With that in mind, the magnitude of the end result should not be lost amidst all of the cause for trepidation in the Eagles' season-opening 30-17 win at FedEx Field on Sunday afternoon. He was hurt most of last season and a lot of the Redskins hopes will hinge on Doctson at the receiver position.
The Eagles added LaGarrette Blount during the offseason after RB Ryan Mathews led the team with a paltry 661 rushing yards in 2016.
If you have Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill or Mike Gillislee in fantasy, you're off to a great start heading into the first NFL Sunday of the season. Jeffery had 92 yards on five catches a year ago against Norman while with the Chicago Bears. Quarterback Carson Wentz finally has the offensive weapons to produce big numbers. Cousins passed for 36 yards and ran for 16 as the Redskins drove inside the Eagles 20 before settling for a Dustin Hopkins field goal.
Defensive end Brandon Graham and tackle Fletcher Cox would team up for what would be the win-clenching play of the game. It will be key for the Eagles to stop Kelley while the Redskins break in their new passing attack. Cousins has been elite in terms of accuracy over the past two seasons, but not against the Eagles. Unfortunately for them, Washington is not the kind of team you want to face when you're experimenting with your secondary, as Cousins can pick and choose between an array of talented receiving options. About the only certainty for the Eagles against the Skins is that the total will go over. The 6-4 receiver impressed during the preseason with his size and reach and even got some time with the first team, catching a touchdown pass in the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.
The Redskins' offense sputtered in the preseason. It will be interesting to see if having someone so familiar with the Redskins offense will give the Eagles an upper-hand on Sunday.
On another play, Pryor dropped what would have been a 50-yard completion. Now we'll see how Manusky turns him loose in the regular season. "Yeah, preseason. I think I'll say what I said with the Miami Dolphins practice, 'Let me know when the preseason is a tiebreaker for the playoffs, and we'll worry about what our stats are in the preseason'".
The offensive line is more than glad to have offensive tackle Lane Johnson back.
If you look at the starting eleven there aren't many notable names on it and this group has to scare Redskins fans just because of how unknown they are. Have thoughts on how the Eagles and Washington are performing? So, the Redskins will turn to third-year pro Deshazor Everett. Washington is relying on the combination of Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson and rookie Samaje Perine to improve on last year's production, which ranked 21st in the National Football League (106 ypg). The run game got 250-something pound bruiser LeGarrette Blount.