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Fantasy Football: Best ADP value on every NFL team - PFF
Philadelphia Eagles: DeSean Jackson | 142.89 ADP. Jackson’s current ADP lands him at the WR58 spot. His 2019 season lasted only three games, yet he still secured nine of his 10 targets for 159 yards and two touchdowns. Jackson’s minimal time on the field didn’t stop him from showing off his vertical receiving prowess. Dating back to 2015, Jackson ranks 12th in receiving yards, 11th in touchdowns and 11th in aDOT on passes 20-plus yards downfield among receivers with 50-plus targets. The Eagles have severely lacked a deep threat, particularly in 2019 — as evidenced by Carson Wentz’s 32nd-ranked 6.7 yards per pass attempt figure. Jackson should figure in nicely again as the most established deep threat on the roster, and he even flashed what he could be capable of with Wentz at quarterback (albeit on a tiny sample size). PFF’s fantasy projections currently have Jackson ranked 49th in receiver scoring.
5 Eagles players make top 100 fantasy football rankings for 2020 NFL season - BGN
We previously wrote about how Sanders is poised to be the Eagles’ most heavily featured running back since the Doug Pederson era began in 2016. The Penn State product really shined down the stretch in 2019 as a 21-year-old rookie. There’s every reason to think he will only continue to succeed this year. Sanders is going to be a big producer for your fantasy team. Star in the making.
Fireside Chats #17: Takeo Spikes of the Behind The Mask Podcast - BGN Radio
Michael Kist is joined by Takeo Spikes, former NFL linebacker and host of the Behind The Mask Podcast on the Bleav Podcast Network to talk about COVID concerns for NFL players, the Eagles LB situation, how LB play has changed since his rookie year & Andy Reid’s big win! Presented by SB Nation & Bleeding Green Nation!
Miles Sanders - Iggles Blitz
Miles Sanders had a terrific rookie season. He was more productive than Eagles stars Duce Staley, Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy were in their rookie seasons. Sanders was the one dynamic playmaker on an offense that struggled to come up with big plays. There is a lot of excitement about him heading into 2020. Sanders knows the offense better this year and now knows just how fast things move on an NFL field. He could have a big year. I was surprised when Bucky Brooks posted a list of his 10 best second year players and Sanders wasn’t on it. That made me go back and review Sanders 2019 performance. He ran for 818 yards and averaged 4.6 yards per carry. Sanders caught 50 passes and averaged 10.2 yards per reception. Beyond the numbers, the film is very impressive.
How much can this 2020 Rookie Class contribute? - PE.com
At wide receiver, it’s reasonable to think that DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, and Greg Ward are the leading candidates to be on the field the most at Washington, if all are healthy, on September 13. They know the system, they have chemistry with quarterback Carson Wentz, and they are all hungry to prove themselves to doubters. They fit what the Eagles need to have an outstanding passing game. Reagor is going to make progress and perhaps that will earn him playing time, but it’s not like the Eagles are in dire need of him to become a Day 1 starter. Hurts, the second-round pick, is a long-term addition who is likely to be, although I’m just projecting here, the No. 3 quarterback for much, if not all, of this season. Nate Sudfeld is here for a reason.
Marquise Goodwin Explains His Decision to Opt Out of the 2020 NFL Season - MMQB
POWER RANKINGS — 5) Eagles (9-8): I was bullish on Philly’s roster going into last year, and it’s still really good. Much here rides on Carson Wentz’s health. But this team is rock solid along the lines of scrimmage, even without Brandon Brooks, and that’s usually enough to keep you in it every week in the NFL.
2020 Fantasy Football Rankings: Paddi’s top 25 quarterbacks - Fake Teams
8) Carson Wentz — With a healthy receiving corps, Wentz has an uptick this season.
Ranking the NFL’s top 25 prospects: Young players who could break out in 2020 - ESPN+
19. Chandon Sullivan, CB, Green Bay Packers. Sullivan’s draft stock was heavily impacted by his combine. He ran a 4.60 40-yard dash that essentially ended any hopes he had of being an outside corner. However, he displayed other athleticism there by placing in the 90th percentile of both the broad and vertical jumps among corners since 2000. Sullivan signed with the Eagles after the draft and made it to their practice squad in 2018. The Packers signed him away after the 2019 season and plugged him into this role, and it worked. With Tramon Williams leaving as a free agent, the path of least resistance for the Packers is probably using Sullivan as the primary nickel corner, which is a role that wouldn’t seem a stretch from what he did last year. No new corners were drafted, and 2018 second-rounder Josh Jackson has been a pretty big disappointment in his first two years in the NFL. If Jackson does get corner snaps, of course, Sullivan gets to stay in a familiar role that he excelled at in 201
Buccaneers sign RB LeSean McCoy - Bucs Nation
Not only does McCoy bring a veteran presence and leadership to the Bucs offense but he also has a very successful history as a pass catching back - something Tom Brady utilizes often. McCoy has 503 career receptions for 3,797 yards and sixteen touchdowns to go a long with his 11,071 yards and 73 touchdowns rushing. For Kansas City last season, McCoy was utilized sparingly in an offense with a lot of weapons, getting 101 carries for 465 yards and four touchdowns as well as 28 receptions for 181 yards and one touchdown.
Saints add LB depth, sign Nigel Bradham - Canal Street Chronicles
Bradham joins a Saints linebacker corps that lost A.J. Klein to the Bills and has had its share of injuries in the past, with Alex Anzalone having missed 26 games in three seasons and Kiko Alonso missing four games in 2019. Linebacker was a pressing need going into the offseason for the Saints. While the Saints did draft Zack Baun out of Wisconsin in the third round, having more depth can only be a good thing if the injuries for Anzalone and Alonso start to become a problem again.
Packers place Crosby, Sternberger, and Hester on COVID-19 reserve list - Acme Packing Company
The Green Bay Packers have placed both Mason Crosby, Jace Sternberger, and Treyvon Hester on the COVID-19 reserve list, indicating they’ve either tested positive for the virus or have been in close contact with someone who has. This news comes as veterans reporting to training camp begin to get the results of their COVID-19 tests, which they took upon arrival. [BLG Note: ICYMI, former Eagles playoff hero Trevon Hester is on the Packers. Here’s hoping he’s okay and cleared to return soon.]
Yannick Ngakoue officially a holdout for 2020 Jaguars training camp - Big Cat Country
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue is officially a holdout as training camp is now underway at TIAA Bank Field. Speaking to reporters for the first time, head coach Doug Marrone said he hasn’t spoken to Ngakoue and that he hasn’t reported or signed his franchise tag. [BLG Note: Still don’t see the Eagles making a move to get him.]
NFL chief medical officer “cautiously optimistic” about 2020 season - PFT
Dr. Allen Sills said the virus may be with us throughout the 2020 NFL season, but the league has protocols to keep players, coaches and staff safe. “I remain cautiously optimistic because we’ve spent a tremendous amount of time and energy with these protocols and preparing, trying to mitigate risk to the best that we can,” Sills told the Houston Chronicle. “At the same time, we have to realize that this is going to be hard. This is going to be really hard because this is a tough opponent. This virus is a highly contagious virus, and it remained very endemic across our country.
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