Fantasy Focus: Eagles Week 4 Projections

Will the Pope bless the Eagles for a second week in a row? (Photo by: Jeff Fusco.)

Will the Pope bless the Eagles a second week in a row? (Photo by: Jeff Fusco.)

Malcolm Jenkins wants to apologize to you.

DeAngelo Williams was terrible [Sunday],” he said. “I lost my fantasy game, by the way, because of him. I guess I’m not the one that should be giving fantasy advice.”

Although we’ll give the Eagles safety another chance this week, we decided to listen to him and talked to rookie defensive back Denzel Rice. According to Jenkins, Rice is undefeated in the secondary’s fantasy league and has the best team “by far.” Both of their sleepers picks for this week are at the bottom.

As always, the projections for the Eagles are from ESPN and all decimals are rounded (DeMarco Murray, for example, is projected to run for 0.5 touchdowns). I’ll tell you what ESPN says about each Eagle and whether they’re overrated, underrated or spot on. Read more »

Fantasy Focus: Eagles Week 3 Projections

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You, probably. Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

I know what you’re thinking.

He’s seriously doing a fantasy column this week?! After that awful performance Sunday? These guys don’t even deserve to play for the Eagles, let alone my fantasy team!

While the Eagles’ offense didn’t exactly impress against the Cowboys, there are, surprisingly, a couple of guys worth starting against the Jets (plus a couple of guys worth adding). As always, all projections are from ESPN and all decimals are rounded (DeMarco Murray, for example, is projected to run for 0.5 touchdowns). I’ll tell you what ESPN says about each Eagle and whether they’re overrated, underrated or spot on.

We’re also trying out a new section this week, in which Malcolm Jenkins gives his sleeper pick on a different team. Jenkins, the self-proclaimed fantasy expert on the Eagles, has started out 2-0 in the Eagles’ defensive backs’ league. Read more »

Eagles-Cowboys, The Day After

Photo courtesy of USA Today

Photo courtesy of USA Today

“F—ing embarrassing.”

That was Lane Johnson‘s opening statement as a pair of reporters approached his locker stall following the Eagles’ 20-10 loss to the Cowboys Sunday afternoon.

Some time had passed since the clock hit zero on arguably the worst offensive performance of the Chip Kelly era. Most players had completed their interviews, showered and left the scene of the crime by that point. But Johnson lingered, still not fully out of his battle gear as he welcomed wave after wave of media inquiries into what went wrong.

“I don’t even know what just happened, to be honest,” he said as one of the first questions lapped ashore. From there he began putting it together piece-by piece.
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Making Sense of the Eagles Inactives

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Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Although his status has been unclear since injuring his groin, Zach Ertz is active for the Eagles tonight. However, it’s still unknown how much the tight end will play, if at all. Given the depth and talent the Eagles have at the position, it’s possible he won’t play much.

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Players Poll: Which Eagle Is Ready To Break Out?

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As is our annual tradition heading into the season, we went around the Eagles’ locker room this week and presented  players with a simple question: Which of your teammates has impressed you this summer and is primed for a big/breakout year?

We got 23 (usable) responses in all. Take a look:  Read more »

Eagles Notes: All 63 ‘Cleared To Go’ In Practice

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Photo by Jeff Fusco

The Eagles’ first practice in preparation for a 2015 regular season game began with a clean slate. Chip Kelly told reporters Wednesday that all 63 players, including Zach Ertz and Marcus Smith — both of whom missed significant time with injuries — were “cleared to go” in practice.

Kelly was non-commital on the status of both Ertz and Smith for the team’s Week 1 matchup with Atlanta on Monday, saying the players will be monitored and the coaches will “see how [they] handle it.”
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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Expectations For Ertz

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

One day after undergoing surgery to address a rather significant groin injury, Zach Ertz walked a mile and got in a yoga session. The intensity has steadily ratcheted up from there. Since going under the knife on August 14, the third-year tight end has been pushing hard to get back on the field. That work has paid off, as there is optimism that he will return to practice this week.

Whether he plays against the Falcons is less of a sure bet. Read more »

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