Eagles Fantasy News

Monday, September 22, 2014, 4:39pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The 49ers are hopeful tight end Vernon Davis‘ absence will span just one game.

According to the club’s Twitter feed, head coach John Harbaugh said he was “optimistic” Davis would be able to suit up for Sunday’s matchup against 3-0 Philadelphia.

Davis exited the Week Two loss to Chicago with knee and ankle injuries. He was inactive for Sunday’s defeat at Arizona, as was second-string tight end Vance McDonald (knee).

Fantasy Impact:

He will make for a great play against an Eagles defense that gave up 500-plus yards to the Redskins in Week 3. The Birds will also likely be without LB Mychal Kendricks.

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Monday, September 22, 2014, 1:27pm

New York Post - [Full Article]

Giants rookie WR Odell Beckham is making progress.

Maybe he gets to work in a few individual drills this week, as short as it is (Giants play Thursday night). Then he gets more extensive time in practice next week, actually getting in for some full-team drills. Most likely, however, that still would not be enough time for him to make his debut Oct. 5 against the Falcons. Maybe, but probably not.

If there are no setbacks, Beckham gets in another full week of work and – drumroll, please – finally gets to wear a uniform Oct. 12 for a Sunday night showdown with the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact:

It's just one opinion, but it sounds as if the short week this week will push Beckham back at least another week. The Giants rode their starting WRs hard this past week as guys like Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle saw a majority of the snaps, so they could really use some depth at the position.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle, out) has been ruled out for Week 3. Kirk Cousins gets the start. In four previous starts, he averaged 269 yards with 1.5 TD and 1.5 INT, which equates to QB17-type numbers. He’s a Sneaky Start this week against a shaky Eagles defense.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Eagles WR Josh Huff (shoulder, doubtful) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is doubtful for Week 3.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3. No worries here. Ertz is in the process of his breakout season and should be in most fantasy lineups.

Colts Beat: Trent Richardson will continue to start to justify 2013 trade

Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:40am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Colts beat writer Mike Wells: Not starting Trent Richardson would be admitting that the trade with Cleveland was a complete bust. Richardson will continue to be the starter, but Ahmad Bradshaw will get his fair amount of carries with his load continuing to increase if Richardson can’t hold onto the ball. Richardson was going to be one of the most talked-about players in the Philly game if the Colts had won because he had his best rushing game (79 yards) since coming to Indianapolis in September 2013. Richardson was talked about a lot after the game, but not in a good way. The Colts recovered his first fumble, but his second one led to an Eagles touchdown and played a significant factor in why they lost the game.

Fantasy Impact:

For Ahmad Bradshaw owners, it doesn't matter much if Richardson is the starter in name only. It just means that Richardson will get the first chance to shine, which he rarely does. Week 3 could be the exception, with a tasty matchup against the Jaguars.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) was ruled out for Week 3. Kirk Cousins gets the start. In four previous starts, he averaged 269 yards with 1.5 TD and 1.5 INT, which equates to QB17-type numbers. He’s a Sneaky Start this week against a shaky Eagles defense.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Eagles WR Josh Huff (shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Ertz has looked great en route to top 10 numbers at his position. He looks like he’ll be startable the rest of the way.

Eagles Beat: The breakout season is on for TE Zach Ertz

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 12:21pm

Philly Mag - [Full Article]

Pretty much everyone who watched Eagles TE Zach Ertz this summer was predicting a breakout year. And through two games, those outlooks seem on-point. He has seven catches on 10 targets for 163 yards. All seven grabs have netted first downs. Six of the seven have been for 20 yards or more. No one in the NFL has more 20+ grabs than Ertz so far.

His 23.3 yards per reception is also a league-high.

Fantasy Impact:

The article does a good job of using pictures from All-22 film to break down how Ertz is making plays downfield. He is in the top 9 in both standard and PPR formats and has played 67 percent of his team's snaps. He is tied with LeSean McCoy for the 3rd-most targets (11) on the team, ahead of both Riley Cooper and Jordan Matthews. At this point, he looks like an every-week starter.

Eagles Beat: Nick Foles' chemistry with receivers is a work in progress

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 12:08pm

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

Through two games, Eagles QB Nick Foles has completed just 16 of 39 passes (41 percent) to Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper and Jordan Matthews. Although he’s thrown touchdowns to Maclin in both games, Foles has hit on just eight of 21 targets (38 percent) to the sixth-year wideout.

Compare that to Zach Ertz, who’s caught seven of the 11 passes thrown to him, and the running backs, who have 21 combined receptions on 24 targets.

Fantasy Impact:

Even with the chemistry issues with Maclin and Cooper, Foles is the #6 QB through two games. If he can get in sync with his wideouts, a top 5 season will likely follow.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) was ruled out for Week 3. Kirk Cousins will get the start in a nice matchup against the Eagles.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (other) did not practice Wednesday. Bradshaw is probably just getting a veteran’s day off after a big performance on Monday night against the Eagles.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Eagles WR Josh Huff (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Ertz has looked great en route to top 10 numbers at his position. He looks like he’ll be startable the rest of the way.