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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 Dallas Cowboys this week on Sunday Night Football.
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QB: Mark Sanchez is coming off a rough outing against the Seahawks. The good thing for him is that the Dallas defense is nowhere near Seattle's level. Sanchez proved capable of having success against the Cowboys in Week 13 -- both through the air and on the ground. There are 17 quarterbacks more expensive than Sanchez. I think he's a bargain here.
RB: Sanchez wasn't the only player to have a good outing against Dallas. Sunday Night Football is always LeSean McCoy's night to shine and this week shouldn't be much different. There are seven running backs more expensive than McCoy. Getting him at that cost is a steal. Look elsewhere before you decide to pick Darren Sproles. He's been limited in recent weeks. Or maybe that just means he'll break out again on Sunday?
WR: Jeremy Maclin has dropped to 14th. Sanchez may not be finding Maclin on the deep ball like Nick Foles was but he's still targeting Maclin fairly often. Maclin was targeted 10 times in the last meeting between these two teams and went for 108 yards. Maclin seems like a safe bet. Jordan Matthews is still Sanchez's favorite target inside the numbers so he makes sense as well. Riley Cooper... no.
TE: Zach Ertz only played four less snaps than Brent Celek did against the Seahawks. With that in mind, Ertz wasn't even targeted once against Dallas in Week 13. Ertz seems like a risky play.
K: Cody Parkey is still dealing with a groin injury. Some of his kickoffs have been short but his field goals seem to be fine. If the Eagles offense continues to struggle in the red zone, Parkey makes a lot of sense. Or even if just for the PAT kicks, because this should be a game where the Eagles score points.
DEF: Only three defenses are more expensive than Philadelphia's unit. There shouldn't be much qualm about the Eagles limiting DeMarco Murray. Their run defense is legit. It's the Eagles pass defense that could be a little concerning with a more rested Tony Romo and Dez Bryant on the slate. I don't think the Eagles defense is a bad pick here, but there might be safer options for your money.