Eagles Fantasy News

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 13. Look for Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles to split the backfield work again this week.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (ankle, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 13. Matthews couldn’t finish Monday night’s game, and “got a little sore” after practice on Thursday. He’ll probably play, but he’s not 100 percent.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (knee) missed practice again Thursday. If Mathews can’t play, look for Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles to split the backfield work again this week.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Matthews couldn’t finish Monday night’s game, but a return to practice is a good sign.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not practice Wednesday. If Mathews can’t play, look for Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles to split the backfield work again this week.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Matthews couldn’t finish Monday night’s game, so his availability for Week 13 is in question.

Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (ankle) expected to play Week 13

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 5:20pm

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews should return next Sunday when the Eagles face the Bengals in Cincinnati.

Fantasy Impact:

Matthews sprained his right ankle in Monday night's loss to Green Bay. HC Doug Peterson said X-rays were negative and he may be held out on Wednesday's practice but should be good for the game against the Bengals.

Eagles RB Ryan Mathews, WR Nelson Agholor OUT vs. Packers

Monday, November 28, 2016, 7:12pm

Eagles Inactives
Nelson Agholor WR
Brandon Brooks G
Dillon Gordon OG
Taylor Hart DE
Ryan Mathews RB
Steven Means DE
Halapoulivaati Vaitai OT

Fantasy Impact:

Mathews, it was announced earlier in the week, would miss this game. Agholor is a healthy scratch who is replaced by Paul Turner

Eagles Beat: RB Wendell Smallwood likely to carry the load Monday night

Saturday, November 26, 2016, 8:42pm

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

On Monday, Wendell Smallwood will have to be good with shouldering the load. Ryan Mathews has been ruled out with an MCL sprain and Sproles is dealing with a fractured seventh rib.

That means Smallwood, the fifth-round pick, will likely be the Eagles’ lead running back on Monday night against the Packers.

“Yeah, he is (ready),” Sproles said of Smallwood. “He’s getting everything quick. The main thing is the protection and stuff like that, but he picks that up fast, though.”

Fantasy Impact:

In the last two weeks, Smallwood has picked up 26 of his 57 career carries. He had 13 against Atlanta and 13 against Seattle. The only other time he had that type of workload was against Pittsburgh, when he carried the ball 17 times. On the season, Smallwood had 57 carries for 253 yards. He’s the first Eagles rookie to go over 250 yards rushing since LeSean McCoy in 2009.

MNF Injury Report Week 12 - Ryan Mathews OUT vs. Green Bay

Saturday, November 26, 2016, 4:18pm

Packers at Eagles

Packers (Green Bay did not practice on Thursday or Saturday. The Thursday and Saturday practice reports are estimations.)

OUT
LB Kyler Fackrell (hamstring), CB Demetri Goodson (knee), G T.J. Lang (foot), LB Blake Martinez (knee), C J.C. Tretter (knee)

QUESTIONABLE
T Don Barclay (shoulder), CB Damarious Randall (groin), LB Jake Ryan (ankle)

EAGLES
OUT
RB Ryan Mathews (knee), T Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee)

Related players: Darren Sproles, Kenjon Barner

Fantasy Impact:

This story broke earlier on Saturday that Mathews wouldn't suit up for Monday night. Darren Sproles is battling a rib injury but will play. Wendell Smallwood could very well end up with a bulk of the carries with Sproles and Kenjon Barner chipping in, especially in the passing game or as change of pace backs.

Eagles rule out RB Ryan Mathews for MNF

Saturday, November 26, 2016, 12:52pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

As the Eagles prepare for a potential elimination game against the Packers on Monday night, they won’t have two key pieces of their offense.

Running back Ryan Mathews and right tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai have been ruled out. Both have MCL sprains.

Related players: Darren Sproles, Wendell Smallwood, Kenjon Barner

Fantasy Impact:

The good news for the Eagles comes from the fact that all other injured players will be able to go (according to Pederson), including running back Darren Sproles, who suffered a rib injury against the Seahawks, the story said. Smallwood seems like he could be in store for a majority of the carries. Kenjon Barner likely factors in as well.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (knee) missed practice again Friday. Mathews has not practiced this week, but the Eagles play on Monday night, so we’ll see what he’s able to do on Saturday. Beat writer Les Bowen said that Mathews is expected to play, but it doesn’t seem like that’s the case. Wendell Smallwood would have a larger role if Mathews has to sit, but it looks like Darren Sproles will play.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Eagles RB Darren Sproles (rib) took full practice reps again Friday. Sproles looks like he’s in for Monday Night Football. With Ryan Mathews’ status up in the air, we could be looking at a Wendell Smallwood/Darren Sproles backfield this week. Smallwood figures to lead the team in carries, but the Eagles were featuring Sproles in the running game as recently as Week 9.

Browns QB Robert Griffin will practice this week

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 11:48am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The team announced Wednesday that Robert Griffin will practice with the Browns for the first time since the opening week of the season. Griffin was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder issue back on Sept. 12 -- a day after a season-opening loss to the Eagles.

Per league rules, Griffin has three weeks to either be activated or shipped to injured reserve permanently. His lone appearance in 2016 yielded 12 completions on 26 attempts (46.15 percent) for 190 yards and an interception. Behind a haphazard offensive line, he was sacked three times for a total loss of 22 yards.

Fantasy Impact:

Griffin probably isn't the QB of the future in Cleveland, though he did look good in the preseason before a poor outing in Week 1.

Eagles Beat: Wendell Smallwood could be workhorse RB if Ryan Mathews is out

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 8:59pm

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

The Eagles enter the week of preparation for Green Bay a little light at running back.

Both Ryan Mathews (knee) and Darren Sproles (rib fracture) left Sunday's game early and did not return. Head coach Doug Pederson said Mathews is day to day and Sproles won't practice early in the week but is expected to be back for the game on Monday against the Packers.

Aside from Mathews and Sproles, the Eagles have just Kenjon Barner and rookie Wendell Smallwood as their other running backs.

Based on Sunday, it seems like if Mathews isn't ready to play, Smallwood would become the Eagles' workhorse running back.

Fantasy Impact:

The story speculates Mathews won't be ready. We've already seen Sproles take 10-15 carries this year while Mathews was dealing with a tooth issue but Sproles now has a rib problem. Smallwood will likely be a big pickup this week and should get enough touches to warrant a start as long as Mathews is out. He'll still come with risks with Sproles and Barner in the mix for touches. Keep in mind this game is Monday night.

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