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Eagles vs. Steelers: How to watch, what to watch in Week 5

The Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers face off in Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season. We break down how to watch the game, odds for the matchup, key injuries, and notable fantasy football start/sit considerations.

Will Philadelphia at Pittsburgh be a low-scoring matchup?

The Philadelphia Eagles are traveling to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers this week. The Steelers have yet to lose and are coming off a much needed week of rest. The Eagles vaulted themselves into first place in the NFC East after registering their first win of the year over the 49ers.

In their win over the Niners, the Eagles were outgained by 150 yards. How they won is beyond me and purely down to a few plays here and there. But, much like their entire division, they weren’t impressive.

The Steelers are heavy favorites against the Eagles, rightfully so. If you want to pour any water on the Steelers, it’s simply that their schedule has been a joke. Their three wins are against the Giants, Broncos, and Texans. Not the best opponents.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Channel: FOX
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Eagles: #30 Overall — #31 offense, #14 defense, #8 special teams
Steelers: #7 Overall — #18 offense, #3 defense, #13 special teams

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Eagles: +7.5, +280
Steelers: -7.5, -335
Total: 44.5

Injury report

Eagles

OUT: WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring), WR Alshon Jeffery (illness, foot), CB Avonte Maddox (ankle)

Steelers

OUT: LB Marcus Allen (foot), FB Derek Watt (hamstring)

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Eagles

Miles Sanders, RB, $6,500

Sanders has been one of the few impressive pieces for the Eagles this year. The tough part is that he’s about to go up against the best rush defense in the NFL. If you rely on Sanders, you might want to find an alternative option for this week.

Zach Ertz, TE, $5,700

Assuming the Steelers shut down the Eagles rushing game, Ertz will be huge for Carson Wentz’s comfort levels. Ertz is the second leading receiver for the Eagles this year and will be vital to any semblance of a chance for the Birds offense.

Steelers

Steelers, D/ST, $3,800

The Steelers should have a nice week back against the Eagles. The Steelers have a top five scoring defense and the league’s best rushing defense. The only flaw in their defense is the passing defense, which isn’t a top ten performer. Luckily for them, they get to face an abysmal Carson Wentz this week.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, $6,700

A fresh JuJu is a fun JuJu. He’s had a decent start to the year but a breakout performance has to be coming soon. His longest catch of the year is only 26 yards and that doesn’t feel sustainable.