Zach Ertz is a beast in the tight end position. He was the most targeted tight end last season and posted the second-most fantasy points of all tight ends. Even with new additions to the Philadelphia Eagles like Desean Jackson, Ertz is still projected to be a top-three tight end this upcoming season and will receive a bunch of targets again. With Carson Wentz at the helm, Ertz averaged an unbelievable 7.5 receptions a game. Ertz is guaranteed to receive a huge number of targets this season, but it will cost you an early pick for in your draft. .
Carson Wentz was on a tear back in 2017 for the 13 games before his torn ACL. Last season was not nearly as special, but Wentz was dealing with injury and was never 100% ready to play. However, this season he is back to health and has a bunch of help with the 2019 offense. A good line, receivers, and running backs are just what he needs to return to the level he was playing at in 2017. Wentz is ranked around 9 in most projections, but I see him as a top-five fantasy quarterback this season if he stays healthy.
Alshon Jeffrey is a great second receiver on a fantasy team. He is going to get targets and is a well-balanced receiver seeing both short passes and long balls. The Eagles are never hesitant to target him in the endzone, and although he is not the superstar — throw it up and he’ll catch it. He is consistently getting open and catching the ball. Alshon Jeffrey will be a reliable receiver for whoever gets him. With Desean Jackson running around and Ertz getting the most targets, it will allow Alshon not to get locked down and continue being a consistently solid receiver for fantasy.
Miles Sanders vs Jordan Howard
One of the more interesting backfields in the NFL is the Eagles’. The Birds acquired Howard over the offseason and drafted Miles Sanders out of Penn State with their third-round pick. Howard, who is coming off his third straight top-20 fantasy season, will likely receive the bulk of the carries Week 1, but could potentially see a big share of his carries start going to the rookie. Sanders is a much better pass catcher out of the backfield, is currently projected to outperform Howard. With that being said, Doug Pederson has been known to use all of his backs in the run game, which poses as a potential threat to both Sanders and Howard.