Are the Eagles, owners of the worst record in football’s weakest division last year (4-11-1), being slept on? Not here at Audacy Sports, where Jordan Cohn and I are pounding the table for fantasy owners to start Zach Ertz and DeVonta Smith (making his NFL debut Sunday) in this week’s opener against an abysmal Falcons secondary that yielded a league-worst 293.6 passing yards per game last season.
Sure, there’s reason to be skeptical (as Philly fans usually are). The Eagles were outscored by an embarrassing 90-47 margin in their three preseason games this summer and, judging by their reported interest in Deshaun Watson (problematic given his up-in-the-air legal status amid 22 sexual misconduct allegations), don’t seem entirely convinced dual-threat Jalen Hurts is their long-term solution at quarterback. That’s why it’s important for fantasy owners not to lose the plot. Counting stats are all we care about in this realm and in a game with a 48-point Vegas total (which seems oddly low), any and all Eagles skill-position players should be in your Week 1 plans.
Welcome to another episode of the Audacy Sports Fantasy Football Show, where Jordan, Chris Emma and I share our favorite waiver pickups (where I go against the grain by recommending Jets rookie Elijah Moore), streaming options and under-the-radar starts ahead of what should be an action-packed opening week. Good luck to all daily and season-long players and, if you’re a fan of what we do here, do us a solid and share the link below.