Eagles Fantasy News

Bills RB LeSean McCoy under investigation over an alleged assault

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 1:02pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over an alleged assault of off-duty police officers at a Philadelphia nightclub, according to multiple reports.

A statement released Monday by Philadelphia police said that two off-duty officers, both 40-year-old black men and members of the city's police department, were injured in a fight with four black men, aged 26 through 30, around 2:45 a.m. Sunday.

Police did not identify the four suspects, but a man familiar with the investigation confirmed to ESPN's Mark Schwarz and The Associated Press that McCoy, who played six seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles, is one of the men under investigation. The man spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to publicly discuss the case.

Related players: Karlos Williams

Fantasy Impact:

McCoy's offseason is not off to a good start. Depending on how this plays out, he could be suspended for part of the 2016 season. Karlos Williams is waiting in the wings.

Eagles ink TE Zach Ertz to a five-year deal

Monday, January 25, 2016, 11:31am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Philadelphia Eagles locked down Zach Ertz.

The team announced the tight end inked a five-year contract extension on Monday, keeping him in Philadelphia through 2021.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the extension is worth $42.5 million, with $20 million in guarantees, which makes Ertz the fourth-highest paid tight end in average and guaranteed money, per a source. Jimmy Graham ($10 million), Julius Thomas ($9.2 million) and Rob Gronkowski ($9 million) are the top three in average per year.

Fantasy Impact:

Ertz finished as the #10 TE in standard scoring, but was #6 after his Week 8 bye, averaging 6.4 catches for 73 yards and 0.25 TD (on 8.8 targets per game) in his final eight games. On the season, he racked up 75 catches for 853 yards and two scores. Given his size and relative catch radius, his touchdown rate should increase eventually. Playing time was the issue in his first two NFL seasons, but he played 72% of the snaps in 2015 and 79% in his last five games.

Eagles hire Frank Reich as offensive coordinator

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 2:50pm

Jason La Canfora, Twitter - [Full Article]

Eagles have hired Frank Reich as their OC. Done deal.

Fantasy Impact:

Reich previously served as the OC of the Chargers for the last two seasons and his offenses finished 18th and 9th in yards gained even though they were in the bottom half in points scored in both seasons. New HC Doug Pederson is expected to call the plays in Philadelphia

Eagles reportedly agree to terms with new DC Jim Schwartz

Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 2:07pm

Don Banks, Twitter - [Full Article]

Eagles have a new Defensive coordinator in Jim Schwartz. Deal is not yet signed, but agreement in place.

Fantasy Impact:

His last stint as DC was with the Bills in 2014 when they were 4th in both yards and points allowed. In eight seasons as the Titans' DC, he had four top 12 units in yards allowed. This looks like a good hire for the Eagles.

Eagles plan to hire Doug Pederson as head coach

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:09pm

Albert Breer, Twitter - [Full Article]

Chiefs OC Doug Pederson will be the Eagles' next coach. They have to wait for KC's season to end to make it official.

Fantasy Impact:

Pederson has served as the Chiefs' offensive coordinator for the last three years, though it's Andy Reid who calls the plays.

Chip Kelly named head coach of the 49ers

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 3:07pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The San Francisco 49ers have hired Chip Kelly to be the 10th head coach in franchise history, 11 days after firing Jim Tomsula following a 5-11, one-and-done season.

Kelly, 52, interviewed with the 49ers last week. He was fired in this third season as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles with one week to go in the season and the Eagles languishing at 6-9.

Fantasy Impact:

Kelly reportedly will not have control over personnel decisions. His arrival is good news for the entire offense, especially Colin Kaepernick who may get another chance to start. In three seasons, Kelly's offenses finished 4th, 3rd and 13th in points scored.

Tom Coughlin doesn't address future

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 7:20pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Despite reports suggesting Tom Coughlin will not return to the Giants (6-10) next season, the veteran head coach did not address his future after a 35-30 loss to the Eagles (7-9) on Sunday.

"I'm not going to answer anything about that," he said. "The season just ended."

Speculation about Coughlin's future ramped up when his entire family came to the season finale. Coughlin said that it was simply the first time everyone's schedules worked together, and that this is the time of year they celebrate Christmas and the New Year. When asked if the game had any nostalgia for him, he immediately waved the question away and would not answer.

"I'm going to give myself a little time," Coughlin said after being asked whether or not he personallty made a decision. "I'm sure I'll talk with ownership and I'll go from there."

Fantasy Impact:

A Jay Glazer report on Sunday said Coughlin would resign as the Giants head coach.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Eagles K Caleb Sturgis (right hamstring, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Eagles K Caleb Sturgis (right hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday.

Eagles fire head coach Chip Kelly

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 8:01pm

Philly.com - [Full Article]

The Eagles fired head coach Chip Kelly on Tuesday evening.

Owner Jeffrey Lurie made the stunning announcement in a statement released by the team, and he will address reporters on Wednesday.

“We appreciate all the contributions that Chip Kelly made and wish him every success going forward,” Lurie said.

Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will be the interim head coach on Sunday against the New York Giants.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a surprise move because many felt Kelly would at least get next year to make improvements, but he doesn't even make it to Black Monday. Those who cover the team feel Kelly's comments Monday when he said "he's not the GM" may have done him in, because Kelly has not taken a lot of responsibility for the team's struggles this season and does have full control of the roster. Kelly made big moves over the last two years, like trading LeSean McCoy, releasing DeSean Jackson and trading Nick Foles, and a lot of the replacements didn't live up to the hype. That's especially the case for DeMarco Murray, who seemed like a spur of the moment signing after losing out on Frank Gore to the Colts. Murray clearly hasn't been a fit in Kelly's offense. Murray would be a huge cap hit if the Birds released him so it's possible the new coach builds the offense around Murray's strengths a little more. Sam Bradford is a pending free agent and the team needs to address the offensive line as well as the outside wide receivers in the offseason.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 9:24am

Redskins.com - [Full Article]

When Pierre Thomas signed with the Washington Redskins a little more than two weeks ago, he talked about the energy he felt in the locker room.

The nine-year veteran running back, who spent eight seasons with the New Orleans Saints and won a Super Bowl title, said he saw a team on the cusp of success with a laser-narrowed focus. With a little hope, Thomas thought, he’d be able to impart some leadership on this team to help them achieve their goal of making the playoffs, and in the process, prove he could still play.

Both of those things happened on Saturday night as the Redskins beat the Eagles, 38-24, to clinch the NFC East title at Lincoln Financial Field. Thomas caught seven catches for 67 yards and rushed for 22 yards on four carries.

Fantasy Impact:

That puts him on the fantasy radar at least in PPR leagues as Chris Thompson is battling injuries. The Redskins aren't sure if they will rest their starters in Week 17 but given Thomas' lack of playing time in the system, he could still get some work.

Saturday, December 26, 2015, 7:24pm

Eagles Inactives
Byron Maxwell CB
Thad Lewis QB
Bennie Logan NT
Barrett Jones OL
Seyi Ajirotutu WR
Steven Means LB
Tanner Hawkinson OL

Fantasy Impact:

The Eagles won't have their top corner tonight in Maxwell. Kirk Cousins is a low-end QB1 play tonight.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Eagles QB Sam Bradford (left shoulder, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 16. Bradford is a Sneaky Start against the Redskins.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Redskins RB Matt Jones (hip, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 16. He and Alfred Morris have a nice matchup against the Eagles. If Jones is out, Morris will become a Sneaky Start.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Eagles WR Seyi Ajirotutu (ankle, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 16.

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