Tuesday, October 20, 2015


The Philadelphia Eagles managed to blow out of the New York Giants despite their QB having an epically horrific performance.  As always we get right to the latest fantasy football news emanating from the game.

Sam Bradford:  24/38 for 280 yards with 1 TD and 3 INT.  My goodness was Bradford pathetic in this one.  I am now fully convinced that he simply is not a good quarterback.  Whereas I gave him a pass in the past due to injuries and lack of supporting cast in St. Louis, Bradford has looked awful this season in Chip Kelly's explosive offense.  No change will be made off a win but Bradford has been so bad that I can't see him making it to the end of the season as the starter if this keeps up.  In fantasy football terms, you want to avoid this summer curiosity given the inept level of play.

Eli Manning:  24/38 for 189 yards with 1 TD and 2 INT.  Yeah Manning was brutal himself but I will give the guy a pass since he has been money all season to this point.  Manning still has a ton of weapons in this offense even without Victor Cruz so I would continue using him liberally in all formats.

DeMarco Murray:  22 carries for 109 yards and 1 TD to go with 3 catches for 14 yards.  Second straight solid outing for Murray who is emerging from that unbelievably bad start.  I am still very frustrated to see Kelly having Murray run side-to-side instead of north-south which is what he did all last season for the Dallas Cowboys in his offensive MVP year.  Not sure why the stubbornness there on Kelly's part but it is hurting Murray no doubt.  At least it was nice to see another score and the fact he dominated carries over Ryan Matthews and Darren Sproles.

Rashad Jennings:  13 carries for 63 yards and 1 fumble to go with 3 receptions for 20 yards.  Jennings is a nice player but he can't ever seem to have a running back spot all to his own.  He shares work with not only Andre Williams but also Shane Vereen.  Williams has been so bad however that Jennings should be getting more carries.  Either way he is not even worth starting in PPR formats given the lack of touches.

Odell Beckham Jr.:  7 catches for 61 yards and 1 TD.  Beckham Jr. did about as well as could be expected with a sore hamstring that had him questionable leading up to the game.  He was used mostly on crosses which worked nicely but nothing deep.  Overall Beckham's numbers are down by a solid margin but that was to be expected without Cruz and with opposing D coordinators having a full offseason to work on him.

Jordan Matthews:  6 catches for 59 yards and 1 fumble.  Matthew is being held back some by his QB which is not helping in fantasy football but he is still getting his hands on the ball a decent amount.  We thought we would see more though in this offense but it just hasn't been there. 

Riley Cooper:  3 catches for 76 yards and 1 TD.  Cooper had the one Bradford TD catch but that was pretty much it.  He remains a bench guy in all formats due to the fact he doesn't catch a high volume of passes. 

Shane Vereen:  1 catch for 6 yards.  Unreal.  It is crazy that this is all Vereen got in a game the Giants had to pass after being down so much so early.  He is not in New England anymore that's for sure.


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