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Fantasy Football Week 2: Which Eagles Should I Start?

Still no Carson

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Earlier in the week we looked at some of the best start and sit options throughout the NFL, but in preparation of the Eagles week 2 match up against the Bucs, lets take a more Eagles-centric look at some of your fantasy options:

Nick Foles: SIT

For the second week in a row, QB Carson Wentz has been declared out as he recovers from his knee injury. Also, for the second straight week, I’m going to have to recommend you avoid Mr. Foles. (QB3)

Jay Ajayi: START

Ajayi finished week 1 with the 10th most points among running backs in standard leagues (13th in PPR). Ajayi was not targeted in the passing game but as long as he is getting 15+ carries a game, he remains a high upside RB2. (RB2)

Corey Clement: SIT

Clement had just 5 carries in week 1 to pair with 0 targets. The talented young player looked good in his limited opportunities but as long as he is behind Sproles and Ajayi on the depth chart, he’s is not worth rostering. (RB4/5)

Nelson Agholor: START

Agholor was targeted 10 times in week 1 which is a very good sign moving forward. Unfortunately he didn’t find the endzone and he wasn’t able to break any play big, but with consistent volume, he will have more good weeks than bad. Keep starting ‘ol Nellie. (WR2)

Mike Wallace: SIT

Wallace was one of just 7 active wide receivers to record 0 fantasy points in week 1. One of these weeks he’ll catch a deep pass for a touchdown and get added in a bunch of leagues, but unless you can correctly predict which week that’ll be, he is not worth fantasy consideration. (WR5)

Zach Ertz: START

Ertz had a disappointing first week but is still considered a top 5 tight end in my book. He’ll bounce back. (TE1)

Dallas Goedert: SIT

Goedert almost made one heck of a touchdown catch in week 1. As we said last week in this article, he should be considered a touchdown dependent streaming option with a slightly higher ceiling as long as Alshon Jeffery is out. With that said, you likely have a better starting option on your roster. (TE2/3)

Jake Elliott: START

The second year player is a starting kicker in most formats. Doug’s aggressive play calling will take points away from him at times, but Doug’s high scoring offense will give those points back and more. (K1)

Eagles Defense & Special Teams: START

The DST unit finished week 1 as the 15th highest scoring unit in the league. This week, however, they should fair much better. Ryan Fitzpatrick was damn near perfect last week and there is no way in hell he can replicate that performance. Look for the Eagles D to feast on Ryan Fitzpatrick as he comes back down to earth. (DST1)

As with any Fantasy Football Article, if you have any roster specific questions feel free to get at me on the twitter machine (@LeeSifford) or in the comments below and I will answer to the best of my ability.

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