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FBG had Kevin Curtis ranked fairly high in pre-season information. His injury changed all that. What do you hear about him now? Is he worth a waiver wire pickup soon?

 
He practiced today and there is a slim chance he could play Sunday. I would guess week 5 he will play for the 1st time this season. He is definitely worth picking up if on the waiver wire.

 
Does he come back as the Eagles WR#1 from the get-go? Say he comes back week #6, that would give him 11 games this season (assuming no more injuries). What kind of production would the board predict? Would 750/6 seem reasonable, especially with McNabb playing as well as he is?

I don't have a good read on how the team would use Curtis and DeShaun together - they seem like similar players to me, both adept at stretching the field, although Curtis seems to also excel at running slants and running after the catch. Curtis is currently on our ww and I'd love to pick him up. I'd have to drop Berrian, who has suddenly become more interesting since Ferrotte was inserted into the starting role in Minny. Alot to consider....

 
Does he come back as the Eagles WR#1 from the get-go? Say he comes back week #6, that would give him 11 games this season (assuming no more injuries). What kind of production would the board predict? Would 750/6 seem reasonable, especially with McNabb playing as well as he is? I don't have a good read on how the team would use Curtis and DeShaun together - they seem like similar players to me, both adept at stretching the field, although Curtis seems to also excel at running slants and running after the catch. Curtis is currently on our ww and I'd love to pick him up. I'd have to drop Berrian, who has suddenly become more interesting since Ferrotte was inserted into the starting role in Minny. Alot to consider....
I doubt Curtis willbe back full speed in his first game back . Sports hernias can be a litle bit of a ngging injury, so i think he'd be better a couple weeks in. That said, it wouldn't surprise me to see Curtis & Jackson as the starting wideouts at all - and they do use a a bunch of 3 wr sets so Curtis/Brown/Jackson will be on the field together a lot.
 
stevegamer said:
RamMan said:
Does he come back as the Eagles WR#1 from the get-go? Say he comes back week #6, that would give him 11 games this season (assuming no more injuries). What kind of production would the board predict? Would 750/6 seem reasonable, especially with McNabb playing as well as he is? I don't have a good read on how the team would use Curtis and DeShaun together - they seem like similar players to me, both adept at stretching the field, although Curtis seems to also excel at running slants and running after the catch. Curtis is currently on our ww and I'd love to pick him up. I'd have to drop Berrian, who has suddenly become more interesting since Ferrotte was inserted into the starting role in Minny. Alot to consider....
I doubt Curtis willbe back full speed in his first game back . Sports hernias can be a litle bit of a ngging injury, so i think he'd be better a couple weeks in. That said, it wouldn't surprise me to see Curtis & Jackson as the starting wideouts at all - and they do use a a bunch of 3 wr sets so Curtis/Brown/Jackson will be on the field together a lot.
Best Case: In Week 6, Curtis, McNabb and Westy are all healthy. Then the fireworks start. Not every game, but watchout when they have favorable matchups. They will beat the Cowboys and anybody else at that point.
 
I have been starting Mcnabb and like the idea of picking up Curtis, but dont want to drop any of my bench players to take the chance on him. But it keeps coming up...

 
He might get some snaps this week. At this rate he should definitely be full go within a week or two. A sports hernia is not like a leg injury where you have to wonder if the player will be the same in the first few weeks back from the injury. In fact, Andy Reid said that Curtis looked like he had his "speed and quickness" already. Everyone who spent a later pick on Curtis or made a deal for him while he was gone is going to be very happy - he was WR17 (77/1110/6) last year while McNabb was off, I think that kind of production will be his floor from week 8 on.

 
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So is the consensus that it's Curtis and Jackson as the main weapons going forward with Brown the odd man out?

Seems like Jackson is too much of a weapon to not be featured and Curtis certainly has outplayed Brown when on the field.

 
I dont think it'll be an issue for McNabb/Reid that they have multiple receivers with same skill sets, which is deep threats. They like to open it up as much as anyone else, and McNasty can get the ball out there with the best of em. Will be fun to watch the team once Curtis returns. How much production he gets is hard to predict I think. Should be a decent share of long ones though, which will make him a hit or miss type player. Well worth grabbing him if he's out there right now and stashing for a rainy day. I think he'll be full speed after their bye week 7, but once he steps on the field someone will grab him...

 
I read somewhere that Curtis worked with the scout team on Monday and things didn't go so well for him. I'll find the link.

Mon, Sep 29 Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Kevin Curtis (hernia) is still not scheduled to practice with the regular offense this week. Head coach Andy Reid sounded as if Curtis' time with the scout team last week did not go well.

(KFFL)

 
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Eagles homers can chime in but there were a lot of positive reports about Curtis last week so with the news now that he may not return this week I'm also wondering if he had a setback.

In other injury news, Reid said wide receiver Kevin Curtis and tight end L.J. Smith are progressing, although it didn't sound as if Curtis would be ready to play against the Redskins.

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Any update from the homers?Still "limited" or time to play?
He practiced fully on Wednesday. I haven't seen an update for today yet.I don't know how much he'll play on Sunday if he is active. Reggie Brown is looking questionable with a groin injury so I wonder if that will lead to Curtis playing more than he normally would in his first game back since this is pretty much a Must Win game for the Eagles.
 
Why isn't there more buzz about Curtis as a waiver wire claim? I'm not expecting him to explode this week exactly, but a pass-happy offense is wecoming back its WR1 this week and it is very quiet.

 
Why isn't there more buzz about Curtis as a waiver wire claim? I'm not expecting him to explode this week exactly, but a pass-happy offense is wecoming back its WR1 this week and it is very quiet.
I'm surprised too. It's a lot like Bobby Engram. Both guys were standout WRs last year but people seemed to forget about them because they were hurt. As a Curtis owner, I'm hoping he can come back as strongly as Engram did last week though I'm not sure how much playing time he'll get this week. But I do think he could be a huge WR2 the second half of the season. He's the No. 1 WR on a pass-happy offense with a QB who's playing well. Everything is set up nicely for him in my opinion as long as he can stay healthy.
 
Why isn't there more buzz about Curtis as a waiver wire claim? I'm not expecting him to explode this week exactly, but a pass-happy offense is wecoming back its WR1 this week and it is very quiet.
I'm surprised too. It's a lot like Bobby Engram. Both guys were standout WRs last year but people seemed to forget about them because they were hurt. As a Curtis owner, I'm hoping he can come back as strongly as Engram did last week though I'm not sure how much playing time he'll get this week. But I do think he could be a huge WR2 the second half of the season. He's the No. 1 WR on a pass-happy offense with a QB who's playing well. Everything is set up nicely for him in my opinion as long as he can stay healthy.
With Reggie Brown hurting as well, Curtis could see his fair share of targets even if it is his first game back.
 
Why isn't there more buzz about Curtis as a waiver wire claim? I'm not expecting him to explode this week exactly, but a pass-happy offense is wecoming back its WR1 this week and it is very quiet.
I'm surprised too. It's a lot like Bobby Engram. Both guys were standout WRs last year but people seemed to forget about them because they were hurt. As a Curtis owner, I'm hoping he can come back as strongly as Engram did last week though I'm not sure how much playing time he'll get this week. But I do think he could be a huge WR2 the second half of the season. He's the No. 1 WR on a pass-happy offense with a QB who's playing well. Everything is set up nicely for him in my opinion as long as he can stay healthy.
With Reggie Brown hurting as well, Curtis could see his fair share of targets even if it is his first game back.
Yea I posted that earlier too. Also, this is a Must Win game for the Eagles. They can't afford to go into the bye at 2-4 and buried in the NFC East. It's possible they may want to get Curtis as involved as possible because they need this win. So the combination of a gimpy Brown and a Must Win game could make Curtis a viable fantasy starter this week.
 
This seems to most affect Brown this week, but what about Jackson? Does he see limited snaps like last week?!

 
This seems to most affect Brown this week, but what about Jackson? Does he see limited snaps like last week?!
Pure speculation on my part but my guess is if everyone was healthy we'd see Curtis and Brown starting with Jackson being the No. 3. Brown and Jackson would rotate opposite Curtis and all three would be on the field a lot, essentially making all of them starters. If Brown is out, then Curtis and Jackson could be the starters this week. If Curtis isn't ready to start, I'd expect to see Baskett and Jackson starting as was the case in the first two games and Curtis would rotate in as a backup WR with Avant and Lewis. How's that for confusing? :rolleyes:
 
If Philly had a better record and everyone (especially Westy) was healthy, they would probably let Curtis sit through the bye. The Eagles are getting desperate enough to get Curtis in the mix this week. He's gotta get in there sometime but I can't see starting him even if they do call his number.

 
If Philly had a better record and everyone (especially Westy) was healthy, they would probably let Curtis sit through the bye. The Eagles are getting desperate enough to get Curtis in the mix this week. He's gotta get in there sometime but I can't see starting him even if they do call his number.
It's definitely risky, no doubt. If you're in a league where you start 3 WRs only I can't see rolling the dice. But if you can start four or possibly five then he might be worth the gamble if the reports about how he's done in practice are positive. There's definitely a lot of risk. Last week, we saw two WRs come back from long layoffs and one (Engram) had a great game while the other (Branch) got hurt again. In a PPR league, Curtis might get enough targets to justify being a WR4 this week given what a great matchup this is for the Eagles. I've been planning on sitting him this week but Brown's injury has led me to reconsider. If Brown is inactive and Curtis is announced as a starter I'll probably roll with him and hope for the best.
 
If Philly had a better record and everyone (especially Westy) was healthy, they would probably let Curtis sit through the bye. The Eagles are getting desperate enough to get Curtis in the mix this week. He's gotta get in there sometime but I can't see starting him even if they do call his number.
It's definitely risky, no doubt. If you're in a league where you start 3 WRs only I can't see rolling the dice. But if you can start four or possibly five then he might be worth the gamble if the reports about how he's done in practice are positive. There's definitely a lot of risk. Last week, we saw two WRs come back from long layoffs and one (Engram) had a great game while the other (Branch) got hurt again. In a PPR league, Curtis might get enough targets to justify being a WR4 this week given what a great matchup this is for the Eagles. I've been planning on sitting him this week but Brown's injury has led me to reconsider. If Brown is inactive and Curtis is announced as a starter I'll probably roll with him and hope for the best.
:thumbup: I'm just looking forward to seeing how much he has been worth waiting for. Wait, wat?
 
This doesn't appear to make Curtis very appealing.

"Mornhinweg also indicated that there is a slight chance that wide receiver Kevin Curtis might make his season debut against the Niners, especially if Brown is unable to play. Curtis missed the first five games while recovering from a sports hernia."

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This doesn't appear to make Curtis very appealing.

"Mornhinweg also indicated that there is a slight chance that wide receiver Kevin Curtis might make his season debut against the Niners, especially if Brown is unable to play. Curtis missed the first five games while recovering from a sports hernia."

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I am not being sarcastic. Should I take the non-quoted summary of someone from the pressofatlanticcity.com very seriously? I am not familiar with them.It would seem that his status as "full participation in practice" would tell us more about his general status through Thursday. Just my two cents.

 
This doesn't appear to make Curtis very appealing.

"Mornhinweg also indicated that there is a slight chance that wide receiver Kevin Curtis might make his season debut against the Niners, especially if Brown is unable to play. Curtis missed the first five games while recovering from a sports hernia."

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I am not being sarcastic. Should I take the non-quoted summary of someone from the pressofatlanticcity.com very seriously? I am not familiar with them.It would seem that his status as "full participation in practice" would tell us more about his general status through Thursday. Just my two cents.
This seems like a shady link....not to mention the fact that a prior poster said "full participation in practice on Thursday"....
 
This doesn't appear to make Curtis very appealing.

"Mornhinweg also indicated that there is a slight chance that wide receiver Kevin Curtis might make his season debut against the Niners, especially if Brown is unable to play. Curtis missed the first five games while recovering from a sports hernia."

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I am not being sarcastic. Should I take the non-quoted summary of someone from the pressofatlanticcity.com very seriously? I am not familiar with them.It would seem that his status as "full participation in practice" would tell us more about his general status through Thursday. Just my two cents.
This is from the Philadelphia Daily News. It seems to be similar in tone to the info posted above. "Pretty close" to playing doesn't sound to me like he's ready to play much even if he's active this week.Mornhinweg said WR Kevin Curtis (sports hernia), who is practicing with the offense this week instead of with the scout team, "is pretty close" to playing. *

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More info after Thursday's practice:

Curtis has been practicing for more than two weeks now, graduating from the scout team to the first offense, but he's still not getting the majority of reps on first team, raising doubts about whether he's ready to play for the first time since undergoing sports hernia surgery in the preseason.

"When he is ready, we'll play him," Morhinweg said. "If he's not ready, he won't play."

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More info after Thursday's practice:

Curtis has been practicing for more than two weeks now, graduating from the scout team to the first offense, but he's still not getting the majority of reps on first team, raising doubts about whether he's ready to play for the first time since undergoing sports hernia surgery in the preseason.

"When he is ready, we'll play him," Morhinweg said. "If he's not ready, he won't play."

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OK. Got it. I'm benching him for Muhammed.Thanks for the info.

 
More info after Thursday's practice:

Curtis has been practicing for more than two weeks now, graduating from the scout team to the first offense, but he's still not getting the majority of reps on first team, raising doubts about whether he's ready to play for the first time since undergoing sports hernia surgery in the preseason.

"When he is ready, we'll play him," Morhinweg said. "If he's not ready, he won't play."

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OK. Got it. I'm benching him for Muhammed.Thanks for the info.
He's sitting for me too. The reports are decent but not glowing. Compare this to the stuff we were hearing last week about Engram and Branch, for example. Maybe the Eagles are just being coy but if Curtis isn't taking all the starting reps in practice yet that leads me to agree with the writer that it's not a given he's ready to assume a significant role this week - even if Brown doesn't play.
 
He may be a risky play at best this week, but moving forward he has a chance to be a difference-making fantasy WR in the second half of the season it seems to me. Brown has failed to stand out and while I like Desean Jackson, I think Curtis is going to become McNabb's favorite target if he stays healthy. Philly has matchups ahead with Atlanta, Cincy, Arizona, and Cleveland.

 
Now the news is that Reggie Brown is OUT, and that Curtis DID make the trip. When does perception change to Curtis getting a lot of targets?

 
Now the news is that Reggie Brown is OUT, and that Curtis DID make the trip. When does perception change to Curtis getting a lot of targets?
I still think he's too risky to start in most leagues. The fact he hasn't been getting most of the reps with the starters this week in practice is what swayed me. I think he'll play and be limited. He certainly could go off given how the matchup is great and they definitely need him but I think if you have a decent alternative it's safer to go in that direction. I'm sitting Curtis for Toomer.
 
Now the news is that Reggie Brown is OUT, and that Curtis DID make the trip. When does perception change to Curtis getting a lot of targets?
I still think he's too risky to start in most leagues. The fact he hasn't been getting most of the reps with the starters this week in practice is what swayed me. I think he'll play and be limited. He certainly could go off given how the matchup is great and they definitely need him but I think if you have a decent alternative it's safer to go in that direction. I'm sitting Curtis for Toomer.
Thanks for the info.Must resist urge to bench Muhammed...
 
Is the matchup that great though? San Fran does have good CB's.
That is true, but Curtis (when healthy) has Wes Welker slot quickness and skills, and is more of a vertical threat than Welker. Those corners can be beat; see Randy Moss last week for example. It's not a great matchup, but the Eagles are desperate to make a passing attack work...
 
Is the matchup that great though? San Fran does have good CB's.
That is true, but Curtis (when healthy) has Wes Welker slot quickness and skills, and is more of a vertical threat than Welker. Those corners can be beat; see Randy Moss last week for example. It's not a great matchup, but the Eagles are desperate to make a passing attack work...
The bolded part was more about the safeties not being in position and tripping over themselves. The corners are very good, and the pass rush is getting much better. The 9er D is coming into their own, now that they have an offense that can get more than one 1st down per game. That said, I'm starting Curtis this week, more out of necessity.
 
Cookiemonster said:
SeniorVBDStudent said:
KingEl said:
Is the matchup that great though? San Fran does have good CB's.
That is true, but Curtis (when healthy) has Wes Welker slot quickness and skills, and is more of a vertical threat than Welker. Those corners can be beat; see Randy Moss last week for example. It's not a great matchup, but the Eagles are desperate to make a passing attack work...
The bolded part was more about the safeties not being in position and tripping over themselves. The corners are very good, and the pass rush is getting much better. The 9er D is coming into their own, now that they have an offense that can get more than one 1st down per game. That said, I'm starting Curtis this week, more out of necessity.
Not seeing this. Wish I was.
 
Philly has matchups ahead with Atlanta, Cincy, Arizona, and Cleveland

Sometimes I never pay attention to the sch (like it)...but just got Curtis off WW..hope he does ok

 
packersfan said:
SeniorVBDStudent said:
Now the news is that Reggie Brown is OUT, and that Curtis DID make the trip. When does perception change to Curtis getting a lot of targets?
I still think he's too risky to start in most leagues. The fact he hasn't been getting most of the reps with the starters this week in practice is what swayed me. I think he'll play and be limited. He certainly could go off given how the matchup is great and they definitely need him but I think if you have a decent alternative it's safer to go in that direction. I'm sitting Curtis for Toomer.
I would agree with you. Good info in the thread and I think you are on track when you cite his lack of practice time with the first-teamers this week. I'm sitting on Curtis thru the bye and will hope to trade one of my WR's in front of him by the time he hits the field Oct 26 vs Atlanta, assuming he stays healthy.
 
If Brown is OUT (and Westy, too) and Curtis suits up, what does that do to Desean Jackson's value for this week? SF does have an experienced secondary, so that might curtail some production, but I'm thinking that Curtis' presence might open a shot or two down the field for Desean.

 

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