Alshon Jeffery Injury Update Points to Huge Fantasy Value Against Jets in Week 5

Jason Schandl
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Alshon Jeffery is off the Philadelphia Eagles' Week 5 injury report entirely, after missing Week 3's game and playing through a calf injury last week.

The oft-injured wideout went down after playing only six snaps against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2, but he didn't appear limited last Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers, playing 50 snaps and seeing nine targets. Seemingly playing at full health again, this week's game against the New York Jets should have his fantasy football owners excited.

Jeffery wasn't especially efficient in his return, catching only three of those nine targets, but a touchdown salvaged his fantasy total in Week 4. He's up to 26.9 standard and 34.9 PPR fantasy points despite playing in just two full games.

This week, he gets a great matchup (like he saw in Week 1 when he scored twice), against the Jets, a team that has allowed the third-most PPR points to WRs this season. The Jets have only played three games, but they've allowed top-five fantasy production to opposing wideouts so far this season, and the Eagles' offense is shaping up as one of the best in the NFL this week.

Healthy again and with a great matchup, Jeffery is a top-20 WR option in The Duel's Week 5 fantasy football PPR rankings. Plug him into your starting lineup with confidence as a WR2 this week.

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