- He’s a true playmaker, and the most gifted wideout the Eagles have had in some time. An often dynamic weapon down the field, Jeffery has shown – at times – the ability to maximize his opportunities into WR1-level production. From 2013-15, he averaged 5.6 receptions, 82.0 yards, and 0.51 touchdowns per game.
- He’s playing for a contract (again). The fantasy community is generally split on whether this is a major boon, but the fact is that individual player motivations are unknowable mysteries that tend to belong on #NarrativeStreet. Still, Jeffery has every motivation to stay healthy and produce in 2017. He reportedly turned down a multi-year offer from the Vikings in favor of a one-year “prove it” deal, so he’s betting on himself to cash in long-term.
- Last year’s Eagles showed a propensity to throw and throw plenty. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz surprisingly threw 607 passes in 2016. The addition of Jeffery suggests that, while that number may not hold for 2017, the team probably won’t be cutting it tremendously. Wentz should still finish with top-12 passing volume, and Jeffery could conceivably draw upwards of 22-23% of that volume. Still…