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NFL Fantasy Football: Week 5 best and worst Eagles picks

These are the Eagles players you should pick or avoid for NFL Week 5.

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SB Nation has partnered with FanDuel, which is a daily and one-week fantasy game. It's like your regular fantasy football leagues in that you pick players to represent your team and they put up points based on their stats. Where it's different is that you're not drafting the players. You're starting with a given amount of money and purchasing the players based on their prices. It's like playing fantasy but with a salary cap and you can win money each week. It's pretty cool.

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 St. Louis Rams this week. Philadelphia struggled to score a single offensive point against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4 so they'll be looking to get back on track against a Rams defense that allows the third most rushing yards per game.

QB: Nick Foles is the ninth most expensive quarterback. Foles has only played one good game in four attempts this season and the Rams are allowing the third least amount of passing yards per game. I would avoid Foles here until he proves he can be more consistent.

RB: If there was ever a week for the Eagles run game to break out of its slump, this would be it. As previously mentioned, St. Louis struggles to stop the run. Star running back LeSean McCoy has dropped to being the seventh most expensive running back. He could be worth the risk. Fellow running back Darren Sproles could make sense in RB2 territory.

WR: Jeremy Maclin has been the bright spot of the Eagles' wide receiving corps this season. He ranks as the ninth most expensive wide receiver, and he's easily the best choice of Philadelphia's receiving options. The problem is if Foles continues to struggle, Maclin's numbers will consequently suffer. The same could be said for Jordan Matthews and Riley Cooper against this St. Louis pass defense. Matthews might be the most economical choice.

TE: Zach Ertz has dropped to being the 15th most expensive tight end. That's a bargain. Get him. Stay away from Brent Celek.

K: Cody Parkey's price dropped this week after not having had much of a chance to score points last week due to a sluggish Eagles offense. If you expect Philadelphia to rebound, pick up Parkey.

DEF: The Eagles defense ranks as the third most expensive. It's a tempting buy because the Eagles are facing an inexperienced starter in quarterback Austin Davis. Philadelphia also looked relatively solid against the 49ers' offense last week and even recorded 4 sacks. This feels like a boom or bust pick.


Editor's Note: SB Nation's partner FanDuel is hosting a $350,000 Fantasy Football Contest for Week 5's NFL games. It's only $10 to join and first place wins $30,000. Starts Sunday, October 5th at 1pm ET. Here's the link. FYI: These are just my opinions and FanDuel gave me money to play.

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