Eagles Fantasy Football Preview: Week 10


The Philadelphia Eagles were predictably underwhelming on offense in the first quarter against the Cowboys, but they found new life in the rest of the game and put up over 30 points. Here is the updated fantasy value of all the important Eagles players going into Week 10:

QB Sam Bradford

Week 9 Performance: 295 passing yards, 1 TD (15 fantasy points)
ESPN Week 10 Projection: 13.6 fantasy points

Bradford had an above average game against the Cowboys in Week 9, committing zero turnovers for the first time since Week 4 against the Redskins. He was just under 300 passing yards, but still only managed one passing touchdown, which was the game-winner to Jordan Matthews in overtime. Had that play not occurred, he would’ve had another poor game. The Eagles are not a passing team, and when they’re forced to, they’re not very effective. Bradford still isn’t worth owning.

RB DeMarco Murray

Week 9 Performance: 83 rushing yards, TD, 78 receiving yards (21 fantasy points)
ESPN Week 10 Projection: 13.6 fantasy points

Murray had his best game of the season in terms of fantasy points, eclipsing the 20-point mark for the first time in 2015. He was effective both on the ground and through the air, scoring on a 1-yard touchdown. He had another touchdown vultured later in the game by Ryan Mathews, but Murray proved that he and Mathews can coexist and both be effective. Murray has generally been consistent enough to remain a high-end RB2 and might be creeping into the RB1 category soon.

RB Ryan Mathews

Week 9 Performance: 67 rushing yards, TD (12 fantasy points)
ESPN Week 10 Projection: 5.7 fantasy points

There was question over whether Mathews would get more carries after the bye week with how efficiently he was running, and the answer was yes. He still got fewer touches (11) than Murray (24) by a lot, but Mathews surpassed the double digit carry mark for the first time in a game in which Murray also played. Mathews is turning into one of the best backup running backs in the league and should be owned in most leagues, but it’s still difficult to start him on a regular basis without relying on a little bit of luck. He’s always going to average a high yards per carry, but if he doesn’t get a touchdown, he’s a weaker play.

WR Jordan Matthews

Week 9 Performance: 9 catches, 133 receiving yards, TD (19 fantasy points)
ESPN Week 10 Projection: 8.6 fantasy points

Finally, Matthews returned to the form that many expected from him. I hate to be the devil’s advocate, though, but most of those 19 points came on Matthews’ game-winning 41-yard touchdown in overtime. If he hadn’t had that touchdown catch, he still would’ve had nine fantasy points, which would’ve been his highest total since Week 2. Either way, this is a good step forward for Matthews. He’s still worth starting as either a WR3 or flex, but let’s wait until he puts together a couple more good games because he’s back in the solid WR2 conversation.

WR Riley Cooper

Week 9 Performance: 0 catches, o receiving yards (0 fantasy points)
ESPN Week 10 Projection: 2.9 fantasy points

At some point early in the game, Cooper must’ve gotten hurt because he was shown entering the locker room with the help of a trainer. Healthy or not, Cooper is not worth owning. This will probably be the last you hear of him in these articles for the rest of the season.

TE Zach Ertz

Week 9 Performance: 5 catches, 44 receiving yards (4 fantasy points)
ESPN Week 10 Projection: 6.1 fantasy points

Ertz had such a typical performance on Sunday night against the Cowboys. He was solid, but nothing more. He has improved since the beginning of the season, recording either four or five catches in the past four games after recording either two or three catches in the first four games. He still hasn’t scored a touchdown though, and that is crippling his value. He holds very little fantasy value unless you play in a league that starts two tight ends.

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K Caleb Sturgis

Week 9 Performance: 2/2 FG, 3/3 XP (11 fantasy points)
ESPN Week 10 Projection: 7.8 fantasy points

Eagles fans everywhere held their breath when Sturgis was asked to kick a 53-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, but he nailed it and has continued his strong season with the Eagles. Again, minus that first game, he’s averaging double digit fantasy points, so definitely consider picking him up if you’re holding on to an underwhelming kicker just because of his name value. Sturgis has real value.

Eagles D/ST

Week 9 Performance: 27 points allowed, INT, TD (9 fantasy points)
ESPN Week 10 Projection: 8.3 fantasy points

Jordan Hicks saved the day again and ruined the Cowboys’ season for the second time this season, picking off Matt Cassel and taking it to the house for six. That touchdown saved the defense’s fantasy day, as it gave up 27 points for the second game in a row. The Eagles are still a top defense in the league for fantasy, but their special teams don’t really add the value they did last year. They’re still worth starting next week against a Dolphins team that has struggled at times.

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