The Eagles are going to have different game plans for different teams, which is something Doug Pederson explained at the Annual Meetings in March.
“Every run game plan every week changes,” he said. “Sometimes you’re going to be more inside the tackles, and then the next week you might be outside the tackles, so you have to have the versatility to do that.”
The Eagles don’t have a “three-down back” who has the versatility to run inside, run outside, be a weapon in the passing game, and pass protect. What they have is a group of backs who can do all those things collectively, but no one back can do it all effectively. Therefore, Pederson is going to have to be creative with his running back committee.
Last year, the Eagles gave the ball to their backs 381 times. Here’s how those carries were distributed:
Using just the backs currently on the roster, I’d set the rushing attempt over/unders like so:
The lesson to be learned here? Stay away from Eagles running backs in your fantasy football drafts.
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