2012 Team Outlook: Philadelphia
TE Brent Celek, PHI (TE - #11) - Solid/Safe Pick
Nice bounce back campaign for the surprisingly shifty Celek. Finished second in Philly with 62 receptions, posted a career-best 13.1 ypc and capped the season with touchdowns in three consecutive games. Upside lacking compared with top shelf TE options and could drop in the Eagles aerial hierarchy if DeSean Jackson steps up, but a solid low-end TE1 option.
TE Clay Harbor, PHI (TE - #54) - Not Draft Worthy
Caught 13 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown last season though run blocking remains Harbor's primary role. His playing time increased during his second NFL season and the Eagles did not draft a tight end. Would not be surprising to see an uptick in production, but not enough to warrant fantasy attention.Injury Status: Injured Reserve
PK Alex Henery, PHI (K - #9) - Solid/Safe Pick
Last season Henery executed the most accurate campaign by an NFL rookie kicker, drilling 24-of-27 field goals. Turnovers limited his opportunities and fantasy production, but with Michael Vick under center, the explosive offense will move the ball into scoring territory repeatedly. Look for more points from Henrey in 2012.
Philadelphia Defense (Def - #5) - Stud (low risk)
Sacks came at a dizzying rate for the Eagles. With 50, they finished tied for most in the NFL. However, pedestrian interception totals and suspect tackling hurt the overall product. Former Texan DeMeco Ryans upgrades the lackluster linebacking unit while Nnamdi Asomugha should improve in year two. Tack on DeSean Jackson return skills and there are few better fantasy options to target, though early camp injuries at defensive end should be tracked.