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Eagles Offense Fantasy Football Projections: Way Too Early Edition

Josh Collacchi takes a look at what the Eagles offense has to offer as far as fantasy football is concerned.

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Last year, Chip Kelly and the Eagles made a lot of fantasy football players happy. More importantly, they made a lot of Eagles fans happy, as they scored a ton of points.

In essence, when Nick Foles took over, the Eagles became one of the best offenses in the NFL as far as points are concerned. In Foles' 10 starts, the Eagles scored three touchdowns or more in nine games. The Eagles scored 30 points or more five times under Foles, but the most astonishing part was that the Eagles had 6,676 yards of offense in 16 games. That is incredible.

This year, DeSean Jackson is no longer with the team, but Jeremy Maclin returns, and newly-drafted wide receivers Josh Huff and Jordan Matthews will surely have a role. In addition, the Eagles also traded for Darren Sproles, who can fill the role that Jackson played in the last few games when he was featured in the backfield.

Pairing them with returning weapons in Riley Cooper, Zach Ertz and Brent Celek and the Eagles will be one of the better offenses again this season.

Without further ado, your way too early fantasy projections for the Eagles this season:

Nick Foles

4400 yards and 36 touchdowns passing with 13 interceptions (remember, the Eagles face the Cardinals, Seahawks, and 49ers this season) 250 yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground.

Foles enters his third season with the benefit of a full offseason knowing he's the starter. Look for him to build off of his impressive 2013 performance.

LeSean McCoy

1500 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns, and 40 catches for 350 yards and three touchdowns through the air.

McCoy was the best running back in the league in 2013. He's a featured piece in Kelly's run-heavy offensive attack.

Darren Sproles

300 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and 50 catches for 475 yards and two touchdowns through the air.

Sproles isn't the running threat he once was but he's still a weapon in the passing attack. He could be dangerous on screen passes.

Riley Cooper

52 catches for 835 yards and seven touchdowns.

Cooper will start on the outside. He's developed a solid connection with Foles at quarterback.

Jeremy Maclin

57 catches for 875 yards and five touchdowns.

Maclin returns from his ACL injury as a starter on the outside. Like Cooper, there's evidence Maclin has a good chemistry with Foles.

Jordan Matthews

45 catches for 600 yards and five touchdowns.

Matthews will likely be the Eagles starting slot receiver. Matthews won't be asked to carry the offense like he was required to at Vanderbilt. With less attention on him, he could be even more effective in the NFL.

Josh Huff

21 catches for 275 yards and two touchdowns.

Huff won't be much of an immediate contributor on offense as he will be on special teams. The Eagles will still find a way to get him some targets.

Zach Ertz

45 catches for 500 yards and six touchdowns.

Expect Ertz to build on a solid rookie season.

Brent Celek

38 catches for 400 yards and three touchdowns.

Celek is used more so as a blocker but his YAC numbers were higher than ever last season.


Remember: the Eagles will likely spread the wealth to fill the void of DeSean Jackson, which will frustrate some fantasy owners, but Nick Foles and LeSean McCoy are still top-tier fantasy options at their positions.

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