WR Alshon Jeffery - Philadelphia Eagles
|6-3, 216||Born: 2-14-1990||College: South Carolina||Drafted: Round 2|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 20 vs MIN (5 / 5 / 85 / 2 rec)
As we mentioned last week, there were signs that Foles and Alshon Jeffery were getting used to playing together after struggling to be on the same page. Foles and Jeffery connected on all five attempts as their first two attempts were on slants which setup a 53-yard touchdown on a slant and go that did not appear designed it appeared that Jeffery knew he was covered and released upfield as Nick Foles bought himself extra time and was able to find the receiver for the long touchdown. Jeffery later scored another touchdown on a nine-yard slant route over the middle in which he was able to use his size and go up and catch the ball for a touchdown.
2017 Week 19 vs ATL (5 / 4 / 61 / 0 rec)
Alshon was quiet for most of the game with the exception of a key drive in the third quarter which setup the go-ahead field goal for the Eagles. Jeffery came up huge on this drive as he had three catches and created matchup problems for Desmond Trufant utilizing his size to go up and make the play as Jeffery accounted for 46 of the team's 74 yards on this drive. Outside of this drive, Jeffery saw just two targets as the team seemingly stayed away from trying to test the Falcons' secondary this game.
2017 Week 16 vs OAK (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Alshon Jeffery was held without a catch in this game and was largely not a factor as he was only targeted once which was a dropped pass. Jeffery was visibly frustrated on the sidelines which is not something that you want to see as the Eagles get ready for the playoffs.
2017 Week 15 vs NYG (10 / 4 / 49 / 1 rec)
Jeffrey had a very tough game despite his touchdown reception. The number one receiver was targeted 10 times but only hauled in 4 of those chances. There seemed to be some miscommunication between Jeffrey and Foles and the timing was clearly off. Jeffrey ran several option routes where the receiver and quarterback were just not on the same page. However, his touchdown catch was beautiful. Jeffrey ran a post across the middle of the field, noticed Foles scrambling in the pocket and worked his way back to the sideline. Foles hit Jeffrey in stride in the back of the end zone and the former Bear receiver was able to tiptoe the back line for a touchdown. For all of the miscues between the two, this play showed they will be a force to reckon with as they work together more.
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.
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