Earlier this season, Travis Fulgham was the Philadelphia Eagles’ best wide receiver and top target for quarterback Carson Wentz. However, since the bye week, rookie Jalen Reagor has become the team’s top receiving option.
Fantasy Football analysis: Eagles WR Jalen Reagor, Greg Ward, Alshon Jeffery
After missing a few games earlier this season due to a thumb injury, rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor has seen a consistent target share over the last few weeks. In the Eagles’ last five contests, the first-round pick has recorded 14 receptions (24 targets) for 190 yards, but zero touchdowns.
However, he does have a punt return touchdown on his resume, which happened in Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers. Last week against the Saints, Reagor had two receptions (four targets) for 46 yards. He also had 19 rushing, which equaled out to 6.5 fantasy points.
Meanwhile, veteran wide receiver Alshon Jeffery had the Eagles’ lone touchdown reception in last week’s game versus the Saints. Despite the touchdown, Jeffery isn’t a reliable option during the fantasy football playoffs. Lastly, Greg Ward Jr. was a solid fantasy option earlier this season. But due to his inconsistent target share over these last few weeks, Ward Jr. is not worth a FLEX play.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start — Jalen Reagor as a WR3/FLEX
Sit — Alshon Jeffery
Sit — Greg Ward Jr.