SB Nation has partnered with FanDuel, which is a daily and one-week fantasy game. It's like your regular fantasy football leagues in that you pick players to represent your team and they put up points based on their stats. Where it's different is that you're not drafting the players. You're starting with a given amount of money and purchasing the players based on their prices. It's like playing fantasy but with a salary cap and you can win money each week. It's pretty cool.
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 Jacksonville Jaguars this week and Philadelphia enter the game as heavy favorites. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Eagles score a lot of points.
QB: Nick Foles is tied for the 7th most expensive quarterback. I was going to suggest you look for a better bargain but after looking at some of the names under him: Robert Griffin III, Tony Romo, Matt Ryan... maybe Foles is the safer bet. Especially going against the Jaguars.
RB: LeSean McCoy is the 2nd most expensive running back and the 4th most expensive overall player. He's worth every penny. Darren Sproles is just a few spots under Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart. Sproles will have a limited role so Gerhart, who is starting for Jacksonville, is obviously the better buy.
WR: I found it surprising to see that Jeremy Maclin ranked lower than both Riley Cooper and Jordan Matthews. Last time Maclin played versus the Jaguars was back in 2010, which is a long time ago now, but he caught 4 passes for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns. Maclin being the cheapest of this trio makes him an obvious buy.
TE: Zach Ertz, the second-year emerging talent, is obviously a good value pick based on where he's listed. Ertz could wreak havoc in the middle of the field. Take advantage of him while he's still relatively cheap and before other people start to catch on. Brent Celek is even less expensive than Ertz. The veteran is still a starter and he's a threat to score in the red-zone.
K: Cody Parkey is actually tied for the 7th most expensive kicker. The Eagles will probably score a lot of points so he could be worth it. Then again, he's unproven and I have to think there's a more reliable option out there at a lower cost.
DEF: The Eagles defense is less expensive than I thought it would be. I know the Eagles defense is far from perfect but the Jaguars offense was terrible last season. Philly's defense is going up against Chad Henne, who turned the ball over 16 times in 921 snaps in 2013. They're definitely worth a look here. Meanwhile, Jacksonville's defense ranks dead last. Obviously don't pick them.
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.