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84 Greg Ward WR

Philadelphia Eagles

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October 23, 2020 07:32 AM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Crosses goal line in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward hauled in five of six targets for 42 yards and a touchdown and returned one punt for 11 yards in the Eagles' 22-21 win over the Giants on Thursday night.

The converted college quarterback turned in a strong effort as a possession option for Carson Wentz throughout the night. Ward checked in second in receptions and third in targets, and his three-yard scoring grab with 4:38 remaining began the comeback from a 21-10 deficit. The 25-year-old had seen his catch total dwindle from four to two between Weeks 5 and 6, so Thursday's resurgence was a welcome sight. However, depending on the statuses of Alshon Jeffery (foot) and DeSean Jackson (leg) for a Week 8 battle against the Cowboys on Sunday, Nov. 1, it's possible Ward is no better than the No. 4 wideout in that contest.

October 19, 2020 12:16 AM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Held to two catches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward brought in two of three targets for 19 yards in the Eagles' 30-28 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.

Ward saw the trio of Zach Ertz (ankle), Travis Fulgham and John Hightower outpace him in targets, leaving him as a complementary option during the loss. The 25-year-old had seen at least five targets in four of his first five contests heading into Week 6, so the reduced volume, especially with the Eagles still missing multiple members of their air attack, was especially disappointing. Ward will look to bounce back in a Thursday night Week 7 battle against the Giants, but there's a chance Philadelphia gets back any or all of Alshon Jeffery (foot), DeSean Jackson (hamstring) and Dallas Goedert (IR-ankle) for that contest.

October 12, 2020 02:08 AM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Finds end zone
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward recorded four receptions on five targets for 26 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Steelers.

Ward saw several fewer targets in comparison to recent weeks but still managed to haul in his second touchdown of the season on an eight-yard reception with six minutes remaining in the third quarter. Otherwise, he was surpassed by Travis Fulgham, who exploded for a 10-catch performance. With DeSean Jackson (hamstring) and Alshon Jeffery (foot/illness) nearing a return, Ward could be at risk of losing more targets in a Week 6 matchup against the Ravens.

October 5, 2020 03:12 AM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Leads team in targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward caught four of seven targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 25-20 win over San Francisco.

With the majority of the Eagles' wideout corps sidelined, Ward became Carson Wentz's favorite target. Practice squad receiver Travis Fulgham caught the lone passing touchdown of the game, but Ward was clearly the top receiver while operating out of the slot. The former quarterback has PPR appeal heading into a matchup against the Steelers on Sunday after garnering 18 targets (12 receptions) over his previous two contests.

October 2, 2020 12:16 PM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Only receiver on roster at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward was the only Eagles receiver on the 53-man roster to practice Thursday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

With DeSean Jackson (hamstring), Alshon Jeffery (foot), J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (calf), John Hightower (illness) all missing the session, the Eagles ran their offense with Ward, three practice squad players and Quez Watkins (upper body), who was just designated to return from IR on Tuesday. Even if Jackson is able to return despite not having practiced yet this week, Week 4 will still likely be another busy one for the 25-year-old Ward.

September 27, 2020 06:08 PM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Huge day against Bengals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward caught eight of a team-high 11 targets, producing 72 receiving yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 23-23 tie with the Bengals.

Ward collected just six total catches for 36 yards between Weeks 1 and 2, but the former college quarterback is not long removed from a notable stretch of fantasy production. Starting Week 14 of last year, Ward averaged 7.5 targets per game through the conclusion of the 2019 regular season, amassing 5.3 receptions and 52.3 receiving yards per contest as the Eagles won four straight to clinch a postseason berth. With Alshon Jeffery (foot) and Jalen Reagor (thumb) inactive for Sunday and DeSean Jackson (hamstring) forced to exit partway through, Ward was granted an increased workload. That is expected to carry into Week 4 if injury woes at the position persist, as Ward prepares for a matchup against a banged-up 49ers secondary.

September 21, 2020 02:52 AM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Just one target in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward caught his lone target for five yards in Sunday's 37-19 loss to the Rams.

After drawing seven targets in the opener, Ward saw just one look in this one despite getting the start. With Jalen Reagor healthy, the 25-year-old's role was due to diminish. It will likely tick back up again if there are any injuries to Reagor or DeSean Jackson, though Alshon Jeffery is likely to work his way back into the mix at some point.

September 13, 2020 11:12 PM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Five catches in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward caught five of his seven targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 27-17 loss to Washington.

Although he didn't end up drawing the start, Ward was due to play a significant role with Alshon Jeffery (foot) and Jalen Reagor (shoulder) banged up. The 25-year-old did just that as he finished in a three-way tie for second on the team in targets. As has been the case for most of his career, most of those targets were short-range, as his longest of play of the day went for 11 yards.

September 8, 2020 04:24 PM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Poised to begin year as starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Eagles list Ward as their No. 3 receiver on the unofficial depth chart that was released Tuesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Ward could be pushed down the depth chart once the Eagles get healthier at receiver, but with Jalen Reagor (upper body) highly unlikely to play and Alshon Jeffery (foot) looking iffy for Sunday's season opener versus Washington, the former University of Houston quarterback should be locked into a starting role to begin the season. Especially if Jeffery joins Reagor on the sideline Week 1, the Eagles will likely make heavy use of two-tight end sets featuring Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, but Ward proved late last season that he could be reliable option in the slot for quarterback Carson Wentz. Over the five games in which he played at least 70 percent of the offensive snaps (including playoffs), Ward totaled 24 receptions for 233 yards and a touchdown on 34 targets.

August 12, 2020 10:40 PM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Competing for key role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Ward is "in that starting mix" for the Eagles, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

Ward was a pleasant surprise for the Eagles last December, averaging 52.4 yards, 7.5 targets and a 77 percent snap share over the final four games of the regular season. His role was born of necessity after the Philadelphia receiver group was crushed by injuries, but Ward quickly provided an argument that he should have been playing the slot ahead of Nelson Agholor all along. In any case, Agholor is now with the Raiders, and while the Eagles did add a few wideouts in the offseason, they've already seen Marquise Goodwin opt out of the 2020 campaign, while Alshon Jeffery (foot) remains on the PUP list. That leaves Ward, DeSean Jackson and Jalen Reagor as the favorites for snaps and targets in September, albeit with a trio of young prospects in J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, John Hightower and Quez Watkins also hoping to compete. Ward's slot ability could work in his favor in terms of securing a role, but it also means he's more likely to come off the field for multi-tight end formations. Jackson and Reagor both come with more upside.

July 27, 2020 12:56 PM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Looking good for roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward's roster spot should be secure, according to Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com.

The Eagles drafted three wide receivers and traded for Marquise Goodwin, but they lost Nelson Agholor to the Raiders and have Alshon Jeffery rehabbing from major foot surgery. While Ward isn't likely to reprise his role from the final four weeks of last season -- three-quarters of offensive snaps and 7.5 targets per game -- he could enter training camp as the team's top slot man. Even if he loses that spot, Ward's familiarity with the Philadelphia offense and ability to field punts should help him stick around on the 53-man roster.

January 5, 2020 08:36 PM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Three catches in season-ending loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward secured three of four targets for 24 yards in the Eagles' 17-9 wild-card loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

Ward had been the de facto leader of the wideout group over the final three games of the regular season, securing 17 of 21 targets for 175 yards and a touchdown in the absence of Alshon Jeffery (foot) and Nelson Agholor (knee). However, Ward could do no better than third on team in receiving yardage Sunday, although the absence of Carson Wentz (concussion) from the late first quarter on very likely had a part to play in his downturn in production. On the books for just $570,000 in 2020 -- and having built some momentum with his late-season play -- Ward will head into the offseason with an eye on carving out a much bigger role next season.

January 1, 2020 12:16 PM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Grabs six passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward caught six of seven targets for 43 yards during Sunday's 34-17 win over the Giants.

Ward played 56 of 74 snaps on offense Sunday -- not bad for a former college quarterback who made his debut just over a month ago. The Eagles offense is a M.A.S.H. unit heading into the wild-card game against the Seahawks. Depending on the health of Zach Ertz (ribs), Nelson Agholor (knee) and Miles Sanders (ankle), Ward might end up being one of the most familiar faces Carson Wentz has to throw to as the playoffs begin. Ward's been clutch in limited opportunities, with at least four catches in five of six games this season.

December 22, 2019 11:16 PM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Four grabs in win over Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward caught four of five targets for 71 yards in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Cowboys.

He added one carry for five yards. Ward was the Eagles' most productive wide receiver for the second straight game, and he seems to be earning Carson Wentz's trust with the team poised to win the NFC East and head into the postseason. Ward could be poised for another strong effort in Week 17 against a vulnerable Giants secondary.

December 16, 2019 03:08 PM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Scores first touchdown of career
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward caught seven of nine targets for 61 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 37-27 win over Washington.

Ward served as the No. 1 receiver in Philadelphia during Week 15's divisional contest, with Nelson Agholor (knee) out and Alshon Jeffery (foot) on IR. The Houston product translated that opportunity into season-high numbers and the first score of his career. As long as Agholor remains sidelined, Ward figures to continue operating alongside tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert as the top three priorities in the Eagles' pass catching corps.

December 13, 2019 05:32 PM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Could start in Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward could fill a starting role at receiver Sunday against the Redskins with Alshon Jeffery (foot) moving to injured reserve this week and Nelson Agholor (knee) listed as questionable for the contest, EJ Smith of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Even if Ward doesn't technically start, he'll at least have a regular role in three-receiver sets alongside rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Agholor (health permitting). Considering Agholor didn't practice Wednesday through Friday, he's most likely trending toward a second straight absence, which would leave Arcega-Whiteside, Ward and practice-squad addition Robert Davis as the only available receivers on the roster. While tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert will probably rank as the top two priorities in the Eagles' passing attack, Ward has already seen a more pronounced role of late, playing at least 40 percent of the offensive snaps in each of the past three weeks while garnering 19 total targets.

December 10, 2019 10:32 PM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Plays 77 snaps in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward caught four of his nine targets for 34 yards and played a season-high 77 offensive snaps in Monday night's 23-17 win over the Giants.

That Ward got so much playing time should come as no surprise considering he was one of only two healthy Eagles receivers after Alshon Jeffery left with a foot injury. Unfortunately, the former college quarterback wasn't able to do much with the second-highest target total on the team, but he was much more involved than J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, who only saw three chances. With Jeffery now out for the year, Ward's role could continue to grow over the final few games of the season.

December 2, 2019 10:44 PM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Sees three targets in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward caught one of his three targets for five yards in Sunday's 37-31 loss to the Dolphins.

Ward saw a drop from seven targets the previous week with a healthier Eagles receiving corps. Still, he finished third among receivers with 29 snaps, two ahead of J.J. Arcega-Whiteside. The Eagles have another enticing matchup on deck with the Giants in Week 14.

November 26, 2019 10:24 PM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Makes first career catches in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward caught six of his seven targets for 40 yards in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

Ward caught his first NFL pass in the first quarter and would go on to see five more targets in the first half before disappearing in the second. He also handled punt returns but lost three yards on his only opportunity. If Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and Nelson Agholor (knee) are back for Week 13, Ward will likely head back to the practice squad.

November 24, 2019 12:12 PM
Eagles' Greg Ward: Could have role on offense Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward is expected to see offensive snaps Sunday in the Eagles' game against the Seahawks, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

With the Eagles down their top two wide receivers in Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and Nelson Agholor (knee), Jordan Matthews, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Mack Hollins and Ward remain as the lone healthy options at the position. Ward, who was called up from the practice squad in light of the injuries, previously made his NFL debut in Week 3, playing two offensive snaps. Though Ward's snap count should increase a little in his return to the roster, Zangaro suggests the Eagles will likely make "a ton" of use of 12 personnel (two tight ends) rather than relying heavily on a lackluster wideout corps.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultRECYDSLGTD
1Sun 09/13@ WASL 17-27531110
2Sun 09/20vs LARL 19-371550
3Sun 09/27vs CINT 23-23872291
4Sun 10/04@ SFW 25-20438200
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020PHI75292338.02932013
2019PHI73282549.13811018
2018PHI00000.0-1270000
2017PHI00000.0-1270000
Total148574878.53843031
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020PHI751-6-6.0-6000
2019PHI73155.05000
2018PHI00000.0-127000
2017PHI00000.0-127000
Total1482-1-0.55000
Career Punt Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGFCLGTD
2020PHI79505.611110
2019PHI77243.412160
2018PHI000-0.00-1270
2017PHI000-0.00-1270
Total1416744.623160
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/190
Birthdate:
7/12/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Tyler, TX, USA
School:
Houston
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: