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Week 15 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Eagles vs Cardinals

Isaiah De Los Santos
Jalen Hurts' running ability makes him an intriguing play in Week 15.
Jalen Hurts' running ability makes him an intriguing play in Week 15. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
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Two rookie QBs will square off in Week 15 as the Philadelphia Eagles (4-8-1) travel to take on the Arizona Cardinals (7-6). The Cardinals are only 3-3 at home this season, but they're 6.5-point favorites in this matchup, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 15 Eagles-Cardinals showdown.

Jalen Hurts Fantasy

Start Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Hurts' first NFL start was a success in Week 14, helping guide his team to an upset victory over the New Orleans Saints. Against a tough New Orleans defense, Hurts threw for 167 yards, 1 TD and 0 interceptions while racking up 106 yards on the ground. His running ability, in particular, should come in handy against a Cardinals defense that is allowing 119.5 rushing yards per game. Hurts' two-way abilities give him the potential to be one of the top fantasy quarterbacks once again in Week 15.

Kenyan Drake Fantasy

Start Kenyan Drake, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Kenyan Drake has been the Cardinals' lead back all season, but he could see an increase in load with backup Chase Edmonds missing practice this week, which makes Drake an especially strong play. The RB has registered 22-plus rushing attempts in two of his last three games, and he'll have a chance to run wild against an Eagles defense that is giving up the ninth-most rushing yards per game (127.3) this season. Don't think twice about starting Drake this week.

Jalen Reagor Fantasy

Sit Jalen Reagor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Reagor has struggled to live up to his first-round pick status this season, and the Eagles' unstable QB situation hasn't helped. With Hurts at center in Week 14, Reagor saw just 4 targets, turning them into 2 catches for 46 yards. With Hurts targeting eight different receivers against the Saints, it's clear he has no No. 1 option yet, and there's little reason to believe Reagor will establish himself as a go-to target this week. Feel free leaving him on your bench until his role with Hurts at QB is more clear.

Christian Kirk Fantasy

Sit Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Christian Kirk appears to be the Cardinals' WR2 with the second-most targets (65) on the team, but he's questionably fourth in receptions (38). To make matters worse, Kirk's production has fallen off of a cliff in recent weeks, grabbing just 7 catches for 35 total yards over the last three games. The wideout hasn't totaled more than 9 PPR points since Week 9, which isn't the production fantasy managers need from a player who has WR2 upside. With Kirk's role trending downward and a matchup this week against an Eagles defense that is allowing the ninth-fewest passing yards per game (220.6), the wideout is too much of a risk to start at a pivotal point in the fantasy football playoffs.


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