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RB Wendell Smallwood - Philadelphia Eagles

5-10, 208Born: 0-0-1994College: West VirginiaDrafted: Round 5, pick 2016

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Smallwood was outplayed by Corey Clement for the first time in a few weeks, but the duo was effective enough against the Giants to possibly keep the team from acquiring another back. He should be solid depth until Darren Sproles comes back, and maybe beyond.

Week 7: vs Carolina Panthers

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Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
3 vs IND 29 10 56 1 5 3 35 0 0 15.1
4 at TEN 36 5 39 0 5 3 15 0 0 5.4
5 vs MIN 29 3 27 0 4 3 44 1 0 13.1
6 at NYG 44 18 51 0 2 1 0 0 0 4.1
7 vs CAR PROJ-Dodds * 10 * * 2 * * * *
7 vs CAR PROJ-Tremblay * 10 * * 2 * * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 6 vs NYG (18 / 51 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

Smallwood saw the start against the Giants and was the primary interior runner with Corey Clement serving as a complementary back in the Eagles' rotation. Smallwood showed toughness inside and ran with more power than his size would suggest, dragging a defender for a chunk of yardage on a notable interior run. Smallwood did fumble in the game, but it was reversed to an Eagles recovery upon replay. Smallwood was limited as a receiver with Clement the clear preferred option through the air. While Smallwood had 19 touches in the blowout win, he did not have any touchdown opportunities or optimized looks for potential big gains.

2018 Week 5 vs MIN (3 / 27 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 44 / 1 rec)

Smallwood was a strong No.2 back for the Eagles with Corey Clement and Darren Sproles out against the Vikings. Jay Ajayi rarely got into a rhythm as the starter by title and Smallwood was the back making more plays in space, seeing two big gains on a run and a catch with quality blocking. Smallwood's best sequence came on a perfect wheel route throw by Carson Wentz in the red zone late in the game, followed by a two-point conversion on a toss, successfully diving for the pylon. Smallwood remains a Jay Ajayi injury (check) and more commitment to the run game by the Eagles away from being a higher-level performer, but has been a pleasant surprise over the past month, including this game, with his touches.

2018 Week 4 vs TEN (5 / 39 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)

Smallwood had an elevated role with Corey Clement and Darren Sproles inactive against Tennessee. Jay Ajayi was the clear preferred option for snaps on early downs but Smallwood had his change-of-pace and hurry-up passing role for eight touches. Smallwood did log a drop, but also exhibited nice balance through contact on yards-after-the-catch on another occasion.

2018 Week 3 vs IND (10 / 56 / 1 rush, 5 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Smallwood saw a substantial increase in snaps and touches with Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles out of the lineup against Indianapolis. Smallwood was on the field before Corey Clement, running for two chunk gains on the opening drive. Smallwood lacks the tackle-breaking ability of Clement, relying more on a well-defined running lane or merely pushing the pile for his success. Smallwood was left along down the seam for his notable reception and churned in for a goal line touchdown late in the fourth quarter as the Eagles' lone scoring chance for a running back in the game. On the positive note for Smallwood, Clement was not the clear starter over Smallwood, but the backfield did lack clarity either way for a true lead back in how they were deployed against the Colts.

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Latest News

Eagles | Wendell Smallwood logs 18 carries (Fri Oct 12, 12:28 AM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood carried the ball 18 times for 51 yards against the New York Giants in Week 6.

Our View: Smallwood got more value, but Corey Clement was more effective. He's just bench depth heading into matchup with Carolina.
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Eagles | Wendell Smallwood tallies 71 total yards (Mon Oct 8, 01:16 AM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood ran three times for 27 yards and caught three of his four targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 versus the Minnesota Vikings.

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Schedule

7vs Carolina Panthers
8@ Jacksonville Jaguars
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Dallas Cowboys
11@ New Orleans Saints
12vs New York Giants
13vs Washington Redskins
14@ Dallas Cowboys
15@ Los Angeles Rams
16vs Houston Texans
17@ Washington Redskins