Michael Vick completed 21 of 35 passes for 242 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in a Week 15 victory over the Giants. He also rushed ten times for 130 yards and another score.
Vick was silent for the entire first half but exploded for a second half that no video game could ever replicate. Down 31-10 with nine minutes to play, Vick led three straight scoring drives within a seven minute period, using both his legs and arm to convert on some huge third downs. Teams can no longer hope to contain him, let alone stop him. He’ll be the number one fantasy player heading into Week 16.
DeSean Jackson caught just three passes for 52 yards but took a punt back 65 yards for a touchdown as time expired to give the Eagles a 38-31 win over the Giants in Week 15.
The Eagles put up an unreal 28 points in the final eight minutes of the fourth quarter, with Jackson’s punt return capping the biggest comeback of the season. Jackson was shut down for a majority of the game, as Corey Webster did a great job shadowing the playmaker. While it’s not the big fantasy performance owners were counting on, Jackson will carry a ton of momentum into Week 16.
Brent Celek notched two receptions for 72 yards and one touchdown in the Week 15 victory over the New York Giants.
Our View: We consider Celek a very risky play in Week 16, as he tends to disappear too often. In the last six games, he has notched two or fewer receptions and eight or less yards three times.
Jeremy Maclin reeled in seven receptions for 59 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 15 victory over the Giants.
Our View: Maclin has been a solid WR2 in both PPR and non-PPR formats, posting 64 receptions for 890 yards and nine touchdowns in 2010.
Michael Vick completed 21-of-35 passes for 242 yards with three touchdowns against one interception in the Week 15 road win over the G-Men.
Our View: Vick also rushed for 130 yards on 10 carries and added another score on the ground. Needless to say, the MVP candidate is a must start in Week 16 at home against the Minnesota Vikings.
Eagles rookie FS Nate Allen had to be carted off the field late in the second quarter of Sunday’s Week 15 game against the Giants after suffering a right knee injury.
Multiple sources are reporting that the injury is a torn patellar tendon. Beat writer Jeff McLane is hearing that it could be season ending. Allen’s feet slipped out from under him when he went to make a tackle, and he appeared to hyperextend his knee. Kurt Coleman should get the nod heading forward.
Nate Allen exited the game against the New York Giants in the second quarter with a right knee injury.
Our View: The rookie isn’t likely to return, as he was carted off the field clutching his knee. Kurt Coleman is next up on the safety depth chart.
Michael Vick exited the game against the New York Giants in the second quarter with an apparent leg injury.
Our View: Vick, who was sacked by Justin Tuck, limped off the field following the play. We’ll provide an update as information hits the newswire.
Both WR DeSean Jackson and CB Asante Samuel are active for the Eagles in Week 15.
Fantasy owners can safely play Jackson as an elite receiver. Samuel reportedly looked good in warmups, but don’t downgrade Eli Manning, as the Giants signal caller gets back two starting offensive lineman and a wide receiver. King Dunlap will start in place of RT Winston Justice. Third QB Mike Kafka, TE Garrett Mills, T Austin Howard, DE Derrick Burgess, LB Stewart Bradley, LB Keenan Clayton, and CB Brandon Hughes were all declared inactive.
Eagles Week 15 inactives: 3rd QB Mike Kafka, TE Garrett Mills, OT Austin Howard, DE Derrick Burgess, LB Stewart Bradley, LB Keenan Clayton, CB Brandon Hughes.
Our View: As expected Jackson (foot) is active and will start. On defense, CB Asante Samuel (knee) is active despite being limited in practice and questionable on the injury report. Also, rookie Jamar Chaney will start at middle linebacker in place of Stewart Bradley, who is out due to a dislocated elbow.