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Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll play in Sunday’s plus matchup against the Giants’ 32nd-ranked TE defense. Ertz is a high-end TE1 for that one.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz has cleared the concussion protocol. The announcement came straight from HC Doug Pederson (rather than the team's Twitter account). So, barring a setback, Ertz will be back for Sunday's dream matchup against the Giants' 32nd-ranked TE defense.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson confirmed on Monday that QB Carson Wentz has a torn ACL and is done for the season. It's a brutal end to a breakout season for the 2nd-year QB. He finishes with 3,296 passing yards, an Eagles-record 33 TDs and just 7 INTs. He added another 299 yards on the ground. Wentz is sitting 2nd among QBs in fantasy points. He'll have almost exactly 9 months to get ready for the start of the 2018 campaign. His rehab will obviously be 1 of the biggest storylines of the offseason. Philly, meanwhile, will roll with QB Nick Foles the rest of the way. The 28-year-old has 36 starts under his belt and sports a career 60.5% completion rate, 7.2 yards per attempt and 56:27 TD-to-INT ratio. It's also worth noting that Eagles HC Doug Pederson was Foles' QB coach during Foles' first 2 NFL seasons. He'll be a QB2 option the next 2 weeks in favorable matchups against the Giants and Raiders. But the Wentz loss is still a significant downgrade for this Eagles offense.

The Eagles are "concerned" that QB Carson Wentz tore his left ACL in Sunday's win over the Rams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Wentz is undoubtedly scheduled for further testing, but docs can often diagnose ACL injuries in the locker room. If confirmed, Wentz's 2017 season would be over and Philly would turn to QB Nick Foles. The 6-year vet has plenty of NFL experience and fared fine in relief of Wentz today, completing 6 of 10 passes for 42 yards. It'd still, of course, be a significant downgrade for the Eagles offense.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz suffered a left knee injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams. He remained in the game to throw a TD to WR Alshon Jeffery, but Wentz then headed back to the locker room and was ruled out for the rest of the game a short while later. QB Nick Foles will finish out this game for Philly. We'll pass along an update on Wentz when we get one.

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Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) is inactive for today’s game against the Rams. He made some progress through the protocol this week, so fantasy owners can tentatively expect him back for Week 15. With Ertz sidelined back in Week 9, TEs Trey Burton and Brent Celek both saw 4 targets. Burton is the better fantasy bet today, but he’s a low-end spot starter vs. a tough Rams TE defense.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport calls Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) a "long shot" to play against the Rams this afternoon. Rapoport adds that "his status may hinge on how he feels this morning" -- which doesn't make much sense considering he's either cleared the concussion protocol or he hasn't. Regardless, Ertz needs to be on fantasy benches now. Trey Burton is the best fantasy bet among Eagles TEs. But Brent Celek will also be involved, and the Rams rank 8th in fantasy points allowed to TEs.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Rams. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, but HC Doug Pederson said early Friday evening that Ertz remains in the protocol. Eagles-Rams doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET, but we should find out by Sunday morning whether Ertz has been cleared to play. Stay tuned.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) has only been cleared to practice on a limited basis. The team announced earlier today that Ertz had cleared the protocol. He seemingly has a good shot to get there ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams, but he's not there yet. We'll get another update tomorrow.

The Eagles announced that TE Zach Ertz has cleared the concussion protocol. Barring a setback, he'll play against the Rams this weekend. Ertz remains a must-start, despite that matchup with the league's 8th-ranked TE defense.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday. He missed 1 game with a concussion back in 2015. Fantasy owners need to be making other plans for Week 14. TE Trey Burton will be a low-end spot-start option against the Rams' 8th-ranked TE defense if Ertz is out.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz left in the 3rd quarter of Sunday night's game against the Seahawks to get checked for a concussion. He went to the locker room after the initial check in the sideline tent, so we're expecting the injury to be confirmed. If it is, that wouldn't bode well for Ertz's chances of playing at the Rams next Sunday.

The Eagles and WR Alshon Jeffery have agreed to a 4-year, $52 million extension, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That keeps Jeffery in Philly through the 2021 campaign. After a slow-ish start to the season, Jeffery has racked up 265 yards and 5 scores over the last 4 games. Being tied to QB Carson Wentz is good news for his dynasty value. Jeffery will turn 28 in February.

Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood is a healthy scratch for today's game against the Bears. He's tumbled down the depth chart and didn't touch the ball last week. Philly is rolling with RBs Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount, Corey Clement and Kenjon Barner.

Eagles K Jake Elliott (concussion) isn’t listed on the final injury report and will kick against the Bears this weekend. He’s safe to get into Week 12 fantasy lineups.

Eagles K Jake Elliott sustained a concussion in the 1st half of Sunday night's game against the Cowboys. HC Doug Pederson told NBC's Michele Tafoya at halftime that he doesn't plan on attempting any FGs or XPs in the 2nd half. We'll keep an eye on Elliott's progress through the protocol this coming week.

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle) is active for tonight’s game against the Cowboys. He put in a full practice on Friday after being limited Thursday, and there was never much concern about his availability. Jeffery is safe to get into fantasy lineups.

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle) will play against the Cowboys tonight, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jeffery was limited on Thursday and Friday, but there was never any concern about his availability for tonight's divisional clash. He's safe to keep in fantasy lineups.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final Week 11 injury report. He's ready to go for Sunday night's game against a Cowboys defense missing LB Sean Lee.

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Cowboys after being added to the injury report on Thursday. HC Doug Pederson on Friday described it as "a little ankle" injury and added that he’s “optimistic” that Jeffery will play. Go ahead and keep him penciled into fantasy lineups for now. Hopefully we’ll get another update on Sunday morning.

 
 
 

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