Gameday update: The Eagles WRs face a favorable matchup on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. The Browns’ pass defense has been susceptible to the big play this season and given up 252.2 yards per game. Therefore, it would be a travesty if you did not start Jalen Reagor or Travis Fulgham this week. Also, I do not think Alshon Jeffery makes a significant impact in this game but could see his snap count go up a few ticks. ESPN projects Reagor, Fulgham, and Jeffery to score 6.7, 8.2, and 1.6 fantasy points, respectively.
Last week was Alshon Jeffery first game in a long while, so his one target and 28 percent snap count makes sense. The question is, will Jeffery start to cut into Fulgham or Reagor’s work? Jalen Reagor and Travis Fulgham remained the main receivers while Greg Ward manned the slot. At this point, it’s difficult to see Jeffery passing Fulgham or Reagor for the forseable future.
Fantasy Football analysis: Eagles WRs Travis Fulgham, Jalen Reagor, Alshon Jeffery
The return of Reagor to the mix in Week 8 has hurt Fulgham, who was seeing double-digit targets with Reagor out. The last two weeks, their target numbers have been 13 for Reagor and 12 for Fulgham. Both were useful for fantasy in Week 9 against Dallas, but didn’t do much last week against the Giants.
This week they’ll take on the Browns, who rank 20th in DVOA against the pass and 23rd in standard scoring and 27th in PPR scoring to wide receivers. Thankfully they won’t be playing in a wind tunnel this weekend, so we should be able to get the most out of these receivers. Neither are smash plays with the targets getting thinned out, but both have enough ability to feel good about in this matchup.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Reagor and Fulgham as WR3s. Sit Jeffery.