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RB Corey Clement - Philadelphia Eagles

5-10, 220Born: 11-2-1994College: WisconsinDrafted: ---

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Clement appeared to be over his injury and had a strong red zone run to pay off for anyone who took a chance on him in Week 6. His weekly upside is still capped and relegates him to flex play status, but he should be valuable depth at the worst going forward.

Week 7: vs Carolina Panthers

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. In the aftermath of Jay Ajayi's injury, the Eagles will almost certainly keep to a committee approach on the ground. None of their backs are complete enough to plug in as a workhorse, and coach Doug Pedersen has preferred a multi-headed backfield in Philadelphia throughout his tenure. Wendell Smallwood should start again, with Corey Clement as the change of pace. Smallwood is somewhat intriguing, with his 4.67 per-carry average on the year, but he produced little in the lead role last Thursday against the Giants (just 51 yards on 18 rushes). Clement hasn't fared much better with heavy usage, going 16-56 and 11-43 (with a touchdown) over the last 2 weeks. And both will operate without the services of All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters, who could be done for the year. Game flow can always boost Eagles runners, but in a vacuum, they're shaping up as low-end flex plays for the bye weeks. Carolina's once-vaunted run defense has slipped majorly here in 2018. They're giving up the league's 10th-most yards per carry, and lead backs alone are ripping off 5.09 against them. Missed tackles have been a problem, though the return of Thomas Davis could help that. And up front, Dontari Poe is proving a run-game downgrade from Star Lotulelei. This is a defense built to pursue and play the pass, and it lacks a dominant nose to keep the dynamic linebackers free. Even Luke Kuechly has played at a depressed level thus far. This is still one of the most talented groups, but the results thus far have been rough, to say the least.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 vs IND 45 16 56 0 4 3 19 0 0 5.5
6 at NYG 26 11 43 1 3 3 26 0 0 12.9
7 vs CAR 0 8 6 0 2 2 16 0 0 1.2
7 vs CAR PROJ-Dodds * 11 * * 2 * * * *
7 vs CAR PROJ-Tremblay * 11 * * 3 * * * *
7 vs CAR PROJ-Bloom * 11 * * 3 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Corey Clement's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 6 vs NYG (11 / 43 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)

Clement remained in the secondary role to Wendell Smallwood, but was the more optimized running back in terms of opportunities. Clement saw more red zone and receiving work, including one notable drive where Clement gouged the Giants defense for an edge run in the red zone to the one-yard-line before finishing the drive with a goal line rushing plunge. Clement also added a 20-yard screen reception and a red zone catch. Despite Smallwood seeing 19 touches to Clement's 14, Clement had more impact and higher upside opportunities this week.

2018 Week 3 vs IND (16 / 56 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)

With Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles out against the Colts, Clement projected for a strong workload. He ended up with 19 touches, but the opening drives featured plenty of snaps from Wendell Smallwood and Clement looked to be a full-on committee. Clement remained on special teams, but was the clear better running back as he was the hurry-up back and broke three chunk runs breaking tackles along the way. Clement also had a 20-yard rush called back by penalty. Clement was in for one red zone drive but did not have any strong opportunities for a touchdown in the game. Even with a trimmed depth chart, Clement was in a heavy rotation with Smallwood and lacked clarity on his role beyond of a healthy mix of both backs atop the depth chart.

2018 Week 2 vs TB (6 / 30 / 1 rush, 6 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)

From Week 1, Clement was the significant uptick player with Darren Sproles out of the lineup against Tampa Bay. Clement's 11 touches led the Eagles backfield and showed the best combination of power, elusiveness, and hands of the group. A heavy majority of Clement's yardage was concentrated on three touches. Clement was outstanding in the screen game, gaining more than 30 yards total on two catches including eluding a defender. Clement showed a little bit of everything from perimeter runs to receiving and a power run to convert on short yardage. Beyond the box score Clement had a chunk run where he ran over a defender called back by a holding penalty. With Jay Ajayi's usage and snaps being heavily managed, Clement is becoming more impactful to the Eagles backfield by the week.

2018 Week 1 vs ATL (5 / 26 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Clement was mixed in with Darren Sproles as the primary running backs for the Eagles in the first half against Atlanta. Clement had a rough outing, however as he saw minimal holes created by the offensive line and regular penetration stopped his runs before they started. In the second half, Jay Ajayi took over with most of the snaps and Clement saw minimal time on the field. On one of his few opportunities, Clement exploited a huge interior hole on third-and-short for a long gain and setting the Eagles up in the red zone.


Latest News

Eagles | Corey Clement scores TD (Fri Oct 12, 12:39 AM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Corey Clement accounted for 43 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in the team's Week 6 win over the New York Giants. Clement added 26 yards as a receiver.

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Eagles | Corey Clement good to go (Wed Oct 10, 10:28 AM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Corey Clement (quadriceps) is 100 percent ready to go for Week 6 Thursday, Oct. 11, according to head coach Doug Pederson.

Our View: Clement has been down for a couple of weeks due to this injury. He returns to the lineup without Jay Ajayi who the team shut down for the year with a knee injury. Clement will compete with Wendell Smallwood for touches in the Eagles backfield on Thursday night against the Giants.
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Eagles | Corey Clement logs full practice (Tue Oct 9, 04:00 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Corey Clement (quadriceps) was a full practice participant Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Our View: It's a boost for the Eagles offense to get Clement back out there. He is going to compete with Wendell Smallwood to be the lead back for the Eagles now that Jay Ajayi (knee) is done for the year.
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Eagles | Corey Clement practicing Tuesday (Tue Oct 9, 12:35 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Corey Clement (quadriceps) was participating in the team's practice Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Our View: It's a good sign for Clement's return on Thursday night against the Giants. The team is likely to use Clement and Wendell Smallwood in a RBBC now that Jay Ajayi is out for the year with a knee injury.
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Eagles | Corey Clement a full participant (Mon Oct 8, 08:02 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Corey Clement (quadriceps) fully participated in the team's walkthrough Monday, Oct. 8.

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