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Philadelphia Eagles Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Jordan Matthews, WR10/13/2014 4:57:00 PM
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews had four catches Sunday night against the Giants.
Insight: He totaled 50 yards on six targets, and has become a reliable option for Nick Foles. Matthews' impact on the field does not necessarily translate over to fantasy production, but he should be considered a low-end WR3. With bye weeks continuing through Week 12, there are far worse options out there.
Darren Sproles, RB10/13/2014 1:13:00 PM
Description: Eagles running back Darren Sproles, who left Sunday night's game, has a slight MCL tear in his left knee, according to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer
Insight: It's apparently a 2-3 week timetable for his return. The only good news is the Eagles have their bye next week so Sproles will have a couple of weeks to get healthy and may miss only one or at most two games.
Zach Ertz, TE10/13/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Eagles tight end Zach Ertz scored for the first time since the season opener.
Insight: Ertz has made some clutch catches this season, but his fantasy totals haven't reflected that. He's seeing just over five targets per game, but has yet to do much with them.
Riley Cooper, WR10/13/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Eagles receiver Riley Cooper was targeted a team-high seven times, but his five receptions for 59 yards won't excite fantasy owners.
Insight: The Eagles two touchdown passes went to tight ends Zach Ertz and James Casey, but at least Cooper was more involved than in past games.
Jeremy Maclin, WR10/13/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin was a non-factor in Sunday's game against the Giants, catching just two of three targets for 16 yards.
Insight: Maclin has been Foles' favorite target for most of the season and we suspect this was just a product of the Giants defense.
LeSean McCoy, RB10/13/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy finally broke out with a 149-yard effort against the Gioants Sunday night.
Insight: He didn't get into the end zone, but he ran like we have come to expect for the first time this season. Not unrelated, the Eagles offensive line dominated the Giants defensive line.
Nick Foles, QB10/13/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles completed 21-of-34 passes for 248 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Insight: Foles obviously is struggling with turnovers and it looks bad after last season's 27-2 TD-to-interception ratio, but he's still putting up decent fantasy numbers.
Darren Sproles, RB10/12/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Eagles running back Darren Sproles left Sunday night's game with a left knee injury.
Insight: No word on how serious, but we should know in the next few days. The only good news is the Eagles have their bye next week so Sproles will have a couple of weeks to get healthy.
Mychal Kendricks, LB10/7/2014 12:56:00 PM
Description: Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks returned to practice Tuesday, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.
Insight: Kendricks' return would be a huge improvement on the defensive side of the ball, particularly against the run.
Jeremy Maclin, WR10/5/2014 5:26:00 PM
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin continues to put up solid numbers, though it takes a lot of targets.
Insight: Maclin is Foles' favorite target, but we don't like his reception percentage. Again he caught less than 50 percent of the throws to him (5-of-11), but put up 76 yards and a score.
LeSean McCoy, RB10/5/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was improved over last week. He rushed for 81 yards on 24 carries against St. Louis.
Insight: Not great, but at least he's headed in the right direction.
Jeremy Maclin, WR10/5/2014 12:11:00 PM
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin has been dealing with a slight hamstring injury, but is active for Week 5 as expected.
Insight: Maclin is Foles' favorite target, but we don't like his reception percentage. He's caught 20 of 46 targets (43.5 percent) this season.
Mychal Kendricks, LB10/2/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks has yet to practice and he's questionable for Week 5 versus St. Louis. Casey Matthews is likely to be the primary replacement.
Insight: Kendricks' absence would be a blow to the Eagles run defense and could signal a big day for Zac Stacy.
Lane Johnson, OT9/29/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: The Eagles will get some needed help for their injured offensive line with the return of Lane Johnson from his four-game suspension.
Insight: LeSean McCoy owners hope this is the start of his getting back to running the ball.
Jeremy Maclin, WRCold9/29/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin caught just five of 16 targets for 68 yards and no touchdowns.
Insight: Maclin was again Foles' favorite target, but we don't like his reception percentage. He's caught 21 of 47 targets (44.6 percent) this season.
LeSean McCoy, RBCold9/29/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy rushed for just 17 yards on 10 carries against San Francisco.
Insight: Seventeen rushing yards and no receiving yards, this is becoming an ugly trend. He's yet to rush for 80 yards in a game and has one touchdown. That's not what fantasy owners paid high dollar for on draft day. Hopefully the Eagles injured offensive line will get healthier and open some holes.
Nick Foles, QB9/29/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles completed 21-of-43 passes for just 195 yards and two interceptions.
Insight: OK, everyone is allowed a bad day now and then ... except Peyton Manning. Foles couldn't do anything on offense and still had a chance to win the game on the final drive, but came up short. Credit the 49ers defense and move on.
Jordan Matthews, WR9/28/2014 3:28:00 PM
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews had a breakout game against the Redskins in Week 3 and is active in Week 4 after dealing with an oblique injury.
Insight: Matthews caught eight passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns. It's obvious he's going to take over for Riley Cooper very soon. His fantasy value will still be up and down as is the case with most rookies, but we like where its headed.
Jason Kelce, C9/22/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: Eagles starting center Jason Kelce left Sunday's game against the Redskins in the third quarter due to a sports hernia and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, according to beat reporter Howard Eskin.
Insight: This is not good for the already beat up Eagles offensive line which is missin Lane Jonson, Allen Barbie and Evan Mathis. It's no wonder LeSean McCoy is struggling.
Jordan Matthews, WR9/21/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews had a breakout game against the Redskins in Week 3.
Insight: Matthews caught eight passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns. Foles targeted him nine times and at least for this game, Foles favorited Matthews over receiver Riley Cooper. If Matthews does move into the role of Foles' second favorite target, his value will rise dramatically, but keep your expectations for Matthews in check. There aren't going to many days where LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles and Zack Ertz combine for just 86 yards.
Jeremy Maclin, WR9/21/2014 5:26:00 PM
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin caught eight passes for 154 yards and a touchdown against the Redskins on Sunday.
Insight: Maclin was again Foles' favorite target with 10 targets. Washington did a great job of stopping the Eagles running attack, but they could not slow down the Eagle receivers from getting wide open on the seam route. Maclin's touchdown pass put Philadelphia ahead for good.
Nick Foles, QB9/21/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles completed 28-of-42 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns in a victory over the Redskins, 37-34.
Insight: This was probably Foles best game of the season. He was particularly impressive considering the Eagles finished the game without four opening day starting offensive lineman. Foles took a tremendous amount of hits but stood in the pocket to lead the Eagles to a 3-0 start.
LeSean McCoy, RB9/21/2014 1:43:00 PM
Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left Sunday's game against the Redskins after suffering a helmet to helmet hit on his second carry of the game. UPDATE: McCoy has returned to the game after doctors cleared him of a concussion.
Insight: It took McCoy a few minutes to get up, but he did jog off the field. Shortly afterward, it looked like McCoy wanted to come back into the game, but team doctors were arguing with McCoy, likely telling him he has to go through the concussion protocol. In the meantime, Darren Sproles' value continues to go up.
Zach Ertz, TE9/21/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is active for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Insight: Ertz was added to the injury report on Thursday, but did not miss any practice time this week. He should see lots of targets.
Mychal Kendricks, LB9/19/2014 3:54:00 PM
Description: Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks is out for Sunday's game with Washington. Casey Matthews is likely to be the primary replacement.
Insight: Kendricks' absence is a blow to the Eagles run defense and a boon for Redskins tailback Alfred Morris.
Riley Cooper, WRCold9/16/2014 9:20:00 AM
Description: Eagles receiver Riley Cooper has become a non-factor in the offense through the first two games.
Insight: Cooper did have a good chance to haul in a touchdown pass Monday night, but saw just three targets. Quarterback Nick Foles isn't looking his way very often and fantasy owners are going to have to find a wideout help elsewhere.
Zach Ertz, TE9/16/2014 9:15:00 AM
Description: Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is becoming one of the team's go-to-guys in clutch situations.
Insight: He is a low-end TE1 that can provide some excellent value as he's averaging 81.5 ypg through the first two contests. The Eagles are using multiple tight end formations that allowed Ertz to be on the field 76 percent of the time.
Jeremy Maclin, WR9/16/2014 9:13:00 AM
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin saw 11 targets Monday night, but could only come up with four receptions.
Insight: Maclin posted 45 receiving yards and a score, so made it to double-digits, but too many missed connections are concerning.
LeSean McCoy, RB9/16/2014 9:11:00 AM
Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is getting his 20 carries, but has yet to break out for the big fantasy numbers.
Insight: This could be the "new reality" caused by the addition of Darren Sproles, who has become too valuable to keep off the field. We will keep on top of McCoy's usage moving forward to see if he continues at this new, lower, production level. McCoy is averaging 108.5 ypg from scrimmage this season versus 134.1 in 2013.
Darren Sproles, RBHot9/16/2014 9:05:00 AM
Description: Eagles running back Darren Sproles had another productive weekend, posting 178 combined yards and a touchdown.
Insight: We are now seeing how coach Chip Kelly envisioned using the back along with his star tailback LeSean McCoy. Sproles' fantasy owners can start him each week as a reliable fantasy option. Through the first two weeks he's already totaled 263 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns
Nick Foles, QB9/16/2014 9:00:00 AM
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles put up nice numbers Monday night and his fantasy owners should personally thank Darren Sproles.
Insight: Foles wasn't particularly sharp, but short passes to his running backs LeSean McCoy and Sproles turned the night into gold. Foles finished with 331 yards passing, with Sproles (152) and McCoy (23) accounting for 175 yards of the total.
Nick Foles, QB9/9/2014 2:09:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles may have to throw some shorter passes next week, given the condition of his offensive line.
Insight: The Eagles will be without both Allen Barbre (ankle) and Evan Mathis (MCL) who were injured Sunday and without Lane Johnson due to his suspension. Foles was sacked five times Sunday and that was against Jacksonville, who is not one of the league's top defenses.
Evan Mathis, G9/8/2014 12:10:00 AM
Description: Eagles guard Evan Mathis is believed to have suffered an MCL injury.
Insight: Mathis was rolled up on while engaged with a rushing lineman and it didn't look good, but at least it isn't an ACL. The Eagles offensive line will be thin as Allen Barbie (ankle) also was injured in the season opener.
Nick Foles, QB9/7/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was, like his team, ugly in the first half but very good after the break.
Insight: The good - Foles threw for 322 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The bad - he was sacked five times and threw an interception. And this was against the Jacksonville Jaguar.
Evan Mathis, G9/7/2014 2:55:00 PM
Description: Eagles guard Evan Mathis is out with a leg injury and is not expected to return.
Insight: Mathis was rolled up on while engaged with a rushing lineman and it didn't look good. Having a replacement on the line won't help the already struggling Nick Foles.
Chris Polk, RB9/7/2014 12:03:00 AM
Description: Eagles backup running back Chris Polk is out for Sunday's game against Jacksonville due to a hamstring injury.
Insight: The Eagles are carrying only three running backs to start the season - LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles and Polk. Polk has no fantasy value unless there is an injury.
Chris Polk, RB9/2/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Eagles backup running back Chris Polk is questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville due to a hamstring injury.
Insight: The Eagles are carrying only three running backs to start the season - LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles and Polk. Polk has no fantasy value unless there is an injury.
Matt Barkley, QB8/30/2014 3:21:00 PM
Description: Philly.com is reporting the Eagles are "open" to trading third-string quarterback Matt Barkley.
Insight: The Philadelphia Daily News had a similar report about a week ago. The Eagles, however, won't receive much in return for Barkley, perhaps a sixth or seventh round pick.
Cody Parkey, K8/30/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: The Philadelphia Eagles place-kicker job apparently really was up for grabs and the Eagles have a new kicker for Week 1 - Cody Parkey.
Insight: Parkey hit from 53- and 54-yards Thursday night, so he's obviously got a strong leg. If he wants to keep the job he'll need to be accurate as well.
Cody Parkey, KHot8/29/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: If the Philadelphia Eagles place-kicker job was really up for grabs and not just coach-speak, then the Eagles probably have a new kicker for Week 1 in Cody Parkey.
Insight: Parkey hit from 53- and 54-yards Thursday night. This could be the end of the line in Philly for Alex Henery who hit just 82.1 percent of his field goal attempts last season.
Zach Ertz, TE8/27/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Eagles tight ends coach Ted Williams told the Philadelphia Inquirer that Zach Ertz is "one of the best route-runners I've ever seen."
Insight: Fellow tight end Brent Celek remains the starter, but Chip Kelly used two-tight end sets 20 percent more often in the last eight games of 2013 than in the first eight games and should continue to use more this season. Celek has also developed into a great blocking tight end, so at the position, Ertz should see a majority of the targets. He is a low-end TE1 that can provide some excellent value and upside in a late round.
Dennis Dixon, QB8/25/2014 10:47:00 AM
Description: Quarterback Dennis Dixon has been released by the Buffalo Bills
Insight: Dixon simply hasn't proven that he has enough talent to compete at the NFL level.
Jeremy Maclin, WR8/21/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin went down in a heap after making a cut in the first quarter, but he returned in the next series and looked fine.
Insight: Maclin missed all of 2013 with a torn ACL and has dealt with nagging injuries his entire career. He's a high-risk, high-reward option.
LeSean McCoy, RB8/21/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Eagles fans and a lot of fantasy owners were sweating when running back LeSean McCoy left Thursday's game with a thumb injury, but X-rays were negative.
Insight: Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane says there are no fractures or torn ligaments. This an example of why its best to draft just before the season begins. Now that he appears fine and has two weeks to heal, he should still be a high first-round selection.
Kenjon Barner, RB8/21/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Newly-acquired running back Kenjon Barner could mean trouble for Eagles backup Chris Polk.
Insight: Polk has been sidelined by a torn hamstring. He ran well when given a chance last year (11 carries for 98 yards and 3 TDs), but his roster spot could be up for grabs with Chip Kelly having brought in Barner, who played for Kelly at Oregon.
LeSean McCoy, RB8/18/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy missed practice Sunday with what he called "a small version of turf toe," but he practiced Monday, according to csnphilly.com
Insight: McCoy said he hurt the big toe on his left foot during a joint practice against the Patriots last week. He said he had an MRI and X-rays and is "fine." It shouldn't be a problem for McCoy, last year's leader in yards from scrimmage with 2,146, come Week 1.
Cary Williams, DB8/17/2014 3:07:00 PM
Description: Eagles DB Cary Williams was injured (hamstring) on his 77-yard interception return in the first half of Friday night's game.
Insight: Williams should be ready for the start of the regular season, but don't expect him next Thursday against Pittsburgh. The Eagles have given up 625 net passing yards in two preseason games and can ill-afford any injuries in the defensive backfield.
Nick Foles, QB8/16/2014 2:45:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles completed 8-of-10 passes for 81 yards and a TD in Friday's preseason game.
Insight: He threw two picks in the first preseason game but rebounded nicely. His ADP dropped from the early sixth round to the early seventh over the past two weeks, but it's on the rise again.
Jordan Matthews, WR8/16/2014 2:43:00 PM
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews rebounded from a poor showing in the first preseason game (three drops) with nine catches for 104 yards on nine targets.
Insight: Coach Chip Kelly attributed Matthews' struggles in the opener to first-game jitters, and it appears he was right. With Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper and Josh Huff all banged up, Matthews is getting key reps with the first-team offense. He could have a larger role than expected early in the season and is a candidate to break out later in the year.
Josh Huff, WR8/15/2014 8:48:00 PM
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Josh Huff left Friday's preseason game with a shoulder injury and won't return, according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Insight: Huff is Philadelphia's fourth receiver so this wouldn't be a big deal for fantasy purposes if everyone was healthy. But Jeremy Maclin (hamstring, knee) and Riley Cooper (foot) are both ailing and sat out Friday.
Jeremy Maclin, WR8/14/2014 1:32:00 PM
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin left Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury.
Insight: Maclin missed all of 2013 with a torn ACL and has dealt with nagging injuries his entire career, but he's expected to serve as the No. 1 passing target in Chip Kelly's high-octane offense and has WR2 upside IF he can play 16 games. He's only done that once in five seasons.
Jeremy Maclin, WR8/13/2014 3:51:00 PM
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin has been beating Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis in one-on-ones during the teams' joint practices this week. SOURCE: Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer
Insight: Maclin missed all of 2013 with a torn ACL and has dealt with nagging injuries his entire career, but he's expected to serve as the No. 1 passing target in Chip Kelly's high-octane offense and has WR2 upside if he can play 16 games.
Riley Cooper, WR8/10/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Eagles receiver Riley Cooper (foot) returned to practice Sunday.
Insight: Cooper missed Friday's preseason opener with a foot injury. He had 47 catches for 835 yards and eight touchdowns last season, but he also saw a lot of single coverage with DeSean Jackson on the other side of the field. Jackson was cut in the offseason and Cooper could take a step back if his yards-per-catch average drops from 17.8. He's unlikely to catch more than 50 passes.
Jordan Matthews, WR8/10/2014 1:41:00 PM
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews dropped two passes and had just 14 yards on four catches in the preseason opener.
Insight: Coach Chip Kelly said Matthews may have had some first-game jitters, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "He was inconsistent," Kelly said. "There was a ball on the sideline he could have caught. I don't know if he was pressing, but there were some inconsistencies there. Sometimes it's the first time for guys in the bright lights so they can have a chance to play that out of their system and calm down." Matthews has received consistent praise during training camp, but his performance Friday is a reminder that he's still a rookie in an offense that is both run-heavy and has a lot of receiving weapons.
Josh Huff, WR8/9/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Eagles rookie wide receiver Josh Huff only caught one ball for four yards, but returned a kickoff 102 yards.
Insight: Huff locked up a spot on the roster, but his fantasy value will likely be limited to special teams in his first season.
Nick Foles, QB 8/8/2014 9:10:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw two interceptions and went 6-of-9 for 44 yards in Friday's preseason opener.
Insight: Foles threw that many picks on 317 throws last season. The Eagles have been trying to get Foles to get rid of the ball more quickly than last season to avoid sacks and he reportedly hasn't looked great in training camp yet. He'll also have to overcome the loss of DeSean Jackson this season, so he comes with some risk at his sixth-round ADP, but Chip Kelly's offense gives him top-five upside.
Zach Ertz, TE8/6/2014 8:05:00 PM
Description: Sheil Kapadia of Philadelphia Magazine says that Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is going to be the team's most utilized receiver in the red zone this season.
Insight: The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder had five TDs in the last nine games (including playoffs) as a rookie. The Eagles have plenty of options for Nick Foles to throw the ball to and a run-heavy offense, so Ertz' fantasy value will be touchdown-dependent.
Jordan Matthews, WR8/5/2014 2:22:00 PM
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews has been dominating the second-team defense and played with the starters Tuesday, according to Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Insight: Matthews reportedly looked like the best receiver on the team during spring practices and has continued to impress. With Riley Cooper (foot) and Jeremy Maclin (day off) sitting this practice out, Matthews got to play with the ones. By the end off the season he could overtake one of the two expected opening day starters.
Darren Sproles, RB8/3/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Eagles running back Darren Sproles has been working with the wide receivers as well as the running backs, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.
Insight: Just goes to show what Chip Kelly is thinking about. Sproles will do more than lineup in the backfield and could have solid receiving numbers. He should be able to produce fantasy-worthy statistics in PPR leagues.
Jordan Matthews, WR7/30/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews has been dominating the second-team defense, and beat reporter Sheil Kapadia thinks he's ready for a test against the first team.
Insight: Matthews reportedly looked like the best receiver on the team during spring practices and has continued to impress during camp. He may surpass Jeremy Maclin as the team's No. 1 receiver even if Maclin stays healthy.
Jordan Matthews, WR6/10/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews, the No. 42 overall pick in the 2014 draft, is reportedly shining at OTAs.
Insight: Jimmy Kempski of the Philadelphia Inquirer said Matthews has "looked like the best receiver on the team" and added that "it hasn't been close." His colleague Jeff McLane said Matthews has yet to drop a pass. This will be an interesting situation to watch, as the Eagles had one of the best offenses in the NFL last season and released No. 1 wideout DeSean Jackson in March. Matthews will be competing with Jeremy Maclin, who is coming off an ACL tear, and Riley Cooper, who may have hit his ceiling with 835 yards and eight touchdowns last year, for targets.
Jordan Matthews, WR5/9/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: The Eagles traded up to 42nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft to select Vanderbilt receiver Jordan Matthews.
Insight: Eagles coach Chip Kelly needed a receiver after the team cut DeSean Jackson, and he wanted one with good size. Matthews is 6-foot-3 and had huge hands and set SEC all-time records with 262 catches and 3,759 yards. He should be a factor as a rookie, but we expect Jeremy Maclin to be Nick Foles' No. 1 target.
Mark Sanchez, QB3/28/2014 12:54:00 PM
Description: Mark Sanchez is officially a Philadelphia Eagle quarterback.
Insight: Sanchez, who missed all of last season while recovering from shoulder surgery, will be the backup for starter Nick Foles. Barring injury to Foles he has no fantasy value.
DeSean Jackson, WR3/25/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia wide receiver DeSean Jackson told his teammates Tuesday that he would be back with the Eagles in 2014. SOURCE: Philadelphia Inquirer
Insight: This came after Jackson and coach Chip Kelly apparently talked for the first time since the end of the last season. We're not sure what to make of this news, but if the two can get along, it makes no sense to trade or cut the talented wide receiver.
Mark Sanchez, QB3/24/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Mark Sanchez will join the Eagles as soon as he passes his physical. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: Sanchez missed all of last season while recovering from shoulder surgery. Assuming he passes his physical, Sanchez will be the backup for starter Nick Foles.
DeSean Jackson, WR3/23/2014 3:49:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia is considering releasing wide receiver DeSean Jackson as a result of his refusal to restructure his current contract. SOURCE: Manish Mehta, New York Daily News
Insight: It seems as though Jackson has played his final game as an Eagle. Philadelphia's preference would obviously be to trade him but if teams are unwilling to take on his huge cap figure ($10.5 million in 2014), cutting him will be their only option. The Jets, Panthers, Patriots, 49ers and Seahawks are among the teams interested in Jackson.
DeSean Jackson, WR3/22/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson now appears to be fully "in play" on the trade market, though most of the interested teams would likely end up hurting his fantasy value.
Insight: Jackson's big contract ($10.6 million in 2014) is the problem for most of the teams. His best landing spot, other than staying with the Eagles would be New England. If he ends up in Oakland or with the Jets ... lookout below. He caught 82 balls for 1,332 yards and nine TDs in Chip Kelly's spread offense last season.
DeSean Jackson, WR3/21/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Numerous teams are said to have inquired about Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson.
Insight: Some of these rumored teams would be a disaster for Jackson's fantasy owners (read Jets, Oakland) and some would be middle of the road (49ers, Carolina), but if he ended up with the New England Patriots he'd likely increase in fantasy value.
Michael Vick, QB3/19/2014 8:18:00 PM
Description: Free agent quarterback Michael Vick is scheduled to meet with the Jets on Friday. SOURCE: New York Daily News
Insight: As inconsistent as Vick can be, he'd be a huge improvement over Geno Smith. A one or two-year deal would make sense for both sides.
DeSean Jackson, WR3/18/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: If the Eagles are willing to give up DeSean Jackson for only a third-round pick, the Patriots will certainly be interested. SOURCE: John Beattie, NESN
Insight: As great as Jackson would look in Patriots blue and silver, the move would put New England over the salary cap. An easy solution would be to grant Vince Wilfork his release, which he asked for about a week ago. Jackson (82 catches, 1,332 yards, 9 TD last season) would give Tom Brady the deep threat he's been missing since Randy Moss left in 2010.
Darren Sproles, RB3/14/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Eagles running back Darren Sproles had his contract extended two years through 2016, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: Sproles, who will be 31 in June, is apparently not just a one-year experiment. In the innovative Chip Kelly offense, he will be a tough matchup for the opposition to cover and still keep an eye on LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson.
Michael Vick, QB3/6/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson tweeted that he wants to play with Michael Vick.
Insight: Vick was benched in favor of Nick Foles last season but he'd still be an improvement over Christian Ponder, the only Vikings quarterback currently under contract. Our own NFL editor John McMullen recently ranked Vick 28th on his list of the top-50 free agents.
Jason Avant, WR3/4/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: As expected, the Eagles have released veteran wide receiver Jason Avant.
Insight: There were just too many mouths to feed in Philadelphia's crowded offense. Avant (38 catches, 447 yards, 2 TD in 2013) will earn a roster spot somewhere this offseason, though we doubt he'll have any fantasy value.
DeSean Jackson, WR3/2/2014 2:33:00 PM
Description: Philly.com's Jimmy Kempski hears the Eagles could be open to trading Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
Insight: That does seem like a possibility now that Philadelphia has gone out of its way to re-sign Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin. Obviously, Nick Foles would take a major fantasy hit without his best receiving weapon. We'll have to see how this one plays out.
Jeremy Maclin, WR2/28/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Jeremy Maclin will stay with the Eagles after agreeing to a one-year, $5.5 million deal. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Maclin missed all of 2013 after tearing his ACL, but he should be fine for the start of next season. With Riley Cooper also coming back, the 25-year-old is unlikely to match the 122 targets he saw in 2012.
Riley Cooper, WR2/27/2014 8:30:00 PM
Description: The Eagles signed Riley Cooper to a five-year, $25 million contract Thursday. The contract includes $10 million in guaranteed money. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Cooper had some off-the-field issues last offseason after being filmed using a racial slur at a concert, but the team decided to keep him and he ended up with 47 catches, 835 yards and eight touchdowns. He had 742 yards and seven scores on 39 catches in 11 games after Nick Foles made his first start. However, his fantasy value may take a hit if the team re-signs Jeremy Maclin, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL.
Riley Cooper, WR2/26/2014 9:22:00 PM
Description: According to Geoff Mosher of csnphilly.com, a league source says Riley Cooper will sign a four-year deal with the Eagles Thursday. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported earlier today that the deal was close.
Insight: Cooper had some off-the-field issues last offseason after being filmed using a racial slur at a concert, but the team decided to keep him and he ended up with 47 catches, 835 yards and eight touchdowns. He had 742 yards and seven scores on 39 catches in 11 games after Nick Foles made his first start.
Jason Peters, T2/26/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: The Eagles and starting left tackle Jason Peters have agreed to a four-year contract extension. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: The new deal is worth $41.3 million. Peters would have been a free agent after the 2014 campaign but now he's under contract until 2018. The 32-year-old has been to six Pro Bowls in his last seven seasons.
Jason Avant, WR2/26/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: According to Brandon Lee of SB Nation, the Eagles are likely to release wide receiver Jason Avant before his $1 million roster bonus kicks in on March 15th.
Insight: Even with Jeremy Maclin sidelined, all Avant could muster last season was 38 catches for 447 receiving yards. At age 30, Avant has already peaked. Cutting him loose would free up almost $4 million in cap space.
Colt Anderson, S12/30/2013 12:04:00 PM
Description: Eagles safety Colt Anderson is questionable for Saturday's game against New Orleans due to a knee problem.
Insight: Anderson primarily works the special teams, but against the Saints and Drew Brees (5,162 passing yards, 39 TDs) the Eagles could use as many defensive backs as possible.
Earl Wolff, S12/30/2013 12:01:00 PM
Description: Eagles safety Earl Wolff re-injured a knee against Chicago and missed the regular season finale against Dallas. He's questionable for the playoff game against New Orleans
Insight: The Eagles need every available defensive back to play against Drew Brees and his talented wide receiving of Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Kenny Stills, Robert Meachem and tight end Jimmy Graham.
Earl Wolff, S12/24/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: Eagles safety Earl Wolff re-injured a knee in Sunday night's game with Chicago and could miss the regular season finale against Dallas.
Insight: The Cowboys have an excellent receiving corps with Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, Terrance Williams and tight end Jason Witten so any weakness in the secondary is a problem even with Kyle Orton at quarterback.
LeSean McCoy, RB12/23/2013 9:25:00 AM
Description: Shady McCoy went off for 162 yards (133 rushing, 29 receiving) and two touchdowns Sunday in a win against Chicago.
Insight: McCoy continues to be outstanding for the NFC East-leading Eagles. Sunday marked the former Pitt Panther's third multi-touchdown game of the season. It was also his sixth 100-yard rushing performance. Unless Jamaal Charles has a monster Week 17, McCoy is going to win his first rushing title (he leads Charles 1,476 yards to 1,287).
Brandon Boykin, CB12/17/2013 12:08:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia corner Brandon Boykin is not practicing Tuesday and still has to pass his concussion protocol.
Insight: Boykin has been one of the Eagles best defenders. Facing a matchup against the Bears and their two very talented receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, the Eagles will need every cornerback they have.
Brandon Boykin, CB12/16/2013 9:26:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia corner Brandon Boykin suffered a head injury, likely a concussion, and will be a question mark for Week 16.
Insight: Boykin has been one of the Eagles best defenders which unfortunately isn't saying much for a team that has given up the league's second-most passing yards.
DeSean Jackson, WR12/15/2013 6:01:00 PM
Description: Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson recorded season highs with 10 catches, 195 yards and 16 targets while scoring one touchdown Sunday at Minnesota.
Insight: Jackson hadn't reached the 100-yard bonus since Nov. 3. He now has a career-high 1,275 yards and nine touchdowns on 75 catches and will be a low-end WR1 for the final two games of the season.
Nick Foles, QBHot12/15/2013 5:59:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles continued to put up huge fantasy numbers in Week 15 at Minnesota.
Insight: Foles managed to generate 19 fantasy points despite playing in a blizzard last week and he had a field day in the Metrodome Sunday. Foles threw for 428 yards and three touchdowns with one pick and rushed for 41 yards.
LeSean McCoy, RB12/8/2013 7:01:00 PM
Description: LeSean McCoy set an Eagles record with 217 rushing yards Sunday in a 34-20 win over Detroit.
Insight: Roughly two thirds of his yardage came in the fourth quarter (148 yards). McCoy leads the NFL in rushing (1,305 yards on 261 carries) and is just four yards away from tying his career-high. He's a top-five fantasy running back.
Nick Foles, QBHot12/2/2013 2:18:00 PM
Description: Ciach Chip Kelly said that Philadelphia QB Nick Foles is his long-term starting quarterback, not just the starter next week.
Insight: Foles has 19 touchdown passes without an interception this season and has proven to be a top-10 fantasy QB heading into Week 14 against the Lions. Why wouldn't he be the team's future?
Nick Foles, QBHot12/1/2013 5:36:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia QB Nick Foles shredded the Cardinals for 237 yards and three touchdowns Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Foles threw his first interception of the season but it was overturned by a defensive holding penalty. He now has 19 touchdowns without an interception this season and has proven to be a top-10 fantasy QB heading into Week 14 against the Lions.
Nick Foles, QBHot11/26/2013 5:29:00 PM
Description: According to Reuben Frank of csnphilly.com, Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Nick Foles will be the team's starting quarterback the rest of the season.
Insight: Kelly said Foles won't have to look over his shoulder if he has a bad game now that Michael Vick is healthy. Foles has completed 63.6 percent of his passes for 1,554 yards, 16 touchdowns and zero interceptions this season. However, he has a brutal matchup in Week 13 against Arizona.
LeSean McCoy, RB11/17/2013 2:55:00 PM
Description: Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy is back on the field to start the second half.
Insight: The Eagles have a 17-0 lead, so McCoy must be feeling good or they would use Bryce Brown.
LeSean McCoy, RB11/17/2013 2:29:00 PM
Description: Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy is officially questionable to return to Sunday's game with a right hamstring injury, according to philadelphiaeagles.com.
Insight: McCoy picked up 37 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and also caught a 49-yard pass on a wheel route against the Redskins. However, he tweaked his hamstring in the second quarter and had to go to the locker room. The Eagles have a 17-0 lead, so they may not want to force the issue with McCoy.
LeSean McCoy, RB11/17/2013 2:16:00 PM
Description: Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy limped off the field in the second quarter with what appeared to be a hamstring or cramp injury.
Insight: McCoy is the league's leading rusher so fantasy owners, and the Eagles, can ill-afford to be without him for long. We await further word.
Damaris Johnson, WR11/17/2013 12:14:00 PM
Description: Eagles wide receiver and kick returner Damaris Johnson is inactive for Week 11.
Insight: The emergence of Riley Cooper has made Johnson a non-factor in fantasy circles. His kick return duties will be covered by Brandon Boykin.
Nick Foles, QBHot11/11/2013 2:24:00 PM
Description: Not that there was any doubt, but Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will start in Week 11 against Washington.
Insight: Michael Vick probably still won't be healthy, but it won't matter if Foles keeps playing at his current production level. He's now thrown 16 TD passes without being intercepted this season.
LeSean McCoy, RB11/10/2013 6:32:00 PM
Description: Shady McCoy dominated the Packers for 155 rushing yards Sunday in an Eagles victory.
Insight: It was McCoy's highest rushing output since Week 3 against the Chiefs. The former Pitt Panther leads all NFL rushers with 932 yards this season.
Michael Vick, QB11/10/2013 1:49:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia QB Michael Vick says he's still about a week or two away from returning. SOURCE: Albert Breer, NFL.com
Insight: Vick was inactive Sunday because of a hamstring injury. With Nick Foles playing some of the best football of his career right now (14 TD, 0 INT), there's no guarantee that Vick will win back the starting job once he's healthy enough to return.
Michael Vick, QB11/4/2013 1:31:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick isn't likely to be ready to play in Week 10, according to beat reporter Jeff McLane.
Insight: Given Nick Foles' record-setting performance Sunday in Oakland, even if Vick were healthy we'd expect Foles under center against Green Bay.
Riley Cooper, WR11/3/2013 7:34:00 PM
Description: Eagles receiver Riley Cooper corralled five passes for 139 yards and three touchdowns Sunday at Oakland.
Insight: In Nick Foles' three starts this season, Cooper has 347 yards and four touchdowns on 15 catches. In Michael Vick's six starts, he has 10 catches for 106 yards and one touchdown. After throwing seven touchdown passes Sunday, Foles is likely to hold onto Philadelphia's starting job the rest of the season, so Cooper could turn into a decent fantasy option in deeper leagues.
Nick Foles, QB11/3/2013 7:30:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles tied the NFL record with seven passing touchdowns Sunday against the Raiders. He also completed 22-of-28 passes for 406 yards.
Insight: This one came out of nowhere. Foles missed Week 8 with a concussion after looking extremely skittish in Week 7, so he likely wasn't started by many fantasy owners in a hostile environment at Oakland. Foles likely will hold onto the Eagles starting job for the rest of the season after this performance.
Nick Foles, QB10/30/2013 11:29:00 AM
Description: Eagles coach Chip Kelly says that Nick Foles will start at quarterback Sunday against the Raiders.
Insight: Foles, who missed last week's game because of a concussion, is filling in for the injured Mike Vick (hamstring). He could be a nice bye week fill-in for owners of Peyton Manning, Matthew Stafford and Colin Kaepernick.
Nick Foles, QB10/29/2013 1:55:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles (concussion) said he's ready to suit up for Week 9.
Insight: Given the healthy status of Michael Vick and the performance of third-string Matt Barkley, fantasy owners have to be happy with this news. Hopefully his self-diagnosis is accurate.
Michael Vick, QB10/28/2013 11:35:00 AM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick left Sunday's game against the Giants in the second quarter after aggravating his hamstring injury and coach Chip Kelly said on Monday that he didn't think he would be ready for Week 9.
Insight: Vick, who obviously wasn't 100 percent before re-injuring the hamstring, was ineffective in the time that he was on the field going just 6-for-9 for 31 yards and an interception. If Nick Foles isn't ready for return, then it would be wise to stay far away from all Eagles' players.
Matt Barkley, QBCold10/27/2013 2:20:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia quarterback Matt Barkley has replaced Michael Vick in the second quarter against the Giants.
Insight: Barkley was horrible in relief of Nick Foles last week (11-for-20 for 129 yards 3 INTs). It remains to be seen whether he is an NFL quarterback.
Michael Vick, QB10/27/2013 2:15:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick left Sunday's game against the Giants in the second quarter after aggravating his hamstring injury.
Insight: Vick, who obviously wasn't 100 percent, was ineffective in the time that he was on the field going just 6-for-9 for 31 yards and an interception. His return is doubtful.
Michael Vick, QB10/27/2013 11:42:00 AM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (hamstring) took all the first-team reps in practice Tuesday and will start against New York.
Insight: Vick won't be 100 percent, but the Giants pass rush isn't as good as it has been in past seasons. I can play if I'm 80 [percent]." With six teams on a bye this week, Vick is a top-10 fantasy quarterback this week.
Michael Vick, QB10/22/2013 7:13:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (hamstring) took all the first-team reps in practice Tuesday, according to Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com.
Insight: There were reports that Matt Barkley took the reps, but Barkley said Vick took them. Vick said he's "optimistic" about playing in Week 8. "I've got a good chance. I can play if I'm 80 [percent]." With six teams on a bye this week, Vick is a top-10 fantasy quarterback against the Giants.
Nick Foles, QB10/21/2013 2:25:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles was diagnosed with a concussion and will have to follow the NFL protocol before being allowed back on the field.
Insight: Given the performance of Foles and third-stringer Matt Barkley, Michael Vick (hamstring) will likely be the favorite to start in Week 8 even if he's not 100 percent healthy.
Michael Vick, QB10/20/2013 7:08:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick could be back in Week 8, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
Insight: Vick missed his second straight game Sunday against Dallas due to a hamstring injury. Nick Foles played well in Week 6 but was awful Sunday and ended up leaving with a head injury. We should see Vick back as soon as he is healthy enough to play.
Nick Foles, QB10/20/2013 5:57:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles was a disaster Sunday against Dallas, throwing for 80 yards on 11-of-29 passing before leaving with a head injury.
Insight: Matt Barkley came on and completed 11-of-20 for 129 yards and three interceptions. It looks like Michael Vick will be getting his job back as soon as he is healthy.
Nick Foles, QB10/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles is out of the game in the fourth quarter after taking a big hit.
Insight: Foles had done very little, so this is just the icing on the cake. Matt Barkley will finish out the game if Foles can't return.
DeSean Jackson, WR10/20/2013 3:58:00 PM
Description: Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson was sidelined by an apparent ankle injury, but had returned to the game.
Insight: Jackson (2 rec, 15 yards) and the entire Eagles offense has yet to get untracked against the Cowboys defense.
DeSean Jackson, WR10/20/2013 3:38:00 PM
Description: Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson has been sidelined by an apparent ankle injury and is questionable to return to the game.
Insight: Jackson (2 rec, 15 yards) and the entire Eagles offense has yet to get untracked against the Cowboys defense.

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