The Philadelphia Eagles Defense played well on Thursday Night Football in a Week 7 win over the New York Giants. They allowed 21 points but recorded three sacks, an interception, and two fumble recoveries. In standard formats, the Eagles defense scored nine fantasy points, their second-best showing of the season. The Eagles defense will be a middling option next week in what will likely be a shootout against the Dallas Cowboys.
Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott made his only extra-point try and made one of his two field-goal attempts in the Week 7 win over the Giants on Thursday night. Elliott made his kick from 31 yards out and then missed one from just 29 yards out. Elliott has turned into a mostly low-volume kicker this year in a wildly inconsistent Eagles offense, and the consistency he's had in the past seems to be gone. Elliott is not a recommended kicker in standard formats going forward, although he may have a few more opportunities next week against the Cowboys and their league-worst defense.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside showed up in the Week 7 box score against the Giants on Thursday night, catching his lone target for an eight-yard gain. Arcega-Whiteside recovered a fumble and scored a touchdown last week, but overall he's been one of the most disappointing second-round picks in recent history. For the season, the second-year receiver has two catches for 45 yards. He's well off the fantasy radar in single-year formats and is even losing luster in dynasty/keeper leagues. Arcega-Whiteside's role might get even smaller (if that's even possible) when wideout Alshon Jeffery (calf, foot) makes his season debut, possibly in Week 8 against Dallas.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward scored a touchdown in Week 7, helping the Eagles to a win over the division-rival New York Giants. Ward caught a total of five passes, gaining 42 yards on six targets. His touchdown came on a short three-yard pass from quarterback Carson Wentz in the fourth quarter, putting the Eagles within one score. Ward was third on the team in targets and could have decent PPR value if the Eagles offense starts to get its bearings. Week 8 against the Cowboys porous defense could be a good time for that to happen, although the looming return of receiver Alshon Jeffery (foot, calf) could cut into Ward's appeal the rest of the way.
Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver John Hightower only made one catch in Week 7, but he gained 59 yards on it and helped set up the Eagles for a comeback victory over the New York Giants. Hightower was targeted twice, both coming in the fourth quarter of the game. He looks like he's settling into a low-volume deep threat role, making him unreliable in most fantasy formats despite his potential for high-scoring individual plays. He's a worthwhile investment in best-ball formats but not a strong head-to-head or points league play yet.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham remained very heavily involved in the Eagles offense in a Week 7 win. Fulgham was targeted a team-high 11 times, making five catches for 73 yards. It was the first week that Fulgham was on the active roster where he did not score a touchdown, but he continued to operate as the surprising WR1 on the Eagles offense. With DeSean Jackson injured once again and looking like he'll miss even more time, Fulgham season looks like it will continue in Week 8 against the Cowboys.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Richard Rodgers led the Eagles in receiving in a Week 7 win over the New York Giants. Rodgers had the most catches, gained the most yards, and was targeted the second-most on the team. The only thing he didn't do was find the end zone. Rodgers caught six passes on eight targets, gaining 85 yards. With Zach Ertz (ankle) and Dallas Goedert (ankle) both out, Rodgers ran as the primary tight end in an offense accustomed to involving their tight end in the passing game. With Ertz and Goedert both on IR, Rodgers could have another week of low-end TE1 value coming up in Week 8 against a very soft Cowboys Defense.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement only recorded three touches in a Week 7 win against the New York Giants. Clement was thought to possibly have a larger role with starter Miles Sanders (knee) out, but Boston Scott took over the Eagles backfield and Clement was nothing more than a change of pace. Clement ended up running the ball twice for nine yards and made one catch for a 12 yard game. He was only targeted that one time. Jason Huntley and Jalen Hurts received the same number of carries as Clement in this one. He'll be firmly off the fantasy radar regardless of the status of Miles Sanders in Week 8.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott played well in place of the injured Miles Sanders (knee) in a Week 7 win over the New York Giants. Scott ran the ball 12 times for 46 yards and also caught three passes for another 46 yards and a touchdown. Scott was targeted five times in the passing game, and his touchdown came on an 18-yard pass from Carson Wentz that completed the Eagles comeback in the fourth quarter. Scott might get another chance to lead the backfield next week if the Eagles choose to keep Sanders out through their Week 9 bye. If so, Scott will be a solid RB2 against a Cowboys Defense that can't do anything right.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz had his best game in a long time in a Week 7 comeback win over the division-rival New York Giants. Wentz led a fourth-quarter game-winning drive and in total completed 25 of his 43 passes for 359 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He also ran the ball seven times for 14 yards and another score. Wentz looked like the good Carson Wentz in a lot of this one, but there were also quite a few of the warning signs that he's shown all season. Still, those brave enough to have him in their starting lineups were certainly happy with what he did on the field Thursday. Wentz may sneak into the lower end of the QB1 consideration next week when he takes on what the Cowboys call a defense.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert (ankle) could be active for Week 7's Thursday Night Football game against the New York Giants. Goedert is eligible to be reinstated from IR this week, but it remains unclear for now if he will be officially active or not. If so, it comes at a great time for the Eagles as starter Zach Ertz (ankle) is set to miss the next few games. Goedert last played in Week 3, where he was forced to leave early due to his own ankle injury. In Weeks 1 and 2, Goedert caught 12 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown. He's a risky play if active, but has easy TE1 upside if he's truly at full strength. He needs to be added immediately in any leagues he was dropped in.
The Dallas Cowboys Defense might be a decent option in Week 7 despite their poor season-long performance. The Dallas defense has totaled just five fantasy points this season. Total. Five points. But they have a great matchup against a struggling Washington Football Team offense that has surrendered the second-most turnovers, third-most sacks, and ranks 30th in points scored. There's a chance that the Cowboys "defense" is the cure for what has been ailing the Washington offense, but if the Cowboys defense can't do anything with this cake matchup, then they can't do anything at all. They're ranked right around 15th among fantasy defensive units this week.
Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein is still a decent fantasy kicking option in Week 7 despite the Cowboys offense no longer being run by Dak Prescott. Zuerlein has made nine of his 11 field goal attempts so far this season, making one and missing one in a Week 6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. It may be worth noting that both of his misses this season have come from further than 50 yards out. Fantasy managers in leagues where kickers get bonus points for longer kicks may want to look elsewhere for more upside, but in leagues where all field goals count the same, Zuerlein remains a solid if unexciting K1.
Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz could be set up for a nice bounce-back performance in Week 7 against the Washington Football Team. Schultz blew up in his first start in Week 2, but he's caught just five passes for 41 yards in his last two games combined. This week, however, Schultz and the Cowboys will take on a Washington defense that has allowed several tight ends to have top-15 fantasy weeks. While they defend opposing wide receivers well, they are somewhat vulnerable to tight ends. Schultz enters this game with nice upside and a pretty solid floor, even with quarterback Andy Dalton running the offense. He's somewhere in the lower third of TE1 ranks.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cedrick Wilson is not a reliable starting option in fantasy lineups for Week 7. Wilson has carved out a meaningful role in the Cowboys offense, but he remains fourth on the wide receiver depth chart behind Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, and Michael Gallup. Wilson may have another huge week ahead of him like his Week 3 performance, but he's more likely to continue in his low-volume supporting role. He'd be worth a longer look if any of the other Cowboys pass catchers ended up missing time, but for now, Wilson can be left on the wire in most standard leagues.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup's role in the offense likely won't change much with the switch from Dak Prescott (ankle) to Andy Dalton under center. Gallup continues to fall behind Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb, as he has seen just 34 targets this season compared to Cooper's 65 and Lamb's 50. Gallup does lead the team and is fourth in the league in average depth of target though, so he's still going to have some big fantasy weeks. He's settling into a boom-or-bust role, but with Andy Dalton under center, that could be a lot more bust than boom for the rest of the season. He checks in somewhere in the WR4 ranks for a matchup against the Washington Football Team in Week 7.
Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is still a decent fantasy option in Week 7, but his upside is severely limited by the new-look Cowboys offense featuring Andy Dalton at quarterback. Last week, in Dalton's first start, Lamb caught seven passes for 64 yards. He remains an exciting playmaker whenever the ball is thrown his way, but the quality of targets he sees will be much different that when Dak Prescott (ankle) was calling the shots. Lamb checks in as more of a high-end WR3 this week, especially with the Washington Football Team allowing the second-fewest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper may miss the WR1 ranks for the first time this season in Week 7. With Andy Dalton under center in Week 6, Cooper caught seven passes for 79 yards and a touchdown, but most of it happened in garbage time. Combine the Dallas offense's struggles with the fact that the Washington Football Team actually defends opposing wide receivers well (allowing the second-fewest fantasy points so far) and Cooper is looking more like a mid-to-high end WR2 this week and potentially going forward.
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard saw a bit more play in Week 6 after starter Ezekiel Elliott fumbled twice in the first half. Starting over in Week 7, Pollard is almost sure to take a back seat to Elliott again, unless Elliott puts the ball on the ground again. Pollard got 10 chances to run the ball last week, gaining 31 yards. He was also targeted four times in the passing game, catching two for another nine yards. It was his first game with double-digit touches after a previous high of eight. He remains an extremely valuable backup and should be rostered, but he should not be started as long as Elliott remains on the field.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will remain an RB1 simply based on volume, but his value will certainly take a hit with Andy Dalton now under center. Elliott was a matchup-proof top-tier RB1 with Dak Prescott around, but with Dalton calling the shots now, he's more of a low-end RB1 option. "Zeke" did fumble twice last week, which had nothing to do with Dalton, and saw Tony Pollard make his way onto the field a lot more than usual. Still, Elliott's role is not at risk and he should still be starting in all lineups. He's run for 413 yards and gained 204 yards in the passing game so far this season, scoring six touchdowns.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton does not make for a strong starting option in Week 7 fantasy lineups. Despite a trio of excellent wide receivers along with Ezekiel Elliott running the ball, the Cowboys offense was a mess in Week 6, as Dalton completed 34 of 54 passes for 266 yards. He looked overmatched, overwhelmed, and underprepared. With an extra week of practice, he may be a bit better this week, but he still has a lot to show before he can be counted on as a starting option in standard leagues. He's a low-end QB2 this week.
The Philadelphia Eagles Defense is once again fantasy relevant in Week 7. While the Eagles defensive unit has struggled most of the season, they take on a struggling New York Giants offense on a short week for Thursday Night Football. The Giants have allowed the second-most fantasy points in the NFC to opposing defenses, and even though the Eagles defense (and their offense) is missing several players, they should still have more than enough manpower to hold down Daniel Jones and the Giants offense. The Eagles defense ranks as a top-10 fantasy option in Week 7.
Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott is no longer a starting option in most fantasy formats. Elliott has not made a field goal since Week 4, and has made just seven of his 10 field goal attempts. Elliott is essentially a no-go from 50 yards out or more, limiting his upside in distance bonus leagues as well. Almost all fantasy leagues will have stronger kicking options on the waiver wire heading into Week 7. Fantasy managers should move on from Elliott before the actual Eagles do.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Richard Rodgers could see some significant snaps in Week 7's Thursday Night Football matchup against the New York Giants. With Zach Ertz (ankle) out for a few games and Dallas Goedert (ankle) uncertain in his return from IR, it's not hard to imagine Rodgers leading the Eagles tight ends in snaps. For the season, he's made nine catches on 10 targets, gaining 99 scoreless yards. He's by no means a high-upside play in Week 7, but with the Eagles desperate for anyone who can catch a football, Rodgers is about as likely as any other Eagles pass catcher to score a touchdown on Thursday night.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham will look to continue his hot streak in Week 7 against the New York Giants. Fulgham came off the practice squad in Week 4 and has now scored a touchdown in three straight weeks, totaling 18 catches for 284 yards and three touchdowns. With DeSean Jackson back but Zach Ertz (ankle) and Miles Sanders (knee) out, Fulgham should still see a lot of targets thrown his way from quarterback Carson Wentz. The Giants Defense has a shutdown corner in James Bradberry, but he'll likely be tasked with shutting down DeSean Jackson in this one. Fulgham is an intruiging WR3 with upside.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is set to return to the field in Week 7 against the New York Giants. Jackson has been limited to three games so far this season, catching 10 passes for 121 yards on 20 targets. He'll likely be looked at as the team's top receiving threat, which could be an issue facing off the Giants and defensive back James Bradberry. The potential matchup with Bradberry combined with the general struggles of the Eagles offense and Jackson's ever-present risk of re-injury make him just a WR5 in this one.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward is not a particularly good choice for Week 7 starting lineups. Ward spent some time earlier in the season looking like quarterback Carson Wentz's go-to target, but he caught just two passes for 19 yards on three targets in last week's loss. For the season, Ward has 24 catches on 34 targets, totaling 191 yards. He's an important piece of the Eagles offense on the field, but he's not getting the volume or producing in a way that makes him particularly significant in fantasy leagues. He's a WR5 with a tiny bit of touchdown upside.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement will see some more work than usual in Week 7 against the New York Giants. With Miles Sanders (knee) and several others out for Thursday Night Football, Clement will work behind Boston Scott but should still see a significant amount of work in the Eagles backfield. Anyone physically able to catch an American football will likely have some kind of role in this one, as the list of injuries on the Eagles roster seems to be almost as long as the list of available players. Clement may work passing downs while Scott works early downs, but their actual usage remains to be seen. It's possible Sanders will miss Week 8 as well, so Clement is worth a speculative add just in case his role ends up being more significant than expected.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott will lead the Eagles backfield in Week 7 with Miles Sanders (knee) officially declared out. Scott had the backfield to himself in Week 1 and only received 11 touches, but he did temporarily have to leave the game due to injury. Still, he has failed to flash the way he did at the end of last season, as he's run the ball 21 times for just 67 yards and made seven catches for 48 yards. Some of that has been his fault, while some of it has fallen on the Eagles offense as a whole. The offensive line hasn't played well and everyone else on offense has followed that pattern. Scott should get enough work to fall into the RB2 ranks, but he's by no means a direct replacement for Sanders' production.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is a middling QB2 option in Week 7's Thursday Night Football matchup against the New York Giants. Wentz scored three touchdowns last week, throwing for 213 yards and two scores and running for 49 yards and another touchdown, but it was still an overall struggle for him and the Eagles offense. He'll be playing with a group of replacements again this week, with Zach Ertz (ankle) and Miles Sanders (knee) both expected to miss the game. DeSean Jackson is expected back, but no one ever knows how much of a game he'll make it through, and he may be limited regardless. This has all the makings of an ugly, low-scoring game, making Wentz a bad choice in standard leagues and just an okay choice even in 2QB formats.