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Eagles S Reed Blankenship (ribs) put in a full practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering his injury in Week 6. Blankenship missed the whole week of practice leading up to the Sunday night game against the Dolphins that he missed. But he appears to be in line for a Week 8 return. Expect Blankenship to start next to new teammate Kevin Byard.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (elbow) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He was able to play through the hyperextended elbow last week and should be fine for Sunday's game vs. the Jets.

Eagles HC Nick Sirianni said Wednesday that he expects QB Jalen Hurts (knee) to play vs. the Commanders this weekend. "We’re confident that he’ll be ready to go," Sirianni said. "We anticipate him to go. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. We’ll see. … I think he’s feeling better. We’re hopeful that he’ll (have) no limitations on Sunday.” Hurts threw it just fine in the Week 7 win over Miami but looked limited as a runner. It could be a similar story this weekend. We'll keep you updated on his health.

Eagles WR A.J. Brown's 137 receiving yards against the Dolphins on Sunday night made five straight games of 125+ yards for him. That ties a record set by Pat Studstill in 1966 and matched by Calvin Johnson in 2012 -- both as Lions. Brown's 809 receiving yards through seven games trails only Tyreek Hill's 902 and puts him on pace for 1,965 for the season. Next comes a meeting with the league's worst WR defense to date: the Washington Commanders.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts played the second half of Sunday night's win over the Dolphins with a brace on his left leg. ESPN's Tim McManus reports that it's a knee issue. "I'll be fine," Hurts said afterward. Asked whether it will impact him going forward, he said, "I hope not." We'll watch for more on the knee, but we'll also continue playing Hurts when active. He threw for 136 yards and a TD in that second half.

Eagles WR A.J. Brown hauled 10 of 15 targets for 137 receiving yards and a TD in Week 7’s victory over the Dolphins. This marks the fifth consecutive game that Brown has recorded at least 100 receiving yards, by far the longest streak of his NFL career. TE Dallas Goedert also shined on Sunday night, finishing the contest with 5 catches for 77 yards and a receiving TD. Despite being limited by a hamstring injury in practice this week, DeVonta Smith compiled 4 catches for 49 receiving yards. This trio of pass-catchers will have a tremendous opportunity to produce for fantasy managers again in Week 8 vs. a struggling Commanders secondary.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts completed 23 of 31 passes for 279 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT in Week 7’s win vs. the Dolphins. He also added 21 rushing yards with a ground score on 11 carries in the contest. Hurts has now recorded at least 19 fantasy points in 4-point per passing TD leagues in six of seven games in 2023. Expect Hurts to return high-end QB1 numbers again in Week 8 vs. the Commanders.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley sustained a hyperextended left elbow in Sunday’s win over Washington. Trainers put a sleeve on Barkley’s elbow, and he was able to play through the injury. "I'll be all right," Barkley said after the loss. We’ll keep an eye on his practice participation, but Barkley should be fine for Week 8.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley tallied 118 total yards in Sunday's victory over Washington. Barkley averaged just 3.7 yards per carry, but it was encouaging to see him hold up on 24 touches. He also displayed plenty of burst on his 32-yard catch-and-run receiving score. Over the past two weeks, Barkley’s earned a whopping 52 touches. That type of workload will keep him squarely in the RB1 mix for Sunday’s tilt vs. the Jets.

Steelers QB Kenny Pickett completed 17 of 25 passes for 230 yards with 0 TDs or INTs in Week 7 vs. the Rams. The second-year starter also punched in a rushing TD in the third quarter of the contest. Despite not registering a passing score, Pickett’s 15.2 fantasy points are his second-highest total this season. He’ll be in the low-end QB2 discussion next week vs. the Jaguars.

Eagles WR Julio Jones has been elevated from the practice squad and is expected to play vs. the Dolphins on Sunday night, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 34-year-old Jones evidently kept himself in good shape if he's ready to play less than a week after joining the Eagles. Jones should not be in Week 7 season-long fantasy lineups and would likely need an injury to WR A.J. Brown or WR DeVonta Smith to have bankable fantasy value this season.

The Eagles have ruled S Reed Blankenship (ribs) out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. That means Philly will miss both starting safeties, with Justin Evans already on IR. Undrafted rookie Mekhi Garner stepped in for Blankenship last week, but rookie Sydney Brown will reportedly start in his place against Miami. The whole situation looks tough for a defense about to face Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Brown and Terrell Edmunds -- the other starter -- both make for iffy IDP options.

Eagles WR DeVonta Smith (hamstring) is not listed on the final Week 7 injury report. He got in just two limited practices this week but will evidently be ready for his usual role in Sunday’s night’s game vs. the Dolphins.

Eagles WR DeVonta Smith (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday and said he'll play vs. the Dolphins on Sunday night. "You ain’t gotta worry bout me. I’ll be out there," Smith said, per The Philadelphia Inquirer's Josh Tolentino. We'll keep an eye on Smith over the next couple of days, but he can stay penciled into Week 7 fantasy lineups.

Eagles WR DeVonta Smith (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. We don't have any other details right now on the hamstring or whether Smith is in danger of missing Sunday night's game vs. the Dolphins. It's worth noting that he played a full allotment of snaps in last week's loss to the Jets. We'll update Smith's status again tomorrow.

The Eagles announced out of nowhere Tuesday that they have signed WR Julio Jones. The move likely signals that they don't expect WR Quez Watkins -- who recently landed on IR -- to return anytime soon. It's tough to imagine a significant fantasy impact from Jones, though. He caught just 3.1 passes per game with the Titans in 2021 and then 2.4 per game with last year's Buccaneers. Each set a career low. And Jones appeared in just 10 games each season. We'll be interested to see how the Eagles incorporate Jones. But we're not chasing him on redraft waivers or adjusting outlooks for any incumbents on the Philly offense.

Update: Ian Rapoport adds that Jones is joining the practice squad, but that he's likely to get quickly elevated. We'd also be surprised if Jones signed to just work on the practice squad.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley finished with 24 carries for 93 rushing yards in Week 6 vs. the Bills. He also added 4 catches on 5 targets for as many yards in the receiving game on Sunday night. It wasn’t a particularly efficient outing, as the Giants continue to have offensive struggles, but fantasy managers should feel happy with 13.8 PPR points in Barkley’s first game back since suffering an ankle injury in Week 2. Next week, Barkley will go up against a Commanders run defense that was fairly good at neutralizing the efforts of rookie RB Bijan Robinson in Week 6, but a player of Barkley’s caliber should still be thought of as a solid lineup choice.

Eagles WR A.J. Brown racked up 131 yards on 7 receptions in Sunday's loss to the Jets. He checked in just third on the team in targets (9), as QB Jalen Hurts attempted a season-high 45 passes. Brown's 7 receptions also trailed RB D'Andre Swift by 1. But his yardage nearly tripled everyone else on the team. WR DeVonta Smith ranked second with 44 yards on 5 receptions. It was Brown's fourth straight game of 127+ yards. Matchups with Miami and Washington the next two weeks hold nothing intimidating.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts threw for 280 yards and led the team in rushing Sunday against the Jets. But he also arguably was most to blame for Philly's first loss. Hurts tossed 3 INTs in the game, his second multi-INT game of the season. Hurts did also throw for a TD and run for a score, totaling 47 yards on the ground. That all combined to save a decent fantasy day, third-best among QBs with two games to go. It's enough to make us shrug off the poor real-life play for Hurts, especially given that it came against a good defense. He'll find more favorable spots against the Dolphins and Commanders the next two weeks.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is active for tonight’s game vs. the Bills. He’s four weeks removed from his high-ankle sprain and probably isn’t at 100% just yet. Throw in an injury-wrecked Giants offensive line, and Barkley does not carry his usual RB1 projection this week.

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