Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement was placed on injured reserve because of a knee injury, thus ending his season. The second-year back out of Wisconsin actually only has a knee sprain, but Philly is fighting for their playoff lives and needs every available roster spot.
This is the latest injury to the Eagles' backfield which has been engulfed in this all season. Early on, Jay Ajayi went down with a torn ACL which ended his season, and Darren Sproles has missed 10 of the Eagles' 13 games.
Update: While the team is still evaluating medically, RB Corey Clement is expected to miss time, source said. Thus, plucking Boston Scott from New Orleans https://t.co/XeqHzYCVMK— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 11, 2018
With the injury to Clement, that leaves Josh Adams as the lead man in the Eagles' backfield; Sproles and Wendell Smallwood will also rotate in for snaps as well.
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Adams has the two highest fantasy-point performances of any Eagles running back since Week 10, but Sproles did the best of everyone else in the backfield this past week. Look for Adams to continue to be the featured guy in the running game, with little work in the passing game, while Sproles handles most of the reception work.
This Eagles season isn't totally done yet. The Minnesota Vikings lost in Seattle but still cling on to that final playoff spot in the NFC by a half-game. If Philly can work some magic in the final weeks, they'll have a shot to defend their Super Bowl title.
In terms of fantasy outlook, it'll be tough sledding for the Eagles in each of these two weeks. They'll face the Los Angeles Rams on the road this Sunday night and then come home to face a stingy Houston Texans defense next week.
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