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Eagles RB Miles Sanders suffered a left knee injury in the Wild Card loss to the Seahawks. He was in a brace and on crutches on Monday but told reporters that he doesn't need surgery. We'll keep an eye on this, but it doesn't sound like something that'll impact his offseason. Sanders figures to fly off the board early in 2020 fantasy drafts after totaling 716 yards and 4 TDs over his final 7 games.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz sustained a concussion in the 1st half of Sunday's Wild Card loss to the Seahawks. It shouldn't impact his offseason but is worth filing away in case of another head injury. This was Wentz's 1st documented concussion.

3:01pm EST 1/5/20

Eagles TE Zach Ertz is officially active for today's Wild Card game against the Seahawks. He's a risk/reward fantasy option playing through a cracked rib and lacerated kidney.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz has been cleared to play in Sunday's Wild Card game against the Seahawks. He'll be doing so through what's been reported as a cracked rib and lacerated kidney. Ertz is clearly at risk of being limited and/or knocked out of this game, making him a shaky fantasy play. Dallas Goedert remains our top-ranked TE on the slate.

NBC Philadelphia's John Clark hears that there's "optimism" that Eagles TE Zach Ertz (kidney, rib) will play against the Seahawks on Sunday. "He has passed some very stringent tests, will need to pass some more to be cleared," Clark adds. We'll continue to keep an eye out for updates -- but we just adjusted our Wild Card Round projections for both Ertz and TE Dallas Goedert.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (ankle) put in a full practice on Friday and isn't listed on the final injury report for this weekend's game against the Seahawks. He seems to be in better shape health-wise than we initially thought. Sanders now looks like a more interesting play for both your playoff-long fantasy leagues and the Wild Card DFS slate.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson said Friday that TE Zach Ertz (rib, kidney) still hasn't been cleared for contact. Pederson added that Ertz is scheduled for more tests on Saturday to determine whether he can play vs. Seattle. We'll look for another update on his status then.

The "plan" is for Eagles RB Miles Sanders (ankle) to play against the Seahawks on Sunday, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Sanders missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday but is expected to get on the field tomorrow. "The issue has been inflammation. He is improving," Fowler adds. Check back tomorrow for another update on the rookie.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (ankle) didn't practice on Wednesday. The Philadelphia media seems generally optimistic about Sanders' availability for this weekend's game against the Seahawks, but we'd still consider him truly questionable at this point. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson said Wednesday morning that TE Zach Ertz still hasn't been cleared for contact. He's reportedly dealing with both a lacerated kidney and a cracked rib. The kidney is the bigger issue and has Ertz iffy for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson labeled RB Miles Sanders (ankle) "day-to-day," adding "we got good news on him." It sounds like the rookie avoided a serious injury and has a real chance to play in Sunday's Wild Card game against the Seahawks. We'll monitor his status throughout this week.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero calls Eagles RB Miles Sanders' (ankle) status "TBD" for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Seahawks. The rookie is scheduled for an MRI on his sprained ankle, so we should have a better idea of his status within the next 24 hours. If Sanders can't play vs. Seattle, Boston Scott would be the best bet for touches in Philadelphia's backfield, ahead of Jordan Howard.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders suffered a left ankle injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Giants and is officially questionable to return. The rookie's absence leaves Philly with RBs Boston Scott and Jordan Howard, who just returned from his shoulder injury.

Update: Sanders has been ruled out.

Eagles CB Jalen Mills (ankle) is inactive for today's game against the Giants. That leaves a shaky Philly secondary without its 2 outside starters, with CB Ronald Darby landing on IR with a hip flexor injury. It's a nice matchup for Giants outside WRs Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz suffered a lacerated kidney in last week's win over the Cowboys, in addition to a cracked rib, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Ertz won't play against the Giants today but hasn't been ruled out if Philly advances to Wild Card Weekend, per Rapoport.

The Weather.com forecast for East Rutherford, N.J., calls for the chance of rain ramping up in the 4 p.m. ET hour and then climbing every hour thereafter today. That, of course, is the home of MetLife Stadium, where the Giants will host the Eagles for the regular-season finale. The forecast doesn't call for much wind, which historically impacts passing games more than rain. But keep the conditions in mind if you're down to splitting hairs on a close decision or 2 for your fantasy football lineup.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Giants. It’s a bit of a surprise after he played through the fractured rib last week. Ertz’s absence means an every-down role for TE Dallas Goedert — and likely more targets for guys like WR Greg Ward and RB Miles Sanders.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (ribs) won't practice on Thursday, HC Doug Pederson said. We won't be surprised if he sits out Friday, too, with that fractured rib. We're still expecting Ertz to play in this weekend's win-and-in game against the Giants, but he'll be a risky TE1 in fantasy lineups.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz suffered a fractured rib in yesterday's win over the Cowboys, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Ertz played through the injury but was in obvious discomfort and finished with just 4 catches on 6 targets for 28 yards. We're assuming he'll suit up for Sunday's must-win game against the Giants but will monitor his status this week.

5:12pm EST 12/22/19

Eagles TE Zach Ertz suffered a rib injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He headed back to the locker room with trainers and officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for an update.

Update: Ertz returned in the 2nd quarter.

 
 
 

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