The NFL is a what have you done for me lately league and like the stock market or Dow Jones, players can be volatile from week to week.
Here’s our Eagles stock report for Week 2.
Stock Up -- Javon Hargrave
The game wrecker played off Fletcher Cox getting double-teamed and he responded with 7 tackles, 1 QB hits, and 2 TFLs.
Stock Down -- Eagles linebackers
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Tight end George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to avoid a tackle by linebacker Eric Wilson #50 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field on September 19, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Singleton finished with 11 tackles, Wilson had 10 and both missed a ton of tackles on important plays. Jonathan Gannon rotated the entire linebackers corps looking for a spark.
Stock Up -- Quez Watkins
Sep 19, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins (16) is knocked out of bounds by San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jaquiski Tartt (3) after a catch during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Watkins paced the Eagles with two receptions for 117 yards and one huge 91-yard gain.
Stock Down -- Eagles tight ends
Sep 19, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert (88) makes a catch in the red zone against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Whether it's Hurts, or the duo itself, there was really no reason to bring Zach Ertz back into the fold if Sirianni and Shane Steichen weren't going to properly use both tight ends. Goedert had two catches for 24-yards, Ertz had just one catch for 6 yards and the first reception for either guy didn't come until the third quarter.
Stock Down -- Landon Dickerson
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28: Landon Dickerson #51 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on during training camp at the NovaCare Complex on July 28, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
It was his NFL debut and it showed. The rookie second-round pick allowed five pressures on just 20 pass block attempts and he'll need to improve quickly if Brandon Brooks misses time.
Stock Down -- Eagles coaches
Sep 12, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni on the field before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Philadelphia had eight penalties for 57 yards and it's the second straight week where the penalties and lack of discipline can connect to the youngest coaching staff in football.
Stock Down -- Eagles WR Coach Aaron Moorehead
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28: DeVonta Smith #6, Jhamon Ausbon #48, and Jalen Reagor #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles look on during training camp at the NovaCare Complex on July 28, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
DeVonta Smith entered the league as a smooth, efficient route runner, but outside of the Heisman Trophy winner, the Eagles' receivers don't appear to have improved outside of Qez Watkins. Whether it was the 49ers pass rush or Philadelphia's game planning, Eagles receivers combined for six catches, and if not for Watkins's 91-yard gain, Sunday would have been even worse.