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Fantasy Football Week 1: Which Eagles Should I Start?

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Carson? No. Alshon? No. The Defense? Maybe??

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

In addition to looking around the league, each week, here at BGN, we are going to take a look at what Eagles players you should be starting or sitting. Since bringing Head Coach Doug Pederson aboard, this offense has become very difficult to project from an individual production standpoint so we will do our best to guide you down the path of fantasy righteousness while using your favorite players.

Nick Foles: SIT

Unless you’re in a 2QB league, don’t waste your time starting the Super Bowl MVP in week 1 (that was a weird sentence to type). (QB2)

Jay Ajayi: START

Without Matt Jones LeGarrette Blount, Ajayi’s share of touches should only go up. While Ajayi may never be the fantasy asset he was in 2016 for Miami, he should be a solid RB2 to have on your roster throughout the season. (RB2)

Corey Clement: SIT

Someday he will be a starter (looking at you Joshhhhhhhhhhhhhh and fellow Clement Fan Club members) but not quite yet. Until we see his role in the offense it’s too hard to predict what he’ll do for your team. (RB4/5)

Darren Sproles: SIT

See Corey Clement above (RB4/5)

Nelson Agholor: START

Agholor seems to be valued in the high end WR3/FLEX territory coming into week 1 but after showing dramatic improvement throughout 2017, it doesn’t seem so far fetched to think he will show up ready to play in week 1. (WR2)

Mike Wallace: SIT

Mike Wallace is the replacement for Torrey Smith in terms of the top Philly Streaming WR option in likeable match-ups. This game is not one of those instances. (WR5)

Zach Ertz: START

Zach Ertz has finally entered the “Always Start” category for Tight Ends. Even with Foles behind center, Ertz will get plenty of targets (TE1)

Dallas Goedert: SIT

If you are already desperate for a streaming TE option, Goedert is a touchdown dependent option. Without Alshon in the lineup, Goedert should benefit more than any other player in terms of his chances to score a redzone TD. However, for most people, this gamble is too rich for my blood in week 1. (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: SIT

This one may surprise you, but the Falcons are one of the more potent offenses that Philadelphia will face this year and Julio Jones has been known to shred the Eagles’ secondary from time to time. (DST1/2)

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. If you ask a question, please state the number of teams in your league and whether your league is PPR or 0.5 PPR, 2 QB, IDP, or something else that isn’t somewhat standard rules. While I’m far from an expert, I spend way too much of my time reading about fantasy projections and researching trends. I don’t offer guarantees here, but then again, unless you’re going to split your winnings, I think we’re even. GO BIRDS!!