Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin was not given the franchise tag on Monday's deadline.
Insight: It is a bit of a surprise that Philadelphia did not assure themselves of bringing him back. Nevertheless, Maclin is expected back with the Eagles, although the chances in him leaving have just increased.
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews had eight catches, 105 yards and a touchdown against the Giants.
Insight: Matthews capped off his rookie campaign on a big high note. Matthews really jelled with Mark Sanchez, so it will be interesting to see what 2015 brings. Matthews finished with 67 catches, 872 yards and eight touchdowns.
Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy just missed the 100-yard fantasy bonus.
Insight: McCoy gained 99 yards on 17 carries. McCoy added 15 more yards on one catch. In what was supposed to be a down year, McCoy still rushed for 1,319 yards, but unfortunately, he didn't score nearly as much with just five rushing touchdowns this year.
Description: Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez threw two touchdowns but still didn't avoid turning it over in Week 17.
Insight: Sanchez was 23-of-36 for 292 yards in addition to his two scores and interception. In the right situation, Sanchez could find a starting job and have success next season, but he still turns the ball over way too many times. Sanchez is likely better suited as a backup in a quarterback friendly system.
Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy admitted to CSN Philadelphia that backup running back Chris Polk is taking over as the team's goal-line runner.
Insight: Polk played just three snaps versus the Cowboys in Week 15, but he scored on two of them. Another goal-line carry went to Darren Sproles who scored. McCoy will continue to lead the team in rushing, but the emergence of Polk and the addition of Sproles as significantly hurt McCoy's value.
Description: Eagles receiver Riley Cooper caught two of four targets for 17 yards against Dallas Sunday night.
Insight: The Eagles will need a better receiver opposite Jeremy Maclin next season. Cooper has proven that last season's numbers (47-835-8) were a fluke by posting completely forgettable statistics all season long.
Description: Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez proved once again why he's a backup quarterback.
Insight: Sanchez threw for 252 yards, but didn't throw a touchdown pass and was picked off two times. He's yet to come up with a good effort in a big game and come next season should be back in a reserve role.
Description: Eagles backup running back Chris Polk appears to be the goal line back.
Insight: Polk scored twice inside the 5-yard line. He's not going to get any significant yards based on current usage, but he could be a consistent touchdown maker. At the moment he's just a pain in the side of LeSean McCoy owners.
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles' collarbone is healing normally and is expected to be cleared in two-to-four weeks according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Insight: This might have more of an effect on Mark Sanchez owners than Foles owners. Even if Foles returns for Week 15, it will be difficult to trust him coming back from injury during the fantasy playoffs. If he returns in four weeks, most fantasy leagues are over. The only situation where this would be fantasy relevant is if Foles returns in Week 15 or 16 and Sanchez owners need to find a different quarterback.
Description: Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez was extremely efficient in Thursday's win over the Cowboys.
Insight: He did not have to do much in the second half, after throwing for 202 yards in the first half. Sanchez finished the day 20-of-29 of 217 yards and one touchdown, along with five carries for 29 yards and another score. He is a QB1 in Philadelphia's offense.
Description: Philadelphia tight end Brent Celek caught a season-high five balls for 116 yards.
Insight: Considering he had just 90 yards for the season, this came out of the blue and is likely a one-time thing that fantasy owners can't take advantage of. Zach Ertz is still the team's receiving tight end, though the emergence of Matthews could spell doom for all Eagles TEs down the stretch.
Insight: Matthews was a Sanchez favorite in the preseason, so it shouldn't be a surprise that he looked his way in his first start. We'd like to see if this was just a matter of the Panthers defense open to crossing patterns or the Sanchez-to-Matthews hookup is for real. We should find out next weekend in Green Bay.
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin was a forgotten man Monday night.
Insight: Maclin was targeted seven times, but caught just three for 38 yards while Jordan Matthews was the receiving star. Maclin owners hope it's just a one-time thing and he'll get back on his hot streak.
Description: Backup quarterback turned starter Mark Sanchez was everything Eagles fans and fantasy owners could have wanted.
Insight: Sanchez went 20-of-37 for 332 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. To be sure, he still threw a few poor passes that could have been intercepted, but he looked very comfortable in the Chip Kelly offense.
Description: Eagles right guard Todd Herremans (biceps, ankle) has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season.
Insight: He tore his biceps muscle two weeks ago and injured his ankle in Sunday's win, but it is unclear which injury officially sidelined Herremans. Nevertheless, the Eagles will be without a key member of the offensive line, for the rest of the season. However, fellow offensive line member Evan Mathis is expected to be activated to take Herremans' roster spot.
Description: Backup quarterback Mark Sanchez appears to be the Eagles starter for the next month or two with Nick Foles suffering an apparent broken collarbone.
Insight: Eagles fans and fantasy owners are hoping Sanchez will be a "plug and play" option who can handle the Chip Kelly offense. I offer no guarantees, but he did throw for 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his relief role Sunday.
Description: Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is one of the most frustrating fantasy tight ends in the league.
Insight: The Eagles coaching staff hyped up Ertz in preseason to be the next Jimmy Graham. Although that may be an exaggeration, there is certainly a lot of talent there, but Chip Kelly rarely calls his number. Ertz received two targets and made one catch for four yards in Week 9.
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews had just four targets and made three catches against the Texans.
Insight: Matthews did catch a touchdown to turn in a pretty solid fantasy day. It will be interesting to see if Mark Sanchez favors Matthews at all over Jeremy Maclin if Nick Foles has to miss significant time. It is hard to argue anyone would be favored over Maclin with the tear that he is on right now.
Description: Eagles backup quarterback Mark Sanchez came on in relief and led Philadelphia to victory.
Insight: Sanchez threw for 202 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. His touchdown to Jeremy Maclin with less than four minutes left sealed the victory. There is no official word on Nick Foles' injury yet, but the Philadelphia Inquirer is speculating it is a broken collarbone. That would make Sanchez the starter the next several weeks.
Description: Eagles right guard Todd Herremans has been diagnosed with a torn left biceps, but his plan is to keep playing.
Insight: Offensive line injures have decimated the Eagles this season, but at least fellow interior linemen Jason Kelce and Evan Mathis are getting ready to return to the starting lineup. Herremans likely won't make it through the whole season playing with a torn biceps. We will keep an eye on this situation for LeSean McCoy owners.
Description: Eagle center Jason Kelce practice said he would be a game-time decision for the Week 9 matchup against Houston
Insight: Kelce would be an immediate upgrade in the middle of the Philadelphia offensive line, which has really struggled without him. LeSean McCoy owners cannot wait for Kelce to get back on the field and neither can Nick Foles owners.
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw the ball a stunning 62 times in a 24-20 loss to Arizona.
Insight: Foles is still 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. Sunday he threw for 411 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions.
Description: Eagle center Jason Kelce practice in full on Friday and is questionable for Week 8 against the Cardinals.
Insight: Kelce is still not expected to play this Sunday, but he is on pace to return next week. He will be an immediate upgrade in the middle of the Philadelphia offensive line, which has really struggled without him. LeSean McCoy owners cannot wait for Kelce to get back on the field.
Description: Eagles running back Darren Sproles (slight MCL tear in his left knee) "appears likely" to play in Week 8's contest against Arizona, according to CSN Philadelphia.
Insight: Sproles dodged a bullet by not tearing his ACL, and after getting through Tuesday's practice, it looks like he has a good chance to suit up. Sproles is getting just 5.5 touches per game, so if owners have better options, he is a player that can be kept on the bench.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.