McNabb had a sensational game in the Monday Night win over Cleveland, passing for 290 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He has thrown seven TDs in his past three games but faces a stingy Washington pass defense that allows only 188.9 yards a game. McNabb is playing great and the Redskins are reeling, but this may not be a game that sees him go off. He'll throw at least one TD, but on the road against this defense it's best to lower your projections for him this week.
Westbrook disappointed his owners last week. Facing a poor Cleveland defense, he rushed for only 56 yards while catching three passes for 14 yards. The Redskins held him to only 33 yards rushing in the first meeting though he did catch six passes. This isn't the week to expect Westbrook to go off but when he's healthy you start him against any defense.
Buckhalter returned from his knee injury last week and rushed for 55 yards on six carries. He has little value unless Westbrook is hurt and even if he gets 5-8 carries this week, he likely won't do much against a solid Washington run defense. Keep him benched.
Curtis caught four passes last week and scored his second touchdown of the season. He's had a solid season but he's declined significantly compared to last season. The Redskins have a strong pass defense and that limits Curtis' upside significantly. Consider him only as a mild WR4 play in PPR leagues this week.
Jackson had a solid game against the Browns in Week 15, catching five passes for 77 yards. He has at least four receptions in five of the past six games but faces a Washington defense that held him to one catch in the first meeting. Jackson is too important to this offense to sit in most leagues, but he should be viewed as just a WR3 with upside this week so if you have stronger options don't be afraid to use them this week.
Avant came through in a big way in Week 15, catching five passes for 101 yards against the Browns. The Eagles' passing game revolves primarily around Curtis and Jackson and the No. 3 here doesn't offer consistent fantasy value. So despite Avant's big game last week he's too risky to start this week against a good Redskins' defense.
Smith did little last week against Cleveland, catching only two passes for 13 yards. He's topped three receptions in a game only twice this season and hasn't scored since Week 11. He's too risky to start in any league so look elsewhere for a TE this week.
Akers had a big game in Week 15, converting all three of his FG attempts in the win over Cleveland. He has made seven FGs in his past three weeks and is looking good this week as the Eagles could have trouble finishing drives on the road against this defense. Akers has become a solid fantasy starter and is well worth starting if you need him this week.
The Eagles took full advantage of the cake matchup against the Browns, holding them to only 10 points and scoring a defensive touchdown. This week they face a Redskins' offense that's in shambles. Jason Campbell is playing poorly and Clinton Portis is angry at head coach Jim Zorn. The Eagles will pressure Campbell early and often and force at least one turnover with 2-3 sacks a guarantee. They're looking real good as a fantasy option this week.
Campbell is really regressing. He threw for only 167 yards and a TD against a bad Bengals defense last week. That marked the fifth time in the past six weeks he's been held under 210 yards passing in a game. He also hasn't thrown for more than one TD in a game since Week 4. The Eagles give up only 183.9 passing yards a game. This is a tough matchup and Campbell is playing poorly. It's not a tough decision to realize he can't be started this week.
Portis had a great matchup last week against the Bengals but didn't get it done. He rushed for 77 yards but he needed 25 carries to get there and he failed to score for the seventh straight game. This isn't an easy matchup by any means as the Eagles allow only 90.5 rushing yards a game. But with Jason Campbell struggling, the Redskins need to turn to Portis if they hope to win this game. It won't be easy for Portis but a TD is possible as the Redskins try to establish the ground game at home.
Moss had his best game in weeks against the Bengals, catching seven passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. He was held without a catch by the Eagles in the first meeting though he did post a 6-89-0 line against them last season. Combine a tough matchup with a tough defense and a struggling Campbell and Moss' upside is extremely limited this week. He's just a WR3 in larger leagues.
Randle El came up real small last week against the Bengals, catching only pass. That put a halt to the mild momentum swing he was building as he had nine receptions in the previous two games. The Eagles held him to three receptions in the first meeting and given Campbell's struggles, there's little reason to believe Randle El will come through this week. Keep him benched.
Cooley is the one constant in the Redskins' passing game. He caught six passes for 51 yards last week and has 73 receptions this year. On the down side, he has only one TD and Campbell isn't likely to deliver a big game this week, so Cooley's upside is limited. He's always a good bet to catch 5-6 passes most weeks and he'll be needed on Sunday so start him if you normally do.
Suisham had another quiet game last week, scoring seven points in the loss to the Bengals. He has only 12 points the past three weeks and the Redskins are unlikely to explode offensively against a good Philadelphia defense this week. Keep him benched.
The Redskins play tough defense but they don't provide meaningful fantasy production. They allow 19 points per game so don't look for the Eagles to put up a lot of points. Donovan McNabb will have some reckless moments but Week 15 isn't the time to hope the Redskins can finally deliver from a fantasy perspective.