Eagles Fantasy News

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

Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:34pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) took limited practice reps Thursday but is good to go for Saturday’s game against the Eagles. Philadelphia is No. 23 in WR aFPA.

Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:34pm

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) took limited practice reps Thursday. Freeman is going to play but he has a very tough matchup against the Eagles (No. 2 in RB aFPA).

Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:34pm

Eagles RB Jay Ajayi (knee) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday. The Falcons are No. 1 in RB aFPA so this is a very tough matchup for Ajayi and the other Philadelphia running backs.

Falcons fully healthy heading into Divisional Round matchup

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 1:53pm

Kelsey Conway - [Full Article]

According to Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, the team will be at full strength when they face the Eagles this weekend. That means you can feel confident firing up all Falcons skill players in your lineups this week.

Fantasy Impact:

Devonta Freeman is our No. 5 ranked RB in a tough matchup according to aFPA (Eagles rank second in aFPA vs. RBs). Tevin Coleman is a top-12 ranked RB across the board.

Falcons WRs have an easier go, as the Eagles rank 23rd in aFPA vs. WRs. Julio Jones is our No. 2 ranked WR, while Mohamed Sanu is a top-eight WR across the board.

TE Austin Hooper and QB Matt Ryan are both top-five options at their respective positions.

Bears tab Chiefs OC Matt Nagy as their new head coach

Monday, January 8, 2018, 12:40pm

Chicago Sun-Times - [Full Article]

The Bears named Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy their new head coach on Monday.

General manager Ryan Pace interviewed Nagy, 39, on Sunday, a day after Kansas City's loss in the Wild Card round to the Titans. He replaces John Fox, who was fired a week ago after a 14-34 record in three seasons. Nagy is the 16th head coach in Bears history.

Nagy’s entire NFL coaching career has been spent under Chiefs coach Andy Reid. A record-setting quarterback in college at Delaware, Nagy started as an intern in 2008 for Reid’s Eagles. He followed Reid to the Chiefs, starting off as their quarterbacks coach in 2013 before being promoted to offensive coordinator last season.

Fantasy Impact:

Andy Reid handed over play-calling duties to Nagy before the Dec. 3 game versus the Jets. The Chiefs averaged 27.3 points in their final six games (under Nagy) after averaging 24.7 points in their first 11 games with Reid calling the plays. The Chiefs averaged just 12.0 points in the three games prior to the Jets game, which prompted the change by Reid. This hire looks like a clear offensive upgrade for the Bears.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. It looks like Bryant will play against the Eagles.

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