Fantasy Player Projections

 
Eagles
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Cardinals
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMichael Vick

Michael Vick

270 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, 2 INTs, 40 rush yards

No. 7 bounced back from a four-interception game at Cleveland to throw for 371 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens in Week 2. The Cardinals have yet to allow a rushing touchdown, but they aren't slouches against the pass, either. Nevertheless, Vick remains a solid starter while he's healthy.

RBLeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

90 rush yards, rush TD, 5 rec, 30 rec yards

McCoy continues to produce like a first-round fantasy pick, with 191 total rushing yards and a touchdown. The Cardinals haven't allowed a rushing touchdown yet, but don't let that discourage you from starting McCoy, who can score on passing plays, too.

RBBryce Brown

Bryce Brown

15 rush yards, 1 rec, 5 rec yards

With three carries in Week 2, Brown carries the designation of Eagles backup running back. Still, he doesn't see enough action to warrant a look in fantasy play.

WRDeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson

7 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

With Jeremy Maclin not at 100 percent because of his hip, Jackson and tight end Brent Celek picked up the receiving slack, with Jackson getting seven catches for 114 yards. Keep him active in Week 3 against the Cardinals, who have been pretty good so far.

WRJeremy Maclin

Jeremy Maclin

3 rec, 35 yards

Maclin was questionable for Week 2 because of a hip pointer, but he was still able to play against the Ravens. He caught one pass (a touchdown) on one target. He left the game and could be a question mark again in Week 3.

TEBrent Celek

Brent Celek

6 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

Celek had a banner day against the Ravens, catching eight passes for 157 yards. With 19 targets so far this season, it's obvious that he has grown on Michael Vick in the passing game. Keep him active against the Cardinals.

KAlex Henery

Alex Henery

3 PATs, 2 FGs

The second-year kicker has just two field goals this season, but he should be able to at least duplicate that against an Arizona team that bends but doesn't break.

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 3 Sacks, TD

The Eagles have forced six turnovers to go with four sacks. They should be an excellent start once again in Week 3, as the Cardinals host Philadelphia. The Cards have yet to solve their quarterback issues, and it is severely affecting the rest of their offense.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBKevin Kolb

Kevin Kolb

205 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs

Kolb threw 27 passes against the Patriots, but only five of those passes went to playmaker Larry Fitzgerald. That's not good for Kolb or Fitzgerald. Fantasy owners still should stay away from Kolb in most formats.

RBBeanie Wells

Beanie Wells

45 rush yards, 3 rec, 30 rec yards

The Cardinals split their running back duties between Wells and Ryan Williams again in Week 2, and both were equally ineffective. Expect more of the same in Week 3. Wells, at least, showed some promise, but he’s not a good fantasy starter against the Eagles.

RBRyan Williams

Ryan Williams

30 rush yards, 2 rec, 10 rec yards

Williams had just 13 yards on 10 carries against the Patriots. One of those carries was a late-game fumble, allowing New England a shot at the win, which will likely cost Williams more playing time. Cutting him in fantasy isn’t a horrible idea.

WRLarry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

5 rec, 50 yards, rec TD

One catch for four yards on five targets killed most of Fitzgerald's fantasy owners. It's understood that John Skelton is better for Fitzgerald's numbers, but Kevin Kolb ended up getting the win against New England.

WRAndre Roberts

Andre Roberts

4 rec, 40 yards

None of the Cardinals' wide receivers saw many passes from Kevin Kolb, but Roberts did score on the one pass thrown to him. The Eagles should give the Cardinals' passing game fits, which hurts any chances of Roberts repeating his feat.

TETodd Heap

Todd Heap

2 rec, 20 yards

Heap had a big game in Week 2, catching five passes for 62 yards before leaving the game with a sprained PCL in his knee. Despite the big day, it's tough to rely on him in fantasy play.

KJay Feely

Jay Feely

PAT, 2 FGs

For the second week in a row, Feely came through with two field goals and two extra points. He's not going to get a ton of scoring chances with this offense, however, so his fantasy value is still relatively limited.

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 2 Sacks

The Cardinals have had a couple stout defensive efforts in their first two games, totaling seven sacks with three turnovers. While they stymied Tom Brady and Co., it's tough to recommend starting them in fantasy against Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and the Eagles' other playmakers.

 
 
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