Eagles Fantasy News

Eagles hoping to keep Jake Elliott as kicker

Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:04pm

Philly.com - [Full Article]

The Eagles survived without a kicker throughout most of Sunday’s 37-9 win over the Dallas Cowboys, and they now begin a week when Jake Elliott’s health will be an ongoing question while he recovers from a concussion.

Elliott remains the team’s top option at kicker. They have a potential Plan B in former starter Caleb Sturgis, but they’re still maintaining hope that Elliott is healthy enough to play this Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Coach Doug Pederson didn’t answer whether there’s another option they’d consider.

Fantasy Impact:

Elliott is in the protocol so the team's hands are tied for now. Sturgis is eligible to be activated to the 53-man roster as one of the team's two designated to return provisions. Sturgis is getting himself back to where he was before his injury, according to the story. However, if the team activates Sturgis, they would need to burn an extra roster spot or move on from Elliott.

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle) ACTIVE for SNF

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 7:09pm

Eagles Inactives
RB Wendell Smallwood
OT Will Beatty
LB Dannell Ellerbe
WR Shelton Gibson
LB Steven Means
DT Elijah Qualls
QB Nate Sudfeld

Related players: Alshon Jeffery

Fantasy Impact:

Jeffery popped up on the injury report with an ankle injury, but wasn't really in doubt for this game. Smallwood, meanwhile, is the odd man out now that the team brought in Jay Ajayi.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (hamstring) took full practice reps all week. Ertz was removed from the injury report which is a great sign for his overall health. He’s an elite TE1 in a nice matchup with the Cowboys.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 11. HC Doug Pederson said that the injury has been “lingering for a while,” but Jeffery is expected to be out there against the Cowboys.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) took full practice reps again Friday. Bryant was removed from the injury report so he can be fired up in a good matchup with the Eagles.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (hamstring) took full practice reps again Thursday. It looks like Ertz is a full go this week.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. It’s a midweek downgrade, but Jeffery says that he’ll “definitely” play through the injury, adding that the ankle has been bothering him for “a while.”

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. This is an upgrade from last week which means that Bryant is probably approaching full health. It’s a good sign for a great matchup against the Eagles.

Cowboys OT Tyron Smith (groin) not expected to play in Week 11

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 4:25pm

Jane Slater - [Full Article]

NFL Network reporter Jane Slater tweeted that Smith will not play this week versus the Eagles.

Her tweet read: "A person with knowledge of the situation tells me Cowboys LT Tyron Smith will not play Sunday (groin). Byron Bell will start instead."

Fantasy Impact:

Smith is one of the top offensive linemen in the league and we saw what happened last week when he missed a game: the Cowboys gave up six sacks to Adrian Clayborn. Four of those sacks came against Smith's replacement, Chaz Green.

Dak Prescott is our No. 7 ranked QB for the week, but the news of Smith potentially missing another game puts a slight damper on his Week 11 prospects. Hopefully, Bell will do a better job of protecting Prescott than Green did.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:19pm

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday. It looks like Ertz is a full go this week.

Eagles Beat: Team could expand Jay Ajayi's workload

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 4:12pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Eagles running back Jay Ajayi was impressive in his debut against the Denver Broncos, but with two weeks to prepare including a Week 10 bye, he could have an even larger role in the offense Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys.

Four days after being acquired via a trade with the Miami Dolphins prior to the Oct. 31 trade deadline, Ajayi rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and played a factor in a run-pass option touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery back in Week 9.

With two weeks to digest the playbook, Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich says that Ajayi's ready to handle whatever the coaching staff throws at him in Sunday's game.

Related players: LeGarrette Blount

Fantasy Impact:

The Cowboys will be without Sean Lee against the Eagles so it's shaping up to be a great matchup for Ajayi owners. OC Frank Reich said Ajayi's been able to handle everything the coaches have given him at this point in practice, so they kept adding plays to his number of plays.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 1:17pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

In need of another running back, the Redskins are signing Byron Marshall of the Eagles practice squad, according to a person with knowledge of the situation on Tuesday.

Washington has just two healthy running backs on the active roster after Rob Kelley suffered a medial collateral ligament sprain and aggravated his sprained ankle in Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Kelley left the locker room on crutches and a walking boot on his left foot. Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said on Monday that Kelley is expected to miss a few weeks following a MRI exam.

That left the Redskins with only rookie Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson at running back. They previously had Mack Brown as their fourth back, but they waived him on Oct. 28 to add depth to their depleted offensive line. Two days later, Brown was claimed by the Vikings. Washington has since worked out a number of running backs to have a third option on the practice squad, but never signed one.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (hamstring) full go Monday

Monday, November 13, 2017, 2:23pm

Dave Zangaro on Twitter - [Full Article]

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (hamstring) said he was a full go in practice today.

Fantasy Impact:

Ertz was a surprise scratch back in Week 9 against the Broncos, but the Eagles offense didn't miss him as much as fantasy owners did. Ertz said he needed the bye week to heal and should be good to go for a Sunday night game in Dallas in Week 11.

Monday, November 13, 2017, 10:23am

Troy Hughes on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jason Garrett says he anticipates K Dan Bailey to be out vs. Eagles.

Eagles Beat: RB Wendell Smallwood may be odd man out

Monday, November 6, 2017, 1:00pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Speaking at the podium on Monday, head coach Doug Pederson revealed that the team only dressed five running backs against the Broncos because of the injury to tight end Zach Ertz.

Assuming Ertz is back in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys, and in all likelihood he will be, that means the team will only be dressing four running backs—and it seems pretty clear that Wendell Smallwood will be the odd-man out.

Smallwood spent most of the team's win over the Broncos on the bench, as he as on the field for just six snaps -- all of which came once the game was essentially over. The three running backs ahead of him on the depth chart, LeGarrette Blount (16), Jay Ajayi (17) and Corey Clement (28) all played considerably more than Smallwood did.

Related players: Kenjon Barner

Fantasy Impact:

Barner played less than Smallwood but is a major part of the special teams unit, so it seems Smallwood would be inactive once Ertz returns, which could be Week 11 after the team's bye this week. Smallwood's fantasy value looked good for a while when it was thought he'd replace Darren Sproles, but now it seems there are too many other backs ahead of him on the depth chart.

We are your friend's secret weapon.

  • Get 4 FREE downloads
  • Receive breaking news alerts & analysis
  • BONUS: Learn how to play DFS.
  • Battle-Tested by 40,000+ fantasy football diehards since 1999.