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  1. Will D-Jax be ready to face Eagles?

    Tom Carpenter

    Surely DeSean Jackson has had the Sunday battle with his former Philadelphia Eagles team circled on his calendar since the day he signed with the Washington Redskins. However, he left Week 2's game with an injured AC joint in his shoulder and again d...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  2. Do Bills want to re-sign Spiller?

    Tom Carpenter

    I noted a couple of days ago that RB C.J. Spiller recently hired an agent as he begins the final year of his rookie contract with the Buffalo Bills. Are the Bills prepared to work out a contract extension with Spiller during the season? "#Bills...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  3. Should we be concerned about Foles?

    Tom Carpenter

    It was the worst of times, it was the best of times. No, I'm not paraphrasing Charles Dickens here, I'm talking about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and his performance during Sunday's tilt with the Jacksonville Jaguars It was the wors...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  4. Is Ertz ready to bust loose in '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    As of Thursday morning, Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz was barely even registering as a draft target in standard fantasy leagues. His current ADP is 133rd overall, 13th amongst tight ends. The upside of that is Ertz is poised to be a genuine sleepe...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  5. Potential backup QB targets for Rams

    Tom Carpenter

    The St. Louis Rams have lost Sam Bradford for the entire 2014 campaign before it even started due to a re-torn ACL. Shaun Hill will slide in as the starter in Bradford's stead. They also have Austin Davis and sixth-round pick Garrett Gilbert on the r...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  6. Shady's toe a reason to be concerned?

    Tom Carpenter

    On average, LeSean McCoy is the second player off the board in ESPN fantasy football leagues this year. Considering that he's stepping into his prime at 26 and racked up huge numbers in Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly's offense last year, that's...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  7. Mallett on Pats' roster bubble?

    Tom Carpenter

    QB Ryan Mallett missed a couple of recent practices for "maintenance" -- whatever that means -- and was limited in a couple of others, but he declared himself ready for Friday's preseason tilt with the Philadelphia Eagles. "I'm ready to go, whenev...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  8. Latest on Maclin's health, fantasy value

    Tom Carpenter

    A veteran wide receiver leaving a mid-August practice with a tight hamstring and resting it the next day seems pretty innocuous. Not so much when that receiver is Jeremy Maclin, who is coming back from reconstructive knee surgery -- even if Maclin, h...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  9. Will we see Ertz break out in '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    Like nearly all rookie tight ends, Zach Ertz failed to rack up any meaningful stats during his initial NFL campaign. Targeted only 56 times, he caught 36 passes for 469 yards and 4 TDs. His role is expected to increase significantly in Year 2, but wi...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  10. Is Zach Ertz ready to break out?

    Tom Carpenter

    For all of the natural potential TE Zach Ertz had as a rookie last year, he saw a relatively light workload (56 targets, 36 receptions, 469 yards, 4 TDs), largely because he was a shoddy blocker. Apparently, he has improved in that department this...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  11. Will Miller be Lazor's Shady?

    Tom Carpenter

    When trying to project production from NFL players who have a new offensive coordinator, it's natural to compare them to players who worked in the OC's system previously. New Miami Dolphins OC Bill Lazor spent last season working under Philadelphia E...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  12. Will Celek's role increase in '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    Last season, Brent Celek posted a career-high 15.7 yards per catch and caught six touchdowns (second-best mark of his career). Despite those promising numbers, his pass-catching workload was the lightest since the 2008 season -- 32 passes (50 targets...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  13. How can WAS improve TO ratio?

    Tom Carpenter

    With a turnover differential of minus-8, the Washington Redskins tied for the seventh-worst mark in the NFL last season. RB Alfred Morris shoulders much of the blame, since he was tied for the most fumbles in the league with five. Balls thrown in the...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  14. Will Mathis hold out from camp?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Philadelphia Eagles will not have Lane Johnson for the first four games of the season due to a league-imposed suspension. He'll be allowed to take part in training camp, but another of the Eagles' O-linemen may not be there. "Evan Mathis, the ...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  15. Aldon Smith suspension: 3-game max?

    Tom Carpenter

    Linebacker Aldon Smith finally got some good off-field news on Tuesday when the Los Angeles City Attorney's office announced that he will not face misdemeanor charges stemming from an arrest for allegedly making a fake bomb threat at LAX in April. ...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  16. Checking in on Maclin's knee

    Tom Carpenter

    The typical recovery time for a football player working his way back from a torn ACL is nine to 12 months. Jeremy Maclin underwent his reconstructive knee surgery on Aug. 6 last year, which means that he should be fully recovered right around the tim...

    Blog | June 17, 2014