Sudfeld completed 11-of-21 passing attempts for 72 yards in Thursday's preseason loss to Cleveland.
While it was a step back from his performance the week prior against New England, the 24-year-old was better than Nick Foles in this one. Of course, one game won't change the depth chart, but the fact that Foles was dealing with a shoulder injury coming into the game could mean more security for Sudfeld. Fortunately for the Eagles, it sounds like Carson Wentz is making good progress and looked good in a workout held before the game.
Sudfeld completed 22-of-39 passing attempts for 312 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Thursday's preseason loss to New England.
Sudfeld has impressed this summer to the point that he may force the Eagles to trade either him or Nick Foles, improving the stock of both for fantasy. Of course, Foles has what is supposedly a minor shoulder injury so those plans are on hold until he returns to the field. With Carson Wentz also questionable for the start of the regular season, the Indiana product may start the season as the backup in Philadelphia.
Sudfeld completed 10-of-14 passing attempts for 140 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Thursday's 31-14 loss to Pittsburgh. He also rushed twice for five yards.
Overall, it was a good night for Sudfeld, who started slowly throwing his first interception on the Eagles' first drive. As the game progressed, however, the 24-year-old showed a mix of touch and accuracy while under center, throwing a 63-yard touchdown pass to Sheldon Gibson while completing 71% of his passes on the evening. Despite the solid showing, Sudfeld will need an injury or a Nick Foles trade to become fantasy relevant this season.
Despite starter Carson Wentz (knee) being expected to be ready to go for Week 1 of this season, the Eagles will still likely carry three quarterbacks on their active roster in order to maintain depth at the position and protect themselves should Wentz suffer any kind of setback during the regular season. The 24-year-old did appear in one game last season when the Eagles had already locked up home-field advantage for the playoffs, and he was solid in the outing, completing 19 of 23 passes for 134 yards.
Sudfeld is expected to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Cowboys, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The Eagles, who have locked up home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, have little to play for in Week 17 other than staying sharp heading into the postseason. With that in mind, head coach Doug Pederson wants starting quarterback Nick Foles, who has started the last two games after Carson Wentz (knee) suffered a season-ending injury, to play about one quarter before Sudfeld enters the game. The lack of a full four quarters -- in addition to his inexperience at the NFL level -- renders Sudfeld little more than a fantasy dart.
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