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Week 2 vs. NO
Receiving: 2 / 12 / 0 on 3 targets
Maclin hardly contributed to the Philadelphia effort in Week 2, but his upside is if and when Kevin Curtis finally admits that he is not at full strength and he gets a shot to step in for Curtis. Until then, Maclin is behind Curtis, DeSean Jackson and even Jason Avant and has little or no fantasy value.
Week 3 vs. KC
Rushing: 1 / -1 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 33 / 0 on 6 targets
Jeremy Maclin did not show much explosion in Week 3 against Kansas City. Maclin started in place of the inactive Kevin Curtis (knee injury) but did not do more than grab a few short passes over the middle or on the sideline for 5-11 yards at a clip. Maclin had a target at the goal line but Kevin Kolb threw behind him on a crossing route, which not only cost Maclin his first NFL touchdown but left him open for a hard shot from the safety in the back that likely hurt him enough to slow him down for the rest of the game. Maclin now gets two weeks to learn more of that complicated playbook and shake off that hit.
Week 5 vs. TB
Receiving: 6 / 142 / 2 on 8 targets
Maclin started his second game in a row thanks in part to Kevin Curtis' injury woes. Maclin started in place of Curtis in Week 5 against Tampa Bay and he exploded on the first offensive play of the game for the Eagles, catching a strong 51-yard touchdown pass from Donovan McNabb that found him beating single coverage at the goal line. Maclin continued his huge performance with another deep score off of a "bunch" formation (two receivers tight to the offensive line on either side of the tackles) where Maclin went another 40 yards down the middle of the field. Maclin still is not running polished routes, grabbing most of yards on deep "go" patterns or simple curl plays, but as long as the rookie continues to work well with McNabb to get open when he gets his chances, he will see plenty of action. Maclin demonstrated his upside potential against the Bucs and he will be working hard the rest of the way to keep up both his playing time and his production.
Week 6 vs. OAK
Receiving: 1 / 6 / 0 on 6 targets
Maclin started once again for the Eagles as Kevin Curtis was inactive, but the young rookie returned to reality after his big week last week. Maclin had several targets that were attempts to either go deep or stretch the field, but either they were inaccurate or Maclin was not open enough to make a play. Maclin is not a consistent enough option right now to be a consistent fantasy starter, but in a good matchup he makes for a "high risk, high reward" type of flex starter.
Week 7 vs. WAS
Receiving: 5 / 53 / 0 on 7 targets
Maclin got the most targets of any Eagle receiver. They were mostly quick throws - slant and screens that allowed Maclin to make things happen after the catch. He didn't, and he didn't look very elusive and tentative in the open field. Maclin did throw a block downfield to make Jackson's long run into a touchdown, and he also made a heady comeback to the sidelines when McNabb broke the pocket for one of his best gains on the night. Maclin did get behind the defense once, but McNabb was looking for Jackson over the middle instead.
Week 8 vs. NYG
Receiving: 4 / 47 / 1 on 4 targets
Rookie wide receiver Jeremy Maclin started once again, and he is likely to be in that role the rest of the year for the Eagles. Maclin put up solid numbers in Week 8 against the Giants, racking up four catches on several shorter routes with a 23-yard leaping grab for a touchdown with less than a minute to go in the first half. The young pass catcher is still learning the complicated Philadelphia offense but is enough of a playmaker in a dynamic pass-first offense to be a solid fantasy contributor most weeks.
Week 9 vs. DAL
Receiving: 3 / 44 / 0 on 9 targets
Jeremy Maclin started for the Eagles at wide receiver, a spot he is likely to remain in all year with Kevin Curtis out indefinitely. Maclin had his first target of the night ricochet off of his helmet for an interception by Dallas on a ball thrown way too hard and high by Donovan McNabb. Maclin led all Eagles with nine targets but McNabb was not accurate at all on the night. The Cowboys covered the pass well and limited Maclin to just 44 yards and no catch beyond 15 yards in length.
Week 10 vs. SD
Rushing: 1 / -6 / 0
Receiving: 6 / 76 / 1 on 8 targets
Maclin teamed with DeSean Jackson and Jason Avant to wreak havoc on the San Diego secondary in this game. Despite that, the Eagles were never really in the game until a brief time late in the fourth quarter. It appeared as if the Chargers were all too willing to allow this threesome to run wild all over the middle of the field, and Maclin benefitted greatly from the lax coverage afforded him by San Diego. Late in the game as the Eagles began their comeback attempt, Maclin broke free in the back corner of the end zone and managed to keep his toes inbounds for a short score. It didn't seem as if McNabb was throwing to one guy over the other out of these three; they were fairly interchangeable both in number of catches and targets as well as the routes they were running.
Week 11 vs. CHI
Receiving: 6 / 64 / 0 on 9 targets
Maclin is clearly an emerging player in this offense, and it was put on display once again in week 11. He lined up in different spots on the line throughout the game, doing his best work out of the slot on quick slant patterns vs. bump and run coverage. Maclin wasn't able to find much space to utilize his athleticism; however he managed to turn in a solid game finishing with 6 catches for 64 yards.
Week 12 vs. WAS
Receiving: 5 / 63 / 0 on 7 targets
Jeremy Maclin stepped up for the injured DeSean Jackson in the second half, grabbing a nice over-the-shoulder catch for a 35-yard gain in the fourth quarter on the drive that set up the game-winning field goal. Maclin added a few other grabs on the day but the bigger concern for the Eagles could be the loss of DeSean Jackson if his concussion keeps him out of next week's game. If that is the case then Maclin is likely to see more targets next week against Atlanta.
Week 13 vs. ATL
Receiving: 4 / 83 / 0 on 6 targets
Jeremy Maclin hurt his foot early in the game on a punt return as he tripped over himself during the runback and could not go on the first Philadelphia possession. Maclin returned to the starting lineup shortly after a brief rest and contributed well as a receiver, grabbing four of six targets on the day to lead all Eagles in targets, catches and yardage. Maclin converted a short pass into a huge 56-yard play in the second quarter by showing his excellent speed in open spaces after the catch. Maclin will continue to be the top target until DeSean Jackson returns to the lineup.
Week 14 vs. NYG
Jeremy Maclin inured his foot again in Week 14, tearing his plantar fascia against the Giants on Sunday night. Maclin had to be carted off of the field although the injury was kept relatively quiet as Maclin was not on the field when he was carted away. Maclin is likely to miss at least a few weeks and may be out for some of the playoffs as well --- be sure to check injury updates on his status --- but for now Maclin is no longer able to start for the Eagles.
Week 16 vs. DEN
Receiving: 6 / 92 / 0 on 10 targets
Jeremy Maclin returned to action in Week 16 for the Eagles to catch six balls for 92 yards against Denver. Maclin had been suffering from a tear in his foot but he looked as quick and as fast as he was before the injury. Maclin was the key target late in the game as he made a spectacular grab along the left sideline for a 27-yard gain where he barely kept his toes in bounds. The catch set up the game-winning field goal for Philadelphia. Both the Eagles and Maclin will be at full strength for the showdown with the Cowboys in Week 17.
Week 17 vs. DAL
Receiving: 3 / 47 / 0 on 7 targets
Rookie Jeremy Maclin started once again for the Eagles in Week 17, ending his rookie season with just three catches for 47 yards against Dallas. Maclin was open for a big gain in the second quarter over the middle but Donovan McNabb threw well behind him, costing them at least a 20-yard gain. Maclin and the rest of the Eagles must gear up for a big playoff tilt next Saturday back in Dallas.
Week 18 vs. DAL
Receiving: 7 / 146 / 1 on 12 targets
Maclin got away from his man after a nice throw from Michael Vick to go 73 yards for a TD and tie the game at seven. He also had some nice moves in the open field to get a long gain in garbage time. He has made strides this year and should be a strong #2 to Jackson's #1 next year.