The Eagles selected rookie receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside in the second round of the NFL Draft from Stanford, and he's expected to be the No. 4 receiver for Philadelphia this year. The Eagles have an established trio of receivers ahead of Arcega-Whiteside on the depth chart with Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Nelson Agholor, which should limit the Fantasy value for Arcega-Whiteside as a rookie. Along with that, the Eagles also have Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert and running backs who catch the ball out of the backfield to compete with Arcega-Whiteside for targets. He's only worth a late-round flier in deep seasonal leagues, and he's a third-round pick in rookie-only drafts.
The Eagles selected Arcega-Whiteside in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 57th overall. Arcega-Whiteside (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) is a big wideout with a rich skill set and the ability to play both the slot and outside at a high level. While he lacks standout athleticism (4.49-second 40), Arcega-Whiteside's route running and ball skills are off the charts, showing an innate ability to set himself in an advantageous position and winning the vast majority of jump-ball situations. Arcega-Whiteside's box-out ability in the end zone is about the closest that you get to a pro wrestling-style finishing move in football. At Stanford, it seemed to surface so frequently it felt almost scripted, and his college stats seem to bear that out (28 touchdowns on 135 career catches). It's a deep pass-catching corps in Philadelphia, so JJAW is more of a long-term asset than an immediate one, but he's not the kind of guy you want to bet against.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/27||@Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|5||10/06||New York Jets||32||27.38|
|11||11/17||New England Patriots||14||21.68|
|14||12/10||New York Giants||10||20.75|
|17||12/29||@New York Giants||10||20.75|