Eagles Beat: Early on Chris Givens as good as any other PHI WR

In some ways, Chris Givens is the exact kind of receiver that the Andy Reid version of the West Coast Offense has utilized since the big guy entered the NFL’s head coaching ranks in 1999.

In his first two years in Kansas City, Reid didn’t have an all-around receiver better than Jordan Matthews (sorry, Dwayne Bowe), but he did have at least one guy who could run straight down the field and draw safety help. You've probably heard it referred to as the 'X' receiver, i.e., the guy who lines up on the line of scrimmage on the weak side of the formation, the side without the tight end.

Fantasy Impact: 

The position of WR is a cause for concern in Philly and outside of Matthews there isn't a ton of fantasy potential right now. But things can change. Givens likely isn't going to be a starter but it seems the team will try to use his speed and mix him in with Agholor and Randle on the outside with Matthews mostly in the slot.

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