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Tagged: DeVonta Smith (20 Results)

Factoid: Busy wide receivers

We ran an item recently highlighting the underutilized wide receivers in Kansas City. The other three teams playing today skew the other way, with their 6 main wideouts among the busiest players in the league at the position.   more »

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Dec
19

Eagles QB Hurts rushes for 3 touchdowns

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback JALEN HURTS tied a franchise record in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears when he rushed for 3 touchdowns. Hurts was also the leading rusher for the EaglesMore with 61 yards on a game-high 17 carries. While Hurts didn’t throw for any touchdowns against the Bears, he did keep wide receivers A.J. BROWN and DEVONTA SMITH busy by throwing for over 300 yards. Both Brown and Smith topped 100 receiving yards on the day. Less

Source: Team Website

Dec
9

Eagles not looking to upgrade WR corps

Amid speculation about the eventual landing spot for free agent wide receiver ODELL BECKHAM JR., Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said this week that the team is “excited” about theMore current wide receiving corps. With leading wide receivers A.J. BROWN and DEVONTA SMITH both potentially on track for 1,000-yard seasons, the Eagles seemingly have no room for a veteran wideout like Beckham Jr. Less

Source: NFL.com

Podcast: November 18 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast

Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 11 of the NFL regular season. Sponsored by RotoWire.  more »

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Aug
12

Eagles WR Smith dealing with groin injury

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DEVONTA SMITH continues to deal with a groin injury that has caused him to miss multiple consecutive practice sessions this week. Head coach Nick Sirianni has saidMore that Smith officially remains day-to-day due to the injury. Fantasy owners will want to monitor his progress in the days ahead. Less

Source: Team Website

May
9

Eagles ready to take flight with Hurts as starting QB

The Philadelphia Eagles appear set to head into the upcoming season with JALEN HURTS leading the way at the quarterback position. While Hurts held his own last season, he hasn’t yetMore received a satisfactory amount of playing time to prove his long-term viability. The Eagles added star wide receiver A.J. BROWN during a draft night trade, giving Hurts an incredible receiving duo alongside DEVONTA SMITH. Hurts recognizes his time is now, saying recently “It’s my team. So I’m ready to go.” Take note, fantasy owners. Less

Source: NFL.com

Factoid: Jameson Williams

I will be interested to see where Jameson Williams goes. There are some who believe he’s the best receiver in this draft, but he’s not a usual kind of prospect.  more »

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Around the NFL: Philadelphia Eagles

Before Calvin Ridley was suspended for the season, there were a couple of teams looking to trade for him. We learned last week that the Eagles were one of those teams, which makes sense. Last year's top pick DeVonta Smith was a 900-yard receiver, but he was about all they had at the position.   more »

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Factoid: Rookie receivers

JaMarr Chase played yesterday, DeVonta Smith is playing today, and it serves as a reminder that rookie receivers are making an impact more quickly than they have in the past. They’re getting acclimated into offenses and affecting games.   more »

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Mailbag: July 29, 2021

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition: Coping with the NFL's new COVID policies. Update on Fantasy Index Open. Success rates on first-round wide receivers. Rookie keepers. And more. more »

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Factoid: Rookie receivers

I don’t think I’ll be drafting DeVonta Smith, JaMarr Chase or Jaylen Waddle. They’re decent-enough prospects, but with heralded rookie receivers, they tend to get so overhyped that it’s hard for them to meet expectations.  more »

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Factoid: Rookie receivers

If form holds, two or three rookie wide receivers will finish with top-30 numbers this year. That’s been the average over the last 10 years.   more »

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Factoid: DeVonta Smith

Most football fans saw DeVonta Smith tearing up college football last year, leading Alabama to a national championship and winning the Heisman -- first wideout to do so since Desmond Howard. But Smith was just the 3rd wide receiver drafted last month, and size was probably why.  more »

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Podcast: May 7 episodes (plural!) of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Post-draft blowout! Moishe Steigmann and Justin Eleff complete their assessment of the NFL rookie class of 2021 -- two new episodes covering running backs, wide receivers and tight ends.  more »

Apr
30

Eagles move up to draft WR Smith

The Philadelphia Eagles traded with the Dallas Cowboys to move up two spots and select Alabama wide receiver DEVONTA SMITH in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft on ThursdayMore night. Some teams were concerned about Smith’s smaller size, but the Eagles were pleased to add the 2020 Heisman Trophy winner to their wide receiving corps. Smith is said to be one of the best route-runners in the draft, in addition to being an explosive playmaker. Less

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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