Philadelphia’s new offense runs at a break-neck pace. Running a play every 22 seconds, the Eagles have plenty of opportunities to create fantasy value.
Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson combined for 65 fantasy points. If this scoring trend continues, owning any of Philadelphia’s offensive weapons could bring you one step closer to winning you your fantasy league.
That being said, there are some concerns to note for each of these explosive fantasy players.
Michael Vick was hit several times in the win over Washington. With Vick diving for yardage instead of sliding or getting out of bounds, Washington's substandard front seven was able to get to him more than most fantasy owners would like. Vick's inability to protect himself is a concern considering his long list of past injuries.
Also concerning was the amount of work that LeSean McCoy saw. Being given 31 total carries provided McCoy with the opportunity to gain 184 rushing yards. It is tough to conceive a season where he carries the ball nearly 500 times without getting hurt.
Least risky from a health perspective is DeSean Jackson. That being said, he is one of several possible receivers in the spread formation, and his production could vary greatly week to week based on who the defense decides to try to shut down the most.
If all goes well, the Eagles could provide you with the silver bullet to win your league, but that’s a big if to risk your roster on.