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Eagles Fantasy Football Week 6: Start 'Em and Sit 'Em

The Eagles have some key injuries on their offense, which could determine the outcome of their matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. They'll be facing a tough defense without having a solid WR1 (although Travis Fulgham has shown some flashes). It is tough to determine how the Eagles players may do in fantasy when they are a team that just seems to be injury-plagued every season. With that being said, let’s take a look at Eagles players you may have on your roster and their matchups this week.

Carson Wentz - Sit

Wentz has been struggling more than anticipated so far this season. His struggles do not seem as bad when looking at his fantasy numbers, as he is averaging just under 20 fantasy points per game. Wentz has been able to help himself with three rushing touchdowns so far this season. The big problem with starting Wentz is that he has turned the ball over in all five games this season (nine interceptions, one fumble lost). I always believe that Wentz can make things happen with the practice squad players he has to go to war with, but this is not a favorable matchup for him against a strong Ravens defense. If you have another quarterback on your fantasy roster, start him this week over Wentz.

Miles Sanders - Start

Sanders is the only Eagle you should start this week. Even with the Eagles struggles so far this season, Sanders has shown that he needs to be the focus of this offense. Last week Sanders had 80 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 rushing attempts. He was also active in the passing game, catching two passes for 19 yards. With the announcement of Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson still being out, this could be a good week to use Sanders more in the passing game. Sanders is averaging about 17 fantasy points per game, and this week I believe he will go over that. Start him if you are lucky enough to have him on your fantasy squad.

Eagles WR Corps - Sit 'em

The Eagles have had some hit or miss games and it is hard to determine who will be the top receiver any given week with all of the injuries to their corps. If you have Greg Ward, John Hightower, Travis Fulgham, or J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (lol), I'd suggest not to start any of them. Fulgham had an amazing game last week with 10 receptions for 152 yards and a touchdown, but it is hard to determine if that will happen again. Fulgham was basically a complete unknown to other teams two weeks ago, but now after back-to-back games with touchdowns, other teams will know he isn’t a receiver to take lightly. The Ravens might gameplan to make sure Fulgham always has two defenders in his area. There is not enough positives in place to start any Eagles receiver this week.

Zach Ertz - Sit

Ertz is the hardest player on this team to figure out if he is starter material or if he should ride the bench. He has struggled all year except for a Week 3 performance against the Cincinnati Bengals where he had seven receptions for 70 yards. The best he has been in fantasy so far in 2020 is TE7. He has put up putrid stats in back-to-back weeks with a combined five receptions for 15 yards against the San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers. Ertz is still a great tight end and he should bounce back to his old form at some point. The problem is we just don't know when that return-to-form game will happen. This is a tough matchup for the Eagles all around, but the Ravens give up more yards to opposing tight ends than opposing wide receivers, which bodes well for #86. Even though he has struggled, Ertz will be the main focus of the Ravens defense because he has the highest skills of any receiver available for the Bird. Ertz can be the Ertz of old, but with the way his numbers have looked in recent weeks, this is just not the week to take the risk of starting him.


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