The 2019 season for the Eagles’ wide receiving core was a nightmare tale. The unit was completely decimated by injuries and poor play all around. Alshon Jeffrey’s 490 yards lead the unit, and no other WR got over 364 yards, just historically bad.
The 2020 Eagles receiving core can only go up from last year which is one positive. However, the Eagles offense will still run through it’s running backs and tight ends. Miles Sanders, Zach Ertz, and Dallas Goedert are the focal point and will be heavily targeted by Carson Wentz.
There is a new addition to the WR unit for the Eagles, rookie 1st round pick Jalen Reagor. Reagor is an exciting prospect and adds a big-time speed element to this offense. He reminds me of Mecole Hardman and has that explosive deep threat ability. As a rookie, Reagor will have to prove his fantasy value before being thrown into line-ups. But he should start for the Eagles and get a good amount of deep looks from Carson Wentz, which makes his very intriguing bench stash.
Other than Reagor, it is difficult to fine must excitement in the other Eagles receivers. Alshon Jeffrey is still in the fold as the “WR1”, if you want to call him that. But Jeffrey has proven he cant stay on the field for 16 games. He is going WR65 right now in ESPN drafts, which gives the veteran some value as a late-round flier.
DeSean Jackson is also back but coming off an injury-riddled season, he would be difficult to trust at the moment. One last name to keep an eye is second-year receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside. He had poor rookie year but as 2nd round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Arcega-Whiteside will be given an opportunity for a role in the offense.