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How to watch, what to watch for Eagles vs. Washington in Week 1

The Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Football Team face off in Week 1 to open 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.

Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. passes the ball to running back Antonio Gibson during drills on day twenty-two of training camp at Inova Sports Performance Center in Ashburn, Virginia.  Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Football Team has a new name this season which you just read in this sentence. They also have a new coach and a bunch of young players who will start both on offense and defense. Their chances of winning many games don’t look great, but they have some playmakers in Terry McLaurin and Antonio Gibson who could be fun to watch.

The Eagles have a solid team if they can somehow keep them healthy for a whole season. The offensive skill positions are mostly dealing with an injury or two, but it looks like Carson Wentz, Miles Sanders and Zach Ertz should all be good to go in Week 1. Jalen Reagor and Alshon Jeffery will both miss this game, which will put more of a burden on JJ Arcega Whiteside and Greg Ward at the receiver position.

TV Info

Date: September 13
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Channel: FOX
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Eagles (2019): 16th vs. Pass, 4th vs. Rush
Washington (2019): 24th vs. Pass, 24th vs. Rush

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Eagles: -6
Washington: +6
Total: 43

Pick: Eagles

The Eagles are getting healthy, as Lane Johnson, Miles Sanders and Jalen Reagor all look like they’ll be able to go on Sunday. Washington has a couple exciting offensive players, but a weak offensive line that will get moved around by the Eagles stout defensive line.

Injury report

Eagles

Wednesday

DNP: DT Javon Hargrave (pectoral, hamstring), WR Alshon Jeffery (foot)

Limited: DE Derek Barnett (hamstring), T Lane Johnson (ankle), WR Jalen Reagor (shoulder), RB Miles Sanders (hamstring)

Thursday

DNP: DT Javon Hargrave (pectoral, hamstring), WR Alshon Jeffery (foot)

Limited: DE Derek Barnett (hamstring), T Lane Johnson (ankle), RB Miles Sanders (hamstring), RB Corey Clement (quadricep)

Full: WR Jalen Reagor (shoulder)

Washington

Wednesday

Limited: T Saahdiq Charles (calf), LB Thomas Davis (calf), CB Kendall Fuller (knee)

Full: DE Jonathan Allen (knee), WR Antonio Gandy-Golden (concussion)

Thursday

DNP: LB Thomas Davis (calf)

Limited: CB Kendall Fuller (knee)

Full: DE Jonathan Allen (knee)

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Eagles

DeSean Jackson, Wide receiver, $4,900

The Eagles will start their season without receivers Alshon Jeffery and Jalen Reagor, which will give Jackson a good shot at production. His upside his huge, but as a deep threat, he’s still somewhat risky and more suited for non-PPR and GPPs.

Greg Ward, Wide receiver, $4,200

Ward is in a similar boat as Jackson, as he is healthy and should have more targets than usual with two prospective starters out. He’s not going to have the upside of Jackson, but has PPR value on the cheap.

Washington

Antonio Gibson, Running back, $4,000

Gibson is going to be a hot commodity with Adrian Peterson getting cut and there’s some good reasoning behind that hype. But, we need to be ready for him not to get the usage we’d like, as Washington does have three other running backs who have reportedly looked good in camp. The good news is that Gibson is a playmaker and he will be involved, we just don’t know how much. In DFS, he makes for a good GPP play due to his upside.

Terry McLaurin, Wide receiver, $5,600

McLaurin should be a must start in all leagues until he shows us otherwise. He is easily the best offensive player on the team right now and should be treated as such when it comes to his workload.