The Eagles have some key injuries on their offense for their Week 7 matchup against the New York Giants which will definitely impact your fantasy lineups. The Birds will not have Miles Sanders nor Zach Ertz this week, but they will have DeSean Jackson back.
It is tough to determine how the Eagles may do relative to fantasy stats because they have been injury-plagued again which has also directly impacted how quick the offense can gain chemistry throughout a game. They have been playing from behind and have been having to make comebacks in recent weeks, but the Eagles offense should look better this week thanks to their opponent. Let’s look at who you should start and who you should sit in your fantasy lineups.
Carson Wentz - Start
Wentz has been struggling all season, but he has had moments where he shines late in games when he needs to succeed the most. The great comebacks have crossed out his poor first-half performances, resulting in average amounts of fantasy points for a quarterback. Even with turnover troubles, he has made up for those lost points by gaining rushing touchdowns he previously never got (he has four and counting this season). Overall, Wentz is averaging just under 22 fantasy points per game so far in 2020.
Wentz will be a must-start against the New York Giants. Thanks to not having Miles Sanders available, we could see Wentz throw more passes and potentially even have a few more rushing attempts himself. As for targets, Zach Ertz is out this week but DeSean Jackson is in and this could help Wentz bounce back with a deep threat in the lineup. Fantasy points-wise, Wentz can be a top QB this week.
Boston Scott- Flex
Scott will be the RB1 this week while Sanders is out with a knee injury. Scott has been a nonfactor so far this season, but we have seen Scott make a difference in games against the Giants before (four career touchdowns in two games vs NYG). Scott will see more snaps this week and he may even have a few receptions on screen plays.
Even with the Eagles struggles this season, the offense has been able to put up points week in and week out. Lane Johnson suiting up will also help the offensive line in general, which will also help out Scott's running game. I wouldn't start Scott as my RB1 or RB2, but depending on who is on your bench he could be a solid flex option this week.
DeSean Jackson- Sit
Jackson is making his first start since the Eagles Week 3 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. Him being back is great for Wentz to have another target downfield, but there is a legitimate possibility he doesn’t play his full amount of snaps this week either due to a coach's decision or he reaggrevates his injury himself. Even with him back in the lineup, Travis Fulgham should be the Eagles receiver with the most targets on Thursday. It is difficult to determine how many targets Jackson will get and how much of an impact he will make for the offense this week. I would wait at least a week to put him back in my starting lineup.
Travis Fulgham - Start
Last week I said it is difficult to decide which Eagles receiver is the one to start, but now we all know who to start every game moving forward. Even with Jackson back this week, Fulgham is going to be "the guy" on this Eagles offense. He has been the star of the offense the past three weeks, and it seems like the Wentz-Fulgham connection is here to stay. Fulgham has caught a touchdown in each of the last three games and has shown that he is able to get open downfield. Facing a mundane Giants secondary, he can likely make it four games in a row with a touchdown reception. On top of that, we may see more of the passing game this week with Sanders out injured, which means more targets for Fulgham. Fulgham is a must-start this week in one of your receiver slots.