Shark Bites

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) remained sidelined on Thursday. Don't bank on him playing against the Cowboys on Sunday night. That'd leave Boston Scott as Philly's lead back -- and a borderline RB1 in fantasy lineups.

Eagles WR Jalen Reagor (thumb) will return for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys, according to insider Geoff Mosher. The rookie has been out since Week 2 after surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. It's unclear how big a role he'll play in the 1st game back -- but he should at least be in game shape considering this wasn't a lower-body injury. Reagor is worth a look as a WR4 or flex in this plus matchup.

Eagles LB Nathan Gerry sat out Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury. That came as a bit of a surprise after Gerry played all but 5 snaps in last Thursday's win over the Giants. Missing practice after the long layoff seems to make it particularly noteworthy. We'll keep an eye on how his week progresses.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) remained sidelined on Wednesday. That doesn't bode well for his chances of returning for Sunday night's game vs. the Cowboys. Philly probably thinks it can win that game without Sanders -- and then comes a bye week. Sanders' absence would again leave Boston Scott as the Eagles' lead back.

The Eagles have designated TE Dallas Goedert to return from IR. That means Goedert will start practicing with the team this week. Philly will have 3 weeks to decide whether to activate him in full. We'll see if Goedert can make it back onto the active roster for this weekend, but it still seems more likely that he remains out until the other side of the Week 9 bye.

The Eagles have activated WR Jalen Reagor (thumb) from IR. He's about 5 weeks removed from a torn UCL that was expected to sideline him for 6-8 weeks. Don't bank on the rookie playing against the Cowboys on Sunday night, but it looks like he's on track to return after the Week 9 bye. He's worth stashing now, with the chance to grab a big role for an Eagles pass-catching corps still dealing with a ton of injuries.

Update: The team has activated the 21-day practice window for Reagor. That means the Eagles have 3 weeks to decide whether to bring him back from IR or shut him down for the season. So that means we could see the rookie back on the active roster in time for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys ... or we could be waiting until after the Week 9 bye. We'll watch him through the week.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that Eagles WR DeSean Jackson suffered a non-displaced fracture to his right ankle in Thursday night's loss to the Giants -- a "similar injury" to that suffered by teammate Dallas Goedert. Jackson's expected to miss 6-8 weeks. Garafolo reports that he's "highly motivated to get back this year and next." With just 9 weeks remaining in the fantasy football regular season for most leagues, though, you can drop Jackson. The injury extends the window for WR Travis Fulgham to maintain his role. We'll see about the upcoming returns of other Eagles pass-catchers.

The Eagles believe WR DeSean Jackson suffered a high-ankle sprain in Thursday night's win over the Giants, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. D-Jax is getting an MRI on Friday to confirm. He figures to miss multiple weeks with this latest injury and is droppable in fantasy leagues.

Update: Jackson has been placed on IR, so he'll miss at least the next 3 games.

Eagles TE Dallas Goedert (ankle) will "potentially return" by Week 10, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports. It's the first real timetable we've gotten on Goedert since he was placed on IR with a small fracture in his ankle on September 29. Goedert remains worth stashing on fantasy rosters, but it sounds like you'll need to wait a few more weeks for him. With TE Zach Ertz (ankle) also expected to be out until at least Week 10, Richard Rodgers will operate as Philly's lead TE for at least next week's game vs. Dallas. (The Eagles have a Week 9 bye.) Rodgers hauled in 6 of 8 targets for a team-high 85 yards in Thursday night's win over the Giants.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson left in the 4th quarter of Thursday night's game against the Giants with an injury to his right leg. Jackson's leg got stuck underneath him and twisted on a late hit during a punt return. We'll see about the severity of the injury, but Jackson left the field with the help of 2 trainers while putting no weight on his right foot.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that the Eagles expect TE Zach Ertz to miss "about" 4-6 weeks. That extends the timeline beyond the initial 3-4 week projection. This makes Ertz droppable in many fantasy football leagues, especially considering the disappointing production before he went down. The dearth of healthy starters in Philadelphia's offense makes TE Richard Rodgers a viable PPR lineup option until Dallas Goedert returns.

As expected, Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Giants. Consider him questionable for Week 8. Sanders' absence tomorrow will leave Boston Scott as Philly's lead back, with Corey Clement as the #2.

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery is out for Thursday night's game against the Giants. He's now listed on the injury report with a calf, in addition to the foot. Jeffery's absence ensures that Travis Fulgham will remain Philly's starting 'X' receiver this week.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) isn't listed on the final Week 7 injury report after putting in a full practice on Wednesday. He'll return for Thursday night's game against the Giants after missing the past 3 weeks. Ideally you can wait to see D-Jax make it through a game healthy before throwing him back into fantasy lineups. But he has big-play upside whenever he's out there, so he's a fine Week 7 flier.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that the Eagles expect RB Miles Sanders to miss Thursday night's game against the Giants with the knee injury that knocked him out early against the Ravens. We'll see about Sanders' return timeline beyond that. Boston Scott should be picked up this week just about anywhere he's available. Expect him to land inside the top 30 RBs across formats in our Week 7 fantasy football rankings. Corey Clement could be a pickup option for deeper leagues, but he has done little this season. Even with Sanders out at Washington in Week 1 and Scott's production lacking, Clement went just 6-19 rushing and caught 2 passes for 2 yards.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter says Sanders is expected to miss 1-2 weeks.

The Eagles expect TE Zach Ertz to miss 3-4 weeks with the ankle injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. TE Dallas Goedert is eligible to come off IR for Week 7, if his injured ankle is ready. If Goedert isn't ready, then Richard Rodgers would figure to operate as the lead TE for Thursday night's game against the Giants. Ertz can be dropped in shallower fantasy leagues that don't have IR spots. He currently sits just 17th among TEs in PPR points, and Goedert should return before Ertz does, based on Mortensen's timeline.

Update: Adam Schefter adds that it's a high-ankle sprain for Ertz.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz was knocked out of Sunday's game vs. the Ravens with an ankle injury. We'll look for an update on the severity. TE Dallas Goedert (ankle) is eligible to come off IR next week, although it's unclear if he's ready.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders injured his knee at the end of a long run in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Ravens. He's since been ruled out. We'll look for an update on Sanders' injury tonight.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Eagles expect to get WR DeSean Jackson back for Thursday night's game against the Giants. Jackson is out for today's game against the Ravens, which will be his 3rd straight contest lost to a hamstring injury. We'll watch practice reports on Jackson heading into Week 7, but he should be in fantasy consideration for that matchup. The return of any deep threat can only help the fantasy outlook for QB Carson Wentz.

Eagles CB Darius Slay (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against Baltimore. Word from Philadelphia media is that he has cleared the league protocol and just needs to remain symptom-free to be able to play in the game. We'll update his status Sunday morning. CB Avonte Maddox (ankle) has been ruled out.

 
 
 

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