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Overvalued and undervalued best ball options based on PFF Fantasy rankings - PFF
Alshon Jeffery, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (ADP 7.02). Much of what was just said about Alln Robinson can also be said for Jeffery, and you get an even bigger discount on him. Jeffery ended last season 25th among wide receivers in PPR scoring, despite playing with a hobbled Carson Wentz for a good chunk of the season. If Wentz is in fact healthy in 2019, you’re getting a nice discount with Jeffery as the No. 29 wide receiver off the board. [...] DeSean Jackson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (ADP 10.11) With two Eagles on the list, it’s safe to say that fantasy players are undervaluing the Eagles passing game. Jackson is certainly much longer in the tooth than his last stint in Philly, but he remains a very viable big-play threat who can deliver an entire week’s worth of fantasy production in one play. Jackson won’t hit big most weeks in 2019, but the beauty of best ball is you don’t need to guess when the production is coming. Given this major upside, he’s being undervalued by at least a round.

Eagles depth chart following the 2019 NFL Draft: Defense edition - BGN
Cornerback is by far the most difficult position to decipher. There are a lot of question marks with this group. When is Darby going to be healthy to play after suffering an ACL tear in November 2018? When is Mills going to be ready after dealing with a foot injury that turned out to be much more serious than originally believed? Where does Maddox line up in the secondary? He seems too good to be not be on the field in some capacity. How does Jones — who the team is seemingly still high on — fit in? And can he stay healthy? Maybe Douglas starts the season on the outside if Mills and/or Darby are missing game(s)? LeBlanc played well late in the season last year but is he going to be able to get on the field in 2019? The Eagles’ offseason practices should give us some more clarity in terms of where guys are lining up. I think the coaching staff will start Darby and Mills if they’re healthy. Until they are, it could be Jones and Douglas on the outside with Maddox playing in the slot. Lots of different options here.

Special: Super Important Jersey Number Analytics - BGN Radio
Brandon Lee Gowton and Benjamin Solak go through the entire Eagles roster to determine who is prime for a big year because of jersey number analytics. Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

Philadelphia sports’ 10 most crushing late-game defeats of the last 30 years - PhillyVoice
9) The Eagles’ loss to the Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game. The ending of this 2008 game was a lot like the ending of the Eagles-Saints game above, in that the Eagles scored to take the lead late, but again, a long 14-play, clock-burning drive resulted in the lead changing hands. With about three minutes to go, the Eagles got a couple first downs, before four consecutive Donovan McNabb incomplete passes ended the season.

How Eagles convinced Blake Countess to take a pay cut - NBCSP
So Countess’s combined cap figures as of now for 2019 and 2020 are $2.35 million — or just $300,000 more than his original 2019 cap figure when he got here last week. It’s a smart deal for both sides. For the Eagles? They secure Countess’s rights through 2020 but only if they want him without having to pay him more than $2 million this year. For Countess? He gets a nice chunk of money guaranteed now with the security that the more he plays and the better he plays, the more money he’ll make over the next two years without worrying about hitting the open market this offseason.

NFL experts debate best and worst teams after 2019 free agency, draft - ESPN
Dan Graziano, national NFL writer: New York Giants. They’ve made themselves an easy target, but it’s all justified. You can’t tell me they’re better for trading Odell Beckham Jr., for letting Landon Collins leave and sign with a division rival instead of holding him in place with an affordable $11.15 million franchise tag, for trading pass-rusher Olivier Vernon then passing up on outside linebacker Josh Allen at pick No. 6 so they could take a quarterback who had a 59.9 completion percentage in the ACC. When your team has missed the playoffs six of the past seven seasons, what you want to know is that it at least has a plan and a vision for how to pull out of the malaise. There’s little evidence that the Giants have that.

‘It changed my life’: Shareef Miller’s mother and the choice that put him on a path to the Eagles - Daily News
Tekeya Cook had mixed feelings two weeks ago when her son, Shareef Miller, was selected by the Eagles in the fourth round of the NFL draft. A part of her was excited that her baby was going to be staying close to home, playing for the team he grew up rooting for, playing for a team whose Super Bowl victory two years ago brought the 6-foot-4, 254-pound defensive end from Penn State to tears. But another part of her -- a big part of her -- wished that the Frankford native had been drafted by somebody – anybody – other than the Eagles. “It’s like a gift and a curse,” Cook said in an interview this month. “I don’t want him to be in Philly a lot. He’s just going to have to balance it out. He’s going to have to take it seriously because it’s very dangerous in Philly. Too dangerous.”

Penn State’s DeAndre Thompkins finds his drive as Philadelphia Eagles undrafted free agent - PennLive
“I think any competitor that didn’t get the opportunity to go to the things that a lot of other guys got to do will drive them to be great, and that’s just going to drive me for my whole career,” Thompkins said in the locker room after practice. “I have a lot to prove. I have a chip on my shoulder, but I can’t let that overwhelm me going into practices and game-planning and stuff like that.”

Laying the Foundation | 2019 Rookie Minicamp Highlights - PE.com
The Eagles rookies laid the foundation during 2019 Rookie Minicamp.

10 unwritten rules for not screwing up your NFL jersey number - SB Nation
8. Just about every quarterback number is good except for “8”. Name one quarterback who has worn No. 8 since Steve Young who has any sort of swagger. Trent Dilfer. Sam Bradford. Kirk Cousins. It’s impossible. Don’t even try. [BLG Note: Clayton Thorson is wearing No. 8.]

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