Nelson Agholor Fantasy Football News 2017

Eagles insider Geoff Mosher believes the team's slot job is Nelson Agholor's "to lose." The former 1st-rounder reportedly had an impressive spring filling in for WR Jordan Matthews (knee) with the 1st-team offense. "He showed reliable hands, excellent route-running and, most importantly, a newfound confidence that had been lacking in his rookie and sophomore seasons," Mosher writes. It's unclear if Agholor claiming the slot job would kick Matthews outside or out of the starting lineup altogether. (Alshon Jeffery is locked in, and the Eagles also added Torrey Smith this offseason.) We're also not yet completely buying Agholor's emergence based on pad-less spring practices. It'll certainly be a situation to watch over the next few weeks, though. Jeffery is the only reasonably safe pick in Philly's WR corps right now.

ESPN's Tim McManus writes that Eagles WR Nelson Agholor "was easily one of the standouts of the spring." QB Carson Wentz came away from OTAs and minicamp impressed as well. "He's always been an explosive guy, but boy, it sure seems like he might have gotten quicker and more explosive this offseason," said quarterback Carson Wentz. "He's getting open, making plays. It's good to see." Agholor reportedly worked in the slot quite a bit with Jordan Matthews out nursing knee tendinitis. Once Matthews returns, Agholor's likely looking at no better than the #4 WR spot in an Eagles pass offense with plenty to prove. He'll have a tough time returning any fantasy value in 2017. But a potential turnaround keeps the 24-year-old in the mix as a stash for dynasty owners -- especially with Matthews and Alshon Jeffery in contract years.

The Eagles have agreed to a 3-year, $15 million deal with WR Torrey Smith. Philly trotted out 1 of the weaker WR corps in the league last year, with no field-stretching presence. Smith will change that. He owns a career 17.0 yards-per-catch average with 25 receptions of 40+ yards across 6 seasons. Smith struggled the past 2 years in San Francisco but remains just 28 and will get much better QB play in Philadelphia. We'll see exactly how the WR depth chart shakes out with Smith, Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor and Dorial Green-Beckham.

Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, but ESPN's Adam Caplan reports that he's "more to the doubtful side to play." Matthews has been dealing with the ankle issue for a while and doesn't need to push it in the meaningless finale. His absence would leave Nelson Agholor and Dorial Green-Beckham as Philly's top 2 WRs. TE Zach Ertz would be the best bet for targets, though.

Eagles WR Dorial Green-Beckham (oblique) is active for today’s game against the Ravens. We’ll see whether Green-Beckham or Nelson Agholor serves as Philly’s #2 WR, but neither is a fantasy option.

Eagles WR Dorial Green-Beckham (oblique) is listed as questionable for Week 15. He put in a full week of practice and should play against the Ravens on Sunday. It’s unclear whether Green-Beckham or Nelson Agholor will serve as Philly’s #2 WR, but neither is a fantasy option.

Eagles WR Dorial Green-Beckham (oblique) put in a full practice on Wednesday. He's on track to return for this weekend's game against the Ravens. It's unclear whether Green-Beckham or Nelson Agholor will serve as Philly's #2 WR, but neither should be in your fantasy plans.

Eagles WR Dorial Green-Beckham (oblique) is inactive for today’s game against the Redskins. Nelson Agholor figures to slot back in as the #2 WR but shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups.

Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (ankle) is inactive for today’s game against the Bengals. That leaves Dorial Green-Beckham as Philly’s #1 WR — and a viable WR3 in fantasy lineups. Nelson Agholor, who was a healthy scratch last week, is active today.

The Eagles aren't expecting WR Jordan Matthews (ankle) to play against the Bengals today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That'd leave Dorial Green-Beckham as Philly's #1 WR -- and a lower-end WR3 for fantasy football. Matthews' absence would likely get WR Nelson Agholor back on the active roster, but he can't be trusted in lineups.

Eagles WR Nelson Agholor is a healthy scratch for tonight's game against the Packers. Last year's 1st-round pick has struggled mightily this season -- so much so that he's seen a sports psychologist. He's obviously well off the redraft radar, and his dynasty stock has taken a significant hit. Rookie WR Bryce Treggs was announced as Philly's starter alongside Jordan Matthews for tonight. Dorial Green-Beckham and rookie Paul Turner will also see action, but Matthews is the only viable fantasy option.

On the same day they cut WR Chris Givens, the Eagles also parted ways with WR Rueben Randle. It's a less surprising move after the team traded for WR Dorial Green-Beckham, yet it's also worth remembering that we're talking about a 25-year-old, 6'2 former 2nd-round pick at 1 of the league's highest-value positions. Randle just signed a 1-year deal with Philly in free agency this offseason and seems close to totally squandering his chance at an NFL career. His and Givens' departures at least clear some room for fellow disappointing WRs Nelson Agholor and DGB.

Eagles insider Jeff McLane writes that the "greatest indictment" of the team's trade for WR Dorial Green-Beckham was against WR Nelson Agholor. The 2015 1st-rounder has failed to take a noticeable step forward in his 2nd offseason, struggling to "catch balls, create separation, and run consistent routes." McLane also points out that Agholor was a Chip Kelly draft pick, so he might not have a long leash with the current regime. Green-Beckham is certainly a threat to Agholor's starting job. We're not excited to draft either guy in fantasy right now.

The Titans on Tuesday morning traded WR Dorial Green-Beckham to the Eagles for swing O-lineman Dennis Kelly. This is the biggest statement to date against DGB's work ethic, which has been questioned and called out by Tennessee all offseason. If he finally gets his stuff together, though, he'll find a wide-open WR situation in Philly. The Eagles obviously remain unhappy with Nelson Agholor's development and couldn't have been impressed with Rueben Randle's preseason debut against the Bucs. Jordan Matthews, meanwhile, remains out with a knee bruise. Green-Beckham remains a hold in dynasty leagues, but you shouldn't be any more excited about his 2016 outlook today than you were yesterday. Rishard Matthews and Tajae Sharpe, meanwhile, gain safety as late-round fantasy football draft picks without the spectre of DGB's talent looming.

Eagles WR Chris Givens ran with the 1st-team offense on Monday. He and Nelson Agholor worked as the outside WRs, with Jordan Matthews in the slot. Beat writer Eliot Shorr-Parks writes that "it's becoming more and more clear that Givens is going to start" this season. We'll see if he can hold off Rueben Randle and Josh Huff for snaps. Matthews remains the only Eagles WR we're particularly interested in drafting right now.

Eagles WR Nelson Agholor "hasn't come anywhere close" to stepping up and taking control of the #2 WR job so far this offseason, according to insider Eliot Shorr-Parks. "The issues with drops that plagued him last year continued into OTAs," Shorr-Parks says. That's on top of the strip club incident that got Agholor accused of sexual assault. Shorr-Parks predicts that Reuben Randle will win the team's #2 WR job. We'll track the battle through training camp, although neither Agholor nor Randle is a good bet for reliable fantasy value.

Eagles WR Nelson Agholor won't face charges after being accused of sexual assault by a stripper, according to the Philadelphia Enquirer's Les Bowen. That should mean Agholor also avoids an NFL suspension. He'll head to training camp as the favorite for #2 WR duties, behind Jordan Matthews and ahead of Rueben Randle, Chris Givens and Josh Huff.

 
 
 

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