Philadelphia Eagles

Season W/L ATS O/U Pass Yds Rush Yds Pass% Run% 3rd D
2016-17 7-9 8-8 9-7 3,832 1,652 59.44% 40.56% 38%
2015-16 7-9 7-9 8-8 4,087 1,743 59.84% 40.16% 40%
2014-15 10-6 9-7 10-5-1 4,356 1,992 57.82% 42.18% 44%
2013-14 10-6 8-8 9-7 4,110 2,566 53.02% 46.98% 39%
2012-13 4-12 4-12 8-8 3,791 1,874 61.72% 38.28% 37%

Season Outlook

It's going to be a tough year for the Eagles with the Giants, Cowboys and Redskins all gearing up for deep post season runs. Second year head coach Doug Pederson won't change the offense all that much entering his second year as head coach. His West Coast motion offense fits the game-managing and unique skill set of Wentz. Wentz's top targets in 2016 were WR Jordan Matthews and TE Zach Ertz and can be classified as A1 and A2 options in fantasy. Matthews hauled in 73 receptions on a team-high 117 looks last year while Ertz grabbed a team-high 78 receptions on 106 targets. The next closest receiver to Matthews and Ertz in receptions was the RB Darren Sproles out of the backfield (52) and Dorial Green-Beckham (36), who ranked third and fourth on the team respectively. Wentz orchestrated a stellar rookie campaign despite the Eagles' feeble receiving core, tossing for 3,782 yards and 16 touchdowns. A sophomore slump could be upon him with a rather inexperienced receiving core and volatile offensive line. Nevertheless, Wentz is still a low-end QB1 with an extremely high-ceiling. There aren't any other notable fantasy options in the Eagles pass game worth drafting. The Eagles split the workload in between RBs last season, with Ryan Matthews and Sproles failing to kickstart the teams lowly run game. Sproles is a terrific change-of-pace running back and can be used as a FLEX option but doesn't see enough touches to impact a fantasy team consistently. The oft-injured Matthews only started eight games last season and was ranked as low as third on the team's depth chart at one point. If he scuffles in the early going, the Eagles won't be afraid to reward someone else his carries. It's best to just fade the Eagles RBs despite ranking 11th in average rushing yards per game with 113.2.

Player Outlooks & Draft Analysis

Quarterbacks

Carson Wentz

The play of Nick Foles late in the season and throughout the Eagles playoff run poses significant questions about Wentz's 2018 campaign. While he's solidly locked into the starting quarterback job as the Eagles franchise signal caller, there's really no reason for the team to rush him back. It's unlikely he draws any preseason snaps and it's possible we don't even see him under center in Week 1. It's a situation to monitor if you're taking Wentz in redraft leagues or counting on him in keeper or dynasty formats.

Nick Foles

If Wentz is a full go by the end of training camp then Foles is merely Wentz insurance for owners in redraft leagues. In dynasty formats he probably makes more sense to stash away, as he could wind up with a starter's gig somewhere heading into next summer.

Defenses

Philadelphia Defense

The defending Super Bowl Champs are ready to defend their title in a very winnable division. They come in with an ADP sitting at 3.3, which is just slightly higher compared to the Vikings, but were still in early summer. They allowed the fourth fewest yards in the league, tied for fourth in interceptions, and around league average in sacks and forced fumbles. They appear to be a less flashy version of the Vikings, which isn't a bad thing. They allowed the fourth fewest points last season, along with the fourth fewest yards per game. All that is good, but as I mentioned, sometimes their takeaway numbers are lacking. Based on their schedule, they should be favorites in most games, which may not seem like a big deal, but if they are going to be leading in most games, it will open up plenty for their defense. This season doesn't start for some time, but this is a general consensus about the Eagles.

Player Updates

Player Update Carson Wentz, QB - Carson Wentz cleared, will start Week 3
17 Sep 2018 - 1:47pm

Carson Wentz (knee) has been cleared and will start Week 3 against the Colts. - From Rotoworld.

Player Update Jay Ajayi, RB - Jay Ajayi to be featured back moving forward
7 Sep 2018 - 4:34pm

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Jay Ajayi will be used more moving forward. - From Rotoworld.

Player Update Darren Sproles, RB - Eagles bring back veteran RB Darren Sproles
28 Apr 2018 - 7:38pm

Eagles re-signed RB Darren Sproles. - From Rotoworld.

Player Update Carson Wentz, QB - Eagles could rest their starters in Week 17
18 Dec 2017 - 5:48pm

The Eagles could rest starters in Week 17 if they clinch home-field advantage for the playoffs in Week 16. - From Rotoworld.

Injury Update Zach Ertz, TE - Schefter: Ertz doubtful to play against Rams
10 Dec 2017 - 12:42am

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Zach Ertz (concussion) is doubtful to play in Week 14 against the Rams. - From Rotoworld.

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