ESPN has released their early 2018 projections for the upcoming season after last week’s conclusion of the Fantasy Football Rankings Summitt and does not believe any Eagles WR is in the top 20 of their position. Let’s take a look at what the experts are projecting for the Philadelphia Eagles wideouts this season:
It’s a bit surprising to see Alshon ranked outside of the top 20 after reports have surfaced that he played all of last year with a torn rotator cuff and still finished 16th in non-PPR leagues among all wide receivers. ESPN does project him to have 10 more receptions and roughly 120 more yards this year, however. The experts must be thinking the Eagles have more/better options for Wentz to spread the ball around this upcoming year.
- 2018 Position Rank: 23rd Receiving Projections: 67 rec / 971 yards / 8 TDs
There was nobody on the roster that had more of a breakout season than Agholor who showed tremendous confidence in the slot that he lacked out the outside in his first two seasons. ESPN expects the same amount of production this season after his 5th year-option was picked up a little over a week ago. However, something we could see if ‘Nelly’ be used a bit more in the run game as the experts project Agholor to carry the ball 8 or more times this upcoming season.
- 2018 Position Rank: 50th Receiving Projections: 60 rec / 710 yards / 5 TDs
ESPN projected Mike Wallace to be the 37th best WR heading into 2017 and he ended as the 38th in non-PPR formats. As the 4th best-option and really just a down-field threat, this year, his projections have decreased across the board. His expectation is to catch 15 fewer balls for 160 yards less than his totals from last season. Even still, these numbers are more than what Torey Smith supplied last year.
- 2018 Position Rank: 68th Receiving Projections: 43 rec / 583 yards / 4 TDs
BONUS: Mack Hollins is the next ranked Eagles WR at 118 after finishing 114th last year.