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Why I believe CLIS is a Secure (3-6) Month Investment - DraftKings - FanDuel & The Future of CLIS - DD

To start things off I will begin by saying - I haven't sold and I won't until June (10k invested @ 0.109)
8M in volume today - This stocks average volume (10 day) is *43.0k.*
A 52 Week High of 0.194 - which rose 284.57% today from a previous close 05/12/2020 at 0.035 -
I've seen speculation that CLIS is just another P&D, that the volume won't last and it's going nowhere.
I absolutely disagree.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/clickstream-teams-infinixsoft-create-unique-123000426.htmlhttp://infinixsoft.com/ & their portfolio http://infinixsoft.com/#portfolio

Below is the new company branding- their website, announcing the launch of their new product in 18 days time - by June -(CLIS) ClickStream Corporation ( http://www.clickstream.technology/ ) is a data analytics company (formerly Mine Clearing Corp) who is behind "DraftClick"
https://tracxn.com/d/companies/draftclick.com
Twitter ( https://twitter.com/godraftclick )
DraftClick was designed to assist in the fantasy sport player's ability to monitor changes in betting lines, breaking news releases, injury reports, real-time discussions in sports forums, fan sentiment, historical match-up data and other sources of data by incorporating all of this information into prediction results. This data was then presented on a version of DraftClick's user interface, which was then designed to enable transition of player selections to fantasy game sites.(I shamelessly pulled this from TD Ameritrade for CLIS - Their Company Profile, yell at me if you want).
Game Sites like DraftKings
https://www.draftkings.com/
https://www.draftkings.com/help/faq (Gameplays, Prizes, Bonuses) - Included to show DK success in ClickSource Analytics -
https://www.newswire.com/news/clickstream-corporation-to-accelerate-completion-of-its-draftclick-4794043 - Old DD I still hold as relevant -
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/clickstream-corporation-enters-agreement-infinixsoft-123000372.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory&soc_trk=tw - This is Valid DD because InfinixSoft was behind DraftClick and - we just learned ClickStream is once again working with InfinixSoft for their NEW application that will be featured on both the Apple Store & Android Market..
FanDuel. ( https://www.fanduel.com/ )
https://sec.report/Document/0001214659-15-008347/ - On this DD - Just do me a favor and please CTRL + F the fuck out of your keyboard and search for - "Industry" and read the first sentence -
You know what I'll just give it to you (but read this document please to educate yourself) -
Industry -
Management believes, after review of certain reports by Eilers Research which studies the industry, that daily games will generate around $2.6 billion in entry fees in 2015 and grow 41 percent annually, reaching $14.4 billion in 2020. Fantasy sports place a premium on data, and technological and statistical advances have made massive amounts of information available instantly and for sale.
&
Company Overview -
ClickStream is a technology based data analytics company focused development of analytical tools for high volume data analysis and related internet trends and associations. Our mission is to build value for our investors by commercializing the predictability power of discussions on the internet combined with other statistics in our ever growing database. We are currently pre-revenue and are in late-stage development of a fantasy sports betting program,
DraftClick. DraftClick , assists in fantasy sport player’s ability to monitor changes in betting lines, breaking news releases, injury reports, real-time discussions in sports forums, fan sentiment, historical matchup data and other sources of data, and present the results using a tailored version of our user interface which has been designed to enable seamless transition of professional athlete selections to fantasy game sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel.
Now, we know this is what ClickStram (CLIS) has accomplished in the past but, what about moving forward?
Again -
http://www.clickstream.technology/
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/clickstream-signs-nfl-network-commentator-123000624.html
https://twitter.com/ClickstreamC (Twitter Promoting - for their new Application).
About InfinixSoft (This was pulled a Yahoo Article as seen above)
Infinixsoft Global, LLC., developers of over 650 Mobile Applications offers strategy, business and product development (mobile, social and internet technologies) to partners and clients. Infinixsoft's website can be found at www.infinixsoft.com.
https://www.discoverci.com/intrinio_calls/company_news?ticker=CLIS

InfinixSoft was integral in success of DraftClick, which DraftClick was absolutely necessary for the success of DraftKings & for sites like FanDuel.
What about SpecOp communications though? - (You will find SpecOp mentioned in this article) -
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/clickstream-retains-specops-communications-prepares-123000671.html
https://www.specopscomm.com/
I'll let you do your own DD on this aspect - I still want to know more about SpecOps and I don't have the opportunity to dig in to ClickStream - SpecOps relationship, I plan on it tomorrow - I want to know more about SpecOps and I want to see results and successful campaigns, more DD is required.
Additionally, here is a solid resource for the companies financials (https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/CLIS/disclosure) which are without a doubt, telling of where this company is heading and where it has been - I know there are others out there who can do a *significantly* better job is breaking down this information and advising on what the future looks like, and if this investment makes sense for us - I wish I was fucking superman and knew it all but, I believe we all have a part in this, and we can all support each other to make sound financial decisions and whether these decisions will in effect have a positive outcome, it is what this community is about.
So, there it is.
The "on-the-surface" DD that I pulled today and trust me, i'll continue researching because with 10k deep - it's kind of a big deal for me and i'm sure others that took the jump today into CLIS.
Thanks for reading and, you can yell at me and tell me i'm dumb and talk shit but it isn't conducive to anyone success here so please lay off and just leave it at -
"Fuck you sra-uomi you dumbass fuck you fucking fucker fuck fuck off dumbass".
Thank you and have a wonderful night,
My wife is now telling me she's going to go fuck herself since i'm glued to this post.
Please send your F's.
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2020 Recruiting Superlatives

Note from the editor: This post has been in the works since the beginning of March. It was nearly ready to go 2 weeks ago, and then certain events transpired. Some of these responses will take those events into account, and some of them won't. I tried to implement a few of my thoughts on that, but really there's just a little more uncertainty than usual in how the immediate season will play out and how it will affect the roster and development. Ok. Let's get started.
As is tradition, the mods are going to roll out a few post-signing day threads. We will start with the 2019 class superlatives. For reference, here is the 2019 version for all of y'all to mock us on our predictions and expectations.
Time to set ourselves up for failure once more, with the official edition of our 2020 Recruiting Superlatives!
Award zeusapollo2990 thehammersuit WelcomeToMoes TopheryG8er zlatandiego
Favorite Recruit Derek Wingo Derek Wingo Derek Wingo Gervon Dexter Derek Wingo
Offensive Sleeper Richie Leonard Jonathan Odom Jonathan Odom Jaquavion Fraziars Anthony Richardson
Defensive Sleeper Tre'Vez Johnson Tre'Vez Johnson Tre'Vez Johnson Tre'Vez Johnson Tre'Vez Johnson
Instant Impact Josh Braun Lamar Goods Josh Braun Xzavier Henderson Gervon Dexter
Highest Ceiling Derek Wingo Gervon Dexter Antwaun Powell Anthony Richardson Jahari Rogers
Biggest Surprise The lack of a surprise Princely Umanmielen Xzavier Henderson Josh Braun OT
Best Position Group Defensive Back Defensive Back Defensive Line Defensive Line Defensive Back
Worst Position Group Runningback Runningback Runningback Runningback Runningback
Most likely to put a small, family-run all you can eat buffet out of business Lamar Goods Jeremy Crawshaw Issiah Walker Gerald Mincey Josh Braun
Most hype to live up to Gervon Dexter Gervon Dexter Gervon Dexter Gervon Dexter Gervon Dexter
Most likely to be in a boy band Ethan Pouncey Ethan Pouncey Jeremy Crawshaw Derek Wingo Avery Helm
Most likely to play an old guy in a movie Richie Leonard Anthony Richardson Johnnie Brown Richie Leonard Richie Leonard
Ethan White Award for most likely to shut the haters up Billy Gonzalez Richie Leonard Fenley Graham Fenley Graham Fenley Graham

Extra thoughts and reasons behind the picks

Favorite Recruit

Hammer: Derek Wingo - Wingo reminds me of Von Miller in that he possesses the rare combo of elite speed and athleticism for a LB. I expect Wingo to make a major impact at Florida and then eventually on Sundays.
Moes: Derek Wingo - Freak athlete, natural leader and very smart. All things we desperately need at LB.
Tophery: Gervon Dexter - I tried to concoct a hipster opinion here, but I would be lying if I said it wasn't Gerv. He's a big-time impact player with a big personality who put in work recruiting others to come to UF with him.
Zlat: Derek Wingo - Wingo is like Brandon Spikes, but faster and with backflips. The dude is an insane athlete that can play any LB position. He's already shaping up to be a team leader, and will be running this defense for 2-3 years before doing the same in the NFL.

Sleeper - Offense

Hammer: Jonathan Odom - While a legacy recruit he is coming in with very little hype. Great size for a TE - 6’5/250 and is technically sound in blocking. He has the potential to surprise a lot of people.
Moes: Jonathan Odom - This class' lowest rated recruit is a 6'5" 250 lb TE whose father just happened to play at UF and for the Bucs. With Brewster coaching and Pitts mentoring, this kid could blow up.
Tophery: : Jaquavion Fraziars - It seems weird to put a top 200 recruit as a sleeper, but he almost seems like an afterthought in a lot of the analysis of this class, likely because he committed way back in the fall of 2018. He's a big WR who plays physical football leveraging his size advantage over most DB's. Given a year or two to learn the offense and polish his route-running, he could be a star.
zlatan: Anthony Richardson - Not as much of a bluechip afterthought as Fraziars, but this is a guy hand-molded to be the perfect Dan Mullen QB who has gotten almost zero national attention. He is one of the most athletic QB's in the country with Cam Newton's size and legitimate 4.5 speed. He has an incredible arm, winning the longest throw at Elite 11. I realize that rankings don't typically take into account system or coach, but with Dan Mullen's development, it's absolutely insane that Richardson isn't listed as a top 100 player. He will be on top 25 lists soon enough.

Sleeper - Defense

Hammer: Tre'Vez Johnson - This is arguably the best DB class in the last ten seasons and is very top heavy. Johnson is the lowest ranked DB in the class but I have watched his tape and he has great instincts but his biggest attitude is that he might be the fastest player on the team. You can’t coach speed.
Moes: Tre'Vez Johnson - Kid is fast fast.
Tophery: Tre'Vez Johnson - This is the biggest sleeper in this class overall. Would be a mid-tier 4 star if Rivals and ESPN didn't have their heads up their ass.
zlatan: Tre'Vez Johnson - Our first unanimous choice. As much as I want to say Lamar Goods or Rashad Torrence, I just can't get past Tre'Vez being a composite 3-star. He was the best DB in Jacksonville last year and will be a fixture either at Safety or Nickel as early as the 2021 season.

Instant impact

Hammer: Lamar Goods - You could put Walker, Braun and Dexter here and I wouldn’t disagree with you. I think Goods is a solid DT prospect and he is the only early enrollee at the position. Already has an SEC ready body and a full offseason with Savage and Grantham, and the lack of depth at his position gives him the slight edge in my opinion over the others.
Moes: Josh Braun - In a system where freshmen rarely start, he'll push for playing time early. Savage has already been talking him up.
Tophery: Xzavier Henderson - Very prepared to step in and play at a position of need.
zlatan: Gervon Dexter - This spot is sometimes more predicated on the biggest need rather than the most game-ready player, but in this case, Dexter fulfills both roles. I considered early enrollees like Rashad Torrence, Josh Braun, and Lamar Goods, but we all saw how early Kaiir Elam worked his way into the rotation last year despite not joining until the summer. Dexter is at a position where even more rotation is necessary. I expect to see him playing early and often.

Highest Ceiling

Hammer: Gervon Dexter - Dexter is an amazing prospect. Physically dominate and reportedly had an incredible work ethic. Coach Turner has developed quite a few elite DL players and if Dexter buys into the coaching I can see him becoming a Suh or Brown level impact in his entire career at Florida.
Moes: : Antwaun Powell - Powell has great size and speed, and is a former 5-star. However, consecutive years of shoulder injuries dropped his stock and made his commitment an ultimately quiet deal. However, if he stays healthy, he can be a monster in a Grantham defense.
Tophery: AR15 - A QB with his skills in Mullen's offense? He could have a statue outside BHG someday.
zlatan: Jahari Rogers - There are a few other guys that could easily be future first round talent, but I'm going to go with a guy that reminds me of our highest drafted DB of all time. He played QB throughout most of his high school career and only switched to CB his senior season. He already has shown an ability to make plays on the ball and has incredible change of direction. He's not going to win track competitions, but he's more than fast enough and has a reactive quickness that is off the charts. He may not have as much playing time as Kaiir Elam did his freshman year due to more depth in the defensive backfield, but I think he will be starting full-time in 2021.

Biggest Surprise

Hammer: Princely Umanmielen - I honestly had no idea who he was before signing day so it was a surprise to me to see him pick Florida. You have to like his commitment as well. We have a plethora of talent at DE and LB so he knows that playing time is not guaranteed but he signed anyway.
Moes: Xzavier Henders - Pleasantly surprised we beat Clemson in a head-to-head battle after ESD.
Tophery: Josh Braun - Thank you Arkansas
zlatan: Offensive Tackles Issiah Walker and Josh Braun - It may be cheating to pick two, but I had major doubts about Hevesy's ability to land two elite guys at the top of our board in the same year. Braun is the most college ready OL in the state of Florida and close to one of the most college-ready OLs in the country for the 2020 class. Issiah Walker has one of the highest ceilings of any OT in the southeast. OL usually takes longer to develop, so Walker likely won't work his way into the top 6-7 until 2021 at the earliest, but these guys could easily be the starting LT/RT combo in 2022.

Best position group

Hammer: Defensive backs - You can put Defensive Line here as well and I wouldn’t disagree. I do however think the DB class gets the slight edge. Five blue chips and two borderline blue chips creates the best DB class we have had in a decade.
Moes: Defensive Line - After years of struggling to land DTs, we loaded up with elite talent and plenty of it.
zlatan: Defensive backs - Absolutely insane group. I've covered Jahari. Ethan Pouncey has a fantastic ceiling and great length for CB. Fenley Graham is small, but has do-everything ability - Think Brandon Boykin at UGA. Rashad Torrence is on campus and on the verge of jumping some current safeties on the roster already. Avery Helm would have been a top 200 player if not for a knee injury during the major camp season. Mordecai McDaniel may now be the fastest player on the team. Tre'Vez Johnson will have McDaniel working for that title, and has already been covered extensively. Talent, numbers, and multiple skills/styles are all covered in this group. One small note: Missing out on Timothy Smith is the single piece keeping DL from being the top group by a landslide, because the combo of him and Gervon at DT would have been the best tandem in the country. Both position groups were outstanding in every sense of the word.

Worst position group

Hammer: Running backs - We didn't sign any
Moes: Running backs - Not signing a RB this year wasn't terrible after adding Lingard from the portal, but we whiffed on a lot of targets. Maybe something happens with Zach Evans though.
Tophery: Running backs - Pending future developments
zlatan: Running backs - No surprise here with a unanimous decision. The recruitment at this position with all of the talent in the southeast and in Florida and with our prime depth chart has been awful. Every one of these was a bluechip in Florida or Georgia, or the son of a Florida all-time great RB: Demarkcus Bowman, Tank Bigsby, Jahmyr Gibbs, Jaylan Knighton, EJ Smith, Don Chaney Jr, Jo'Quavious Marks, Caziah Holmes, Henry Parrish, Lawrence Toafili, Daijun Edwards, Keyvone Lee - Can I come up with a completely valid reason for any one of those as to why we couldn't sign them or passed on large chunk of them? Absolutely. Can I come up with a valid reason that we didn't get a single one? Absolutely not. Zach Evans isn't a guarantee to enroll at UF, and even if he does, he's still no guarantee. We better count our blessings that Tim Brewster is here to help close on elite prospects and that he's able to help out Greg Knox and Billy Gonzalez in the recruiting department with TE all but wrapped up for 2021, because I could write just as scathing of a review on our WR recruiting this past class. In fact, I think I will.
zlatan2: Wide Receiver - WR recruiting this cycle was able to pull through a bit in the end, but I don't want to give it a free pass just because RB looked so awful and we had a nice close with Xzavier and Shorter. I don't care what Mullen said in the presser, I refuse to believe that we wanted any fewer than 4 top WRs to add to this class 4 top WRs leaving. With the passing offense we showed last year, the wide open position battle we have coming up this year, our location in Florida, and the way the depth chart currently looks, there may not have been a team in a position to land better WR group in the country other than Clemson/Bama/LSU. The state of Florida had 4 elite WRs that we pegged from the start. Kirby Smart and Georgia landed the top 2. That is the most asinine thing I have ever typed regarding recruiting. Thank God we were able to pull through with Xzavier Henderson, because this was almost a bigger disaster with Clemson/Bama/UGA all making huge pushes there. Leonard Manuel turned into a dude that could have been a high-talent luxury into a guy that we needed to pray makes it onto campus...and I would keep my expectations as low as can be there. I love Jaquavion Fraziars as well, don't get me wrong. We needed 2-3 elite WRs and another 2 great ones. Instead, we got 1 and 1, with a high-ceiling lottery chip in Shorter. Bryan Robinson is a Florida guy we could have stolen from Miami, and instead we didn't bother and let FSU swing in and nab him instead. Malachi Wideman is a guy we could have easily stolen from FSU, and instead he went to Tennessee. The same thing happened in 2019 with Trey Knox and in 2018 with Jamar Chase and TyQuan Thornton. We missed on Sam Brown this cycle because we waited way too long to give the go-ahead. Seeing a pattern? We rotate 6-8 guys a game at this position, yet we seem to pass on guys with elite talent or wait to pursue until it's too late. We're doing the same right now with Christian Leary.

Most likely to put a small, family-run all you can eat buffet out of business

Hammer: Jeremy Crawshaw - Every Australian I have ever met eats like they won't ever eat again.
Moes: Issiah Walker - Walker was born in the buffet, molded by it. You don't take as many trips as he did to Miami and FSU to watch football. I'm sure he was all about that Honey Fried Chicken and whatever shit Miami serves up.
zlatan: Josh Braun - The kid is immense. His family is immense and full of offensive linemen. If you don't eat fast in his household, you don't eat.

Most hype to live up to

Hammer: Gervon Dexter - We haven’t had a prospect with this much hype come to Florida in quite some time. He will be expected to immediately compete for playing time and if he isn’t elite by his sophomore season I expect quite a few Florida fans to be disappointed.
Moes: Gervon Dexter - The hype is impossibly high for Florida's first five star recruit in ages. He's good enough handle it though.
zlatan: Gervon Dexter - Another unanimous choice, this one seems fairly obvious. The first UF composite 5-star since 2015, 12th in the composite, a consensus top 25 player, and ranked as high as 6th overall. Going to be tough to have higher expectations than what people are putting on Gervon's shoulders.

Most likely to be in a boy band

Hammer: Ethan Pouncey - His 24/7 profile picture just screams I am in the “Pouncey Brothers Band”
Moes: Jeremy Crawshaw - Just read the name and tell me I'm wrong
Tophery: Derek Wingo - He's the most handsome heartbreaker of this class, and it's not close
zlatan: Avery Helm - While I can see great arguments for Ethan Pouncey or Derek Wingo (he just looks like a guy who can sing), this question will always come down to the best hair

Most likely to play an old guy in a movie

Hammer: Anthony Richardson - He looks like he is 40. His before and after pictures look like the new AR15 ate the old Anthony Richardson.
Moes: Johnnie Brown - He already looks like a grown ass man, so why not.
Tophery: Richie Leonard - This is a 43yo man who is going to move mountains to send you home with the Whirlpool kitchen set and 5 year warranty TODAY.
zlatan: Richie Leonard - Not only does he look the part, but has the name down as well. This is a slam dunk.

Ethan White Award for most likely to shut the haters up

Hammer: Richie Leonard - Like White last year a lot of people were not happy with Hevesy signing a low ranked prospect. Leonard is an early enrollee and could see some playing time this fall if he buys into the development and coaching like White did.
Moes: Fenley Graham - Many thought we only took him because of the connection to Bowman and Lakeland, but he's an elusive athlete that could be an instant impact on special teams, or maybe even STAR.
Tophery: Fenley Graham - A lot of shit was talked in his commitment thread, including me.
zlatan: Fenley Graham - We needed quality and numbers badly at DB this class. When we snagged Tre'Vez Johnson and Fenley Graham in the same week, I was pretty disappointed that we were taking two guys who I considered "projects". Tre'Vez would have been my pick here a few months ago, but has already shed that label. Hoping that Fenley Graham can do the same.

Additional Awards submitted anonymously

Biggest miss: Avantae Williams
Most likely to be a Hufflepuff: Jeremy Crawshaw
Most likely to secretly browse /FloridaGators: Gerald Mincey
Most likely to say "that's what she said": Xzavier Henderson, but only to get into CJ's head
Most likely to cry when you ask them if they are going to cry: Xzavier Henderson, but only when asked by CJ
Trent Whittemore Award for worst signee retroactively: Chris Steele
Trent Whittemore Award for worst signee retroactively: Trent Whittemore. Nothing more needs to be said here.

Some final thoughts

I know I ragged on RB and WR a ton, but I don't want to mislead anybody - I'm incredibly happy with this class. This is a class that you can build championships from. I'm just at a point where it's easier to point out the glaring flaws or even minor issues than it is to point out the tons of positives. It hit even harder for me, because RB and WR were one of our biggest needs, and I had predicted in my preseason write-up that we were going to have a group similar to the LB group in 2019. Not even close. All of that said, this is a defense that can win championships. Mullen showed us what he could build in the trenches and on defense at Mississippi State with a few top targets and a majority of lowly ranked players. Now he's building trenches and a defense with the top targets combined with a majority of much higher ranked players in the 200-400 national range rather than the 500-1,000 range. We may have missed on skill positions, but we supplemented in a fantastic way with transfers like Lingard and Shorter. I do have complete faith in Mullen's ability to make things work and create a successful offense with all types of players, so if there is a side of the ball where we should be less upset with underperforming in recruiting, it would be offense.
Players who who I expect to outperform their ranking (composite ranking in parentheses):
  • Anthony Richardson (201) - Covered more than enough in my offensive sleeper analysis post above. 201 is a good ranking if he had committed to play at Penn State. 501 if he went to play for Kirby Smart. Top 100 with Dan Mullen.
  • Josh Braun (270) - Far too low of a ranking for a top 10 OL in the country. I can understand why the rankers put him here - When you are incapable of properly analyzing ability and potential from film, you are limited to basing a lot of grades from camps/competition/offers. Braun only hit on the 'offers' part of that group. This guy has the ability and work ethic to be a 2-3 year starter for us.
  • Rashad Torrence (332) - Noticing a weird pattern with the bottom half of this class. The majority of that group is sitting in that 300-500 range, right on the verge of low four star or high three star. It's a nice change of pace picking out signees in the 300's or 400's as underrated gems compared to a few years ago, when we had to resort to doing the same with guys in that 500-900 range. Torrence should be ranked near the 200 range like McDaniel, and is one of the most game-ready players in our class.
  • Mordecai McDaniel (357) - Reminds me a bit of Jaydon Hill (323 in 2019) with the teams who pursued heavily, but unlike Jaydon, he isn't coming into the season off of a major knee injury. He's also the one of the fastest players nationally in the 2020 class. If using Hill as a base measurement, McDaniel should be ranked closer to the 200 range based off of potential alone.
  • Lamar Goods (359) - Before missing spring practice, I expected this guy to get as much or more play on the DL than Gervon Dexter. Still could happen.
  • Tre'Vez Johnson (473) - Absolute insanity that the best DB in Jacksonville is this low, while Fred Davis is in the top 60. He's already shut haters up from UF. Time to see if he can roast the rankers. This is a potential top 100 player at a top 500 price.
  • Gerald Mincey (654) - This guy is one of the most Hevesy recruits that ever Hevesy'd. He is mean when he plays. Fantastic size and a wide frame. If this were Vegas and you were looking for the biggest gains, Mincey would be a can't miss option.
  • Jeremy Crawshaw (3,058) - You're telling me that this motherfucker (1,936) who signed with Montana State is worthy of a ranking above .8000 and our boy Crawshaw (.7940) isn't? 4 punters ranked above .8000. 8 punters ranked above Crawshaw per the 247 composite, with only 4 of them signed to P5 teams (Colorado, South Carolina, Cal, and Minnesota). Might as well not rank them at all if you're going to have these garbage rankings on your site. Punters are people too.
Recruiting is going to be incredibly unique over the next few months. Some of the normal trends that we can pick up on are getting flipped upside down entirely with how visits are shut down and the uncertainty in regards to practice, training, enrolling, being with the team, and even when/how the season will roll. I think that some of these kids who were close to making decisions are taking a step back to see how things play out over the summer. That includes a particular 2020 RB, who was already going to be a huge mystery until we saw when/where he showed up on a campus. At this point in late March, the safest bet is to assume that he will not be in the class.
Going to close the book on the 2020 class for the most part and transition my Spring/Summer posts to focus on 2021 recruiting (where the coaches have been focusing since the Fall).
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16 and 16: Not Every Team Can Improve

Last year I did a post here (and the year before here) talking about how every year there's preseason hype for almost every team, how they barely changed except patched up their holes, and are an obvious bet to improve. The post here reminded me of it and I thought I'd do it again. Mathematically, not every team can improve, at least on their W/L record to the next year. So assuming that every team gets at least a little bit better or worse, and that there is some zero sum element to this (i.e. there's only a finite amount of wins in the league, so if one team get's better, another team must get worse), there should be around 16 teams that get better, and 16 that get worse. So I'm going to write down the 16 that I think are going to be better, and the 16 that I think are going to be worse. If you disagree with me, tell me why a team should be moved to the other area, but you also have to write what team they should be switched with and why to maintain the balance, hence "not every team can improve". Let's kick this off.

Improving Teams

NFCW
49ers - Let's start right off with the homer prediction, I think this is fairly agreed upon, but the Niners should be better next season. Injury luck regressing to the mean (starting QB, RB out for the season, WR out for several games, both starting safeties injured and out along with LB injuries to 2 of our 3 starters), having a very low floor to raise up from, and some high marquee additions to the team, especially on defense (Dee Ford, Nick Bosa, Kwon Alexander, Jason Verrett). Its too early to project this team as a playoff team, but 8-8 is a reasonable take for a stacked DL, an LB and CB corps with a lot of potential, and a lot of receiving additions for Jimmy G's year back.
Cardinals - I don't honestly expect the Cardinals to get much better right away with a different QB and coach both needing to get used to the NFL. But I think a terrible performance last year sets the bar low. It's hard to be worse than Rosen was last year, and in addition to Fitz, the additions of ButleIsabella should help Kyler have a solid rookie year. The return of Swearinger is a boon, he was amazing for them before, and Alford ensures a solid CB2 with Pat Pete. Hicks fills a crucial hole, and Suggs rotational ability should lead up to a well built defense with a lot of potential.
NFCS
Falcons - Defensive injuries killed them last season, and while their offense proved it's dominance, the defense led to a disappointing season. On offense, the return of Freeman and the injection of 1st round talent into the OL should allow the offense to stay on track with what they did last year. Defensively, it will be hard to get worse, especially with Neal and Deion returning, 2 of the 3 best players on that defense.
Bucs - I'm a big believer of Arians, and if you give him a QB with an arm like Winston, he can make some special things work. Losing DJax and Humphries was not ideal, but Howard potentially being there for the whole season with Brate could offset that. They have a line that has some highlights like Marpet, Jensen, and Dotson, and could help Winston not be pressured as much as before. Don't expect much from their defense even with the addition of White, but the offense by itself I think will be good enough to get them over 5 wins.
Panthers - The Panthers were rolling last year till Cam started getting broken down, and I think they get back to that this year. Paradis is an incredibly underrated addition who I thinks provides a good boost to their OL (esp with new found great talent like Moton). Young WRs like Moore have the perfect opportunity to step up from last years flashes. Don't expect much change in the quality of their defense, Burns being a good addition, TD being a sad loss, but their offensive improvements should float the team up to their every other year tradition of going above .500
NFCN
Vikings - With the disappointment the Vikings were last year, I essentially expect players to bounce back from some regressions. Harrison Smith is usually better than what he was last year, and the same can be said for Rhodes. On the offense, Bradbury is hoped to start saving the line, and I do think that with his potential, he could make the line not as ass as it was previously, and allow the talented skill players on the Vikings (Thielen, Diggs, Cook) to explode larger onto the screen this year, and put Vikings into division title contention.
Packers - I don't honestly think much changed with this team. Adams probably peaked (though that doesn't mean he'll regress either), they have some young talent that could surprise, but probably will be just good enough for Rodgers to make look better, and their line and RBs look about the same. Defensively they lost Daniels, got Amos and Za'Darius. I think their season depends on how Rodgers looks compared to last year, and I think that although his 2011-2014 days of all-time level peak are no longer with us, he can return to top 5 lock QB play rather than the top 10 play we saw last year where he was a little too safe, still ended up with a similar percentage of negative play results, but wasn't able to put out as much magic as he usually does to make up for it.
Lions - Another team I expect slight improvement from but nothing huge. Their IDL is fucking disgusting, and the addition of someone like Flowers should make their DL one of the most feared in the league. However, I'm not the highest on their LBs, and I don't think Coleman does too much to help the one-man Slay secondary. I definitely expect their offense to get better though, Stafford won't be that terrible anytime soon based on what we've seen, and probably needed time to adjust to the offense. The addition of someone like Hockensen should help both the pass and run game, and Amendola is a reasonable Tate replacement. With a better offense, and a controlling DL, I think they move to .500.
NFCE
Eagles - Already a playoff team last year, they definitely had a down year relative to their talent. Wentz was playing well last season despite complaints, fringe top 10 QB, and is now given additional weapons with DJax and the breakout of Goedert that I see coming. Howard and Sanders are fantastic additions to the run game, and I think Lane avoids some of his low points that he had this past season. On the defensive side, I expect both Darby and Jenkins to play better this season and help a struggling secondary stay from being terrible. LBs are a little concerning with the promise of Hicks returning no longer buoying the potential of the group, but they still have a scary DL that can control the run game and generate the pass rush they need. Not much improvement I see on the defense, but it won't be needed with the offensive improvement I see coming.
AFCW
Raiders - Not a popular team to praise, if you forget their team name and look at their offense, you might be surprised. AB and Tyrell is a more than solid WR duo. A 1st round RB in Jacobs is exciting, especially with (overpaid) improvements to the OL coming in with Trent Brown. Incognito is a wild card, as a player and person, but he does have the potential to be a great guard. Unfortunately Cable will probably dampen down the talent, but it does look good with probably improvement from Kolton boosting the talent of Gabe and especially Hudson. On defense, they still need another year, but their DL is starting to solidly form with Ferrell (reach but still great player), Key, Hurst. LBs are weak though Burfict is generally good, and Conley has been a standout on their defense and will welcome the addition of talent like Joyner and 1st round safety Abram. They're still a year from above .500 imo, but I think they show a lot of potential this year to build upon.
AFCS
Colts - The Colts did very well last season, so getting them to improve is risky, but I think their young studs performed in not only sustainable, but improvable manners. I think getting Doyle fully back will definitely help their blocking outside the OL, and their receiving to a little extent, and Marlon was great when healthy last season, if he can be healthy for the season, their run game can really get going to compliment Luck. I absolutely love the Houston add and think that transforms their defense to a legitimately scary force, especially with the massive injection of rookie talent to that defense. With their success last year drafting, and the way they got better as the year went on, I'm extremely high on what the Colts will be able to do this season, and think they will be legit Superbowl contenders.
Titans - Forget about Mariota and Tannehill, who I think are exactly who we think they are. This team took a line with a good amount of talent, that regressed and could easily bounce back this year, and added a top ~5 guard to it with Rodger Saffold. Delanie Walker, a top 5 TE last time he played, might still have enough gas to contribute, and will almost certainly be better than their TE situation last year. Henry finished the year strong and may have found his groove enough to let that carry on for a season. And AJ Brown is needed talent at the WR position. Defensively, the Titans were already solid, but their CBs started getting better last season, and if they continue that trend, a secondary backed by Byard and Vaccaro could do very good things.
AFCN
Browns - Is there an explanation needed here? The most hyped team this offseason, idk if I'd say that they'll meet the expectations of a lot of people, but is inarguable that they just injected a shit ton of talent with guys like OBJ, Hunt, Vernon, Richardson, and Burnett. They were already trending up last season without Hue Jackson, and they looked primed to explode, and definitely get into that >.500 range.
Ravens - This isn't about Lamar Jackson taking over the team, though I do think he will improve a little on his throwing than the little he did last year with a limited game plan. This is about a suffocating defense that performs year after year, has maybe the most talented CB group in the NFL, and just added Earl Thomas to it's safeties (more than offsetting the loss of Mosley). This is the kind of team that could just stop the other team from passing. And when they have a run game that just added Mark Ingram behind a dominant OL with guys like Yanda and Stanley, and arguably the best rushing QB in the league, they have the ability to consistently wear down teams and get tough Ws. I think they take the division, and are stronger contenders for the ring than they were last season.
AFCE
Bills - This one's pretty simpe, I think Allen is talented but raw, and I think he brings out a little more refinement this season, especially with an injection of both deep threats and receivers that can work the middle of the field. Morse and Ford bring much needed help to an OL that needs to get the run game going, and everyone should know now how absolutely loaded this defense is on all levels. Safeties, CBs, LBs, Edge, their only true weakness was the interior and they went ahead and got Ed Oliver. This will be a Ravens-lite team with a better deep ball/big play ability (because don't forget Allen is one of the best running QBs as well)
Jets - Ditto to above, Darnold I definitely see building upon his December performance to give a better performance than the overall awful year he had. He has good weapons that he started using more last season (especially Anderson), and although he didn't use Herndon as much last season, I think Herndon will get good enough this season that a good rapport with Darnold is inevitable. Mosley is a good way to get their defense more stable and consistent, and Quinnen may bring back the glory days of Richardson/Wilkerson as he works with Leonard Williams.

Declining Teams

NFCW
Seahawks - The Seahawks haven't been the same for awhile, and although Wilson continues being a top 5 QB, the team around him keeps going through various changes while tenuously keeping it's identity. I think no ET3 for any games in the season is a huge loss, and losing Frank Clark completely is also big and not at all comparable to getting Ansah. Reed missing 6 games just adds to the situation that is their DL breakdown. They still have one of the best LB corps in the league, but it doesn't matter when the rest of their defense is unproven and one year good not great players are the remaining stars of the defense (like McDougald and Shaquill Griffin). Metcalf at best is probably still going to be a little bit of a project who can't be a complete guy off the gate, and Lockett had a breakout year as more of the WR2 in the offense, now he'll see what happens as a true and explicit WR1 in the system. Wilson/RBs will still be great, but it won't be enough to stave off the regressions in other areas, and they probably end up at or below .500, even with Wilson.
Rams - It's hard to improve on last year for the Rams, and getting Kupp back for hopefully the year is one way to do that. However, that doesn't offset their losses on the line to both Sullivan and Saffold, something that with the combination of Gurley's lower impact this year due to his arthritis issues, is not a great sign for the Rams run game. Goff seemed like he was reaching the peak of his ability last season, especially in the first half, and it's unknown whether he can get back to that level. And on the defense, though Weddle so far has been great when surrounded with talent, he's not guaranteed to be better than Joyner. I am high on their CBs like Peters/Talib being better than last year, but overall I think their defense is similarly underwhelming considering their talent with no edge rushers or IDL to help out Donald, or LBs with them reaching down to Matthews to move back to ILB to help them out. Still a top team, but not THE team the way they were this past season.
NFCS
Saints - Similar to the Rams, I think the Saints are still great, and honestly still Superbowl contenders this next season. I love the addition of Cook to the passing game, and think their defense is filled with young talent that can improve this next season. However, I definitely do not see Brees putting up an all-time season like he did in 2018. I don't think he also regresses and starts playing like that 3 week slump near the end of the season for all of 2019, but I think he returns to his usual level of top ~5 QB play rather than best in the league type play, and I think that cancels out some of their additions they've made. Hopefully Terron can stay healthy and offset the Unger loss as well, we'll see how McCoy does as a rookie in Unger's stead, but overall I see this team regressing slightly, but still being a dominant team that is near or at the top of the NFC.
NFCN
Bears - Every year that a team puts together a defense like the Bears last season, it tends to regress over a few years. I think the loss of talent like Callahan and Amos (who I think is better than HaHa), in addition to the loss of their coordinator Fangio, puts their defense in a definite downward direction. Still top 5 probably, but def not what they did last season. And I definitely don't believe their offense offsets that, I do like the addition of Montgomery, but as a runner, I don't think he brings more than Howard did right away, and the Bears line doesn't show any reason for improvement. Finally, Trubisky statistically seemed to be really overachieving last season, and although he may increase as a passer, I do think that the passing offense of the Bears will at best stay similar to last season. Overall, regression of the defense is going to outweight whatever the offense does, and keeps the Bears from being as good as last year.
NFCE
Giants - Another one that's fairly straightforward, lost their 2nd best player on their offense which was already dogshit, and won't be fixed by the addition of a guard, however good he is. Their defense has been stripped bare and doesn't show much potential, they're an early worst in the NFC favorite, and I would be shocked if they reach their 5 win total last year, which is not something you can usually say.
Cowboys - It's hard putting the Cowboys here because there is stuff that I realllly like about this team. Their LB corps showed the fuck up last season and might be the best in the league with Sean Lee added. Byron broke out as a CB last season, DLaw continued to be a wrecking ball, and Amari added a lot to their offense last season. However, I just get the feeling that there were a lot of single season peaks among the incredible performances last season. Amari came in and exploded right away, something that I don't think happens to that extent with a whole offseason to get accustomed to Dak to Amari. And although Frederick coming back is huge, we have no idea how he'll perform back. And Zeke is now holding out, and without him, their offense will be much, much worse than last year. I don't think they regress much, but there are so many potentially worrying systems that I can't put them as improving.
Redskins - I think this team is going in the right direction, absolutely ridiculous DL and an OL with a lot of potential. But then Trent holds out, and the situation starts getting a little ugly for the RBs AD and Guice. Not only them, but a rookie QB in Haskins could have really used someone like Trent on his blindside. And the Redskins picked up some good WRs in the draft, but they still seem to lack someone as a WR, RB, TE that can step up and be a #1 option for Haskins. I think that defensively they will be strong, but whatever is happening on offense will fuck up the team enough to not get them to that 7 win mark they had last season.
AFCW
Broncos - Joe Flacco is not good. He's a temporary solution for them, and maybe Elway and crew can get more out of him, but there is no Peyton moment coming up, especially with their WR1 coming off a serious ACL injury. Fant is coming in, and hopefully he can help, but this isn't exactly an ideal situation for Fant's development (compared to say Hockensen). The loss of Paradis is also concerning from an OL that wanted to get better, and McGovern has potential, but being as good as Paradis is by no ways a guarantee, especially this year right away. Their defense made some great CBs additions, but the Broncos safeties are lacking, as are their ILBs. I don't think they'll be good enough to carry the offense, which will lead to a more disappointing end than last season.
Chiefs - There is almost no chance their offense explodes to the level it did last year. Hunt is gone, which is definitely a blow to the run game though the Chiefs will probably make one of their random RBs almost as good. No Tyreek suspension is definitely great for them, but Mahomes will probably see some regression, just logically, even if he's still the best QB in the league. What's even more concerning is their defense. They took an already bad defense and took off 2 of their 3 best players (Houston and Ford), and tried to replace both with Frank Clark, which definitely won't work. Their secondary leaves a lottt to be desired, especially with Mathieu not having played at a very high level since 2015, as do their LBs, and Okafor opposite Clark may be sneaky good but still won't compare to last year's edge rush. An almost certain decline offensively (statistically), and a net loss to defensive talent makes this an easy regression candidate, that will probably still be a strong playoff player.
Chargers - The eternally hyped up team, I'm actually pretty high on the Chargers this season. But they're not coming off a year of potential that they could build on. They legit were amazing last year, tied for best record in the AFC with the Chiefs. Can they keep that up? The additions of Henry are very exciting. The situation with Melvin Gordon is the opposite. Tillery and the return of Bosa gives the DL a lot of potential. But Rivers having one of his best years may not be replicated this next season. Overall, I think this is a really good team, in the 10-11 win range, but I don't seem them topping the 12 win range, especially if Gordon continues to hold out and leaves Ekeler to deal with their garbage O-line.
AFCS
Texans - Realistically, Hopkins is playing at the highest level he can, and Watson is probably close to it. Getting Fuller back may push the passing offense up, but their OL is hot garbage still, and that's going to keep handicapping their offense and what it can truly do. The loss of someone like Kareem Jackson who was a good piece in a secondary that is slowly falling apart, may put too much pressure on the front 7. I don't see them keeping up with the Colts, and regressing just slightly both offensively and defensively.
Jaguars - Nick Foles is the type of QB you want to add when you've build the skeleton of the offense and need to have a QB to step in. Maybe that's what the 2017 Jaguars had. The 2018 Jags don't. They have decent WRs that are good and underrated, but no one that can really carry the receivers. No TEs that are anything special, Fournette isn't particularly a good pass catching back. Speaking of, he has to really bounce back from a bad season last year, and needs to be efficient in addition to a workhorse to start carrying the Jags offense. Defensively the Jags still have a ton of talent, but their safeties could very easily let down Ramsey/Bouye this year, and the loss of Telvin is enormous. It's good Yannick is back, but their defense doesn't seem to be going back to 2017 Jags, and that's what this team would need to succeed. I'm hesitant to say they're worse than the 5 wins last season, but I personally cannot look at this team and say it will be better next season.
AFCN
Steelers - Headache or not, losing AB is huge for the passing offense, especially with Ben slowly regressing year after year. A large reason for why AB wasn't as good as past seasons, we'll see how he does with JuJu as his main WR1. Guys like Al were overachieving on the OL last season, and I don't expect him to be as good. Additionally, their line is fairly old, and losing their OL coach is not going to help that situation. Defensively, Bush may be exactly what the defense needs to tie all the pieces together, but I'm not sure if he can do that his first year, and I'm still wary of the secondary. With the Ravens and Browns getting better, I think the Steelers slip a little and fall to around .500
Bengals - I really wanted to go for the Bengals getting better, but the Green and Jonah injuries have taken that belief out of me. Their young players like Boyd and Mixon are great, and Price is the type of guy they need to keep adding to their OL, but I don't see their offense doing much with its current status, especially until Green is back. Defensively, they've been losing some of their older players, and although they have a lot of young talent with Lawson, Bates, and WJ3, I don't think it offsets their offensive issues, and even their star defensive player Atkins wasn't quite the same top 2 IDL he usually is last season.
AFCE
Patriots - Hard for the SB team to get better, though as an 11 win team, they do have the potential. However, I think the loss of Gronk is big for the team, even crippled he was a top 5 TE, and although I'm not as high on Trent Brown, replacing him with Wynn is probably a negative in the immediate future of this season. Defensively, I think the loss of Flowers is enormous and a huge blow to their DL, Bennett does not cover it up. Their secondary is the same, probably regresses a little after how much Gilmore's ridiculous season helped it, and their LB corps gets Collins back, but I don't think accounts for all their losses. Even if Brady doesn't continue the slide from last season and bounces back to a top 3-5 type QB, I think the team is worse off overall.
Dolphins - Not much to say here, taking a QB that struggled because of a bad situation, and putting him in a worse one is not a recipe for immediate success. The Dolphins just lack high end talent, very little exists on the team, and honestly they just need to rebuild a ton before they're ready to compete. Another team I would be shocked with if they ended up with 7 or more wins like last season.
Feel free to give me your input, but again, if you believe a team doesn't belong in one section, say which team you'd switch it with. Don't think all my predictions here are accurate, and can easily be changed in a lot of them, just want to try and see what happens if we constrain predictions to have to follow this 16 and 16 model.
Also for fun let's see how I did last year by some different metrics.

W/L (No change ignored) DVOA
65.5% 65.6%
W/L
Correct: Rams, Bears, Giants, Chargers, Colts, Texans, Browns, Ravens, Dolphins, Panthers, Falcons, Lions, Eagles, Raiders, Jaguars, Steelers, Patriots, Jets, Bills
Incorrect: 49ers, Cardinals, Packers, Vikings, Bengals, Seahawks, Saints, Cowboys, Broncos, Chiefs
Same: Buccaneers, Redskins, Titans
DVOA
Correct: Buccaneers, Bears, Packers, Giants, Chargers, Colts, Texans, Browns, Bengals, Dolphins, Saints, Panthers, Falcons, Lions, Cowboys, Eagles, Raiders, Jaguars, Steelers, Patriots, Bills
Incorrect: Rams, 49ers, Cardinals, Vikings, Redskins, Ravens, Seahawks, Broncos, Chiefs, Titans, Jets
So pretty consistently was getting noticeably above random, but also not super high, which could be because the NFL is unpredictable, or I'm just not that good at this, probably a combo of both. But yeah lmk what you guys think
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[Game Preview] Week 3 - Indianapolis Colts(1-1) at Philadelphia Eagles(1-1)

Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) vs. Indianapolis Colts (1-1)
After being handed their first loss since winning the Super Bowl, the prodigal son, Carson Wentz, returns to the lineup as the Eagles head back to the friendly confines of Lincoln Financial Field to face the Indianapolis Colts. The Linc has been kind to the Eagles of late, as they have won each of their last 3 home games and 12 of its last 13 dating back to Week 16 of 2016, with the only loss coming in a throw away game in the 2017 season finale where the Eagles rest multiple starters. Wentz will be missing some key weapons on offense with Alshon Jeffery, Jay Ajayi, Darren Sproles and Mack Hollins all slated to miss the game as well as Mike Wallace who landed on the IR last week with a broken fibula. He will get a weapon back though with the return of Jordan Matthews to Philadelphia, who signed with the team Wednesday morning. The Eagles will see a familiar face on the Colts sideline, where last years Super Champion OC Frank Reich will attempt to steer the Colts to victory. The Colts looked good last week as they dispatched Eagles' division rival Redskins 21-9. Andrew Luck looks to be returning to Pro Bowl form in Frank Reich's offense where he had 3 TDs last week. The Eagles secondary was torched by Ryan Fitzpatrick last week, so I am sure Luck and the Colts WRs especially Pro Bowler TY Hilton are salivating to get theirs as well. The secondary needs to play better or it could be another long day. A key will be the pass rush, if the Eagles can get pressure on Luck early and often it could go a long way in helping the beleaguered secondary improve their 28th pass defense ranking. On the other side of the ball the Eagles will look to improve from last week, which doesn't look like it will be easy. The Colts look like they found a stud in the 2018 draft on defense with reigning AFC Defensive Player of the Week Darius Leonard. However, if Wentz can return to form and pick up where he left off before his injury last year he should be able to lead the team to victory. It won't be easy with so many key pieces missing on the offense, but as Pederson has proved in the past he is always able to find matchups to exploit even without the optimal lineup at his disposal due to injuries. If nothing else it should be a great game between two great QBs and two great coaches.
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Date
Sunday, Sept 23rd, 2018
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern Lincoln Financial Field
12:00 PM - Central 1020 Pattison Ave
11:00 AM - Mountain Philadelphia, PA 19148
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Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 72°F
Feels Like: 72°F
Forecast: Overcast. Overcast throughout the day
Chance of Precipitation: 0%
Cloud Coverage: 100%
Wind: SE 7 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -6
OveUnder: 47.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 1-1, Indianapolis 1-1
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Chris Myers will handle the play-by-play duties and Daryl Johnston will provide analysis. Laura Okmin will report from the sidelines.
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Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (41st season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Colts Radio
Colts Radio Network Matt Taylor as the play-by-play announcer with former Colts QB Jim Sorgi working as the color commentator.
National Radio
ESPN Radio will carry the game nationally with John Benetti (play-by-play), Bill Polian (analyst) and Sal Paolantonio on the call.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Colts Channel
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NFC East Standings
Team Record PCT HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF STRK
Cowboys 1-1 .500 1-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 28 29 -1 W1
Eagles 1-1 .500 1-0 0-1 0-0 1-1 39 39 0 L1
Redskins 1-1 .500 0-1 1-0 0-0 1-0 33 27 6 L1
Giants 0-2 0.00 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-2 28 40 -12 L2
Series Information
Indianapolis Colts lead Philadelphia Eagles, (10-9)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
November 15th, 1953 at Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Eagles 45 - Baltimore Colts 14
Points Leader
The Indianapolis Colts lead the Philadelphia Eagles (451-387)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: This will be Pederson's first game vs. the Colts
Frank Reich: This will be Reich's first game vs. the Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
This will be the first game Pederson and Reich face off
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Colts 0-0
Andrew Luck: Against Eagles: 0-1
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Andrew Luck: This will be the first game Wentz and Luck face off
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Philadelphia leads series: 1-0
Record @ Lucas Oil Stadium: Philadelphia leads series: 1-0
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 7 - Colts No. 24
Record
Eagles: 1-1
Colts: 1-1
Last Meeting
Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
Eagles 30 - Colts 27
On Monday Night Football, Andrew Luck and the Colts jumped out to an early lead against the Eagles taking a 17-6 lead into halftime. Adam Vinatieri added a another FG to make it 20-6, before the Eagles defense came alive at the end of the 3rd quarter with a Lesean McCoy touchdown run. The Eagles defense forced a Trent Richardson fumble on the following Colts series leading to a Darren Sproles touch down to tie the game at 20. Andrew Luck and Nick Foles traded TDs, before Cody Parkey hit a last second 36 yard FG to seal the game for the Eagles.
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday, Nov. 7th, 2010
Eagles 26 - Colts 24
In a back and forth game, the Eagles gave Peyton Manning fits sacking him three times and forcing two interceptions. On the other side, Mike Vick passed for one touchdown and ran for one more. The Eagles took the lead on a David Akers FG with 7:28 left to go in the 3rd quarter and added a Mike Vick rushing TD to start the 4th quarter. The Eagles were able to hold on with Asante Samuel picking off Manning with 18 seconds left to go in the game sealing the game for the Eagles.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
10/30/1983 Colts Eagles 22-21
10/14/1984 Eagles Colts 16-7
9/30/1990 Colts Eagles 24-23
12/19/1993 Eagles Colts 20-10
12/5/1996 Colts Eagles 37-10
11/21/1999 Colts Eagles 44-17
11/10/2002 Colts Eagles 35-13
11/26/2006 Colts Eagles 45-21
11/7/2010 Eagles Colts 26-24
9/15/2014 Eagles Colts 30-27​
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2018 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Colts Season Stats
2018 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Foles 54 82 65.9% 451 1 1 78.9
Luck 60 84 71.4% 498 4 3 87.3
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ajayi 22 85 42.5 3.9 3
Wilkins 24 101 50.5 4.2 0
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 16 142 71.0 8.9 0
Hilton 12 129 64.5 10.8 2
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Cox 2.5 6.0
Hunt 2.0 5.0
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Hicks 16 11 5 1.5
Leonard 27 21 6 1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Douglas/Darby 1 2
Moore 1 1
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 11 593 65 53.9 46.6 1 1 0
Sanchez 7 330 59 47.1 43.6 1 1 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 2 1 50% 26 4/4
Vinatieri 4 3 75% 36 5/5
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Gibson 2 43 21.5 30 0
Pascal 1 73 24.3 28 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Clement 2 13 6.3 10 0 1
Sproles 3 29 9.7 12 0 1
Rogers 1 0 0 0 0 2
League Rankings 2018
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Colts Stat Colts Rank
Total Offense 322.0 24th 330.5 22nd
Rush Offense 102.0 T-18th 89.5 24th
Pass Offense 220.0 23rd 241.0 19th
Points Per Game 19.5 T-24th 22.0 T-18th
3rd-Down Offense 41.9% 9th 60.6% 1st
4th-Down Offense 60.0% 9th 0.0% T-18th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 83.3% T-4th 66.7% T-9th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Colts Stat Colts Rank
Total Defense 367.5 7th 332.0 19th
Rush Defense 58.5 6th 83.0 9th
Pass Defense 309.0 T-14th 249.0 17th
Points Per Game 19.5 T-8th 21.5 T-14th
3rd-Down Defense 32% T-7th 39.1% T-21st
4th-Down Defense 0% T-1st 50.0% T-19th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 42.9% 8th 50.0% 12th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Colts Stat Colts Rank
Turnover Diff. -1 T-21st -1 T-21st
Penalty Per Game 8.5 T-25th 6.5 T-9th
Penalty Yards Per Game 78.0 T-27th 58.5 12th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - Video – The Eagles were already shorthanded missing starting QB Carson Wentz, WR Alshon Jeffery and RB Darren Sproles when they lost Jason Peters and Jay Ajayi on the opening offensive series. The missing pieces proved to be key against the high powered Buccaneers defense. Ryan Fitzpatrick hit Desean Jackson right off the bat for a 75 yard score, which was a sign for the rest of the day. Fitzpatrick torched the Philadelphia secondary for 402 yards and 4 TDs. The Bucs were able to hold off a late push by the Eagles with Ajayi returning in the second half to add an Eagles score and Foles connected with Agholor late. But it wasn't enough as the Bucs gave the defending champs their first loss.
Colts - Video – In his second game in Frank Reich's offense, Andrew luck moved the ball down field and found Eric Ebron for a TD on the opening drive. The Colts remained balanced throughout the day keeping the Redskins off honest with a balanced offensive attack of 27 rushing and 31 passing attempts. The balance didn't keep the Colts perfect however as Luck threw two picks, but he was pefect when it mattered executing as game sealing drive in the 4th quarter to give the Colts their first win and helped them avoid their first 0-2 start since 2013. On the defensive side of the ball Colts rookie LB Darius Leonard was a disruptive in both the run and pass with a game high 18 tackles including an Alex Smith sack and forced a key Jordan Reed fumble to seal it for the Colts.
Connections
Colts HC Frank Reich served as the Eagles OC from 2016-2018 under Doug Pederson.
Colts GM Chris Ballard worked with Doug Pederson with the Chiefs 2013-2015, with Ballard working as Director of player personnel and then Football Operations and Pederson working as Offensive Coordinator.
Colts WR Marcus Johnson was signed as an undrafted FA by the Eagles and played for them from 2016-2017.
Colts LB Najee Goode played for the Eagles from 2013-2017.
Eagles Player Personnel Executive T.J. McCreight previously worked for the Colts as Director of College Scouting from 2012-2017.
Eagles Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends/Run Game Eugene Chung played one season for the Colts in 1997.
Eagles Safefies Coach Tim Hauk played one season for the Colts in 1998.
Eagles WR Kamar Aiken played one season for the Colts in 2017.
Eagles Carson Wentz and Colts RT Joe Haeg played together at NDSU with Haeg protecting Wentz at RT from 2012-2013 and at LT form 2014-2015.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz and Colts QB Andrew Luck played together at Stanford from 2009-2011.
2018 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Colts
OT Lane Johnson WR TY Hilton (1st Alt)
QB Carson Wentz (Starter) TE Jack Doyle (2nd Alt)
TE Zach Ertz (Starter)
G Brandon Brooks (Starter)
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter)
FS Malcom Jenkins
C Jason Kelce (1st Alt)
DE Brandon Graham (1st Alt)
CB Jalen Mills (3rd Alt)
K Jake Elliot (2nd Alt)
ST Kame Grugier-Hill (2nd Alt)
General
Referee: Clay Martin
The Eagles have produced a 5-5 home record against the Colts, including a 1-0 mark at Lincoln Financial Field. The last time the two clubs played in Philadelphia was on 11/7/10, when the Eagles captured a 26-24 victory.
Including playoffs, Philadelphia is 16-3 (.842) in its last 19 games, as well as 19-4 (.826) in its last 23 overall.
Philadelphia finished the 2017 season with a 6-2 record in away games, which was their best regular-season total on the road since 2013 (also 6-2).
The Eagles’ 16-3 record since Week 3 of 2017 marks their best 19-game stretch since 12/15/03-12/19/04 (also 16-3). The last time Philadelphia won 19+ games over a 23-game stretch was 11/23/03-12/27/04 (also 19-4).
Since 2016, Philadelphia owns a 16-3 record at Lincoln Financial Field (including playoffs), marking the best home winning percentage (.842) in the NFL in that span.
Including playoffs, the Eagles have won each of their last 3 home games. Overall, Philadelphia has won 12 of its last 13 home games dating back to Week 16 of 2016, with their only loss coming in the 2017 season finale vs. Dallas.
Philadelphia has held opponents to 12-or-fewer points in each of its last 4 home games, as well as in 5 of its last 6, and 6 of its last 8 overall.
Since 2017 (regular-season games only), the Eagles have allowed the 2nd-fewest points per game at home in the NFL (13.2), trailing only Minnesota (12.9). Including playoffs, Philadelphia leads the NFL in that category (12.4).
Since the NFL’s division realignment in 2002, Philadelphia has posted a 9-7 record vs. AFC South teams, winning each of its last 6 games against the division, including 4 straight contests at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Eagles’ 6 consecutive wins vs. the AFC South marks their longest active winning streak against any NFL division. The last time Philadelphia won 6+ straight games against any NFL divison was vs. the NFC East from 2016-17 (7).
Carson Wentz will make his first start since sustaining a season-ending knee injury in Week 14 of 2017. In 2017, Wentz earned second-team All-Pro honors, was named to his first-career Pro Bowl and finished 3rd in MVP voting after leading the Eagles to an 11-2 record in games that he started and throwing a franchise-record 33 TDs.
In Week 2 at Tampa Bay, Zach Ertz led the Eagles in both receptions (11) and receiving yards (94), recording his team-record 6th-career game with 10+ catches. Ertz’s 6 career games with 10+ receptions lead all NFL TEs since he entered the league in 2013.
Nelson Agholor has caught 8+ passes in each of his last 3 games (including a career-high 9 in Super Bowl LII), joining Ertz as the only Eagles to ever accomplish that feat.
Fletcher Cox leads the team with 2.5 sacks this season, which are the most by an Eagles defensive tackle through 2 games since Cullen Jenkins in 2011 (3.0).
Jordan Matthews signed with the Eagles on Wednesday Sept. 19th. It will be his first game back in an Eagles uniform, since being traded before the 2017 season with a 3rd round pick for CB Ronald Darby.
Draft Picks
Eagles Colts
TE Dallas Goedert G Quenton Nelson
CB Avonte Maddox LB Darius Leonard
DE Josh Sweat G Braden Smith
T Matt Pryor DE Kemoko Turay
T Jordan Mailata DE Tyquan Lewis
RB Nyheim Hines
WR Daurice Fountain
RB Deon Dain
LB Matthew Adams
LB Zaire Franklin
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Colts
WR Mike Wallace DE Denico Autry
WR Markus Wheaton TE Eric Ebron
DT Haloti Ngata WR Ryan Grant
P Cameron Johnston G/C Matt Slauson
DT Bruce Hector LB Najee Goode
LB DJ Alexander T Austin Howard
WR Jordan Matthews
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Colts
DE Vinny Curry RB Frank Gore
WR Torrey Smith S Darius Butler
RB Kenjon Barner WR Donte Moncrief
RB LaGarrett Blount CB Rashaan Melvin
LB RB Mychal Kendricks LB Barkevious Mingo
CB Patrick Robinson WR Kamar Aiken
TE Trey Burton C Mike Person
DT Beau Allen DT Jonathan Hankins
P Donnie Jones CB Vontae Davis
WR Marcus Johnson DE Henry Anderson
TE Brent Celek
Milestones
QB Carson Wentz (7078) needs 144 yards to move up to 11th all-time on the all-time Eagles Passing Yards list passing Roman Gabriel and 420 yards to move up to 10th all-time passing Norm Van Brocklin.
QB Carson Wentz (49) needs 3 TDs to move up to a tie for 11th on the all-time Eagles Passing TDs list with Nick Foles.
QB Carson Wentz (49) needs 1 TD for 50 career passing TDs.
TE Zach Ertz (3806) needs 35 yards to move up to 12th on the Eagles all-time receiving list all-time passing WR Calvin Williams
TE Zach Ertz (21) needs 2 TDs to move up to 17th on the Eagles all-time receiving list all-time tying TE Chad Lewis
RB Darren Sproles needs 458 yards to move up to 5th on the NFL’s all-time all-purpose yards list passing WR Tim Brown.
DE Brandon Graham (38.5 – 7th) needs 1 sacks to move up to a tie for 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DT Andy Harmon.
DE Fletcher Cox (34 - 10th) needs 1 sacks to move into a tie for 8th all-time on the Eagles sack list with LB Seth Joyner.
S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player.
QB Andrew Luck needs 426 passing yards for 20000 career passing yards.
WR TY Hilton needs 44 yards for 7000 career recieving yards.
Pro Football Focus Matchup Charts courtesy of PFF Edge (join.profootballfocus.com/edge/)
Eagles WRs vs Colts DBs
Colts WRs vs Eagles DB
Matchups to Watch
Carson Wentz vs the Colts Defense
Last time Wentz stepped on to a football field in game action was when he threw a touchdown pass on a torn ACL to Alshon Jeffery 9 months ago and he has been chomping at the bit to get back on the field after watching his team with a Super Bowl with him on the sideline. Wentz will get his shot this week against a Colts defense that still has some holes in it particular on the DL. Wentz's return won't be easy as he will be missing key pieces on offense including WRs Alshon Jeffery and Mike Wallace as well as RBs Darren Sproles and Jay Ajayi. He will still have his favorite target in TE Zach Ertz and Ertz's protege rookie Dallas Goedert. Wentz utilized the TEs heavily last season as they accounted for 14 of the Eagles passing TDs last season. Look for some two TE sets to them to get involved early, after Goedert has been invisible for the first two games with Foles throwing the football. Carson will also have a familiar face to throw in Jordan Matthews, who re-signed with the team this week and was second on the team in receiving yards Wentz's rookie season. Doug will look to get Wentz going early, so don't be surprised to see some big throws on the first drive especially to the speedy Nelson Agholor in the slot who had a break out year last season. Wentz is what makes this offense go and is a special player, him returning to form before the injury will big in getting a second W.
The Colts Passing attack vs the Eagles Pass Defense
Ryan Fitzpatrick feasted on the Eagles defense last week throwing for 402 yards and 4 TDs in the Bucs win over the Eagles. The Eagles secondary gave up not one, but two 75 TDs passes, as well as key receptions throughout the game. The Colts don't have the same number of weapons the Buccaneers do, but like the Bucs, they have a talented TE in Eric Ebron and a speedy WR in TY Hilton. Hilton led the league in receiving yards in 2016 and has averaged 1200 yards over the past four seasons. The Eagles will need to know where Hilton is on the field at all times or it could be a long day for the secondary which is already ranked 28th against pass. The Eagles won't see Ryan Fitzpatrick this week, but they do face Andrew Luck who when he is on is more consistent and talented than Fitzpatrick. Luck is a three time Pro Bowler, who is trying to comeback from an injury of his own, which forced him to miss nearly all of the 2017 season. Luck has made some errant throws in the first two games, but has been money when it counted as the Colts own the best 3rd down % in the league at 61%. The Eagles secondary will need contain this offense and can't give the big cushions they gave to the Bucs WRs that allowed them to easily convert 3rd downs and negated the pass rush that is the strength of the Eagles defense. If the secondary get hold their men long enough for the pass rush to be effective it could be a long day for Luck.
Eagles OL vs. Colts Front Seven
The Colts had one of the worst pass rushes in the NFL in 2017. They had just 25 sacks on the season, which was second-worst in the NFL, behind only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs investing heavily to correct that issue, but the Colts could only do so much in one offseason and holes all over their roster. The Colts return a DL very similar to last year that with a few minor additions and 2nd round pick Kemoko Turay. The Colts pass rush does look better this season, but it is still a match up the Eagles should win. All-Pro Jason Peters is returning this week after leaving last game during the opening series. The Bodyguard and crew will look to keep Carson Wentz clean in his first game back. Winning this matchup will be huge to ensure Wentz has time to find his receivers down field. The OL will also look to open holes for the Eagles shorthanded running attack that will be missing both Darren Sproles and Jay Ajayi. Pederson likes to stay balanced, so getting Clement and Smallwood will be important.
Eagles DL vs. Colts OL
The Eagles currently own the number one ranked rush defense allowing just 58.5 yards per game, while the Colts are just 24th in rushing offense. The Eagles should be able to limit the run heavily, but they will need to get pressure on Luck as well. The Eagles DL is 9th in sacks with 6 through two games, but they will need to get more pressure this week to limit Andrew Luck in the passing game. Luck has been sacked just three times through the first two games, something Fletcher Cox who leads the Eagles in sacks this season would like to change. Cox has at least 1 sack in each of the first two games and wants to continue that trend in his quest for DPOY this season. Next to Cox, Brandon Graham is still in pursuit of his first sack this season after leading the team last year in sacks with 9.5. Getting to the QB and winning in the trenches is what the Eagles defense is built on, if the DL can be wreak havoc on Sunday it should lead to a win for the Eagles.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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(DFAroto) Week 8 Matchup Strategy Guide - Part 1

Part 2 Right here: https://www.designatedforassessment.com/nfl/week-8-matchup-strategy-guide-part-2

Week 8 Strategy Guide! Look for Part 2 coming out tomorrow! After receiving some feedback from the reddit community regarding our Matchup strategy guides, we are seeking to release them a day earlier next week and moving forward so that folks have more time to plan for Sunday. So look for our Guide to release Thursday/Friday next week instead of Friday/Saturday! Check out our other stuff here: https://www.designatedforassessment.com/nfl/week-7-matchup-strategy-guide-part-2

GLOSSARY

DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) calculates a team's success based on the down-and-distance of each play during the season, then calculates how much more or less successful each team is compared to the league average.
DVOA Pass/Run Defense Rank: Team’s NFL rank in DVOA pass or run defense so far this season. #1 means best DEF against the pass/run, #32 means worst DEF against the pass/run.
ATS= Against the spread
DVOA from https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/teamdef/2019

Seattle Seahawks (-6.5) at Atlanta Falcons

Cardinals ATS: 4-2-0 Giants ATS: 2-4-0
Projected Team Totals: Seahawks 28.75 Falcons 22.25

Seahawks

Opp (ATL) Pass DVOA: #31
Opp (ATL) Run DVOA: #4
Injuries to Watch DEF (ATL): DT Grady Jarrett (D) CB Desmond Trufant (Q)
Injuries to Watch OFF (SEA): T German Ifedi (Q) T Duane Brown (Q) T George Fant (Q)
Key WCB matchups: None
Relevant Target Share %’s (season): Tyler Lockett (21%) D.K. Metcalf (17%) Chris Carson (11%) Jaron Brown (11%) David Moore (7%)
RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 7: Chris Carson (91%, 24, 5) CJ Prosise (9%, 1, 0)
QB/WTE Breakdown
The Seahawks head into Week 8 looking for a bounce back win after getting thoroughly outplayed by Baltimore in the second half of last week’s loss. With how poor Atlanta has looked so far this year, it’s an excellent spot for the Seahawks to take out any frustrations. Russell Wilson (upgrade) is in a particularly good spot against an Atlanta secondary that has been burned consistently, and gives up big plays regularly. They give up the most FPPG to QBs, and if Desmond Trufant misses another week, they’ll again be down to backups on the outside. Wilson is a top-3 QB1 play this week. Tyler Lockett (upgrade) should get an excellent matchup in the slot, and he’s a good bet for a high reception total, at least one big play, and a TD. Treat him as a high end WR2 with upside this week. DK Metcalf (downgrade PPR) continues to be used primarily on long passing plays, limiting his upside in PPR leagues due to a lack of volume. There’s a good chance he hits on one of those big plays this week, but he’s a bit risky to trust in lineups at this point as more than an upside WR4. Jaron Brown and David Moore aren’t seeing the necessary volume to be fantasy relevant, but of the too Brown’s ability to bust a big play or two make him the lesser of two evils. Will Dissly’s injury sadly has rendered the TE position for SEA irrelevant for fantasy purposes until further notice.
RB Breakdown
The Falcons are surprisingly stout by rush defense DVOA metrics, but that may be in part due to how many shootouts they’ve been in, and how poor their passing defense is. A run heavy team like Seattle won’t be afraid to test this front seven. Chris Carson (upgrade) continues to assert his dominance on the Seattle backfield, and despite a somewhat lackluster final line last week, he continues to run with power and authority. Carson is a great spot as a low-end RB1 option this week, working in the workhorse role for a team that is a big favorite. Seattle will pound the rock heavily, and Carson will receive his fare share of opportunity and should get a goal line look or two. Rashaad Penny (stash) is only a low-end handcuff at this point, as he didn’t receive a touch last week and wouldn’t be guaranteed a big role with a Carson injury. If he trends up as he returns to full health, however, feel free to take a flier on the former first round pick.

Falcons

Opp (SEA) Pass DVOA: #16
Opp (SEA) Run DVOA: #22
Injuries to Watch DEF (SEA): S Lano Hill (Q) DE Quinton Jefferson (Q) CB Tre Flowers (Q) DE Ziggy Ansah (Q) S Quandre Diggs (Q) S Bradley McDougald (Q)
Injuries to Watch OFF (ATL): QB Matt Ryan (D) G James Carpenter (Q) RB Ito Smith (D)
Key WCB matchups: None
Relevant Target Share %’s (season): Julio Jones (21%) Austin Hooper (19%) Calvin Ridley (15%) Devonta Freeman (11%)
RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 7: Devonta Freeman (65%, 9, 3) Brian Hill (35%, 7, 2)
QB/WTE Breakdown
A reeling Falcons squad enters Week 8 with the possibility of starting a QB other than Matt Ryan (start if active) for the first time since 2009. Impressive streaks aside, Ryan’s absence would create a tough situation for a team that is already on the ropes of a lost season. Amazingly, the Falcons would have to turn to Matt Schaub (I’m concerned) for his first start since 2015. The Seahawks are middle of the pack in both FPPG to QBs allowed and pass defense DVOA metrics, but Schaub wouldn’t be considered a trustworthy option outside of a streamer in 2QB leagues. It appears as though Matt Ryan has a decent chance of suiting up, however, as he practiced on Friday and may attempt to gut out his injury even for a team that isn’t going anywhere. This would be good news for all Falcons weapons, including Julio Jones. Jones has had a bit of an up and down year, but should feast against Seattle’s mediocre secondary and feels due for a TD. Fire him up as WR1 as usual despite the less than ideal team circumstances. Calvin Ridley (upgrade standard) may struggle to accumulate volume if Atlanta opts for a more run heavy approach sans Ryan, but assuming Ryan does play he’ll be in the WR3 mix. Mohamed Sanu’s departure opens up a 14% target share, and more looks for Ridley moving forward would help to stabilize his value to less TD dependent. Austin Hooper (upgrade PPR) will remain an elite TE1 regardless of who is under center, and the stud tight end just keeps producing. At a weak position in fantasy, Hooper is as reliable as they come at the moment.
RB Breakdown
The Seahawks rank in the bottom third of DVOA rush defense, but they give up the 10th fewest FPPG to opposing RBs. This isn’t a smash spot for Devonta Freeman (upgrade PPR) but he should see a high amount of receiving usage. Ito Smith’s concussion will likely keep him on the sidelines this week, so expect Freeman to receive 20+ touches, with Brian Hill backing him up and potentially getting some fourth quarter touches if this game gets ugly. Freeman is a mid level RB2 with a slight bump in PPR leagues.
Score Prediction: Seahawks 31, Falcons 24

New York Giants at Detroit Lions (-7)

Giants ATS: 2-5-0 Lions ATS: 4-2-0
Projected Point Totals: Giants 21 Lions 28

Giants

Opp (DET) Pass DVOA: #15
Opp (DET) Run DVOA: #21
Injuries to Watch DEF (DET): CB Darius Slay (Q) DT Mike Daniels (Q) CB Amani Oruwariye (Q)
Injuries to Watch OFF (NYG): WR Sterling Shepard (D) RB Saquon Barkley (Managed reps)
Key WCB matchups: Golden Tate vs. Justin Coleman (Rotoworld)
Relevant Target Share %’s (season): Golden Tate (25%) Evan Engram (23%) Sterling Shepard (22%) Saquon Barkley (14%) Darius Slayton (13%) Bennie Fowler (13%) Russell Shepard (10%)
RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 7: Saquon Barkley (86%, 21, 5) Wayne Gallman (14%, 0, 0)
QB/WTE Breakdown
After the initial honeymoon period, the shine has worn off Daniel Jones (downgrade) slightly in recent weeks. Coming off three straight losses (two of which were blowouts), the Giants appear on the predicted trajectory of a clearly rebuilding team. The Lions aren’t an imposing matchup, 15th pass DVOA and 9th most FPPG allowed to QBs, but they have a solid overall defense. Darius Slay’s ability to play could be an upgrade for their unit, but Jones will likely have trouble putting together a solid performance regardless. He’s not a 1QB league option at this point. His weapons have also taken a hit, with Sterling Shepard likely to miss this week due to concussion symptoms. If Shepard is out, look for Golden Tate (upgrade PPR) to again take on a high target share. Tate has the opportunity to put up a useful PPR line with catch total alone, and should produce a decent yardage total as well. He’s a WR3 this week with a bump in PPR due to the projected increase in volume coming his way. Evan Engram remains a TE1 despite mediocre production last week after returning from an MCL injury, and could have a nice outing if he can break a big play. All other Giants pass catchers are off the radar.
RB Breakdown
This hasn’t been an ideal season for Saquon Barkley (downgrade workload), and it appears his injury may linger throughout the season. He’s obviously too talented to even consider benching, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Giants limit his workload slightly the rest of the season if the ankle isn’t 100%. Make sure to get Wayne Gallman (handcuff) rostered in every league, as there is potential for the Giants to eventually sit Barkley altogether if the injury flares up again. For now, Saquon remains an obvious RB1, but the Giants likely won’t hesitate to show caution with their best overall player and team building block if the situation calls for it.

Lions

Opp (NYG) Pass DVOA: #27
Opp (NYG) Run DVOA: #14
Injuries to Watch DEF (NYG): CB Corey Ballentine (Q)
Injuries to Watch OFF (DET): FB Nick Bawden (Q)
Key WCB matchups: None
Relevant Target Share %’s (season): Kenny Golladay (22%) Marvin Jones (19%) Danny Amendola (17%) T.J. Hockenson (14%) J.D. McKissic (5%)
RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 7: Ty Johnson (72%, 14, 4) J.D. McKissic (28%, 7, 3)
QB/WTE Breakdown
Lions fans have to be wondering how different their season might look if a few plays and calls would have gone their way. But despite the somewhat unfortunate breaks they’ve endured, Detroit is in a good spot to collect a win at home against a reeling Giants’ squad. Matthew Stafford (upgrade) goes up against a secondary that has given up the 11th most FPPG to QBs, and ranks in the bottom tier of pass defense DVOA metrics. Considering the weapons he has at his disposal, and the increased willingness of this offense to take shots downfield, Stafford should be considered a low-end QB1 this week. Kenny Golladay (upgrade standard) has become an excellent deep threat in addition to his work on intermediate routes, and should find this Giants secondary to his liking. He had a low usage rate against the Vikings last week, while Marvin Jones racked up a monster game, but that was in part due to Xavier Rhodes’ excellent coverage. Look for a bounce back week from Kenny G, and keep him in your high-end WR2 rankings. Jones slots in as a boom-or-bust WR3, but this week looks more boom than not. Chasing last week’s points is a dangerous game, but one that should be worth the risk this week. TJ Hockenson (upgrade standard) has a tough matchup against the Giants, 4th fewest FPPG allowed to TEs, but his red zone looks have continued to be impressive. It feels like a week he finally breaks through with a TD. He’s a low-end TE1 with a slippery floor, but is worth deploying if you don’t have a top-8 option at the position.
RB Breakdown
With starting running back Kerryon Johnson (knee) headed to IR, there is a new backfield duo in the mix. Ty Johnson appears headed for the starting role, while J.D. McKissic should be the primary passing back. Both runners need to be rostered, but Johnson is the better play this week with the Lions favored to win at home. He may not get 20+ touches, but should have a good opportunity to show what he can do and perhaps get a goal line carry or two. He’s an RB2/3 until we see his role cemented. McKissic is more of an RB4, with a bump in PPR leagues, in hopes that he can mix in some ground touches in addition to possibly receiving 5-8 targets per game. If you own either it may be best to take a wait and see approach. However, Kerryon owners that spent big FAAB dollars on Ty Johnson may have no other option but to plug him in immediately. The Giants give up the seventh most FPPG to opposing RBs, and as home favorites should have a good chance of establishing the run.
Score Prediction: Lions 24, Giants 13

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans (-2.5)

Buccaneers ATS: 2-4-0 Titans ATS: 2-4-1
Projected Point Totals: Buccaneers 21.5 Titans 24

Buccaneers

Opp (TEN) Pass DVOA: #23
Opp (TEN) Run DVOA: #3
Injuries to Watch DEF (TEN): DT Jurrell Casey (Q) LB Sharif Finch CB Adoree Jackson CB Chris Milton (Q)
Injuries to Watch OFF (TB): OG Alex Cappa (Q) OT Demar Dotson (Q) TE OJ Howard (D) WR Breshad Perriman (full practice)
Key WCB matchups: None
Relevant Target Share %’s (season): Chris Godwin (25%) Mike Evans (25%) Dare Ogunbowale (10%) Breshad Perriman (9%) O.J. Howard (8%)
RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 6: Dare Ogunbowale (59%, 4, 5) Peyton Barber (24%, 8, 0) Ronald Jones (17%, 4, 0)
QB/WTE Breakdown
It’s been a tough start to the Bruce Arians era through six games this year. Jameis Winston has unsurprisingly struggled with turnovers, despite putting up big yardage totals and throwing for 12 TDs. Tennessee isn’t an elite pass defense, 23rd pass DVOA but 10th fewest FPPG to QBs, so this isn’t a shy away matchup on paper. Those who need to stream a QB this week could do worse than Winston, but the low implied point total and a road matchup against a good overall defense are definitely red flags. He’s outside the top-12 this week for DFA, but not by much. One of the reasons for Winston’s moderate success this year is the up and down production of Mike Evans (downgrade PPR). He’s averaged less than 30 yards with no scores in three of his games, but averaged over 100 yards and snagged four TDs in his other three. Evans is too talented to bench, even in shallow leagues, so roll him out there knowing there’s about a 50-50 chance he produces top-15 WR numbers in this potentially low scoring game. Chris Godwin (upgrade PPR) has been other worldly this year, and is a set and forget option as Winston’s go to target. OJ Howard hasn’t practiced this week, and is unlikely to have a big role even if he plays, so he is an obvious avoid in all formats at this point. Breshad Perriman is likely to return this week, but doesn’t have an appetizing role in this passing game, so owners can continue to leave him on wires.
RB Breakdown
The Bucs backfield has been a tough one to read this season, and it appears that Ronald Jones (downgrade) just cannot take control of the lead role. Peyton Barber (downgrade) got twice as many carries in Week 6, but neither is a trustworthy option against a solid rushing defense. If you are throwing one of these two into lineups its with a desperation heave into the end zone that is likely to get intercepted or at least fall incomplete. Dare Ogunbowale isn't an option.

Titans

Opp (TB) Pass DVOA: #25
Opp (TB) Run DVOA: #1
Injuries to Watch DEF (TB): LB Jack Cichy (Q)
Injuries to Watch OFF (TEN): TE Delanie Walker (OUT)
Key WCB matchups: None
Relevant Target Share %’s (season): Delanie Walker (18%) Corey Davis (17%) A.J. Brown (15%) Adam Humphries (15%) Dion Lewis (9%) Tajae Sharpe (7%)
RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 7: Derrick Henry (74%, 23, 1) Dion Lewis (26%, 1, 1)
QB/WTE Breakdown
As a duck fan, it was tough to see Marcus Mariota get benched last week, and I’ll go toe to toe with anyone that says he’s not a talented NFL QB (even if I’m wrong). But as an NFL fan, it was the right move in this situation as it was simply time to see if another QB could spark this offense into respectability. Ryan Tannehill (upgrade) was serviceable last week, throwing for over 300 yards and tossing two scores, while leading the Titans to a win over the Chargers. He’s a risky option in 1QB leagues, but does have streamer appeal in a matchup against a Bucs squad giving up the seventh most FPPG to QBs. Corey Davis (upgrade) looked rejuvenated with Tannehill under center, and now faces off against a defense giving up the second most FPPG to WRs. His volume is on the rise, and he continues to look explosive after the catch, so you can view him as a WR3 with upside this week. AJ Brown (upgrade) led the Titans with a career high eight targets last week, and is suddenly in a position to produce decent numbers for owners that snagged him off waivers in hopes the QB switch would lead to his talent being unlocked. Brown should also benefit from the matchup and can be used as a WR3 with upside considering his big play ability. Delanie Walker has been ruled out this week, making Jonnu Smith an interesting but extremely low floor streaming option. With the way the tight end is targeted in this offensive, you could probably do worse.
RB Breakdown
The Titans have continued to hand Derrick Henry (downgrade) a big workload in just about every game. The matchup against the Bucs elite rush defense is less than ideal, but Henry is still an RB2 with his TD upside, and should only be benched if owners have truly elite RB options behind him. Dion Lewis is an afterthought, and doesn’t even make for a great handcuff as he’d be unlikely to assume a workhorse role in the event of a Henry injury.
Score Prediction: Buccaneers 20, Titans 17

Los Angeles Chargers at Chicago Bears (-4)

Chargers ATS: 1-4-2 Bears ATS: 2-4-0
Projected Point Totals: Chargers 18.5 Bears 22.5

Chargers

Opp (CHI) Pass DVOA: #8
Opp (CHI) Run DVOA: #16
Injuries to Watch DEF (CHI): CB Sherrick McManis (Q)
Injuries to Watch OFF (LAC): WR Keenan Allen (Q, late addition to injury report) RB Justin Jackson (Q)
Key WCB matchups: None
Relevant Target Share %’s (season): Keenan Allen (25%) Austin Ekeler (19%) Hunter Henry (19%) Mike Williams (18%) Melvin Gordon (10%)
RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 7: Austin Ekeler (53%, 12, 8) Melvin Gordon (47%, 18, 3)
QB/WTE Breakdown
Last week’s game against Tennessee was a heart breaker for the team that LA doesn’t seem to want (or never wanted?). The game was fumbled away in the final seconds on the TEN one-yard line by non-other then the running back that decided to holdout the first month to be the highest paid back in the league. The schedule doesn’t get any easier, as Phillip Rivers (downgrade) and crew travel to CHI to face a defense allowing only 14.6 FPPG to QBs. Keenan Allen (downgrade) picked up a concerning hamstring injury and was added to the injury report late week. Owners aren’t benching him, but CHI only allows 17.2 FPPG to wideouts. Mike Williams (downgrade) continues to see a large target share, but has yet to surpass 100 yards receiving or score a touchdown this year. He’s a roll of the dice WR3/4 that needs to hit paydirt to be valuable this week. Hunter Henry looks like the best bet in the passing game (outside of Ekeler), and should be in all lineups.
RB Breakdown
Melvin Gordon’s holdout is looking more and more ridiculous by the game - he fumbled the game away last week, and is only averaging 2.2 YPC so far in 2019. Austin Ekeler is the preferred play moving forward due to his pass game chops, and should be again heavily used against CHI to avoid Khalil Mack and the Bears fearsome pass rush. If it weren’t for Gordon’s goal line usage, he might be a recommended drop in most formats. Hold for now and see if he can get things turned around, but consider him a low-end RB2. Ekeler is a mid RB2 with an upgrade in PPR. The Chargers offense has looked considerably better with Ekeler as the lead dog, so it wouldn’t be shocking to see them get him more involved again this week.

Bears

Opp (LAC) Pass DVOA: #28
Opp (LAC) Run DVOA: #24
Injuries to Watch DEF (LAC): S Nasir Adderley (OUT) DT Justin Jones (Q) NT Brandon Mebane (Q) DE Melvin Ingram (Q)
Injuries to Watch OFF (CHI): None
Key WCB matchups: Allen Robinson vs. Casey Hayward (Rotoworld)
Relevant Target Share %’s (season): Allen Robinson (27%) Tarik Cohen (20%) Anthony Miller (11%) Taylor Gabriel (10%) Trey Burton (10%) David Montgomery (7%)
RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 7: Tarik Cohen (55%, 12, 12) David Montgomery (45%, 4, 2)
QB/WTE Breakdown
Both CHI and LAC have had disappointing seasons in 2019, but the Bears completely came apart last week, only making the score look respectable after recovering an onside kick (and nearly snagging a second). Mitchell Trubisky has looked downright awful for most of the year, but the Chargers aren’t an imposing matchup defensively. Either way, he’s not a recommended start in any format. Allen Robinson remains the only startable wideout for CHI, and even with Trubisky’s struggles has managed to put up fringe WR1 numbers. Continue to deploy him, despite a difficult projected matchup against CB Casey Hayward. Anthony Miller was a sleeper target for many before the season, but injuries hampered him in the beginning of the year. He has started to come alive a little, posting 4-52-0 and 5-64-0 (Rotoworld) in the last two, but it’s tough to recommend anyone outside of ARob due to Trub’s struggles. Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen aren’t fantasy options.
RB Breakdown
At this point, it’s probably safe to call David Montgomery one of the biggest fantasy busts of 2019. He bottomed out last week against the Saints, only getting 4 touches, even while playing 45% of snaps. LAC has been beaten up on the ground by several running backs this year, giving up 20.8 FPPG to the position. This week sets up for a bounce back week for the rookie, so view him as a low-end RB2 and look for him to possibly get on track if Matt Nagy gets his proverbial head out of his proverbial ass. Tarik Cohen has been the back to deploy in negative game-scripts, and should be upgraded in PPR formats. This seems more like a DMont week, but the ‘Human Joystick’ can never be counted out to break a long one - he’s more of a desperation flex play due to his low volume role.
Score Prediction: Bears 20, Chargers 17

New York Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars (-6)

Jets ATS: 2-4-0 Jaguars ATS: 4-3-0
Projected Point Totals: Jets 17.5 Jaguars 23.5

Jets

Opp (JAX) Pass DVOA: #9
Opp (JAX) Run DVOA: #27
Injuries to Watch DEF (JAX): LB Leon Jacobs (Q) LB Najee Goode (Q)
Injuries to Watch OFF (NYJ): OL Kelvin Beachum (Q) OL Kelechi Osemele (OUT)
Key WCB matchups: None
Relevant Target Share %’s (season): Jamison Crowder (24%) Le’Veon Bell (20%) Robby Anderson (20%) Demaryius Thomas (20%)
RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 7: Le’veon Bell (89%, 16, 4) Ty Montgomery (11%, 2, 1)
QB/WTE Breakdown
With Sam Darnold returning to upset the Cowboys in Week 6, it seemed like the Jets might be able to at least give NE a game at home...Yeah, not even close. Darnold was absolutely eviscerated by the NE defense, turning the ball over 5 times and posting a 0.7 QBR. Yuck. This week’s matchup against JAX is actually a sneaky spot for Darnold to bounce back - they are giving up 18.1 FPPG to QBs and stud CB Jalen Ramsey now dons a Rams jersey. Same goes for Jamison Crowder, Robby Anderson, and Demaryius Thomas, and they should be ranked in that order. Crowder maintains the high floor, while Anderson is the ceiling play. DT probably shouldn’t be in any lineups. Chris Herndon looks to be on track to play this week, and due to TE being so shallow this year, we don’t blame you if you feel the need to roll him out there in his first game of the year. Just be aware it is a risky play, JAX only gives up 6 FPPG to the position, plus hamstrings are tricky and there is a chance he’s limited even if he’s active.
RB Breakdown
Le’veon Bell and the entire Jets offense were left for dead by the NE defense last week, yet Bell continued to handle an RB1 workload. Look for him to bounce back as well against the JAX defense that ranks bottom-6 in Run DVOA - he’s an RB1, and this might be the last chance to buy low. The schedule softens considerably moving forward, after JAX, NYJ faces NYG, WSH, OAK, CIN, and MIA. Ty Montgomery remains a low-end handcuff and can be stashed for owners with the bench space. The schedule moving forward places him in the high-end RB2 conversation if Bell were to miss time.

Jaguars

Opp (NYJ) Pass DVOA: #17
Opp (NYJ) Run DVOA: #6
Injuries to Watch DEF (NYJ): LB CJ Mosley (D) LB Albert McLellan (D)
Injuries to Watch OFF (JAX): WR Marqise Lee (OUT) WR Dede Westbrook (Q, expected to play)
Key WCB matchups: None
Relevant Target Share %’s (season): Dede Westbrook (23%) D.J. Chark (21%) Leonard Fournette (16%) Chris Conley (14%)
RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 7: Leonard Fournette (91%, 31, 2) Ryquell Armstead (9%, 3, 1)
QB/WTE Breakdown
Jacksonville took care of business last week in Cincy, but the fantasy stats that many predicted didn’t manifest in the way that owners hoped. Gardner Minshew was solid, but it wasn’t full blown Minshew mania (he still put up 21 fantasy points). Minshew is sitting right outside the QB1 ranks for the season as the 13th QB in fantasy, and has only scored less than 16 fantasy points in one game. Consider him a high end QB2 for this one, as the Jets really aren’t a great matchup - ceding 16.1 FPPG to quarterbacks. Dede Westbrook continues to vacuum up a larger target share as his connection with Minshew grows, he received 4 more targets last week than fellow breakout receiver D.J. Chark. This feels like a trend that could continue moving forward, but Chark will always have explosive ceiling potential as the main deep threat for JAX. Treat Chark as a solid WR2, and Westbrook as a WR3. In the two games since TE James O’Shaughnessy hit the IR, Jaguars tight ends have caught one pass for 16 yards (jaguars.com). With Geoff Swaim also being placed on the IR, Josh Oliver is set to take on a bigger role, but he shouldn’t be on rosters - just keep an eye on the situation.
RB Breakdown
Leonard Fournette continued his bounce back campaign last week against CIN, picking up 131 yards on the ground on 29 carries. The only thing holding him back from being a top-3 fantasy option so far is his lack of touchdowns, he only has one. Positive touchdown regression is coming, and this could be a week he finds the endzone again - NYJ is giving up 19.5 FPPG to running backs. All seems well with Fournette’s health, but owners should handcuff Ryquell Armstead now while he’s on the wire. JAX has a great fantasy playoff schedule; in Weeks 14-16 they face LAC, OAK and ATL. Might as well lock up the backfield while you can.
Score Prediction: Jaguars 24, Jets 23

Philadelphia Eagles at Buffalo Bills (-1.5)

Eagles ATS: 2-5-0 Bills ATS: 4-2-0
Projected Point Totals: Eagles 21 Bills 22.5

Eagles

Opp (BUF) Pass DVOA: #5
Opp (BUF) Run DVOA: #23
Injuries to Watch DEF (BUF): S Kurt Coleman (Q) CB Kevin Johnson (Q) LB Matt Milano (Q) LB Corey Thompson (Q)
Injuries to Watch OFF (PHI): RB Darren Sproles (D) OT Jason Peters (D) WR DeSean Jackson (OUT)
Key WCB matchups: None
Relevant Target Share %’s (season): Alshon Jeffery (25%) Zach Ertz (24%) DeSean Jackson (23%) Nelson Aghlor (17%) Dallas Goedert (11%)
RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 7: Miles Sanders (51%, 9, 3) Jordan Howard (36%, 13, 2) Boston Scott (13%, 8, 1)
QB/WTE Breakdown
The Eagles got absolutely annihilated in a divisional matchup against the Cowboys last week on SNF, and this week it doesn’t get any easier against a surprising Bills team. Carson Wentz (downgrade) has his work cut out for him against a top-5 secondary, and should be benched for other options in most formats. The Eagles receivers continue to disappoint, even in a negative game-script last week the leading pass catcher was tight end Dallas Goedert - Wentz only managed to complete 16 passes. Alshon Jeffery is as touchdown dependent as they come, his high water mark for yardage this year is 76, and he’s only cleared 60 yards once. Consider him a boom-or-bust WR3. Nelson Agholor simply can’t be trusted and shouldn’t be on fantasy teams. Zach Ertz continued his disappointing season, and fantasy managers who burned a high draft pick on a tight end (Kelce, Kittle, Ertz) can’t be feeling good about it right now. This week doesn’t project as a bounce back week for this offense - the BUF defense is top-5 against every position in FPPG except for running back.
RB Breakdown
Miles Sanders and Jordan Howard continue to split time almost evenly, and they are limiting each others ceiling at this point. Consider both back RB3/flex options in the tough matchup - BUF gives up 18 FPPG to running backs. Sanders gets the slight edge for his pass catching abilities.

Bills

Opp (PHI) Pass DVOA: #20
Opp (PHI) Run DVOA: #10
Injuries to Watch DEF (PHI): CB Avonte Maddox (D) DT Timmy Jernigan (D) LB Nigel Bradham (Q)
Injuries to Watch OFF (BUF): WR Duke Williams (Q)
Key WCB matchups: None
Relevant Target Share %’s (season): John Brown (22%) Cole Beasley (22%) Zay Jones (12%) Dawson Knox (11%)
RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 7: Frank Gore (57%, 12, 1) Devin Singletary (43%, 7, 0)
QB/WTE Breakdown
The Eagles defensive weakness all year has been in their secondary, it’ll be interesting to see if run-first quarterback Josh Allen (upgrade) is able to exploit it. Consider him a high floor QB1 in the great matchup this week, but we may see reduced rushing output. John Brown is the only wideout for BUF that should be on fantasy rosters, and he should be in all lineups this week against a secondary hemorrhaging 31.8 FPPG to receivers - worst in the league. Dawson Knox hasn’t done enough to warrant a roster spot for most fantasy teams, but he can be considered a streamer option in a dream matchup.
RB Breakdown
Despite seeing 43% of snaps in last week's win against MIA, Devin Singletary (downgrade) only handled 7 touches. It was extremely disappointing considering the great matchup. Neither Singletary or Frank Gore (downgrade) are recommended options this week against a good PHI front 7 - they are top-5 against the position, only giving up 14.4 FPPG.
Score Prediction: Eagles 16, Bills 14
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[Game Preview] Week 8 - Philadelphia Eagles(3-4) vs Jacksonville Jaguars(3-4)

Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-4)
The Eagles Super Bowl hangover isn’t just real it is a roll out of best head to Wawa and buy 5 breakfast sandwiches and all the Gatorade you can carry real. The Eagles blew a 17-0 lead in the 4th quarter against the Carolina Panthers as same issues for the Eagles reared their ugly heads for the Eagles. After taking the lead 17-0 rather than closing out the running game, the Eagles ran the ball just one time and gained just 22 yards in the 4th. On the other side of the ball it was just as bad as the Eagles gave up over 200 yards in the air to Cam Newton and blew the lead surrendering 21 points. The Eagles will have to be better this week as they make the trip across the pond to London to take on the Jaguars who they almost faced in the Super Bowl last season. The Eagles offense will need to be better as they take on one of the best defenses in the league especially against the pass where they rank 2nd. Wentz has been throwing for yards since returning from injury, but he will need to start putting the ball into the endzone more often to take some stress off the Eagles struggling defense. The Jaguars have had some struggles over their own as they are coming into the game with a 3 game losing streak and their starting QB being benched as they fell to the Texans last week. Bortles will probably be happy heading to Wembley where he is 3-0 with 8 TDs and only 1 INT. He is going to look to add to those stats against an Eagles secondary that has struggled against the big play this year. Don’t be surprised to see Bortles take some shots to Dede Westbrook deep as the Eagles cornerbacks give up the big play more than a freshman on prom night. The Eagles will get some reprieve as the Leonard Fournette will most likely miss 6th game this season with a hamstring injury. The Jaguars did trade for Carlos Hyde this week, though it will unlikely he will have a large part in the offense as learns the offense. The Jaguars have turned the ball over especially Bortles who has 8 INTs and lost 3 fumbles so far this season. The Eagles pass rush needs to pressure Bortles and forcing him into mistakes this game and put their offense in good field position. Hope everyone is ready for kegs and eggs Sunday for the 9:30am kickoff, it should be a good one.
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Date
Sunday, October 28th, 2018
Game Time Game Location
9:30 AM - Eastern Lincoln Financial Field
8:30 AM - Central London HA9 0WS
7:30 AM - Mountain London, UK
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Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open
Surface: Desso GrassMaster
Temperature: 48°F
Feels Like: 43°F
Forecast: Clear. Mostly cloudy in the morning.
Chance of Precipitation: 3%
Cloud Coverage: 5%
Wind: NE 14 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -5
OveUnder: 42
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 2-5, Jaguars 3-4
Where to Watch on TV
ABC/NFLN will broadcast Sunday’s game. Rich Eisen will handle the play-by-play duties and Kurt Warner, Steve Mariucci and Michael Irvin will provide analysis. Peter Schrager and Melissa Stark will report from the sidelines.
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Internet Streams
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Radio Streams
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Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (42nd season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Jaguars Radio
1010XL radio host Frank Frangie as the play-by-play announcer, and Jeff Lageman and Tony Boselli are the color analysts.
National Radio
Westwood One will carry the game nationally with Ryan Radtke(play-by-play) and Mike Mayock (analyst) on the call.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Jaguars Channel National Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 81 (Streaming 825) SIRI 83 (Streaming 814) SIRI 83(Streaming 983)
XM Radio XM 226 (Streaming 825) XM 225 (Streaming 814) XM 83(Streaming 983)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 226 (Streaming 825) SXM 225 (Streaming 814) SXM 232(Streaming 983)
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NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road DIV CONF PF PA NET PTS STRK
Redskins 4-2 0.667 3-1 1-1 1-0 4-1 126 121 5 2W
Eagles 3-4 0.429 2-2 1-2 1-0 2-3 154 138 16 1L
Cowboys 3-4 0.143 0-3 1-3 0-2 0-5 137 185 -48 4L
Giants 1-6 0.429 3-0 0-4 1-1 2-3 140 123 17 1L
Series Information
Jacksonville Jaguars lead the Philadelphia Eagles, (3-2)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 12, 1997 at Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, FL. Jacksonville Jaguars 38 - Philadelphia Eagles 21
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Jacksonville Jaguars (114-99)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 0-0 vs. the Jaguars
Doug Marone: 0-0 vs. the Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Pederon vs Marone: This will be the first matchups between the coaches.
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Jaguars 0-0
Blake Bortles: Against Eagles: 0-0
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Blake Bortles: This will be the first match up between Bortles and Wentz
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Series tied: 1-1
Record @ EverBank Field: Jacksonville leads series: 2-1
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 15 - Jaguars No. 20
Record
Eagles: 3-4
Jaguars: 3-4
Last Meeting
Sunday, Sept. 7th, 2014
Eagles 34 - Jaguars 17
The Eagles got caught off guard as the Jaguars came out firing on all cylinders to start the game with Chad Henne connecting on consecutive drives in the first quarter as the Jaguars jumped out to a 14-0 lead after the first. Josh Scobee added a field coach to start the 2nd quarter and the Jags took a 17-0 lead into the halftime. It was all Eagles in the second half scoring on their first two possessions with a 49 yard Darren Sproles TD run and a Nick Foles TD pass to Zach Ertz to bring it within a field goal. Cody Parkey tied the game to start the 4th quarter with a 51 yard FG and Jeremy Maclin caught a 68 TD pass on the next possession to take the lead. Parkey made it a two score game with just 2 minutes to go in the game and Trent Cole closed it out sacking Henne and causing a fumble which was picked up and taken to the house by Fletcher Cox to seal the game giving the Eagles a 34-17 win.
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Last 5 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
10/12/97 Jaguars Eagles 38-21
10/06/02 Jaguars Eagles 28-25
10/29/06 Jaguars Eagles 13-6
09/26/10 Eagles Jaguars 28-3
09/07/14 Eagles Jaguars 34-17
Injury Reports Depth Charts
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2018 Weekly Matchup
Week 8 - Iron Rank Matchup
Week 8 - "Expert" Picks
2018 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Jaguars Season Stats
2018 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 138 195 70.8% 1502 10 1 108.1
Bortles 156 249 60.6% 1735 9 8 80.3
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Smallwood 52 233 33.2 4.5 1
Yeldon 79 327 46.7 4.1 1
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 57 618 88.3 10.8 2
Westbrook 31 404 57.7 13.0 2
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Cox 4.0 18
Ngakoue/Campbell 4.0 15
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Hicks 58 41 17 1.5
Smith 57 43 14 1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Darby/Maddox/Douglas/Grugier-Hill 1 4
Jack/Bouye/Gipson 1 3
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 32 1591 68 49.7 44.0 11 5 0
Cooke 35 1330 61 41.7 38.0 17 4 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 15 11 73.3% 46 15/15
Lambo 8 8 100% 54 12/12
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Carter 9 193 21.4 30 0
Mickens 6 149 24.8 31 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Carter 9 103 11.4 42 0 0
Mickens 12 59 4.9 16 0 2
League Rankings 2018
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Jaguars Stat Jaguars Rank
Total Offense 362.9 19th 355.0 23rd
Rush Offense 102.9 21st 98.6 23rd
Pass Offense 260.0 15th 256.4 18th
Points Per Game 22.0 22nd 16.6 29th
3rd-Down Offense 39.2% 16th 44.1% 9th
4th-Down Offense 70.0% T-6th 44.4% T-23rd
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 55.2% 17th 42.9% T-29th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Jaguars Stat Jaguars Rank
Total Defense 355.4 14th 301.6 2nd
Rush Defense 85.7 2nd 121.9 25th
Pass Defense 269.7 24th 179.7 1st
Points Per Game 19.7 6th 20.9 9th
3rd-Down Defense 31.5% 3rd 35.7% 9th
4th-Down Defense 62.5% 24th 40.0% T-7th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 42.3% 4th 50.0% T-10th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Jaguars Stat Jaguars Rank
Turnover Diff. -4 T-27th -12 31st
Penalty Per Game 7.3 T-25th 6.6 T-14th
Penalty Yards Per Game 65.0 27th 63.6 T-24th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - Video The Eagles took on the Carolina Panthers at home in a game that could have brought them back above .500. The Eagles took an early lead as Wentz found Jeffrey in the endzone in the 2nd quarter and Jake Elliot hit on a field goal after missing on in the first to make it 10-0 heading into halftime. Wentz found Goedert in the endzone for the rookie’s second career TD to make it 17-0. The Eagles had held the Panthers’ offense in check through the first three quarters. The Panthers had no third-down conversions in the first half and their first five possessions ended in punts. But in the fourth quarter the Eagles choked the game away and the coaching staff failed to make adjustments as the Panthers had 226 yards to the Eagles’ 22. Newton completed 16 of 22 passes for 201 yards in the fourth alone. The Panthers scored 21 points in the 4th taking 4 point lead and the Eagles comeback attempt came up short as the Eagles fell 21-17.
Jaguars - Video – The Jaguars looked to stop the skid of against the division rival Texans, but struggled off the get go as Blake Bortles fumbled on the opening series give the Texans an easy three points. The Texans weren’t able to get anything going offensively as they punted on their next 4 possessions in the first halfs as the Texans added another FG and a Lamar Miller TD to push the score to 13-0 heading into the half. Bortles fumbled for the second time in the game on the Jaguars first possession which set up a DeAndre Hopkins touchdown. Following the fumble Bortles was benched in favor of Cody Kessler who wasn’t enough as he was only able muster one TD drive as the Jaguars fell 20-7 to their division rival.
Connections
Eagles Secondary Coach Cory Undlin previously worked for the Jaguars from 2009-11 as a Defensive assistant (2009) and defensive backs coach (2010-11).
Eagles Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends/Run Game coach Eugene Chung played one season for the Jaguars in 1995.
Eagles Guard Stefen Wisniewski played one season for the Jaguars in 2015.
Eagles Corner Dexter McDougle was with the Jaguars in training camp earlier this season.
2018 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Jaguars
OT Lane Johnson CB Jalen Ramsey (Starter)
QB Carson Wentz (Starter) CB AJ Bouye (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz (Starter) DT Malik Jackson (Starter)
G Brandon Brooks (Starter) DE Calais Campbell (Starter)
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) RB Leonard Fournette (1st Alt)
FS Malcom Jenkins Paul Poslusney (2nd Alt)
C Jason Kelce (1st Alt) LB Telvin Smith (2nd Alt)
DE Brandon Graham (1st Alt) DE Yannick Ngakoue (3rd Alt)
CB Jalen Mills (4th Alt) WR Jaydon Mickens (3rd Alt)
K Jake Elliot (2nd Alt) ST Tommy Bohanon (3rd Alt)
ST Kame Grugier-Hill (2nd Alt) FS Tashaun Gipson (5th Alt)
General
Referee: John Hussey
Philadelphia will make its first trip to London to face Jacksonville in an inter-conference matchup at Wembley Stadium. The Eagles have won each of their last 2 games against the Jaguars.
Carson Wentz ranks 3rd in the NFL in INT% (0.5%), trailing only Drew Brees (0.0%) and Aaron Rodgers (0.4%). Wentz (10 TDs, 1 INT) has recorded a career-best 173 consecutive pass attempts without an INT, marking the longest streak by an Eagles QB since Nick Foles from 12/23/12-12/8/13 (237 pass attempts).
Wentz ranks 4th in the NFL in completion percentage (70.8%), behind Drew Brees (77.3%), Derek Carr (71.7%) and Matt Ryan (71.1%). Wentz has completed at least 65.0% of his pass attempts for a team-record 5 straight games, including a career-high 81.1% (30-of-37) in Week 7.
Wentz ranks 6th in the NFL in passer rating (108.1), trailing only Drew Brees(121.6), Philip Rivers (117.8), Matt Ryan (114.2), Patrick Mahomes (114.0) and Jared Goff (112.7) (min. 150 attempts). Wentz owns the highest passer rating in Eagles history (91.8) (min. 1,000 attempts).
Since joining the Eagles in 2017, Alshon Jeffery is tied for the 5th-most receiving TDs (13) in the NFL, behind DeAndre Hopkins (17), Davante Adams (16), Antonio Brown (15) and Tyreek Hill (14). Including playoffs, Jeffery has caught 7 TDs in his last 6 games (14 TDs in his last 16 overall).
Zach Ertz ranks 2nd in the NFL in receptions (57), trailing only Adam Thielen (67). Ertz, who ranks 5th on the Eagles’ all-time receptions list (369), is one of only nine players in NFL history to record 57+ receptions in the first 7 games of a season (only TE to accomplish the feat).
Ertz ranks 5th in the NFL in receiving yards (618) (1st among TEs), behind Adam Thielen (822), Julio Jones (708), DeAndre Hopkins (707) and Tyreek Hill (635).
Ertz joins Ben Coates in 1994 (51-744) and Mike Ditka in 1964 (50-617) as the only TEs in NFL history to produce 50+ receptions and 600+ receiving yards through 7 games. Ertz is the only player in Eagles history to do so.
Draft Picks
Eagles Jaguars
TE Dallas Goedert DT Taven Bryan
CB Avonte Maddox WR DJ Chark
DE Josh Sweat S Ronnie Harrison
T Matt Pryor OT Will Richardson
T Jordan Mailata QB Tanner Lee
LB Leon Jacobs
P Logan Cooke
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Jaguars
WR Mike Wallace RB Carlos Hyde
WR Markus Wheaton WR Donte Moncrief
DT Haloti Ngata TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
P Cameron Johnston TE Niles Paul
DT Bruce Hector CB D.J. Hayden
LB DJ Alexander FS Cody Davis
WR Jordan Matthews DB Don Carey
T Ereck Flowers
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Panthers
DE Vinny Curry WR Allen Robinson
WR Torrey Smith WR Allen Hurns
RB Kenjon Barner DB Aaron Colvin
RB LaGarrett Blount TE Mercedes Lewis
LB RB Mychal Kendricks LB Paul Posluszny
CB Patrick Robinson G Patrick Omameh
TE Trey Burton QB Chad Henne
DT Beau Allen
P Donnie Jones
WR Marcus Johnson
TE Brent Celek
Milestones
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (22) needs 1 TD to move up to 16th on the Eagles all-time receiving list all-time tying WR Charlie Smith
Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (20) needs 1 TD to move into a tie for 19th on the Eagles all-time receiving list tying HB Joe Carter and WR Harold Jackson.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles needs 458 yards to move up to 5th on the NFL’s all-time all-purpose yards list passing WR Tim Brown.
Eagles DE Fletcher Cox (38 - 7th) needs 1.5 sacks to move into a tie for 6th all-time on the Eagles sack list with DE Brandon Graham and DT Andy Harmon.
Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player.
Jaguars QB Blake Bortles needs 1 Passing TD for 100 career passing TDs.
Jaguars RB YJ Yeldon (6) needs 1 Rushing TD to move up to 12th on the Jaguars all time rushing list tying LaBrandon Toefield and Rashad Jennings.
Jaguars DE Calais Campbell (18.5) needs 1.5 sacks to move into a tie with 2 Jeremy Mincey for 12th on the Jaguars all-time sack list.
Jaguars LB Telvin Smith (7) needs 1 INT to move into a tie for 6th on the Jaguars all-time INT list.
Jaguars S Tashaun Gipson (6) needs 1 INT to move into a tie for 8th on the Jaguars all-time INT list.
Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey (6) needs 1 INT to move into a tie for 8th on the Jaguars all-time INT list.
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TEs vs DBs matchups
Stats to Know
TE Receiving
The Jaguars have some Tight Ends. What they don't have are Tight Ends that can be relied on in the passing game. The Eagles TEs have amassed 841 yards and 4 TDs, accounting for an average Passer Rating when targeted of 95.1 (non-weighted, Perkins has a 71.7). By comparison, the Jaguars TEs have accumulated 313 yards, 1 TD, and an average Passer Rating when targeted of 74.4 (Grinnage's 3 targets disqualifying from counting).
Matchups to Watch
Eagles Defensive Line vs. Jaguars Offensive Line
Even with Derek Barnett going on IR with a shoulder injury, the Eagles defensive line is still very talented and still has a significant matchup advantage in this contest. While the defense has had it's inconsistencies this season it is still a good and well-coached unit that has kept the team in games and even bailed out the offense on occasion. Even if the offense was humming along at the pace it was last year, it would still have a significant challenge in the Jaguars defense. The Eagles would still need the defense to play at a high level to make life easier for themselves. And while the Eagles defense has been good it hasn't forced the amount of turnovers that it has in the past. Enter the Jaguars, who are among the league worst in giveaways, and their bad QB Blake Bortles. If there was ever a chance for the Eagles defense to have a truly dominant performance this will be the week. The matchup in the trenches for the Eagles defense will provide them with a chance to really control the game. Blake Bortles is a bad QB and is heavily reliant on favorable game scripts. This means his defense needs to be dominant, close enough games for the offense to lean on the power running game, and smart, calculated throws attacking opposing weaknesses in defensive pass schemes - basically the 2017 Jaguars offense. That's the best you'll see from Bortles and even then you don't see a guy capable of carrying anything other than a pack of smokes on game days. Why have they struggled? A big reason is they are down to their 3rd string left tackle due to injuries. Andrew Norwell is still a good guard but hasn't been playing at the elite level he did with the Panthers last year. AJ Cann isn't a good guard on the otherside and Jermey Parnell is a solid right tackle but definitely struggles in pass protection. Without favorable offensive situations and a QB that can pick up the slack, the Jaguars offensive line has been leaking pretty badly. Bortles is bad but isn't getting a lot of help from the cast around him. This unit will face an Eagles pass rush that can still get after the QB at a 40% rate which can cause turnovers that are bound to come in a Blake Bortles led offense. More will be asked of Graham, Bennett, and Long without Barnett than with him but all three are talented enough to eat this week. When you add in Fletcher Cox playing at a DPOY level, you can start to see how the Eagles defense can dominate this game. They cannot let the Jaguars get into any kind of rhythm offensively. Force Bortles to win with his arm. If they can do that they should be perfectly fine.
Eagles Secondary vs. Jaguars Offensive Weapons
The Eagles secondary has shown a propensity to break down against any opponent this year which could make this favorable matchup more problematic for the Birds than it should be. After losing Allen Robinson to the Bears in Free Agency, the Jaguars signed former 4th round pick Donte Moncrief to a two year contract. Moncrief never put it together even with a healthy Luck and has been a bad receiver for the Jaguars despite the offense forcing him targets. He is a lazy and slow route runner with limited big play ability. He is the kind of guy the Eagles secondary should be able to shut down this Sunday. Opposite him is WR Keelan Cole; on the season, Cole has shown to be an unreliable receiver despite the fact he is able to separate from coverage. He went to the Jordan Matthews School of Don't Catch Good showing an inability to consistently catch passes. In the slot the Eagles will likely see Dede Westbrook, who may be the most talented receiver on the roster. Westbrook might not be a true game-breaking talent outside but he has the ability to get open deep as well as accumulate a lot of yards after the catch. The Eagles will be without starter Sidney Jones this week which is unfortunate since that means Dexter McDougle will start in the slot again after being signed off the street a week ago. Eagles fans should not fear Moncrief or Cole but Westbrook has an opportunity to have a good game against a favorable opponent. I don't think coaching has been an issue for the Jaguars offense this season; it is a unit ravaged by injuries, limited help from the weapons, and poor QB play the entire organization committed to. Head coach Doug Marrone and OC Nathan Hackett have shown an ability to draw up plays and game plans that can attack the coverage tendencies of their opponent. They not only cannot execute, they aren't good enough to overcome their deficiencies. The Eagles defense was excellent for 3 quarters last week. It will need to pick itself up and play a complete game this week. There is no excuse to get gashed by the Jaguars offense Sunday.
Eagles Offensive Line vs Jaguars Pass Rush
When healthy, the Eagles have the best and deepest defensive line in Football - the Jaguars are second. The Eagles offense vs the Jaguars defense will be a fun battle to watch all day Sunday and puts each teams strengths at odds against one another. A lot has been made of the Eagles offense and the OL this season and for good reason. They are scoring fewer points than they did last year with a lot of mistakes that have really prohibited the team from turning their season around. Even the offensive line has gotten in on the fun by disappointing fans more often than we've been used to. Generally speaking, I do believe the offensive line has been pretty good this season. They've just had more high profile breakdowns than we've been used to seeing. The last two weeks have been a good showing for the OL and they'll need to continue that trend this week against a very formidable Jaguars defensive front. Calais Campbell signed with the Jaguars last season from the Cardinals and has been a man possessed along the defensive line. He'll see a lot of Jason Peters, who has been up and down on the season and is nursing a torn bicep. Malik Jackson and Taven Bryan are very talented and disruptive; they will make life difficult for Seumalo, Kelce, and Brooks. Yannick Ngakoue is a menace on the other EDGE position. His matchup with a banged up Lane Johnson will be one of the premier trench matchups week 8. Yannick was a target of the Eagles in the 2016 draft after they had him visit the facility but was taken before the Eagles selected in that 3rd round. The guy they did select, Isaac Seumalo, is having a resurgent season at LG after being reinserted into the starting line up much to the consternation of the fan base. The Jaguars use their defensive front similarly to the Eagles; they don't like to blitz a ton relying on their front 4 to generate a lot of pressure. They are very good at it as well. This will be one of the best units each line will face on the season. Winning in the trenches here will go a long way in determining who will enter their bye at .500.
Eagles Passing Offense vs Jaguars Passing Defense
The Run the Damn Ball crowd won't be happy to hear this but the effectiveness of the Eagles passing offense will not only go a long way in determining the winner of this game but also how the Eagles finish down the stretch after the bye. Running the ball is good but being successful through the air more strongly correlates to winning football in the NFL. Since Carson Wentz has returned to the line up in week 3, the Eagles passing offense has gotten better as he's gotten back into the swing of things and improved off his MVP caliber 2017. The return of Alshon Jeffery has also meant a lot to the success of the passing offense since the Eagles have little in the way of healthy receivers at the moment. They just haven't been able to put up points while regressing in the red zone, on 3rd down, and regressing on big plays created. Some of that is natural after the blistering rate the offense scored at last season. Some of it is also on execution, but a lot of it is on the limited receivers the Eagles have after Alshon Jeffery. They face a significant challenge in London on Sunday with the secondary and LBs the Jaguars have to defend against the pass. Jalen Ramsey is one of the premier CBs in the NFL, but the Eagles will get a break with former Texan AJ Bouye being ruled out for the game. Barry Church and Tashaun Gipson round out the secondary as the starting safeties. The Jaguars like to use rookie safety Ronnie Harrison in their big nickel defense as well. You pair all of these players with one of the most talented and athletic LB groups in the NFL - Myles Jack and Telvin Smith - and you get a ferocious defense that is one of the best in the league against the pass for the second consecutive year. Even if the Eagles had their full compliment of weapons for this game this would still be a difficult matchup as the Jaguars have the ability to shut down their opponents one on one. Their defense is still a great unit but has naturally regressed from their insane 2017 campaign. This doesn't mean they are easily beatable; although they should feel shame for getting smoked by Dallas. The Eagles just have their work cut out for them. Nelson Agholor hasn't been nearly as effective this year as the Eagles would have liked and there isn't a viable WR3 healthy on the roster at the moment to take the pressure off of him. While the Jaguars have struggled mightily to defend 12 personnel (2 TEs) the Eagles offense as a whole has been less effective through the air and (especially) on the ground in 11 personnel (3WR). The lack of WR help for the Eagles after Alshon makes this a tricky matchup for Carson Wentz and the Eagles coaching staff. Pederson and company certainly have the ability to scheme open receivers against any defensive group but do the Eagles have enough weapons to take advantage of the matchups they can create? Wentz has made significant strides as a passer and is truly and elite talent. Sure, he can be too aggressive at times and he'll learn to dial things back and take the smart choices. He's going to have to do just that in this game to help the offense against a very talented defense.
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