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What to do with Nelson Agholor in Week 4 fantasy football

With receivers getting healthy and dropped balls, does Nelson Agholor have any appeal vs. the Packers? We look at whether you should play or bench the WR in Week 4.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor fumbles the football during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field.  Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

If there are two things Philly does best it’s produce American heroes and some of the sickest burns this side of the Mississippi. This guy achieved both those feats in one interview.

Sure, Eagles nation probably wasn’t happy with Nelson Agholor on Sunday, but if you rolled the WR out in fantasy football, you probably didn’t have the same amount of scorn.

Despite inconsistency, dropped balls and a fumble, Agholor turned in another solid performance with eight catches on 12 targets for 50 yards and two TDs, good for 24 fantasy points in PPR formats. Agholor was, however, making fantasy owners pretty nervous in the first half before scoring twice.

Now, it appears WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) and TE Dallas Goedert (calf) will be able to suit up for Thursday Night Football at Green Bay. This is obviously great news for the Eagles but not-so-great news for fantasy owners of Agholor. His value should take a direct hit, though it isn’t completely in the gutter. With DeSean Jackson (abdomen) still sidelined, Agholor remains the No. 2 WR in Philly’s offense, granted the No. 3 option behind Jeffery and TE Zach Ertz.

Fantasy Impact: Green Bay boasts one of the best/improved defenses in the NFL. The Packers are allowing a decent amount of yards but have done a great job preventing points through their secondary and pass rush, which has 12 sacks, third-most in the league. CBs Jaire Alexander and Kevin King have been lights out, but Agholor likely won’t see much of them. He should have Tramon Williams on him in the slot, which isn’t a great matchup, but it beats dealing with the outside guys. Agholor should see targets, but his upside is limited given the Packers’ ability to prevent big plays and keep teams out of the end zone. With the return of Jeffery and Goedert likely, plus the game being Thursday, I’d lean on the side of caution with Agholor.

Recommendation: Sit