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  • PHI Running Back #0
    D’Andre Swift is coming off a 28-carry, 175-yard outing versus the Vikings, but that was without Kenneth Gainwell active. Gainwell is back in the lineup for Week 3. Swift only saw two touches when Gainwell was available in Week 1. This is ultimately a messy situation for fantasy purposes, but Swift’s Week 2 explosion should give him a slight edge over Gainwell this week.
  • PHI Running Back #35
    Scott managed a limited session on Saturday but was ultimately unable to make enough progress through the league’s concussion protocol to be cleared to play Monday. The fact that he wasn’t listed as questionable means that there were a significant number of steps left to clear before he could return to the lineup. Watkins remains out with a hamstring injury after not being able to practice in any fashion this week.
  • PHI Running Back #14
    The Eagles play on Monday, so they will have one more injury report before declaring Gainwell’s status, but it certainly looks like Gainwell will be cleared from the report on Saturday. He missed Week 2 with a rib injury, paving the way for D’Andre Swift to rush 28 times for 175 yards and a touchdown. The backfield split for Week 3 is entirely up in the air after Swift’s downright dominant performance, but it’s fair to say both backs will be stuck in a committee.
  • PHI Wide Receiver #6
    That’s two-straight limited sessions for Smith to open the week, as he looks to ready up in time for Monday night’s Week 3 matchup against the Buccaneers. Smith exploded for 4-131-1 in the Eagles’ Week 2 win over the Vikings and now has 178 yards and two touchdowns to show through two weeks. Assuming he’s good to go come Monday, Smith will be a fringe WR1 play against the Bucs.
  • PHI Running Back #35
    Scott missed the Eagles’ first session of the week because of his concussion but appears to be progressing through the league’s concussion protocol quickly. He will return to action primarily as a special teamer if Kenneth Gainwell is also able to suit up. Gainwell missed Week 2 because of a rib injury but has been able to practice this week.
  • PHI Running Back #35
    It is unclear when Scott picked up the brain injury, as he was not listed as injured in Week 2 against the Vikings. It has him doubtful for Monday night’s game against the Bucs. Scott’s injury coincides with Kenneth Gainwell’s (ribs) return, so he wouldn’t be in line for more than 2-3 touches even if he’s active against the Bucs.
  • PHI Running Back #14
    It puts Gainwell on track to return for Monday Night Football against the Bucs after missing Week 2 vs. Minnesota. Gainwell ended up missing only one game, but D’Andre Swift re-proved how much more explosive he is than the Eagles’ coaching staff favorite, turning 31 touches into a ludicrous 181 yards from scrimmage. Gainwell isn’t just going to be mothballed, but it stands to reason Swift probably earned another lead back shot. FLEX finders should be aiming higher than Kenny G for Week 3.
  • PHI Wide Receiver #6
    The two-injury designation certainly isn’t great coming off the long week after last Thursday’s triumph, but the fact that Smith was out there for the Eagles’ first official practice bodes well for his odds of suiting up on Monday Night Football. Fantasy managers can keep Smith penciled in on the WR1/2 borderline.
  • IND Running Back #22
    The journeyman running back last played for the Eagles in the preseason. He had 30 rushes for 105 yards and three scores in three preseason contests for Philadelphia. Sermon could be bumped to the Colts’ active roster to play behind Zack Moss until Jonathan Taylor (ankle, PUP) is ready to return.
  • PHI Cornerback #29
    Maddox was already feared to be lost for the season after exiting Week 2’s contest against the Vikings. A deep postseason run by the Eagles could buy him enough time to get back on the field come playoff time, but it seems unlikely we’ll be seeing Maddox in any regular season contests. Cornerback Mario Goodrich could be first in line to takeover for Maddox after filling in for him in last week’s win.