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Favorite NFL futures bets ahead of Week 11 - PFF
Philadelphia Eagles +154 to miss the playoffs. This is the second time we’ve gone to this well this year, but the Eagles have a brutal upcoming schedule and a quarterback who generates a negatively-graded play on almost 20% of his dropbacks in Carson Wentz. His irreducible inaccuracy is going to make it difficult for Philadelphia to compete against the likes of Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers and, possibly, Drew Brees in the coming weeks. Now, a real question remains about which team will knock them off, but with the Eagles having a 46% chance of not winning the division in our simulations, this is a good bet to make.

Did Joe Judge get beat up by Marc Colombo? - BGN
Marc Colombo put up more of a fight against Joe Judge than the Eagles did.

Wheel of Suck - BGN Radio
Jimmy Kempski and Brandon Lee Gowton dig deep into some past decisions with the receiver group, preview the Browns, make their NFL East Picks and more! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

Scouting the Browns’ Week 11 opponent: Philadelphia Eagles - Our Q&A with Bleeding Green Nation - Dawgs By Nature
On defense, I have to go with Brandon Graham. He shouldn’t qualify as an under-the-radar guy but I’m picking him because he’s like the one guy on defense you can count on to consistently show up every week. Graham is having a Pro Bowl caliber season for the first time at age 32. I could see him forcing Baker Mayfield into a turnover or two.”

Eagles reportedly to sign RB Jordan Howard - PhillyVoice
The Eagles’ desire to bring Howard back continues an alarming trend of bringing back familiar players. In fact, they now have 8 players who were with the Eagles, then another team, then the Eagles again. It’s an odd signing for a team that has hit on some players unfamiliar to them, like Travis Fulgham, Boston Scott, and Cre’Von LeBlanc. There wasn’t a practice squad player out there worth taking a flier on instead of a seemingly cooked Jordan Howard, especially for a team that is clearly not going to contend for a Super Bowl this season? I don’t get it.

Still in First Place - Iggles Blitz
Fans do not want to hear “We’re in first place.” This team just lost to the Giants by 10 points. They’ve trailed by 10 or more points in 6 of their 9 games. First place or not, the Eagles are a bad team. Doug is supposed to put some positive spin on things, but he needs to be grounded in reality. First place? The Eagles are in first place in the worst division in the history of the NFL. That just isn’t something you celebrate. You accept it. Someone has to win the division. You don’t apologize for being in first place, but you sure don’t sit there with a smile on your face. That’s just not a good message, to fans or players.

Eagles 20 questions: Offseason priorities, future of Wentz-Hurts package & more - The Athletic
Something Lurie will have to consider if he decides to move on from Pederson is whether he can attract the best candidates with the same front-office structure in place. Eric Bieniemy, for instance, is likely to have his pick of open jobs this offseason. Would he want to go coach a team where someone from the same coaching tree was squeezed out three years after winning a Super Bowl and the person who won the deciding power struggle was still there in full force?

What exactly do the Eagles have in Hurts? - NBCSP
The good? Hurts had a 20-yard run against the Ravens and a 14-yard run against the 49ers. He completed an 18-yard pass to Richard Rodgers against the Steelers and a 9-yarder to Travis Fulgham against the Cowboys. He got enough attention from the Ravens that it opened up room for Miles Sanders to take off on a 74-yard run. The bad? The big plays have been few and far between. In the last three games, he has four carries for one yard, plus a failed two-point conversion run. He has 53 scrimmage yards, which puts him last among the 14 skill players taken in the second round this year. He’s 0 for 3 on two-point conversions. He’s fumbled three times, although two were on low snaps. There were 29 players taken in the second round this year, and 21 of them have started at least one game. Hurts is averaging less than four snaps a game.

Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB - Rotoworld
QB15 — Carson Wentz just had one of the worst starts by any quarterback all season. This, as his supporting cast finally gets healthy. Despite what feels like one disaster after another, he is still on the edge of QB1 status by average points. The way to get the Browns is through the air.

Your Week 11 NFL Matchup Guide: Can the Ravens Avenge Their Playoff Loss to the Titans? - The Ringer
Four years ago, the Browns traded the second pick in the 2016 draft to Philadelphia, and the Eagles used it to draft North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. Less than a year and a half later, Wentz was an MVP favorite for the Eagles, and Browns fans were distraught that they had not drafted Wentz themselves. The Eagles won the Super Bowl that season, and the Browns went 1-15. It’s amazing how quickly things change. This year, Wentz is playing the worst football of his career, and he’s trusting all the wrong instincts. Adding insult to his many injuries, Wentz’s favorite player growing up, Brett Favre, said last week that the Eagles should have kept Nick Foles over Wentz (nothing stings more than your childhood idol saying you suck). Eagles fans who were once jubilant about their Super Bowl win have switched over to a more familiar mood: turning their internalized despair into rage. Things aren’t much better in Cleveland, where Baker Mayfield now looks less like a franchise savior and more like a liability under center. Perhaps both fan bases can find solace in the fact that whatever choice they made at quarterback, it would have been the wrong one.

Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 11 fantasy football - DraftKings Nation
Travis Fulgham, Philadelphia Eagles. One catch for 8 yards didn’t exactly do the trick for fantasy managers in Week 10, but they should have some hope for this week’s outing against the Browns. Fulgham has seen 12 targets over the last two games and has had a safe floor since his premier in Week 4. The Browns held the Texans receivers in Week 10, but its worth noting that the weather was horrific, and the game was windy. They allowed four touchdowns to wideouts in the two games prior, however. Fulgham has a nice shot to bounce back against this secondary.

2020 Fantasy Football Rankings: Tight ends for Week 11 - Fake Teams
5) Dallas Goedert @ CLE — I know the output was underwhelming against the Giants last week, but he saw six targets despite missing time with a concussion. His teammate, Richard Rodgers, saw five targets. Add it all up and we can’t ignore this Philly tight end role, especially in a good matchup against the Browns. Cleveland has allowed the sixth-most receptions to the big guys so far this year, which bodes well for Goedert’s outlook.

Start and Sit: Week 11 - Football Outsiders
Worst Week 11 Matchups - Defenses. Compared to the Chiefs and Falcons, the Colts and Browns are not scary offenses. But they remain ones to avoid in fantasy because of their proclivities for running the ball. It’s difficult for Philip Rivers and Baker Mayfield to turn the ball over when they drop back 30 or fewer times, regular occurrences this season when the game scripts have developed in their favors. And while the Packers and Eagles may not be the Jets or Bengals as far as appealing matchups go, both opponents have defensive weaknesses that can allow teams to control the game.

Stock up, stock down: Bears-Vikings recap - Windy City Gridiron

Nick Foles - Just when I think it can’t go lower, it somehow does. He’s so, so bad. I’m running out of adjectives to describe it.

Fan confidence poll: After victory over Eagles, confidence of Giants’ fans is soaring - Big Blue View
After two straight victories that have propelled the New York Giants back into the NFC East title race despite a 3-7 record, fans are feeling good. Really good. In our most recent ‘SB Nation Reacts’ poll, a season-high 84 percent of fans who voted expressed confidence in the team. Fan confidence was at a low of 37 percent after Week 4, but has risen steadily. After an 0-5 start, the Giants have gone 3-2. Last Sunday’s victory over the Philadelphia Eagles was the Giants first in nine tries.

Point-counterpoint: Winning may be losing for the Cowboys - Blogging The Boys
The Dallas Cowboys come out of their bye week tied for dead last in the NFC East and still in position for a top five draft pick. They also remain in the thick of the race for the division “crown” and an automatic playoff berth. It could go either way, or just see them land somewhere a bit lower in the draft order. So what is really best for the team in the long run? Are they better off trying to capitalize on what looks like a fairly weak schedule for the rest of the season, or would it work out better to stay in the basement? Our Tom Ryle and Terence Watson try to figure it out.

DK Metcalf is chasing glory - ESPN
“He’s got superpowers, in a sense,” Carroll says. “What can’t he do?” Now in the NFL’s top four in receiving touchdowns (eight), yards per catch (18.1) and receiving yards (816), Metcalf has garnered comparisons to a young Calvin Johnson (although the comp Carroll prefers is T’Challa), a new nickname, “Baby Bron,” from the Lakers captain himself, and increased chatter about a return to the Super Bowl for the Seahawks. “It feels like nobody can stop you no matter what they do,” Metcalf says of the rarefied air he’s enjoying right now. “It feels like you’re on top of the world.” Two years ago, at the start of Metcalf’s unprecedented rise, the view was very different. After a freak neck injury at Ole Miss, vulnerable and scared, he looked up from a hospital bed as doctors informed him he might never play football again. They were wrong. Just a few months later, in fact, Metcalf burst onto the scene as the viral (and often shirtless) star of the 2019 combine and the eventual second-round pick of the Seahawks. And in Seattle, a perfect storm of ingredients — the Seahawks’ veteran leadership, Metcalf’s upbringing as the son of an NFL lineman and a budding telepathy with Wilson that was buoyed by a strange (but effective) offseason bonding ritual — have created a generational talent who is now eyeing NFL immortality.

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