Player News - Eagles

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Coach Doug Pederson had nothing but praise for rookie RB Wendell Smallwood's performance following the Week 3 win over the Steelers.

"He's the same type of runner that we felt he was coming out of college and what we saw in preseason," said Pederson. "He's a big, powerful guy. He's a downhill guy. He's a one-cut runner. He did a great job for us." At the link below, Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski broke down a bunch of Smallwood's runs from the win, and his burst through the hole was incredible. He also showed great awareness to stay in bounds on a 3rd-and-7 run late in the fourth quarter to keep the clock moving. "To get the first down and stay in bounds as a rookie is tremendous," said Pederson. Smallwood missed much of training camp with a quad injury, but he looks poised to take on a big role in this backfield with Ryan Mathews again banged up and struggling to make plays.
Sep 28 - 10:25 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said the team will continue to use a backfield rotation even when Ryan Mathews (ankle) is healthy.

Pederson confirmed Mathews is dealing with stiffness and swelling in the ankle he injured prior to training camp. He should be able to recover over the team's Week 4 bye, but he is looking at a timeshare with at least Darren Sproles and likely rookie Wendell Smallwood as well. Mathews is shaping up as a touchdown-dependent FLEX play at best.
Sep 26 - 12:09 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson expects Zach Ertz (ribs) to play following the team's Week 4 bye.

Pederson also expects CB Leodis McKelvin to return. Dealing with a displaced rib, Ertz will have to gain full medical clearance before he can return, but he has the bye week to get fully healthy before the trip to Detroit. He will be a great option in that matchup.
Sep 26 - 12:06 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ryan Mathews' ankle "stiffened" Week 3 against the Steelers.

It explains why he played just eight snaps in the blowout win. Mathews has been dealing with an ankle injury since training camp, but he has not been on the injury report. He will get the bye week to heal up before facing the Lions in Week 5.
Sep 26 - 10:57 AM

Ryan Mathews played just 8-of-65 snaps Week 3 against the Steelers.

That was less than Darren Sproles (24), Wendell Smallwood (24), and Kenjon Barner (12). Mathews has not been listed on the injury report, but he was clearly well below 100 percent. He will try to heal up over the bye week.
Sep 26 - 9:48 AM

Zach Ertz (ribs) said he expects to be back Week 5.

Ertz has a displaced rib which could cause internal damage if not fully healed before he returns. He has yet to be cleared by doctors, but he has the bye week to get healthy. Trey Burton will get a good matchup against the Lions if Ertz is unable to play following the off week.
Sep 26 - 8:16 AM

Brent Celek corralled three-of-four targets for 61 yards Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

Celek is mostly employed as a blocker but saw a bit more receiving work this week with Zach Ertz (ribs) out of the lineup. His longest gain came on a 24-yard catch-and-run early in the third quarter. Celek isn't going to be a fantasy option when the Eagles return from their bye week.
Sep 25 - 9:32 PM

Wendell Smallwood racked up 79 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

The Eagles’ No. 4 running back (according to their most recent depth chart) announced his presence with a big second half, gashing the Steelers for 64 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries after the intermission. Smallwood saw the vast majority of Philadelphia’s rushing work with Ryan Mathews sidelined for most of the game. It’s notable that Smallwood also got first dibs on goal-line carries with Darren Sproles limited to a receiving role and Kenjon Barner handling change-of-pace work. Obviously Philadelphia’s huge lead afforded Smallwood a longer leash but it will be interesting to see how the backfield duties shake out after the Eagles come off their bye week.
Sep 25 - 9:20 PM

Darren Sproles lost one yard on two carries and caught all six of his targets for 126 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

Sproles led Philadelphia in targets, catches and receiving yards. The highlight of his afternoon, and the Eagles’ day in general, was a magnificent 73-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter. Carson Wentz improvised on the play, scrambling toward the right sideline before finding Sproles wide open about 25 yards up the field. Sproles crossed the goal-line untouched after weaving through a maze of defenders in the Steelers’ secondary. Fantasy owners can’t bank on his usage but Sproles is among the best gadget players in football and is always a threat to take it in for six. He’ll get a bye before facing the Lions in Week 5.
Sep 25 - 9:19 PM

Jordan Matthews secured two-of-three targets for 19 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

Matthews didn’t see a heavy workload in this one as the Eagles jumped out to a big lead and spent most of the second half salting the clock. The red sea parted for him on his 11-yard touchdown as Matthews blew by William Gay for an easy six points. He also made a terrific catch that would have gone for a huge gain in the fourth quarter but he couldn’t keep his feet in bounds. The Eagles have a bye week coming up but face the Lions in Week 5.
Sep 25 - 9:15 PM

Trey Burton snagged two-of-six targets for 19 yards Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

Burton may have been the only receiver Carson Wentz didn’t have great chemistry with on Sunday. Both of his catches came in the first half before the Eagles laid waste to the Steelers with a 21-point third quarter. Burton earned more targets than blocking tight end Brent Celek but Celek outgained him by 42 yards. Zach Ertz (ribs) could return after the Eagles’ bye week, which would likely send Burton back to the bench.
Sep 25 - 9:13 PM

Dorial Green-Beckham hauled in three-of-four targets for 33 yards Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

His 33 yards were a season-high. Green-Beckham has now seen just 10 targets over his first three games and has yet to score a touchdown. Until his volume increases, fantasy owners can leave him on the waiver wire.
Sep 25 - 9:11 PM

Nelson Agholor snared all three of his targets for 21 yards Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

With Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood doing the heavy lifting, the Eagles didn’t need Agholor to do much on Sunday. He performed when called upon but obviously Agholor didn’t play a big role in this one. Agholor has averaged just five targets per game this season. That’s barely enough to keep him on the WR4/5 radar.
Sep 25 - 9:09 PM

Kenjon Barner rushed eight times for 42 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

His eight-yard touchdown in the third quarter put an exclamation point on a huge win for the Eagles. Barner split carries with Wendell Smallwood, though he wasn’t involved in the passing game. It’s unclear what kind of role Barner can expect going forward, but he’ll certainly get more run if Ryan Mathews’ ankle injury lingers.
Sep 25 - 9:07 PM

Carson Wentz completed 23-of-31 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns and rushed once for 10 yards Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

During the first couple games it was hard to tell if Wentz was a phenom or just a guy blessed with two incredible matchups against the lowly Browns and Bears. After beating the stuffing out of a Pittsburgh team regarded as one of the best in football, we can all agree that Wentz, the man Jon Gruden once pummeled with pool noodles on national television, is indeed for real. In his third career start, Wentz vastly outplayed future Hall of Famer Ben Roethlisberger. He spread the wealth, connecting with seven different receivers en route to his first 300-yard game. 102 passes into his NFL career, Wentz has yet to throw an interception. Staked to a 31-point lead through three quarters, Wentz spent most of the second half handing the ball off to running backs not named Ryan Mathews. The Pride of Fargo will have a bye next week before taking his act on the road against Detroit in Week 5.
Sep 25 - 8:25 PM


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