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So now that you're interested in checking it out, I'm here to guide you with who you should/shouldn't pick to be in your fantasy lineup as far as Philadelphia Eagles players are concerned. The Eagles are scheduled to play the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football this week. It's a huge game with big implications.
QB: Nick Foles is still highly priced despite recent struggles. He ranks 8th overall among quarterbacks. I would still lean towards avoiding Foles unless you think this is the week he finally breaks his slump and comes up big.
RB: LeSean McCoy and the Eagles running game showed signs of life in Week 5. Philadelphia was facing a poor St. Louis run defense but it's still somewhat of an encouraging sign. Perhaps this is the week McCoy breaks out. The star running back usually shows up in prime-time and especially against division rivals. It's far from a safe pick, however.
WR: Jeremy Maclin is the 9th most expensive receiver. If you're going to take an Eagles receiver, he's obviously the safe bet. He gets the majority of Foles' targets. Rookie slot receiver Jordan Matthews continues to be a potential bargain buy. Riley Cooper isn't worth taking but that could change if he continues to make catches in the redzone like he did last week.
TE: Zach Ertz has seen his value drop to 13th. Ertz's playing time has recently decreased due to his lesser blocking ability compared to that of Brent Celek and James Casey. Taking Ertz is a little risky if the Eagles choose to neglect him in order to get the run game going. Otherwise, he could be had at a good value going against New York's linebackers.
K: There's no reason why you shouldn't take Cody Parkey.
DEF: While the Eagles defense has forced a turnover in 18 straight games, they're going up against a Giants unit that has put up an average of 35 points in the last three weeks. It might be best to avoid here unless you think Eli Manning is going to implode.
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