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NFL Fantasy Football: Week 5 best and worst picks

These are the Eagles players you should pick or avoid for 2015 NFL Week 5.

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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 Saints this weekend.

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QB: Sam Bradford was actually a decent buy last week. He had his best game of the season against Washington, having thrown for three touchdowns and zero interceptions. He even attempted -- and completed! -- some deep passes. FanDuel took notice of Bradford's performance and he's now the 10th most expensive quarterback. Bradford is a risky play. It's hard to have a lot of confidence in him and his offensive line is banged up. On the other hand, the Saints rank dead last in pass defense by Football Outsiders. He might be worth the chance.

RB: Philadelphia's offensive line is injured and struggling. It's hard to see the Eagles run game getting on back any time soon, and the Saints actually rank 12th best against the run. So it's probably a good idea to stay away from DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews for now. It's hard to rule out a Darren Sproles revenge game against New Orleans, so he might be in consideration as a No. 2 RB, but that's about it for this group.

WR: Bradford proved that he hates your fantasy team last week by throwing touchdowns to fantasy non-factors such as Riley Cooper and Miles Austin. Josh Huff only played a few snaps last week so he's definitely not a reliable option either. Once again, it comes down to Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor. Pick one and hope you're right.

TE: Brent Celek actually had a touchdown catch last week, but don't expect that to happen again any time soon. Despite not producing much, Zach Ertz is still playing more than Celek. Ertz did catch a touchdown last week that got called back, and he might start to play better as he continues to be removed from a late summer groin surgery. For now, he might not be worth picking.

K: Caleb Sturgis missed a 33-yard field goal and an extra point attempt last week. This wasn't even surprising because he's always been bad in the NFL. Don't take him.

DEF: Drew Brees has struggled this season but he looked good against the Dallas Cowboys last week. The Eagles defense is solid, but you might have better options out there than betting against Brees.


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