Three fantastic fantasy matchups for the Philadelphia Eagles in September

The new season is almost here and fantasy football fanatics are excited as anybody. Last year I fell in the playoffs to our eventual cover32 league champion. This time around I’m putting a greater emphasis on individual matchups and tight end streaming. With that in mind, here are three great fantasy matchups for the Philadelphia Eagles during the first month of 2015… AROUND...
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Where will Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles Fit in Behind DeMarco Murray for Philadelphia Eagles?

LANDOVER, MD – DECEMBER 20: Running back Darren Sproles #43 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes in the second quarter as strong safety Phillip Thomas #41 of the Washington Redskins gives chase at FedExField on December 20, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The Philadelphia Eagles revamped their running back corps this offseason with the addition of DeMarco...
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Chip Kelly talks running back rotation

  View image | gettyimages.com Since Chip Kelly took over in 2013, the Eagles' running game has been one of the best in the NFL. With the departure of LeSean McCoy and the additions of DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews, the team now has a committee of backs to run the ball. Under Kelly's system, McCoy carried the ball more times than any other running back in the NFL the last...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Eagles' RB snap distribution remains uncertain entering training camp

The Philadelphia Eagles have completely revamped their running back depth chart since when Chip Kelly took over in 2013. Last offseason, they added Darren Sproles, and this offseason they added DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews. Over that same time span, they said goodbye to LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown and Chris Polk.With a new group of talented backs on the roster, predicting the Eagles...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't forget about Ryan Mathews when it comes to Eagles run game

  View image | gettyimages.com The Eagles made the splash of the offseason by signing DeMarco Murray as the new running back, replacing LeSean McCoy. In the season before, Darren Sproles proved he could handle some of the spotlight as well, turning in a Pro Bowl season. Also in the mix was a third new running back. He comes equipped with starting experience and good numbers...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Mathews’ role will be pivotal

Coaches for the Philadelphia Eagles have been raving about the work ethic and talent Ryan Mathews has showcased in his short time as a member of the team. Mathews originally came onto the national scene by turning heads at Fresno State University. Mathews was noted by scouts as a freshman by leading his class, nationally, in both rushing yardage (866) and touchdowns (14). In 2009...
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Philadelphia Eagles Capsule

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-6) OPEN CAMP: Aug. 2, Philadelphia. LAST YEAR: Missed playoffs after 9-3 start. Despite several injuries on offense, still had no trouble moving ball and scoring points in Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense behind Mark Sanchez. But couldn't overcome turnovers and poor defense. Kelly took control of personnel decisions in offseason and overhauled roster by trading...
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Philadelphia Eagles: a new role for Darren Sproles

Even when the shifty, cut-on-a-dime back Darren Sproles was at Kansas State University he turned heads as a rusher. In his three years as a starter he averaged nearly 1,600 yards (1,986 in 2003) and about 15 touchdowns (17 in 2002). In 2003, he led the nation in rushing yards and finished 5th in the Heisman Trophy voting. When he left Kansas State for the NFL he left a mark in the...
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Eagles Roster Breakdown – Running Backs

So far this offseason, I have analyzed the Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers and secondary. This week, lets take a look at one of the deepest skill position groups in all of the NFL: the Eagles running backs. What Do We Know? View image | gettyimages.com Their is no doubt that this running back group is the deepest in the league. Gone is (LM), who was long criticized...
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Adam Schefter's five year old prediction connects three Eagles

A five-year old tweet ESPN’s Adam Schefter posted and has since deleted strangely connects three current Philadelphia Eagles players. courtesy: bleedinggreennation.com Defensive end Brandon Graham was originally selected by the Eagles in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. He definitely did not earn the Defensive Player of the Year award in his rookie season. Graham...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Rates Eagles Running Backs Amongst Top 5 Position Groups

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Eagles News Wide Receivers Tags: Brian DawkinsDarren SprolesDeMarco MurrayRyan Mathews Field Yates of ESPN put together a list of the five best offensive position groups in the NFL and he had the Eagles running backs amongst that group.  It doesn’t take a genius to look at the Birds running backs for DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles and...
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This Ryan Mathews stat is another reason the Eagles will run all over the NFL this year

I have a feeling that the Philadelphia Eagles running backs are going to break a lot of records this season. For one, they finally got rid of the jingle-footed malcontent LeSean McCoy and replaced him with a true power-zone runner in DeMarco Murray. Murray led the NFL in rushing yards last season for some other team and forced more missed tackles than anyone but Marshawn Lynch, but...
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Three Houston Texans who are looking to bounce back after injuries

The Houston Texans were one victory shy of the playoffs last season, in a massive turnaround led by head coach Bill O’Brien. When looking at the Texans roster, it’s easy to see that their strength is as a defensive unit. Any time you have J.J. Watt hurrying the quarterback, it lightens the load for the rest of the defense. Combine Watt with the likes of these three Texans who...
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Three San Diego Chargers game winning touchdowns that will give you chills (video)

The San Diego Chargers have had some memorable moments over the last several seasons. While a Super Bowl appearance hasn’t been in the cards for 20-plus years, the Chargers have still given fans plenty of awesome moments — especially in the Philip Rivers era. There’s just something about Rivers that makes opponents (and their supporters) mad. They’re even more steamed when...
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The Washington Redskins are a top ten team in at least one category

Their owner may be the most hated man in professional sports. A lot of people believe they have a moral obligation to change their name. Some analysts think they’re going to be bad for a really, really long time. And yet, year after year the Washington Redskins can rely on at least one thing: they are one of the most valuable sports franchises on the planet. Yesterday Forbes...
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Ranking Eagles’ Newcomers by Impact

These two players combined could have a huge impact. Photo courtesy of gcobb.com In Chip Kelly’s first year with full control over personnel, he has dramatically changed the Eagles’ roster. A lot of new players are here with many expected to play prominent roles. The big question is whether all these new players can gel together and develop the chemistry needed that translates...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Three incoming Philadelphia Eagles who will make an impact right away

The Philadelphia Eagles made numerous headlines and transactions this offseason, and nobody knows when head coach Chip Kelly’s wild ride will end. Here are three incoming players that will definitely make an impact this upcoming season… AROUND COVER32 Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s second-tier defensive ends QB Rankings: Based on odds of throwing the most TD passes in 2015 Five...
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Can Melvin Gordon be the dual-threat back the Chargers need?

Melvin Gordon aims to be the back the San Diego Chargers have been looking for since LaDainian Tomlinson departed from the franchise following the 2009 season. While Ryan Mathews had some solid seasons for the Chargers, he was often injured and left you wanting more but San Diego is hoping Melvin Gordon is the solution to the inconsistencies of the running game. After one of the...
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How Nelson Agholor Fits in with the Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles were hoping to resign Jeremy Maclin in the offseason, but Maclin opted to return home to Missouri and play for his old coach Andy Reid in Kansas City. That left them with Riley Cooper, Jordan Mathews and Josh Huff at the Wide Receiver position, not exactly a group of guys that is going to strike fear into defenses.Enter Nelson Agholor, a speedy WR out of USC...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Philaelphia Eagles 2015 Preview

At the close of the 2014 NFL Season, we provided a review of each team with an eye toward the 2015 campaign. While still relevant it has become clear through free agency, and the 2015 NFL Draft that rosters are taking a different shape heading into the season. Much more will change through the summer, into training camp, and finally Week 1 but with the draft now in the rearview we...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: pivotal offseason improvements

Demarco Murray’s addition to the team this offseason was huge, along with the team’s signing of Ryan Mathews. But what is just as important is the fact that the Philadelphia Eagles fiercest rival, the Dallas Cowboys, will go from having the NFL’s leading rusher to trying to fill the void that Murray left. Murray was not merely the cornerstone of the Cowboys ground game but...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Could the Eagles have two one-thousand yard receivers?

The Philadelphia Eagles playmakers have been working hard this offseason. Josh Huff has been staying after practice using the jugs machine, Zach Ertz has met with NFL legends to perfect his craft, Jordan Matthews is working like Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor is following along. With dreams of being elite and all the hard work these receivers are putting in, it makes one wonder...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Darren Sproles got reps at WR during spring practices

After adding running backs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews in free agency, the Philadelphia Eagles will need to think of creative ways to keep Darren Sproles involved in the offense. It appears they have already concocted one plan. The Eagles have been mixing in Sproles at wide receiver during OTA and mini-camp practices.According to beat writer Tucker Bagley, during spring practices...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles' Ryan Mathews made a believer by Chip Kelly's approach to staying healthy

Running back Ryan Mathews has battled injuries throughout his career. This makes him a perfect match for Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, who spends ample time preaching sports science tactics to keep his players on the field. It didn't take long for Mathews to buy in to Kelly's approach, and he is excited to see how the changes he made affects his health during the 2015...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Seattle Seahawks backfield ranked second best behind the Eagles

There’s no doubt that the Philadelphia Eagles significantly upgraded their running game this offseason by dumping LeSean McCoy and adding DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews, but some people might be taking the hype train a little too far. According to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, the Eagles now have the NFL’s best offensive backfield, and the Seattle Seahawks rank second. Here’s what...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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