Alshon Jeffery
Alshon Jeffery
28-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Philadelphia Eagles
Questionable
Injury Shoulder
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Acquired by the Eagles as a free agent before last offseason, Jeffery was more valuable in real life than in fantasy, primarily because he did so much damage - 219 yards and three TDs - during the playoffs. Jeffery came on late in the year when he had seven touchdowns in seven games from Weeks 8 through 15, as he and Carson Wentz finally got on the same page. Jeffery's season totals were cut down by two duds at the end of the year while Nick Foles got acclimated to the offense, along with the Eagles' decision to rest Jeffery (18 snaps) in Week 17. He finished with a modest 57 catches and 789 yards on 120 targets, which works out to a meager 6.6 YPT, 24th among the league's 27 100-target WR. At 6-3, 218, and with 4.48 speed, Jeffery is a matchup problem for most defenses. That he has big hands, arguably the largest catch radius in the league and a 37-inch vertical leap makes him a threat down the field and in the red zone. Jeffery didn't make many big plays during the regular season - only eight catches of 20-plus yards and one of 40-plus - but he saw eight targets from inside the 10 (T-12th) and converted six for scores. Jeffery should have a better rapport with Wentz this year, but both will be rehabbing from serious injuries, Wentz from a torn ACL and Jeffery from a completely torn right rotator cuff on which he had surgery after the Super Bowl. Jeffery is tentatively expected to to miss the first two games of the season, and when healthy, he'll have to compete for targets in a diverse offense that features multiple backs, a star tight end in Zach Ertz and an improved Nelson Agholor who earned the team's trust last season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $52 million contract with the Eagles in December of 2017.
Listed as limited participant
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
Shoulder
September 19, 2018
Jeffery (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's injury report, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Jeffery was also a limited participant throughout last week and never had any real chance to suit up for Sunday's 27-21 loss to the Buccaneers. He still hasn't been cleared for contact, but head coach Doug Pederson did say he expects the wideout to take a step forward in his rehab process this week. Jeffery still seems likely to miss at least one more game, with Nelson Agholor tentatively in line to serve as the Eagles' No. 1 wideout Week 3 against the Colts.
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Snap Counts
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
692
2
2017
927
2
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other WRs)

Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   218 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.48 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.17 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.71 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   33.00 in
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Hand Length:   10.25 in
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Vertical Jump:   37 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   122 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   0 reps
Not Available
Philadelphia Eagles Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
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Jeffery missed 11 games the last two years, mostly due to nagging lower-extremity injuries, and he tacked on a four-game suspension last year for good measure. When active, Jeffery has been a star, averaging more than 8.5 YPT two years running, despite playing with the erratic Jay Cutler and his even worse backups. Jeffery will ply his wares in Philadelphia this season, after signing a one-year, $14 million deal. At 6-3, 218 and with a massive wingspan, Jeffery is an excellent red-zone target, but his 4.48 speed also makes him a threat down the field. Quarterback Carson Wentz had an up-and-down rookie season, but in Year 2, he's likely to be at least as good as the recent incarnation of Jay Cutler, and there's a chance he'll be quite a bit better. The Eagles suddenly are deep at the pass-catching positions -- joining Jeffery there is veteran Torrey Smith, incumbent wideout Nelson Agholor and tight end Zach Ertz. But none bring to the table Jeffery's freakish combination of size, speed and catch radius, and the Eagles wouldn't have shelled out that much money without intending to use him. At press time, Jeffery was completely healthy, but be mindful of his extensive injury risk and the difficulty free agent receivers often have in their first seasons with a new team.
Jeffery was good when 100 percent healthy, but that was rarely the case last year. With Brandon Marshall gone, Jeffery managed 8.6 YPT on 94 targets in nine games, some of which he left early. And he still topped 78 yards in seven of them and 100 four times. If you prorate Jeffery's stats over a 16-game season, he would have had 167 targets, 96 catches and 1,435 yards. Jeffery scored only four touchdowns, but given his size (6-3, 214) and freakish wingspan, that should not be a concern this season. Jeffery's 16 red-zone targets prorate to 28, just one shy of league-leaders Eric Decker and DeAndre Hopkins. Jeffery is not a burner, but his 4.48 40 time is unusually fast for someone his size. Jeffery should have more competition for targets this year, as last years first-round pick Kevin White — an equally big, but faster, version of Jeffery — should be healthy to start the year. But the Bears lack depth beyond those two, and lost reliable tight end Martellus Bennett in the offseason. While Jay Cutler is merely an average quarterback, he is plenty good enough to generate production for his top targets.
The entire Bears offense took a hit last year, but Jeffery remained a reliable source of production, particularly in the season's second half when Brandon Marshall missed significant time with an ankle injury. In fact, Jeffery had a streak of six consecutive weeks with at least one touchdown, adding 70-plus yards in all but one of those games. With Brandon Marshall now in New York, that setup could be the norm in 2015, though the Bears did use the No. 7 overall pick on another big, explosive target in Kevin White. At 6-3, 213, with 4.48 speed, Jeffery is another of the league's prototypical No. 1 specimens, and in Year 3 and at age 25 is entering his NFL prime. The risk is an unsettled passing environment with quarterback Jay Cutler hanging onto his job by a thread, and new coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Adam Gase taking over for the departed Marc Trestman. While Gase and Fox presided over Peyton Manning's historic 2013 season, replicating a proportional improvement from Cutler should be a taller task. With Cutler at the helm for nearly all last year, Jeffery's per-play efficiency was a modest 7.8 YPT, 21st among the league's 41 100-target wideouts, and he had only three catches of at least 40 yards. Jeffery was seventh in red-zone targets (22), however, and third in targets inside the 10 with 16. Removing Marshall's 17 red-zone looks from the equation, Jeffery looks like a good bet for another double-digit touchdown season.
Year 2 is when receivers typically break out, and Jeffery’s 2013 was a case in point. After a quiet rookie season – 24 catches in 10 games – and despite playing opposite target-hog Brandon Marshall, Jeffery emerged as one of the league’s elite downfield weapons, averaging 9.5 YPT (6th) and 16.0 YPC (7th), catching six passes for 40 or more yards and 19 passes of 20-plus. At 6-3, 216 and with 4.48 speed Jeffery is another of the league’s prototype size/speed specimens, and he employed his physique and large hands to dramatic effect at times, out-leaping smaller defenders and catching jump-balls in traffic. Jeffery also saw his share of red-zone and goal-line work, with 19 targets in the former and 11 in the latter. While he did much of his damage with since departed Josh McCown under center, he had 200-yard and 100-yard performances with Jay Cutler and finished the season with three straight games of 70-plus yards after Cutler returned from an ankle injury. Moreover, Bears coach and offensive guru Marc Trestman should ensure there’s plenty to go around even with Marshall taking his usual cut.
Hand and knee injuries held Jeffery to just 10 games as a rookie, but the limited work he did was promising – he averaged a passable 7.6 YPT and 15.3 YPC on his 48 targets. At 6-3, 215, Jeffery has ideal size for red-zone work, good ball skills, reliable hands and above-average athletic ability. He's not especially fast, but he doesn't need a lot of separation to make plays over smaller defenders. Jeffery should get a chance to start this season – new head coach Marc Trestman said as much – and in any event see a significant uptick in targets. Keep in mind, however, Jay Cutler has locked in on target-hog Brandon Marshall going back to their days in Denver together, and third wideout Earl Bennett is also a Cutler favorite from Vanderbilt.
At 6-3, 216, the 45th overall pick in this year’s draft could be involved in the Bears offense right away. Chicago GM Phil Emery raved about Jeffery’s size, hands and toughness, and he specifically cited his red-zone ability given his ball skills and ability to make plays in traffic. Jeffery’s not particularly fast, and the Bears envision him operating out of the slot. That means he’d have to beat out the more polished Earl Bennett, a Jay Cutler favorite dating back to their days at Vanderbilt. It could happen eventually, but our bet is on Bennett in the near term. That said, if Jeffery were to win the job, his red-zone skills give him added upside.
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Could resume 11-on-11 work
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
Shoulder
September 19, 2018
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that he expects Jeffery to take a step forward with his rehab this week, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. "[Jeffery's] a lot like Carson [Wentz] was a couple weeks ago, being able to get back into the mix and do some 11-on-11 stuff. This will be a big week in that regard," Pederson said.
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Considered week-to-week
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
Shoulder
September 17, 2018
Coach Doug Pederson noted Monday that Jeffery (shoulder) is week-to-week, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
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Not yet ready to play
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
Shoulder
September 14, 2018
Head coach Doug Pederson said Friday morning that Jeffery (shoulder) has not yet been cleared for contact, and thus will not play this week, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Limited again Thursday
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
Shoulder
September 13, 2018
Jeffery (shoulder) was limited at Thursday's practice, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
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Practicing again Thursday
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
Shoulder
September 13, 2018
Jeffery (shoulder) took part in individual work during the early portion of Thursday's practice, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
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