Fantasy Football 2014: Panthers at Eagles 11/10/14 Week 10 Preview
Carolina Panthers (3-5-1) at Philadelphia Eagles (6-2)
Monday, November 10, 2014; 8:30 PM ET
Capping off the Week 10 schedule in the NFL, we have a “Monday Night Football” matchup between the Panthers and the Eagles. Carolina (3-5-1) is coming off a loss to the Saints last Thursday, while Philadelphia (6-2) got a win against the Texans in Week 10 but lost their starting QB in the process.
Let’s check out some of the notable fantasy players in this one, as there will be several on the field. We’ll take a closer look at their recent stats to see what we should be expecting from our lineups in Week 10.
Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers: Newton is usually a pretty reliable name in fantasy terms, but he put in a bad game against the Saints. He posted just 151 passing yards with no touchdowns and a pick, but did log 43 rush yards and a touchdown.
Newton’s feet are his biggest sell in the fantasy game, but if his offensive line continues to let him down he won’t get a chance to use them. He’s a mid-level play here as usual.
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Mark Sanchez, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: After starting QB Nick Foles went down with a broken collarbone, Sanchez stepped in and played pretty well. He tossed two touchdowns and two interceptions (one not being his fault) in the victory, and is really a better fantasy option than you may think.
With all the weapons around him, Sanchez shouldn’t have too much trouble making plays. Try to get all that butt-fumble stuff out of your memory and key in on him as a potential starter in Week 10.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers: Here’s the bad news on Stewart: he rushed for just 46 yards on eight carries against New Orleans, and had to share the backfield with DeAngelo Williams.
The good news is that Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the two backs need to get more touches, so we should see an up-tick in involvement for those guys. Still, due to the committee approach here, Stewart won’t get out of flex territory.
LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Chris Polk vultured a touchdown away from McCoy last week, but he still came away with nice numbers. He rushed for 117 yards on 23 carries, but got just two receptions for six yards.
With Sanchez under center, the team should lean toward featuring McCoy a bit more, and you’ll probably see his receiving contributions go up as a result. Regardless, he’s an automatic start.
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers: After a string of three games scoring at least 9.4 fantasy points, Benjamin was shut down against the Saints, posting just two grabs for 18 yards. Newton tried to find him on several occasions, but the blanket coverage and crummy pass protection made it difficult.
Last week was a bummer, but if you’re rolling with Benjamin you’ve got to stick with him. He’s far and away the best thing in the Carolina receiving corps, and can break one at any time.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Speaking of breaking one at any time, Maclin can do just that. He’s making his owners look very smart this season, scoring eight touchdowns already. He notched two more against Houston, and didn’t seem to miss a beat when Sanchez came in.
Even with the QB switch, you’re not sitting Maclin. He should continue to be the top dog regardless of who’s under center and has been an amazing find this season in fantasy.
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