Playing the Eagles a recipe for weekly honors
November 28, 2012, 6:00 pm
Last season, one of the easiest decisions for fantasy owners to make was to start a skill player facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs’ defense, specifically against the run, was dreadful. Tampa Bay lost its last 10 games in a row and allowed more than 36 points per game over its last nine.
This season, that team has been the Eagles.
Over the last 10 weeks, six players have used the Eagles’ inept offense, defense and special teams to earn Player of the Week honors. Have a look:
Week 3: Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (9 catches, 114 yards, TD)
Week 5: Steelers K Shaun Suisham (3 for 3 field goals, including game-winner)
Week 6: Lions K Jason Hanson (4 for 4 field goals, including game-winner)
Week 10: Cowboys PR Dwayne Harris (go-ahead 78-yard punt return TD)
Week 11: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (14-for-15, 200 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT)
Week 12: Panthers QB Cam Newton (18-for-28, 306 yards, 4 total TD, 0 INT)
There you have it. The Eagles have allowed at least 28 points in a franchise-record five straight games. They’re the second team in NFL history to allow five straight opposing QBs a rating of 120.0 or higher.
What does it all mean? It means that if you have Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, Jason Witten, Dan Bailey or the Cowboys’ defense on your fantasy team, you better be starting them in Week 13.
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1 reply to this topic
Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:11 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:51 PM
This is perhaps the most glaring indictment of how bad this team is.