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Eagles Fantasy Football Week 16: Start 'Em and Sit 'Em

For most players, this week is Championship Week if you lucky enough to make the finals in your fantasy football league. Those people who are in the finals might have a few Eagles to thank for it. The Eagles were able to move the ball constantly against the Arizona Cardinals last week, and they should be able to move the ball against the Dallas Cowboys defense. Not every Eagle should be a start in your fantasy lineup, but let’s look at who can potentially start in your championship lineup:


Jalen Hurts- Start

Hurts has been able to turn this offense around since taking over the starting job. He has been able to move the ball through the air and also create big plays on the ground. We have seen him throw for over 300 yards in a game and also run for 100 yards in another. Hurts has a bright future and if you were fortunate enough to snag him off waivers a few weeks ago, he has done enough to earn your trust to start him in your championship game.

Miles Sanders - Start

Sanders shows us every week that he needs to get the ball more. The Eagles have been able to excel on the ground with Hurts under center, and they should be able to move the ball once again this week. Dallas does not have a great defense, and we should see Sanders have a significant number of carries and even a couple of receptions. If the Eagles are able to build a lead early too maybe Doug Pederson will call for more runs for #26. Sanders is a must-start this week.

Boston Scott – Sit

The Boston Scott run is over. Last week Scott did not have a single rush attempt, and only had one reception for seven yards. It was fun to watch while it lasted, but it seems like we will barely see Boston Scott on the field the rest of the season unless Miles Sanders leaves a game early.

Jalen Reagor - Risky Start

If you have to take a risk and start an Eagles wide receiver, it seems like the safest option is Jalen Reagor. We have seen this Hurts-Reagor connection grow in recent weeks, and it looks like he will be the top wideout target for Hurts moving forward. Reagor isn’t blowing us away, but he does have 12 targets over the past two weeks. He has the volume to potentially be a start if you are thin at the receiver position, but pay attention to the ankle injury he is currently dealing with.

Zach Ertz - Sit

Ertz had a solid game against the Cardinals thanks to two big runs after his catches, but it is hard to determine if he is getting back to old form or if he just had a good game. He had the volume you look for in a tight end, but it is unclear if he will see the same number of targets as he did last week. It is too risky to start him especially when Dallas Goedert may continue to take precious targets away from him.

Dallas Goedert - Start

Dallas Goedert is the safest start in the Eagles receiving game. He has the workload on offense that he can potentially get you double-digit fantasy points each week. Goedert may possibly see fewer targets if Ertz plays well, but even with Ertz playing well Goedert needs to be the main target on offense. I would start him every week while Hurts is starting at quarterback.

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