Seven touchdowns. Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles scored SEVEN touchdowns this past week. Hopefully you started all the Eagles on your fantasy teams, including Riley Cooper who scored three this week. Once Nick Foles got into a rhythm, there was no stopping that Eagles offense last week. This week the Eagles face the Green Bay Packers without Aaron Rodgers. No one is expecting seven touchdowns again, but the Eagles offense and defense may be viable fantasy options this week.
Here is a look at this week's fantasy football guide for the Eagles-Packers game.
Nick Foles - QB2 (Top Tier Bye-Week Replacement)
Seneca Wallace - QB3
Nick Foles was perfect on Sunday, completing 22-28 passes for over 400 yards and seven touchdowns. There is nothing he could have done better, and he was rewarded with a perfect 158.3 passer rating. Foles has been great when healthy this season, and has thrown for 1028 yards and 13 touchdowns in 14 quarters of play. Start Nick Foles this week as a premier bye week replacement, and he should be a top ten fantasy play again this week against the Packers secondary. Seneca Wallace completed 11 passes in four quarters on monday night, and whoever is named the starter for the Packers should be avoided this week in fantasy football. The Packers showed last night why Aaron Rodgers is one of the more valuable players in the NFL, as that offense became one-dimensional after his injury.
LeSean McCoy – RB1
Eddie Lacy – RB1
Shady McCoy and Eddie Lacy are two of the premier fantasy football running backs this season, and should be started in all formats every week. McCoy leads the NFL in rushing, and is still the focus of the Eagles offense. Eddie Lacy has received over 20 touches in every game since his return, and has amassed double digit fantasy points in all of them. The Eagles defense is very good against the run, but Lacy will be the feature of the Packers offense this week and should be in for a big day.
DeSean Jackson – WR2
Jordy Nelson – WR1
DeSean Jackson is second in the NFL as far as receiving yards, and continues to be a must start for fantasy purposes as a top tier WR2. Jordy Nelson is one of the better receivers in football, and despite the Aaron Rodgers injury, he should still be considered a WR1. Nelson had one third of the completions on Monday night last week, and whoever starts at quarterback for the Packers will look his way all game long.
Riley Cooper – WR2
James Jones – WR3
I was glad to be wrong about the Eagles receiving corp last week, as Cooper scored three touchdowns in his best game as an Eagle. In games Nick Foles has started, Cooper has had no less than 86 yards. Until someone stops the two of them, Cooper is a WR2. This is a big jump from last week, but the numbers do not lie. With Foles at the helm, Riley Cooper has over 300 yards and 4 touchdowns in three games. James Jones is also a WR2 with Aaron Rodgers at the helm, but with the star quarterback sidelined, Jones is downgraded to a WR3.
Brent Celek – TE3
Andrew Quarless – TE3
Neither Quarless or Celek should be starting for you in fantasy football, but Brent Celek may find the endzone again this week should you need a bye week fill in.
Alex Henery – K2
Mason Crosby – K1
Alex Henery did not see much action last week because the Eagles offense scored a touchdown every time the team was in field goal range. This week could be a similar situation, as Nick Foles has been very good in the red zone so far this season. Mason Crosby remains one of the best starts in fantasy this season as the Packers offense always moves the ball. Look for him to get at least two field goal opportunities this weekend.
Eagles Defense/Special Teams – DST1
Packers Defense/Special Teams – DST2
Normally, the Eagles defense is not a great start in fantasy football. But since the unit has been playing very well lately, and since Aaron Rodgers is unlikely to play the Eagles defense is a viable fantasy option this week. With Vinny Curry playing more snaps the sack total has been up, and Seneca Wallace or whoever starts for the Packers is likely to turn the ball over as backup quarterbacks in the NFL tend to do.