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NFL Fantasy Football: Week 9 best and worst picks

These are the Eagles players you should pick or avoid for 2015 NFL Week 9.

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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.

So if 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 Cowboys this week. The last time these two teams met, the Eagles could barely get anything going on offense. Will things be different this time around?

QB: Sam Bradford is coming off one of the better performances of the season against a tough Panthers defense. Bradford hasn't been very good this season, so that isn't saying much. Bradford has tended to look better in the second half of games this year. Maybe he'll look better during the second half of the season? Yeah ... that's probably a stretch. Don't play Bradford until further notice.

RB: DeMarco Murray rushed for TWO YARDS against the Dallas defense in Week 2. The good news is he's playing better since then. The bad news is the Eagles' offensive line is banged up heading into this one with Jason Peters out. Ryan Mathews is dealing with a groin injury and has been ruled questionable to play, which could mean the Eagles will be forced to rely on Murray. Mathews has been productive than Murray, but Murray still leads the team in touches. With Mathews' status uncertain and Murray looking for revenge, maybe consider playing him. The Dallas defense ranks 20th in run defense, according to Football Outsiders. The Cowboys are giving up the fifth most fantasy points on average to opposing running backs.

WR: Do you think it's possible the Eagles learned how to catch a football during the bye week? If so, maybe you have some hope for Jordan Matthews. Rookie first round pick Nelson Agholor is likely set to make his return after missing two games. I'd stay away from this group as well, but are the only guys worth consideration.

TE: The Eagles offense has been most successful this season when utilizing two tight end sets. Zach Ertz has played the most snaps of any skill player in recent weeks, so usage isn't a problem. Now it's about Bradford being able to find him. Dallas used impressive rookie Byron Jones on Ertz in Week 2, so this might not be a great play if the Cowboys continue to do that.

K: Caleb Sturgis has actually been better than expected ever since getting off to a horrible start. It's still hard to trust the Eagles offense to score a lot of points, though, so there are better kicker options out there.

DEF: This unit is the best play. Philadelphia's defense ranks No. 3 overall by Football Outsiders coming off a week of rest thanks to the bye. The Eagles force turnovers and Matt Cassel turns the ball over, so this seems like an easy pick.


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