Who Fills in For Jeremy Maclin in Week 3?
The Philadelphia Eagles will be without one of their best offensive weapons when they take on the 2-0 Arizona Cardinals in week three. Per head coach Andy Reid, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has been ruled out for the game.
Jason Avant and Damaris Johnson are expected to play behind DeSean Jackson. Backup receiver Riley Cooper (collarbone) is also still not healthy enough to make his 2012 debut, and has been ruled out versus the Cardinals
This is a big blow to Philly’s offense, but it could mean a ton more targets for DeSean Jackson and Jason Avant. The two guys who could really benefit are tight end Brent Celek and running back LeSean McCoy, however. One less reliable target could also have Vick off and running more than usual, or dumping down to said security blankets. This offense is still good enough to offer up quality fantasy numbers, but this isn’t a good omen as they prepare to go up against a pretty solid Arizona defense.