WR Alshon Jeffery - Philadelphia Eagles
|6-3, 216||Born: 2-14-1990||College: South Carolina||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2012|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 2): Jeffery was a monster in his first game back from injury. The Dolphins matchup gets some of the credit but the Giants matchup this week isn't much tougher. Watch the injury report as he was a little gimpy at the end of the game.
Week 14: vs New York Giants
FBG says: Great matchup. Philadelphia's struggling passing attack finally got back on the board last week with just its second 300-yard passing day of the season, and its first since Week 1. Volume-wise, the Eagles' pass offense grades as a middle-of-the-road unit, lacking eye-popping volume, yardage, touchdown, or interception totals. However, they rank 23rd in the NFL in net yards per attempt, which encapsulates the unit's overall struggles to move the ball efficiently through the air. Quarterback Carson Wentz's main issues in 2019 have been due to a lack of chemistry and trust with his backup receivers, as their starters have struggled to remain healthy. With Alshon Jeffery returning to action last weekend, Wentz looked his way early and often, peppering him with 16 targets, connecting 9 times for 137 yards and a score. Elsewhere, Dallas Goedert continues to grow in Philadelphia's passing attack, especially as Zach Ertz battles a hamstring injury. Ertz's passing volume will likely tail off in the coming weeks from the double-digit target numbers he posted in November, as the Eagles' receiving corps returns to near-full-strength. A potentially-lingering hamstring injury could also limit his role in the team's aerial attack, leading to increased action for Goedert. Expect Carson Wentz to rely heavily upon his established pass-catchers, like Jeffery, Goedert, and Ertz, if he is fully-healthy, down the stretch this season, as the team vies for an unwarranted spot in the playoffs. The New York Giants, considering they frequently are playing from behind, rarely face pass-heavy offensive attacks. Through 12 games, the Giants have defended the 6th fewest pass attempts in the league, yet they have allowed the 8th-most passing yards, 8th most passing touchdowns, and the 2nd most net yards per attempt in the league. In all, there is very little to get excited about on this defense, aside from one shining rookie in the secondary. Along the defensive line, Leonard Williams, whom the Giants acquired from in-town rivals, the New York Jets, is the team's most effective pass-rusher. However, even his pass-rushing numbers have not been too impressive this season, grading as a slightly-above-average pass-rusher during his time with the Giants. The glaring weakness of this unit is in the defensive backfield. New York's secondary is one of the worst in the NFL, and their struggles are the primary reason that the Giants rank amongst the league's worst pass defenses this season. Rookie DeAndre Baker has struggled during his time as a starter for the Giants, and opposite him, Janoris Jenkins has not been much better. These two grade as one of the worst cornerback pairs in the NFL against the pass, as they've allowed 8 100-yard receivers this season. Julian Love, a rookie safety out of Notre Dame, is the lone bright spot on this defense. Love, filling in for the injured Jabrill Peppers, has played just over two full games of NFL action, but he has impressed throughout that time. His emergence could bolster one of the league's weakest pass defenses down the stretch. Overall, expect Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles' passing attack to build some momentum in Week 14 against another porous pass defense as they try to creep up on the Dallas Cowboys atop the NFC East.
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
2019 Week 13 vs MIA (16 / 9 / 137 / 1 rec)
Jeffery returned to the lineup for the Eagles injury-riddled wide receiver group against Miami and more than doubled the targets of any other player in the road loss. Jeffery was an intermediate route maven and the chemistry with Carson Wentz was pronounced. Jeffery extended on a contested seam route to make a chunk gain and powered through a defender on a red zone hitch later for a touchdown. Jeffery added two deeper route receptions in the second half and drew a long defensive pass interference penalty in addition to his season-high performance. The Giants offers another exploitable matchup for Jeffery next week.
2019 Week 9 vs CHI (8 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)
Jeffery had an up-and-down game against his former Chicago team, logging an ugly third-down drop but also corralling a contested catch. Jeffery's lone big play opportunity game when he was wide open down the sideline, but Carson Wentz overthrew the big-bodied receiver. Jeffery had no touchdown opportunities in the game.
2019 Week 8 vs BUF (6 / 4 / 64 / 0 rec)
In a low-volume attack against Buffalo, Jeffery led the team with six targets. Much of his production came on a perfect deep throw from Carson Wentz for 38 yards. Jeffery flashed his ball skills on a full-extension grab on another occasion and Jeffery added a third-down deep out route conversion as well. Jeffery had a 50/50 back shoulder target which was not converted. Jeffery has been a consistent intermediate target for the Eagles this season but looks to have lost a step or two from his prime to expect consistent big plays or a legitimate vertical dimension to the offense.
2019 Week 7 vs DAL (5 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)
Jeffery led the team in targets, but with a modest total of five as the Eagles struggled to maintain scoring drives in the blowout loss at Dallas. Jeffery's lone impact play was Carson Wentz's best throw of the game, a sideline pass between defenders to Jeffery. Jeffery also dropped a chunk reception and did not have a chance to corral a too-tall target from Wentz in the end zone. The Bills offer another tough test in Week 8 for Jeffery to top 80 yards for the first time this season.
2019 Week 6 vs MIN (12 / 10 / 76 / 1 rec)
Jeffery paced the Eagles with 12 targets against the Vikings on a myriad of routes. Early in the game everything was short for Jeffery, collecting four receptions by the opening minutes of the second quarter. Jeffery was also stuffed on two screen passes in the game. Jeffery had three catches of highlight quality, however, showing flashes of his earlier-career dominance at times. Jeffery controlled a stick throw from an improvising Carson Wentz at the goal line and hauled in a trust throw between the pair in a contested downfield situation right over the defensive back. Over the past three games Jeffery has a hearty 29 targets and 19-166-2 stat line since returning from injury.
2019 Week 5 vs NYJ (8 / 6 / 52 / 0 rec)
Jeffery led the Eagles with a sturdy eight targets against the Jets, but not do much down the field. Jeffery turned a smoke screen into a 10-yard gain and corralled a red zone slant to convert a third down. However, the field has shrunk for the older veteran through three games as he is averaging less than 1- yards-per-reception and not seeing many targets to the intermediate and deep levels of the field. DeSean Jackson returning to the lineup, projected soon, offers bigger openings for Jeffery to work for after-the-catch opportunities.
2019 Week 4 vs GB (9 / 3 / 38 / 1 rec)
Jeffery returned to the Eagles lineup against the Packers with DeSean Jackson still notably out with injury. Jeffery did not see a target until the second quarter but led the team with 33% of the targets for the game overall. Jeffery had an up-and-down game in his return and the connection with Carson Wentz was hit-and-miss. Jeffery dropped a slant after a wide-open touchdown on the same route earlier in the first half. Jeffery also had two contested targets tipped away by defenders. With a chance to ice the game in the closing minutes, a third-down out route by Jeffery was missed due to an inaccurate Carson Wentz throw.
2019 Week 2 vs ATL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jeffery left the game with a calf injury.
2019 Week 1 vs WAS (7 / 5 / 49 / 1 rec, 1 / 2 / 1 rush)
Jeffery saw the most snaps of Eagles receivers against Washington but was largely overshadowed by DeSean Jackson's two long touchdowns. However, Jeffery operated well on short-to-intermediate targets, including converting a third-and-goal touchdown off an inside screen design and extending a fourth quarter drive with a critical third-down reception. With so many weapons on the Eagles offense, Jeffery's weekly role is questionable in terms of targets as was the case in Week 1 behind DeSean Jackson and Zach Ertz.
Latest NewsEagles | Alshon Jeffery busy in loss (Sun Dec 1, 09:15 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery caught nine of his 16 targets for 137 yards and a touchdown in a 37-31 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 13. link to story Eagles | Alshon Jeffery on track to play (Fri Nov 29, 04:53 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 13. Our View: Jeffery is good to go and a solid WR3/Flex in a great matchup against Miami.
link to story Eagles | Philadelphia's Week 13 injury report (Fri Nov 29, 03:45 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (hamstring) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins. RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) remained a limited participant in practice all week and is also listed as questionable. DE Vinny Curry (non-injury), WR Nelson Agholor (knee), WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle), OT Jason Peters (knee), OG Brandon Brooks (illness), OT Lane Johnson (concussion) and QB Carson Wentz (hand) fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. link to story Eagles | Alshon Jeffery listed as limited (Thu Nov 28, 05:54 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 28. link to story Eagles | Thursday's practice report for Philadelphia (Thu Nov 28, 03:20 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 28. WR Nelson Agholor (knee), RB Jordan Howard (shoulder), WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and OT Jason Peters (knee) were limited. OG Brandon Brooks (illness), OT Lane Johnson (concussion), QB Carson Wentz (hand) and DE Vinny Curry (non-injury) practiced in full. link to story More News
Philadelphia Eagles Team LinksDepth Chart Season Stats Targets Red Zone Game Logs
Footballguys ArticlesStarting Stacks for Week 13
Scott Bischoff - November 28
Roundtable Week 5
FBG Staff - October 2
DFS Roundtable: Ride the Wave or Time to Fade
Chad Parsons - December 5
Exposed (WR/TE Matchups): Week 14
Sean Settle - December 5
Week 14 Wide Receiver Tiers
Sigmund Bloom - December 5
Vegas Value Chart: Week 14
John Lee - December 4
Dynasty Trade Value Chart: December
Dan Hindery - December 3
Cracking FanDuel: Week 13
Devin Knotts - November 30
Gameday Injury Expectations: Week 13
Jene Bramel - November 30
TipAndPick's: Tips and Picks, DK Edition
John Lee - November 30
Articles from around the webJ.J. Arcega-Whiteside Is a Weapon in Waiting for the Philadelphia Eagles
Ryan Bobbitt - April 29
Fantasy Football: Zachariason's Post-Draft Rookie Rankings
J.J. Zachariason - May 2
BEST-BALL WR TIERS
John Daigle - May 9
Fantasy football mock drafts: Strategies from a 12-team PPR draft
Daniel Kelley - May 21
Fantasy Strength of Schedule: Receivers with Reception Points
David Dorey - May 27
Alshon Jeffery Is a Safe Receiver to Target in the Middle of Your Fantasy Football Draft
Neil Dutton - June 3
Aging curves: How years in the league impact flex players' fantasy potential
Scott Barrett - June 6
20 Players Who Will Move Up Draft Boards
Mike Tagliere - June 7
Some strategies for identifying fantasy keepers
Scott Barrett - June 12
Characteristics of an Early-Round Bust
Jennifer Eakins - June 17
|14||vs New York Giants|
|15||@ Washington Redskins|
|16||vs Dallas Cowboys|
|17||@ New York Giants|