Fantasy Football 2014: Eagles at Colts 9/15/14 Week 2 Preview
Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at Indianapolis Colts (0-1)
Monday, September 15, 2014 8:30 PM ET
We’ll be getting a pretty good matchup in the Week 2 version of “Monday Night Football” this weekend, when the Eagles head over to Indianapolis to take on the Colts. Philadelphia is coming off a remarkable come-from-behind win over Jacksonville, while Indianapolis’ own comeback bid fell short against the Broncos in Week 1.
As expected, there will be plenty of noteworthy fantasy contributors out there on Monday, so let’s take a closer look at some of the big-name players and see what we should be expecting from our rosters in Week 2.
Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Foles’ fantasy owners heart rates were skyrocketing after the first half against Jacksonville, when he coughed up three turnovers and no touchdowns. After the break, however, things turned around.
Foles ended up with 322 yards and a pair of scores, which ended up balancing out his poor performance earlier. We see a pretty respectable game on tap for Week 2, and he should keep those turnovers in check.
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Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts: Speaking of turnovers, Luck notched a couple of those as well, which continues a disturbing trend of tossing interceptions for him. That said, he also had a good game against Denver, posting 370 yards and three total touchdowns in the loss.
We like Luck to settle in a bit this week and gain some additional chemistry with his now-healthy receiving corps. He should have a solid outing.
LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: He didn’t get into the end zone, but McCoy still posted a pretty solid fantasy day in Week 1. He ended up with 115 total yards: 74 on the ground and another 41 through the air.
Darren Sproles will vulture some of McCoy’s touches this year (and is turning into a nice flex play), but McCoy will still finish the season as one of the best fantasy backs out there.
Trent Richardson, RB, Indianapolis Colts: There’s not a whole lot to get excited about in the Colts backfield, and that includes Richardson. He got just nine touches in a pass-heavy Week 1 game, and was used nearly equally to fellow RB Ahmad Bradshaw (who was way more effective in the passing game).
Given Richardson’s draft position, he was something of a bargain when compared to some other No. 1 running backs. Still, with Bradshaw lurking there’s not a whole lot of upside. Flex play only.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: We’ve expressed our doubts about the Eagles receiving corps, but for now they’re in pretty good shape. Maclin had a nice outing in Week 1, posting 97 yards and a score.
Granted, without that 68-yard TD strike, Maclin’s line would have been disappointing. Still, he’s capable of those long bombs on any given play and should be active this week.
Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis Colts: It was good to see the veteran Wayne back out on the field, and it was apparent that Luck was happy to have him back. He got a team-high 13 targets, hauling in nine of those for 98 yards.
Now that Wayne is healthy and active, he’s ready to help take the Colts offense to the next level. He’ll get all sorts of work on Monday as Luck’s favorite receiver.
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