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A week ago, you may not have even heard of Philadelphia Eagles running back Josh Adams. 

Now, he's their clear No. 1 back. 

Adams took over as the Eagles' primary running back against the Saints on Sunday and shined, rushing for 53 yards and a touchdown and also making 3 catches for 19 yards.  

Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood combined for three carries for 7 yards and two catches (both by Clement) for two yards. Clearly, Adams is the man to own in the Eagles' backfield now. 

That's a big change from where Adams was just a few months ago. Cut by the Eagles in the preseason, and unclaimed by 31 other teams (who must be kicking themselves right now), Adams has taken advantage of the Jay Ajayi injury to show the world what he can do.

The Notre Dame product can now assume a bigger role in the Eagles' offense, as clearly Clement and Smallwood missed their chance. He wasn't a great pass catcher before but showed big improvement against the Saints on Sunday. If he keeps progressing like this, he could move from a FLEX play to an RB2. 

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