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NFL Fantasy Football: Week 4 best and worst picks

These are the Eagles players you should pick or avoid for 2015 NFL Week 4.

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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 Washington this week.

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QB: There are 14 quarterbacks more expensive than Sam Bradford. At this point, it's hard to have a lot of confidence in Philadelphia's quarterback. To put it simply ... he just looks bad. He's been inaccurate and he isn't seeing the field well. He's not even attempting deep passes. It's really hard to rely on him right now. Maybe Bradford will get back on track against Washington's suspect secondary, especially with DeAngelo Hall ruled out and Chris Culliver banged up. But I won't believe it until I see it. Stay away for now.

RB: DeMarco Murray has been ruled questionable heading into this week's game after sitting out last week to due to a hamstring tweak. Murray is the eighth most expensive running back and there's just no way you can pick him. Even if he's healthy and plays, Murray has mightily struggled to produce this season. To make matters worse for him, he's going up against a tough Washington run defense. Stay away from Murray. Meanwhile, Ryan Mathews is the 40th most expensive rusher. Definitely take a flyer on him. Even if Murray plays, the Eagles might look to get Mathews involved after his solid Week 3 performance. Darren Sproles is always a player to keep an eye on as well.

WR: Jordan Matthews was the only Eagles wide receiver to catch a pass last week. Nelson Agholor was targeted four times but finished with no receptions. It's really hard to trust the Eagles' passing game right now, so Matthews is really the only viable option. The likes of Josh Huff, Miles Austin, and Riley Cooper are barely worth mentioning at this point.

TE: Zach Ertz had a HUGE game the last time Philadelphia played Washington last year. While it's unlikely he'll catch 15 passes again, perhaps the Eagles could look to utilize him in this matchup. Ertz is the 16th most expensive tight end so he might be worth the risk relative to value. It feels like he's bound for a big game sooner or later ... right?

K: Caleb Sturgis is Philadelphia's new kicker now that Cody Parkey is out for the year. As of this post, Fanduel hasn't yet added him to their kicker options. You're probably best off avoiding him, anyway. Sturgis is a mere 77.5% field goal kicker for his career and the Eagles' offense is struggling to move the ball and score right now.

DEF: The Eagles' defense is legit. It ranks No. 5 overall by Football Outsiders. Philadelphia allows a mere 3.1 yards per rush attempt, which is the best rate in the league. The Eagles will be challenged by Washington's run game but there's reason to be confident in this group. There are nine more defenses more expensive than the Eagles' defense, so it's also a reasonable value.


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