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Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Date of Birth:  05/24/1993
Age:  28
Height  6'0"
Weight:   198
College:  USC
Drafted:  2015 | Round 1 | Pick 20
Depth Chart:  Starter

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR


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Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (ankle) is officially active for Week 1.

Agholor probably would’ve been listed as probable if the NFL still offered that as an injury designation. The Patriots are relying on Agholor’s speed to make a major difference on offense, but he’s probably a risky fantasy play against a stingy Dolphins secondary to open the year.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor is signing with the Patriots.

It's reportedly a two-year, $26 million deal. Agholor is coming off an eye-opening 48/896/8 line from last year, averaging 18.7 yards per reception as a major big play threat for the Raiders in his first season away from the Eagles. The 27-year-old is extremely talented with untapped statistical potential to become a 1,000-yard receiver, and the hope is that New England will continue using him as a premier playmaker like Jon Gruden did in 2020. Keep in mind that Agholor terrorized Bill Belichick's defense in Super Bowl LII, catching nine passes; so that probably stuck with the Pats. Quarterback play will be key, but Agholor should be used in a variety of ways for a team that's clearly being very aggressive to get back among the league's best this season.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

The Raiders are signing Nelson Agholor.

This is a fantastic signing for Las Vegas as Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden continue to put together another strong offseason. Agholor gets a bad rap on social media, but he's a dynamic and versatile receiver that also makes serious contributions doing some of the dirty work on offense (particularly as a run blocker). The Raiders are expected to add a receiver in next month's draft, but they have a strong trio of Tyrell Williams, Hunter Renfrow, and Agholor as things currently stand. Agholor had an up and down career with the Eagles, catching 224 passes for 2,515 yards and 18 touchdowns in five seasons; but he made major contributions in the franchise's lone Super Bowl victory, catching nine passes for 84 yards against the Patriots. All things considered, he should be remembered fondly in Philadelphia.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's playoff game.

The Eagles are still hoping Agholor will be able to return at some point during the postseason, but he doesn't seem particularly close to playing, as he's being ruled out ahead of Wild Card Weekend.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) officially remains out of practice.

We’ll see what happens, but Agholor is likely to be ruled out tomorrow when the final Wild Card Round injury report is released.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) officially did not practice today.

It would be a surprise if Agholor is able to play this Sunday, but we’ll track his practice status throughout the week.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) has officially been ruled out for Week 17.

Agholor's knee is reportedly still really swollen, and the Eagles have gone ahead and ruled him out ahead of the weekend as they get set to head to East Rutherford to face the Giants. The 26-year-old's regular season ends with 39 receptions for 363 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games, but hopefully he's able to play in the postseason if Philadelphia clinches the NFC East on Sunday.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) officially did not practice today.

It's not looking good for Agholor to play in the regular season finale this weekend in East Rutherford, but we'll update you with his official status when the final Week 17 injury report is released sometime tomorrow.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) is officially inactive for Week 16.

Agholor has now missed four of the past five games with his knee injury, as it has not gotten better. Agholor remains week-to-week.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Week 16.

Agholor remained out of practice all week, but the Eagles are hoping the dynamic receiver can give it a go on Sunday with first place in the NFC East on the line versus the Cowboys. Agholor's knee is reportedly extremely swollen, and it's difficult to see him being able to play, though.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) officially did not practice today.

Agholor does not seem likely to play this Sunday against the Cowboys, but we’ll see if he’s able to hit the practice field in some capacity tomorrow.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) has been ruled out for tomorrow's game.

Agholor's knee still isn't where it needs to be, and the Eagles have decided to rule him out, as he probably won't be making the trip to Washington. This is Agholor's second consecutive missed game, and he's missed three of the last four.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) has been downgraded to out for Week 15.

Agholor will miss his second game in a row, and Philadelphia will rely on J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward at receiver. The matchup is a good one versus the Redskins, but fantasy owners might be better off looking elsewhere. Hopefully Agholor can get back for a huge Week 16 game when Dallas comes to town.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday.

Agholor didn’t practice all week, and he indicated that his knee isn’t getting better. Agholor is probably on the wrong side of questionable for Week 15.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) officially did not practice today.

Agholor is looking unlikely for Sunday against the Redskins, but he's likely headed toward another questionable tag regardless of his practice status tomorrow. Ideally, he'll be able to hit the practice field to end the week.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) officially did not practice today.

It’s only Wednesday and today was a practice estimation, but this isn’t a great start to the week for Agholor as he looks to return to the lineup. Hopefully Agholor is able to get on the practice field in at least a limited fashion tomorrow.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) is officially inactive for Monday night.

Agholor missed practice all week with his knee injury, and this is his second game missed in the last three weeks because of the issue. The dynamic receiver does a lot of dirty work for the Eagles, so his absence is a big loss as the team looks to get to 6-7.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Monday night

Agholor did not practice all week, so he appears to be on the wrong side of questionable for Week 14. Perhaps Agholor can make a push to play on Monday night, but you'll certainly need a backup plan if you're planning to use him in your fantasy lineup in the first week of the playoffs.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) officially did not practice today.

Agholor also missed yesterday's practice, so his status for Monday night against the Giants appears to be in some jeopardy. The dynamic receiver did play last week through the knee issue, but perhaps it got worse after running around on it during a game. Agholor's official Week 14 status will be revealed tomorrow.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor will play in Week 13.

Agholor isn't listed on the team's final injury report, so he will be active on Sunday against Miami. The Eagles probably aren't operating efficiently enough to feel confident about, but Agholor's big-play ability could make him worthwhile FLEX play for those that need a huge game.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) was officially a limited participant in practice.

Agholor didn’t practice at all last week, so a limited Wednesday practice bodes well for his Week 13 status. The final Week 13 injury report will be released on Friday.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) is officially inactive for Week 12.

Agholor did not practice all week while dealing with his knee injury—apparently suffered while trying to bend back for a potential game-tying touchdown last Sunday—and he’s not ready to play today against the Seahawks. There was some hope that Agholor would be able to play despite missing practice all week, so hopefully he’s able to return next week. This is a bigger loss for the Eagles in real life than it is a huge fantasy impact absence.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) is officially listed as questionable to face the Seahawks.

Agholor missed every day of practice this week, but Eagles head coach Doug Pederson sounded optimistic that he might be able to play this weekend against Seattle. Agholor’s status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday. He’s a player that can play without practice time considering he does a lot of the dirty work in Philly’s offense.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (knee) officially remains out of practice.

Agholor has now missed two consecutive practices, which doesn’t bode well for his status for this Sunday against the Seahawks. However, Agholor is a key player that does a lot of dirty work in Philadelphia’s offense, and he can probably play without much practice time during the week.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Agholor got banged up in Sunday's loss to the Patriots, and a potential absence this weekend would be terrible news for a Philly receiving corps that may be forced to start Jordan Matthews, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, and Mack Hollins against the Seahawks. Hopefully Agholor can return to practice tomorrow or Friday.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor sees three targets in Divisional Round loss.

Agholor caught one pass for six yards and rushed once for 12 yards. A second-half look for Agholor could have been a deep touchdown, but Nick Foles felt pressure and threw a bullet pass (which the USC product didn't locate) instead of bombing it behind the defense. In general, Agholor simply wasn't featured like he should have been, and Philly should have definitely gone to him more as the offense struggled after the first quarter. The former first-round pick will likely be back for the final year of his rookie deal as the team's No. 2 receiver next season; they need to make it a point to involve Agholor for him to return significant fantasy value.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor catches three passes in playoff win over the Bears.

Agholor gained 32 yards on his three receptions in the Eagles' playoff victory. He had a key first-down reception late in the game, but he couldn't come up with a potential game-winning touchdown on a pass in tight coverage that he probably should've caught with under two minutes remaining; however, the Eagles scored a couple of plays later as Nick Foles and Golden Tate picked up Agholor (and Alshon Jeffery, who should've had a touchdown himself after Agholor's near-score). Also, Agholor had a nifty reception late in the game when he juked a defender for a positive gain instead of getting stopped at the line of scrimmage. The Eagles will be looking to Agholor to make clutch plays as their postseason run continues one week from tonight against the Saints in the Divisional Round.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor scores twice in Eagles' Week 17 win.

Agholor caught five passes for 40 yards and two touchdowns against the Redskins. The first score was on a flat route that was initially ruled incomplete but was then deemed a touchdown as he caught the ball, established his feet, and made a move toward the goal line in possession of the ball. The second score was a 22-yarder on a drag route for Nate Sudfeld's first career touchdown, which Agholor initially gave to a young Eagles fan—but the young fan kindly gave it back for Sudfeld to have. This was Agholor's first career multi-touchdown game, and it was good to see him get opportunities like this to make plays with the ball in his hands, as he's an exceptional athlete that can break games open. Agholor's fourth regular season ends with 64 receptions for 736 yards and four touchdowns along with three carries for 32 yards, but he's a much better player than the stats indicate. As the Eagles embark on another Super Bowl run, Agholor will be a key member for a repeat as one of the team's best and most reliable players.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor goes off in Eagles' Week 16 win.

Agholor caught five passes for 116 yards and a touchdown against the Texans, with the score coming on an 83-yard deep ball on an absolute dime from Nick Foles. It was a beautiful throw, but Agholor showed great concentration coming up with the over-the-shoulder catch. The fourth-year receiver has this type of gamebreaking ability, and it's good to see him come up clutch in another big game for the defending Super Bowl champs. It was especially good to see Agholor used this way against a Houston defense that's struggled to contain fast, explosive receivers like him. Agholor remains a much bette real-life contributor for Philadelphia than a consistent fantasy option, but his great ability gives him weekly upside like he showed in the victory.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor catches one pass in Eagles' win.

Agholor gained eight yards on his lone reception in the win over the Rams in the stadium where he played college ball at USC. He was targeted just two times in the game in a passing attack that spread things around in Nick Foles' first game back as the starter. While the expected boost in fantasy value for Agholor did not work out in this first game with Foles under-center, it did for Alshon Jeffery, who caught eight passes for 160 yards. Things might look differently for Agholor's outlook if he was the one that caught a 50-yard deep ball that Jeffery caught with them both open deep down the field on similar routes. Next week, Agholor has some upside against a Texans defense that has struggled against fast, explosive receivers, but ideally you'll have stronger options for your lineup with a fantasy title on the line.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor caught two passes for 49 yards in Sunday's loss to Dallas.

Agholor made a great grab down the left sideline for a 42-yard gain to set up the game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter, but it was just more proof that Philly needs to get him more involved, particularly down the field. The upside will be there for Agholor next week in a potential shootout against the Rams, but he also has a very low floor for the fantasy playoffs.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor catches four passes in Eagles' win.

Agholor gained 56 yards on his four receptions against the Redskins in tonight's win. His highlight as a receiver was a 39-yard reception on a deep crossing route when Carson Wentz hit him on the run while scrambling to the right. But he also had his share of highlights as a blocker, as he's truly an elite player in that area; he also ran a natural pick to help get Jordan Matthews free for a four-yard touchdown and probably could've been targeted himself on the play on a corner route in the end zone. It really could have been a big night receiving for Agholor if not for a missed throw on a deep ball down the right sideline where he had a step, along with a miss on a pass in the flat late in the game that he might have taken up the sideline for six given his acceleration and speed. Agholor next faces a Cowboys team he had 83 yards against in their first matchup of the season, but there are probably safer fantasy options in the first week of fantasy playoffs. He's a fantastic player in real-life, though.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor catches one pass in Eagles' win.

Agholor was targeted just one time against the Giants, but he made it count by catching a 12-yard pass over the middle to set his team up for a go-ahead game-winning field goal late in the fourth quarter. We think it's clear Agholor needs more targets given his exceptional ability, but that's just not happening right now. He was open on at least one deep ball in the game, but Carson Wentz did not pull the trigger; and he was open on a deep crossing route, but pressure disrupted that. Agholor doesn't need to be on fantasy rosters right now.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor did not catch a pass in Week 11.

This was Agholor's first game since 2016 without a reception, but this was just a bad game for the Eagles all around. Agholor was targeted on a deep ball after he got behind one defender, but Carson Wentz didn't see Marshon Lattimore drop back into deep coverage from the left corner spot—though the pass was underthrown, as Agholor appeared to be a couple of steps behind the defense anyway. He was also targeted on another deep ball down the right sideline but he and Wentz could not connect. Agholor will look to bounce back next week against a Giants team he had 91 yards against earlier this season.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor plays great in Eagles' loss.

Agholor was targeted seven times against the Cowboys, catching five passes for 83 yards. He nearly got in the end zone on a jet sweep push pass where he showed his exceptional toughness for a receiver by lowering his shoulder into a few defenders, and he briefly left with a stinger but returned to the game. One of the highlights of the night was a great grab on a 51-yard deep ball from Carson Wentz, as Agholor showed excellent tracking ability and extension to come up with the catch. Earlier in the game, he also had a fantastic catch on a pass that was behind him while running a full sprint on a crossing route. We've long believed Agholor needs more opportunities including deep down the field, but this was a promising performance. Agholor's talent gets him in the FLEX mix, but there's also some downside if the Eagles decide not to utilize him. He faces the Saints in a potential shootout next week.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor catches three passes in London game win.

Agholor gained 49 yards on his three receptions against the Jaguars, and he also added a 14-yard carry. The fourth-year receiver's six targets were tied with Zach Ertz for a team-high, but he wasn't as involved in the offense after making a big impact early in the game. We'd still like to see Agholor get targeted down the field more along with getting the ball in his hands quick, so he's just a FLEX option for now.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor contained on six receptions in Week 7 loss.

Agholor caught six-of-seven passes for 20 yards, as he was mostly used as an underneath option with Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery taking most of the downfield looks. The USC product has struggled to produce since Carson Wentz look over under center in Week 3, but if the 3-4 Eagles want to turn things around, they need to feature Agholor like they did in their Super Bowl run. Next week, Jacksonville has been vulnerable in the slot, but Agholor won't be a confident WR2 until Doug Pederson schemes things up for him and/or Carson Wentz starts consistently looking in his direction.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor makes two big catches in Eagles' win.

Unfortunately, the Eagles didn't scheme to get Agholor the ball much against the Giants, as he was targeted just five times in the win. However, the fourth-year receivers high effort level led to a couple of big plays—a 32-yard reception and a 58-yard reception—to make it a very good game for fantasy owners. The 32-yard reception was on a pass that floated in the air after Carson Wentz's arm was hit, and Agholor came back to the ball to make the catch and gain positive yardage—which as Troy Aikman noted on the broadcast, a lot of receivers don't do. And the 58-yard reception was on a play where he was probably no better than the third or fourth read but made himself available down the field; he nearly took it the distance when he got the ball. It could've been a huge night if the team would get the ball in his hands, but they ran a couple of screens to Alshon Jeffery instead, with one coming at the goal line for a score. Overall, Agholor had three receptions for 91 yards in the win. Until he's more of a focus on offense, the explosive USC product is more of a FLEX option in fantasy lineups.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor catches all four targets against the Vikings.

Agholor gained 45 yards on his four receptions in the Week 5 loss, and it could've been a bigger game if Carson Wentz would have given him the ball in the flat for what looked like a would-be 20-yard gain and a first down instead of running it himself. Agholor should probably be more involved in the offense, and we'll see if he gets more targets against the Giants on Thursday night. He's a FLEX option for the matchup.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor struggles in loss to the Titans.

Agholor caught five passes for 22 yards, but he had at least two balls that should have been caught, including a chunk play over the middle. It's worth noting that Nick Foles probably throws an easier ball to catch than Carson Wentz does, so we might be seeing an adjustment period for Agholor with the Eagles' franchise quarterback under center again. After a solid start, Agholor has slowed down over the past two weeks and is on pace for 100 receptions for 668 yards and four scores through four games. He is probably best viewed as a FLEX option for Week 5 against the Vikings.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor catches four passes in Week 3.

Agholor was targeted five times against the Colts, gaining 24 yards on his four receptions. The fourth-year receiver had a key first down on a drag route where he turned it up the sideline and leaped for the first. It was just one game, but there is some slight concern with Carson Wentz preferring to get the ball to his tight ends over Agholor. And we believe the team should design plays to get the ball to Agholor more. We'll see how Agholor does in a tough matchup with Tennessee's corners next Sunday. He's more fo a FLEX option for Week 4.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor plays great in homecoming, but Eagles fall to Bucs, 27-21.

Agholor caught eight passes for 88 yards and a score, which came on a great catch and throw in the fourth quarter from two yards out. The former Tampa high school star also added a two-yard rush, but his strong effort wasn't enough to get a win with Philly's defense allowing Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw for 400+ yards and four touchdowns. Whether it's Carson Wentz or Nick Foles under center in Week 3, Agholor should be considered a WR2 option against the Colts.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor catches team-high eight passes in win over the Falcons.

Agholor is Philadelphia's clear No. 1 receiver with Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) out, and he was targeted early and often underneath by Nick Foles, which led to eight receptions but just 33 yards. The former first-round pick also completed a 15-yard pass to Foles on a trick play reminiscent of the "Philly Special" and rushed once for 16 yards. Look for Agholor to get more downfield opportunities against the Bucs in Week 2; he should be considered a low-end WR2/FLEX option in all formats.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor (lower body injury) returned to Eagles practice.

Agholor will be ready for go for the season opener on September 6 against the Falcons after missing the last few weeks of practice with an undisclosed lower body injury. The missed time isn't a huge concern, as Agholor is going to be a clear top-two receiver for Philadelphia. He could be the No. 1 wide receiver to start the season if Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) isn't ready. Based on his talent, while also playing in one of the league's best offenses, Agholor is a highly-reccomended fantasy selection at his double-digit-round ADP.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor has missed the last few practices with a lower body injury.

Teams are not obligated to give details on injuries during this time of year, but the fourth-year receiver is dealing with some type of lower body injury and will not play in tomorrow's preseason game versus the Patriots. Agholor, who has had an excellent mindset since stepping into the league as a rookie from USC in 2015, says that "it's time for me to get better again" after making a third-year jump last season. There might be a slight concern for Agholor's Week 1 status considering we are not 100% sure about the injury he's dealing with, but we expect he'll be ready to go well before September 6 against the Falcons.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

The Eagles have exercised their fifth-year option for Nelson Agholor.

He dealt with some confidence issues early in his career, but the 2015 first-round pick is quickly turning into one of the league's best receivers. Agholor was a huge part of the Eagles' Super Bowl run last year, and he came up with a bunch of clutch plays during the Big Game. It was fully expected that the Eagles would exercise Agholor's option, which keeps him under team control through the 2019 season. Agholor should have an even bigger role moving forward, and he has a chance to hit 1,000 yards for the first time this season.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor plays great as Eagles win first Super Bowl in franchise history.

With Malcolm Butler benched for New England, Agholor didn't have to contend with Patriots cornerback in the slot all game. The third-year receiver received a team-high 11 targets, catching nine passes for 84 yards. while also adding one carry for nine yards. He worked as a reliable target for Nick Foles throughout the entire game, including on the go-ahead drive toward the end of the game, picking up key first downs. The third-year receiver showed the type of ability that made him a first-round selection in 2015, and he's someone that can build on his breakout year. The Eagles would be wise to feature him along with Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz in 2018, and he'll be one of the better selections later in fantasy drafts this summer.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor catches three passes as Eagles advance to the Super Bowl.

Agholor caught three of four targets for 59 yards versus the Vikings, and he also had one carry that gained no yards. The third-year receiver had a 42-yard reception on a great scramble play by quarterback Nick Foles, who hit Agholor in stride when he took off down the sideline. Agholor will look to make some dynamic plays in Super Bowl LII versus New England. He'll likely be matched up with 2015 draft class mate Eric Rowe, who is now in New England playing corner for the Patriots, for much of the game.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor handles five touches in win over the Falcons.

Agholor caught three passes for 24 yards and rushed twice for 20 yards. The Eagles probably didn't get enough target for Agholor in the passing game, but at least they got the ball in his hands a handful of times. The former first-round pick showed great acceleration and footwork when he got the ball in his hands, and he might need to make some more plays next Sunday with a Super Bowl berth on the line against either the Vikings or Saints.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor gets four touches in Week 17.

Agholor had three receptions for 11 yards and one carry for seven yards against the Cowboys. The third-year receiver had a very good regular season for the Eagles, showing the ability that made him a first-round selection in 2015. Agholor's regular season ends with 62 receptions for 768 yards and eight touchdowns. Look for him to be a difference-maker in the playoffs.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor caught four passes for 35 yards on Christmas Night.

Agholor was the only wide receiver to catch more than one pass, as Alshon Jeffery struggled to gain separation and Torrey Smith hasn't been a big factor all year. The dynamic third-year player might be rested in Week 17 as the team's biggest game-breaker for the playoffs, but we'll see what the Eagles decide to do with the top seed in the conference locked up.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor plays great in Week 15.

With Nick Foles in the lineup for the Eagles, Agholor still kept up his breakout 2017 season, catching seven of nine targets for a team-high 59 yards and a touchdown against the Giants. He was a consistent target for Foles throughout the game, and the score came on a a slot fade that was underthrown, but Agholor came up with it over a defender. Earlier on that drive, Agholor had a drop on an out-breaking route, but it was great to see him bounce back with a couple catches including a third-down conversion on the very next play and the touchdown later. The drop issues that Agholor dealt with are way in the past, as he's playing with extreme confidence and is a superb playmaker for the Eagles. He's a FLEX option for the first week of the fantasy championship on Christmas night.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor comes up clutch in Eagles' win.

Agholor was targeted 11 times against the Rams, catching eight passes for 64 yards in the stadium he played college ball at for USC. The third-year receiver was an extremely reliable target underneath for the Eagles, and his best play was on a third-down conversion late in the game on a perfectly throw ball by Nick Foles beyond the sticks. Without Carson Wentz, Agholor's fantasy value might take a hit. But it would be wise for the Eagles to try and get the ball in his hands as much as possible—and Foles appears to trust him to make plays. Agholor is a FLEX option for Week 15 against the Giants.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor explodes in Week 13 loss.

Agholor caught seven passes for 141 yards and a touchdown, but Carson Wentz missed him twice on wide-open deep passes that he would have been able to score on. The third-year receiver is clearly an elite athlete and has the ability to be an elite receiver, and hopefully the Eagles realize that if they want to make a Super Bowl run. Agholor should get 10+ weekly targets, but there's been nothing to suggest that will be the case in Week 14 or beyond. Consider him a high-upside FLEX next Sunday against the Rams.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor scores twice against the Bears.

Agholor caught three passes for 32 yards and a touchdown, while also recovering a fumble in the end zone for another touchdown, in the Week 12 victory. Agholor's receiving score came on a quick screen where he showed his elite acceleration and got by a defender for a 15-yard touchdown. It's pretty clear the Eagles should be getting the ball in Agholor's hands like this more. And the fumble recovery came on great hustle, as he was blocking downfield for Jay Ajayi and then sprinted to recover Ajayi's fumble in the end zone. How much the Eagles decide to get Agholor involved will dictate his fantasy value, but he's in the FLEX conversation for Week 13 against the Seahawks.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor catches one pass against the Cowboys.

It could've been a huge game for the third-year receiver in the Sunday night game, but he had only the one reception for -2 yards. On an early drive, Agholor was lined up to the far right and easily beat his man off the line and was open in the end zone on either a lofted strike or a high-pointed fade, but Carson Wentz underthrew him and Agholor couldn't come up with it. Then a little later in the first half, Agholor was again on the outside and got behind his man by a few yards, but Wentz underthrew the deep ball again instead of bombing it out there for his athletic receiver to go get. On the lone reception for Agholor, he made a spectacular play where he showed his elite agility and acceleration while dancing through the defense for what looked like a touchdown, but it turned out his knee was down on initial contact. It's pretty clear Agholor has the ability to be a top-notch receiver in the NFL, and the Eagles—though rolling right now doing what they're doing—need to give him a bigger role on offense.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor catches two passes against the Broncos.

Agholor was quiet for much of the game, as for some reason the Eagles didn't have Agholor out there for many two-receiver sets, but he made the most of his opportunities. The third-year receiver gained 36 yards on his two receptions, including a great 35-yard leaping catch over Broncos cornerback Chris Harris late in the game—but it came from backup quarterback Nick Foles, not starter Carson Wentz. It'd be wise to get their most explosive player the ball more on offense, so we'll see if that happens in Week 11 in a big NFC East game against Dallas.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Nelson Agholor has quiet Week 8 as Eagles handle 49ers.

Agholor caught three passes for 26 yards in a 33-10 victory. The talented receiver got going early, but Philadelphia surprisingly went away from him on a day where the offense struggled a bit. Despite seeing limited targets, Agholor is on pace for 54 receptions for 784 yards and ten touchdowns this season. If the Eagles offense is really going to take off, they should feature their best playmaker in the second half. Even against Denver next week, Agholor is worth FLEX consideration, though it would be safer to look elsewhere.

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Nelson Agholor scores again in Eagles' win.

The third-year receiver continues his predictable breakout camp gain, catching four of five targets for 45 yards and a touchdown against the Redskins. The score came on a short little seam route by the end zone, where he easily went up for a high pass and came down with the ball despite it appearing like it was in the lights and tough to see. The supremely talented former first-rounder is probably the best wide receiver on the Eagles—and the includes high-priced free agent Alshon Jeffery. Agholor, who has a touchdown in three straight games and five on the season, is a strong option in Week 8 against San Francisco.

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Nelson Agholor scores again in Eagles' win.

The third-year receiver continues his predictable (for those that watched him unbiasedly) campaign, as he caught four of seven targets for 55 yards and a touchdown against Carolina. Again, Agholor showed very strong hands, snatching the ball out of the air and proving to be reliable for Carson Wentz. The touchdown was a 24-yarder where Agholor easily beat linebacker Shaq Thompson on a slant route and zoomed to the end zone. The former first-round pick, who finally appears to be playing in two-receiver sets over Torrey Smith, will be a FLEX option in Week 7 versus the Redskins.

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Nelson Agholor flashes fancy footwork in Eagles' win.

Agholor caught four passes for 93 yards and a touchdown, which most people have probably seen by now. The former first-round pick got behind the defense and made a great reaching catch, and then was able to juke and spin his way from safety Budda Baker as he maneuvered along the sideline for a 72-yard score. Gaining confidence by the week, Agholor now has three touchdowns on the year, and he's proving all the people in Philadelphia who doubted him wrong. The Eagles should give him more targets, but he's making the most of them in 2017. He'll try to keep it up against Carolina on Thursday night.

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Nelson Agholor plays well in Week 4.

The third-year receiver continues his major bounce back season, as he caught three of four targets for 58 yards against the Chargers. Agholor, who went to college at USC, showed a ton of energy in front of the Eagles-heavy Los Angeles crowd, and he made some big plays throughout the afternoon. Early in the game, Agholor showed his explosion on 36-yard reception on a dime from Carson Wentz—Agholor was in the slot and ran a go/fade type route down the sideline, and he showed his acceleration after a nice over-the-shoulder snag and nearly got in the end zone. Agholor is on pace for 48 receptions for 692 yards and eight touchdowns, and his numbers would be a lot higher if he was given more opportunities (he should probably be starting in two-receiver sets over Torrey Smith). The best news is that Agholor appears to be a lot more confident than he was last year, which was his only issue. The 24-year-old possesses elite ability.

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Nelson Agholor gets three targets in Week 3.

Agholor had two receptions for 20 yards against the Giants. We think he needs to be involved in the game plan a lot more, as he appears to be totally confident and has a ton of ability. He gets the Chargers in Week 4.

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Nelson Agholor catches touchdown in Eagles' Week 2 loss.

Agholor was targeted only a couple times and the touchdown was his only reception in the game. The score was a nine-yarder, where Agholor showed great concentration and hands to snag the ball in the back of the end zone and use footwork to stay in bounds, that put the Eagles within seven with under a minute to go. Torrey Smith curiously played ahead of Agholor in two-receiver sets, but the third-year receiver is off to a nice start this season. He has two touchdowns through two games and is showing the talent that made him a can't-miss prospect out of USC.

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Nelson Agholor catches long touchdown Week 1 against the Redskins.

Agholor caught six-of-eight targets for 86 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles. The third-year receiver's touchdown came on a 58-yarder where Carson Wentz scrambled around before finding Agholor open down the field; it wasn't an easy catch, as he kind of went up for it then broke a tackle from Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger and walked into the end zone from there. Agholor showed his route running ability and his strong hands throughout the game. After struggling with confidence and getting in his own head last season, this is an excellent start for 2017 for Agholor, who was relied upon with Alshon Jeffery being covered by Josh Norman for most of the game. Agholor has the potential to be a huge difference-maker for the Eagles, and he's definitely worth a look on the waiver wire.

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Nelson Agholor didn't get targeted in the Eagles' Week 3 preseason game.

The Eagles decided to play their starters for only one quarter, despite the plan being to play them for at least the first half. Carson Wentz threw ten passes, but none went Agholor's way. The good news for Agholor is he exited the game with the rest of the starters after the first quarter, so he's clearly locked in as a top three receiver entering the season. Agholor is going undrafted in fantasy leagues, but there's some breakout potential there for the talented former first-round pick from USC.

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Nelson Agholor caught two passes for 28 yards and rushed once for zero yards on Thurday night.

Agholor showed the separation ability that makes us so high on him, and displayed improved focus when looking the ball in, including a 21-yard grab that he snatched out of the air just as he turned his head around. The third-year pro also was targeted in the end zone, but was double-covered, and won at the line to get wide open in the end zone, but the quarterback wasn't looking his way. Agholor will be Philly's primary slot receiver this season, and we think he should push Torrey Smith—who has shown nothing this preseason—out of two-WR sets.

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Nelson Agholor starts in Eagles preseason game.

Alshon Jeffery didn't play in the game, and it was Agholor, Torrey Smith, and Jordan Matthews as the top three receivers. Agholor came in motion and received an end around, but didn't receive good blocking and could only get back to the line of scrimmage. His lone target came on a two-point conversion that was fired a bit high and went off hands, but it was a very difficult catch. We'll see if Agholor is among the starters when Jeffery hits the field.

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NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah on Nelson Agholor: "He's gonna be their slot receiver. I'll be shocked if he's not."

Jeremiah, a scout for Philadelphia earlier this decade, said on his podcast that the former first-round pick has "had a total rebirth." Agholor has been praised all offseason by people around the team, and Jeremiah continued that, saying he "turned Richard Sherman inside-out" and "separation was not his issue last year." Jeremiah is one of the best analysts in the business, so it should be comforting to hear this as an Eagles fan (or someone that owns Agholor in a dynasty league). If he does play the slot, it could mean that Jordan Matthews is a trade candidate over the next few weeks. Agholor has the talent to be a star, and he's definitely someone to keep an eye on, especially if the injury-prone Alshon Jeffery ever misses time.

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Dave Spadaro of the Eagles' official website says Nelson Agholor looks "completely different" this season.

Spadaro writes that Agholor has been "outstanding" throughout about a week of training camp and "180 degrees different" than he was at the end of last season. The 2015 first-round pick has been getting rave reviews all spring and summer, and it's not a surprise. Anyone that's watched Agholor knows he just struggled mentally with a drops issue and needed to get out of his own head, so this shouldn't come as a surprise. Agholor has elite acceleration, along with great speed and route running ability—his only issue has been confidence, probably because he was trying too hard. With a clearer head and less pressure on himself, Agholor is the favorite to be the number two receiver behind Alshon Jeffery. Don't be surprised if he becomes one of the better receivers in the NFL quickly.

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Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich says Nelson Agholor played "extremely well" in the spring.

Reich was asked his impressions of Agholor in the slot (where he played with the first team as Jordan Matthews dealt with knee tendinitis), and the OC said Agholor played well both in the slot and outside. Reich added that what everyone has been saying (there have been many positive reports about Agholor looking good) throughout the offseason is true. The 2015 first round pick battled a high ankle sprain as a rookie, then struggled with confidence last season, but there's no question he has a ton of ability. It'd be a surprise if he isn't one of the Eagles' top three receivers this season. Going undrafted in fantasy leagues, Agholor could be a very deep sleeper in 2017.

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Eagles third year receiver Nelson Agholor made some changes this season.

Agholor, who struggled with drops last season, received advice from Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin to help him grow. The main change for the young receiver has been to his mental approach—he's focusing on the next play instead of dwelling on drops. Agholor, who put in a lot of work on the Jugs machine heading into last season, is putting himself in more game-like situations like catching balls coming out of breaks. The former USC receiver was a first round pick for a reason; he has a ton of talent and ability, he just needs to get his confidence back after it was lacking last season. With a clear mind, Agholor has a chance to be a big breakout player this season. He'll probably win the starting job opposite Alshon Jeffery over free agent addition Torrey Smith.

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Nelson Agholor "played fast and caught everything thrown his way" at OTAs on Tuesday.

Agholor is a hard worker that has the mindset of getting better every day. He's facing competition for playing time, but Agholor says his focus is being "one of the best players on this team" and someone that pops out on tape as someone that the teams will say they "need." Agholor has a ton of ability and he obviously was not in the right mindset last season, trying way too hard and getting inside his own head. He's been counted out by media and fans, but that could turn out to be a mistake. Agholor should be considered a favorite to start on the outside opposite Alshon Jeffery this season, and he could deliver some fantasy value in his third season.

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Speaking at coaches breakfast to reporters at the NFL Owners Meetings, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson indicated that Nelson Agholor could play some special teams this season.

Agholor can and has returned kicks/punts in the past (he was dynamic as a returner in college), but Pederson sounded like Agholor might take on more of a role on special teams overall. Pederson said Agholor is one of the hardest workers on the team; however, with the addition of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, it seems Agholor won't be a full-time starter this season. It'd probably be ideal for Agholor to get traded to another team at this point. The Philadelphia fans are largely unsupportive and unfair to the young receiver. As Pederson said, Agholor works very hard, and he also is extremely talented—he has the ability to be a difference maker in the league.

Nelson Agholor (ankle) is done for the game.

He caught one pass for negative-one yards before exiting. The second-year wideout will finish the season with 36 catches for 365 yards and two touchdowns. Agholor will be undrafted in most fantasy leagues next year, but we believe he will be worth drafting as a breakout candidate if he gets a change of scenery. The drops this season were overblown by the Philadelphia media and the team itself. The 2015 first round pick still has all the talent in the world.

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Nelson Agholor catches 40-yard touchdown against the Giants.

Agholor had two catches for 47 yards on five targets. Things didn't start off well for Agholor when he dropped a slant pass early in the game, but he more than redeemed himself by getting behind the defense and securing the Carson Wentz pass for his long touchdown. You could see Agholor was relieved that he caught it and scored, and hopefully it will give him a confidence boost. Agholor's only issue is catching, and it's obviously a mental thing that is correctable.

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Nelson Agholor had only one catch for nine yards in Week 15.

As the most athletic receiver for the Eagles, it would be nice if the Eagles made more of an effort to get Agholor the ball. For this season, Agholor is not a fantasy option.

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Nelson Agholor shows flashes in Week 14.

Agholor had two catches for 22 yards on four targets. His first catch was an inaccurate pass from Carson Wentz that Agholor went up to snatch, and his second catch was on a screen pass where he showed his explosive acceleration to get 13 yards. This was one of the only times all season that Agholor received a screen pass to get the ball in his hands. By far the Eagles most athletic receiver, it's a mystery as to why the Eagles don't make more of an effort to get him involved in the offense. Because of his lack of involvement, Agholor is not a fantasy option.

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Nelson Agholor catches four-out-of-five targets in first game back.

Agholor had four catches for 23 yards. All his catches were in traffic, and we think it'd be a good idea to get him involved on more intermediate and deep routes. He actually got open deep once after he beat a Bengals cornerback off the line of scrimmage, but Wentz didn't look his way. Agholor is off the fantasy radar.

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Nelson Agholor active for the Eagles.

After being benched last week, Agholor is back in the Eagles' lineup. If Agholor puts his drops behind him, he could make a big impact for the Eagles. With Jordan Matthews (ankle) out, Agholor isn't a terrible FLEX option because the Eagles don't have many weapons are wide receiver aside from Agholor and Dorial Green-Beckham.

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Agholor a healthy scratch for tonight's game.

The 20th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, Agholor has struggled with drops, but it's unclear how making him inactive will help that. Doug Pederson seems to be making some decisions based on what the media and fans think, which is weird. Agholor is a potential difference-maker if he can hold onto the ball, and he won't get a chance to do that if he's not playing. It's fair to wonder whether he'd be inactive if he wasn't a "Chip Kelly guy." Dorial Green-Beckham should play in two-WR sets and recently promoted Paul Turner could see some playing time.

Nelson Agholor | Patriots WR

Agholor quiet in Eagles victory.

The second-year wideout caught two passes for seven yards. He can remain on the waiver wire with a trip to Seattle on deck, but keep an eye on Agholor for down the stretch. Every year there is a player that explodes late in the year, and we like the former 20th overall pick's talent; it could be him.

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