No. 5 completed 35 of a whopping 55 passes for 450 yards with 2 TD and 1 INT against San Diego. Don's a lower end No. 1 option against Da Bears' waning 8th ranked pass defense. While the fact that Andy Reid refuses to run the ball confounds Eagles fans, it pleases Donovan's owners to no end.
McCoy will play Sunday instead of the doubly concussed Brian Westbrook. McCoy had 115 total yards as the starter against Dallas (13 for 54 on the ground, 5 catches for 61 yards) two weeks ago, but had a setback with Westie back in the lineup against San Diego, only rushing 3 times for 5 yards and catching 3 balls for 15 yards. With the Birds having lost two straight, look for McCoy to get more touches. A No. 2 fantasy RB.
Jackson had a good game against San Diego, catching 8 balls for 91 yards. Look for da Birds to keep getting the ball in the hands of their most explosive player. He has 6 TDs on the year- all for over 50 yards- and is a threat to take it all the way every single time he touches the ball. He's turned into a good No. 2 fantasy WR.
Maclin has settled into a decent groove after his Week 5 breakout game (6 catches, 142 yards, 2 TD against the Bucs). He's averaged almost 5 catches for 55 yards with 2 TD in the Eagles last four games. Maclin caught 6 balls for 76 yards and a TD against the Cowboys. He warrants a roster spot and perhaps a start as a No. 3 fantasy WR.
It seems like Coach Reid finally learned what Birds' fans have known for two years: Jason Avant can flat out play. Avant had a monster game against the Chargers, catching 8 balls for 156 yards. He was targeted 9 times (9 times? I don't remember Ferris being sick 9 times...) He's worthwhile as a waiver wire pickup. Monitor his touches.
Celek had 6 catches for 47 yards and a TD against Dallas. It was his third straight game with a TD. He has established himself as one of the top TEs in the league, 5th in the league amongst TEs in catches (with 46) and in 3rd in yards. He should be started every week.
'40' Akers 'and a mule kick' was 3 for 3 against the Chargers last week. He's 10 for 10 the last four weeks and is tied for the league lead in FG, 19 for 22 on the season. Akers is always a good option on a high scoring team, one of the best kickers in the NFL.
The Eagles sacked Phillip Rivers 2 times and didn't force a turnover. The unit is 3rd in INTs, 2nd in sacks, 7th in DTDs, 12th in PPG and 9th in YPG, the Eagles D has had the pleasure on dining on some of the worst offenses in the NFL. The Bears fit into that mold some weeks and some weeks, not so much. The Eagles are a lower tier No. 1 defense here.
Cutler has put crooked numbers on the board this season with 14 TD and 17 INT. He had an awful statistical week in the Bears brutal loss to the Niners last Thursday going 29/52 for a good 307 yards, but with 0 TD and 5 INT. Oof. The erratic gunslinger is a No. 2 option against Philly's 9th ranked pass D.
Forte had 161 total yards against the Niners, looking most impressive catching 8 balls for 120 yards. He had 20 carries for 41 yards. He's been over 100 rushing yards only once and has gotten into the end zone 3 times this year. He's a No. 2 fantasy option against the Eagles D that has trouble stopping RBs from scoring in the red zone.
After catching 7 balls for 48 yards in their tough loss to San Fran, Hester's averaging 7 catches a game since the bye. We doubted his ability to be a No.1 NFL WR because of his return-man pedigree, but he is proving better and more durable than expected. Consider him a lower end No.2 fantasy option against the Birds 9th ranked pass defense.
Johnny-boy caught 2 balls for 20 yards against the Cardinals. The rookie wideout had better Knox on wood, because he'll need lots of luck to become a relevant fantasy player again. His 20 catches for 360 yards on the year are pedestrian at best. He's not a strong fantasy WR option.
'Mary-Kate' Olsen caught 7 balls for 75 yards against the Niners. He has 6 TD on the season, tied for 2nd among NFL TEs. He doesn't have the reception and yardage numbers that the elite TEs do, but is a good option as he is a favorite target of Cutler's in the Red Zone.
The Bears D looked good against the Niners, limiting them to 10 pts, the week after getting absolutely exposed by Kurt Warner and his 5 TD passes. They're a No. 2 fantasy option at this point- 18th in YPG, 20th in PPG- and they really miss Brian Urlacher.