A Recovering Alshon Jeffery Will Miss “At Least” First 2 Games of Eagles Season

Alshon Jeffery's ADP continues to plummet due to his shoulder surgery recovery.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that WR Alshon Jeffery is going to miss “at least” the first two games of the season.  Jeffery is coming off surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and the Eagles don’t see any benefit to rushing him back.  Schefter continues to report that Jeffery is expected to be activated off the PUP list this weekend and that he “could” return by Week 3.  

Jeffery is coming off a big bounce back season after struggling through injuries, mixed with inconsistent production with the Bears. In fact, Jeffery finished the season as the WR21 in PPR scoring despite reportedly playing the entire season with his shoulder issue. This news is making Jeffery’s stock value take a bit of a tumble.  Prior to this news, Jeffery was being drafted as the WR27 in PPR scoring.  This seems to be a little rich given he only finished six spots higher last season despite playing all 16 games.  In his absence, speedy slot receiver Nelson Agholor and deep ball burner Mike Wallace should both receive more opportunity in this offense. It was also speculated on Tuesday that the Eagles might mix in more two-TE sets with Zach Ertz and rookie Dallas Goedert.

With a current ADP of 67, I’d recommend looking elsewhere for a WR2.  Jeffery owners would be best served to just stay put and wait for him to return.


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