Make these Philadelphia Eagles starters on your fantasy squad.
Those who kept Miles Sanders on their team for the entire 2019 season where we rewarded when it mattered most. His ability to produce both as a runner and receiver makes him an enticing option for the 2020 season. If he makes any improvements this upcoming season, he is going to a solid flex starter and possibly a Fantasy RB2.
At the beginning of the season, he didn’t quite have the vision and patience to put up big numbers but both of those were on display in the last four weeks of the Fantasy season. He totaled 74.2 points (18.6 per game) in standard leagues during that span. He also had 20 receptions boosting his value in PPR leagues. It feels safe to say that Sanders is almost a poor man’s Christian McCaffery which isn’t a bad thing at all. Any team would be happy to take a running back with a similar skillset to McCaffery.
Since the Eagles decided to stick with their youth at running back for this season, Sanders will see the bulk of the snaps. Scott, Clement, and whoever gets the fourth running back spot will get their share of carries. The Eagles do like to go with the hot hand too. However, even if Sanders isn’t necessarily the hot hand one day, he can line up at receiver more during that game and still put up numbers for your Fantasy team.
This one is a no brainer. Zach Ertz has been targeted 291 times in the past two seasons (146 targets per season, 9.4 targets per game). He hasn’t had a season with under 800 receiving yards since 2014 in which he still had 702 yards. Not to mention, he’s added 22 touchdowns in the past three seasons. He’s been the go-to guy in the red zone.
As mentioned with Goedert, productive fantasy tight ends are not the most common today. Ertz was top five at the position in receptions, yards, and touchdowns, and is easily a top-three tight end behind George Kittle and Travis Kelce.
Ertz isn’t going to do much after the catch but he’s almost always going to get separation and be there underneath for his quarterback. Again, with the speed on this offense, it’s only going to help Ertz since he’ll have more room to work. Don’t hesitate to pull the trigger at the right time if Kittle and Kelce are off the board.