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Eagles roster move suggests Alshon Jeffery or Nelson Agholor might not play in Week 12

The Eagles have question marks at wide receiver, and a Saturday roster move offers reason for pessimism regarding Alshon Jeffery or Nelson Agholor. We break down the fantasy football implications.

Alshon Jeffery of the Philadelphia Eagles, Mack Hollins, and Nelson Agholor line up in the third quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles announced wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor as questionable for Week 12, but a Saturday roster move raises further questions. The Eagles promoted wide receiver Greg Ward from the practice squad a day before their matchup with the New England Patriots, per NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.

This likely means one of the two receivers is looking like the wrong side of active for Week 12. The Eagles and Patriots square off at 4:25 p.m., so any early information we can get is helpful. Ian Rapoport or Adam Schefter might have an update prior to the early games, but for now we have to wait and see who might not be playing.

Fantasy football analysis: Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor

The Patriots have the top ranked pass defense in the league. Jeffery is the only Eagles wide receiver worth starting in this matchup, and even he is not a great start. If there is no clarity by 1:00 p.m. and you’re stuck making a roster decision, it makes more sense to lean benching Jeffery rather than risking an inactive in an already difficult matchup.