Player Outlook
Sermon will compete for a role in the Philadelphia backfield this season, but he's not expected to get much work barring injury. Sermon is not worth drafting in the majority of leagues. The Eagles have a crowded backfield with D'Andre Swift, Rashaad Penny, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott ahead of Sermon on the depth chart. And while Swift and Penny have proven to be injury prone in their careers, it would likely take injuries to both at the same time for Sermon to get any chance at playing time, especially if Gainwell and Scott are healthy. Keep an eye on Sermon's role in training camp, but he's not expected to make much of an impact for Fantasy managers in 2023. In 2022, Sermon finished the season with just two carries for 19 yards and appeared in only two games.

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2021 167 4.07 1 3 26 242.7
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  • Colts' Trey Sermon: Gets promoted

    Sermon was signed off Indianapolis' practice squad to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game at Baltimore, James Boyd of The Athletic reports. The Colts waived Deon Jackson in a corresponding move. Sermon will likely serve as the No. 3 running back on the depth chart behind starter Zack Moss and backup Jake Funk. Sermon may not play any snaps on offense and will likely be used as insurance instead. Sermon may also not be on the active roster long if Jonathan Taylor (ankle) returns from the reserve/PUP list Week 5.
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  • Trey Sermon: Finds new opportunity

    Sermon (knee) signed with the Colts' practice squad Tuesday. Sermon was waived from IR by the Eagles after suffering a knee injury during training camp, but this move signals the Ohio State product is now fully recovered. The 2021 third-round selection has yet to make an impact in the NFL, taking the field just twice last season, but he'll now work to make the most of his new opportunity in Indianapolis.
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  • Trey Sermon: Waived from injured reserve

    The Eagles waived Sermon (knee) Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Sermon landed on the Eagles' IR at final cuts ahead of Week 1, but he'll now get a chance to find work elsewhere once he's healthy. The 2021 third-round pick of the 49ers has 43 career carries for 186 yards (4.3 YPC) and one touchdown across 11 games.
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  • Trey Sermon: Waived by Eagles

    The Eagles waived/injured Sermon (undisclosed) on Tuesday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Sermon reportedly got injured during Philadelphia's final preseason game, in which he posted a 16-30-1 rushing line while fellow RBs D'Andre Swift, Rashaad Penny, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott all were rested. Sermon can negotiate an injury settlement with the Eagles and then search for a new team if he passes through waivers unclaimed Wednesday morning.
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  • Eagles' Trey Sermon: Dealing with injury

    Sermon (undisclosed) is not practicing Sunday, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports. Sermon took on a heavy workload in Thursday's preseason contest, and it's not clear if he picked up the injury during the game or since then. Either way, the third-year running back will work to get healthy so he can return to the practice field, as he likely has more to prove if he's going to make the team's 53-man roster.
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  • Eagles' Trey Sermon: Busy night with third-stringers

    Sermon took 16 carries for 30 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 27-13 preseason loss to Indianapolis, with Zach Berman of The Athletic noting that Sermon is fifth on the depth chart. Sermon also had four catches for 26 yards on six targets in what may have been an audition for other teams. The Eagles didn't play any starters in this one and also held out key backups, with the absentee list including four RBs (D'Andre Swift, Rashaad Penny, Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott). Sermon didn't exactly knock it out of the park, but much of that isn't his fault given that the Colts played a lot of starters and the Eagles used none. If nothing else, Sermon is one of the running backs most likely to get claimed next week after teams make roster cuts.
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  • Eagles' Trey Sermon: Barely plays all season

    Sermon finished the season with just two carries for 19 yards and appeared in only two games. Sermon was claimed off waivers by the Eagles shortly before the start of the season, but his new team evidently didn't view the second-year back as anything more than organizational depth. At no point was there even a hint that he'd move higher than fourth on the depth chart, and the Eagles never dressed more than three backs in a game. With Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell suiting up for every game, and Boston Scott missing just a pair, that left very little for Sermon to do.
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  • Eagles' Trey Sermon: Clear of injury report

    Sermon isn't listed on the Eagles' initial injury report Wednesday. Sermon was inactive for Week 14 due to an illness, but he's since cleared the aliment and appears likely to suit up Sunday against Minnesota. However, the second-year running back hasn't played in a game since Week 5, so it's unlikely he sees the field in Week 15.
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  • Eagles' Trey Sermon: Questionable with illness

    Sermon (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at the Giants. Sermon has not played since Week 5, and his availability for Week 14 is now in jeopardy due to an unspecified illness. With Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott all healthy, Philadelphia's game plan shouldn't be changed much either way.
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  • Eagles' Trey Sermon: Healthy scratch again

    Sermon (coach's decision) was ruled inactive ahead of Thursday's game against the Texans. Sermon will be ruled a healthy scratch for the sixth time since joining the Eagles in early September. The second-year back was waived as part of the 49ers' final roster cuts in August, and he's logged two carries for 19 yards on eight offensive snaps so far in 2022. Sermon is unlikely to see much action while slotting in behind Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott this season.
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  • Eagles' Trey Sermon: Two carries in season debut

    Sermon rushed for 19 yards on two carries in his Eagles debut Sunday against the Jaguars. Sermon was inactive in each of the first three games of the season, but he got the chance to suit up Week 4 when Boston Scott's rib injury opened up the third running back spot. Sermon wasn't asked to play a significant role, seeing the field for just five offensive snaps. It likely will take at least one more injury ahead of him on the depth chart to have much fantasy relevance.
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  • Eagles' Trey Sermon: Expected to make team debut Sunday

    With Boston Scott (ribs) unlikely to play, Sermon is expected to make his Eagles debut Sunday against the Jaguars, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports. Sermon joined the Eagles following the initial 53-man roster deadline, but the second-year running back has been a healthy scratch for each of the first three games with his new squad. As a rookie with San Francisco last year, the 2021 third-round pick rushed 41 times for 167 yards and one score across nine appearances. It's unclear what his role with be during his debut, but Sermon will have a tough time garnering many touches behind Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell.
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  • Eagles' Trey Sermon: Sitting again Week 2

    Sermon (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game against the Vikings. Since joining the Eagles after roster cutdowns Sept. 1, Sermon has been a healthy scratch for both of the team's contests. This may be his reality without an injury to a member of the backfield, which is paced by Miles Sanders with Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott in reserve.
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  • Eagles' Trey Sermon: Inactive in Week 1

    Sermon (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Detroit. A third-round pick of the 49ers in 2021, Sermon was usurped by fellow rookie Elijah Mitchell when Raheem Mostert went down Week 1 last season. In the end, Sermon notched 44 touches in nine appearances as a rookie. While he survived cut-down day on Aug. 30, San Francisco waived him one day later, allowing the Eagles to scoop him up. Philadelphia does employ a run-heavy offense, but Sermon won't be available Week 1 while Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott man the team's backfield.
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  • Eagles' Trey Sermon: Claimed by Eagles

    The Eagles have claimed Sermon off waivers from the 49ers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The 49ers let the 2021 third-rounder go Wednesday, but Sermon, who Schefter suggests previously drew trade interest from Philadelphia, now is set to provide his new team with backfield depth behind Miles Sanders (hamstring), Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott.
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  • 49ers' Trey Sermon: Back in action

    Sermon carried the ball five times and gained eight yards in Saturday's 17-7 preseason win over the Vikings. He also caught one of his two targets for four yards. The positive news is that Sermon was able to suit up after hobbling off the practice field Thursday. He was also the first back on the field with both Elijah Mitchell (hamstring) and Jeff Wilson (rest) sidelined. However, Sermon showed little burst, as his longest rush went for only three yards. His potential role remains unclear, though he could be involved in the offense if Mitchell isn't ready for a Week 1 matchup against the Bears.
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  • 49ers' Trey Sermon: Injured in practice Thursday

    Sermon hobbled off the practice field Thursday due to an undisclosed injury, and the team has yet to provide an update on his status, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports. If Sermon's forced to miss practice time, it would be an ill-timed absence, as fellow second-year running back Elijah Mitchell (hamstring) is already sidelined, leaving Jeff Wilson and rookie Tyrion Davis-Price to soak up most of the snaps in practice. An update on Sermon's status will likely be provided prior to Saturday's preseason game in Minnesota.
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  • 49ers' Trey Sermon: Inefficient in preseason win

    Sermon rushed six times for 11 yards and brought in his only target for five yards in the 49ers' 28-21 preseason win over the Packers on Friday night. The 2021 third-round pick is coming off an underwhelming rookie season, and he didn't exactly get his second campaign off to a rousing start Friday. Sermon's 1.8 yards per carry was the lowest figure of any 49ers running back for the night, and he saw backfield mates JaMycal Hasty and Jordan Mason turn in far more efficient efforts. Sermon will aim to give a better accounting of himself in his bid for a roster spot when San Francisco takes on the Vikings in a road exhibition clash a week from Saturday night.
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  • 49ers' Trey Sermon: Shows up in good shape

    Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Sermon "is as yolked up as he can be" for the start of training camp, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports. Shanahan believes the 2021 third-round pick learned some lessons from a disappointing rookie season. Sermon mostly remained buried on the depth chart while fellow rookie Elijah Mitchell emerged as the starting running back, but there's an opportunity for Sermon to earn backup work this summer with the competition mainly consisting of veteran Jeff Wilson and rookie third-round pick Tyrion Davis-Price. Sermon seems to be off to a good start, at least when it comes to strength and conditioning. The practice field will be his real challenge, along with preseason games in the coming weeks.
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  • 49ers' Trey Sermon: Inactive Sunday

    Sermon is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Cowboys. Though Sermon was recently activated from injured reserve, he's the odd man out Sunday, with Elijah Mitchell, JaMycal Hasty and Jeff Wilson available to handle the 49ers' backfield duties in the team's playoff opener.
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