WR Alshon Jeffery - Philadelphia Eagles
|6-3, 216||Born: 2-14-1990||College: South Carolina||Drafted: Round 2|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 11): Jeffery goes from strong WR2 to boom/bust WR3/Flex with a smaller boom now that Carson Wentz is out.
General News (Fri Dec 15): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.
General News (Thu Dec 14): did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).
Week 15: at New York Giants
FBG says: Great matchup. Last week was an absolutely brutal injury to Carson Wentz who was lost for the season with an ACL injury. In comes backup Nick Foles who while he was not asked to do much last week did look competent as the veteran has game experience and while he is not on the level of Wentz, he should be able to keep this Eagles team competitive down the stretch as they prepare for the playoffs. Helping Foles is that they should get Zach Ertz back this week from a concussion as he missed last week's game which will give Foles an additional target in the passing offense. The Giants pass defense is an absolute mess at the moment as Brandon Dixon is filling in for the injured Janoris Jenkins and has been one of the worst cornerbacks in the league so far. Over the last three games, the Giants have allowed the third most passing yards per game at 287 yards per game including last week where they allowed 332 yards to Dak Prescott which was a career high for the Giants quarterback. The Giants did shut down the Eagles earlier this season although the one player that did have success was Zach Ertz as the Giants have struggled with tight ends for most of the season allowing both the most yardage and most touchdowns to opposing tight ends this season. This is a prime spot for the Eagles to bring Nick Foles into the mix in what should be a tremendous matchup.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 14 vs LAR (11 / 5 / 52 / 1 rec)
Jeffery was heavily targeted in this game as he had 11 targets, but as we have seen at times this season a lot of the targets were forced targets thus lowering his completion rate. Alshon caught just five of his eleven targets and most of the receptions were short yardage completions with the exception of a deep-out for 15 yards. Jeffery's best reception of the day might also be his luckiest of the season as his one-yard touchdown was intended for Nelson Agholor with Jeffery standing behind Agholor the pass was misguided and Agholor was not able to catch it, but Jeffery reacted quickly and contorted his body back to the football to make the catch which took a significant amount of focus and coordination to hang onto the ball before it hit the ground.
2017 Week 13 vs SEA (6 / 4 / 61 / 0 rec)
Alshon Jeffery continues to be a reliable player in this offense. While he only caught four passes in this game, he was on the field for 95% of the plays in this game. Jeffery drew the tough matchup this week as he was covered by Byron Maxwell, often with safety help over the top. Jeffery came close to scoring this week as he was tackled on the four yard line on a deep slant pattern.
2017 Week 12 vs CHI (9 / 5 / 52 / 1 rec)
The Eagles made Alshon Jeffery a big part of their offense early as he had four receptions in the first 15 minutes and 10 seconds of this game. Jeffery who was playing his former team utilized his size as Carson Wentz threw the ball up high above the defenders head for several of the catches putting the ball only where Jeffery could easily catch it. Jeffery scored a touchdown on a play in which Jeffery ran a slant route and Wentz floated the ball up for Jeffery to come down with it in bounds behind the zone coverage.
2017 Week 11 vs DAL (7 / 4 / 67 / 1 rec)
Jeffery made one of the best catches he has made all season in this game. On 4th and 5, Wentz threw the ball too high and wide, but Jeffery was able to make a spectacular diving catch that carried him into the end-zone. Outside of this catch, Jeffery was the primary receiver in this game as he was the primary read but was able to adapt to the inaccuracy of Wentz due to his size which is something other receivers were unable to do.
2017 Week 9 vs DEN (11 / 6 / 84 / 2 rec)
Jeffery was in a tough matchup for a lot of this game going up against Aqib Talib and the Broncos secondary which heading into this game had been one of the best secondaries in the league. Jeffery was able to have his biggest game of the season in this games. Alshon had two touchdowns in this game and the first one was setup on a play-action read-option where Wentz faked the ball and Jeffery went out as if he was going to block, Aqib Talib temporarily bought the fake which gave Jeffery enough time to slip behind him for a touchdown. The second touchdown came on a play in which Jeffery simply outran Talib on a crossing route for the touchdown.
2017 Week 8 vs SF (8 / 2 / 62 / 1 rec)
Jeffery's overall day is going to look decent due to a 53-yard touchdown reception in which Wentz underthrew the ball and Jeffery used his size to go up and get the pass with the defender falling down on the jump ball. Jeffery was easily run an additional 30 yards for the touchdown barely beating the oncoming safety as he was tackled into the end zone. Jeffery's day was highlighted by this catch, but the story continues that Jeffery and Wentz were still not on the same page as he caught just two of his eight targets which was a combination of Wentz trying to force the ball to him and not being able to hit him when he was open.
2017 Week 7 vs WAS (6 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Just like Blount, the Redskins seemed to game plan to take away Jeffery. He was the most targeted Eagle with 6 targets but only managed to bring in 2 of the passes. Quinton Dunbar was tasked with shadowing Jeffery for most of the night and was able to lock him down. With Jeffery covered, this opened up the rest of the field for Wentz and the rest of the Eagles receivers. Alshon's biggest play of the day came on a 24-yard catch and run down the sideline. Wentz pump faked to freeze the corner and Jeffery went up to take the underthrown ball away. Jeffery attempted to stop and start again down the sideline but was pushed out of bounds. Jeffery figures to be a much bigger part of the offense for the rest of the season but took a back seat today to Wentz and other receivers.
2017 Week 6 vs CAR (10 / 4 / 71 / 0 rec)
Alshon Jeffery finally had a matchup that he could exploit after having difficult matchups seemingly every week so far this season. Jeffery led the team in targets, receptions, and yards in this game as he was the primary focus of Wentz and the offense, but caught just 40% of the passes that were thrown to him as he was often double-teamed or Wentz was inaccurate missing him on a throw. Jeffery's highlight catch was a 37-yard reception in which he was able to out run Keyvon Seymour and Wentz threw a perfect ball hitting Jeffery in stride.
2017 Week 5 vs ARI (4 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
The tough matchups continue for Alshon Jeffery who was shadowed by Patrick Peterson in this game and it showed as he only had 4 targets in this game as the team elected to take advantage of the other matchups in this game.
2017 Week 4 vs LAC (6 / 3 / 29 / 1 rec)
Alshon Jeffery was largely shut down this past week as he had a difficult matchup going up against Casey Hayward. While he was able to find the end zone in this game he was largely taken out of this game. He was only able to catch three of his six targets and these were primarily on underneath routes as the Chargers effective took him out of this game.
2017 Week 3 vs NYG (8 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)
Alshon Jeffery drew a difficult matchup in this game going up against Janoris Jenkins. Tough matchups seem to be the trend for Jeffery as he has had one every week, but once again Jeffery continues to be a part of this offense as Carson Wentz tries to get the ball to him as he had 8 targets in this game. Jeffery made the catch of the day with one second left on the game clock that setup the 61 yard game winning field goal, as the pass very easily could have been intercepted had Jeffery not taken an aggressive stance on the ball to ensure that he stepped in front of it to catch it.
2017 Week 2 vs KC (13 / 7 / 92 / 1 rec)
Alshon Jeffery in a tough matchup against Marcus Peters came through in a big way this week. After being shut down last week by Josh Norman. Jeffery was able to find the end zone in this game after an intentional back shoulder throw by Carson Wentz in which Jeffery was able to contour his body back towards the ball catch it on the ground and crawl into the end zone. Jeffery led the team with 13 targets in this game, and while he caught only 7 of these he was trusted by Wentz to just throw the ball up to Alshon and let him go get it.
2017 Week 1 vs WAS (7 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
Alshon Jeffery had a tough matchup this week going up against Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland. Jeffery was still targeted 7 times in this game and almost had a touchdown on a long pass which was broken up by Bashaud Breeland. Jeffery was on the field for 88% of the offensive plays, and will clearly have a big role in this game. The team attempted to force targets to him even when he was not open which is a good sign moving forward in easier matchups that he should continue to be the number one receiver in this offense.
Latest NewsEagles | Alshon Jeffery keeps scoring (Sun Dec 17, 10:07 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery caught four passes on 10 targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in a 34-29 win over the New York Giants in Week 15, and he has at least one touchdown in six of his last seven games. link to story Eagles | Alshon Jeffery will be ready (Fri Dec 15, 04:56 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (illness) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 15, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 15 game with the New York Giants. link to story Eagles | Week 15 injury report for Philadelphia (Fri Dec 15, 04:55 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles OL Stefen Wisniewski (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 15, and he is listed as questionable for Week 15 against the New York Giants. DE Derek Barnett (groin), TE Brent Celek (non-injury related), TE Zach Ertz (concussion), WR Alshon Jeffery (illness), S Rodney McLeod (quadriceps), DE Steven Means (illness) and LB Joe Walker (neck) practiced in full and were removed from the injury report. link to story Eagles | Alshon Jeffery out sick Thursday (Thu Dec 14, 02:45 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 14. Our View: Downgrading — and make no mistake despite the pleasantries out of Philly, it's a downgrade — from Carson Wentz to Nick Foles is going to pull down Jeffery's production. Whereas he was a nice WR2 play, he's now at best a WR3 and the floor is really, really low.
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