Fantasy Player Projections
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum | Sunday, October 18 | 4:05 p.m. EST (FOX)
Eagles 34, Raiders 10
Pos. Player Projection
QB Donovan McNabb
285 pass yards, 2 pass TDMcNabb lit up the Bucs in his first game back from a rib injury and should do the same Sunday against the Raiders. An absolute must-start, regardless of whatever injury list classification Andy Reid slaps on him.
RB Brian Westbrook
3 rec, 20 rec yards, 75 rush yards, 1 rush TDWestbrook didn't get too much work Sunday against Tampa Bay after the game got out of hand. He'll be rearing to go Sunday against Oakland's 31st-ranked rush defense.
RB LeSean McCoy
2 rec, 25 rec yards, 50 rush yardsMcCoy, who's shared carries with Westbrook effectively, should also benefit from the favorable matchup. He's a safe No. 3 fantasy WR or flex play.
WR DeSean Jackson
5 rec, 85 yards, 1 TDThat one-catch, one-yard performance against the Bucs? Total aberration. Start him without hesitation.
WR Jeremy Maclin
4 rec, 70 yardsMaclin blew up for a pair of touchdowns as a replacement for Kevin Curtis, who is injured. All signs indicate Curtis may sit out against the Raiders, making Maclin an attractive play against the lowly Raiders.
WR Jason Avant
2 rec, 30 yardsAvant, the Eagles' secret weapon on third down, is one of those players whose real-life value far exceeds their fantasy worth. A risky play in any format.
TE Brent Celek
4 rec, 55 yards, 1 TDThe rising star caught four balls for 58 yards after back-to-back 104-yard outings. He's becoming a must-start regardless of the matchup.
K David Akers
4 PATs, 2 FGsLook for the Eagles' kicker to get plenty of extra-point and field-goal opportunities throughout the afternoon
3 sacks, 2 INT, 1 Fumble, 1 TDLook for a member of Philly's opportunistic, ball-hawking secondary -- already with nine interceptions on the season -- to take one to the house.
Pos. Player Projection
QB JaMarcus Russell
140 pass yards, 2 INTAre you really going to start a guy who's entered Worst No. 1 Draft Pick of All-Time discussions? If you can't find someone better on the waiver wire, you're not looking hard enough.
RB Michael Bush
4 rec, 20 rec yards, 60 rush yards, 1 rush TDWith Darren McFadden sidelined, Bush is the No. 1 guy. He's worth a start in PPR leagues but a much riskier play otherwise.
RB Justin Fargas
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 40 rush yardsIf Bush is the No. 1 running back in McFadden's absence, Fargas is No. 1A. But last week's performance -- 11 carries for 18 yards -- wasn't exactly awe-inspiring. Look elsewhere.
WR Louis Murphy
3 rec, 35 yardsRussell hasn't thrown for more than 130 yards since the first game of the season. Sit Murphy until circumstances change.
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey
2 rec, 25 yardsSee
TE Zach Miller
5 rec, 45 yardsMiller is Russell's favorite target and should collect a healthy number of catches until Oakland makes a change at quarterback.
K Sebastian Janikowski
1 PAT, 1 FGWorthless for fantasy purposes.
1 sackThey surrender a ton of points and don't create nearly enough turnovers. They shouldn't even be on your radar.