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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. The Philadelphia Eagles are playing the Buffalo Bills this week.
QB: The Bills allow the 15th most points to opposing quarterbacks, which is about league average. Sam Bradford's numbers from his last three starts are decent: 57/85 (67.1%), 4 TD, 0 INT, 105.6 rating. He did have a few sure interceptions dropped by the Patriots, however. It's still hard to trust Bradford to play really well. There are better fantasy quarterback options out there.
RB: It'll be interesting to see how the running back rotation shakes out this week. DeMarco Murray only played 14 snaps against the Patriots and reportedly expressed frustrations about his playing time to Jeffrey Lurie. Chip Kelly suggested Murray's low usage was due to a specific matchup against the Patriots, but it's no secret that Murray has been the Eagles' least effective running back. Ryan Mathews is returning to the field on Sunday for the first time since Week 11. Kelly suggested Mathews will be eased back in so it's hard to count on him for a big performance. Darren Sproles might be the best play here. He got a lot of touches against New England as both a runner and a receiver. Kenjon Barner is a name to keep an eye on moving forward but not a safe option in your lineup right now.
WR: Jordan Matthews is always the best option out of the Eagles' receivers. The other ones just aren't reliable enough.
TE: Buffalo allows the 11th least points to opposing tight ends. Zach Ertz scored his first touchdown of the season (that wasn't called back due to penalty, at least) against New England. Ertz played the most snaps of any skill player and Bradford targeted him four times. I can't say he's a surefire pick.
K: Caleb Sturgis? Nope.
DEF: The Eagles defense rebounded last week after looking downright disgraceful in Week 11 and Week 12. There are reasons for optimism with this unit. At the same time, the Bills have some nice offensive weapons. LeSean McCoy is going to want to have a big day. Sammy Watkins is a big weapon. Tyrod Taylor throws a nice deep ball and can make things happen as a runner. There are probably better defenses to rely on.
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