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Philadelphia Eagles Fantasy Football: Best and worst picks for NFL Week 2

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These are the Eagles players you should pick or avoid for NFL Week 2.

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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. As you're well aware, the Eagles play the Indianapolis Colts this week and Philadelphia enters the game as road underdogs. Still, the Colts don't have a shutdown defense by any means. The Eagles should score points.

QB: So... Nick Foles. There's just no way he can be as bad as he was against Jacksonville. I actually expect him to bounce back strong as he's been able to do in the past. Foles is the 10th most expensive quarterback but he's probably worth it. Other players might be avoiding Foles due to his Week 1 struggles so now's the time to buy low.

RB: Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy is tied for the fourth most expensive overall player. He's the most expensive ball carrier. McCoy is always going to produce but it'll be interesting to see how the injuries along Philadelphia's offensive line affect his rushing numbers. It's a little risky. Darren Sproles only rushed for 22 yards on 10 rushing attempts outside of his 49-yard career-long touchdown run against the Jaguars. He's a better value in a PPR league.

WR: Eagles wide receivers were running wide open against the Jaguars, but for whatever reason Foles couldn't get the ball to them. Since I'm already predicting a Foles bounce-back it makes sense to be high on the receivers as well. Jeremy Maclin is the top option. Stay away from Riley Cooper for now. Definitely go after Jordan Matthews given the low cost he's listed at.

TE: The Colts allowed Broncos tight end Julius Thomas to catch 7 receptions on 8 targets for 104 yards (14.9 average) and 3 touchdowns. It could be a big game for emerging second-year tight end Zach Ertz, who finished with 3 receptions for 77 yards and 1 touchdown in Week 1. Brent Celek is a solid yet unspectacular bargain-bin option.

K: It's still early, but so far, so good for rookie Cody Parkey. He's a perfect 7-7 on field goals in his NFL career so far, including the preseason. He was 2-2 in Week 1. He's worth a shot.

DEF: The Eagles defense impressed in Week 1 when the unit wasn't working on short fields due to offensive turnovers. The third down defense was especially improved from 2013. The Colts are likely going to score some points so there might be better options. I think Philadelphia's defense is an average option given where it's priced.

Editor's Note: SB Nation's partner FanDuel is hosting a $1,000,000 Fantasy Football Contest for Week 1's NFL games. It's only $25 to join and first place wins $100,000. Starts Sunday, September 7th at 1pm ET. Here's the link. FYI: These are just my opinions and Fanduel gave me money to play.