Wide Receiver: Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews
I love Jeremy Maclin this year, I think that he has a real opportunity here to show what he can do. His injury issues and past production make him a risky pick. I value him as a very low end WR2 to a higher end WR3.
Riley Cooper was one of the bigger surprises last year as he had some very productive weeks in Jeremy Maclin’s absence. He will resume the same role that he has last year. Based on that he should be a quality WR4 and a high end off the bench wide receiver.
Jordan Matthews is the Eagles rookie sensation who will be tasked with filling the void left my Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson. He will mostly play as a slot receiver and should start the year with very little fantasy relevance. I have been touting Matthews’ talent all offseason and would easily take a late round flier pick on him. In a keeper or Dynasty league he has much more value.
Tight End: Zach Ertz, Brent Celek
Zack Ertz transitioned very well from college to the NFL last year and I expect him to continue his growth. He isn’t good enough yet to be a solid starting fantasy tight end, I would be willing to take him as my backup tight end due to his upside. In a dynasty league he is more valuable and should be seriously considered.
Brent Celek is one of those players who is consistently better in real life than for fantasy purposes. I would not draft Celek despite his large amount of talent. Assuming he is not drafted in your league watch his production because he could be used as a plan B is you are looking for an available option.
Fantasy Football can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a long season. Make sure to look into all of your options before you dive into the football season.