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Week 6 Game Recap: Philadelphia Eagles 9, Oakland Raiders 13
|QB Donovan McNabb, Pass: 22 - 46 - 269 - 0 TD / 0 INT, Rush: 2 - 8 - 0|
Donovan McNabb did not play very well against Oakland in Week 6, completing less than half of his attempts. His offensive line did him no favors as he was under constant pressure and sacked six times. Losing one of his lineman (Jason Peters) midway through the contest did not help matters, but the Raiders were all over him from the opening kickoff. McNabb struggled with accuracy even when he did get a pass off as he could find anyone consistently getting open.
|QB Michael Vick, Rush: 1 - -4 - 0|
Michael Vick was the backup quarterback for the Eagles on their trip to Oakland, but his contributions were minimal at best against the Raiders. He had one carry on a gimmick handoff for a loss of four yards.
|RB Brian Westbrook, Rush: 6 - 50 - 0, Rec: 9 - 91 - 0 (11 targets)|
Brian Westbrook ran the ball well against Oakland, highlighted by a 25-yard run in the third quarter, but he was afforded very few carries as the Eagles tried to throw much more than they attempted to run the ball in Week 6. Westbrook did contribute as a receiver with nine grabs, mostly of the short variety, although he did break two in the first half for 22 and 34 yards each. Westbrook looked strong and healthy enough to be the feature back going forward, although LeSean McCoy was used about half of the time and cut into Westbrook's chances.
|RB LeSean McCoy, Rush: 5 - 13 - 0 (2 targets)|
LeSean McCoy was in the backfield often for the Eagles in Week 6, but he contributed very little to the Philadelphia offense. McCoy had zero catches out of the backfield (compared to Westbrook's nine receptions) and only a handful of carries that often went up the middle for little or no gain. McCoy is still in the offensive mix for the Eagles but with Westbrook back and healthy his upside is marginalized.
|RB Leonard Weaver, Rec: 2 - 3 - 0 (3 targets)|
Fullback Leonard Weaver caught a few desperate tosses from Donovan McNabb when he was under pressure, but aside from two short catches he did not do much to fill up a stat sheet. Weaver has no fantasy value.
|WR DeSean Jackson, Rec: 6 - 94 - 0 (12 targets)|
DeSean Jackson tried to stretch the field and get open for Donovan McNabb but the two were just off on each attempt to go deep. Jackson did end the game as the top receiver as far as yardage in Week 6 and also the most targeted, but the Raiders kept him in check while McNabb was under enough pressure to keep the two from having a much bigger day. Jackson also was hit out of bounds after one of his punt returns and was injured briefly but he returned to the contest and should be fine for next week.
|WR Jeremy Maclin, Rec: 1 - 6 - 0 (6 targets)|
Maclin started once again for the Eagles as Kevin Curtis was inactive, but the young rookie returned to reality after his big week last week. Maclin had several targets that were attempts to either go deep or stretch the field, but either they were inaccurate or Maclin was not open enough to make a play. Maclin is not a consistent enough option right now to be a consistent fantasy starter, but in a good matchup he makes for a "high risk, high reward" type of flex starter.
|WR Jason Avant (2 targets)|
Jason Avant was the third wideout for Philadelphia in Week 6 for the Eagles as Kevin Curtis was inactive but he was unable to catch either of his two short targets.
|WR Kevin Curtis|
Kevin Curtis was inactive against Oakland in Week 6 as rookie Jeremy Maclin started against the Raiders.
|TE Brent Celek, Rec: 4 - 75 - 0 (7 targets)|
Celek is a solid fantasy tight end and continues to get his workload even when the Philadelphia offense struggles. Celek had a strong catch over the middle in the fourth quarter, breaking tackles after catching a ball and plowing forward for 42 yards. Celek was the only non-RB that caught more than half of his targets (4 of 7) in Week 6 in a frustrating loss for the Eagles in Oakland.
|QB JaMarcus Russell, Pass: 17 - 28 - 224 - 1 TD / 2 INT, Rush: 5 - 8 - 0|
JaMarcus Russell's passing day looked much more impressive than it really was, as a big play to TE Zach Miller gave him most of his yardage and his only score for the day. Russell did not get much help as both of his interceptions went off of his wide receivers' hands, but it is telling that he had zero passes for over 19 yards aside from Miller's big catch and run. Russell threw mostly on checkdown passes to Miller and his running backs, but it was just enough to get the win. Do not think that Russell has turned the corner, as he still holds the ball way too long and is not getting much help from playmakers downfield.
|RB Justin Fargas, Rush: 23 - 87 - 0, Rec: 1 - 11 - 0 (1 targets)|
Justin Fargas got the start in Week 6 against Philadelphia, and he ran hard on all of his attempts, getting the most he could on nearly every carry. Fargas averaged under four yards per carry but he gained 14 or more yards on four separate carries, hitting the second level with good speed and power. Fargas kept Michael Bush on the bench most of the game as he dominated touches, so look for him to be the second back for Oakland on the depth chart and expect him to start if Darren McFadden remains unable to go.
|RB Michael Bush, Rush: 6 - 22 - 0, Rec: 1 - 2 - 0 (1 targets)|
Michael Bush could not get off the bench in Week 6 as Justin Fargas dominated touches against the Eagles. Bush finished the game with only six carries and one short catch out of the backfield as Fargas had 24 touches against Philadelphia. Bush has likely slipped back down the depth chart to third in the Oakland backfield.
|WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, Rush: 1 - -1 - 0 (1 targets)|
Darrius Heyward-Bey had one target in Week 6 against Philadelphia, dropping his lone chance in the first quarter. That was all the work he saw for Oakland, so you can make the easy call here for his current fantasy value.
|WR Louis Murphy (3 targets)|
Rookie WR Louis Murphy had zero catches against the Eagles despite three targets, dropping one and tipping another pass that wound up in CB Asante Samuel's hands for an interception. Murphy's biggest contributions came as a blocker with two big blocks on TE Zach Miller's touchdown, but that does not help his fantasy value. Murphy and all Raiders WRs are just too risky to start on a weekly basis.
|TE Zach Miller, Rec: 6 - 139 - 1 (11 targets)|
Zach Miller scored the only touchdown for Oakland in Week 6, but it was just enough for the Raiders to top the Eagles 13-9. Miller caught a short pass over the middle on a 10-yard in route and he kept on running, getting two big blocks from WR Louis Murphy, and he did not stop until he found the end zone for a huge 86-yard touchdown. Miller ended the game as the top receiver in targets, catches and yards for Oakland, but the key was that big scoring play. Miller is a good fantasy TE with nice upside but he is a tough weekly start with the Raiders' passing game just too unpredictable on a weekly basis.