Adam Filadelfo is back to break down the new-look Philadelphia Eagles in our Team Talk series. Please follow Adam on Twitter: @Frostt24.
The fans of Philadelphia are almost as hardcore about their football
team as fantasy owners are about their teams. Both fantasy and Eagles
fans probably haven't been to happy with the birds the last couple of
seasons. This year could be a renewed passion in both Philadelphia and
fantasy football when talking about the Eagles.
Michael Vick - Since being named starting quarterback, fantasy owners
seemed to have quickly forgotten about the injuries and struggles that
plagued Vick throughout his career. He still shouldn't be drafted as
your starting quarterback regardless of the system he's now in. He's
fools gold. Vick always tends to hold onto the football longer than he
should and with this faster tempo offense from Chip Kelly will end up
throwing more interceptions. He could help owners out until he gets hurt
so if you do plan on taking a chance on Vick, enjoy the ride while it
DeSean Jackson - Jackson is known primarily for his big play ability and
kick/punt returns. He tends to be a boom or bust fantasy player. I think
this season could produce more boom than bust. DeSean Jackson's big
time playmaking ability should fit right in with Chip Kelly's high tempo
offense. This no huddle offense should provide plenty of opportunities
for big downfield plays, something Jackson is quite suited for. He has
receiver one potential this year and should reward his fantasy owners
with a monster season.
Riley Cooper - Despite the off field issues Cooper had, he could be a
decent fantasy option for owners very late in your draft. With Jackson being the deep threat and
defenses not having time to regroup between snaps, Cooper can be a nice
surprise. This new look Eagles offense can produce a lot of points in a
short amount of time and Cooper can find himself having a good fantasy
season because of it.
Brent Celek - Chip Kelly came out and said Celek would be a major part of
the Eagles offense. He wasn't going to be used as a blocking tight end.
This has to say a lot about Celek's fantasy value. Those words can
easily translate to tight end one value. If you play in a PPR format,
Celek should be targeted as a starting tight end because in this
offense, sky is the limit.
LeSean McCoy - While it's far fetched to think Shady can have a season
reminiscent of two years ago, he could very well have a very nice
fantasy season. The Eagles will look to run the ball a lot and that will
be a big boost to McCoy's numbers. He did slow down a lot toward the
end of last season so there should be a cause for concern. Especially
running a quick tempo offense. He still has to be considered a running
back one and can be trusted as your top back.
Bryce Brown - Brown could have fantasy value even with Shady in there. There will be little time between snaps, so McCoy could need a
breather giving playing time to Bryce. Just remember Brown has had
issues holding onto the football and his fumbling could lose owners
points and lose him playing time. He's a nice late round flier but the
majority of the playing time will still belong to LeSean McCoy.