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Eagles Fantasy Football Week 12: Start 'Em and Sit 'Em

Even with skill position players getting healthy, the Eagles offense is still not living up to their potential. Be that as it may, you can get some fantasy production out of a few players. We could see multiple Eagles players potentially having a solid fantasy week against a weak Seattle Seahawks defense, although it's more likely the production would come in garbage time. Here's a breakdown of a few Eagles offensive starters and what you should do with them if they are on your fantasy roster:


Carson Wentz - Start in Deeper Leagues

At this point, I would be surprised if Carson Wentz is still your QB1. The fact of the matter is he is not living up to expectations week in and week out. Wentz is not a top-10 fantasy QB anymore, and you should have a better option to start each week. With that being said, if you are in a deeper league with no QB help, or you're in a 2 QB league, then this is the week Wentz could be a decent start for you. Wentz has a perfect matchup to bounce back, as Seattle has been one of the worst defenses in the NFL, especially in the passing game. They have allowed opposing quarterbacks to throw for over 300 yards in all but two games so far this season. From a fantasy standpoint, Seattle has given up the 2nd most fantasy points to the quarterback position. The Eagles problem is that Wentz is throwing a 1:1 touchdown to interception ratio, completing under 60% of his passes, and even averaging his lowest yards per game of his career to this point. With all that being said, if there is ever a matchup to take the risk and start Wentz this is the week to do it.

Miles Sanders - Start

Sanders did not see the endzone again last week, but still had the volume you would expect for an RB1. Against the Browns Sanders had 16 attempts for 66 yards and also three receptions for 15 yards. Since the Eagles bye week, Sanders has had double the volume of RB2 Boston Scott. Seattle has given up an average of 3.6 yards per carry and 91 rushing yards per game. They have also allowed 15 rushing touchdowns this season. We can see the Eagles try to utilize Sanders as often as they ca,n not just in the ground but through the air. Seattle is giving up 6.5 receptions per game to opposing running backs, so this could be a good week to get the passing game going with the running backs. Sanders should have many opportunities to control this game and put up some solid fantasy numbers. Sanders is a solid RB1 this week.


Boston Scott- Sit

Scott has had some key plays for the Eagles offense in recent weeks, but he is not their feature back. Since the bye week, Scott has only played 33% of their total offensive snaps. When choosing your starting players for the week, it will be difficult to play somebody that does not have as many opportunities as other running backs you may have on your roster. Against the Browns last Sunday, Scott only had five carries for 24 yards and three receptions for 26 yards. For Scott to be starter-worthy in fantasy this week, he needs multiple catches or to vulture a touchdown away from Miles Sanders. Keep him on your bench this week, but Scott may be a start-worthy running back in the future if he gets featured more, especially in the red zone.

Travis Fulgham - Start

Last week was another disappointment if you started Travis Fulgham. For the second week in a row, Fulgham had one reception for eight yards. The upside is that he is still getting a majority of the targets. Even though he has only had two catches in the past two games, he has a combined 12 targets from Weeks 10 & 11. He has proved that the Eagles should use him as often as possible in the passing game, and Wentz is still trying to get him the ball. So far in 2020 he leads the Eagles in targets, receiving yards, receiving first downs, and receiving touchdowns. The Eagles passing attack has not been great, but using Fulgham as their number one receiving option can help them get back on track. Seattle does not have a good pass defense to say the least -- they give up the most yards per game to opposing wide receivers. Seeing this number makes you think the Eagles may get back to their old form through the air. Out of all the Eagles receivers, I would start Fulgham based on his stats for the season as well as Seattle’s struggles to defend the pass.


Dallas Goedert - Start

Goedert had a solid comeback performance last week against the Browns. Goedert was targeted six times, trailing behind only Travis Fulgham (seven targets). He finished the game with five receptions for 77 yards and a garbage-time touchdown. This week it is still unlikely that we see Zach Ertz suit up, which means Goedert should still see a majority of the targets at the tight end position. We should see him be near the top of the list for total targets against Seattle, and with that lackluster pass defense from Seattle, I wouldn't be surprised if he gets into the end zone this week. Goedert should be a solid tight end start this week.

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