This article is part of our Best Ball Journal series.
The theme of last week's article was my despair at the devolving situations of Doug Baldwin, Rishard Matthews, Josh Doctson, and Jordan Matthews, but this entry will have a more general framing. These are five players I'm fading for now.
The players are listed in an ascending order of how much their ADP disgusts me. The MFL ADP cited is from the last three weeks.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI (49.16 MFL)
I'm a big fan of Jeffery's talent, and I would eagerly buy at a certain point if his ADP fell, but the turn of the fourth and fifth rounds is a bit too early for my liking as he makes a return from offseason rotator cuff surgery. Jeffery is loosely expected to be ready for Week 1 but will miss most or all of training camp while recovering.
The Eagles have a deep group of pass-catching alternatives while Jeffery shakes off the rust, so they have no reason to rush his target count in the first few weeks. Zach Ertz, Nelson Agholor, and Mike Wallace can hold down that fort if necessary. Furthermore, Jeffery's timing with Carson Wentz was off last year, and depriving them of offseason work this year means they might take some time to get their rhythm down again this year.
If none of these things concern you, then consider Jeffery's durability issues even prior to this injury. There are no grounds to presume the best-case scenario in his