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Week 1 TNF Fantasy Preview

Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC


Matt Ryan: Sit
Devonta Freeman: Start
Tevin Coleman: Flex
Julio Jones: Start
Calvin Ridley: Sit
Austin Hooper: Sit

Year 2 with Steve Sarkisian's offense begins with a tough challenge against the defending champion Eagles. Matt Ryan reverted to his previously unreliable form. Things should improve this season but don't expect big things to start the season. The running backs should be in full effect with both Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman seeing plenty of opportunity. After hearing lots of criticism about his use of Julio Jones last season, look for Sark to get his playmaking receiver involved early and often in this one. Calvin Ridley, however ... not so much. the Falcons still haven't carved out a large role for Austin Hooper and he's best left on the sideline in Week 1.


Nick Foles: Sit
Jay Ajayi: Flex
Corey Clement: Sit
Nelson Agholor: Flex
Mike Wallace: Flex
Zach Ertz: Start
Eagles DST: Start

Nick Foles was great for the Eagles in last year's postseason but his preseason reminded us why he's been a backup for most of his career. Jay Ajayi has struggled with injuries during the preseason but should still see good volume in the opener. As for Corey Clement and the other backs behind Ajayi, there's no clear definition of roles. With Alshon Jeffery on the shelf, more targets will be going in the direction of both Nelson Agholor and Mike Wallace. Oh, and there's Zach Ertz who is the best receiver on the Eagles roster (per Mychal Kendricks).

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