Alshon Jeffery and the Rebuilt Eagle Offense

In 2016, the Eagles’ fielded one of the most haphazard and misguided receiving corps in the entire NFL.

That will change in 2017.

On the “opening” day of free agency, the Eagles signed two new wideouts to the team: Alshon Jeffery (one-year, $14M deal) and Torrey Smith (three-year deal, worth up to $15M, but essentially amounts to a one-year deal). Philadelphia now owns one of the league’s most high variance pass catching trios in all of football.

Jordan Matthews is obviously the mainstay out of the slot where he ran 70% of his routes in 2016, but Zach Ertz’s production has been up and down throughout his career. Meanwhile, Alshon struggled through more injuries and a four-game PED suspension in 2016. Then of course there is Torrey Smith, fantasy football’s ultimate mirage. Smith was nothing short of entirely disappointing in San Francisco, finishing as the WR66 and WR93 (PPR points per gam...

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Graham Barfield
Senior Analyst

Graham is a senior analyst for Fantasy Guru and works closely with statistics to produce quanitative analysis for complementary weekly content. He will be appearing before the season and during the season on The Fantasy Guru Podcast with John Hansen and Joe Dolan. Be sure to follow Graham on Twitter at @GrahamBarfield.