Eagles Fantasy News

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Foster will be fine for a nice matchup against the Eagles.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Sproles is expected to return in Week 9 and is a so-so option coming off injury in a mediocre matchup against the Texans.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. ohnson typically rests early in the week. He has a great matchup with a shaky Eagles secondary this week.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Eagles TE Brent Celek (back) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. Midweek downgrades are generally a bad sign. If Celek isn’t able to practice on Friday and/or can’t play in Week 9, it would be a big boost for Zach Ertz and James Casey.

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.

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.