Alshon Jeffery Injury Update Could Improve Week 12 Fantasy Outlook Following Limited Practice

Jason Schandl
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Alshon Jeffery sat out in Week 10 as the Philadelphia Eagles returned from a bye to take on the New England Patriots, and he didn't participate in the first couple practices of the week.

The Eagles' No. 1 wideout was back on the practice field Wednesday, albeit in a limited capacity, and that gives his fantasy outlook a boost for a Week 12 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

Jeffery's fantasy production hadn't been anything special before the injury, averaging 3.3 receptions and 46.0 yards per game with no touchdowns in his previous three contests. That cold stretch brought him to an average of 4.9 receptions, 50.4 yards, 0.4 TDs and 13.4 PPR fantasy points per game on the season.

His return could be a blow to Dallas Goedert though, who racked up six targets and played a season-high 81 percent of the Eagles' snaps with Alshon out in Week 10. Nelson Agholor also saw nine targets in the game — his most since Week 3, when Alshon was sidelined again.

This isn't a bad week to target the Philly passing game, as the Seattle Seahawks rank 18th against the pass in Football Outsiders' DVOA metric, but the pass-catching group is cloudy with Jeffery's status still very much up in the air.

If Jeffery plays there's going to be some risk that he ends up limited, or that he aggravates the injury, and ultimately he's best left on the bench if you have any other options. The better situation for fantasy value in the offense would be if Jeffery were to sit, which would make both Goedert and Agholor viable options again this week.

Accounting for his return, our Week 12 PPR fantasy football rankings have Jeffery at WR31. If he doesn't play, Agholor can be expected to jump into the high-20s, while Goedert already ranks at TE12 and would see a boost as well.

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