yards and a touchdown in Week 1. One 28-yard gain occurred after Wentz changed the pass protection at the line of scrimmage and Matthews adjusted his route accordingly.
Huddle Up: That type of synergy can lead to big things on the field. The duo just needs to stay healthy. Matthews is a solid WR2 against the Chicago Bears in Week 2, while Wentz still needs to show more to creep into the low-end QB1 area.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 9/12/16 9:23am ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (rib) is considered week-to-week with a rib displacement and his status for Week 2 is in question, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
Huddle Up: The rib is not broken or cracked, but it appears there is a good chance Ertz will miss the Eagles' Week 2 Monday Night Football showdown against the Chicago Bears. Preseason star Trey Burton was inactive in Week 1 due to a calf injury, so Philadelphia could be forced to rely on Brent Celek and find some help outside of the organization if Ertz and Burton don't make significant progress this week.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 9/9/16 7:43am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews will run inside and outside in his route trees this season, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
Huddle Up: It was reported in the offseason that Matthews would strictly be a slot receiver. However, the personnel likely haven't exuded the confidence in Pederson for that plan of attack to be efficient. Matthews is a solid WR2 against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1.
Darren Sproles - RBPosted 9/9/16 6:26pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles will be used more as a receiver than a running back this season, and Sproles said he believes the offense will play to his strengths.
Huddle Up: Sproles could end up being a sneaky flex option in PPR formats if the Eagles are committed to using him in the passing game. He is a roll-of-the-dice play in Week 1, but he is a solid stash candidate.
Carson Wentz - QBPosted 9/9/16 6:17pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz has a slow release, according to Cleveland Browns DE Carl Nassib, and Nassib said the Browns plan to take advantage of Wentz's release in their Week 1 matchup.
Huddle Up: The speed of Wentz's release is open for debate, but there is no question the rookie is a risky option in all formats as he prepares for his first NFL start.
Carson Wentz - QBPosted 9/5/16 8:36am ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (ribs) is healthy and will start Week 1, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
Huddle Up: The Eagles have some holes, but there is a bit of talent sprinkled around on offense. It's not a formidable situation, though, and Wentz is little more than a second option in two-QB leagues.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/4/16 8:19am ET
Minnesota Vikings tight ends coach Pat Shurmur told the Vikings that he believes QB Sam Bradford will be able to learn offensive coordinator Norv Turner's scheme quickly. Shurmur was Bradford's offensive coordinator with the Philadelphia Eagles last season.
Huddle Up: Bradford is expected to sit out Week 1 while he learns the offense but has a chance to start in Week 2. Bradford will have solid weapons to work with on offense but should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in all fantasy leagues in part because of his injury history.
Chase Daniel - QBPosted 9/3/16 7:55am ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Chase Daniel will be the starting quarterback for the Eagles after the team traded QB Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Daniel is familiar with Doug Pederson's offense and posted solid numbers during the preseason. Daniel should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues since the Eagles have some question marks at wide receiver.
Carson Wentz - QBPosted 9/3/16 10:07am ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (ribs) could start Week 1's game against the Cleveland Browns if he has recovered sufficiently from his rib injuries, according to multiple sources.
Huddle Up: Prior to the trade of Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings Saturday, Sept. 3, Wentz appeared poised to begin the 2016 season as the Eagles' No. 3 quarterback and was only worth drafting in dynasty and keeper formats. However, he now merits consideration as a viable late-round option in all seasonal leagues, even though he played in just one preseason game prior to getting injured.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 8/29/16 7:46am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (knee) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: Matthews has a week to get into game shape and should be ready for Week 1. He remains a solid WR2 in fantasy.
Wendell Smallwood - RBPosted 8/28/16 7:32am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (head) left the preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Aug. 27, in order to be evaluated for a head injury.
Huddle Up: At this point, Smallwood should be viewed as nothing more than a late-round flier in fantasy leagues containing 12 or more teams. However, he could make a viable in-season option if the Eagles suffer an injury at the position.
Our FREE email updates are packed with the player news and fantasy analysis you need! Always fresh, no spam, guaranteed!