Despite the Eagles being picked apart and defeated by the Minnesota Vikings, the fantasy football output was still a positive one. Nick Foles was among the top fantasy quarterbacks for the week, LeSean McCoy put forth a good PPR scoring week, and DeSean Jackson was among the top fantasy options at wide receiver. Unfortunately, the Vikings options were just as valuable. The Eagles have a huge test this week going against one of the best offenses in the NFL, and the the best wide receiever tandem in the NFL at the moment in Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall. This game has the makings of a shootout, which is perfect for those of us in our fantasy championships.
Here is a look at this week's fantasy football guide for the Eagles-Bears game.
Nick Foles - QB1
Jay Cutler - QB1
Nick Foles and Jay Cutler could be in position to win a lot of fantasy championships this weekend, as each of them will be starting in leagues all over the country. I am starting both of them in various leagues, and it would be wise to do so yourselves. Foles has been a top 5 fantasy quarterback since he has taken over, and is a must start each week. Jay Cutler is a great option this week, as the Eagles secondary was horrific last week, and he has two of the best weapons in the NFL. Expect over 300 yards and a few touchdowns for each of these gunslingers.
LeSean McCoy – RB1
Matt Forte - RB1
Neither of these running backs should be sitting in any leagues or any format. Especially this week. The Bears can not stop the run, and Shady McCoy is the NFL's leading rusher. A match made in heaven for fantasy owners. Matt Forte is one of, if not the best pass catching running back in the NFL, and the Eagles linebackers will not be able to contain him. Forte and McCoy should each get well over 100 yards from scrimmage and continue to be two of the best players in fantasy football this season.
DeSean Jackson – WR1
Brandon Marshall - WR1
Riley Cooper – WR2
Alshon Jeffery - WR1
The talent at the wide receiver position in this game is incredible. Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery pose two of the biggest matchup problems in the NFL, and DeSean Jackson is unstoppable one on one with nearly anyone in the open field. Not to mention Riley Cooper, who is slowly but surely cementing himself as one of the better physical receivers in the NFC East. Each player could have over 100 yards this Sunday, and all four of them are recommended starts, with Marshall, Jeffery, and Jackson as must starts.
Zach Ertz – TE2
Martellus Bennett - TE2
Ertz and Bennett have been very productive of late, and are good options for those of us who do not have Jimmy Graham or Vernon Davis. Ertz has three touchdowns in his last three games, and is becoming a staple in the red zone for the Eagles. Martellus Bennett is a matchup nightmare and with Jay Cutler back, his targets and production will increase each and every week. If I need a TE2, these are two of my top options this week.
Alex Henery – K2
Robbie Gould - K2
Both Henery and Gould have been inconsistent of late in terms of fantasy points, but both have the ability to get eight or more points each week in each of their respective offenses. In the championship game, there are safer kicking options available, but you could do worse than Henery and Gould
Eagles Defense/Special Teams – DST2
Bears Defense/Special Teams – DST2
Both the Eagles and Bears defenses have the potential to score double digit fantasy points each week, but with each team facing a very good offense, they are not recommended options for this week. Each team may accrue some sacks and a turnover, but should your league deduct points for points and yards allowed, be weary of starting either one of these defenses.
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