Redskins RB Chris Thompson has been diagnosed with turf toe, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport describes the injury as "minor" -- but we heard the same about Packers WR Davante Adams, who's already missed 2 weeks. Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on Thompson in Week 7 fantasy lineups. His absence will leave Wendell Smallwood as the #2 RB behind Adrian Peterson.
Eagles GM Howie Roseman said during a Saturday press conference, "We've been looking for a runner like Miles for a few years," according to NBC Sports Philadelphia. It was obvious that Philly liked Sanders when the franchise selected him in Round 2. These words from Roseman, however, could point to the new guy having a bigger workload share ahead of him than other RBs in the Doug Pederson era. Pederson's Eagles have run with a true committee. Amid personnel shuffling and injuries, no RB has reached a 37% share of team carries in any of his 3 seasons. Philly just traded for Jordan Howard this offseason, of course, but gave up a mere 6th-round pick for a RB in the final year of his rookie contract. Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood, Corey Clement and Darren Sproles remain from last year's squad, but only Adams has reached 100 carries under Pederson and none has topped 120. Adams is also coming off shoulder surgery. None of those players looks like a big threat to Sanders' touch outlook. We wouldn't bet on workhorse touches for the rookie, but Sanders might just be the best bet to lead the backfield in opportunities right away.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles aggravated his hamstring injury in Wednesday's practice, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Philly was hoping to get Sproles back this week, but he's now out for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys and might miss significantly more time beyond that. Sproles is droppable outside of the deepest of PPR leagues. The Eagles will continue to go with Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams and Corey Clement in the backfield.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) is out for Sunday morning’s game against the Jaguars in London. HC Doug Pederson was hoping to get him back on the practice field this week, but it didn’t happen. Philly has a Week 9 bye. We’ll see if Sproles is ready to go after that. Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement will share backfield duties again this Sunday.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. HC Doug Pederson said Friday that Sproles is on track to practice next week. Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement will share the backfield again this weekend.
Eagles LT Jason Peters suffered a torn biceps in Thursday night's win over the Giants. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Peters is expected to return this season but that he might miss a week or 2. Any missed time for Peters presents a potential challenge for Philly's pass protection and run game. Week 7 brings the Panthers to town, followed by a Week 8 clash with the Jaguars in London.
Eagles RB Corey Clement (quad) was listed as a full participant in Monday's practice, putting him on track to return for Thursday night's game against the Giants. It's especially notable with RB Jay Ajayi out for the year. Clement was running clearly ahead of RB Wendell Smallwood over the season's first 3 weeks. We'll see what the split looks like on Thursday. Consider both Clement and Smallwood risk/reward RB3s for Week 6. RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) remained sidelined on Monday.
Eagles RB Jay Ajayi suffered an ACL tear in Sunday’s loss to the Vikings and will miss the rest of the season. That takes the carry leader out of a backfield that has started slowly. Healthy returns by Corey Clement and Darren Sproles wold help absorb touches, but Wendell Smallwood has als taken advantage of recent injuries to others to look like a player who will continue to deserve work. We’ll see hit the touches get distributed as the remaining group get healthy. The one thing we’ve been able to count on so far has been HC Doug Pederson spreading the work around. Clement, Sproles and Smallwood are all worth owning to varying degrees right now
Eagles RB Corey Clement (quad) is inactive for today’s game against the Titans. That leaves Wendell Smallwood as Philly’s #2 RB behind Jay Ajayi, who’s playing through a small fracture in his back.
Eagles RB Jay Ajayi (back) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. We'll continue to monitor his status, but fantasy owners shouldn't be banking on him playing this weekend. RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) also missed practice on Wednesday. With those guys sidelined last week, RB Corey Clement played 55% of the offensive snaps and handled 19 touches. RB Wendell Smallwood played 35% of the snaps and totaled 13 touches.
Eagles RB Corey Clement (quad) is active for today’s game against the Colts. He should serve as Philly’s lead back, with Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams also mixing in. We’re expecting 12-15 touches for Clement, making him a fine RB2 play.
Eagles RBs Jay Ajayi (back) and Darren Sproles (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Doug Pederson labeled Ajayi "day to day" prior to practice, so it sounds like he has a shot to play against the Colts this weekend. We'll have another update tomorrow. Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood and rookie Josh Adams and Philly's healthy RBs right now.
Eagles RB Jay Ajayi suffered a back injury on the 1st drive of Sunday's game in Tampa Bay. He's officially questionable to return. With RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) inactive, Philly is down to RBs Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood
UPDATE: Ajayi returned in the 2nd half.
The Eagles announced Saturday that they have agree to terms with RB Darren Sproles for 2018. Sproles missed the final 13 games last season after suffering a broken arm and torn ACL on the same play. He'll rejoin a backfield that now includes Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood and Donnell Pumphrey. The 2017 rookie, Pumphrey, looks like the worst bet to stick on the 2018 roster after a wholly disappointing debut. Smallwood's roster spot could be challenged as well, given that Philly also added RB Josh Adams as an undrafted free agent. Sproles' return also challenges the target availability for Clement. Overall, the Eagles backfield looks like a committee again, with Ajayi headed for primary ball-carrying duties, Sproles the best bet to lead the group in targets and the rest of the touches likely spread around liberally.
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 RB Wendell Smallwood (knee) is active for tonight's game against the Redskins. He figures to play behind RB LeGarrette Blount, who's been impressive in Smallwood's absence over the past 2 weeks.
Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (knee) is questionable for the Monday night game against Washington. He missed the past 2 games but put in full practices all week and should be ready to play. If he's active, he'll likely cut into the workload of RB LeGarrette Blount, but it's a nice matchup against a defense that just lost key rookie lineman Jonathan Allen.
Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (knee) was listed as a full participant in both Thursday and Friday's practices. He's on track to return for Monday night's game against the Redskins. Smallwood figures to play on pass-catching downs behind LeGarrette Blount.
Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (knee) put in a limited practice on Thursday -- his 1st since going down back in Week 4. Dave Spadaro of the team's official website believes Smallwood is still a "question mark" for Monday night's game against the Redskins. We'll continue to monitor his progress, but he shouldn't be in Week 7 fantasy lineups right now.
Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (knee) is inactive for tonight’s game at Carolina. It’s the 2nd straight absence for Smallwood. Philly’s backfield is down to LeGarrette Blount, Corey Clement and Kenjon Barner.
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