Nelson Agholor

Nelson Agholor

Wide Receiver #17
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 198 lb.
College:Southern California
Born:May 24, 1993
Drafted:2015 / Rd. 1 (20)
Draft Team:PHI

Nelson Agholor: Missing minicamp

Head coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Agholor (lower body) is not participating in minicamp but is expected to be ready for training camp in July, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: The exact nature of Agholor's situation isn't clear, but the missed reps shouldn't be a huge problem for the 26-year-old who's already well-versed in Pederson's system. There will only be concern for his regular-season availability if Agholor's absence continues into training camp.

June 12, 2019 10:03 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Still part of the plan in Philly

General manager Howie Roseman said his selection of wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside in the second round won't impact Agholor's future with the Eagles, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. "Nelson is an important part of our football team," Roseman said. "He's an important part of what we're trying to do. We're really excited to have him here."

Analysis: Scheduled for a $9.4 million salary under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, Agholor has been the subject of trade rumors all offseason, though it isn't clear if the Eagles have seriously considered moving him. His wealth of experience from the slot and proficiency in the short passing game should allow for a meaningful role even after the team added Arcega-Whiteside to a position group that also includes Alshon Jeffery (ribs) and DeSean Jackson (Achilles). Health concerns likely are part of the equation, as Jeffery and Jackson have combined for 27 absences the past four years, both dealing with a number of different injuries. Of course, it's still possible the Eagles explore a trade for Agholor, who is unlikely to match his target volume from the past two seasons (95 and 97) if he sticks around in Philadelphia. It's easy enough to argue he'd be more valuable to another team.

April 27, 2019 8:43 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Could be available for trade

Agholor may be available for trade, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Agholor is scheduled to make $9.4 million in 2019 under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. The Eagles don't have an obvious replacement, but they can probably get away with a downgrade in the slot if Alshon Jeffery (ribs), DeSean Jackson (Achilles) and Zach Ertz (undisclosed) are all healthy. Although each of the three finished out 2018 battling injuries, there hasn't been any suggestion their issues will impact participation in offseason practices.

April 24, 2019 10:58 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Locked in for 2019 campaign

Agholor's $9.4 million salary for the 2019 season became guaranteed Wednesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: The Eagles exercised the fifth-year option on Agholor's rookie contract last offseason, but the accompanying salary didn't lock in until Wednesday. While the $9.4 million is a lot spend on a slot receiver, Agholor has been a solid offensive contributor for the Eagles each of the past two seasons and didn't miss a game either year. With Golden Tate now a free agent, Agholor seems primed to supplement a quality Philadelphia receiving corps in 2019 that otherwise includes Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz and the recently-acquired DeSean Jackson.

March 13, 2019 2:25 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Expected to stay in Philly

Agholor is likely to remain with the Eagles for 2019, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Between Agholor's non-guaranteed $9.38 million salary and the impending trade for DeSean Jackson, it's easy to see why there's been some discussion about the 2015 first-round pick getting released or traded. While there's still some chance he ends up elsewhere, Agholor would be a comfortable fit in the slot while Jackson and Alshon Jeffery (ribs) operate along the sidelines. The Eagles might consider a multi-year extension if they want to clear up some cap space without losing the 2015 first-round pick.

March 12, 2019 8:58 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Scheduled for sizable cap hit

Agholor is due to earn $9.38 million in 2019 under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, Zack Rosenblatt of reports.

Analysis: With the option year guaranteed for injury only, the cap-strapped Eagles can reduce the $9.38 million hit with a multi-year extension, or remove it entirely with a trade/release. The team presumably will need to choose between Agholor and impending free agent Golden Tate, as it doesn't make sense to heavily invest in two wide receivers that are both at their best when working from the slot. The 25-year-old Agholor has youth and scheme familiarity working in his favor, while 30-year-old Tate has demonstrated a much higher ceiling with three 1,000-yard seasons. Regardless of how things play out, Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery will be first in line for targets in Philadelphia.

February 11, 2019 11:49 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Totals 18 yards in playoff loss

Agholor caught just one of three targets for six yards but added a 12-yard rush in Sunday's 20-15 playoff loss to New Orleans.

Analysis: Agholor seemed to be over his late-season lull as he had managed at least three catches and six targets in each of his prior three games, but he was invisible in this one. Despite a fitting end to an inconsistent season, the 25-year-old nearly duplicated his breakout 2017 catching 62 of 97 passes for 736 yards and four touchdowns. With Golden Tate set to depart in free agency, it would be no surprise to see the Eagles add more wide-receiver depth, but if they stand pat for any reason, Agholor would stand to gain as the third option in the passing game behind Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz.

January 15, 2019 10:17 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Makes touchdown grab in win

Agholor caught five of seven targets for 116 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 32-30 win over Houston.

Analysis: Agholor saved his biggest game of the season for when it mattered most, as this effort marked his only 100-yard game of the season thus far and his first touchdown since Week 2. His third-quarter score accounted for most of his yardage when Nick Foles lofted a perfectly placed ball and hit the USC product in stride with a step on his man on the way to the end zone. It is unlikely he will repeat the effort Week 17 at Washington.

December 23, 2018 3:55 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Just one catch in win

Agholor caught one of two targets for eight yards in Sunday night's 30-23 victory over the Rams.

Analysis: Agholor played all but one offensive snap in the game but was overshadowed by Alshon Jeffery, Golden Tate and almost everyone else in the Eagles' passing attack. The 25-year-old saw his first target fall incomplete on a second-quarter deep ball but was able to corral a short pass over the middle to set up a key field goal which put the Eagles up by 10 in the third. Despite the fact Agholor starts and is on the field as much as any Eagles pass-catcher, his target share and production remain too inconsistent to rely on Week 16 against a Texans secondary that ranks 10th against wide receivers in fantasy.

December 17, 2018 5:14 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Hauls in 42-yard bomb in loss

Agholor caught two of three targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 29-23 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: On the first play after the two-minute warning, Agholor set up the game-tying touchdown with a spectacular play to tap his heels as he fell backward out of bounds on a fourth-quarter deep ball from Carson Wentz. The USC product's only other catch coincidentally came on the first Eagles' play after the warning in the first half, but that makes two games of at least 49 yards following two games of one catch and 12 yards combined. It is that inconsistency that makes Agholor very difficult to entrust with one's playoff fate in fantasy, although facing the Rams' secondary in Week 15 should not prove as tough a test as the Cowboys.

December 10, 2018 10:29 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Makes four catches in win

Agholor caught four of eight targets for 56 yards in Monday night's 28-13 win over Washington.

Analysis: After just one catch in three opportunities over his past two games, Agholor surprisingly finished second on the team in targets behind only Zach Ertz. The USC product also played 65 snaps, just one fewer than Alshon Jeffery, 29 more than Golden Tate, and the most the fourth-year vet had seen since Week 4. Still, because of his inconsistent production over the past several games and a difficult matchup at Dallas up next, fantasy owners will probably want to turn elsewhere for Week 14.

December 4, 2018 8:59 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Just one catch in winn

Agholor made just one 12-yard reception in Sunday's 25-22 win over the Giants.

Analysis: After turning in goose eggs in the catch and target departments in a Week 11 matchup with the league's worst defense against receivers, this hardly counts as an encouraging development for Agholor, but at least he hasn't totally been forgotten in the Eagles' offense. His playing time has been cut almost in half since the first four weeks of the season, and his opportunities have all but disappeared since the Golden Tate acquisition prior to Week 10. The Eagles have another promising matchup Week 13 at home against Washington, but there is little upside in starting the 25-year-old at the moment.

November 27, 2018 12:50 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Held without a catch in loss

Agholor was unable to catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 48-7 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Agholor was the target and ended up recording the tackle on a badly underthrown ball into double coverage that the Saints intercepted in the first quarter. His only other look came well into garbage time while Jordan Matthews made three catches and was the team's second-leading receiver on the day. Nevertheless, it was Agholor who drew the start, and the USC product had seen at least four targets in every game coming into the week, so he probably won't fade completely away just yet. It will still be tough to rely on him at home Week 12 against the Giants, however.

November 18, 2018 9:08 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: 83 yards in loss

Agholor caught five of seven targets for 83 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Zach Ertz's huge day overshadowed all of the Eagle wideouts, but Agholor did finish tops amongst all receivers with 83 yards. Deadline acquisition Golden Tate (two catches for 14 yards) was quiet in his debut, but he figures to have a bigger presence as he gets more familiar with his new playbook and teammates. For now, Agholor is still the starting wideout opposite Alshon Jeffery, which could be the ideal position to be in Sunday against the Saints in the event the latter draws the attention of shutdown corner Marshon Lattimore.

November 11, 2018 11:46 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: To get more opportunities

Agholor should be able to get open more with the recently acquired Golden Tate in the lineup, Graham Foley of the Eagles' official site reports.

Analysis: Agholor has been playing the slot more in recent weeks, a welcome development given that in 2017, he ran more routes there and was also a more effective receiver. Tate's ability to play all three receiver positions gives the team even more flexibility to use the 25-year-old where he is best suited to make an impact while also attracting defensive attention away from him. What the fourth-year vet is almost certain to lose in terms of target share may be made up for by higher quality looks going forward.

October 31, 2018 6:26 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Totals 63 yards in win

Agholor caught three of six targets for 49 yards and gained 14 more yards on his lone carry in Sunday's 24-18 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: While the six targets tied Zach Ertz for the team high on the day, Jordan Matthews and Alshon Jeffery each saw five, and only Matthews gained over 50 yards through the air in the contest. The 25-year-old has seen between four and seven looks in each of his last four games, but this performance was his second best over that span in terms of yards. In eight games, however, the USC product is well ahead of his 2017 pace with 41 receptions already this season; he just hasn't gotten in the end zone as he did during the Eagles' Super Bowl run of a season ago.

October 29, 2018 4:44 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Makes six grabs in loss

Agholor caught six passes for 20 yards in Sunday's 21-17 loss to Carolina.

Analysis: It was a strange game for Agholor, as his six catches represent his third-best total of the season while the yardage total is a season low. Word that the Eagles were in on Amari Cooper prior to his being sent to the Cowboys certainly doesn't bode well for Agholor, who has struggled to produce consistently behind Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery this season. Adding another receiver to the fold would likely reduce the USC product's volume and value even further going forward. For now though, the 25-year-old has a pretty decent floor in PPR leagues as he has at least four catches in all but one game this year.

October 22, 2018 4:08 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Racks up yardage in Week 6 win

Agholor brought in three of five targets for 91 yards in the Eagles' 34-13 win over the Giants on Thursday.

Analysis: Agholor hadn't logged a YPC figure of greater than 11.3 prior to Thursday, and he'd been stuck in single digits twice. That changed in a significant way versus the Giants, largely due to a 58-yard catch that served as a game-long reception. The fourth-year receiver's target share has been hard to trust this season, as he's now received either four or five looks in three of his past four games. There's only so much to go around when one shares the field with the likes of Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz, but Agholor's big-play capabilities and effectiveness at varying depths of target figure to keep him relevant in an Eagles offense that relies heavily on the pass. He'll look to improve on his season-best yardage figure against the Panthers in Week 7.

October 11, 2018 9:12 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Sees fewest targets of season in loss

Agholor caught all four of his targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Despite seeing fewer opportunities than he had all year, Agholor still gained more receiving yards for the Eagles than anyone not named Zach Ertz. However, Ertz and Jeffery saw a combined 19 targets in the contest, dwarfing the 25-year-old's total. The USC product has made at least four catches in every game this season but has only produced more than 45 yards once all season. He'll try to break out against the Giants in Week 5.

October 8, 2018 3:56 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Targeted 12 times

Agholor caught five of 12 targets for 22 yards during Sunday's 26-23 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Though attentions were set on the return of Alshon Jeffery, it was Agholor who led the receiving corps with 12 targets. The return of Jeffery obviously reduces Agholor's value on a relatively thin receiving hierarchy, but Sunday showed that Carson Wentz will still look his way plenty. The question is, how valuable are those looks? Agholor has been targeted at least 10 times thrice this season, but has just one touchdown and a 6.7-yards-per-catch average to show for it. Maybe he can pick up the pace against a suddenly weak Minnesota pass defense on Sunday.

September 30, 2018 3:43 PM EST

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