Player News - Eagles

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According to Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advanced Media, Jordan Matthews (ankle, questionable) is a "true 50/50 game-time decision" for Week 13 against the Bengals.

He was downgraded to DNP at Friday's practice after returning to a limited session on Thursday. The Eagles are desperately thin at receiver and will probably wait as long as they can to see if Matthews can give it a go. Fortunately the Eagles play at 1 PM ET on Sunday, so fantasy owners will have time to make changes if he can't get the green light. Nelson Agholor was benched last week but will probably have to suit up for this one with Matthews hobbled.
Dec 2 - 2:20 PM

Ryan Mathews (knee) has been ruled out for Week 13 against the Bengals.

In Mathews' absence last week, Wendell Smallwood got the start and split work 50-50 with Darren Sproles. Smallwood handled the running work, while Sproles was in for all the pass downs. Neither is more than a flex option.
Dec 2 - 10:53 AM

Jordan Matthews (ankle) is questionable for Week 13 against the Bengals.

Matthews returned to a limited practice on Thursday but "got a little sore" and couldn't go on Friday, putting his status for Week 13 up in the air. Matthews was unable to play through the sprained ankle Monday night and is now on a short week. Even if he plays, he's at risk for bowing out early. Consider him a risky WR3 with an increasingly low floor.
Dec 2 - 10:49 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have sacked opposing quarterbacks just six times in the last five weeks.

The sack slump comes after the Eagles recorded 20 sacks in their first six games of the season, and has coincided with Philadelphia allowing 25 points per game since Week 7. The Eagles have a shot to rebound on Sunday against a depleted Cincinnati offense that has allowed the fourth-most sacks (32) in the league, making the Eagles D/ST a respectable starting fantasy option in Week 13.
Dec 1 - 1:50 PM

Ryan Mathews (knee) did not practice Thursday.

Coach Doug Pederson said Mathews is dealing with a "pretty significant" injury which "could linger." He is not going to play this week, leaving Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood to carry the load. Sproles is the better play, but Smallwood has FLEX appeal as well.
Dec 1 - 12:01 PM

Jordan Matthews (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

Matthews sat out Wednesday after twisting his ankle on Monday night, but he was always expected to play. This practice puts him on track, although he appeared hobbled by the injury during the session. Matthews will be a WR3 against the Bengals.
Dec 1 - 12:00 PM

Nelson Agholor said being benched Monday night against the Packers was eye opening.

"Some of the things that really stuck out to me was realizing a game that I love, I didn't get a chance to play," Agholor said. "The fact that I didn't get to play that day was an eye opener." Agholor did not seem to get it when he said his drops did not matter and basically blamed the media for focusing on his shortcomings earlier this season, but perhaps the last couple weeks have gotten him to a better place. It is not clear if Agholor will play this week against the Bengals, but he should return to the lineup soon.
Dec 1 - 9:11 AM

Jordan Matthews (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

As expected. Matthews just twisted his ankle on Monday night. The Eagles fully expect him to play Sunday, so look for Matthews to practice Thursday.
Nov 30 - 11:17 AM

Ryan Mathews (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

Mathews remains day to day. In his absence Monday night, Wendell Smallwood got the start and handled 10 touches, while Darren Sproles received eight looks. Both will be RB3 options again if Mathews sits.
Nov 30 - 11:16 AM

Ryan Mathews (knee) remains day to day.

It's not much of an update. Mathews sat out Monday night's game with a sprained MCL and there's been no indication that he's close to making his return. Wendell Smallwood played a bigger role in his absence, amassing 47 yards on 10 touches in Week 12. When healthy, Mathews has basically been touchdown-or-bust. It's difficult to trust any of the Eagles' running backs, or offensive player for that matter, in fantasy.
Nov 29 - 12:26 PM

Jordan Matthews has been diagnosed with a sprained right ankle but is expected to play against the Bengals in Week 13.

Matthews suffered the injury in the first half of Monday's loss to Green Bay. He played one series in the second half before returning to the sidelines, where he spent the remainder of the night. Matthews will surely miss practice time this week but should be able to go Sunday against Cincinnati. With Matthews hurt and Nelson Agholor benched, Dorial Green-Beckham and Bryce Treggs functioned as the Eagles' top wideouts in Week 12.
Nov 29 - 12:18 PM

Eagles RG Brandon Brooks (illness) has been released from the hospital.

Brooks was hospitalized with an unknown illness which forced him to sit out Monday night's game against the Packers. It is encouraging he was released this early in the week, but his status for Week 13 is completely up in the air.
Nov 29 - 10:56 AM

Eagles WR Bryce Treggs caught 1-of-3 targets for 11 yards in the Week 12 loss to the Packers.

With Nelson Agholor a healthy scratch, Treggs moved up the depth chart and played on 44-of-59 snaps. After Jordan Matthews (ankle) went down around halftime, Treggs was running in all two-wide sets. He created zero separation, however, and isn't the answer to the Eagles' receiver issues.
Nov 29 - 12:35 AM

Zach Ertz caught 3-of-6 targets for 36 yards in the Eagles' Week 12 loss to the Packers.

The six targets are a quality amount, but Ertz wasn't able to turn them into much. He was the intended receiver on Carson Wentz's lone interception, a seam shot down the middle that was way overthrown. Ertz is averaging 7.75 targets over his past four and gets a good spot against the Bengals in Week 13.
Nov 29 - 12:30 AM

Jordan Matthews (ankle) caught 4-of-4 targets for 47 yards in the Eagles' Week 12 loss to the Packers.

This is more of an update on his previous blurb, as we noted Matthews left in the second quarter with an ankle injury. He returned for the start of the second half, catching a two-yard pass before then bowing out for the rest of the game. In his absence, the Eagles used multiple tight end sets and two receivers with Dorial Green-Beckham and Bryce Treggs. Those two did virtually nothing and the offense went into the gutter with Matthews out. On a short week ahead of a Week 13 road date with the Bengals, Matthews will be up against it to be ready.
Nov 29 - 12:26 AM


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