One week after taking over as the starting running back for the Philadelphia Eagles, Josh Adams’ status is now up in the air for Week 13. Unfortunately, the team plays on Monday Night Football, meaning that it’s unlikely a final call is made on his status prior to the lead up to the game. With that said, there is some positive news on his outlook.
Adams received 22 carries last week while totaling 84 yards and one touchdown in the team’s victory over the New York Giants. He out-touched fellow backfield mate 22-7 and had an overall solid day. With a matchup against the Washington Redskins now on tap, he makes for an interesting option in fantasy leagues and a player with upside, if he’s good to go.
The rookie running back suffered a hip injury in practice Saturday, and while there’s obvious concern over his status, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo revealed Adams is expected to play.
Let’s take a look at whether Adams is a fantasy football start or sit in the Week 13 game against the Redskins in primetime.
Matchup & Outlook for Josh Adams
It’s an interesting spot due to the fact that any late-week injury can be even more concerning in some instances. Along with that, there’s a strong likelihood that Darren Sproles returns for this game, although he’ll likely take over the bulk of the pass-catching duties, which won’t destroy Adams’ fantasy value.
Regardless, how last week played out from a snap count perspective is big for Adams. He received the bulk of the work, playing 62 percent of the snaps compared to 37 percent for Clement and just 2 percent for Wendell Smallwood, per Football Outsiders. He’s trending upwards and it’s quickly becoming apparent that he’s holding down the starting job right now in Philly.
Source: Heavy Sports