Thursday, December 25, 2014

Fantasy rankings for the Eagles

Reality has been painful for the Eagles the last two days, so there's no better time to turn our attention to fantasy. Fantasy football, that is.

Fantasy rankings for the Eagles

Several of the top fantasy football sites have LeSean McCoy ranked in the top five. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Several of the top fantasy football sites have LeSean McCoy ranked in the top five. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Reality has been painful for the Eagles the last two days, so there's no better time to turn our attention to fantasy. Fantasy football, that is.

Several of the top fantasy football sites have updated their rankings in the last few days, and even though it's still early for most drafts, it's intriguing to see where the Eagles' top skill-position players rank.

It's also a little surprising, considering most sites list just two Eagles among the top 50 picks.

ESPN's Matthew Berry has LeSean McCoy fifth overall and Michael Vick 18th, with Jeremy Maclin the next Bird at 55. DeSean Jackson is 78, which seems absurdly low.

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The folks at FoxSports.com have McCoy fourth and Vick 26th, with Maclin 58 and Jackson 71.

The NFL.com's Top 200 also ranks McCoy fourth, but drops Vick much lower (41st) and Maclin and Jackson at 48th and 68th, respectively.

And finally, Eric Mack's initial Top 200 for Sports Illustrated has McCoy the highest compared to the other sites, at No. 2 overall. The rest of the Eagles' top skill-position players get lumped together outside of the top 50, however: Vick (52), Maclin (53), and Jackson (54).

Granted, these rankings are for fantasy drafts and fantasy scoring, and don't necessarily indicate a player's true rankings. But it's hard to see how these sites could rank Jackson so low across the board.

He's the 27th wide receiver on ESPN's site, 26th on Fox and the NFL sites, and 21st on Sports Illustrated's.

Looks to me like some fantasy experts need a reality check. 

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