Eagles Fantasy News

Gruden: Redskins RB Alfred Morris is 'still a force'

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:04pm

Real Redskins - [Full Article]

Although Alfred Morris is having an off year, HC Jay Gruden still has confidence in him. “Well, I think from an expectation level, I think we all expected him to have probably more yards, more touchdowns and that’s a combination of things—not getting as many looks, me not calling enough runs, maybe,” he said. “Like I said, in the running game, there’s a lot of things that can go wrong. But he is where he is. He’s still a force.”

Fantasy Impact:

Fantasy-wise, Morris is having a solid year. He's the #14 RB in standard formats and is #17 in PPR leagues. He has a nice set of matchups in the fantasy playoffs against the Giants in Week 15 and the Eagles in Week 16.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Sproles is expected to return in Week 9 and is a so-so option coming off injury in a mediocre matchup against the Texans.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Johnson should be fine for a great matchup against the Eagles.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:25pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The number of passing routes Arian Foster has run this season, ranking sixth among running backs behind Matt Forte, Le'Veon Bell, LeSean McCoy, Shane Vereen and Justin Forsett.

Foster has caught 24 passes on those routes for 166 yards, which ranks 13th in the league among running backs. Foster also has two receiving touchdowns, more than all running backs except Ahmad Bradshaw, Forte and Marshawn Lynch.

Darren Sproles says he'll play Week 9

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 2:37pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Darren Sproles injured his knee in the team’s Week 6 win over the Giants and wound up being listed as questionable for last week’s game after spending the bye week rehabbing the injury. The team ultimately decided not to play him, however.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Sproles said things would be different against the Texans. Sproles practiced on Tuesday and said afterward that he will be in the lineup when the game kicks off in Houston.

Fantasy Impact:

With Chris Polk active, the team decided to rest Sproles another week. Polk had three carries and a catch while spelling LeSean McCoy against Arizona - his first offensive touches of the season. Sproles had seven carries in each of his last two games, but hasn't recorded a catch since Week 4.

Cards RB Stepfan Taylor (calf) to miss 'significant time'

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 1:17pm

AZCardinals.com - [Full Article]

Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor is expected to miss “significant time,” according to coach Bruce Arians, because of a calf injury.

Taylor didn’t have a carry against the Eagles before going out with the injury in the second half. But it now means that the top two backs that were supposed to support Andre EllingtonJonathan Dwyer and Taylor — are not around. And this is all while Ellington is playing through a bum foot. The Cardinals have explored adding a running back through trade but nothing has been that close to happening.

Fantasy Impact:

It's likely going to mean a bigger role for Ellington. Marion Grice — a rookie sixth-round pick of San Diego who was cut and on a practice squad before the Cards signed him — is the Ellington backup. At some point, the Cards will have to add a back to the 53-man roster and Kerwynn Williams is an option from their own practice squad, the story said.

Monday, October 27, 2014, 8:36am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Cornerback Patrick Peterson was diagnosed with a concussion in the second quarter and missed the rest of the contest. Peterson was hurt when teammate Deone Bucannon hit Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and drove him into Peterson with enough force that both Maclin and Peterson had to go to the locker room for evaluation.

Maclin would return, but Peterson wouldn’t and will now have to gain clearance by going through the concussion protocol. It’s too early to know whether he has a chance to do so in time to play against the Cowboys next week, although Peterson tweeted that he’s OK, in a game that will likely leave us with a frontrunner for home field advantage in the playoffs.

Darren Sproles officially OUT for Eagles

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:48pm

Eagles Inactives
Matt Barkley QB
Taylor Hart DE
Jason Kelce C
Dennis Kelly G
Brad Smith WR
Darren Sproles RB
Jaylen Watkins CB

Fantasy Impact:

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 8. Ellington should be fine to face the Eagles in Week 8.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 8. Polk would see an expanded role if he’s active and Darren Sproles isn’t.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 8. It appears that Sproles in on track to play in Week 8, though we wouldn’t want to start a gimpy player against a tough Cardinals defense. The game is late in the day, which only makes Sproles a less attractive play.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Cardinals WR John Brown (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 8. Brown is a decent dart throw in a great matchup against the Eagles.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) took full practice reps again Thursday. Polk would see an expanded role if he’s active and Darren Sproles isn’t.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. It appears that Sproles in on track to play in Week 8, though we wouldn’t want to start a gimpy player against a tough Cardinals defense.

Redskins targeting Week 11 for RG3's return

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:50pm

PFT - [Full Article]

Jay Gruden recently hinted that Week 11 could be the date on which Redskins QB Robert Griffin III returns to action.

“I would guarantee Tampa, most likely, unless something happens between now and then,” Gruden told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday. “You’ve got a good bye week, you’ve got a couple weeks to make sure it’s ready. Obviously Robert is a quick healer. He works extremely hard in the training room. So the process could be sped up a little bit depending on how he feels.”

It’s highly unlikely that Griffin will play in Dallas on Monday night, and nearly as unlikely that he’d play on a short week in Minnesota the following Sunday.

Waiting until after the bye gives Griffin more than three more weeks not only to heal but also to prepare.

Fantasy Impact:

Once healthy, Griffin will return to a good situation that includes Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson, Andre Roberts and a now-healthy Jordan Reed. The Redskins are currently 14th in fantasy points generated from its passing game, and Griffin adds the extra dimension of being able to run the ball. Expect low-end QB1/high-end QB2 numbers upon his return. His playoff schedule is favorable with matchups against the Rams, Giants and Eagles from Week 14 to Week 16.