Jeffery's recovery from surgery to repair a torn right rotator cuff has extended into the season, but Wallace's situation only came to light Sunday, when he limped off the field in the first quarter. Even if Jeffery gains his long-awaited clearance to play Sunday versus the Colts, Agholor is poised to lead a wide receiver corps that currently includes DeAndre Carter, Shelton Gibson and Kamar Aiken. Agholor has opened the season playing 140 of the Eagles' 151 offensive snaps, which he's turned into 16 catches for 121 yards and one touchdown on 22 targets.
Agholor saw another heavy workload with both Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) and Mike Wallace (ankle) sidelined, the latter suffering his injury early into the contest. The fourth-year wideout's two-yard touchdown with 2:46 remaining brought the Eagles to within 27-20 pending a Jake Elliott extra point, although they ultimately failed to score again. Agholor now has a pair of eight-catch tallies to open the season and will potentially have the benefit of Carson Wentz (knee) under center in Week 3 versus the Colts.
Agholor hauled in eight of 10 targets for 33 yards in the Eagles' 18-12 win over the Falcons on Thursday. He also completed his sole pass attempt for 15 yards to quarterback Nick Foles and rushed once for 16 yards.
As his final line implies, Agholor had an eventful night, pacing the Eagles in catches while drawing even with Zach Ertz in targets. Agholor also made good use of a first-half end-around and connected with Foles in a reprise of the Eagles' "Philly Special" play midway through the third quarter. The fourth-year wideout's workload wasn't overly surprising, considering the absence of No. 1 wideout Alshon Jeffery (shoulder). Agholor will look to build on his strong effort against the Buccaneers in a Week 2 tilt on Sept. 16, although he likely won't be able to maximize his production until Carson Wentz's (knee) return to action, which could still be several weeks away.
Agholor will lead an undermanned wideout corps with Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) expected to miss the first two weeks of the season, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Agholor recently dealt with a health concern of his own, sitting out the entire preseason while recovering from an unspecified lower-body injury. He finally returned to practice Sunday and has avoided any setbacks thus far, putting him on track for a hefty workload in the Sept. 6 season opener against Atlanta. Jeffery's presumed absence frees up targets for everyone else in the Philadelphia offense, with Agholor and TE Zach Ertz the safe bets to see a high volume of opportunities. In terms of snap count, Jeffery's usual workload likely will go to some combination of Mack Hollins (undisclosed), Shelton Gibson and TE Dallas Goedert.
Agholor (lower body) returned to practice Sunday, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
Meanwhile, Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) remains sidelined, leaving Agholor as the team's top wideout who is healthy enough to practice. As a starter in the Eagles offense, Agholor already has a decent floor from a fantasy perspective, but if Jeffery's absence lingers into the regular season, added opportunities could be on tap for Agholor early on.
|4||9/30/18||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|6||10/11/18||@ NYG||8:20 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ JAC||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 9|
|11||11/18/18||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ LAR||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|