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Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) is out for Sunday night’s game against the Cowboys. There was early-week hope that D-Jax would be back for this one, but he didn’t end up practicing at all. Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and Mack Hollins will continue to serve as Philly’s top 3 WRs.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) won't practice on Wednesday, HC Doug Pederson said. D-Jax will reportedly do some running off to the side, but his status for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys remains uncertain. We'll get another update tomorrow.

Eagles LB Nigel Bradham left Sunday's loss to the Vikings in the 1st half with a left ankle injury and did not return. We'll see about the severity of the injury this week. LB Nate Gerry took over defensive play-calling in Bradham's absence and played a season-high 87% of the defensive snaps. Gerry hadn't previously reached 40% in a game this year.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (abdominal) is out again for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and Mack Hollins will continue to serve as Philly’s top 3 WRs.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson said Monday that RB Jordan Howard will continue to get the highest share of the team's carries going forward, according to Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia. That's not a surprise, given that Howard has topped Miles Sanders in carries for 2 straight weeks and scored rushing TDs in 3 straight. It's nice to have a coach come out and say it, though, so we don't have to guess as much at the committee breakdown. Pederson's revelation doesn't kill the fantasy outlook for Sanders, who garnered 5 of Philly's 6 RB pass targets in the win over the Jets. (Howard saw none.) Both will remain relevant, but treat Howard as the top option until further notice.

Eagles insider Jeff McLane considers WR DeSean Jackson (groin) "unlikely" to return for Week 6 after listening to HC Doug Pederson on Monday. Pederson said that D-Jax is still rehabbing and answered "we'll see" when asked if he'll be ready for Sunday's game against the Vikings. We'll keep an eye on Jackson this week, but fantasy owners should plan on being without him again.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson said Monday that RB Darren Sproles is "week to week" with a quad strain. Sproles has totaled just 6 carries and 2 targets over the past 3 weeks, so there's not much of a fantasy impact here. Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders will continue to share backfield duties in Philly.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (groin) is out for Sunday’s game against the Jets. He doesn’t seem particularly close to returning, but we’ll track his status next week. Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and Mack Hollins will serve as Philly’s top 3 WRs vs. New York.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (groin) did not practice and is still in the rehab process, HC Doug Pederson said. It doesn't sound like he'll play against the Jets this weekend. That'll again leave Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and Mack Hollins as Philly's top 3 WRs.

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) isn't listed on the final Week 4 injury report after full workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday. His matchup with a talented Packers secondary on Thursday night is a bigger concern than the calf injury. We have Jeffery ranked as a low-end WR3 this week. WR DeSean Jackson (groin) has been ruled out, so it figures to be Mack Hollins joining Jeffery on the outside with Nelson Agholor in the slot.

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) was listed as a full participant in Tuesday's practice. It was just a walk-through, but the listing suggests that Jeffery will be ready for his usual role against the Packers on Thursday night. It's a tough matchup, but Jeffery is back in the WR3 discussion.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson said Tuesday that he expects WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) to play against the Packers on Thursday night. We'll see how much Jeffery does in practice over the next 2 days, but we'd still consider him a high-risk, moderate-reward fantasy play vs. a tough pass defense. Jeffery's return dings WR Nelson Agholor's Week 4 projection.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson said Monday that he's "hopeful" WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) will be ready for Thursday night's game against the Packers. Despite being listed as questionable for Week 3, Jeffery didn't seem particularly close to playing vs. the Lions. We'll track his status over the next few days, but fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on having Jeffery in Week 4 lineups.

Eagles CB Ronald Darby left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury. HC Doug Pederson had no update on the situation Monday, according to Dave Spadaro of the team website. Darby looks like a poor bet to make it back for Thursday night's game against the Packers. That would seem to be good news for Green Bay WR Davante Adams, but Darby hasn't been very good so far this year: 15 catches for 211 yards and 2 TDs allowed on 22 targets, according to Pro Football Focus.

Eagles TE Dallas Goedert (calf) is active for today’s game against the Lions. Multiple Eagles beat writers said that he didn’t look close to 100% in pre-game warmups. Goedert shouldn’t be in Week 3 fantasy lineups.

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) is inactive for today’s game against the Lions. We’ll see if he’s able to return for Thursday night’s game against the Packers. With WR DeSean Jackson (groin) also out, Philly is down to Nelson Agholor, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Mack Hollins. Agholor is the best target bet and a solid Week 3 fantasy play. Arcega-Whiteside is the most exciting talent of the trio and is worth considering in DFS tournament lineups.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport calls Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) a "long shot" to play against the Lions today. "Though the team may give him the chance to work out and fight to see the field," Rapoport adds. Even if Jeffery ends up giving it a go, he'd be an extremely risky fantasy play. He should be on Week 3 benches. With DeSean Jackson out, Philly is down to Nelson Agholor, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Mack Hollins atop the fantasy depth chart. Agholor is the best fantasy bet, while Arcega-Whiteside is an intriguing DFS tournament flier.

Eagles TE Dallas Goedert (calf) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Lions. He returned to a limited practice on Friday, so he seems to have a better chance to play than WR Alshon Jeffery. Still, Goedert shouldn’t be in your Week 3 fantasy plans.

The Eagles have listed WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions. He didn't practice all week, but the team is evidently holding out hope that he'll be able to suit up this weekend. Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on having Jeffery in Week 3 lineups. We'll get his official game status by noon ET on Sunday.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (groin) has been ruled out for this weekend's game against the Lions. He's also expected to miss next Thursday night's clash with the Packers. HC Doug Pederson didn't rule out WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) or TE Dallas Goedert (calf) on Friday morning, but they still seem like long shots. We'll get another update this afternoon.

 
 
 

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