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Eagles vs. Redskins Fantasy Football Guide

Josh Collacchi takes a look at the upcoming Eagles game and the fantasy implications

Rob Carr

The Eagles sit at 5-5 and are tied with the Dallas Cowboys for the division lead. Can the Birds win the division? Why not? The offense can score, the defense is playing well, and the Redskins, Cowboys, and Giants are not taking advantage of this weak division. This week the Eagles take on the Redskins and look to move into sole possession of first place with the Cowboys on a bye week.

Here is a look at this week's fantasy football guide for the Eagles-Redskins game.

Nick Foles - QB2

Robert Griffin III - QB2

Both of these quarterbacks are viable options this week, and chances are each of them are starting in your league. Griffin has not been a QB1 until last week, and with the Eagles defense playing better, do not expect a repeat performance. Nick Foles has 16 TD and zero interceptions this season, but only threw the ball 18 times last week. Will we see a similar game plan? Not likely as the Redskins secondary is porous. Get Foles into your lineups.

LeSean McCoy – RB1

Alfred Morris – RB2

Both McCoy and Morris should be starting in almost every single format, but do not expect Morris to blow up again this week. The Eagles run defense continues to be good after stopping Eddie Lacy last week. Lacy only ran for 73 yards on 24 carries and he is a lot better than Alfred Morris.

DeSean Jackson – WR1

Pierre Garçon – WR2

Both Jackson and Garçon should be active in all PPR formats, and with Garçon matching up with Cary Williams, he is a must start this week too. Expect each of these receivers to get their fair share of targets

Riley Cooper – WR2

Leonard Hankerson – WR4

Riley Cooper continues to be a star in fantasy with Nick Foles under center, and he should not be benched until proven otherwise. Hankerson may be worth a deep flier in some leagues, but only in a desperation move. Do not expect much from the former Hurricane.

Brent Celek – TE3

Jordan Reed – TE1

Jordan Reed is a legitimate TE1 for now and for the rest of the season. He is easily RG3's favorite target other than Garçon, and will see a ton of targets. Brent Celek is not worth owning or playing in fantasy football. Plus, he's been limited in practice this week with a hip injury.

Alex Henery – K2

Kai Forbath – K2

Both these kickers are worth starting this week, as both teams should move the ball. But with the Eagles success in the red zone under Foles, Henery's value has gone down. Forbath is a typical fantasy kicker, and if he is available on the waiver wire, pick him up as a one week replacement.

Eagles Defense/Special Teams – DST2

Redskins Defense/Special Teams – DST3

The Redskins defense should not be owned or started in any leagues as they continue to give up a large amount of yards and points. The Eagles defense has really improved since the start of the season, causing turnovers and getting sacks lately. Start them as a bye-week fill-in or as a streamer in a deep league.

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