He might turn out to be one of the best under-the-radar free-agent signings this year. Signing QB Nick Foles was obviously big, but the Jaguars added Conley three days later and he has been the best receiver during OTAs and minicamp. He has previously been teammates with Foles, who made a brief stop in Kansas City, and Foles is very comfortable with Conley. The Jaguars don't have a clear No. 1 receiver, but with Marqise Lee not expected to return from a knee injury until several weeks into training camp it could be Conley - Mike DiRocco
The Jaguars WR room is a crowded one but is also fairly undefined at this point. With a solid training camp and preseason, Chris Conley could see some fantasy-relevant volume. As it stands right now, Conley is going undrafted in all formats and could be worth a last-round grab in best-balls as the early preseason rolls on.
McCardell on Marqise Lee coming back from ACL injury: “He’s probably a couple weeks into training camp before he’ll be back.”
McCardell calls Marqise Lee the “alpha dog” in his WRs room.
Coming off an ACL injury he sustained late in last year's preseason, Lee should be good to go by Week 1. He'll be joined by Dede Westbrook. D.J. Chark and a plethora of others in Jacksonville's WR room. Lee's currently ranked as WR38 with a projected 166 PPR points on the season, and presents great value in the later rounds of both best-ball and redraft leagues.
New Jaguars QB Nick Foles gets a four-year, $88 million deal, with upside to $102 million, source said. In the first 2 years, Foles pulls down $46.625 million. Really solid deal, and his own team to run.
In his last 12 full games for the Eagles, Foles averaged 20.3 PPG, throwing for an average of 271 yards, 1.75 touchdowns and 0.83 interceptions per game. The Jaguars lack the weapons in the passing game that the Eagles have, though that could still change this offseason. He'll likely be ranked as a low-end QB2 in August.
Multiple star players on the Philadelphia Eagles have defended Carson Wentz on Twitter after the Philly Voice published a report in which team sources describe the quarterback as being "selfish," "uncompromising" and "egotistical."
The Philly Voice report, published Monday morning, cites more than half a dozen Eagles players and other sources close to the team.
The report describes an uneasy dynamic within the Eagles organization, with sources accusing Wentz of playing "favorites" and failing "to take accountability" while describing Foles as "universally loved." Of course, Foles came on in 2017 and led the Eagles to the Super Bowl before again coming on in relief of Wentz this season and rallying the team to the playoffs and a win over the Bears. Wentz was an MVP candidate before getting hurt in 2017, and the team announced Wentz is their long term plan to be the starter going forward. Foles isn't expected to return to the team in 2019.
GM Howie Roseman said that the team has “a lot of confidence” in Carson Wentz and his ability to be the team’s long-term starter despite the injuries that have cost him time over the last two years. As a result, HC Doug Pederson said that Wentz is the quarterback “going forward” but both men made it clear that they aren’t shutting the door on having Nick Foles back.
“We would love to keep Nick Foles. You talk about a guy we’ve drafted here and grown incredibly close with. Certainly, as we go into the substance of those discussions, no question … we’d love to keep him,” Roseman said, via WIP
The story said keeping Foles would likely take a franchise tag. Foles can buy out the final year of his contract when and if the Eagles pick up their 2019 option. That’s a pricey road to go down even if Foles has proven his value to the team over the last couple of years, so there’s a lot that still has to play out.
The story went on to list where the author feels they would all be perfect fits for the 2019 season. The new NFL league year doesn't begin until March 13 with the start of free agency, but, it never hurts the dedicated fantasy player to start scouting before that. The story added five teams brought in first-round passers in 2018, but there's obviously always a need for a quarterback, and all the players listed above could have fantasy impacts.
Wentz's long term status with the Eagles appears secure. The Birds are not expected to bring back Foles, who led the team to the Super Bowl last year and then an unlikely playoff berth with a late rally this season.
There is a very real chance this was Nick Foles' last night in an Eagles uniform. He has earned the right to be a starter in this league through guiding Philly to a title last year and a late-season surge this year. That opportunity will likely come elsewhere. Barring a big change in plans, Carson Wentz is the QB the franchise plans to hitch its wagon to. Foles can become a free agent this offseason if the Eagles don't place the franchise tag on him.
Foles' postgame comments sure sounded like he'll be moving on, whether he's traded or becomes a free agent will remain to be seen. Had the Eagles moved on to the Super Bowl, there may have been some hard decisions to make for the franchise. However, it looks like 2019 will see Wentz as the starter with Sudfeld as the backup.
Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (ribs) took limited practice r...
Jan 11 · 6:25 PM EST
Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (ribs) took limited practice reps all week. Working backwards, in his last seven games with Nick Foles at quarterback (going back to the 2017 postseason), Jeffery has posted receiving lines of 6-82, 5-59-1, 3-82, 8-160, 3-73-1, 5-85-2 and 4-61, while averaging 6.4 targets per game. That’s an average of 4.9 catches for 86 yards and 0.57 touchdowns per game.