Jay Ajayi, RB Philadelphia Eagles

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Eagles Beat: team could have an issue at RB

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 8:47am

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Mike Clay of ESPN ranked the backfields of each NFL team, with the Philadelphia Eagles coming in at No. 18. From a post on NJ.com, here's Clay's reasoning:

"The Eagles leaned heavily -- and successfully -- on a committee last season, with LeGarrette Blount leading the way in snaps (337) and carries (173). Jay Ajayi joined the team in Week 9 and, including three playoff games, handled 39 percent of the backfield snaps during his 10 games. Blount is gone, but Darren Sproles is back after missing all but three games due to injury last season. Ajayi is expected to be the first man up in rushing situations, especially considering that his 2.4 YAC since entering the league is best among all backs with 500-plus carries during the span. Sproles is now 35, but he could still be the primary back on passing downs. Corey Clement was a solid find as an undrafted free agent last season who will see some snaps."

Fantasy Impact:

There is no denying the loss of Blount is notable, according to the story, but the piece also feels Ajayi has proven to be a true No. 1 back and is expected to get a much bigger role that he's capable of handling. The story also said Ajayi has looked good this spring and appears to be in great shape.

2018 Strength of Schedule - PHI
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
5
ATL
18
@TB
31
IND
13
@TEN
1
MIN
23
@NYG
2
CAR
19
@JAX
BYE8
DAL
10
@NO
23
NYG
28
WAS
8
@DAL
32
@LAR
11
HOU
28
@WAS

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1BYE--------------
2@LAC28122004.3624022.0012.614.664/6894.1%
3@NYJ1116001.4529034.502.54.533/6352.4%
4NO1246003.8318018.005.46.432/5261.5%
5TEN2577013.0822031.005.97.946/5978.0%
6@ATL26130005.000003-13.013.048/6771.6%
7NYJ2351002.22326048.677.710.751/7369.9%
8@BAL1323001.77418044.504.18.146/6669.7%
9DEN877109.620000-13.713.717/6924.6%
10BYE--------------
11@DAL7910013.001100110.0010.111.113/6420.3%
12CHI526005.2017027.003.34.322/7828.2%
13@SEA935003.89311043.674.67.631/7541.3%
14@LAR1578005.2012022.008.09.043/9147.3%
15@NYG1249004.082400220.008.910.935/6851.5%
16OAK1452013.712211310.5011.313.328/6841.2%
17DAL--------------
Per game14.8662.360.070.144.201.7111.290.072.436.587.949.6536.36/68.6453.69%
Totals208873124.20241581346.58111.1135.1509/96153.69%

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