Written by Justin Knight, who goes by @jjknight16 on the Fantasy Life App, as well as @Justin16Knight on Twitter.
Philadelphia Eagles (1–0) @ Chicago Bears (0–1) 8:30 PM (Est)
Week 2 is winding down. It’s all over but the crying and the desperation of a Monday night miracle. This week we get a NFC North/NFC East match-up between two clubs that have met 43 times dating back to 1933. Historically the Bears have dominated, with a record of 30–12–1. I’m expecting a moderately high score line between these two high powered offenses.
The Eagles, lead by rookie QB Carson Wentz will look build off a strong performance from week one. Completing 22 of 37 attempts for 278 yards. Two scores and no interceptions, his debut couldn’t have gone better. Wentz should be in line for another big game against a suspect Bears secondary.
For the Bears to come out on top they will need to get their running game going. Against the Texans last week, Langford only managed 3.35 yards per carry. Keeping their defense off the field as much as possible will be the key to success.
I have the Bears edging out the Eagles with a score of 24–17.
The Good: Alshon Jeffery
There has never been a question about Alshon’s talent. The concerns come down to his soft-tissue issues, but whenever he’s on the field. He’s a must start. The Eagles defense is a plus match-up for the Bear’s number 1. A strong front and a weak secondary. Expect Jeffery to get plenty of targets.
The Good: Jordan Matthews WR
In the little time they’ve had together, rookie QB Wentz and Matthews have shown great chemistry. The 3rd year receiver put on a clinic last week against the Browns secondary. (7–114–1) He was targeted 14 times, almost doubling his average per game his first two seasons. He is easily in the high end WR2 category if this type of usage continues.
The Bad: Jeremy Langford
Langford shouldn't be a terrible play this week. He is the lead back on an above average offensive team that has a below average defense. In theory there should be scoring opportunities. The underrated run defense of the Eagles will keep Langford’s ceiling low. Low-end RB 2 high end Flex for me this week.
The Ugly: Kevin White
After a poor week 1 outing, reports have surfaced that the Bears are going to “simplify White’s route tree” . I expect this to affect White’s snap count and possible relegating him to the 3 receiving option in the Bears offense. Until we see more consistent route running. I’m not trusting White as anything more than a WR4 / DFS dart throw.