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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 set to travel out west to face the San Francisco 49ers this week. The 49ers enter this game with a defense is missing key pieces (see: NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith) but has still allowed just the 5th least yards in the NFL at 936. On the other hand, San Francisco ranks 16th in points per game allowed with 22.7. Philadelphia, meanwhile, enters this game averaging the fifth best yards per game at 419 and second best points per game of 33.7.
QB: Nick Foles is the seventh most expensive quarterback. Foles stepped up in Week 3 and played a great game despite dealing with pain. Foles will probably have to step up yet again if Philadelphia's run game continues to struggle. Foles is a decent bet against this 49ers secondary. San Francisco has failed to get a consistent pass rush while missing the likes or A. Smith and Bowman.
RB: The Eagles' trademark running game just hasn't been it's normal self this year. Philadelphia's backup offensive line hasn't opened enough holes for star rusher LeSean McCoy. Due to McCoy's lack of production, he has been dropped down to the ninth most expensive player overall and the third most expensive running back. McCoy seems like a risky pick, especially against the stout 49ers run defense. It might just be best to hold off here.
WR: Look at Jeremy Maclin finally getting some respect: eighth most expensive wide receiver overall. Maclin had a big game against Washington and that could continue this week. Jordan Matthews is also getting some more respect, and he might be the better bargain. Avoid Riley Cooper yet again.
TE: Zach Ertz didn't flash so much in Week 3 but he still remains a very legitimate threat in Philadelphia's pass attack. Ertz has top tight end potential without having to pay the full price. Continue to avoid Brent Celek, who has only caught three passes for 15 yards this season.
K: Cody Parkey is a boss. He currently leads all NFL players in points scored. Only five kickers are more expensive than the promising rookie. Parkey is worth the price.
DEF: Somehow Philadelphia's defense is priced as the seventh most expensive. The Eagles struggled in Week 3 so this probably isn't a smart buy.
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