Alshon Jeffery Injury Update Clouds Fantasy Outlook, Boosts Dallas Goedert Value for Week 15

Jason Schandl
Alshon Jeffery sits on the field in a game against the Chicago Bears.
Alshon Jeffery sits on the field in a game against the Chicago Bears. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
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Alshon Jeffery is no stranger to injury concerns, and he had already missed two games before getting banged up in Week 14.

It looks like he's probably going to miss some more time after Monday night, and with only two weeks left in the fantasy football season, that could end Jeffery's year for fantasy purposes.

We'll have a better idea of his status once reports come out on those MRI results, but a report that reads he "felt something pop" generally foreshadows a more serious injury, and it wouldn't be surprising if he ends up on IR for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jeffery had just returned from injury to a massive workload in Week 13 seeing a season-high 16 targets, and with Nelson Agholor and DeSean Jackson also sidelined, his absence leaves the Eagles with very few receiving options.

This could be a boost for someone like JJ Arcega-Whiteside, but ultimately it's the tight ends that should see the biggest boost in fantasy value. With Jeffery out in Weeks 11 and 12, both Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert played over 80 percent of the Eagles' snaps in both games. They led the team in targets (25 for Ertz, 14 for Goedert), combining for a ridiculous 31 of the Eagles' 53 receptions over those two games.

Accounting for Jeffery missing the Eagles' Week 15 matchup with the Washington Redskins, no Philly WR cracks the top 36 in our Week 15 PPR fantasy football rankings. Zach Ertz checks in at TE3 though, and Goedert sits at TE12.


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