| Opportunity knocks for Eagles RB Byron Marshall -- Wed Dec 28 1:05 pm --|
Ryan Mathews placed on IR
|With Ryan Mathews joining fellow running backs Wendell Smallwood and Kenjon Barner on injured reserve, the Eagles have just two running backs on their roster: Darren Sproles and Byron Marshall. Marshall, an undrafted rookie out of Oregon, was promoted from the practice squad two weeks ago after Smallwood was placed on IR with a knee injury. “Right now, the plan is (to primarily use) Darren,’’ Pederson said. “But for sure we’ll see a little more of (Marshall) on first and second down, and even some third-down situations. (Philly.com)|
FF Today's Take: With Ryan Mathews (back) out, the Eagles will need to rely on Bryon Marshall to complement Darren Sproles in the backfield Sunday. The rookie had 11 touches last week and could see a few more against the Cowboys. Marshall may not have a ton of upside but he may become a nice backup option if your typical starter is in danger of sitting out this weekend. Meanwhile, Ryan Mathews may become a salary cap casualty after the season despite scoring nine touchdowns on 776 total yards in 2016.
| Darren Sproles (concussion) practicing Tuesday -- Tue Dec 20 1:42 pm --|
Eagles RB could be PPR factor in Week 16
|Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroCSN) on Twitter: "Allen Barbre, Big V, Darren Sproles, Jordan Matthews all at practice. #Eagles" (Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Darren Sproles would be a decent RB3/flex if he can play this week against the Giants. He'll still have to clear the NFL concussion protocol, but this is good news.
| Darren Sproles out for Week 15 -- Fri Dec 16 11:00 am --|
|Eagles RB Darren Sproles out Sunday vs. Ravens. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: With Sproles missing the game due to a concussion suffered last week, expect Ryan Mathews and Kenjon Barner to handle rushing duties. Mathews will have a difficult matchup going against a Ravens defense that's allowed the fewest fantasy points to running backs this season.
| Eagles hurting at wide receiver -- Fri Dec 9 12:10 pm --|
DGB could sit, Matthews expected to play
|The Eagles could possibly be down to three wide receivers when they host the Washington Redskins, Sunday.
And head coach Doug Pederson doesn't anticipate making a roster move. Dorial Green-Beckham (ribs) and Jordan Matthews (ankle) are both listed as questionable for Sunday's game, leaving just second-year man Nelson Agholor and rookies Paul Turner and Bryce Treggs as healthy receivers on the roster. (NJ.com)|
FF Today's Take: Jordan Matthews is expected to play but Dorial Green-Beckham is a candidate for the inactive list after not practicing on Friday. The Eagles will likely use Darren Sproles and tight ends Zach Ertz and Trey Burton more than usual in the passing game.
| Jordan Matthews leaves game with ankle injury -- Tue Nov 29 8:33 am --|
WR Dorial Green-Beckham picks up slack (5-82-0) in loss to Packers
|Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews is dealing with an ankle injury in the aftermath of Monday's 27-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers. His playing status for Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals is unclear. (Bleacher Report)|
FF Today's Take: Matthews left the game and briefly returned before leaving for good shortly after the start of the second half. Dorial Green-Beckham is still a pretty raw receiver who frequently makes costly mistakes -- as he did on an offensive interference penalty that wiped out a long catch-and-run by Darren Sproles in the second half. If Matthews misses time, he'll be the Eagles default WR1, but expect Sproles and doghouse-occupying Nelson Agholor to get more targets in Week 13.
| Ryan Mathews misses practice Friday -- Fri Nov 25 12:10 pm --|
More reps for Smallwood?
|Still no Ryan Mathews. Even if he plays, likely won't be in similar role. Expect to see more Smallwood. (Zach Berman on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Mathews sprained his knee last week and even though the Eagles play on Monday night, Mathews is shaping up to be on the inactive list. Wendell Smallwood should get a bump in usage but Darren Sproles (ribs) and Kenjon Barner will also see action limiting the fantasy upside of all Eagle RBs.