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Free Agent Wide Receivers the Eagles Can Sign to Replace Marquise Goodwin

Jason Schandl
Free agent wide receivers the Philadelphia Eagles can target following Marquise Goodwin's opt out.
Free agent wide receivers the Philadelphia Eagles can target following Marquise Goodwin's opt out. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images
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Wide receiver depth was clearly one of the Philadelphia Eagles' biggest weaknesses in 2019, with not a single player at the position hitting even the 500-yard receiving mark.

They addressed that issue this offseason by drafting Jalen Reagor and trading for Marquise Goodwin.
However, with Alshon Jeffery landing on the PUP list and now Goodwin deciding to opt out for the 2020 season, this is once again a position of great need.

With that in mind, here are the three best remaining free agents that the Eagles should target.

3. Jermaine Kearse

Jermaine Kearse is a free agent after missing last season due to injury.
Jermaine Kearse is a free agent after missing last season due to injury. / Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Jermaine Kearse missed the entire 2019 season with a broken leg, but if he's healthy then he would be an interesting fit. In 2018 he played the "big slot" role for the New York Jets, with over 60 percent of his snaps coming in the slot. With Reagor and DeSean Jackson on the outside, that would make Kearse a good fit.

2. Tavon Austin

Tavon Austin averaged 15.1 yards per reception with the Dallas Cowboys.
Tavon Austin averaged 15.1 yards per reception with the Dallas Cowboys. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Dallas Cowboys never got Tavon Austin involved in the offense much, but he showed an entirely different dimension to his game in Dallas than he did with the Rams. After averaging just 8.4 yards per reception over his last three seasons with the Rams, he averaged 15.1 yards per reception in Dallas. Still shifty and athletic at 29 years old, Austin could also take over punt return duties, as nobody really stepped up in that role after Darren Sproles got hurt in 2019.

1. Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas had 36 receptions for 433 yards with the New York Jets in 2019.
Demaryius Thomas had 36 receptions for 433 yards with the New York Jets in 2019. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Demaryius Thomas' 2019 season saw him bounce back from an injury of his own, and he showed that he's still got something left in the tank, recording at least 40 yards in six of his final 10 games despite playing in an anemic New York Jets offense. He played 27.2 percent of his snaps in the slot, so he could be used on the inside as well.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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