Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said to expect more J.J. Arcega-Whiteside as the season goes on, according to Reuben Franks of NBC Sports Philadelphia. “He continues to be a part of the game plan," Pederson said Friday. “His role will increase I think each and every week. He’s done an outstanding job for us. … He’s always involved, and he’s going to continue to have targets each and every week.”
Arcega-Whiteside had zero targets during Sunday's loss to the Washington Football Team.
The Eagles have a raw and unproven receiving group and need the former second-round pick to deliver on his draft capital. It is impossible to play him in fantasy at the moment, but it is good to here Pederson is still confident in JJAW.
PHI WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 3 vs Detroit
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside will have to mature quickly as it appears the Eagles will be without their top receivers. He was not targeted Week 1, but did have four in Week 2 and should see some more this week against the Detroit.
The Lions were 14th in aFPA to wide receivers in 2018, so there will be some opportunities for Arcega-Whiteside as the No. 2 receivers. If you are looking for depth for a couple of weeks, he could be a waiver wire pickup. But once the top two receivers return, he is most likely back on the waiver wire. For Week 3, he should not be in your starting lineup.