With the loss of #1 wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, the Philadelphia Eagles will be fighting an uphill battle in 2013. There are still some talented individuals on offense though, and fantasy owners will have their eyes on the top playmakers. Here’s a preview for the best three fantasy options for Philadelphia this season.
With the passing game still looking for an identity, LeSean McCoy should get even more touches with Maclin out for the season. He is coming off a pretty mediocre season by his standards, but 2012 was interrupted with a concussion that kept him out for a month.
Chip Kelly loves to spread the field and create offense, and McCoy will be a big part of that. Expect him to improve his receiving numbers, while also having a bounce back season on the ground. He’s a borderline 1st round pick in most leagues, but the more likely scenario is 2nd round.
The ultra-quick wide receiver is rising on draft boards, despite the fact that he is still a bit inconsistent. He still can’t go over the middle, but the team can certainly utilize his straight ahead speed for big plays.
He should be healthy to start the season, but injury issues do scare some people. Expect him to go somewhere in the 70-80 range overall, with the possibility of going hire thanks to his new opportunity to be a #1 receiver.
Even though Bryce Brown has about the same fantasy football value heading into the 2013 season, Vick has more potential since he is the starter (for now). Kelly loves to use mobile quarterbacks, and Vick still is one. He is getting up there in age, which is why no one is projecting a huge season from him.
As of right now, he is a decent backup quarterback to have for your fantasy football squad. He might get an occasional start due to a favorable matchup, but other than that he is a kind of wait and see, type of fantasy talent. The 10th round and later on sounds about right for him, as well as Brown at running back.
The preceding was a guest post courtesy of FanDuel.