These young Philadelphia Eagles could be solid depth pieces for your fantasy football team.
Even before Marquise Goodwin opted out of the 2020 season, it sounded like the Eagles were going to integrate Jalen Reagor into the offense more and more each week. Now that Goodwin won’t be with the team, Reagor is going to have a lot of opportunities to contribute. Most would think DeSean Jackson is the top receiver to take and while he should have a great season, it’s hard to trust him to stay healthy for a full 16-game slate. Even before his injury last season, he’d only ever played in all 16 games in just two seasons during his career.
Reagor offers versatility to the offense since he can play and will study the inside and outside receiver positions. That will earn him more on-field time and get him more targets. Plus, there’s a good chance that the Birds are going to use him on gadget plays. They have to take advantage of the opportunity to utilize his speed via screen passes, jet sweeps, end-around plays, and double moves.
Who knows? Maybe he even helps your team with a punt or kick-return touchdown. Whether or not you were happy with Philadelphia’s decision to draft him, he’s an Eagle, and it feels like he’s going to have a big role this year. Don’t be afraid to take a chance on him in the later rounds.
This year’s Eagles offense once again features a lethal tight end duo that included Dallas Goedert. Reliable tight ends are hard to come by in Fantasy football these days. Despite a bit of a rocky start to the 2019 season, Goedert got better each week and almost doubled his receptions and receiving yards from his rookie season.
He averaged 40 yards per game and in standard leagues, he put up six points or more in seven of his 15 games. In the last four weeks of the season, he averaged 7.8 points per game in standard leagues. It’s also worth mentioning that Goedert was targeted 87 times which was second on the Eagles so he’s going to get his fair share especially considering how often the Eagles use two tight end sets. For those in point per reception (PPR) leagues, he’s a solid option. Among tight ends, Goedert was top ten in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving yards respectively.
With the speed the Birds added at receiver, defenses are going to have to cover the deep part of the field and Goedert is going to benefit with space underneath to work with. He’s also a threat to do damage after the catch and a big red zone target. If want to add a top tier backup for you star tight end or miss out on some of those big names, don’t look any further than Goedert. Year three should be another productive season for the 25-year-old.