Looks good for Week 13
Sanders (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Even though Sanders' sore ankle hobbled him in the second half of last week's loss to the Giants and rendered him a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, the running back was adamant that he would be ready to go for Sunday's game against the Jets. Sanders' ability to upgrade to full participation in practice supports his optimism, and seemingly makes him one of the healthier members of the Eagles' ground attack. Top backups Boston Scott (illness) and Jordan Howard (knee) are looking iffy for the Week 13 matchup after back-to-back missed practices, while run-oriented quarterback Jalen Hurts (ankle) was listed as a limited participant for the second day in a row. The status of the quarterback in particular bears watching with regard to Sanders' fantasy outlook, and even if Hurts is cleared to start, the Eagles could look to scale back his involvement as a runner with an eye on protecting his ankle. If that's the case, Sanders could finally have a clearer path to the higher-value red-zone touches that have evaded him all season, as he's yet to score a touchdown in nine appearances despite averaging an excellent 5.2 yards per carry.
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Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said Wednesday that Hurts (ankle) showed enough to keep his job as the starting quarterback entering the 2022 season, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.
Howard hauled in his lone target for seven yards in Sunday's 31-15 loss to Tampa Bay.
Gainwell rushed the ball one time for six yards in Sunday's 31-15 loss to the Buccaneers in the wild-card round. He added five receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown.
Following Sunday's playoff loss to the Buccaneers, Hurts sported a walking boot that he hinted was related to the ankle injury he sustained in Week 12, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Sanders (hand) recorded seven carries for 16 yards in Sunday's 31-15 wild-card round loss to the Buccaneers. He added three receptions for 12 yards.
Goedert recorded six catches on 12 targets for 92 yards in Sunday's 31-15 wild-card round loss to the Buccaneers.
Smith recorded four receptions on 11 targets for 60 yards in Sunday's 31-15 wild-card round loss to the Buccaneers.
Hurts competed 23 of 43 passes for 258 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 31-15 wild-card round loss to Tampa Bay. He added eight rushes for 39 yards.
Huntley is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.