There were some who thought Jalen Reagor would be a Fantasy star as a rookie in 2020, and he flopped. But he could rebound in a big way this season, and he's worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues. The Eagles could need Reagor to potentially be their No. 2 receiver behind rookie DeVonta Smith, and hopefully Reagor delivers. He only had one game with more than nine PPR points in 2020, and he struggled with injuries, missing five games and parts of others. Reagor could see a healthy amount of targets from Jalen Hurts, and that could help Reagor produce in a big way. He profiles as a high-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver if things go right.
Reagor expects to play the slot this year, though he did clarify that he'll also line up outside, Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice reports. Reagor ran just 21 percent of his routes from the slot last year, primarily lining up on the perimeter while Greg Ward worked as the No. 3 receiver and slot specialist. The Eagles are now bringing in another first-round pick, DeVonta Smith, to join Ward, Reagor, Travis Fulgham and others in the WRs room. Smith and Reagor, the two recent first-round picks, are the safe bets to occupy top-three roles, and the amount of slot work they end up seeing could depend on whether Ward or someone else earns the third spot this summer. In any case, Reagor appears locked in as a starter, coming off a rookie season with only 31 catches for 396 yards and one touchdown in 11 games.
Reagor will have a fellow first-round talent competing for targets alongside him this coming season after the Eagles selected DeVonta Smith out of Alabama with the 10th overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, Dave Spadaro of the team's official site reports. Reagor never quite got going his rookie season as he battled a number of injuries early and a dysfunctional quarterback situation late. He finished 2020 with 31 catches for 396 yards and a touchdown, with 12 of those catches for 174 yards coming from Hurts in the last five games of the season. The addition of Smith should only help the 22-year-old, as it gives the offense another weapon to think about and defend. With Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson both jettisoned in the offseason, there should be plenty of looks for both young pass catchers.
Reagor (head) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's season finale against Washington. Reagor had been working as the No. 1 wide receiver for the depleted Eagles and caught his only target for 15 yards prior to sustaining the injury. The rookie first-round pick dressed for 11 games, catching 31 passes for 396 yards and a touchdown. Reagor should play a larger role next season with a year of experience under his belt.
Reagor caught three of seven targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Cowboys. He tied Zach Ertz for the team lead in targets as the Eagles tried desperately to make a comeback in the second half, but Reagor wasn't able to do much with the volume. The rookie has failed to reach 50 receiving yards in five straight games, posting a poor 14-170-0 line on 27 targets over that stretch, and he has yet to show much chemistry with Jalen Hurts. The duo will have one more chance to get on the same page in 2020 during next week's clash with a Washington team that needs to win to lock up the NFC East title.
Reagor (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Dallas. A minor ankle injury impacted his practice participation earlier in the week, but Reagor should be fine for his typical role Sunday against the Cowboys. He played 68 and 55 percent of Philadelphia's offensive snaps the past two weeks, catching seven of 12 targets for 95 yards in Jalen Hurts' first two starts. The Eagles have been using a five-receiver rotation, but Reagor has been the closest thing to consistent among the bunch.
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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||54||31||396||1||19||12.77||49|