Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor seemed ready to step into a big role in 2020, and that gave him intriguing fantasy football value.
He suffered an injury at practice on August 30, however, and that means fantasy football drafters should pump the breaks on selecting Reagor as a potential sleeper.
Even a non-serious injury at this point in the preseason is a serious concern. A shortened offseason already left rookies fighting an uphill battle to making an early-season impact, and Reagor's role was far from guaranteed.
Suddenly lacking wide receiver depth, the Eagles now have DeSean Jackson standing alone as their clear No. 1 wideout. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward Jr. and rookie John Hightower could be in for more work with Reagor down, but Jackson is the obvious fantasy football winner of this situation.
Jackson only played one healthy game in 2019, but he erupted for 8 receptions, 154 yards and 2 touchdowns. Carson Wentz is clearly comfortable throwing to Jackson, and with no competition for look at the WR spot, Jackson should rack up plenty of targets.
Hopefully Reagor's injury isn't anything serious, but unless reports emerge that he's back to 100 percent in the next couple of days, he becomes a player that should be avoided entirely in fantasy football drafts.
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