Eagles Fantasy News

Friday, October 20, 2017, 6:56pm

Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (knee) took full practice reps again Friday. It looks like Smallwood will make his return this week. Look for him to fill the Darren Sproles role in the offense, with a few extra carries, if he’s fully healthy.

Jay Gruden: Washington RB Rob Kelley expected to start

Friday, October 20, 2017, 3:34pm

Washington - [Full Article]

Washington head coach Jay Gruden said he expects RB Rob Kelley to not only play on Monday, but to also start the game versus the Eagles. Of course, anything can happen between now and Monday so make sure to keep an active eye on Kelley's injury status.

Fantasy Impact:

With Kelley potentially back in the mix, that means we're back to a three-headed RBBC monster in Washington. Look for Kelley to resume the lead back role, while Chris Thompson handles the change of pace/third-down role. Samaje Perine would be the odd man out.

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:46pm

Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (knee) took full practice reps Thursday. It looks like Smallwood will make his return this week. Look for him to fill the Darren Sproles role in the offense, with a few extra carries, if he’s fully healthy.

Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (knee) expects to play Week 7

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 12:46pm

Jeff McLane on Twitter - [Full Article]

Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood said that he expects to play Monday against the Redskins. Practiced today. Light session.

Related players: Kenjon Barner, LeGarrette Blount, Corey Clement

Fantasy Impact:

Smallwood missed the last two games because of a knee injury. Barner has only been OK in terms of a pass-catching back, so Smallwood should jump back into the role of third down back as well as splitting time on early downs with Blount and Clement. It's a crowded backfield but Smallwood's use in the passing game should give him a fantasy advantage in PPR leagues.

Eagles release Week 6 inactives list; RB Wendell Smallwood is out

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:13pm

Eagles Inactives
CB - Ronald Darby
WR - Shelton Gibson
OT - Lane Johnson
DT - Elijah Qualls
RB - Wendell Smallwood
DT - Destiny Vaeao
DB - Jaylen Watkins

Fantasy Impact:

The biggest news here is that Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood is inactive. This gives a boost to LeGarrette Blount, who we have ranked as a top-32 RB in both standard and PPR leagues. Corey Clement and Kenjon Barner could also see an increase in snaps.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:48pm

Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (knee, questionable) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 6:42pm

Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (knee, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 5. Smallwood is not expected to play. It would be a bump for LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement.

A pair of Cardinals wide receivers listed as questionable for Week 5

Friday, October 6, 2017, 4:10pm

Darren Urban - [Full Article]

Both J.J. Nelson (hamstring) and John Brown (quad) are listed as questionable for the team's Week 5 contest against the Eagles. If both WRs miss this week's game that would give a boost to Jaron Brown, and most likely more targets for Larry Fitzgerald.

Philadelphia Eagles RB Wendall Smallwood ruled questionable

Friday, October 6, 2017, 11:33am

Jimmy Kempski - [Full Article]

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson relayed the message that Smallwood (knee) would not practice today, culminating in a week of DNPs.

Fantasy Impact:

If Smallwood is ruled out for the week it would leave the bulk of the carries to LeGarrette Blount, Corey Clement, and Kenjon Barner. We have Blount ranked as a top-26 option in both standard and PPR leagues this week, following his best game of the season in which he carried the ball 16 times for 136 yards (both season-highs).

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:29pm

Cardinals WR J.J. Nelson (hamstring, tooth) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Nelson’s playing time dipped to 29% in Week 4 upon the return of John Brown, so he’s not guaranteed to see enough snaps to be productive against the Eagles.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:29pm

Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (knee) missed practice again Thursday. If Smallwood can’t play, look for Corey Clement to pick up the slack in the passing game.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6:08pm

Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (knee) did not practice Wednesday. This is a new injury for Smallwood. We’ll see what he’s able to do at practice on Thursday and Friday. Corey Clement stands to benefit the most from a potential Smallwood absence.

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 2:37pm

Eagles Inactives
Fletcher Cox DT
Ronald Darby CB
Shelton Gibson WR
Corey Graham DB
Isaac Seumalo OG
Destiny Vaeao DT
Jaylen Watkins CB

Eagles beat: RB Wendell Smallwood 'unlikely' to be featured back

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:13am

http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2017/09/how_will_the_eagles_replace_fletcher_cox_darren_sp.html - [Full Article]

The best chance the Eagles have on their roster of replacing Darren Sproles is second-year back Wendell Smallwood, but because of his limitations in pass protection, it is unlikely they will make him the featured back.

Related Players: LeGarrette Blount

Fantasy Impact:

Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich said Tuesday Smallwood would "no doubt" have an increased role, but how much remains to be seen. This will likely still be a split backfield with Blout and Smallwood, but fantasy owners are just hoping it doesn't become a 3-man RBBC again, even without Sproles for the rest of the season.

Eagles sign RB Kenjon Barner

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7:18pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

The Eagles are bringing back a familiar face to fill the empty roster spot left open after running back Darren Sproles suffering a season-ending injury this past Sunday.

One day after placing Sproles on season-ending IR with a torn Achilles, the Eagles have announced the signing of running back Kenjon Barner, who they worked out on Tuesday.

Related players: Wendell Smallwood

Fantasy Impact:

The story said it's not clear how much Barner will play on offense. He is familiar with the system so if he's active he could potentially cut into Smallwood's workload, which was getting a lot of hype so far this week, on passing downs.

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