For a stretch of games in 2020, Travis Fulgham looked like a star Fantasy receiver -- and a top receiver in the NFL. Then reality hit, and Fulgham returned to being a relative unknown. Which Fulgham will show up in 2021? The Eagles and Fantasy managers are anxious to find out, and Fulgham could have a prominent role this year. From Weeks 4-8 last season, Fulgham was amazing with five games in a row with at least 12 PPR points, including four touchdowns over that span. However, over his next eight games, Fulgham scored a combined 16 PPR points, and his playing time was limited. The Eagles might need Fulgham to play a big role this season behind rookie DeVonta Smith, and that's something to keep an eye on training camp. Fulgham is worth speculating on with a late-round pick in all leagues.
Fulgham seems to have an inside track to three-wide snaps come training camp, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports. It was Greg Ward who saw work in three-wide sets during the offseason program, but Fulgham is expected to be featured in those formations when training camp begins. That would likely result in either Smith or Jalen Reagor rotating into the slot while Fulgham sticks to an outside spot. That provides a glimmer of hope that the third-year wideout could retain some of his target share from last season, though he will likely lose some snaps barring injury to one of the top two at the position. However, he will still have to fend off challenges from a number of other wideouts in camp to retain the role.
Fulgham finished the 2020 season with 38 catches on 67 targets for 539 yards and four touchdowns. Fulgham burst onto the scene in Week 4, when much of the Eagles' receiving corps was out with injury. He proceeded to gain 435 yards and score all of his touchdowns over the next five games, but with the team healthier after a Week 9 bye, the 25-year-old was hardly heard from again. He's under contract for 2021 but is owed no guaranteed money and therefore will most likely have to battle for his roster spot heading into next season.
Fulgham caught two of his three targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Cowboys. Fulgham has seen his playing time drop precipitously from 65 snaps in Week 11 to no more than 26 in any of the past four games as the Eagles' receiving corps has gotten healthier. Accordingly, his production has dropped, and he hasn't topped two catches or 30 yards since the team's bye.
Fulgham corralled both of his targets for 30 yards and recovered a fumble during Sunday's 33-26 loss to the Cardinals, In his first five appearances of the year between Weeks 4 and 8, Fulgham accumulated 29 receptions for 435 yards and four touchdowns. With the deterioration of the Eagles' passing game over the second half of the season, the Old Dominion product saw his production go off a cliff, posting five consecutive outings of 16 yards or fewer Weeks 10 through 14 with only one performance of more than 10 receiving yards. Jalen Hurts has provided a new electricity to the offense however, so Fulgham may carry more upside moving forward.
Fulgham wasn't targeted during Sunday's win over the Saints. It's the first time all season the 25-year-old didn't receive a target as he played a season-low 11 offensive snaps. Fulgham has clearly fallen out of favor in the passing game, with Jalen Reagor, Greg Ward, Alshon Jeffery and Quez Watkins ahead of him on the depth chart.
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|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||35||19||270||2||13||14.21||39|