Jalen Reagor's Fantasy Football Impact on Eagles

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Fantasy fans (and Eagles fans) should be excited at the addition of TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor with the 21st overall pick of the first round in the 2020 NFL Draft. Some may have one receiver a bit higher than the other out of this draft class, but there's no denying his overall skill. He should immediately fit nicely into this WR corps and challenge for playing time. The Eagles also have the luxury of leaning on two veterans (Alshon Jeffery & DeSean Jackson) to groom him up.

While not likely to have an immediate impact in 12-team leagues, he is an excellent dynasty stash and someone to keep an eye on as both Jeffery and Jackson have an injury history.

Here’s why Shawn Childs ranked Reagor as his No. 9 wide receiver:

For an NFL team looking for a deep threat and return man, Reagor may be the go-to guy in the mid-rounds of this year’s draft. Even with some questions with his initial quickness and change of direction value coming back to the line of scrimmage, Reagor has the talent to make big plays at the next level. His speed (4.47 forty) is deceiving, and he does play with strength (17 reps in the bench press at the NFL combine). Overall, there is work to do to become a complete wide receiver while having plenty of talent. Some of Reagor’s development was restricted by the structure of his team last year.

Philadelphia Eagles stats to know

  • The Eagles’ defense had 20 of their 36 sacks in three games.
  • Philadelphia’s RBs gained 8.96 yards per catch, which was the fifth-highest rate in the NFL.
  • Philly led the NFL in catches (150), receiving yards (1,573), and targets (229) by tight ends while ranking second in TDs (12). The Eagles WRs had 151 catches (29th) and 1,684 yards (31st).
  • Over their final five games, the Eagles scored 17 TDs and eight FGs over 60 possessions (41.7 percent), helping them win their last four games to make the playoffs. They scored only 44 times over this first 128 chances (34.4 percent).
  • Philadelphia held the ball for over 37 minutes over their last six wins.

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