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Jeremy Maclin had five receptions for 55 yards off seven targets to lead all Eagles pass catchers during Monday night's loss to the Panthers. We break down the fantasy implications.
Jeremy Maclin had five receptions for 55 yards off seven targets to lead all Philadelphia Eagles pass catchers during Monday night's loss to the Carolina Panthers. Maclin had nearly half of Nick Foles' paltry 119 yards passing on the night.
The Eagles were without DeSean Jackson for most of the night due to a chest injury. Maclin was unable to take advantage of the extra targets, however. He has 13 receptions for 148 yards and a touchdown in most of three games with Foles as his quarterback.
Fantasy Impact: Maclin had a nice game against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10 (eight receptions, 93 yards, TD), but has yet to do much of anything since with Foles under center. The good news is that Eagles are playing the Cowboys again next week, but Foles' inconsistency makes Maclin a risky starting fantasy option going forward.
Maclin was inconsistent with Michael Vick throwing passes, too, but his upside seemed higher with the veteran in charge of the passing game. Maclin should be considered a WR3 if Vick returns this week. If Foles plays again, consider benching the wideout.