Wendell Smallwood
Wendell Smallwood
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Philadelphia Eagles
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Smallwood saw between 13 and 43 snaps in his first six games of 2017, but the acquisition of Jay Ajayi prior to Week 9 rendered the 24-year-old moot, and he spent virtually the rest of the season on the inactive list. In 2018, he will have to stand out in the preseason compared to Donnel Pumphrey, Matt Jones and undrafted free agent Josh Adams for the fourth and likely final running back spot on the Eagles roster. While coach Doug Pederson has been very public this offseason in his support for Smallwood, his lack of size compared to Jones and Adams may be what costs the West Virginia product in the end, as the team has no goal-line masher type now that LeGarrette Blount split for Detroit. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.58 million contract with the Eagles in May of 2016.
Plays just two snaps in win
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 4, 2018
Smallwood did not touch the ball in Monday night's 28-13 win over Washington.
ANALYSIS
Smallwood has been on the field for a total of seven offensive plays over the last three weeks and has just one carry for a loss of four yards in that span, including no touches or targets in the last two games. Josh Adams and Corey Clement have seized control of the backfield, and the return of Darren Sproles only serves to bury the 24-year-old further down the depth chart. He can safely be ignored in fantasy until and unless injury strikes.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Wendell Smallwood's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
8.6%
 
Positive Run %
84.1%
 
% Yds After Contact
66.5%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.7
 
Rushing TD %
1.6%
 
Touches Per Game
6.2
 
% Snaps w/Touch
31.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
1.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.08
 
% Team Air Yards
0.6%
 
% Team Targets
5.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
12.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Dec 9th at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
90.2
 
Cornerbacks
87.4
 
Safeties
88.4
 
Linebackers
94.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Wendell Smallwood's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
208 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.47 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.28 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.83 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
30.50 in
 
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November 26th
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Gameday Injuries: Week 12
November 25th
Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through a Week 12 injury report that's bursting at the seams with relevant fantasy names and lets you know which are trending in the right direction as of early Sunday morning.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
A fifth-round pick in 2016, Smallwood doesn't have ideal size for a lead back at 5-10, 208 pounds, but in a backfield that includes the undersized Darren Sproles and Donnel Pumphrey, that makes him a giant. Smallwood doesn't have any one standout trait as a runner, but he's shown flashes of good vision and speed, as well as a complete package of third-down skills. He got few chances to display those abilities as a rookie behind Sproles and the oft-injured Ryan Mathews, and ended the season on IR due to a knee injury of his own. With Mathews seemingly on his way out and Sproles not getting any younger, Smallwood could end up seeing the largest share of the Eagles' backfield touches in 2017. A heavy workload still seems unlikely, barring an injury to free-agent addition LeGarrette Blount.
The Eagles snagged Smallwood in the fifth round of the draft, but they might need him sooner rather than later. Starter Ryan Mathews has been injury-prone for the majority of his career, while Darren Sproles enters an age-33 season and wasn't happy during the spring. Smallwood led the Big 12 in rushing as a junior— playing bigger than his 5-11, 201-pound frame — and was a capable receiver, though his average catch fell significantly his final year. The Eagles offense figures to have a number of moving and variable parts as the Doug Pederson era begins; Smallwood could be anywhere from No. 2 to No. 4 when the season starts. But if you're in the mood to fade Mathews, especially in a long-term format, there's plenty to like with Smallwood.
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Silent Week 12
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
November 26, 2018
Smallwood played one offensive snap and didn't register a carry or target in Sunday's 25-22 win over the Giants.
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Set to lose work to Adams
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
November 25, 2018
Smallwood is expected to see his role within the Eagles' backfield committee decline beginning with Sunday's game against the Giants with the team planning to start Josh Adams and feature him more prominently, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Sees just one touch in loss
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
November 18, 2018
Smallwood lost four yards on his lone carry and was not targeted in the passing game during Sunday's 48-7 loss to the Saints.
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Leads backfield in snaps, barely
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
November 12, 2018
Smallwood played 21 of 62 snaps (34 percent) on offense in Sunday's 27-20 loss to Dallas, taking two carries for four yards and catching three of three targets for 30 yards, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
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Scores on 36-yard catch
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
October 28, 2018
Smallwood rushed eight times for 24 yards and caught two of three targets for 42 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-18 win over the Jaguars in London.
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