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Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks underwent an MRI on his calf.

There was some speculation that Kendricks was just dealing with cramps, but the need for an MRI confirms this isn't the case. The Eagles' thin linebacking corps can not afford to lose their rising star at all. Backup Casey Matthews was benched before he could get his head on straight Monday night.
Sep 16 - 1:12 PM

LeSean McCoy said Darren Sproles' 26 touches through two weeks don't bother him at all.

"I don't mind it all," McCoy said after Monday night's comeback win. "And I don't feel as tired or as beat." McCoy still has a very healthy 51 touches through two weeks, so it's not like he's being underutilized. Owners have nothing to worry about as the 31-year-old Sproles is going to regress to the mean and McCoy is staying very fresh.
Sep 16 - 10:26 AM

Zach Ertz played on 52-of-68 snaps in Monday night's win over the Colts.

Ertz played 41 percent of the snaps as a rookie, 60 percent in Week 1 and now 76 percent in Week 2. It obviously helped that the Eagles trailed for just about the entire game, but featuring Ertz is not rocket science. He's turned 10 targets into a 7-163-1 line so far, showing unique body control and agility at 6'5/250. Ertz's target count should only keep growing.
Sep 16 - 9:55 AM

Cody Parkey went 3-of-4 on field goals Monday night, including the game-winner as time expired.

Parkey started off shaky by hooking 38-yarder in the first quarter, but rebounded nicely. The rookie had to hit the game-winner from 36 yards out twice because the Colts called timeout just before the kick to ice him. With the Eagles' red-zone offense sputtering and Parkey at 5-of-6 on the year, he is establishing himself as a weekly top-12 fantasy option.
Sep 16 - 9:47 AM

Brent Celek dropped his lone target in the Eagles' Week 2 win over the Colts.

It would have gone for an easy one-yard touchdown, but the ball clanked right off Celek's fingers. He's only in the lineup thanks to his willingness to block.
Sep 16 - 12:40 AM

Jordan Matthews caught 1-of-4 targets for 17 yards in the Eagles' Week 2 win over the Colts.

Matthews played in three-wide sets out of the slot, as expected. On his lone catch, Matthews caught an earful from coach Chip Kelly for not getting out of bounds. As the fifth or sixth option in the passing game, Matthews isn't start-able in fantasy. He won't have value unless there are injuries in Philadelphia.
Sep 16 - 12:37 AM

Riley Cooper caught one pass for eight yards in the Eagles' Monday night, Week 2 win over the Colts.

Cooper was targeted just three times on the night; he dropped one deep ball in the end zone and later drew a pass interference call against Vontae Davis in the end zone to set up LeSean McCoy's one-yard score. Cooper saw some good looks, but didn't do anything with them. He's a touchdown-dependent WR4.
Sep 16 - 12:32 AM

Jeremy Maclin caught four passes for 45 yards and one touchdown in Monday night's Week 2 win over the Colts.

Maclin was targeted a game-high 11 times one week after seeing ten targets. He's clearly drawing the eye of Nick Foles, but Foles is missing his No. 1 receiver too often. Foles missed Maclin for a wide-open touchdown in Week 1, and also overshot him on Monday night in the end zone. If Foles can find his 2013 form, Maclin will flirt with high-end WR2 production as this target rate. He has another favorable matchup at home against Redskins in Week 3.
Sep 16 - 12:27 AM

Zach Ertz caught 4-of-6 targets for 81 yards in the Eagles' Week 2 win over the Colts on Monday night.

Outside of Darren Sproles, Ertz was the Eagles' leading receiver. But after playing 60 percent of the snaps in Week 1, we'd bet that number dipped in Week 2. He just wasn't on the field enough despite making highlight-reel catches when he did touch the ball. Ertz had a big catch on a 3rd-and-11 when he went up and got the ball to set up LeSean McCoy's one-yard touchdown. He's a back-end TE1 thanks to his playmaking ability, but we want to see more usage.
Sep 16 - 12:16 AM

LeSean McCoy rushed for 79 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries in the Eagles' Week 2 win over the Colts on Monday night, adding four catches for an additional 23 yards.

McCoy's 102 total yards go largely unnoticed because of Darren Sproles' 178 yards and one score on 11 touches. Still, McCoy had a fine night against a pitiful defense. He didn't break off many big gainers, but McCoy was steady and showed off his video game-like moves on a couple occasions. He pounded his touchdown in from one yard away after Riley Cooper drew a DPI call in the end zone. Sproles' heavier load than expected is a bit of a buzzkill for McCoy owners, but Shady is still producing fine numbers and getting his touches. The Redskins are up next for the Eagles. McCoy will be a top-three option at running back.
Sep 16 - 12:02 AM

Nick Foles completed 21-of-37 passes for 331 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Eagles' Monday night, Week 2 win over the Colts.

The stat line is deceiving. Foles couldn't complete anything downfield outside of a couple shots to Zach Ertz. Instead, he simply dumped balls off to Darren Sproles and LeSean McCoy and let them do all the dirty work. Foles just isn't seeing the field like he did in 2013. He'd be a bigger story if the Eagles hadn't been able to overcome 14-point halftime deficits in back-to-back weeks. He missed a wide-open Jeremy Maclin in the end zone Monday, and threw another pass well behind Ertz. Foles will remain on the QB1 map next week vs. Washington.
Sep 15 - 11:48 PM

Darren Sproles rushed for 26 yards and one touchdown on four carries in the Eagles' 30-27, Week 2 win over the Colts on Monday night, adding seven catches for an additional 152 yards.

Sproles was simply unstoppable. He had Eagles beat writers calling it one of the best running back performances they'd seen in team history. Sproles reeled in all seven of his targets, and shook a Colts defender in the open field before pinballing off three others on his way to the end zone on his 19-yard touchdown run. We didn't see this Sproles in New Orleans last season, and Philadelphia snagged him for a fifth-round pick in the offseason. Coach Chip Kelly is an offensive mastermind, but not many saw this type of usage for Sproles. He's a legitimate RB2/FLEX option every week in all formats. Sproles has 263 yards and two touchdowns through his first two games as LeSean McCoy's No. 2.
Sep 15 - 11:32 PM

Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks exited Monday night's Week 2 game against the Colts with a calf injury and will not return.

Kendricks was hurt late in the third quarter and limped to the locker room. Casey Matthews is filling in next to DeMeco Ryans. It's a significant downgrade. Kendricks is an every-down player and one of the stars of the defense.
Sep 15 - 11:00 PM

Eagles declared OLB Marcus Smith, QB Matt Barkley, WR Josh Huff, CB Jaylen Watkins, OL Matt Tobin, OT Kevin Graf, and DE Taylor Hart inactive for Week 2 against the Colts.

Smith, the 26th overall pick, played no snaps in Week 1 and won't even dress for Week 2. He's behind Brandon Graham and special teamers Emmanuel Acho and Bryan Braman. Barkley is the No. 3 QB. Huff has a bum shoulder.
Sep 15 - 7:03 PM

Chris Polk (hamstring) is probable for Week 2.

Polk missed Sunday's opener, but will make his debut after practicing in full this week. He'll be the Eagles' No. 3 running back against the Colts.
Sep 13 - 6:01 PM


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