Fantasy NFL
Philadelphia Eagles Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Mark Sanchez, QB3/28/2014 12:54:00 PM
Description: Mark Sanchez is officially a Philadelphia Eagle quarterback.
Insight: Sanchez, who missed all of last season while recovering from shoulder surgery, will be the backup for starter Nick Foles. Barring injury to Foles he has no fantasy value.
DeSean Jackson, WR3/25/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia wide receiver DeSean Jackson told his teammates Tuesday that he would be back with the Eagles in 2014. SOURCE: Philadelphia Inquirer
Insight: This came after Jackson and coach Chip Kelly apparently talked for the first time since the end of the last season. We're not sure what to make of this news, but if the two can get along, it makes no sense to trade or cut the talented wide receiver.
Mark Sanchez, QB3/24/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Mark Sanchez will join the Eagles as soon as he passes his physical. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: Sanchez missed all of last season while recovering from shoulder surgery. Assuming he passes his physical, Sanchez will be the backup for starter Nick Foles.
DeSean Jackson, WR3/23/2014 3:49:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia is considering releasing wide receiver DeSean Jackson as a result of his refusal to restructure his current contract. SOURCE: Manish Mehta, New York Daily News
Insight: It seems as though Jackson has played his final game as an Eagle. Philadelphia's preference would obviously be to trade him but if teams are unwilling to take on his huge cap figure ($10.5 million in 2014), cutting him will be their only option. The Jets, Panthers, Patriots, 49ers and Seahawks are among the teams interested in Jackson.
DeSean Jackson, WR3/22/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson now appears to be fully "in play" on the trade market, though most of the interested teams would likely end up hurting his fantasy value.
Insight: Jackson's big contract ($10.6 million in 2014) is the problem for most of the teams. His best landing spot, other than staying with the Eagles would be New England. If he ends up in Oakland or with the Jets ... lookout below. He caught 82 balls for 1,332 yards and nine TDs in Chip Kelly's spread offense last season.
DeSean Jackson, WR3/21/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Numerous teams are said to have inquired about Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson.
Insight: Some of these rumored teams would be a disaster for Jackson's fantasy owners (read Jets, Oakland) and some would be middle of the road (49ers, Carolina), but if he ended up with the New England Patriots he'd likely increase in fantasy value.
Michael Vick, QB3/19/2014 8:18:00 PM
Description: Free agent quarterback Michael Vick is scheduled to meet with the Jets on Friday. SOURCE: New York Daily News
Insight: As inconsistent as Vick can be, he'd be a huge improvement over Geno Smith. A one or two-year deal would make sense for both sides.
DeSean Jackson, WR3/18/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: If the Eagles are willing to give up DeSean Jackson for only a third-round pick, the Patriots will certainly be interested. SOURCE: John Beattie, NESN
Insight: As great as Jackson would look in Patriots blue and silver, the move would put New England over the salary cap. An easy solution would be to grant Vince Wilfork his release, which he asked for about a week ago. Jackson (82 catches, 1,332 yards, 9 TD last season) would give Tom Brady the deep threat he's been missing since Randy Moss left in 2010.
Darren Sproles, RB3/14/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Eagles running back Darren Sproles had his contract extended two years through 2016, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: Sproles, who will be 31 in June, is apparently not just a one-year experiment. In the innovative Chip Kelly offense, he will be a tough matchup for the opposition to cover and still keep an eye on LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson.
Michael Vick, QB3/6/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson tweeted that he wants to play with Michael Vick.
Insight: Vick was benched in favor of Nick Foles last season but he'd still be an improvement over Christian Ponder, the only Vikings quarterback currently under contract. Our own NFL editor John McMullen recently ranked Vick 28th on his list of the top-50 free agents.
Jason Avant, WR3/4/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: As expected, the Eagles have released veteran wide receiver Jason Avant.
Insight: There were just too many mouths to feed in Philadelphia's crowded offense. Avant (38 catches, 447 yards, 2 TD in 2013) will earn a roster spot somewhere this offseason, though we doubt he'll have any fantasy value.
DeSean Jackson, WR3/2/2014 2:33:00 PM
Description: Philly.com's Jimmy Kempski hears the Eagles could be open to trading Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
Insight: That does seem like a possibility now that Philadelphia has gone out of its way to re-sign Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin. Obviously, Nick Foles would take a major fantasy hit without his best receiving weapon. We'll have to see how this one plays out.
Jeremy Maclin, WR2/28/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Jeremy Maclin will stay with the Eagles after agreeing to a one-year, $5.5 million deal. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Maclin missed all of 2013 after tearing his ACL, but he should be fine for the start of next season. With Riley Cooper also coming back, the 25-year-old is unlikely to match the 122 targets he saw in 2012.
Riley Cooper, WR2/27/2014 8:30:00 PM
Description: The Eagles signed Riley Cooper to a five-year, $25 million contract Thursday. The contract includes $10 million in guaranteed money. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Cooper had some off-the-field issues last offseason after being filmed using a racial slur at a concert, but the team decided to keep him and he ended up with 47 catches, 835 yards and eight touchdowns. He had 742 yards and seven scores on 39 catches in 11 games after Nick Foles made his first start. However, his fantasy value may take a hit if the team re-signs Jeremy Maclin, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL.
Riley Cooper, WR2/26/2014 9:22:00 PM
Description: According to Geoff Mosher of csnphilly.com, a league source says Riley Cooper will sign a four-year deal with the Eagles Thursday. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported earlier today that the deal was close.
Insight: Cooper had some off-the-field issues last offseason after being filmed using a racial slur at a concert, but the team decided to keep him and he ended up with 47 catches, 835 yards and eight touchdowns. He had 742 yards and seven scores on 39 catches in 11 games after Nick Foles made his first start.
Jason Peters, T2/26/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: The Eagles and starting left tackle Jason Peters have agreed to a four-year contract extension. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: The new deal is worth $41.3 million. Peters would have been a free agent after the 2014 campaign but now he's under contract until 2018. The 32-year-old has been to six Pro Bowls in his last seven seasons.
Jason Avant, WR2/26/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: According to Brandon Lee of SB Nation, the Eagles are likely to release wide receiver Jason Avant before his $1 million roster bonus kicks in on March 15th.
Insight: Even with Jeremy Maclin sidelined, all Avant could muster last season was 38 catches for 447 receiving yards. At age 30, Avant has already peaked. Cutting him loose would free up almost $4 million in cap space.
Colt Anderson, S12/30/2013 12:04:00 PM
Description: Eagles safety Colt Anderson is questionable for Saturday's game against New Orleans due to a knee problem.
Insight: Anderson primarily works the special teams, but against the Saints and Drew Brees (5,162 passing yards, 39 TDs) the Eagles could use as many defensive backs as possible.
Earl Wolff, S12/30/2013 12:01:00 PM
Description: Eagles safety Earl Wolff re-injured a knee against Chicago and missed the regular season finale against Dallas. He's questionable for the playoff game against New Orleans
Insight: The Eagles need every available defensive back to play against Drew Brees and his talented wide receiving of Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Kenny Stills, Robert Meachem and tight end Jimmy Graham.
Earl Wolff, S12/24/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: Eagles safety Earl Wolff re-injured a knee in Sunday night's game with Chicago and could miss the regular season finale against Dallas.
Insight: The Cowboys have an excellent receiving corps with Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, Terrance Williams and tight end Jason Witten so any weakness in the secondary is a problem even with Kyle Orton at quarterback.
LeSean McCoy, RB12/23/2013 9:25:00 AM
Description: Shady McCoy went off for 162 yards (133 rushing, 29 receiving) and two touchdowns Sunday in a win against Chicago.
Insight: McCoy continues to be outstanding for the NFC East-leading Eagles. Sunday marked the former Pitt Panther's third multi-touchdown game of the season. It was also his sixth 100-yard rushing performance. Unless Jamaal Charles has a monster Week 17, McCoy is going to win his first rushing title (he leads Charles 1,476 yards to 1,287).
Brandon Boykin, CB12/17/2013 12:08:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia corner Brandon Boykin is not practicing Tuesday and still has to pass his concussion protocol.
Insight: Boykin has been one of the Eagles best defenders. Facing a matchup against the Bears and their two very talented receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, the Eagles will need every cornerback they have.
Brandon Boykin, CB12/16/2013 9:26:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia corner Brandon Boykin suffered a head injury, likely a concussion, and will be a question mark for Week 16.
Insight: Boykin has been one of the Eagles best defenders which unfortunately isn't saying much for a team that has given up the league's second-most passing yards.
DeSean Jackson, WR12/15/2013 6:01:00 PM
Description: Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson recorded season highs with 10 catches, 195 yards and 16 targets while scoring one touchdown Sunday at Minnesota.
Insight: Jackson hadn't reached the 100-yard bonus since Nov. 3. He now has a career-high 1,275 yards and nine touchdowns on 75 catches and will be a low-end WR1 for the final two games of the season.
Nick Foles, QBHot12/15/2013 5:59:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles continued to put up huge fantasy numbers in Week 15 at Minnesota.
Insight: Foles managed to generate 19 fantasy points despite playing in a blizzard last week and he had a field day in the Metrodome Sunday. Foles threw for 428 yards and three touchdowns with one pick and rushed for 41 yards.
LeSean McCoy, RB12/8/2013 7:01:00 PM
Description: LeSean McCoy set an Eagles record with 217 rushing yards Sunday in a 34-20 win over Detroit.
Insight: Roughly two thirds of his yardage came in the fourth quarter (148 yards). McCoy leads the NFL in rushing (1,305 yards on 261 carries) and is just four yards away from tying his career-high. He's a top-five fantasy running back.
Nick Foles, QBHot12/2/2013 2:18:00 PM
Description: Ciach Chip Kelly said that Philadelphia QB Nick Foles is his long-term starting quarterback, not just the starter next week.
Insight: Foles has 19 touchdown passes without an interception this season and has proven to be a top-10 fantasy QB heading into Week 14 against the Lions. Why wouldn't he be the team's future?
Nick Foles, QBHot12/1/2013 5:36:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia QB Nick Foles shredded the Cardinals for 237 yards and three touchdowns Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Foles threw his first interception of the season but it was overturned by a defensive holding penalty. He now has 19 touchdowns without an interception this season and has proven to be a top-10 fantasy QB heading into Week 14 against the Lions.
Nick Foles, QBHot11/26/2013 5:29:00 PM
Description: According to Reuben Frank of csnphilly.com, Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Nick Foles will be the team's starting quarterback the rest of the season.
Insight: Kelly said Foles won't have to look over his shoulder if he has a bad game now that Michael Vick is healthy. Foles has completed 63.6 percent of his passes for 1,554 yards, 16 touchdowns and zero interceptions this season. However, he has a brutal matchup in Week 13 against Arizona.
LeSean McCoy, RB11/17/2013 2:55:00 PM
Description: Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy is back on the field to start the second half.
Insight: The Eagles have a 17-0 lead, so McCoy must be feeling good or they would use Bryce Brown.
LeSean McCoy, RB11/17/2013 2:29:00 PM
Description: Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy is officially questionable to return to Sunday's game with a right hamstring injury, according to philadelphiaeagles.com.
Insight: McCoy picked up 37 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and also caught a 49-yard pass on a wheel route against the Redskins. However, he tweaked his hamstring in the second quarter and had to go to the locker room. The Eagles have a 17-0 lead, so they may not want to force the issue with McCoy.
LeSean McCoy, RB11/17/2013 2:16:00 PM
Description: Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy limped off the field in the second quarter with what appeared to be a hamstring or cramp injury.
Insight: McCoy is the league's leading rusher so fantasy owners, and the Eagles, can ill-afford to be without him for long. We await further word.
Damaris Johnson, WR11/17/2013 12:14:00 PM
Description: Eagles wide receiver and kick returner Damaris Johnson is inactive for Week 11.
Insight: The emergence of Riley Cooper has made Johnson a non-factor in fantasy circles. His kick return duties will be covered by Brandon Boykin.
Nick Foles, QBHot11/11/2013 2:24:00 PM
Description: Not that there was any doubt, but Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will start in Week 11 against Washington.
Insight: Michael Vick probably still won't be healthy, but it won't matter if Foles keeps playing at his current production level. He's now thrown 16 TD passes without being intercepted this season.
LeSean McCoy, RB11/10/2013 6:32:00 PM
Description: Shady McCoy dominated the Packers for 155 rushing yards Sunday in an Eagles victory.
Insight: It was McCoy's highest rushing output since Week 3 against the Chiefs. The former Pitt Panther leads all NFL rushers with 932 yards this season.
Michael Vick, QB11/10/2013 1:49:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia QB Michael Vick says he's still about a week or two away from returning. SOURCE: Albert Breer, NFL.com
Insight: Vick was inactive Sunday because of a hamstring injury. With Nick Foles playing some of the best football of his career right now (14 TD, 0 INT), there's no guarantee that Vick will win back the starting job once he's healthy enough to return.
Michael Vick, QB11/4/2013 1:31:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick isn't likely to be ready to play in Week 10, according to beat reporter Jeff McLane.
Insight: Given Nick Foles' record-setting performance Sunday in Oakland, even if Vick were healthy we'd expect Foles under center against Green Bay.
Riley Cooper, WR11/3/2013 7:34:00 PM
Description: Eagles receiver Riley Cooper corralled five passes for 139 yards and three touchdowns Sunday at Oakland.
Insight: In Nick Foles' three starts this season, Cooper has 347 yards and four touchdowns on 15 catches. In Michael Vick's six starts, he has 10 catches for 106 yards and one touchdown. After throwing seven touchdown passes Sunday, Foles is likely to hold onto Philadelphia's starting job the rest of the season, so Cooper could turn into a decent fantasy option in deeper leagues.
Nick Foles, QB11/3/2013 7:30:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles tied the NFL record with seven passing touchdowns Sunday against the Raiders. He also completed 22-of-28 passes for 406 yards.
Insight: This one came out of nowhere. Foles missed Week 8 with a concussion after looking extremely skittish in Week 7, so he likely wasn't started by many fantasy owners in a hostile environment at Oakland. Foles likely will hold onto the Eagles starting job for the rest of the season after this performance.
Nick Foles, QB10/30/2013 11:29:00 AM
Description: Eagles coach Chip Kelly says that Nick Foles will start at quarterback Sunday against the Raiders.
Insight: Foles, who missed last week's game because of a concussion, is filling in for the injured Mike Vick (hamstring). He could be a nice bye week fill-in for owners of Peyton Manning, Matthew Stafford and Colin Kaepernick.
Nick Foles, QB10/29/2013 1:55:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles (concussion) said he's ready to suit up for Week 9.
Insight: Given the healthy status of Michael Vick and the performance of third-string Matt Barkley, fantasy owners have to be happy with this news. Hopefully his self-diagnosis is accurate.
Michael Vick, QB10/28/2013 11:35:00 AM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick left Sunday's game against the Giants in the second quarter after aggravating his hamstring injury and coach Chip Kelly said on Monday that he didn't think he would be ready for Week 9.
Insight: Vick, who obviously wasn't 100 percent before re-injuring the hamstring, was ineffective in the time that he was on the field going just 6-for-9 for 31 yards and an interception. If Nick Foles isn't ready for return, then it would be wise to stay far away from all Eagles' players.
Matt Barkley, QBCold10/27/2013 2:20:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia quarterback Matt Barkley has replaced Michael Vick in the second quarter against the Giants.
Insight: Barkley was horrible in relief of Nick Foles last week (11-for-20 for 129 yards 3 INTs). It remains to be seen whether he is an NFL quarterback.
Michael Vick, QB10/27/2013 2:15:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick left Sunday's game against the Giants in the second quarter after aggravating his hamstring injury.
Insight: Vick, who obviously wasn't 100 percent, was ineffective in the time that he was on the field going just 6-for-9 for 31 yards and an interception. His return is doubtful.
Michael Vick, QB10/27/2013 11:42:00 AM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (hamstring) took all the first-team reps in practice Tuesday and will start against New York.
Insight: Vick won't be 100 percent, but the Giants pass rush isn't as good as it has been in past seasons. I can play if I'm 80 [percent]." With six teams on a bye this week, Vick is a top-10 fantasy quarterback this week.
Michael Vick, QB10/22/2013 7:13:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (hamstring) took all the first-team reps in practice Tuesday, according to Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com.
Insight: There were reports that Matt Barkley took the reps, but Barkley said Vick took them. Vick said he's "optimistic" about playing in Week 8. "I've got a good chance. I can play if I'm 80 [percent]." With six teams on a bye this week, Vick is a top-10 fantasy quarterback against the Giants.
Nick Foles, QB10/21/2013 2:25:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles was diagnosed with a concussion and will have to follow the NFL protocol before being allowed back on the field.
Insight: Given the performance of Foles and third-stringer Matt Barkley, Michael Vick (hamstring) will likely be the favorite to start in Week 8 even if he's not 100 percent healthy.
Michael Vick, QB10/20/2013 7:08:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick could be back in Week 8, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
Insight: Vick missed his second straight game Sunday against Dallas due to a hamstring injury. Nick Foles played well in Week 6 but was awful Sunday and ended up leaving with a head injury. We should see Vick back as soon as he is healthy enough to play.
Nick Foles, QB10/20/2013 5:57:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles was a disaster Sunday against Dallas, throwing for 80 yards on 11-of-29 passing before leaving with a head injury.
Insight: Matt Barkley came on and completed 11-of-20 for 129 yards and three interceptions. It looks like Michael Vick will be getting his job back as soon as he is healthy.
Nick Foles, QB10/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles is out of the game in the fourth quarter after taking a big hit.
Insight: Foles had done very little, so this is just the icing on the cake. Matt Barkley will finish out the game if Foles can't return.
DeSean Jackson, WR10/20/2013 3:58:00 PM
Description: Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson was sidelined by an apparent ankle injury, but had returned to the game.
Insight: Jackson (2 rec, 15 yards) and the entire Eagles offense has yet to get untracked against the Cowboys defense.
DeSean Jackson, WR10/20/2013 3:38:00 PM
Description: Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson has been sidelined by an apparent ankle injury and is questionable to return to the game.
Insight: Jackson (2 rec, 15 yards) and the entire Eagles offense has yet to get untracked against the Cowboys defense.
Michael Vick, QB10/17/2013 8:33:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick won't start this week's game against the Cowboys. SOURCE: Geoff Mosher, Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia
Insight: Vick's pulled hamstring isn't healing as fast he had hoped. Nick Foles should be a great fantasy option this week against the Cowboys' lousy secondary.
Nick Foles, QB10/15/2013 11:52:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia backup quarterback Nick Foles is taking reps with the first team on Tuesday, according to Eagles beat reporter Geoff Mosher.
Insight: Although the team hasn't named a starter for Week 7 versus Dallas their early week actions indicate that Foles will get the nod. Things could still change later in the week if Vick shows he's 100 percent healthy.
Michael Vick, QB10/13/2013 11:38:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick is active, but not starting in Week 6 against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Nick Foles will make his first start of the season. Vick will be the "emergency" option.
Michael Vick, QB10/12/2013 9:30:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Phil Sheridan says that Philadelphia will be without quarterback Michael Vick Sunday against the Buccaneers.
Insight: Nick Foles will make his first start of the season. Vick, who injured his hamstring in last week's win over the Giants, is hoping to be back for next week's game versus Dallas.
Michael Vick, QB10/10/2013 3:40:00 PM
Description: Though Michael Vick probably won't play on Sunday, he expects to be back for Week 7's game against Dallas. SOURCE: Geoff Mosher, Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia
Insight: Vick injured his hamstring in the second quarter of Sunday's win over the Giants. Assuming nothing changes between now and Sunday, Nick Foles will get the start versus Tampa Bay in Week 6.
Michael Vick, QB10/7/2013 6:53:00 PM
Description: According to NBC's Pro Football Talk, Michael Vick's hamstring injury may cost him the next two games.
Insight: Vick won't play Sunday at Tampa Bay and there's a chance he may be out for Week 7's game against the Cowboys as well. Vick hasn't played a full 16-game slate since 2006 so you knew an injury was coming sooner or later. Nick Foles will lead the offense in his absence.
Nick Foles, QB10/7/2013 2:50:00 PM
Description: Eagles backup quarterback Nick Foles is expected to start the Week 6 contest in Tampa Bay, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: Starter Michael Vick suffered a right hamstring injury in the first half of the game with the Giants.
DeSean Jackson, WR10/6/2013 5:40:00 PM
Description: Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson easily dominated the Giants for seven catches, 132 yards and a touchdown Sunday afternoon.
Insight: It didn't matter who was playing quarterback for the Eagles on Sunday, Jackson was getting open and getting the football. He now has 525 yards and three scores on 28 catches through five games, but will have to deal with Darrelle Revis in Week 6 at Tampa Bay.
Nick Foles, QB10/6/2013 5:33:00 PM
Description: Eagles backup quarterback Nick Foles threw for 197 yards and two touchdowns in relief of Michael Vick (hamstring) Sunday against the Giants.
Insight: Vick suffered a right hamstring injury in the first half. Foles was actually more effective through the air, completing 16-of-25 compared to 6-of-14 for Vick. The Eagles play next week at Tampa Bay, where Foles picked up his lone career victory with 381 yards and three touchdowns last season. However, he's not a recommended play next week if he has to start; Tampa Bay upgraded it's pass defense with the acquisitions of Darrelle Revis and Dashon Goldson this offseason.
Michael Vick, QB10/6/2013 3:04:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is questionable to return to Sunday's game due to a hamstring injury.
Insight: Nick Foles came into the game in the second quarter and remained in the game after the half, so it doesn't look like Vick will be returning. Foles has played better anyway, completing 9-of-11 for 90 yards compared to 6-of-14 for 105 yards from Vick.
Nick Foles, QB10/6/2013 2:55:00 PM
Description: Eagles backup quarterback Nick Foles is starting the second half against the Giants.
Insight: Vick pulled a right hamstring and Foles finished the first half. Apparently the injury didn't get better in the locker room.
Patrick Chung, SS10/6/2013 12:08:00 PM
Description: Eagles safety Patrick Chung is inactive for Sunday's game with the Giants.
Insight: The porous Eagles defense needs all the talent they can get and facing Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks without the starter won't make things any easier.
LeSean McCoy, RB9/25/2013 4:35:00 PM
Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (right ankle sprain) was practicing on Wednesday.
Insight: McCoy should be ready to go when the Eagles face the explosive Denver Broncos. He had fans and fantasy owners holding their breath with what looked to be a serious leg injury against Kansas City last Thursday, but returned to the game and performed well. Start him as always.
LeSean McCoy, RB9/20/2013 11:25:00 AM
Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy said he has a right ankle sprain, but wasn't limping after he returned to the action in the third quarter.
Insight: McCoy had fans and fantasy owners holding their breath with what looked to be a serious leg injury, but returned to the game and performed well totaling 158 yards (92 yards after the injury) and a score on 20 carries.
LeSean McCoy, RB9/19/2013 10:17:00 PM
Description: In a surprising move, LeSean McCoy has returned to the game. It looked like his night was over after he took a nasty fall late in the first half.
Insight: Give Shady credit. The guy is tough as nails. McCoy had a solid first half with 66 yards rushing and he should continue to be productive for the Eagles.
LeSean McCoy, RB9/19/2013 9:57:00 PM
Description: Eagles halfback LeSean McCoy suffered a right leg injury in the second quarter of Thursday's game against Kansas City.
Insight: He was able to walk off the field on his own power, which is always an encouraging sign. NFL Network's sideline reporter Alex Flanagan saw McCoy throw down his helmet, so obviously he's very frustrated. We should have an update on McCoy's condition shortly.
Bradley Fletcher, CB9/18/2013 1:28:00 PM
Description: Eagles defensive back Bradley Fletcher, who suffered a concussion on Monday night in Week 1 and missed the game with San Diego, is cleared for this weekend and was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Insight: The return of Fletcher can only help a defense that yielded 419 and three touchdowns to Philip Rivers.
Brent Celek, TE9/17/2013 12:42:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia tight end Brent Celek is dealing with a shoulder injury, but was out at practice on Monday.
Insight: Celek had 57 catches receptions for 684 yards last season, but is in a shared situation with James Casey and rookie Zach Ertz. The fantasy value for any of the three is limited.
Quintin Mikell, S9/16/2013 2:05:00 PM
Description: Carolina safety Quintin Mikell was seen leaving the locker room on Sunday with a protective boot on his right foot.
Insight: Mikell was one of three Panthers defensive backs to come out of the Week 2 contest injured. Charles Godfrey (Achilles) may be done for the season while D.J. Moore played through a left knee sprain.
LeSean McCoy, RBHot9/15/2013 5:38:00 PM
Description: The Eagles went pass heavy in Sunday's game against the Chargers so LeSean McCoy only had 53 yards on 11 carries, but he finished with five receptions for 114 yards.
Insight: Whether the Eagles choose to run or pass more in any given week, McCoy is going to be heavily involved. He should eclipse 2,000 yards from scrimmage easily if he stays healthy.
DeSean Jackson, WRHot9/15/2013 5:34:00 PM
Description: Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson had gains of 20, 25, 41 and 61 yards Sunday against the Chargers as part of a nine-catch, 193-yard game.
Insight: Jackson caught a 61-yard touchdown and had a 37-yard score nullified by a penalty. The receiver saw 15 targets Sunday and has 16 catches for 297 yards and two touchdowns in two games.
Michael Vick, QBHot9/15/2013 5:29:00 PM
Description: Two weeks into the Chip Kelly era, Eagles QB Michael Vick looks like an elite fantasy option.
Insight: Vick threw for 428 yards and two touchdowns on 24-of-37 passing and rushed for 23 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Chargers. Vick has six total touchdowns and zero picks over the first two games. He's a must-start in all leagues right now but it would be wise to shop him around before he gets injured.
Bradley Fletcher, CB9/15/2013 12:15:00 PM
Description: Eagles defensive back Bradley Fletcher, who suffered a concussion on Monday night, is inactive for Week 2 against San Diego.
Insight: This injury will result in nickel back Brandon Boykin seeing a lot of playing time. The Eagles gave up 329 yards passing to a rusty Robert Griffin III in Week 1 and face philip Rivers who tossed four touchdowns last week.
LeSean McCoy, RB9/13/2013 10:59:00 AM
Description: Bad news for LeSean McCoy owners - even the running back thinks he shouldn't get 32 touches in a game. "I think we can do a better job rotating because it's a long season. I don't think I need to have the ball 31, 32 times in a game for us to be a successful offense," McCoy told phillymag.com.
Insight: McCoy shredded the Redskins for 184 yards on the ground Monday in a season-opening win at Fed Ex Field, but the 32 touches have to be near the top limit of his workload. Expect coach Chip Kelly to give backup Bryce Brown addition work in Week 2.
Bradley Fletcher, CB9/10/2013 2:11:00 PM
Description: Eagles defensive back Bradley Fletcher suffered a concussion on Monday night and will have very little time to recover for the Week 2 matchup with San Diego.
Insight: This injury will result in nickel back Brandon Boykin seeing a lot of playing time. The Eagles gave up 329 yards passing to a rusty Robert Griffin III in Week 1.
Michael Vick, QB9/9/2013 10:50:00 PM
Description: Michael Vick led the Eagles with 203 passing yards and two touchdowns Monday against the Redskins.
Insight: It's worth mentioning that Vick (nine rushes for 54 yards and one touchdown) did almost all of his damage in the first half and was mostly kept in check after half time. Still, fantasy owners have to be encouraged by how comfortable he looked in Chip Kelly's new offense. The Eagles are back home next week to take on the Chargers.
LeSean McCoy, RB9/9/2013 10:48:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy shredded the Redskins for 184 yards on the ground Monday in a season-opening win at Fed Ex Field.
Insight: What a performance. Clearly Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense suits McCoy perfectly. McCoy should be in for a big rebound year after a relatively disappointing 2012 campaign (840 yards, two touchdowns).
Brodrick Bunkley, DT9/8/2013 3:05:00 PM
Description: Saints DL Brodrick Bunkley left the season opener with a leg injury and is questionable to return.
Insight: Bunkley joins fellow defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker and cornerback Keenan Lewis on the sidelines. This is good news for owners of Atlanta players.
DeSean Jackson, WR8/26/2013 2:03:00 PM
Description: Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson is going to return punts when the games count, according to coach Chip Kelly.
Insight: Jackson is the best receiver on the team, and with Jeremy Maclin out for the season by a large margin, so returning punts could be a big gamble, but fantasy owners in return-yardage leagues just saw Jackson's value jump. A repeat of his 2009 or 2010 production would certainly make fantasy owners happy.
Michael Vick, QB8/20/2013 11:59:00 AM
Description: As expected after two solid performances in the first two preseason games and a very good training camp, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has won the starting job over Nick Foles.
Insight: Vick is just the best fit for Chip Kelly's offense. On Thursday he was better at getting the ball downfield than Foles or Matt Barkley and went 9-for-10 for 105 yards. His only blemish was an end-of-the-first half Hail Mary. He's 13-for-15 with a 113.2 QB rating over the two exhibition games and excited about the up tempo offense. Now if he can just stay healthy for 16 games ...
Michael Vick, QB8/17/2013 2:45:00 PM
Description: Eagles beat writer Jimmy Kempski reports that quarterback Michael Vick took almost all the first team reps on Saturday.
Insight: Vick is just the best fit for Chip Kelly's offense. On Thursday he was better at getting the ball downfield than Nick Foles or Matt Barkley and he's certainly better in the read option portion of the offense. It didn't hurt that Vick went 9-for-10 for 105 yards and his only turnover was an end-of-the-first half Hail Mary, while Foles fumbled two snaps and threw an interception in the red zone. Even if it hasn't been announced the decision appears to have been made.
LeSean McCoy, RB8/16/2013 11:08:00 AM
Description: Fantasy owners should not shy away from Eagles running back LeSean McCoy this season.
Insight: McCoy is finding plenty of running room in the new Chip Kelly offense. He rushed for 47 yards on eight carries in Thursday's game against Carolina. The only concern we see is that he wasn't involved in the pass game which was a big part of his value in the Andy Reid offenses of the past.
Michael Vick, QB8/16/2013 11:05:00 AM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick should be the team's starting quarterback on opening day.
Insight: Vick is just the best fit for Chip Kelly's offense. On Thursday he was better at getting the ball downfield than Nick Foles or Matt Barkley and he's certainly better in the read option portion of the offense. It didn't hurt that Vick went 9-for-10 for 105 yards and his only turnover was an end-of-the-first half Hail Mary, while Foles fumbled two snaps and threw an interception in the red zone.
Clay Harbor, TE8/12/2013 11:50:00 AM
Description: Eagles tight end Clay Harbor was seen working at receiver in Sunday's practice, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.
Insight: Harbor has no value as a receiver and this note is more about the need for the Eagles to find receiving help than Harbor's fantasy value at either position.
Michael Vick, QB8/7/2013 8:12:00 PM
Description: FOX Sports reporter Jay Glazer said it doesn't seem like there's any question at all that Michael Vick will be the starting quarterback for the Eagles.
Insight: Glazer took in Philadelphia's joint practice with the New England Patriots Wednesday before making that assessment via Twitter. Vick will start the Eagles' preseason opener and while he might not be the perfect choice he seems like a better fit for Chip Kelly's offense than Nick Foles or Matt Barkley.
Michael Vick, QB8/7/2013 2:27:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will start the 2013 exhibition opener, according to Sal Paolantonio.
Insight: It still doesn't mean that Vick will end up starting for the Eagles in 2013, but it appears he's a better fit for the Chip Kelly offense and ahead of Nick Foles and Matt Barkley at this time.
DeSean Jackson, WR8/7/2013 10:40:00 AM
Description: Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson is having an excellent camp, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Insight: He'll need to be at his best this season as the Eagles are incredibly thin at wideout after losing both Jeremy Maclin and Arrelious Benn before the exhibition season begins. A repeat of his 2009 or 2010 production would certainly make fantasy owners happy.
Arrelious Benn, WR8/6/2013 7:30:00 PM
Description: According to NFL.com, Eagles receiver Arrelious Benn tore his left ACL Tuesday.
Insight: It's the same ACL that was repaired in 2010. Benn is the second Eagles' receiver to tear his ACL during training camp after Jeremy Maclin tore his last week. While keeping Riley Cooper on the roster might be controversial after a video surfaced of Cooper using a racial slur, it doesn't appear that the Eagles have much choice at this point.
Riley Cooper, WR8/6/2013 11:06:00 AM
Description: Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper will practice with the team on tuesday and is expected to play in Friday's exhibition game, according to Sal Paolantonio.
Insight: It appears that Cooper may have weathered the storm and could be the starter opposite DeSean Jackson when the season begins.
Michael Vick, QB8/5/2013 2:53:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has taken the lead in the battle for starting QB with Nick Foles, according to beat reporter Rueben Frank.
Insight: It still doesn't mean that Vick will end up starting for the Eagles in 2013, but it appears he's a better fit for the Chip Kelly offense.
Riley Cooper, WR8/2/2013 5:53:00 PM
Description: Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has been excused from all team activities while he seeks couseling. SOURCE: Eagles on Twitter
Insight: Footage of Cooper using a racial epithet at a Kenny Chesney concert surfaced earlier this week. Cooper seemed sincere in his apology but most of his teammates have already turned their backs on him. At this point, it seems inevitable that Cooper and the Eagles will be forced to part ways.
Riley Cooper, WR8/1/2013 11:00:00 AM
Description: According to Sports Illustrated, commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to let the Eagles discipline Riley Cooper for using a racial slur at a concert last month.
Insight: The Eagles have already announced that Cooper will undergo sensitivity training and yesterday ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reported that he will also be fined for his actions. In his public apology Cooper said, "I am so ashamed and disgusted with myself ... I owe an apology to the fans and to this community." Cooper's teammate Michael Vick accepted the apology, tweeting, "Riley's my friend. Our relationship is mutual respect. He looked me in the eyes and apologized. I believe in forgiveness and I believe in him." Cooper is slated to start at wide receiver for the Eagles this season.
Riley Cooper, WR7/31/2013 8:12:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia wideout Riley Cooper was fined for using a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert last month. SOURCE: Sal Paolantonio, ESPN
Insight: Cooper seemed sincere in his apology but that might not be enough to earn back the trust of his teammates. With Jeremy Maclin out for the season, the Eagles are counting on Cooper to have a big season. So far, he's not off to a great start.
Donovan McNabb, QB7/28/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: Quarterback Donovan McNabb will retire as an Eagle on Monday. SOURCE: NBC Sports
Insight: McNabb appeared in six Pro Bowls during his tenure with the Eagles including five in a row between 2000 and 2004. He led Philadelphia to one Super Bowl, which the Eagles lost to New England in 2004. He threw for 234 touchdowns and rushed for 29 more during his 13 seasons in the league. The Hall of Fame isn't a sure thing for McNabb but he'll certainly be given consideration.
Jeremy Maclin, WR7/27/2013 6:49:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Caplan confirms that Eagles wideout Jeremy Maclin has suffered a torn ACL in his right knee. He'll miss all of the 2013 season.
Insight: He suffered the injury at practice on Saturday. Maclin led the Eagles in receiving yards last season so he's going to be tough to replace. Expect DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper to receive more targets this season with Maclin on the sidelines.
Jeremy Maclin, WR7/27/2013 3:44:00 PM
Description: According to Jordan Raanan of NJ.com, Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin believes he suffered an ACL tear in training camp Saturday. Update: Upon first examination, the Eagles fear Maclin has a torn ACL and MCL, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Insight: Maclin was carted off the field Saturday. It's a devastating break for the Eagles and for Maclin, who is in the last year of his contract.
Brent Celek, TE7/23/2013 1:22:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia tight end Brent Celek is apparently thought of as the "blocking" tight end by coach Chip Kelly, according to Bob Ford of philly.com.
Insight: Celek had 57 catches receptions for 684 yards last season, but is appears James Casey and rookie Zach Ertz will do most of the receiving work in 2013. Tight ends by committee may work for the Eagles, but fantasy owners will have to avoid all of them.
DeSean Jackson, WR6/5/2013 7:22:00 PM
Description: Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson fired his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, earlier this week.
Insight: Now Rosenhaus is filing a grievance against Jackson, claiming that the wide receiver still owes him over $400,000 in unpaid loans. Jackson won't be allowed to talk to other agents until Friday but he's supposedly very interested in joining Roc Nation, a sport management group led by rapper Jay-Z. Jackson netted 700 receiving yards in 11 games last season.
Felix Jones, RB5/14/2013 1:43:00 PM
Description: Running back Felix Jones signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Insight: Barring an injury to starter LeSean McCoy, Jones and Bryce Brown figure to have a limited upside for the upcoming season. The only good news for Jones fans is that new coach, Chip Kelly, while playing at an up tempo, prefers to run the ball first and pass second.
Matt Barkley, QB5/12/2013 8:53:00 PM
Description: A Philadelphia Inquirer report indicates that Matt Barkley could be the Eagles' Week 1 starter at quarterback.
Insight: The other candidates are Mike Vick and Nick Foles. Barkley fell all the way to the fourth round at the draft last month after entering the 2012 season as a possible No. 1 pick. This report sounds a little ambitious but anything's possible with the Eagles.
Matt Barkley, QB4/27/2013 5:55:00 PM
Description: The Eagles took USC quarterback Matt Barkley with the first pick of the fourth round.
Insight: He'll compete with Nick Foles for the backup quarterback position this summer. Michael Vick is pretty injury-prone so it's possible we could see Barkley start a few games for the Birds in 2013.