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QB: Sam Bradford was the 18th most expensive quarterback heading into last week. As expected, he looked a little rusty in his first NFL start since 2013. It's clear there were some communication issues with him and his pass catchers at times. This week, Bradford ranks 17th. He's worth the upside here, especially with him going against a Dallas defense that's missing some of their best pass rushers.
RB: I typically advise against picking DeMarco Murray because of how the Eagles rotate their running backs but I can't help but feel the former Cowboys rusher is going to have a huge game against his old team. He's going to want to stick it to them. The Eagles got away from the run game last week and they know they need to get back on track. Look for them to force feed it to Murray early and often. The Eagles will also get Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles involed. The latter was a big weapon in the passing attack and definitely could be a RB2 target.
WR: Jordan Matthews was the 27th most expensive wide receiver heading into last week. As expected, he was a bargain. Matthews finished with the 13th most points. It's an easy call. Outside of Matthews, the Eagles' wide receiving options aren't all that enticing. Nelson Agholor really failed to stand out in Week 1. Josh Huff was very quiet. Miles Austin had a chance to make a big play but couldn't hold on. Riley Cooper got a few targets but didn't do anything special. For now it's really just Matthews here and a whole lot of nothing else when it comes to fantasy. Agholor is the guy to take a risk on, if anyone.
TE: Zach Ertz surpassed Brent Celek in Week 1. The third-year tight end played despite being in limited all week in practice leading up to the game. He wasn't listed on the injury report this week so perhaps he's closer to 100%. Ertz is the 22nd most expensive tight end so he's a potential bargain here. Trey Burton is off the radar now that Ertz is healthy, by the way.
K: Cody Parkey missed a 44-yard field goal that would have given the Eagles the lead over the Falcons. He struggled with some misses in the preseason and late last year, so he's hardly automatic right now. Chip Kelly insists he's confident in Parkey, but there might be safer kicker options out there.
DEF: Philadelphia's defense could be a sneaky play this week. Dallas is missing one of their starting offensive guards and the Eagles' front seven arguably matches up well against their run game. When it comes to the passing attack, the Cowboys are missing Dez Bryant. It's hard to feel great about the Eagles' defense considering they got torched by the Falcons, so I'd stay away if there are better options. Otherwise, maybe it's worth the risk.
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