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|Maclin overcame some preseason injury issues (a medical condition that reportedly caused him to lose a pile of weight) to have a nice start to the season but the injury bug struck at midseason causing him to miss three games and preventing him from putting together his first 1,000-yard receiving season. The Eagles 2009 1st round pick is a talented player with above average speed and a willingness to catch the ball in traffic and over the middle but there is always a lingering suspicion that his production is tied to seeing less attention than his fellow starter DeSean Jackson. It is worth noting that the two Eagles receivers have produced similar fantasy point totals over the past two seasons. What makes Maclin more appealing from a fantasy perspective is his consistency and reduced risk profile. Maclin shows up every week when he is healthy and hasnít showed himself to be a diva receiver during his three years in the league. While Maclin isnít likely to generate the ten touchdowns that made him a solid fantasy option in 2010, he should come close to that given that he is a better red zone option than Jackson. Expect him to top 1,000 receiving yards for the first time this season and rank as a mid-tier WR2 at seasonís endÖ without the headaches.
|Eagles, Maclin at a standstill in negotiations -- Sat Jan 24 8:00 am --|
New deal was close towards the end of last season
|It was considered a no-brainer that wide receiver and free-agent-to-be Jeremy Maclin would be back. According to a person familiar with the situation, who requested anonymity, Caplan is right ó the Eagles and Maclin have hit a bit of a wall in their contract negotiations after nearly having a deal completed towards the end of last season. (NJ.com)|
FF Today's Take: Most believe a deal will eventually get done but the switching of agents by Maclin has caused a delay in the process. Maclin led the Eagles in receiving last season and finished as the No.9 fantasy receiver in standard scoring leagues with a 86-1329-10 stat line. He'll be solid WR2 in re-draft leagues should come to terms with Eagles on a new deal.
| Nick Foles (broken collarbone) out 6-8 weeks -- Tue Nov 4 9:40 am --|
Mark Sanchez to assume reins to offense
|McLane posted "Looks more and more like Mark Sanchez at QB for the rest of the #Eagles season and possibly the playoffs." Both McLane and ESPN's Adam Schefter set Foles' timetable at 6-8 weeks, and that may even be on the optimistic side. Coming in cold off the bench Sunday, Sanchez completed 4-of-4 targets to Jeremy Maclin for gains of 52, 7, 21, and an eight-yard touchdown. Sanchez struggles to throw the ball outside the numbers, however, which could put a dent in Riley Cooper's already limited fantasy appeal. (Twitter (Jeff McLane))|
FF Today's Take: McLane is the Eagles beat writer for the Philly Inquirer, and Chip Kelly sounded Monday as if Sanchez had a tenuous lock on the starting job the rest of the way. Given Sanchez's checkdown game, it's likely that we'll see more Zach Ertz and receptions for RBs LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles going forward. Sanchez is worth an add in all formats in this potent offense.