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QB: Nick Foles is out again so Mark Sanchez will get the start. Sanchez was ranked 23rd last week but has been moved up to 20th this week. Sanchez has performed well in a small sample size so there is some potential bargain value here. With that said, it's a risky pick until he proves he can play well consistently. Green Bay isn't weak against the pass so there are probably safer options than Sanchez.
RB: LeSean McCoy was a complete non-factor against the Carolina Panthers last week. The Eagles run game really struggled to get going since Carolina kept an extra man in the box and dared Philadelphia to attack through the air. Though that strategy didn't end up working for the Panthers, it's one that the Packers might try to replicate given that their secondary is more well-equipped to handle the pass. With that said, I think Chip Kelly is really eager to get back to a successful running game. If that means forcing the issue a little bit, it just might happen. McCoy has dropped all the way down to 11th and is certainly worth a look. Darren Sproles, as usual, is worth RB2 consideration given the fact he's capable of such explosive plays.
WR: Jeremy Maclin has been on fire in recent weeks but cooled off a little bit in Week 10. He's priced at sixth overall this week. As I predicted last week, rookie slot receiver Jordan Matthews was targeted early and often by Sanchez. It's clear the two have a great chemistry. It looks like Fanduel hasn't caught onto this potential trend yet because Matthews is only the 51st most expensive wide receiver. Go out and get him because he's a steal.
TE: Zach Ertz has dropped down to being the 21st most expensive tight end. He just hasn't been able to get on the field due to Brent Celek outperforming him. Ertz's playing time doesn't look like it's going to increase dramatically any time soon with Celek also coming alive as a pass-catcher. Sanchez really targeted Celek more often than Foles had earlier in this season. It remains to be seen if that success will continue, but Celek could actually be worth a look here.
K: This one has the makings of a shoot-out so Cody Parkey (who was interviewed on BGN Radio this week, by the way) makes sense here. One note: Parkey doesn't have a lot of experience kicking in the cold so that might be a factor. But until there's proof that he struggles in cold weather, it's hard to project.
DEF: Look, the Eagles defense is legit. But this is Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, and Randall Cobb. At Lambeau. Just stay away.
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