Alshon Jeffery is a free agent at the time of publication, and we'll see if he can land a prominent role with a new team this season. He's not worth drafting in most Fantasy leagues. Most likely, Jeffery will have to prove himself on a new roster, and the 31-year-old looked like his best days were behind him last season when he struggled with injuries and poor play. He's played a combined 17 games the past two seasons, and he might never regain his previous form when he averaged 14.2 PPR points per game as recently as 2018. In the right scenario, Jeffery could be a late-round flier in deeper leagues, but his most likely outcome is he will need to prove himself first and then become a waiver-wire addition during the season.
The Eagles released Jeffery on Wednesday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Jeffery's release had been set in stone for quite some time, given that he carried a $14 million salary cap hit for 2021. The 31-year-old is coming off the worst season of his career, having logged just six catches for 115 yards and a touchdown across seven games, all while battling injuries and suboptimal quarterback play. He'll now have to contend with a strong receiver class in free agency, perhaps foreshadowing a situation wherein Jeffery is forced to settle for a prove-it deal at his next landing spot.
The Eagles plan to release Jeffery when the new league year begins March 17, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Jeffery's imminent release doesn't come as any sort of surprise, given that the soon-to-be 32-year-old carries a $14 million cap hit for 2021. He only suited up for seven games during an injury-riddled 2020 campaign, securing six catches for 115 yards and one touchdown, the lowest totals of his career. Jeffery hasn't put up a 1,000-yard season since 2014, and he's now logged back-to-back years with under 500 receiving yards. With plenty of big-name wideouts scheduled to hit free agency this offseason, Jeffrey seems unlikely to encounter a bidding war for his services.
Jeffery (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against Washington. Jeffery's season debut was delayed until Week 10 due to a combination of offseason foot surgery and a calf issue that he sustained while working his way back to full health. Overall, he managed to haul in just six of 13 targets for 115 yards and one touchdown in seven appearances during his age-30 season. Jeffery turns 31 in February, but because he's owed $18.5 million in 2021, it'll be difficult for the Eagles to move on.
Jeffery caught his lone target for 22 yards in Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Cowboys. Jeffery has seen a mere one target in three of his past four games. His 22 yards in this one represent his second-highest total of the season.
Jeffery caught two of three targets for 63 yards in Sunday's 33-26 loss to Arizona. Jeffery had receptions of 24 and 39 yards on the day. He also drew multiple pass interference penalties on Patrick Peterson, totaling 40 yards that helped on the drive that tied the score at 26. Nevertheless, the 30-year-old has just five catches on 12 targets through six games this season.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/19||San Francisco 49ers||15||21.50|
|4||10/03||Kansas City Chiefs||2||18.47|
|6||10/14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|7||10/24||@Las Vegas Raiders||23||24.25|
|9||11/07||Los Angeles Chargers||7||20.25|
|11||11/21||New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
|12||11/28||@New York Giants||9||20.38|
|13||12/05||@New York Jets||18||23.13|
|15||12/19||Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
|16||12/26||New York Giants||9||20.38|
|17||01/02||@Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||59||38||483||4||30||12.71||72|