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5 potential breakout wide receivers for Week 8 fantasy football - Fake Teams
Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles. Seen as a bit of a reach in the draft, Jalen Reagor showed flashes of his talent before going down with a thumb injury in Week 2 against the Rams. He has speed to blow past coverage and that is an element the Eagles’ offense has been missing with DeSean Jackson’s own injury woes. Now, Reagor is expected to return this weekend against the Dallas Cowboys, and he makes for an enticing breakout candidate. Offensive line play has been an issue all year long for Philadelphia, but Lane Johnson is expected to play this week and so is Jason Peters. A little more time to throw could work wonders for Carson Wentz and Reagor’s ability to build some chemistry. Dallas has allowed the fourth most passing touchdowns (16) and is in the middle of the pack in passing yards (1,609.) Travis Fulgham and Greg Ward could remain involved (especially the former), but if healthy, Reagor will be there for a healthy dose of snaps.

Eagles announce eight roster moves ahead of Cowboys game - BGN
Jalen Reagor is back for his first game since suffering a torn thumb ligament in Week 2. It’s exciting to think about the damage he can potentially do against the Cowboys’ dreadful defense. Reagor figures to replace DeSean Jackson, now on injured reserve, as the team’s starting Z wide receiver.

Five things to watch when the Cowboys play the Eagles on Sunday night - Blogging The Boys
4. Great Scott. The Cowboys could catch a break if the Eagles star running back Miles Sanders isn’t able to suit up Sunday night due to a knee injury. The Cowboys run defense has been atrocious as they have allowed over 200 yards on the ground in three of the last four games. They’ve allowed season-highs in each of the last two games to Kenyan Drake and rookie Antonio Gibson. If Sanders is healthy, he could have a field day with this terrible Cowboys defense. But whether he plays or not, Dallas needs to also concern themselves with receiving back Boston Scott. The Eagles typically do well when he’s involved in the offense. In the three games where he’s had at least 15 touches, Scott has churned out 358 total yards and scored five touchdowns. Philadelphia is 3-0 in those games.

Saturday additions to 53-man roster help for Sunday -
The Eagles have their starting tackles intact for what the Cowboys do best: Rush off the edges with DeMarcus Lawrence and Aldon Smith. Jason Peters wasn’t playing the very best football of his career prior to his foot injury, suffered at the end of the tie against Cincinnati. But he’s healthy now, he’s got fresh legs, and he has the experience protecting quarterback Carson Wentz’s blind side. Lane Johnson, in case you missed the news, had a full day of practice on Friday and is going to start at right tackle. Jordan Mailata, who gained valuable experience starting in Peters’ absence, is now available as a swing tackle. Matt Pryor is lined up to start at right guard, and he has versatility at both guard positions and tackle, in a pinch. The Eagles have some depth along the offensive line now, something they’ve been challenged to have through the first seven games. Peters needs to be better than he was at times early in the season, and he knows it. He is going to battle and he is going to be tactical and he is going to be a professional at left tackle. Having Peters back is good news for the offensive line and for an offense that needs all the help it can get given how many injuries on this side of the ball through seven games. [BLG Note: Spuds confirms Peters is replacing Mailata.]

5 scary thoughts about state of the Eagles in 2020 - NBCSP
When Howie Roseman outlasted Chip Kelly and was put back in charge of football operations, Jeffrey Lurie did so with an important caveat. Roseman needed to hire a top personnel man and after an exhaustive search, the Eagles hired Joe Douglas. Douglas came from Baltimore, the cradle of draft stability, and was supposed to restore that in Philly. But Douglas didn’t last very long with the Eagles, taking the GM job with the New York Jets and now his old position in Philly is held by his former No. 2, Andy Weidl. Back when the Eagles hired Douglas, it was a move most agreed was a good one. But the Eagles haven’t been able to find the incredible consistency the Ravens still have even after the retirement of Ozzie Newsome. [...] The Eagles traded out of the first round in 2018, which is where the Ravens drafted their future MVP quarterback. The Wentz pick worked but the Barnett pick has been disappointing; he’s been an OK player but not a star. We’ll see about Dillard and Reagor. But overall, the Eagles haven’t been able to be a consistently good team in the draft. They have gotten by with some older players and key free agent pickups but they know that long-term, the way to build is through the draft. And there’s a fear they’re just not that good at it.

Eagles vs. Cowboys: Charting Carson Wentz’s improvement heading into Week 8 battle with Cowboys - Inquirer
After throwing nine interceptions in the first five games, Wentz had just one in 83 attempts in the last two games, against the Ravens and Giants. His 10 interceptions are tied for the league lead with the VikingsKirk Cousins. [...] For the third straight game, Wentz threw two touchdown passes in the win over the Giants, both coming in the game’s final five minutes. Wentz’s longest string of games with two or more TD passes is seven in 2017. He had a six-game streak of multiple TD passes in 2018.

Eagles-Cowboys cheat sheet: Lineup decisions, key matchups, predictions and more - The Athletic
Sheil Kapadia: There haven’t been a lot of bright spots for the Eagles this year, but Fulgham continues to be one of them. Among the 95 wide receivers who have run at least 100 routes, he ranks eighth in yards per route run. And the film shows the Eagles have missed opportunities to get Fulgham the ball even more. As for the Cowboys, they moved on from a number of veterans like Everson Griffen and Poe this week. They’re expected to start DiNucci at quarterback. There are a lot of great matchups in Week 8. This is not one of them. Eagles 23, Cowboys 16.

In a battle for the NFC East, Cowboys take on Eagles - ESPN
Eagles receiver Travis Fulgham is the only NFL player with at least 350 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns over the past four weeks (third-most receiving yards in this time behind only George Kittle and Robby Anderson). The Cowboys have allowed 12 receiving TDs to wide receivers this season, tied for the most league-wide.

Breaking down NFL weather for Week 8 and what it means for fantasy and betting - DraftKings Nation
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles. A chance of showers Philadelphia. Partly cloudy, with temperatures in the 40s. Wind around 10-15 mph. Not sun bathing weather, but decent football conditions.

OFFENSE - Hogs Haven
Overall, the stats tell us exactly what our eyes did — the Washington Football Team is in the bottom three or four teams in offensive production by almost every measure. They put up promising numbers in Week 7, but did so against the worst defense in the NFL. They have played a trio of top-ten defenses and been held to just 14 points per game. The only success the offense has enjoyed, limited as it might have been, has come against defenses in the bottom third of the league. The ray of sunshine on the horizon may be that three of the next four games come against teams currently ranked 20th, 21st and 32nd in the league in total defense, with only the Giants ranking in the top half of the league (but of course, the WFT defense and offense both rank slightly ahead of their NY Giants counterparts). The opportunity exists for the offense to find some level of success in Weeks 9 to 12. It should be an interesting month of November.

Big Blue View mailbag, 10/31: A spook-tacular Halloween edition - Big Blue View
Statistically Daniel Jones has been better. Eli Manning completed just 48.2 and 52.8 percent of his passes his first two seasons, while Jones is above 61 percent each season. Offenses are different, though, so that isn’t a great comparison. The Giants went 11-5 in Eli’s first full season as a starter. There remain a lot of similarities between Jones and Manning. Too many Giants fans forget that it wasn’t until the 2007 Super Bowl run in Manning’s fourth season that he really convinced people he was a quality NFL quarterback. The biggest difference between Manning and Jones over the first couple of seasons of their careers? Manning had a more complete team around him, whereas Jones is being asked to carry a big amount of the burden on a weekly basis.

Could the Packers add on offense? A look at potential moves as trade deadline looms -
Among the other possible names who could get traded if the right situation arises: Dolphins RB Jordan Howard has been the subject of some calls, while Bengals WR John Ross re-iterated his request to be traded this week.


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