Thursday, June 26, 2014

Philadelphia Eagles Fantasy Football Outlook

Chip Kelly played Chip Kelly football as a rookie head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, and it worked! The Eagles lead the NFL in rushing yards, thanks to LeSean McCoy and were 9th in passing yards, thanks to the emergence of Nick Foles.  This season, there is no DeSean Jackson (Redskins) but they did acquire Darren Sproles.  How he will be used and how he will affect Shady McCoy is still yet to be known.  But we can all safely assume that the Eagles are going to produce quality fantasy football options.


Nick Foles

Foles started just 11 games for the Eagles, and thanks to a 7 TD day in Oakland, finished the season with 27 touchdowns to just 2 interceptions. While his numbers were great and translated nicely to fantasy football, in less than half of his appearances did he complete 20 passes or pass for more than 250 yards. But in fantasy the most important thing is scoring touchdowns. More valuable in Non-PPR leagues. We ranked him 7th in our QB Rankings.

Who Would You Rather Have - Nick Foles or Matt Ryan?

LeSean McCoy

Shady is one of the top 3 RBs in the NFL. McCoy flourished in Chip Kelly's offense, rushing for 1,607 yards, catching 52 passes for another 539 yards and scored 11 touchdowns. Equal value in all league formats. We ranked him 2nd in our RB rankings.

Darren Sproles

The Eagles traded for Sproles this Winter, and he is a perfect fit in the Eagles offense. The biggest question will be how he affects McCoy's value. More valuable in PPR leagues. We ranked him 36th in our RB rankings.

Jeremy Maclin

Maclin tore his ACL prior to pre-season football last year, so we have yet to see him play for Kelly.  He also has never caught a pass from Foles.  He has yet to catch 71 passes in his 4 full seasons, and has never eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving.  The Eagles will spread the ball around, so expecting Maclin's career averages of 64 receptions and 863 yards with 6 TDs is probably what you can expect.  More valuable in Non-PPR leagues.  We ranked him 37th in our WR Rankings.

Riley Cooper

5 of his 8 touchdowns last year came in back to back weeks.  8 TDs is still 8 TDs, but that doesn't make him a valuable, consistent fantasy option.  He also only totaled 47 receptions, catching 5 or more passes in just 2 games.  The addition of Sproles replaces DJax targets and Maclin just makes it more difficult for Cooper to play a bigger role this season.  More valuable in Non-PPR leagues.  We ranked him 38th in our WR Rankings.

Zach Ertz

Brent Celek may still be a member of the Eagles, but Ertz is the man in Kelly's offense.  Combined they have 106 targets (56 for Ertz), 68 receptions (36 for Ertz) and 10 touchdowns (6 for Celek).  Ertz was favored as a rookie and if he can take more of a 60/40 or even 70/30 split from Celek, we could be seeing a ton of value from a late round TE pick.  More valuable in Non-PPR leagues.  We ranked him 14th in our TE rankings.

A sleeper, rookie WR on the Eagles roster goes by the name of Jordan Matthews!

Fantasy Football Outlook


AFC EastAFC NorthAFC SouthAFC WestNFC EastNFC NorthNFC SouthNFC West
BillsBengalsColtsBroncosCowboysBearsBuccaneers49ers
DolphinsBrownsJaguarsChargersEaglesLionsFalconsCardinals
JetsRavensTexansChiefsGiantsPackersPanthersRams
PatriotsSteelersTitansRaidersRedskinsVikingsSaintsSeahawks


Recent Posts

MLB NBA NFL PGA

Follow Us on Twitter