The Eagles promoted WR Greg Ward to their active roster from the practice squad, placing OT Jordan Mailata on injured reserve in a corresponding move.
While Ward isn’t a fantasy option right now and Mailata was always a backup tackle and more of an experiment, the impact here has to do with Alshon Jeffery. The move to promote Ward likely means the Eagles feel the chances of Jeffery playing Sunday are not good and the Eagles would have otherwise only carried three active wide receivers on Sunday against the Lions with DeSean Jackson having already been ruled out. Keep a close eye on the inactives Sunday morning. The Eagles play at 1:00, so a decision will be made by 11:30, allowing Jeffery owners a viable chance to swap out Jeffery for another option if he indeed ruled out Sunday. Nelson Agholor will likely lead the Eagles receivers in targets with Mack Hollins and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside also in the mix.