Eagles Fantasy News

Giants WR Sterling Shepard 'will get every opportunity' to win WR2 job

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:53pm

Dan Graziano, ESPN - [Full Article]

Second-round wide receiver Sterling Shepard is in the best position to make a significant impact. The Giants targeted him early in the draft process as a wideout they liked, and coach Ben McAdoo sees him as a player he can use all over the formation in a variety of roles as a complement to star Odell Beckham Jr. With Rueben Randle gone and Victor Cruz still a major question mark as he attempts his comeback from knee and calf injuries, there's an opening for a No. 2 wide receiver in New York. Shepard will get every opportunity to lock down the role for the short and long term, and he has the skill set to do it.

Fantasy Impact:

The only thing standing in the way of a major role for Shepard is Cruz and his balky knee and calf. If Cruz looks like his old self, then the Giants will probably let Shepard grow into a larger role, but if Cruz doesn't have a great offseason then Shepard will be thrust into a major role immediately. He could fill the Randall Cobb role in Ben McAdoo's offense.

Friday, April 1, 2016, 9:18pm

Eagles.com - [Full Article]

New Eagles WR Rueben Randle passed up multi-year deals from other teams because he felt Philadelphia provided the best chance for success.

"I felt like it was a better opportunity for me here to showcase my talents on a one-year deal to go out there and prove myself," Randle said. "It's a new start for everyone, new coaching staff, new start for me as well."

Even though the 6-2, 208-pound Randle is only 24 years old, he along with another new addition in Chris Givens are the most experienced receivers on the team.
"I can come out here and help those guys be better players. It's not all about me," Randle said. "I'm willing to help my teammates out and get those guys better as well so with my veteran presence I can lead the group a little bit and maybe get some things started here in the receiving corps."

Fantasy Impact:

Randle started all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2015. He expects to do so again now with the Eagles. Jordan Matthews is expected to remain a slot receiver so Randle will compete with Givens and Nelson Agholor for spots on the outside.

Eagles sign WR Rueben Randle

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 9:50pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

For the first time in his NFL career, Rueben Randle won't be wearing a Giants uniform. After four years in New York, the free agent receiver is jumping ship for a division rival.

The 24-year-old agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Eagles on Wednesday, the team announced. Randle's agent, Vincent Taylor, told NFL.com that the deal includes $500,000 in guaranteed money and can be worth up to $3 million if Randle meets all of his incentives.

Before the Eagles added Randle on Wednesday, new coach Doug Pederson had mentioned that Nelson Agholor and Jordan Matthews would be the top two outside receivers heading into OTAs. If that doesn't change, Randle will likely compete against Josh Huff for playing time at the No. 3 receiver spot.

Fantasy Impact:

Randle will likely compete with Josh Huff for WR3 duties, but he could push the unimpressive Nelson Agholor for snaps as the team's WR2. Randle has largely been a fantasy disappointment, but he did finish as the #28 WR (standard) in 2015 and #37 the year before.

Eagles WR Nelson Agholor still expected to start

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 12:47pm

Zach Berman - [Full Article]

Eagles HC Doug Pederson said Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor are the two starting outside WRs entering spring. “Yes, that’s how it looks right now."

Fantasy Impact:

Agholor was a major fantasy disappointment in his rookie season, but it sounds as if the team hasn't given up on the possibility that he'll develop into a productive starter. He's currently going in the 10th round of early fantasy drafts.

Eagles sign WR Chris Givens

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 2:18pm

Eagles - [Full Article]

Eagles and WR Chris Givens agree to terms on a one-year contract.

Fantasy Impact:

Givens caught 19 passes for 346 yards and one touchdown in 12 games with the Ravens. He should provide depth as a situational deep threat behind Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor and Josh Huff.

Broncos trade for QB Mark Sanchez

Friday, March 11, 2016, 3:23pm

Mike Klis, Twitter - [Full Article]

Broncos acquire Mark Sanchez from Philly for conditional draft pick.

Fantasy Impact:

Sanchez is likely being brought in to be the backup for whomever the team acquires to start at quarterback, but he could hold down the fort for a year if they're unable to bring anyone better in.

Robinson: DeMarco Murray 'will be a workhorse for us'

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:22pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Eagles didn’t use DeMarco Murray as the workhorse back that he was in Dallas, but Titans General Manager Jon Robinson says that things will play out differently in Tennessee.

“DeMarco is a premium back in this league, and I have admired his running style from afar for a long time,” Robinson said in a statement formally announcing the trade. “We are expecting him to embody all that we want to be about as a team moving forward — tough, dependable and team-first. He will be a workhorse for us and his presence in our offense will help everyone around him.”

Murray seems to have his eyes on that kind of role in the offense. He said in a statement that he’s willing to do anything the Titans ask, “whether it is carrying the ball 20 times, 30 times, whatever.”

Fantasy Impact:

As we stated earlier when the trade news broke, this puts a damper on the fantasy value of David Cobb as well as Antonio Andrews and Bishop Sankey. Murray is considered a volume rusher and seems poised to get a big workload, however the Titans OL has struggled over the past few seasons.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 12:26pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Eagles and QB Chase Daniel agreed in principle on multi-year deal.

Fantasy Impact:

Daniel's former coach, Doug Pederson, was singing his praises this offseason. He'll serve as the QB2 behind Sam Bradford, but if Bradford struggles, don't be surprised if Daniel gets a crack at the starting job.

Eagles to trade RB DeMarco Murray to the Titans

Monday, March 7, 2016, 8:25pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

DeMarco Murray's rocky tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles is suddenly over.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Tennessee Titans will acquire the former NFL rushing champion from the Eagles in a trade. The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the move, which won't become official until Wednesday.

Murray altered his contract to accommodate the trade, but he did not lose his $21 million in guaranteed money, per Rapoport, according to a source informed of the deal.

Fantasy Impact:

This would seem to solve the Titans' problem at running back and kills any positive offseason buzz for David Cobb. The Titans have struggled to run the ball in recent years, but Murray will be an upgrade at the position. He'll likely be drafted as a middle-of-the-road RB2 in August. In Philadelphia, it's a boon to Ryan Mathews' value, provided he stays put.

Eagles sign QB Sam Bradford to a two-year deal

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 9:06pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to a two-year contract with quarterback Sam Bradford, keeping Bradford off the free-agent market without using the franchise tag.

The deal is worth $36 million, with $26 million of that guaranteed, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Fantasy Impact:

Bradford was the #24 QB in 2015, but owned the #30 per game average. He averaged 268 yards, 1.4 TD and 1.1 INT in the 13 games in which he played at least 98% of the snaps. He's a low-end QB2.

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.

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