Eagles Fantasy News

Giants sign WR Golden Tate

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 5:06pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Former Eagles' WR Golden Tate is signing with the NY Giants, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

This is not a terrible landing spot for Tate. The quarterback situation could be (a lot) better, but there are a boatload of targets available after the Odell Beckham trade. Tate had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2016 and 2017 and was on pace for 1,182 yards through seven games with the Lions in 2018 before being traded to the Eagles. It's unlikely that he'll be a 90-catch/1,000-yard player in the Giants' run-heavy offense, but he catch between 70-80 balls for 800-900 yards if things go well in New York. This signing is not good news for Sterling Shepard or Evan Engram since Tate is capable of soaking up a lot of targets.

Jaguars to sign QB Nick Foles to a four-year deal

Monday, March 11, 2019, 5:18pm

Albert Breer - [Full Article]

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.

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Bucs trade WR DeSean Jackson back to Philadelphia

Monday, March 11, 2019, 5:17pm

Adam Caplan - [Full Article]

Source said Eagles and Buccaneers have agreed on a trade on DeSean Jackson.

Fantasy Impact:

With Golden Tate likely gone, the Eagles are planning to sign Jackson to take the top off the defense. With Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz, Nelson Agholor and Dallas Goedert, it's unlikely that Jackson will see enough targets to be an every-week fantasy starter, though he always seems to return good value in best ball formats. This signing is good news for Carson Wentz, who now has another dangerous weapon to utilize. It's great news for Tampa Bay's Chris Godwin, who should play 90%+ of the snaps with Jackson out of the way.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz expected to be healthy by mid-April

Monday, March 4, 2019, 11:21am

Philly.com - [Full Article]

Eagles VP Howie Roseman declined to give a timetable on Carson Wentz’s return, but sources close to the quarterback said that he is expected to be healthy by the start of workouts in mid-April.

Fantasy Impact:

Since the beginning of the 2017 season, Wentz has averaged 20.1 fantasy points per game, which is solid QB1 production. His 2018 production is considered a disappointment, but if we ignore his three-interception debacle in New Orleans, he averaged 19.0 fantasy points in the remaining 10 games, which is about what Philip Rivers scored as 2018's No. 13 fantasy quarterback. He had the third-highest per game average through 13 games in 2017, so he has proven top five upside. If he's fully healthy for OTAs, his ADP should rise significantly this offseason. Right now, he's an excellent late-round pick in the double-digit rounds.

Eagles defend QB Carson Wentz amid report he's 'selfish'

Monday, January 21, 2019, 1:12pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

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.

Related players: Nick Foles

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Roseman: Eagles would 'love to keep QB Nick Foles'

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 1:11pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

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

Fantasy Impact:

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.

NFL Beat: Nine veteran, rookie QBs likely available in 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 8:55am

USA Today - [Full Article]

Among the veteran QBs USA Today predicts to be available to change teams for the 2019 season are: Nick Foles, Joe Flacco, Teddy Bridgewater, Eli Manning and Ryan Tannehill, while rookies like Daniel Jones, Drew Lock, Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray could make impacts as well.

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz should have no long term issues with his back

Monday, January 14, 2019, 6:54pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Carson Wentz and his doctors can’t “pinpoint exactly when” his back injury happened. The medical staff discovered the fracture after the Eagles’ loss to the Cowboys on Dec. 9.

The Eagles starting quarterback missed the final five games, including two in the postseason, though the Eagles kept him on the 53-player roster in hopes he would heal in time to return this season.

Rest and rehab will heal the fracture, without Wentz needing surgery.

Related players: Nick Foles

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Eagles WR Golden Tate said he would like to come back

Monday, January 14, 2019, 2:06pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

Set to be a free agent, Golden Tate gathered with reporters before his exit interview at the Nova Care Complex, and he sounded like a guy who wouldn’t mind returning to the Eagles.

Tate went on to elaborate more, telling reporters that if he can’t come back to Philly, he’d prefer to sign with a winner over chasing the most money.

Fantasy Impact:

Tate sounds like he would take less money to go to a contender, or perhaps stay in Philly. He said he feels his time is limited and he wants to win now. Keep in mind, the Eagles admitted they had a hard time fitting Tate into the offense when the team acquired him from the Lions.

Eagles Beat: Feels like QB Nick Foles will move on

Monday, January 14, 2019, 12:03pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

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.

Related players: Nate Sudfeld

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Friday, January 11, 2019, 6:25pm

Eagles WR Mike Wallace (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 19.

Friday, January 11, 2019, 6:25pm

Eagles WR Golden Tate (knee) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Tate will be fine for a great matchup against Saints slot corner P.J. Williams. In his last two games, he has turned 14 targets into nine catches for 79 yards and a touchdown.

Friday, January 11, 2019, 6:25pm

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.

Friday, January 11, 2019, 6:25pm

Eagles WR Shelton Gibson (hamstring, questionable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 19.

Friday, January 11, 2019, 6:25pm

Eagles QB Carson Wentz (back, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 19.