Eagles Fantasy News

TE Trey Burton to play the Travis Kelce role in Bears' offense

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12:03pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

The “U” tight end, which Trey Burton will play, is critical to establishing those mismatches. The U in Nagy’s scheme normally will play in the slot, although he will line up elsewhere at times, with the primary objective of running pass routes.

“You can move around, do different things — it’s what we did with (Travis) Kelce (in the Chiefs),” Nagy said. “It’s an important role. It’s a position that’s easy to create some plays for.”

That is, when you have a tight end with Burton’s size and speed, it’s about mismatches.

“So if you get a small nickel on him, he can use his size to body him up. If they put a bigger guy on him, we can use his speed,” Nagy said. “That’s one of the things I learned through (Chiefs coach Andy Reid), getting mismatches throughout. That’s what Trey does.”

Fantasy Impact:

Burton signed a deal worth $32 million over four years, so the Bears obviously think highly of his skill set. He's definitely undersized for a tight end, but he’s extremely fast and pretty agile for the position. In the four games that Zach Ertz missed over the last two years, Burton averaged 3.5 catches for 45 yards and 1.0 touchdowns on 5.8 targets per game.

Eagles sign WR Mike Wallace

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 8:06pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

The Eagles have signed WR Mike Wallace to a one-year deal worth up to $4 million.

Fantasy Impact:

With Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor already in the fold, Wallace will likely line up as the team's No. 3 WR or compete with Mack Hollins for the role.

Wallace has spent the last two seasons in Baltimore, with his first being more productive—72 catches for 1,017 yards and four touchdowns. Last season he produced over 150 PPR points, finishing as the No. 38 scoring receiver in the format (WR23 the year prior). Factor in Zach Ertz, and it's hard to envision Wallace being targeted a ton in the Eagles' offense next season.

Detroit Lions sign RB LeGarrette Blount

Friday, March 16, 2018, 10:22pm

Detroit Lions - [Full Article]

Late Friday night, the Detroit Lions announced the signing of RB LeGarrette Blount.

Fantasy Impact:

In his first season as an Eagle, Blount ran the ball 173 times for 766 yards and two touchdowns as part of RBBC. His 173 attempts and 766 yards would have led the Lions last season.

He will most likely be a part of a committee system in Detroit again, but could find himself at the top of the depth chart. In standard leagues, Blount should be viewed as an RB2/RB3 option.

TE Trey Burton intends to sign with the Chicago Bears

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 11:36am

Mike Garafolo - [Full Article]

After news broke last night that the Bears intend to sign WR Allen Robinson, it appears they are adding another offensive playmaker in the form of former Eagles TE Trey Burton. Ian Rapaport reports that it's a four-year deal worth $32 million.

Fantasy Impact:

While he played second fiddle to Zach Ertz at the tight end position in the Eagles' offense, Burton still managed to lead the position in touchdowns with five. He has shown that if given the chance he can produce, as evidenced by his five-catch, 71-yard, two-touchdown game in Week 14 last season.

He easily becomes the Bears' top tight end and should be on your fantasy radars come draft day.

Panthers acquire WR Torrey Smith via trade

Friday, March 9, 2018, 3:36pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Looking to overhaul their receiving room, the Carolina Panthers have acquired Torrey Smith from the Eagles in exchange for cornerback Daryl Worley, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Friday.

Smith rolls into Carolina with a chance to make an impact for an offense that also boasts Devin Funchess, Russell Shepard and second-year speedster Curtis Samuel at the position. Smith isn't the deep threat he once was, but he gives quarterback Cam Newton an experienced downfield target to play with.

Fantasy Impact:

Smith isn't a fantasy factor right now, but it's not inconceivable that he could have a Ted Ginn-type year in Carolina.

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery underwent shoulder surgery, may miss part of training camp

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:06pm

Philly.com - [Full Article]

A source close to the situation confirmed an NFL.com report Wednesday that Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has undergone surgery to repair his right rotator cuff. The source said the goal is for Jeffery to be ready for the 2018 regular season, though he could return during the preseason if all goes well.

Fantasy Impact:

This explains why Jeffery was missing practice time in training camp and during the preseason and helps to explain why it took Jeffery and Carson Wentz a while to get on the same page.

Colts hire Frank Reich as head coach

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 7:40pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich has been hired to be the Indianapolis Colts' next head coach.

Reich, 56, spent the past two seasons in Philadelphia helping the Eagles' offense, led by quarterbacks Carson Wentz and (after Week 14) Nick Foles, improve from 22nd to seventh in the NFL this season.

Fantasy Impact:

Before his two seasons as the Eagles' offensive coordinator, Reich served as the OC for the Chargers from 2014 to 2015. In 2015, the offense was 9th in yards gained.

'No guarantee' Eagles QB Carson Wentz will be ready by Week 1

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 1:11pm

San Diego Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Carson Wentz confirmed on Friday what we suspected on the day of his injury — that he has an LCL tear in addition to the previously reported ACL tear.

What does this mean for the Eagles quarterback’s recovery?

Most likely, Wentz had a primary repair where the lateral collateral ligament was sewn back together (which speeds recovery) versus needing a graft. That type of repair is more common in LCL tears, as opposed to the ACL, which almost always requires reconstruction with a graft.

At this point, it is still reasonable to hope Wentz can be ready by Week 1. If that happens, he will almost certainly be limited to being a pocket quarterback.

However, there is no guarantee Wentz will even be ready to take the field by then.

Related players: Nick Foles

Fantasy Impact:

Wentz was the No. 2 fantasy quarterback through Week 14, and he missed the final three games after tearing his ACL and LCL. His draft stock will be depressed until it becomes clear that he'll be ready to play Week 1, and even then he is unlikely to be much of a running threat as his knee won't be 100 percent healed. Wentz won't look like his old self until the second half of the season (or perhaps the 2019 season). Look for the Eagles to hold onto Nick Foles as insurance since he's still under contract for another year.

Sunday, February 4, 2018, 4:39pm

Eagles Inactives

Will Beatty OT
Marcus Johnson WR
Sidney Jones CB
Steven Means DE
Wendell Smallwood RB
Destiny Vaeao DT

Friday, February 2, 2018, 7:25pm

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (concussion) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday. Gronk is going to play against the Eagles and his presence will give the Patriots’ offense and Tom Brady a big boost.

Friday, February 2, 2018, 7:25pm

Eagles RB Jay Ajayi (ankle) took full practice reps all week. Ajayi is good to go for the Super Bowl.

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 5:35pm

Eagles Inactives

OT Will Beatty
LB Dannell Ellerbe
WR Dannell Ellerbe
CB Sidney Jones
DE Steven Means
DT Elijah Qualls
RB Wendell Smallwood

Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:07pm

Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 20. Thielen is expected to play through the back injury against the Eagles.

Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) ruled questionable for NFC Championship

Friday, January 19, 2018, 1:27pm

Ben Goessling - [Full Article]

While Thielen was listed as questionable, there doesn't seem to be any indication of him missing this weekend's Conference Championship matchup versus the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact:

Vikings WRs have a fantastic matchup this week, as the Eagles rank 23rd in aFPA to the position. We have Thielen ranked as a top-three WR across the board, so feel confident starting him this week if he's active.

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 3:07pm

Eagles Inactives

CB Sidney Jones
DE Steven Means
RB Wendell Smallwood
OT Will Beatty
WR Marcus Johnson
DT Destiny Vaeao
DT Elijah Qualls

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