Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 9/28/12

The Philadelphia Eagles are matched up with the division rival New York Giants this Sunday night in Philadelphia.  If you played any Eagles in last week's fantasy game, you probably were disappointed with the lackluster performance by the offense.  

No touchdowns by any player as the Eagles only mustered two field goals.  The Eagles have been somewhat of an enigma this year as the offense shown sparks, but has not  clicked for a whole game this year.  Lets take a closer look at the individual fantasy matchups this week against the G-Men.

QB Michael Vick:  Vick goes up against a ferocious Giants pass rush this week.  The Eagles injury depleted offensive line will most likely struggle to give Vick the time he needs.  Vick may need to return to his old ways by scrambling to buy time or taking off and picking up the yards on the ground.  The Giants have been average this year against quarterbacks, but they did limit Cam Newton to a pedestrian game last week.  Vick will have Maclin available this week according to early reports.  Vick is a low end QB1 or a high end backup this week.  If you have another viable option, go that route.  But you do run the risk of Vick having a monster game, part of the problem with these high risk high reward quarterbacks.

RB LeSean McCoy: McCoy has done well this year when he gets the opportunity, but the lack of carries has been concerning for owners.  Four carries in the first half of last week against the Cardinals was a joke.  He needs to get the ball more.  Expect the Eagles to lean on him this week to slow the Giants defensive line.  He is still a must start.

WR DeSean Jackson: Jackson was not at full speed against the Cardinals and struggled to separate at times.  The entire offense struggled and so did DeSean.  He should do well against a suspect Giants secondary, but due to the Eagles inconsistent offense he is only a flex play this week.  

WR Jeremy Maclin: Maclin missed last weeks game with a hip pointer and is listed as questionable this week.  Reports are indicating that he will play.  Continue to monitor his status, but if Maclin is healthy he is a legitimate flex option.  Vick himself has stated that DeSean is his number one target, but Maclin seems to come up big in the redzone registering two touchdowns this year in a game and a half.  

TE Brent Celek: Celek was held in check last week just like the rest of the offense.  Celek has been a yardage machine but has not found the endzone this year.  The Giants have not surrendered a touchdown to a tight end this year.  This seems like a tough spot for Celek, but he has come up big against good defenses like the Ravens.  Consider him a low end TE1 or a  high end TE2.  

Defense/Special Teams Eagles:  The Giants offense has not allowed a fantasy defense to score more than eight points against them this year.  The way Eli Manning has looked this year is not encouraging for Eagles D/ST owners.  They are a very low end starting defense this week.  If you have another defense start them this week.  Also if you have a player you do not mind cutting, it might be worth it to pick up a free agent defense this week with a favorable matchup.  The Giants offense is extremely potent.

Not a great matchup for Eagles fantasy players, especially after the debacle in Arizona last week.  Be patient though, the Eagles offense will come around. 

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