Fantasy Player Projections

 
Falcons
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Eagles
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Ryan

Matt Ryan

243 pass yards, 2 pass TDs

Philadelphia's secondary does a good job of shutting down the big play, as evidenced by the 6.2 yards the team allows per passing attempt. The Falcons love to throw deep, but this week Ryan will pick and choose from what's available.

RBMichael Turner

Michael Turner

74 rush yards, rush TD, 1 rec, 7 rec yards

The bye week probably helped Turner more than anyone, as he was coming off two disappointing performances against a pair of subpar run defenses. Turner gained 146 yards from scrimmage when Atlanta faced Philly in 2011.

RBJacquizz Rodgers

Jacquizz Rodgers

14 rush yards, 2 rec, 24 rec yards

Rodgers' average yards per carry have declined in each of the Falcons' last four games, and so have his touches. Rodgers has done little with the opportunities he's been given, which has helped Michael Turner remain relevant on the field and among fantasy owners.

WRRoddy White

Roddy White

5 rec, 82 yards, rec TD

White hasn't produced a bad week yet this season, and only seven receivers have hauled in more touchdowns. White has caught four touchdowns in his last four games against Philadelphia.

WRJulio Jones

Julio Jones

4 rec, 59 yards

The Eagles held Calvin Johnson in check for three quarters and took Mike Wallace out of the contest the week prior. Jones could be their next victim.

TETony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez

6 rec, 57 yards, rec TD

Roddy White is the NFL's reigning king of targets, and 2012 was supposed to be Julio Jones' year to shine. Yet through six games Gonzalez has been thrown to just as many times (54) as Jones, and one more time than White.

KMatt Bryant

Matt Bryant

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Life is good for the Falcons kicker. Bryant's leg has already helped the team to two last-second victories this season, and his 9.5 points per game rank him among the league's top five fantasy kickers.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

Most credit Atlanta's outstanding offense for the Falcons' undefeated record, but consider the defense. It ranks among the top 10 in points allowed and owns a plus-10 mark in turnover ratio.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMichael Vick

Michael Vick

214 pass yards, pass TD, INT, 27 rush yards

With Eagles fans calling for his removal from the lineup, Vick might rather play this week on the road. As it is, he'll welcome a Falcons defense holding opposing passers to a 74.5 QB Rating. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect Vick's former team to cut him much slack.

RBLeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

84 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 18 rec yards

Despite McCoy's explosiveness, opposing defenses have limited him to just three touchdowns in six games and 4.5 yards per catch. At least this week's matchup is favorable. The Falcons have allowed 5.2 yards per carry, and in their last contest they gave up 149 yards rushing to Oakland.

WRJeremy Maclin

Jeremy Maclin

7 rec, 88 yards, rec TD

Maclin torched Atlanta in the teams' last meeting, catching 13 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to match those gaudy numbers, but he'll do well.

WRDeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson

4 rec, 62 yards

Jackson has rarely been a model of consistency, but consider this: He's been targeted nine times in five of six starts, seeing eight targets in the other contest. Because of this, his catch and yardage totals have been predictable, although fantasy owners would love to see more scores.

TEBrent Celek

Brent Celek

3 rec, 36 yards

Celek has not reached 50 yards receiving in any of his four career games against Atlanta, and over his last four games of 2012 he has averaged just 33.7 yards with one touchdown catch. Celek has fallen back to mediocrity after jumping out to a fast start.

KAlex Henery

Alex Henery

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Philadelphia's early slide has nothing to do with its second-year kicker. Henery has held up just fine, having made 11-of-12 attempts. He has averaged 10 points in three home games this season.

DEFENSE

2 Sacks

Not only are Mike Vick and the offense giving the ball away too much, but the defense has failed to generate turnovers, managing just eight this season. And we're all still waiting for the pass rush to pick up the pace.

 
 
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