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What to do with Greg Ward in Week 4 fantasy football

Philadelphia is having major issues with wide receiver injuries, but what does it mean for Greg Ward’s fantasy value?

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward reacts against the Seattle Seahawks during the third quarter in a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field.  Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward heads into the Week 4 matchup coming off a career day in a tie with the Cincinnati Bengals. He took advantage of an injured Eagles wide receiver corps and should have an opportunity to produce once again on Sunday night.

Fantasy Football analysis: Eagles WR Greg Ward

Ward caught eight passes for 72 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets on Sunday with the Philadelphia wide receivers really struggling with injuries. DeSean Jackson (hamstring) and Alshon Jeffery (foot) have been ruled out for Sunday’s game. In addition, JJ Arcega-Whiteside is doubtful with a calf injury. With all these injuries, Carson Wentz has to throw the ball to somebody, and Ward might be the primary beneficiary of the targets.

Philadelphia is going up against a 49ers’ defense that allowed just 179 passing yards to Daniel Jones and the New York Giants.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

If Jeffery, Jeffery and Arcega-Whiteside cannot play, Ward can be used as a third wide receiver and receive flex consideration in standard leagues.