Matthews will likely be No. 3 on the depth chart behind
Matthews is a good receiver, but he's not a burner, which the Eagles will miss with Jackson gone. Still, this receiving corps is starting to look solid with Maclin, Cooper, Matthews,
It should only help Folk, who depended heavily on Jackson last year. He's still a low-end No. 1 Fantasy quarterback, but he's a great one to wait for with a late-round pick.
As for Matthews, he's only worth a late-round flier in standard leagues, and he's a solid second-round pick in rookie-only formats.
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Foles didn't sweat questions about his contract status -- he's due to make just over $600,000 this season, low for a Pro Bowl quarterback. He also told reporters he wasn't changing just because he was entering training camp as the starter.
Foles started 10 games for the Eagles in 2013 and completed 64 percent of his passes for 2,891 yards, 27 touchdowns and two interceptions and ran for 225 yards and three touchdowns. He loses receiver DeSean Jackson, but Kelly said Foles is still expecting to take a step forward in his production this season.
"That's the one thing about Nick that is so encouraging. He always wants to get better," Kelly said. "He constantly improved as the season went along. You'll see a lot of players plateau. But I think he continued to improve. We're all hopeful. But knowing his work ethic, I think in Year 2 he's going to do a lot of improving."
While Foles lost Jackson, he still has Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin back, as well as the addition of Darren Sproles via trade.
In addition, quarterbacks throwing to Jackson posted a 124.4 passer rating last year -- highest of any wideout.
While Foles is losing Jackson, he'll get receiver Jeremy Maclin back from a knee injury.
|P1||8/8/14||@ CHI||8:00 pm|
|P2||8/15/14||@ NE||7:30 pm|
|2||9/15/14||@ IND||8:30 pm|
|4||9/28/14||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/26/14||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|9||11/2/14||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|11||11/16/14||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|13||11/27/14||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
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