WR Nelson Agholor - Philadelphia Eagles
|6-0, 198||Born: 5-24-1993||College: USC||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2015|
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General News (Thu Nov 21): did not practice on Thursday.
General News (Wed Nov 20): did not practice on Wednesday.
Week 12: vs Seattle Seahawks
FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Philadelphia Eagles' passing attack, while it is a banged-up unit, has been one of the league's most disappointing throughout the 2019 season, as they have been held to under 250 passing yards in 6 out of their last 7 games. Quarterback Carson Wentz has thrown for multiple touchdowns just in just one of his previous six outings. To make matters worse for Wentz and the Eagles' passing game, they enter Week 12 with a depleting receiving corps, as Alshon Jeffery is questionable with an ankle injury that held him out of action last weekend. In his absence, Zach Ertz has re-emerged as the team's number-one pass-catcher, registering 9 receptions on 11 targets for 94 yards last weekend against the New England Patriots, a defense famous for shutting down opposing number-one weapons under the tutelage of Bill Belichick. Aside from Ertz, Philadelphia lacks consistent and notable production from any of its remaining healthy pass-catchers. The Eagles' top-tier offensive line holds up its end of the bargain week-in and week-out, but they may be in trouble on the edge, as star right tackle Lane Johnson suffered an apparent concussion during last week's game. Fourth-year lineman, Halapoulivaati Vaitai will likely fill in for Johnson if he is unable to play this weekend, which could spell trouble against a top-flight pass-rusher like Jadeveon Clowney. Philadelphia's passing attack may enter this Week 12 clash with the 9-2 Seahawks without one of their top offensive linemen and two of their top pass-catchers, which could spell trouble once again for Carson Wentz through the air. The Seattle Seahawks' defense has faced the 2nd most pass attempts of any team in the league this season while posting middle-of-the-road efficiency numbers, allowing 6.6 adjusted yards per attempt, ranking 21st in the league. Seattle's pass defense has defended over 41 attempts per game over their last 6 games, an astoundingly-high mark. Across those 6 games, the opposing number-one wide receiver has recorded at least 100 receiving yards 5 times, with Cooper Kupp, Odell Beckham, Jr., Julio Jones, Mike Evans, and Deebo Samuel, each surpassing the century mark. This list features a handful of the highest-volume and most-reliable pass-catchers in the NFL this season. Still, it highlights a weakness in Seattle's defense: aside from Shaquil Griffin, an emerging star at the cornerback position, and Jadeveon Clowney, one of the league's best edge rushers, the Seahawks lack pass-defending talent. At linebacker, specifically, the Seahawks are especially weak against the pass. Both Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright are liabilities in coverage, allowing opposing tight ends to reach double-digit fantasy points (in PPR scoring formats) in half of their games this season. On the whole, Philadelphia's struggling passing attack needs drastic improvement across the board to get back on track. Expect Zach Ertz, the Eagles tight end and number-one pass-catcher on the season, to lead the way once again through the air in a soft matchup against Seattle's weak linebacking corps in coverage.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Nelson Agholor's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 11 vs NE (9 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
Agholor easily led the Eagles gutted wide receiver corps with nine targets against the Patriots. DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery both missed the game. Agholor had opportunities for a bigger game than his tepid 40 yards, including a near-touchdown on an end zone target running out of room on the back line before securing two feet in bounds. Also, Agholor could not haul in a fourth-down end zone target on another occasion. Agholor has not hit 50 yards in a game since Week 3 and has yet to find the end zone over the same span.
2019 Week 9 vs CHI (8 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Agholor saw a hearty eight targets but the volume led to minimal production against the Bears. Agholor hauled in a nice low reception as his lone highlight but for a modest gain. Agholor had a lone deep target but was well covered on the play. Even without DeSean Jackson in the lineup, who missed most of the game with injury, Agholor has been firmly behind both tight ends, Alshon Jeffery, and Miles Sanders in passing game impact for the better part of half a season now.
2019 Week 8 vs BUF (4 / 4 / 7 / 0 rec, 2 / 7 / 0 rush)
Agholor logged a second straight non-factor performance, this time against the Bills. Agholor converted a quick out on third down and a jet sweep for 15+ yards as his highlights but was stuffed for a massive loss on another rushing attempt and was invisible for most of the game as a route runner. Agholor has not been a big factor in the passing game since Week 2 despite DeSean Jackson being out of the lineup and the offense leaning on Miles Sanders as the speed threat as a proxy, not Agholor during Jackson's absence.
2019 Week 7 vs DAL (4 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Agholor had a nondescript game, posted only two receptions despite DeSean Jackson being inactive yet again. Agholor had one deep opportunity, shedding the Dallas coverage on a post route only to be overthrown by the hot-and-hold Carson Wentz in the blowout loss. Agholor logged a deep comeback route as his lone reception of significance as he played second fiddle to Alshon Jeffery.
2019 Week 6 vs MIN (7 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)
Agholor rose in prominence in Week 6 against the Vikings with seven targets but was still fourth on the team in passing game looks as the team was in comeback mode throughout the game. Agholor was the proxy deep threat with no DeSean Jackson. His two long targets of note were both incomplete with a long end zone target being well covered and substantial defensive contact on another with no interference called. Agholor's lone highlight was a deep crossing route for 20+ yards with perfect touch exhibited by Carson Wentz. A big game was possible but dependent on converting one of his big-play opportunities.
2019 Week 5 vs NYJ (3 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Agholor's three targets and shoulder-shrug stat line does not tell the story against the Jets. Agholor burned the Jets defense on two occasions downfield only to have Carson Wentz overthrow him on both targets, missing a likely touchdown on each instance. Agholor posted a third-down conversion on his lone reception to make the box score, but a huge multi-touchdown game and more than 100 yards was well within reach for the Eagles receivers.
2019 Week 3 vs DET (12 / 8 / 50 / 2 rec)
Agholor was the de facto lead receiver for a second straight week as Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson were absent against the Lions. Agholor nearly doubled any other Eagles player in targets but did little down the field. Agholor was featured in the screen and crossing route game to highlight his after-the-catch ability. One of which was a third-down crossing route where Agholor broke a tackle and zoomed for the red zone score. Agholor also benefitted from a pick play at the goal line for another score. Agholor drew a defensive pass interference penalty on his lone downfield opportunity, potentially another touchdown. Agholor lost a fumble and dropped a third-down target to tarnish an otherwise productive performance. Agholor will shift back down the totem pole once Alshon Jeffery and/or DeSean Jackson return to the lineup.
2019 Week 2 vs ATL (11 / 8 / 107 / 1 rec)
With DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery in-game injuries, Agholor was thrust into a critical role against Atlanta. Agholor was peppered with targets (11) on a myriad of different routes. Agholor controlled a laser fourth-down touchdown pass from Carson Wentz and kept the Eagles alive in the closing minutes with a fourth-and-long heave downfield by Wentz. Agholor took a huge hit on another end zone target to break up a potential touchdown and dropped a long sideline target in the close game as missed opportunities. Agholor's viability is connected to the health of Jackson and Jeffery in future weeks, but Agholor performed admirably in necessity Week 2.
Latest NewsEagles | Philadelphia's Thursday practice report (Thu Nov 21, 04:12 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor (knee), S Rudy Ford (abdomen) and OT Lane Johnson (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 21. RB Jordan Howard (shoulder), WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and OT Jason Peters (knee) were limited. LB Nigel Bradham (ankle) was a full participant. Our View: Jeffery could return this week, but would be a risky play. It looks like JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Jordan Matthews, and Mack Hollins will be the three healthy Eagles wide receivers against Seattle.
link to story Eagles | Nelson Agholor remains out (Thu Nov 21, 01:39 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor (knee) missed practice Thursday, Nov. 21, for the second straight day as he deals with a knee injury. Our View: It doesn't look like he's going to give it a go on Sunday...and Fantasy GMs have better options anyway. The Eagles also have Alshon Jeffery a little banged up, so their only healthy receivers for Week 12 are guys like J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Mack Hollins, and Jordan Matthews.
link to story Eagles | Nelson Agholor doesn't practice Wednesday (Wed Nov 20, 04:20 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. link to story Eagles | Nelson Agholor secures four receptions (Mon Nov 18, 02:54 AM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor had four receptions for 40 yards against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Nov. 17. link to story
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