The Eagles’ got off to a dominant start under Nick Sirianni last Sunday with a 32-6 road win at the Atlanta Falcons in the season opener for both teams.
Philadelphia held Atlanta to six points after bending early, and then Jonathan Gannon’s defense dominated Matt Ryan and an explosive Falcons defense for the next three quarters.
With San Francisco set to visit Lincoln Financial Field, here’s the Eagles stock report heading into Week 2.
Stock Up — QB Jalen Hurts
Hurts stock has doubled on the market after finishing 27 of 35 passing for 264 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions while also rushing seven times for 62 yards.
Stock Up — RB Miles Sanders
A hard-running 2021 debut did nothing to lower Sanders’s stock as he looks for his first 1,000-yard rushing season.
Sanders logged 15 carries for 74-yards, while also adding four catches for 39-yards.
Stock Down: RB Boston Scott
Scott didn’t log a single offensive snap in Sunday’s win after shining against the Jets in preseason action. Kenneth Gainwell has clearly surpassed Scott as the Eagles backup running back after logging 25 snaps and his first career rushing touchdown.
Stock Up: RB Kenneth Gainwell
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Stock Up — WR DeVonta Smith
Smith was as advertised in his NFL debut, logging an Eagles rookie record six catches for 71 yards and a touchdown, tying DeSean Jackson for the most catches in franchise history for a player in his first career game.
Stock Up — WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside
Despite not logging a single catch again in a regular-season game, Arcega-Whiteside drew praise from Nick Sirianni for his run-blocking and almost blocked a punt on special teams.
Stock trending up — WR Jalen Reagor
For Reagor, it was more about responding to the extra running room he gained when the Eagles drafted DeVonta Smith. Without the pressure of being Philadelphia’s top-dog on the outside, Reagor caught six passes for 49-yards and a touchdown.
CB Avonte Maddox
The Eagles slot cornerback quietly logged 9 tackles, one tackle for loss, and one pass defended. With Darius Slay and Steven Nelson focused on Kyle Pitts, Maddox helped the Eagles hold Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage to five catches for 51-yards.
LB Alex Singleton
Singleton and Eric Wilson were both bad early, but the Eagles veteran missed fewer tackles on Sunday while logging 8 tackles.
Stock Down — LB Eric Wilson
Wilson’s problem in Minnesota followed him to Philadelphia as he led the Eagles with four missed tackles during Atlanta’s first two possessions.
The Falcons targeted Wilson three times in the passing game as well, gaining 33-total yards. George Kittles and the 49ers come to town next.
Stock Up — DT Javon Hargrave
A game-wrecker and one PFF’s highest-graded defensive tackle in Week 1, Hargrave finishing with six pressures, two sacks and three quarterback hits against Atlanta.
Stock Up — Hassan Ridgeway
Ridgeway rejoined the Eagles late last week and then made his presence felt, finishing with three quarterback hits on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and a sack.
Stock Down — WR Greg Ward
Ward played 16 offensive snaps but didn’t receive a single target. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside would have logged more snaps than Ward, but he left Sunday’s game early with an ankle injury.
Stock Down — LB Genard Avery
Hyped in a new role as the Eagles SAM linebacker, Avery produced his usual stat line.
The starting SAM linebacker on the depth chart played 22 snaps but showcased why he deserves less playing time. Avery just can’t stop the run, whiffing badly on tackle that led to a Mike Davis big run — one of only three run stop attempts he had.