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NFC East Player Analysis
Patrick White, FantasySharks.com, Staff Writer

Philadelphia Eagles (vs Washington Redskins)

QB Mark Sanchez: Good matchup, but then again, so was last week. Sanchez looked pressured and flustered in situations where most would have been relaxed and productive. His inaccurate throws came out to play last week as the questions of Nick Foles return started swirling -- only to be shot down by Kelly. The matchup is the only thing keeping Sanchez anywhere near active this week. ( 276 yds pass with 2 TDs and 1 Int; 7 yds rush )

QB Matt Barkley: ( 36 yds pass; 1 yd rush )

RB LeSean McCoy: After two straight let down games, McCoy will have trouble getting back on track vs the Redskins. A troubling issue that has suddenly popped up though is Polk as a red zone option. That means that Sanchez, Sproles, Polk, and McCoy will split rushing touchdowns which steals a lot of value from McCoy and this projection reflects that. Still, too explosive to consider other options. ( 85 yds rush; 2 catches for 18 yds )

RB Darren Sproles: Sproles use has become strikingly void. Save for one play, he would have been the last player on the stat sheet. Chip Kelly has suddenly lost his mojo and Sproles is suffering significantly. ( 19 yds rush; 2 catches for 18 yds )

RB Chris Polk: A sudden favorite near the red zone for the Eagles. ( 9 yds rush; 1 catch for 2 yds )

WR Jeremy Maclin: Against Dallas, Maclin was an out cut away from a 75 yard TD. Don't expect the Washington secondary to offer that much resistance. He could go off in a big way after two games in which he failed to meet expectations. ( 8 catches for 106 yds and 1 TD )

WR Jordan Matthews: Matthews finally drew national recognition and love for his potential last week and drew the goose egg. He was shaken up early and his lack of play could have been the sole reason as to why the Eagles' offense sputtered. He's that valuable but also that much of a risk. ( 5 catches for 50 yds and 1 TD )

WR Riley Cooper: ( 5 catches for 44 yds )

WR Brad Smith: ( 1 catch for 2 yds )

WR Josh Huff: ( 1 yd rush; 1 catch for 9 yds )

WR Jeff Maehl: ( 1 catch for 2 yds )

TE Brent Celek: Was active last week. But that was due to all the other options being shut down and he still managed to end what could have been long, productive drives. ( 3 catches for 44 yds )

TE Zach Ertz: If it wasn't for the Redskins, Ertz would be ranked outside the top 20. Brent Celek eats up too many reps as Ertz is a complete TD dependent play. ( 4 catches for 47 yds )

TE James Casey: ( 1 catch for 4 yds )

PK Cody Parkey: Sanchez's loss is Parkey's gain. The opposition is enough to allow ball movement but also to let Sanchez soil himself once in close. Parkey is a must start. ( 3 XPs, 2 FGs )

Def Philadelphia Eagles: Mouth watering opposition here. Griffin will do his best to be sacked on broken plays and throw opportune interceptions at ease. Great play as the Eagles could mirror how the Cowboys bounced back after their embarrassing loss with playoff hopes on the line. Washington's offensive line is light years away from Dallas'. ( 4 sacks, 1 INT, 2 Fumbles )



New York Giants (vs Saint Louis Rams)

QB Eli Manning: Last week was a beautiful thing but it was more a gift from Washington than an amazing feat by the Giants. Expect much more pressure on Manning and better coverage down field. This is a tough matchup for Eli. ( 221 yds pass with 2 TDs and 1 Int; 3 yds rush )

QB Ryan Nassib: ( 8 yds pass )

RB Rashad Jennings: 1 rush last week. That's all you have to know.

RB Andre Williams: He and Jennings are stealing value away from each other in the way that all Giants' running backs seemingly have done over the last decade. Touchdown or bust. ( 60 yds rush and 1 TD; 2 catches for 10 yds )

RB Orleans Darkwa: ( 3 yds rush; 1 catch for 1 yd )

RB Henry Hynoski: ( 3 yds rush; 1 catch for 1 yd )

WR Odell Beckham: Ten games. TEN GAMES! The numbers that Beckham have compiled are nothing short of amazing. He appears to be the most NFL ready WR out of college since Randy Moss, who he is constantly being compared to. He's a must start and borderline fantasy MVP based on the likeliness that he was picked up off waivers. ( 3 yds rush; 9 catches for 105 yds and 1 TD )

WR Rueben Randle: Unless the back of the jersey says BECKHAM, almost nobody on the Giants is start worthy. ( 5 catches for 52 yds )

WR Preston Parker: ( 3 catches for 29 yds )

WR Corey Washington: ( 1 catch for 5 yds )

WR Kevin Ogletree: ( 1 catch for 7 yds )

TE Larry Donnell: Eli only has eyes for Beckham at this point. ODB has become THE red zone threat, taking away Donnell's best chance at production. ( 4 catches for 40 yds )

TE Daniel Fells: ( 1 catch for 11 yds )

TE Adrien Robinson: ( 1 catch for 3 yds )

PK Josh Brown: Could finish the week as the second most productive Giant behind that kid wearing #13. ( 2 XPs, 1 FG )

Def New York Giants: St. Louis has done a good job at limiting mistakes on offense for the most part, save for a Tre Mason mind slip or two. The Giants are at the Jay Cutler breaking point of 'I don't know what's wrong'. ( 3 sacks, 1 Fumble )



Dallas Cowboys (vs Indianapolis Colts)

QB Tony Romo: Murray will be banged up and Romo has 6 TDs in 2 games. He and Dez will get back to work as they attempt to seal their playoff fate. Unless you have an undisputed top ten option, Romo makes for a high end play in your lineup. ( 225 yds pass with 3 TDs and 1 Int; 2 yds rush )

QB Brandon Weeden: ( 16 yds pass )

RB DeMarco Murray: You need to pick up both Dallas back up running backs and wait out the news. The Cowboys want to force feed him the ball in order to not only chase playoff hopes but also want to give him a shot at some Cowboys' all time records. A broken hand is a big deal for a guy that carries the ball 30 times a week so monitor this closely. We will update his numbers later in the week once more is known. ( 117 yds rush and 1 TD; 4 catches for 33 yds )

RB Joseph Randle: Keep an eye on that hand surgery that Murray had. This is being WAY under reported. Remember when Cam Newton's surgery wasn't THAT big of a deal? ( 20 yds rush; 1 catch for 6 yds )

RB Lance Dunbar: Will likely see some snaps and will climb our rankings quickly once we know the status of DeMarco Murray for sure. ( 11 yds rush; 1 catch for 18 yds )

WR Dez Bryant: If Murray can't go, the offense will surely flow through Dez. Which is scary, given that he's compiled all of his yardage and touchdowns as a complementary piece and not the focal point. Last weeks numbers could repeat themselves. Your move DeMarco Murray. ( 6 catches for 77 yds and 1 TD )

WR Terrance Williams: ( 2 catches for 31 yds )

WR Cole Beasley: ( 3 catches for 27 yds )

WR Devin Street: ( 1 catch for 2 yds )

WR Dwayne Harris: ( 1 catch for 7 yds )

TE Jason Witten: If you could get extra points for first down conversions on third down plays, Witten would be a fantasy monster. Instead, he's serving as an extra blocker 99% of the time. If Murray sits and the Cowboys are forced to throw more, Witten will have the most yardage he's had all season. ( 6 catches for 61 yds and 1 TD )

TE Gavin Escobar: ( 1 catch for 10 yds )

TE James Hanna: ( 1 catch for 6 yds )

PK Dan Bailey: All the Cowboy players are being undersold this week as there is no possible way that you can sit Bailey in what should be a back and forth game against Luck. ( 3 XPs, 1 FG )

Def Dallas Cowboys: When you're playing Andrew Luck, you take a hit in our rankings. ( 2 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble )



Washington Redskins (vs Philadelphia Eagles)

QB Robert Griffin III: Griffin came out last week in relief looking better right out of the gate. Then, once the initial jump start wore off, we began to see the real RGIII once again. Philly will be playing with a large chip on their shoulder and Washington will be exposed. ( 250 yds pass with 1 TD and 1 Int; 23 yds rush )

QB Kirk Cousins: ( 82 yds pass; 3 yds rush )

RB Alfred Morris: 55 total rush yards in two combined weeks. If you're in the championship round, you're holding out hope that the return of RGIII means Morris gets back to what he does best. There is a ton of risk here, as Philly could stack the box and force Griffin to beat them in the air. ( 71 yds rush; 1 catch for 9 yds )

RB Roy Helu: In week 16, if you're reading this, you are more rare than a Unicorn. You are a Redskins fan. ( 14 yds rush; 3 catches for 34 yds )

RB Silas Redd: ( 5 yds rush; 1 catch for 14 yds )

RB Darrel Young: ( 2 yds rush; 1 catch for 8 yds )

WR Pierre Garcon: Nope. He's gone from a WR1 to a WR5. Unless RGIII gets back to being his old self (not likely), Garcon will again continue to be terrible as a fantasy option. ( 7 catches for 67 yds )

WR DeSean Jackson: He's the best wide receiver on Washington. Which can be considered more of an insult than a compliment. The Giants' secondary is awful and it only takes one with DJax. ( 1 yd rush; 5 catches for 80 yds )

WR Andre Roberts: ( 1 yd rush; 3 catches for 36 yds )

WR Ryan Grant: ( 1 catch for 2 yds )

WR Santana Moss: ( 2 yds rush; 2 catches for 18 yds )

TE Jordan Reed: Too inconsistent to trust. Same is said for the quarterback. ( 5 catches for 50 yds )

TE Niles Paul: ( 2 catches for 28 yds )

TE Logan Paulsen: ( 1 catch for 13 yds )

PK Kai Forbath: Until we see the Redskins get back to having a high tempo offense, which could take several quarterback and coaching changes along with multiple wasted seasons, we should look for situations where more points are available. ( 2 XPs, 1 FG )

Def Washington Redskins: Ummmm... No. ( 2 sacks, 1 Fumble )



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