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?
Date: September 20
Time: 1 EST
Broadcast region: TBD
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Rams: 8th vs. Pass, 17th vs. Rush
Eagles: 15th vs. Pass, 3rd vs. Rush
TE Gerald Everett (back), T Andrew Whitworth (not injury related)
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
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.
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.