The latest incarnation of the Philadelphia Eagles depth chart lists rookie DeVonta Smith, Greg Ward and Jalen Reagor as the team’s top three receivers. However, Smith isn’t getting any reps right now with a knee injury that is expected to have him out of action for a few weeks. While those three are all sure to have a big role, Travis Fulgham is another player likely to garner some fantasy consideration this season. Here’s what the fantasy picture looks like with the team’s preseason schedule about to get underway.
Latest camp news
Week 2 preseason recap: Smith for the first time as an Eagle and caught two catches for 19 yards in the Eagles’ 35-0 blowout loss to the New England Patriots on Thursday.
Reagor had a single reception for five yards while Fulgham had just one target. Ward didn’t register a single offensive stat.
Week 1 preseason recap: Smith did not play due to his knee injury. Reagor had two catches for 20 yards on three targets. Greg Ward Jr. and Travis Fulgham did not appear in the game. Quez Watkins turned heads with a 79-yard touchdown reception.
August 10: Reagor got off to a rough start, failing his physical at the beginning of camp. He’s bounced back since then, making highlight-reel catch in practice late last week. With Smith still not working with the full squad, Reagor will get even more reps build on the lofty expectations the team has for him. Before getting Hurt, early reports on Smith were glowing, so once he gets back in action, there’s no reason to think he won’t pick up where he left off. Ward’s had a good camp too, with reliable hands to keep the chains moving. He shouldn’t have any problem locking down his role in the slot. Fulgham has had some nice catches in camp too, and could really benefit from a good connection with Jalen Hurts. He was the team’s leading receiver last year, so he’ll surely have a role to play in 2021.
Next preseason game: at New York Jets
The Eagles will close the preseason this Friday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET in MetLife Stadium when facing the Jets. Expect more of Smith and Reagor getting targets as the regular season draws near.
Fantasy football verdict
Heading into Week 3 preseason: Smith and Reagor are the definitive starters and I’d tab both as solid WR3/flex options to have in your starting lineups. I’d keep tabs on Fulgham and Quez Watkins as potential guys to pick up out of free agency.
Heading into Week 2 preseason: Smith and Reagor probably won’t be pushed for their starting roles during preseason. The real battle now comes at the No. 3 spot with Ward Jr., Fulgham and Watkins. Expect more action from those three in Week 2 of the preseason as the coaching staff tries to settle on one player to start.