Prior to a Week 7 bye, the
So when it doesn't get a bunch of sacks or a touchdown, as was the case Week 8 at Arizona, it doesn't have much to fall back on. The Eagles allowed 24 points on 400 yards, going without a sack or an interception. Their only big play on the defensive side of the ball was a fumble recovery by Nate Allen late in the third quarter.
That doesn't mean you should give up on the Eagles DST in Fantasy. Clearly, it has plenty of big-play potential. But you'll want to play close attention to the matchups with it. It's a bit risky again Week 9 at Houston, but because the Texans have an occasionally mistake-prone quarterback in Ryan Fitzpatrick, you may just want to run it out there and hope for the best.
"I’ll be in practice this week pushing forward," Kendricks wrote, according to the Eagles' official website.
The Eagles were on a bye Week 7. They return to action Week 8 against the Cardinals.
After making a name for itself in Fantasy with an amazing seven touchdowns in its first five games, the
The Eagles allowed only 253 yards. They recorded eight sacks, including three by Connor Barwin and two by Vinny Curry, to join three teams in a tie for second in that category. Surprisingly, given how critical they were to their success in the early going, they had just one takeaway.
The touchdowns you could have just contributed to luck if you were the pessimistic sort, but a shutout, particularly against an offense of some standing, is impossible to ignore. The Eagles DST is looking like a must-start Fantasy unit. It's on bye in Week 7, but keep it in mind for Week 8 at Arizona.
"If there's one guy I wouldn't count out of anything, it would be DeMeco," head coach Chip Kelly said. "But we'll see how he progresses during the week."