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It didn't take long for the injury bug to bite hard in Philadelphia. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who led the team with 857 yards and seven touchdown catches in 2012, tore his ACL in practice and will miss the entire 2013 season.
Maclin's loss is a big blow to the Eagles and fantasy owners who already drafted the 25-year-old, but the bigger question now is what Maclin's injury means for the other pass-catchers on the Eagles.
On some level, it's something of a difficult question to answer, mostly because we have yet to see Chip Kelly's offense in action in Philly. Without knowing how the offense will look to distribute the ball, a lot of this is purely speculative.
The biggest beneficiary of the Maclin injury from a fantasy standpoint would appear to be DeSean Jackson. Jackson is now the unquestioned top receiver for the Eagles, and Maclin's loss should mean a significant bump in targets.
Kelly told the Eagles' website that Jackson is "the ultimate super ball. He bounces all around the field," and if he takes to Kelly's offense, 2013 could also see Jackson bounce back into the top 25 fantasy wideouts.
Maclin's replacement isn't known at this time. It was originally believed that it would be Riley Cooper, but as Marc Sessler of NFL.com reports, Cooper has left the team in light of the controversy swirling around his racist remarks.
The team could potentially turn to the likes of Jason Avant or Arrelious Benn, but until the dust settles, that trio of receivers are best left on the waiver wire.