Fantasy Football is quickly becoming a worldwide phenomena. Fantasy football players are always looking for stars to boost their roster each week. As one of the teams that remains an offense first, defense later team the Philadelphia Eagles have a lot of fantasy football appeal. Not only that, but the Eagles are also one of the few teams remaining in the NFL that have a dominating running back in their arsenal. To determine the fantasy football relevance of the Eagles, I will dissect each position on the Eagles offensive depth chart and show how you should value the players.
Quarterback: Nick Foles
Last year, Nick Foles had just as much fantasy relevance as any quarterback. As most fantasy football experts are skeptical of a repeat of last year, Nick Foles’ fantasy relevance is up in the air. In a 12 team league and even in a 10 team league, It is worth risking Nick Foles having a lousy season and I would take him as my starting quarterback. On a offense with as much scoring opportunities as the Eagles it is worth taking the risk on Nick Foles. If you can get Foles in the later rounds, even as a backup, he presents a lot of potential upside.
Running Back: LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles
McCoy is one of the last workhorse backs in the NFL. It is because of this that he is so valuable. I value him as the number one fantasy player because, of the top three running backs (McCoy, Kansas City Chief Jamaal Charles, and Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson) he is the least injury prone, and on the most productive offense. He is also extremely versatile. He shouldn’t make it past the first three picks in just about any league, especially not a PPR (Point Per Reception) league.
Darren Sproles is a different story. He was very solid last year for the New Orleans Saints, but now he is on a new offense and should have a new role. The only league where I value him as an every week starter is a PPR format, other than that Sproles should not be relied on as your RB1, RB2, or even RB3 in most leagues. He could have some weeks where he dominates and puts up a lot of points, but I do not see him as being a consistent fantasy player.