NFL Draft: Team Needs and Fantasy Fits (NFC Edition)
NFL Draft: Team Needs and Fantasy Fits (NFC Edition)

This article is part of our NFL Draft series.

The goal here is to find matches between draft capital and team need, focusing on the positions we care about most for fantasy football (QB/RB/WR/TE) to identify realistic options for each franchise. This week it's the NFC's turn, after the AFC was covered last week

NFC East

   

Philadelphia Eagles

Biggest Need: Wide Receiver

The Match: The Eagles have a deep threat (DeSean Jackson), a big possession receiver (Alshon Jeffery), a slot guy (Greg Ward) and a young second-round pick (J.J. Arcega-Whiteside). Their WR corps isn't quite as bad as the Philly media likes to suggest, but it also isn't especially good, nor is it likely to get anything close to 64 combined games (16 x 4) from the aforementioned players in 2020. With Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert and Miles Sanders accounting for the majority of short targets, the Eagles should prioritize deep/intermediate prowess when drafting wide receivers. Most mock drafts have the Eagles addressing this weakness in Round 1, but I actually think they can get away with waiting until Day 2, as the 2020 draft's impressive depth at the position should leave some good WR talent on the board at No. 53 overall. Candidates include TCU's Jalen Reagor, Notre Dame's Chase Claypool, Clemson's Tee Higgins and ASU's Brandon Aiyuk.

Other Options: The Eagles would be wise to select a second WR at some point in this draft, but they could also use a power

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jerry Donabedian
Jerry was a 2018 finalist for the FSWA's Player Notes Writer of the Year and DFS Writer of the Year awards. A Baltimore native, Jerry roots for the Ravens and watches "The Wire" in his spare time.
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