The Philadelphia Eagles host the Cincinnati Bengals in a game that has most fans questioning Thursday Night Football. Fortunately for fantasy football fans, this marks the start of most semifinals. If you are still alive in your playoffs, there is a chance you have some valuable talent playing on Thursday. In order to help you set the optimal playoff lineup, we've got player projections courtesy of numberFire.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been the hot hand for Cincinnati, coming up just a point short of his fourth straight double digit performance. He faces an Eagles rush defense that is inconsistent at best, opening the door for a big performance.
In reality, most Bengals are solid options on Thursday, as the Eagles defense as a whole is struggling. Andy Dalton has a lot of upside this week, and Andrew Hawkins has returned to fantasy relevance with the injury to Mohamed Sanu.
While the Eagles as a whole remain a mess, they have several intriguing parts that are worth consideration in your fantasy playoff lineup. Bryce Brown has emerged as a revelation in place of LeSean McCoy, and will get another start tonight. Jeremy Maclin has had an inconsistent season, but he emerged with a big game at Tampa Bay, and is potentially worth a WR2 or flex start this week.