- Height / Weight
- 5'10" / 221 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- November 2, 1994 (23)
- 2nd Season
- 2017 / Rd. / Pk. (PHI FA)
Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Mike Groh said running back Corey Clement wasn't on a "pitch count" last Thursday against the Giants after missing two games with a quadriceps injury. Clement played just 26 offensive snaps, while Wendell Smallwood was in on 44 offensive snaps. "He adds a lot to our offense both as a runner and a receiver and he's always done a really nice job of being conscientious in protection," Groh said. "Having him back and available certainly is a boost for us offensively." Clement should see more work moving forward, starting in Week 7 against the Panthers. He's the better fantasy play over Smallwood as an RB3/flex.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement ran the ball 11 times for 43 yards and caught three passes for 26 yards on Thursday night. One of his carries resulted in a touchdown. Clement came off the bench after Wendell Smallwood got the start, and Smallwood ended up with 19 touches to Clement's 14. Still, Clement gained more yards and scored a touchdown, looking like the better of the two backs all night long. Clement's role figures to grow as he fully recovers from his quad injury, making him a decent RB2 option going forward.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement is expected to lead the backfield on Thursday against the Giants with Jay Ajayi (knee) now out for the season. Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams will also have roles, though. Clement is a physical runner and has improved as a pass catcher and also has return skills on special teams. Expect it to be mostly Clement and Smallwood, with Adams potentially mixing in on short-yardage situations as the bruiser. When Ajayi and Darren Sproles (hamstring) were inactive in Week 3 against the Colts, Clement played 45 snaps (16 carries, three catches on four targets), while Smallwood played 29 snaps (10 carries, three catches on four targets) and Adams had eight snaps (six carries, zero passing targets). Smallwood could see a little more work Thursday night because Clement hasn't played the last two games, but Clement has the higher ceiling over the rest of the season. Both can be employed as RB3/flex types in deeper leagues. The Eagles have gotten away from the run in recent weeks, so they'd like to be more balanced. With the Giants having a much better pass defense than run defense, both Clement and Smallwood could be busy Thursday night.