Fantasy Football 2015: Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers Week 7 Preview
Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) at Carolina Panthers (5-0)
Sunday, October 25, 2015; 8:30 PM ET
Rounding out the day’s schedule on “Sunday Night Football” in Week 7, we’ve got an intriguing NFC matchup between the Eagles and Panthers. Philadelphia (3-3) blew out the Giants on Monday, while the Panthers (5-0) got a late score to carry them over the Seahawks in Week 6.
There will be plenty of notable fantasy football stars on the field in this one, so let’s take a closer look at a few of those names to see what we might be expecting on our rosters.
Sam Bradford, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Bradford had a pretty good game in Week 5, so many fantasy owners were expecting him to burst out of his shell in Week 6. That didn’t exactly happen, as he’d finish with 280 yards, a TD and three picks.
Bradford hasn’t quite been what we expected. He’s thrown for more than one touchdown just twice this year and is an interception machine lately. Tread with caution.
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Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers: Newton had something of a shaky day through the air in Week 6, but made up for it with his feet as usual. He posted just 269 yards, one touchdown and two picks while rushing for 30 yards and a touchdown.
Newton now has three touchdowns on the ground this year, and has rushed for at least 30 yards in every game. That’s a nice bonus in a fantasy capacity.
DeMarco Murray, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Along with the defense, Murray was the main reason the Eagles beat the Giants in Week 6. He came up with 22 carries for 109 yards and a score, adding three grabs for 14 more.
It’s good to see Murray finally hitting his stride. He has at least 20 carries, 83 yards and a TD in each of his last two games. He’s getting back into solid starter territory in fantasy.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers: Stewart played well against a stout Seahawks defense in Week 6, with 78 yards on 20 rushes for two touchdowns. He also had one grab for eight more yards.
It was Stewart’s best performance of the year, and his busiest one as well. He hadn’t bagged more than 62 rush yards in a game this season before that. He’s in the flex conversation for this week in fantasy.
Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Matthews led the team in receptions against the Giants, hauling in six passes. He only had 59 yards, however, as Bradford had a crummy passing day.
Matthews has just one score (Week 2) and one game of 100 yards or better (Week 1). For the past four games he’s been crummy in fantasy, making him little more than a low-end WR play.
Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers: Olsen monopolized Newton’s attention in the passing game against the Seahawks, posting seven receptions for 131 yards and a touchdown.
Olsen had 134 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 against the Saints, but that was his only other double-digit fantasy performance. Still, he’s a TE1 due to his potential and the thinness of the position.
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