This week, the Eagles are traveling to what just might be their favorite stadium in the world this week. That’s right, the Eagles are returning to the same field where they hoisted the Lombardi Trophy just a couple years ago. This time, however, it’s to face Karl Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings. In a game that features two stout defensive lines, both passing games should prosper.
Carson Wentz, Quarterback (Week 3: Start, Result: QB18)
Although Wentz did not really do anything wrong last week, he played second fiddle to the defense and therefore didn’t have to do very much good either to secure a win. Unfortunately, this left fantasy owners high and dry. This week should be different, however, as Wentz should find himself throwing early and often against the Vikings. Treat Carson as a low-end QB1 this week.
Alshon Jeffery, Wide Receiver (Week 3: Start, Result: WR32)
Jeffery has undoubtedly been a bummer for fantasy owners this year, and I’m afraid he could continue to be one moving forward. Through five weeks, with just 0.26 fantasy points per snap played, Jeffery, is tied for the 75th most efficient fantasy wide receiver, which isn’t great. Jeffery is undoubtedly worth starting this week with a pass-heavy game script, but it’s hard to look at him as anything over than a touchdown-dependent option.
DeSean Jackson, Wide Receiver (Week 3: Sit, Result: N/A - Injury)
Hopefully, this is the last week DeSean sits out because my fantasy roster could use him just like the Eagles could.
Nelson Agholor, Wide Receiver (Week 3: Start, Result: WR76)
Mack Hollins, Wide Receiver (Week 3: Sit, Result: WR105)
With the Eagles desperately in need of a deep threat, it’s a shame that Hollins hasn’t been able to revive any of his college glory.
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Wide Receiver (Week 3: Sit, Result: WR105)
Speaking of wide receivers that have let us down...
Zach Ertz, Tight End (Week 3: Start, Result: TE3)
While the WRs have been abysmal, Ertz still looks like his same old self. He’s the 7th highest-scoring TE so far in 2019 and has only been trending upwards. In a matchup where running backs should struggle to move the ball, our young superstar should feast.
Dallas Goedert, Tight End (Week 3: Sit, Result: TE37)
While he’s not quite fantasy-startable yet, Goedert has been among the top 24 fantasy tight ends over the past few weeks and should be given plenty of opportunities to make himself standout. In deeper leagues, Goedert may be worth rostering, but otherwise, he’s not fantasy-relevant just quite yet.
Jordan Howard, Running Back (Week 3: Start, Result: RB26)
Howard seems to be the starter moving forward, which helps with his long term outlook, but against a sturdy Vikings defensive line, expectations should be tempered this week. Howard is RB3 in PPR leagues and closer to an RB2 in standard leagues.
Miles Sanders, Running Back (Week 3: Sit, Result: RB34)
Sanders has been establishing himself as a 3rd down back by excelling as both a pass-catcher and a blocker. With a potential shootout looming, Sanders could have a big day and outplay the RB3 projection most “experts” are giving him. He’s a risky play but one that could reward you handsomely.
Darren Sproles, Running Back (Week 3: Sit, Result: RB74)
Sproles had just one target and three carries last week. Even with Clement going on the IR, it seems Sproles days are numbered. He’s no longer fantasy relevant.
Jake Elliott, Kicker (Week 3: Start, Result: K15)
Elliott has been far too inconsistent from a fantasy perspective this year and really shouldn’t be rostered in any format, save maybe dynasty.
Eagles Defense & Special Teams (Week 3: Start, Result: DST1)
After eating the Jets alive, the Eagles defensive unit will face a more significant challenge with Kelly Cousins and the Vikings. Assuming they can keep Dalvin Cook under control, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs could hard to contain for an always depleted secondary. The Eagles could work as a back end DST1 this week, but you’re probably better looking for a streaming option.
As always, this article is generally giving guidance to players in standard-sized, PPR leagues, but feel free to ask questions regarding your specific situation in the comments below or to tweet them my way (@LeeSifford).