Week 13: Eagles O-Line Soaring
Week 13: Eagles O-Line Soaring

This article is part of our Offensive Line Overview series.

From pass protection to run blocking, every aspect of the modern NFL offense runs through the offensive line. With Thanksgiving's slate of games in the rearview mirror, let's look at changes in status quo of O-lines that'll impact the remainder of Week 13. 

RISERS

Philadelphia Eagles – LT Jason Peters (knee), RT Lane Johnson (cleared concussion protocol)

  • State of Affairs: The Eagles get back one of the league's best right tackles this week, with Lane Johnson clearing the concussion protocol, and right guard Brandon Brooks is also on track to retake the field after sitting out last Sunday's loss to the Seahawks for reasons related to anxiety. Left tackle Jason Peters is still battling his lingering knee injury, but the 37-year-old has a good shot to play through the issue again.
  • Impact: A healthy offensive line should significantly bolster Philadelphia's offense in a favorable matchup against the Dolphins, even if the receiving corps remains banged up. Zach Ertz (hamstring), Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and Nelson Agholor (knee) are nursing fairly significant injuries. Carson Wentz appears to have recovered from the bruise he suffered on his throwing hand, and he should have a relatively safe floor with top-10 upside against Miami now his protection corps are returned. The fantasy appeal of Philadelphia's running backs, however, largely will be determined by the health of Jordan Howard (shoulder). If Howard is forced to miss another game, Miles Sanders likely would lead the backfield while Jay Ajayi could have flex appeal. The Eagles' revitalized run
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Ilango Villoth
Ilango produces NFL content for Rotowire. Beat writer for the Miami Dolphins.
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