Now that Jay Ajayi is out, is Corey Clement the move for fantasy owners?
If you’re a fantasy football owner, you want to pick up Corey Clement for your roster.
Yes, you’ve heard correctly. Corey Clement is back. The defending Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, find themselves in a tough situation. The team currently sits at 2-3 and has lost consecutive games.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the team’s lead running back, Jay Ajayi, has suffered an ACL injury. That will sideline him for the remainder of the season.
Before Jay Ajayi suffered his injury, he was serving as the Philadelphia Eagles’ lead running back. Through four starts, he’s rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns.
Without him in the lineup, the Eagles will look to Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood, to carry the load. It’s not just the Eagles who will need to replace Ajayi. Fantasy owners will look to other players to lead their running back core, on their teams.
This brings us back to Clement. He could be the guy not only to lead the Eagles to success in the run game, but he just could be the guy to lead your fantasy team to victory.
Somebody has to step up.
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The Eagles are struggling, and are in dire need of something or someone to pick them up. And with Ajayi out of the mix, could Clement be the one to lift this Eagles team, that is currently on a downfall?
His rookie season should be proof that he can get the job done. The Wisconsin grad rushed for 321 yards and four touchdowns. Those stats aren’t overwhelming, but considering Clement had limited carries, those stats should not be overlooked.
His biggest performances came in the post-season when he had 139 yards of receiving and a touchdown. He also scored one of the Super Bowl’s most prominent touchdowns.
Now that he has a year under his belt, and ‘Number 30’ is ready for an even better year, that will include a larger workload. Especially with Ajayi out.
This year has not started off so great for Clement. He has yet to really get going.
There have been five games played this season. Due to injuries, Clement has only played in three of the games. He has been sidelined with a quad injury, for the past two weeks.
Injuries should be the only thing holding back fantasy owners from acquiring and starting him.
With that said, Clement was listed as a full participant during practice this week and is expected to start Thursday night, against the New York Giants.
So, I would jump on that if I were you.
I told you. Maybe, now it is time to listen to me.
Before the season started, I was entirely against Ajayi, and all on-board the Clement train.
I truly believed that eventually, Ajayi would either be unproductive or dealing with injuries.
Now, I am not one to say I told you so. But I told you so.
Ajayi is out for the season, and he didn’t go down on a good note. He recorded a fumble in the Minnesota Vikings loss. The fumble stopped a drive in which Philly was driving into the end zone. The score would have cut the deficit and put the Eagles in the right place to come back.
It didn’t happen. And now, Ajayi’s season is officially over. But the Eagles’ season is far from it. The same goes with your fantasy team.
There is still time to salvage your fantasy season if you had Ajayi on your squad. So, if you ignored me before, now, may be the time to take my words seriously.