by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (9:32 am ET) Fantasy owners should not get too excited about the resurgence of the Eagles DST. Yes, the team has won four in a row and given up an average of 17.5 points in their last four games. Yes, they have forced nine turnovers in those games. But a quick glance at the offensive competition sounds a warning
They earned those victories against Oakland, Green Bay (without Aaron Rodgers), Washington and Arizona. None is exactly an offensive juggernaut. Week 14 foe Detroit is not only explosive, they are also on an offensive roll. The Eagles secondary has been terrible most of the year. They have no one who can adequately cover Calvin Johnson.
The Eagles rank dead last in the NFL in passing yards surrendered (3,561) and are also weak against the run, which adds up to a ranking of 31st in overall defense. They are indeed playing better these days, but that could be more a reflection of the competition than growth. Don't even think about placing their DST in your Fantasy lineups this week.
Earl Wolff likely to miss third straight game
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/3/13) Eagles free safety Earl Wolff, who's missed two straight games with a knee injury, says there's only a slim chance he'll play Week 14 vs. the Lions, reports CSNPhilly.com. Wolff is targeting Week 15 at Minnesota for his return.
Eagles have two interceptions, five sacks
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/1/13) The Eagles came into Week 13 on a very quiet roll -- the only DST in Fantasy to have double-digit games over the last five. Aand they came out of the bye swinging, sacking Carson Palmer five times and intercepting him twice.
This was the fourth straight game with an interception for the Eagles and the five sacks tied a season high. They also forced a first-quarter fumble, compliments of Palmer.
Things get a little more difficult in Week 14, as the Eagles face a high-flying Lions offense. But in deeper formats, the Eagles remain a nice sleeper option.
Eagles defense missing just one in Week 13
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12/1/13) The Eagles defense is in good shape for Week 13 against the Cardinals, as defensive back Earl Wolff (knee) is the only player inactive for Sunday's game.
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (11/27/13) The Eagles started the season as a bit of a joke -- with three games of single-digit Fantasy points in the first four. But the DST has come on strong recently, scoring 10 or more points in each of the last five games. No other DST can boast of that consistency in Fantasy.
The downside to the consistency is that the Eagles haven't really shown the ability to break out. Those five double-digit games have all been between 10 and 13 Fantasy points. They haven't had any huge interception or sack games, and have managed just one defensive touchdown all season (a yearly tradition against the Giants).
Coming off a bye and facing the Cardinals in Week 13, the Eagles will be fresh, with plenty of time to plan for this game. They are a nice sleeper start this Sunday.