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Rams vs. Eagles: How to watch, what to watch in Week 2

The Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles face off in Week 2 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.

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders runs the ball against the New York Giants in the first half at MetLife Stadium.  Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Rams are set to face off in a Week 2 matchup at Lincoln Financial Field. The two teams are on opposite sides of the spectrum, as Philadelphia is looking to get its first win of the season after being upset by the Washington Football Team while Los Angeles knocked off the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1.

Philadelphia got out to a 17-point lead before Washington scored 27 unanswered points to secure a win. The Eagles had trouble on the offensive line and forked up eight sacks. Aaron Donald and company could have a field day against them if their struggles continue. Los Angeles also has an advantage in the secondary against Philadelphia’s undermanned receiving corps.

The Rams have gotten back to pounding the ground and got two rushing scores from Malcolm Brown in their season opener. They were able to get the ball out of Jared Goff’s hands quick to limit the effectiveness of Dallas’ pass rush, and that strategy got the job done. Will it be effective against the Eagles’ studs up front?

TV Info

Date: September 20
Time: 1 EST
Channel: FOX
Broadcast region: TBD

Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Rams: 8th vs. Pass, 17th vs. Rush
Eagles: 15th vs. Pass, 3rd vs. Rush

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Rams: +1
Eagles: -1
Total: 46

Pick: Rams

Injury report

Rams

TE Gerald Everett (back), T Andrew Whitworth (not injury related)

Eagles

DE Brandon Graham (concussion), WR Alshon Jeffery (foot), DT Javon Hargrave (pectoral, hamstring), T Jason Peters (knee), DE Derek Barnett (hamstring), T Lane Johnson (ankle), RB Miles Sanders (hamstring)

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Rams

Malcolm Brown, Running back, $5,700

The Rams will use several running backs, but Brown appears to be the option they trust on the goal line. He led Los Angeles on carries with 18 carries. If he continues to be utilized in as a red zone and power back, he won’t need a ton of yards to return significant value.

Robert Woods, Wide Receiver, $6,400

Goff made sure to spread the ball around in Week 1 and completed 20 passes to eight different players. It was clear that Woods was a priority, as he racked up a ton of yardage in the Rams’ first drive of the game and finished with six receptions for 105 yards. If he gets into the end zone against the Eagles, he could return big-time value.

Eagles

Dallas Goedert, Tight End, $5,000

Goedert outplayed Zach Ertz in Week 1 and racked up a game-high eight receptions on nine targets. The Eagles utilize both tight ends, and Ertz could very well bounce back in Week 2. However, Ertz could be being phased out. The veteran wants an extension and might not be worth paying the big bucks when there’s such a talented player already playing his position.

Miles Sanders, Running Back, $6,000

Sanders is Philadelphia’s do-it-all back and missed Week 1 with a hamstring injury. The Eagles’ backfield depth has worsened now that Boston Scott is dealing with an injury as well, so Sanders could return to a heavy workload in his 2020 debut.