WR Alshon Jeffery - Philadelphia Eagles
|6-3, 216||Born: 2-14-1990||College: South Carolina||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2012|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Alshon Jeffery's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 19 vs NO (8 / 5 / 63 / 0 rec)
Jeffery led the team in receiving in the playoff loss to the Saints, but had a slant target zip through his hands in the closing minutes, turning into a game-clinching interception for the Saints and a season-ending mistake for the Eagles. Jeffery was a key contributor early in the game as the Eagles rose to a 14-point first quarter lead, showing strong chemistry with Nick Foles on timing and high point plays. Jeffery converted a key back shoulder target on third down early, but everything turned contested and difficult over the final three quarters as the Saints surged to the victory. Jeffery's salary cap hit balloons in 2019 and Golden Tate and Jordan Matthews are notable free agents on the depth chart.
2018 Week 18 vs CHI (9 / 6 / 82 / 0 rec)
Jeffery led the team in receiving, consistently providing big plays amidst a muted offensive performance. Jeffery made two critical third-down conversions, including a red zone catch on the Eagles' game-winning touchdown drive in the closing minutes. Jeffery had two opportunities thwarted which would have added to his already quality game. First, Jeffery had a one-on-one target down the sideline but was unable to corral the contested pass. Finally, Jeffery had a third-down end zone target tipped away. Jeffery has shown a quality connection with Nick Foles and the duo continues to develop trust in small windows and contested situations.
2018 Week 17 vs WAS (5 / 5 / 59 / 1 rec)
Jeffery had a modest game by the box score, but produced two highlight plays for the Eagles passing game against Washington. Jeffery hauled in Nick Foles' best throw of the game, a perfect over-the-shoulder delivery for a third-down conversion. Later, Jeffery did the heavy lifting with a highly contested end zone target for a touchdown with Josh Norman all over Jeffery in coverage. Jeffery held on with strong hands for the highlight score. While a quiet season overall, Jeffery finishes the year two touchdowns and a 160-yard game among his performances over the final month.
2018 Week 16 vs HOU (5 / 3 / 82 / 0 rec)
Despite five targets, his second-fewest of the season, Jeffery made three impressive plays including a yards-after-catch explosion for more than 50 yards on a post route. Jeffery also made a critical seam reception on the game-winning drive and a high-point slant earlier in the game. Jeffery's volume was tempered considering the Eagles logged 50 passes in the game, but his efficiency and big-play rate was at a high level.
2018 Week 15 vs LAR (8 / 8 / 160 / 0 rec)
Jeffery was the highlight for the new look Eagles offense with Nick Foles at quarterback. Jeffery led the team in targets and collected more than half the team's receiving yardage as Zach Ertz was firmly held in check by the Rams. Jeffery's chemistry with the bold-throwing Foles was sublime as Jeffery corralled all four of his deeper targets from Foles. Jeffery exceled in high-point opportunities, including a deep underthrow by Foles as he was hit on the play but Jeffery came back to the pass to seize it from the defensive backs. Jeffery also had a reception called back in the game. The only thing missing from Jeffery's big game was a touchdown opportunity as all of Jeffery's big plays were in the middle of the field without after-the-catch angles to take one to the end zone.
2018 Week 14 vs DAL (9 / 6 / 50 / 1 rec)
After a host of middling games since the addition of Golden Tate, Jeffery led the Eagles in targets against the Cowboys and found the end zone for the first time since Week 7, a drought of five games. The field is shrinking on Jeffery as deep opportunities are fleeting for the contested catch maven. Jeffery converted his touchdown opportunities on a in-cut at the goal line, schemed to create separation by the inside receiver blocking for Jeffery. His solid game could have been more impactful but three drops left production on the field with one being on third down and another deeper down the field.
2018 Week 13 vs WAS (5 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Jeffery was a distant fourth on the team in targets against Washington, but did convert two third down targets among his opportunities. Jeffery's touchdown drought continues, spanning five games and 18 receptions currently, as his lone touchdown opportunity was a goal line slant route which was thrown behind him by Carson Wentz resulting in an interception. With Zach Ertz and Golden Tate dominating targets in recent weeks, Jeffery has morphed into an ancillary target for the Eagles.
2018 Week 12 vs NYG (3 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Jeffery was a distant fourth on the team in targets against the Giants, but did draw a defensive pass interference penalty and have a high point reception called back by penalty. All of Jeffery's targets were of the short variety and his lone big-play opportunity was on his own accord with yards-after-catch following a hitch reception. With Zach Ertz and Golden Tate funneled targets, Jeffery's status in the Eagles' pecking order was concerning this week. Jeffery has not surpassed 50 receiving yards in four straight games. Washington offered an exploitable matchup in Week 13.
2018 Week 11 vs NO (5 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Jeffery had a single catch in the first half against the Saints before adding two nice plays in the second half of note. Jeffery adjusted to a pass behind him on a slant route and later snagged a ball away from his body. Jeffery has been largely forgettable the past two games with Golden Tate added to the mix after a hot start to his injury-shortened season.
2018 Week 10 vs DAL (8 / 4 / 48 / 0 rec)
Jeffery's performance against Dallas was up and down. He struggled to separate overall with two notable targets broken up by defensive backs. A third missed connection was the fault of Carson Wentz, who was late on a deep sideline throw, after Jeffery was wide open earlier on the route. Jeffery exceled corralling low throws with two such receptions in the game plus added a back shoulder catch late in the game. With Zach Ertz doubling Jeffery's target number this week and Golden Tate added to the mix, Jeffery's lead receiver status is flimsy at best heading forward.
2018 Week 8 vs JAX (5 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
As the Eagles spread the ball around in the passing game against Jacksonville, Jeffery had a tempered game with five targets, his lowest mark since returning to the lineup in Week 4. Jeffery converted a pair of third downs on his most impactful receptions, plus added quality separation from Jalen Ramsey on a deeper out route catch. After the Eagles' Week 9 bye, Jeffery gets another stiff defensive test with the Cowboys.
2018 Week 7 vs CAR (10 / 7 / 88 / 1 rec)
Jeffery was outstanding against the Panthers, logging his third game of at least seven receptions in the month since returning to the Eagles lineup from injury. Jeffery converted a fourth down out route early in the game plus separated with ease on a red zone out route touchdown. Jeffery converted a contested high-point target plus broke a tackle after the catch on another occasion. Beyond the box score, Jeffery added a long defensive pass interference penalty on the Eagles' final drive. With Nelson Agholor seeing most of his usage within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage, Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz are the intermediate targets for Carson Wentz on a weekly basis.
2018 Week 6 vs NYG (12 / 8 / 74 / 2 rec)
Jeffery has been peppered in his three games since returning to the lineup and this week's win over the Giants was no different with 12 targets (33% of the team targets) this week. Jeffery logged two touchdowns with a goal line slant and arguably Carson Wentz's best throw of the game across his body on a third down in the red zone. However, Jeffery did leave production on the field with two drops on short-to-intermediate targets. Beyond the box score, Jeffery added a defensive pass interference penalty. Jeffery draws a softer Panthers secondary next week after an outstanding showing against the usually-stingy Giants pass defense.
2018 Week 5 vs MIN (8 / 2 / 39 / 0 rec)
It was a tough game for Jeffery against the Vikings. After his Week 4 debut was such a positive one, this comes as a disappointment considering his eight targets from Carson Wentz. Jeffery did not see a target until the late second quarter, promptly dropping a full extension target on third-and-long. Jeffery's two receptions were impactful, however, with a 30+ yard catch as Carson Wentz moved back in the pocket and a fourth down laser to a diving Jeffery in the red zone, a must-have play in the fourth quarter. Jeffery logged another drop late in the game on third-and-long, taking a big hit in the process in field goal range. While the clear No.2 target to Zach Ertz this week, Jeffery had the fifth-most receiving yards on the team.
2018 Week 4 vs TEN (9 / 8 / 105 / 1 rec)
Jeffery saw his 2018 season debut against the Titans, a much-needed addition to the Eagles up-and-down wide receiver corps. While Nelson Agholor saw more targets, Jeffery was far more efficient. Jeffery started out with an impact, securing a down-the-sideline target for 30+ yards, one of Carson Wentz's better throws on the day. Jeffery saw two end zone targets, hauling in one with an impressive high-point in traffic. The chemistry with Wentz was also impressive as the pair connected on a back-shoulder throw.
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