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Boston Scott
Boston Scott No Week 4 injury designation
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 3:37 PM
Scott (concussion) practiced fully again Friday and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Commanders.
Analysis: Scott managed to participate fully in each of Philadelphia's three practices, and his lack of an injury designation suggests the running back has cleared concussion protocol. With a fully healthy backfield for the first time since Week 1, the Eagles will likely use Scott and Kenneth Gainwell in change-of-pace roles behind D'Andre Swift, while Rashaad Penny could be relegated back to inactive status, which was the case in the season opener.
Quez Watkins
Quez Watkins Will miss second consecutive game
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 3:33 PM
Watkins (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Commanders.
Analysis: Watkins will miss a second consecutive game, though at least he managed to practice in a limited fashion both Thursday and Friday. Olamide Zaccheaus took advantage of Watkins' absence in Week 3 against the Buccaneers, racking up 58 yards and a touchdown as the team's third wide receiver behind A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. Watkins' next chance to play will come in Week 5 against the Rams.
DeVonta Smith
DeVonta Smith Good to go
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 3:10 PM
Smith (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Washington.
Analysis: As expected, following his Friday return to practice after missing one day. Smith was a limited participant to close out the week but should be ready for a full workload come Sunday.
DeVonta Smith
DeVonta Smith Returns from illness
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 10:14 AM
Smith (illness) is practicing Friday, Josh Tolentino of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: The quick return after one missed practice suggests Smith isn't dealing with a serious illness and will be ready for Sunday's game against Washington. He may even avoid a designation on the final injury report Friday afternoon.
Boston Scott
Boston Scott Practices fully again Thursday
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 3:59 PM
Scott (concussion) was again a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Analysis: It remains unclear if Scott has formally cleared the concussion protocol, but it sounds like he's extremely close to a return after missing Week 3's contest against the Bucs. Scott's return would likely send Rashaad Penny back to the inactive list.
Quez Watkins
Quez Watkins Gets in limited practice
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 3:53 PM
Watkins (hamstring) returned to a limited practice Thursday.
Analysis: Watkins was injured in the Eagles' Week 2 win over the Vikings 14 days ago and missed this past Monday night's win over the Bucs. In Watkins' absence, Olamide Zaccheaus played 55 percent of the offensive snaps and reeled in two of three targets for 58 yards and one touchdown. Watkins would presumably return to third wideout duties upon his return.
DeVonta Smith
DeVonta Smith Comes down with illness
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 3:38 PM
Smith didn't practice Thursday due to an illness.
Analysis: Fortunately for Smith, he's come down with an illness in the middle of the week, giving him a few days to get back to normal before the Eagles' upcoming matchup with the Commanders on Sunday. His status for Week 4 may gain some clarity when Friday's practice report is posted, but if he ends up limited or sidelined this weekend, the likes of Quez Watkins (hamstring), Olamide Zaccheaus and Britain Covey (hamstring) could see increased reps on offense behind top wide receiver A.J. Brown.
Boston Scott
Boston Scott Listed as full Wednesday
Wed, Sep 27, 2023, 3:27 PM
Scott (concussion) was listed as a full participant on Wednesday's estimated injury report.
Analysis: In the wake of the Eagles' Week 2 win versus the Vikings, Scott entered the concussion protocol. Prior to being ruled out for this past Monday's game at Tampa Bay, he managed just one limited practice. While he didn't have a cap on his reps at Wednesday's walkthrough, it's unclear if Scott has made his way through the aforementioned protocol.
Quez Watkins
Quez Watkins DNP on Wednesday
Wed, Sep 27, 2023, 3:22 PM
Watkins (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated injury report.
Analysis: Watkins has yet to practice since injuring his hamstring during the Eagles' Week 2 win against the Vikings. He'll have two more chances to put himself in a position to return to action Sunday against the Commanders, but if Watkins needs more time to recover, Philadelphia will continue to operate with Olamide Zaccheaus as its third wide receiver behind A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.
Olamide Zaccheaus
Olamide Zaccheaus Scores first Eagles touchdown
Tue, Sep 26, 2023, 4:04 PM
Zaccheaus caught two passes for 58 yards and a touchdown in Monday's victory over the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Zaccheaus didn't receive a single target in his first two games as an Eagle, but Jalen Hurts looked his way on three occasions Monday, one of which resulted in a 34-yard touchdown pass. Zacchaeus' expanded role was enable by the absence of third wideout Quez Watkins (hamstring). If Watkins misses more time, Zaccheaus should continue to catch the occasional pass, but the Eagles don't tend to target any of their wide receivers other than A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith very often.
Rashaad Penny
Rashaad Penny Active but does not see field
Tue, Sep 26, 2023, 3:53 PM
Penny was active for Monday's Week 3 win over the Buccaneers but did not take the field for a single snap.
Analysis: Preseason speculation suggested that Penny and D'Andre Swift would compete to the top running back job in Philadelphia this season, but results through three weeks indicate that the Eagles had different plans. Penny was a healthy scratch in Week 1, and while injuries to other backs elevated him to the active roster in Weeks 2 and 3, he hasn't been a meaningful part of the game plan. His eight snaps and three touches in Week 2 remain his only action of the regular season. Penny may require two injuries ahead of him before his has fantasy relevance even in deep leagues.
Dallas Goedert
Dallas Goedert Seven more targets in Week 3
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 9:46 PM
Goedert caught five of seven targets for 41 yards in Monday's 25-11 win over the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Goedert has notched seven targets in consecutive games after being targeted only once in the opener, but the tight end is being used as a security valve rather than a downfield threat. He has just 63 yards through three games after averaging 56.7 yards per game played over the previous two seasons, and Goedert has yet to find the end zone in 2023. Goedert will look to pick up the pace Week 4 against the Commanders. Washington held him to just 49 yards in two meetings last season, but Goedert found the end zone in both games.
Kenneth Gainwell
Kenneth Gainwell Outplayed by Swift in return
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 9:41 PM
Gainwell (ribs) rushed 14 times for 43 yards and caught one of two targets for five yards in Monday's 25-11 win over the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Gainwell's first carry in his return from a one-game absence came on fourth-and-1, and he got stuffed for minus-1 yard to end Philadelphia's opening drive in the red zone. He finished with 14 carries to D'Andre Swift's 16, but Swift was vastly more effective, churning out 130 rushing yards on the heels of last week's 175-yard performance on the ground. The gap in attempts was much wider while the game was still in doubt, as eight of Gainwell's carries came on the final drive. Swift's the leader in Philadelphia's backfield heading into a Week 4 home game against the Commanders, but Gainwell's the clear No. 2 option over Rashaad Penny, who didn't register a touch Monday, and Boston Scott (concussion), who was inactive.
DeVonta Smith
DeVonta Smith Rare off night in win
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 9:38 PM
Smith caught four of five targets for 28 yards in Monday's 25-11 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Smith failed to reach 40 receiving yards for the first time since Week 9 of last season. After opening the 2023 campaign on a two-game touchdown streak, the 2021 first-round pick took a back seat while A.J. Brown posted a season-high 131 receiving yards and No. 3 wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus chipped in a 34-yard touchdown. Smith's unlikely to be held down for long, and a Week 4 home game against a Washington defense that just gave up 37 points to the Bills offers a nice opportunity to get back on track.
A.J. Brown
A.J. Brown Racks up 131 yards in Week 3
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 9:35 PM
Brown caught nine of 14 targets for 131 yards in Monday's 25-11 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: After being limited to 29 receiving yards in Week 2 against the Vikings, Brown gained 28 on Philadelphia's first pass of the game. That play set the tone for Brown's fourth game over 130 receiving yards since the start of last season. He easily led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards while setting season highs in all three categories. Brown scored 11 touchdowns in 2022, but he's still looking for his first score of 2023 heading into a Week 4 home game against the Commanders.
Jalen Hurts
Jalen Hurts Throws TD, runs in another
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 9:34 PM
Hurts completed 23 of 37 passes for 277 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Monday's 25-11 win over the Buccaneers. He added 10 rushing attempts for 28 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Analysis: Hurts got almost half of his yardage throwing to A.J. Brown (nine catches for 131 yards), but he also made two key throws to Olamide Zaccheaus on Philadelphia's first touchdown drive, as they connected for a 24-yard gain followed by a 34-yard touchdown three plays later to take a 10-3 lead in the second quarter. After being stuffed on a third-down quarterback sneak from the one-yard line in the third quarter, Hurts tried again on fourth down to produce his third rushing touchdown through three games. He was also picked off twice and has a pedestrian 3:3 TD:INT through the air after posting a 22:6 TD:INT in 2022. Having led Philadelphia to a 3-0 record despite throwing for just 640 yards, Hurts next will set his sights on avenging last season's home loss to the Commanders in a Week 4 rematch.
D'Andre Swift
D'Andre Swift Rushes for 130 with Gainwell back
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 9:31 PM
Swift rushed 16 times for 130 yards and caught one of two targets for eight yards in Monday's 25-11 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Swift continued to handle the lead role, even with Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) back after missing one game. Gainwell rushed for just 43 yards on 14 carries in his return, while Swift boosted his rushing total to a whopping 305 yards over the past two games. Swift hurdled a defender on a 26-yard run in the third quarter, then showcased his burst again with a 29-yard run in the fourth. While Swift's modest 14 receiving yards through three games are concerning, he's been one of the league's most effective runners and should continue to lead Philadelphia's backfield Week 4 against Washington.
Tanner McKee
Tanner McKee Designated emergency QB
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 5:03 PM
McKee (coach's decision) is inactive but will serve as Philadelphia's emergency quarterback for Monday's game at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Though technically inactive, McKee will suit up and be ready to step under center in case both Jalen Hurts and Marcus Mariota go down with injuries in Week 3. Otherwise, he'll continue to wait for his first regular-season NFL action.
Boston Scott
Boston Scott Not playing Monday
Sat, Sep 23, 2023, 3:10 PM
Scott (concussion) has been ruled out ahead of Monday's matchup against the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Scott did participate in Saturday's practice in limited fashion, but it wasn't enough for him to suit up against the Buccaneers. Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) didn't have an injury listed on the team's final injury report, meaning the Philadelphia backfield can certainly manage the loss of Scott with Gainwell, D'Andre Swift and Rashaad Penny all likely seeing playing time Monday.
Quez Watkins
Quez Watkins Out against Tampa Bay
Sat, Sep 23, 2023, 3:01 PM
Watkins (hamstring) has been ruled out ahead of Monday's contest against the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Watkins wasn't able to practice all week, so it's not entirely surprising to see him ruled inactive for Monday's matchup. Expect Olamide Zaccheaus to see a significant bump in playing time, specifically in three-wideout sets.


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