Week 6 of the fantasy football season has already kicked off with a bang and now we head into the weekend with some bold predictions.
Last night the Philadelphia Eagles blasted the New York Giants. This game saw plenty of points put on the board and some big performances for fantasy purposes. New York struggled as a team, but Saquon Barkley dominated and made fantasy owners happy.
His ability to gain yards after contact and make something out of nothing is amazing. It’s one of the reasons why he such a save play in fantasy football. The other reason is that the Giants need to feed him the ball if they hope to have any type of success.
It wouldn’t be that bold of a prediction to say Barkley finishes the year as a top 3 fantasy football running back.
Philadelphia saw their offense get on track for the first time this season. Carson Wentz looked more comfortable which obviously had something to do with the return of Alshon Jeffery. The two connected eight times, for 74 yards and two touchdowns.
With Jeffery back in the lineup, Zach Ertz came back down to earth a little. However, he was still able to catch seven passes for 47 yards. That’s a solid fantasy performance, but not on par with is season average.
Philadelphia’s running game is still a bit of a mystery. Wendell Smallwood got the higher number of carries, but Corey Clement looked better with his opportunities.
A bold prediction here is that the Eagles will orchestrate a trade to improve their running back situation.