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Nelson Agholor Fantasy Value Solidified by 2-Touchdown Performance Against Lions in Week 3

Jason Schandl
Detroit Lions v Philadelphia Eagles
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Nelson Agholor was one of Week 3's most popular fantasy football wide receivers as he stepped into the Philadelphia Eagles' No. 1 WR role thanks to injuries to both DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery.

He stumbled with an unforced fumble in the first half, but a third-quarter touchdown has rewarded his fantasy football owners handsomely.

Agholor racked up 11 targets, eight receptions, 107 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 when Jeffery and Jackson both made early exits with their injuries, so the big production in Week 3 has come as no surprise.

Week 4 is a short week for Philly, next playing on Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers, and early reports are that both Jackson and Jeffery could be long-shots to suit up for that one as well. That would make Agholor a terrific fantasy play once again.

With two touchdowns and a team-high nine targets midway through the fourth quarter, Agholor has proven that he has no issues stepping up as the team's top wideout when needed. He should be owned in all leagues by the time waivers roll over for Week 4 on Tuesday night, and unless you're loaded at WR, he could very well prove to be a must-start against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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