Philadelphia Eagles: 6 Studs, 3 duds following their Week 1 victory

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Add these Philadelphia Eagles to the stud category.

4. DeVonta Smith, Wide receiver

What else could you want out of your first-round draft picks first NFL game? DeVonta Smith played exactly as advertised.

The young receiver had six catches for 71 yards and a touchdown. Not too shabby. Fans can clearly see on full display Smith’s ability in route running, separation, and his ability to get behind defenders, almost effortlessly. Hurts and Smith rekindled their old connection in grand style against the Falcons’ secondary.

5. Miles Sanders, Runningback

Philadelphia Eagles’ third-year running back had himself a solid start to the season. Miles Sanders, even during training camp, left a lot of doubt in fans on his ability to catch the ball after some many drops last year.

He was able to show his improved receiving ability in this game, racking up over 100 yards in total offense. Sanders looked great in passing and even better in his running abilities. If you haven’t, you may want to pick Sanders up in your fantasy football leagues.

6. Dallas Goedert, Tight End

Even after contract negotiations have stalled between the Eagles and tight end Dallas Goedert, he did not let that affect his game. Goedert’s ability in blocking is the best among all tight ends in the league. This strength opened many wholes for his teammates to run through and was still able to rack up over 40 yards in receiving and a touchdown.

It was going to be curious to see how they would split reps between veteran tight end Zach Ertz and Goedert, but it may have seemed that Sirianni found the formula. Alright Iggles fans, we have discussed a lot of studs, but it is time to get to the duds of this game and unfortunately there were a few.