Fantasy Sleeper Josh Adams Continues Takeover of Eagles Backfield

The Eagles backfield has been a fantasy wasteland... but Josh Adams is providing a late-season surge.

Amidst an embarrassing hazing at the hands of the Saints, Eagles RB Josh Adams was the lone bright spot. He continued his slow-but-inevitable takeover of this backfield, taking 7 carries for 53 yards (7.57 YPC) and a TD while logging 55% of the teams snaps. Meanwhile, “competition” Corey Clement totaled a healthy 15 yards on his four touches, while Smallwood chipped in a useful -4 yards on his single carry. The 32% owned Adams should’ve erased any questions on who’s the back to own here.

Indeed, Adams is flashing far more talent than his running mates. He’s now led the team in carries and yards for three straight weeks, totaling 161 yards on just 23 carries (7 YPC) in that span. Yet, the ceiling feels capped here. For one, the volume will always be questionable in Doug Pederson‘s committee-obsessed attack; Adams has yet to top 9 totes despite his vastly superior play and Pederson’s promises for more carries. Additionally, Adams will be running against the hardest ROS schedule among RBs and behind a line that seems to constantly lose starters.

Still, a talented starting RB is a talented starting RB. Despite Carson Wentz‘s absolute pants-wetting, the Eagles should remain one of the league’s Top-15 attacks. All of those stars align for a worthwhile bench stash to see if Pederson will wake up and buck his committee trends.


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