The Eagles are getting healthy at the right time as they'll be getting some of their key offensive weapons back for the season half of the season. We have seen the Eagles already pick up a win against the Giants a few weeks ago, and this week's game shouldn’t be any different. With the offense getting healthier, we should see the Eagles be more efficient on that side of the ball and play better statistically speaking. No one should be surprised if this offense plays better this week against the Giants defense than their previous outing Week 7.
This should be a good week to start some Eagles players in fantasy, but not every player is a guaranteed start this week. Here's a breakdown of who should be in your lineups and who should ride the bench on your fantasy team in Week 10.
Carson Wentz - Start
Wentz played well in the team's Week 7 matchup against the Giants. Playing against a weak Giants defense, Wentz threw for a season-high 359 yards, which is his only game this season that he even threw for 300+ yards. Also, their previous meeting was one of only two games this year where Wentz didn’t throw multiple interceptions. The cherry on top was that he was able to rush for a touchdown in the last matchup. All of those stats show that Week 7 was his best fantasy week this season, and he is set to have another great game against them, especially since he has Miles Sanders and Alshon Jeffery available this time around. Wentz has not played like his old self, but this week could be the week that we see him start to trend in that direction. If you have him on your fantasy team, he is a must-start.
Miles Sanders - Start
Sanders will be a start whenever he is active, and he has the opportunity for a breakout game this week. Boston Scott was able to pick up 92 all-purpose yards and a touchdown against the Giants in Week 7, and we can expect Sanders produce the same numbers (if not more). I wouldn’t be surprised if Sanders is heavily featured with at least 15+ rush attempts and at least three receptions out of the backfield. He can put up RB1 numbers even if he does not get in the end zone because he is not touchdown-dependent; he can produce points with his all-purpose yards and receptions (if you're in a PPR league). If he is on your roster, start Sanders this week.
Boston Scott- Sit
Scott was a solid option while Sanders was out with an injury, but now Sanders is back and ready to take the starting role back entirely. Scott was able to have double-digit rush attempts weekly while Sanders was out, but the most rush attempts Scott has been given with Sanders was four of them back in Week 2 against the Rams. Scott could surprise us and be used in both the run and pass game, but it seems that he would be too touchdown-dependent to start this week.
Travis Fulgham - Start
Even with Alshon Jeffery back, Fulgham should start in your lineup every week moving forward. Fulgham has been the star of this offense and he has been Wentz’s #1 receiver for over a month now. Through five games Fulgham has scored a touchdown in four of them. The one week that he didn’t see the endzone was actually against the Giants, but he still had a solid performance with five catches for 73 yards. The Giants defense was not able to stop the Eagles passing game at all in the last matchup, and that can certainly happen again this time around. Fulgham will be a redzone threat week in and week out and may see the endzone this week. He is a must-start this week solely based on the number of targets his way and his reception numbers week-to-week.
Alshon Jeffery - Sit
It is difficult to know whether to start Jeffery this week or not because we have not seen him on the field in almost a full calendar year. It will hard to determine how often he takes the field on Sunday, and when he is on the field we won't know yet if he'll be the Alshon Jeffery of old or if he will take the field without giving 100% every play. So if you have Jeffery on your fantasy team, are you willing to take the risk of starting him in your lineup? For me that answer is no. It is just too early to know how things will develop with him on the offense. If he plays well this week, then maybe he will be a solid option to start next week, but for the Giants game I would sit him.