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Eagles Beat: Expect Nelson Agholor to start Week 1

Friday, July 31, 2015, 10:07pm

Philly Voice - [Full Article]

Beat writer Jimmy Kempski broke down the Eagles' WR competition:

In my view, I think it'd be crazy to take Jordan Matthews off the field. The Eagles mostly stay in three wide receiver sets, and in those situations, expect Matthews to resume his role in the slot. However, when they go with two wides, Matthews should stay in and line up on the outside.

I also expect Nelson Agholor to start Week 1, and produce immediately. He just looks like the real deal to me.

So the real battle here is Josh Huff vs Riley Cooper vs Miles Austin. Huff has the most natural ability and explosion of the three, but he needs to refine some of the more nuanced aspects of the position. The Eagles would love to see Huff go out and earn more playing time, but they're not just going to hand it to him. Their opinion of Cooper is clearly far higher than yours is.

Fantasy Impact:

This comes on the heels of another column declaring Josh Huff as the biggest breakout candidate in the Eagles' receiving corps. Agholor figures to have the edge, as reports have been almost universally positive this offseason. Ultimately, we see Matthews, Agholor and Huff playing the most snaps, but it may not happen early or even this season. Chip Kelly likes Cooper more than the rest of us do.

2015 Strength of Schedule - PHI
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
22
@ATL
5
DAL
2
@NYJ
32
@WAS
21
NO
11
NYG
10
@CAR
BYE5
@DAL
23
MIA
27
TB
12
@DET
18
@NE
8
BUF
7
ARI
32
WAS
11
@NYG

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1PIT2200310.000000-38/6757%
2NO6441107.330000-52/7569%
3BAL651178.500000-44/6073%
4BYE------------
5TEN2540327.000000-49/7764%
6PIT2290314.500000-24/5941%
7JAX3530817.670000-55/7474%
8OAK2340217.000000-39/5670%
9TB3540518.000000-50/6775%
10CIN548069.600000-48/7663%
11HOU3310810.330000-51/7766%
12ATL6640810.670000-47/7563%
13BUF7860912.290000-38/6955%
14IND------------
15CIN------------
16CAR------------
17BAL------------
Totals4756827212.0900000.00535/83264%

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