Eagles beat: RB Wendell Smallwood 'definitely going to be in the mix'

Eagles beat writer Andrew Kulp reports RB Wendell Smallwood is going to have a larger role in the Eagles offense than people realize.

"Smallwood looks explosive and physical running with the football, and smooth as a receiver out of the backfield. "Thrashing" is how Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich described the second-year back the other day, and I agree...I think we see quite a bit more Smallwood than Pumphrey, and he could wind up with the most touches out of the whole bunch before the season ends."

Related players: LeGarrette Blount, Darren Sproles

Fantasy Impact: 

The Eagles backfield was already a weekly minefield last season in Doug Pederson's first season as head coach. Darren Sproles was the best finisher at RB24 in PPR, and Ryan Mathews was the best finisher in standard at RB25. No RB saw more than 168 touches last season in Philadelphia. This could turn into a three-headed running back by committee or worse.

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