Lincoln Financial Field | Sunday, October 17 | 1:00 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Falcons 20, Eagles 13
170 pass yards, 1 pass TDWith the defense and the running game doing its job, Ryan threw for just 187 yards and a touchdown last week. The Eagles present a tough matchup with their secondary, so expect the Falcons to try to execute a similar gameplan this week.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 85 rush yards, 1 rush TDTurner roughed up the Browns for 140 yards on 19 carries last week. The Eagles have looked more susceptible to the run game than the pass this season, which could mean another decent day for Turner.
6 rec, 75 yards, 1 TDThe Eagles are a tough matchup in the secondary, but at this point it doesn't really matter. White is worth starting every week regardless of the opponent. He is on pace to finish with nearly 120 receptions this season.
2 rec, 25 yardsDouglas has carved a nice role for himself within the Falcons' offense, but not enough of one to be a consistent fantasy starter. Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez monopolize targets and Michael Jenkins may finally be ready to return from injury, as well.
4 rec, 60 yardsSince a breakout performance in Week 3, Gonzalez has been the consistent fantasy performer people expected him to. Behind Roddy White, he is Matt Ryan's favorite target, and is worth weekly fantasy consideration.
2 PATs, 2 FGsBryant leads the league with 12 field goals made in 14 attempts. The Falcons have consistently put him in position to score, and so far there are no signs that that should change any time soon.
3 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FumbleThe Falcons are allowing just 310 yards of total offense to opponents this season, but the Eagles should be one of the tougher offensive matchups they have faced. The Falcons' D has performed well so far, but there may be better options available.
180 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INTKolb looked better last week than he did in his first two starts. Either QB is a solid play against Atlanta.
5 rec, 35 rec yards, 75 rush yardsMcCoy faces a tough run defense against the Falcons, but he has proven the last two weeks that he can produce as a receiver (17 receptions, 156 yards). He looks like a better fantasy option by the week, just keep an eye on his injured rib.
4 rec, 65 yardsJackson has a combined five receptions for 43 yards over the last two weeks. He has established his identity as a big-play receiver, so expect some duds whenever he can't break open deep downfield.
3 rec, 45 yards, 1 TDMaclin benefited from the increased attention on DeSean Jackson with nine targets to Jackson's three last week. He had his most productive day of the season with six receptions for 95 yards, and should find space against a mediocre Falcons secondary.
3 rec, 35 yardsCelek has been a slow starter this season. He has yet to record more than 47 yards in a game and his first touchdown didn't come until Week 4. Celek was one of the top tight ends on draft day, but so far he has been a significant disappointment.
1 PAT, 2 FGsAkers has attempted five field goals the past two weeks after attempting zero the previous two. Moral of the story? Predicting kicker production is a crap shoot. Go ahead and start Akers this week if you would like.
3 sacksThe Eagles are a middle-of-the-road defense facing the league's seventh-ranked offense. Philadelphia could very well hold its own, but there should be better starting fantasy options.
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