Coming off a four-touchdown performance, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is worthy of low-end QB1 consideration tonight.
By Sam Bush
As if Eagles fans don’t have enough to root for in tonight’s Win or Go Home game against the Redskins at the Linc, fantasy owners have a lot on the line too.
So, here’s a guide:
Sam Bradford (EAGLES) — His best performance of the season came against the Redskins in Week 4 (270 passing yards, three touchdowns). He’s also coming off his best game since Week 4, with 361 yards and two touchdowns (and two interceptions) last weekend against the Cardinals. He’s still not in QB1 territory, but there is some hope here for those very desperate for a quarterback in Week 16.
Kirk Cousins (WAS) — The Eagles have allowed the fifth most fantasy points to the position (19.8 F.P.P.G.), and Cousins had 21.7 in Week 4. Coming off a four-touchdown performance, Cousins is worthy of low-end QB1 consideration this weekend.
DeMarco Murray/Darren Sproles/Ryan Mathews (EAGLES) —After just two carries last weekend against the Cardinals, Murray’s season, and his tenure with the Eagles, appears all but over. Mathews, who had 58 yards on 11 carries against Arizona, is the only back to consider in fantasy formats, but only as a flex.
Alfred Morris/Matt Jones (WAS) — The Eagles are the seventh-best fantasy matchup for running backs, but neither Morris nor Jones has topped 10 fantasy points in the last five weeks.
Wide Receiver/Tight End
Jordan Matthews (EAGLES) — He caught eight passes for 159 yards and a touchdown against the Cardinals last weekend, his third game in the last four with a touchdown. He didn’t do much against the Redskins in Week 4, but they have allowed the seventh most fantasy points to the position this season (26.3 F.P.P.G).
DeSean Jackson (WAS) — Coming off his best fantasy performance of the season (21.3 points), Jackson now has a touchdown in four of his last five games. He’s a solid WR2 play against the team yielding the third most fantasy points to receivers (28.3 F.P.P.G).
Jordan Reed (WAS) — The Eagles are the third-toughest fantasy matchup for tight ends, allowing just three touchdowns to the position. They held Reed to five catches for 37 yards in Week 4.