Sportzshala Betting analyst Ariel Epstein joins Fantasy Football Live to offer a couple of player suggestions as the Eagles take on the Packers in Week 12.
ANDY BERENS: Yes, we’re back in the Book with prom queen Ariel Epstein. And we’re looking at the remaining primetime games this week. We really only have one good team in action between both of these games, but a lot of famous players, a lot of support opportunities.
Let’s start with Sunday night, Packers and Eagles. And you like Miles Sanders in it.
Ariel Epstein: Eagles running back Miles Sanders has a great game against the Packers. Sanders has only faced defensemen from the bottom 10 against a run three times this season. Sanders passed 66 and 1/2 yards in all three games. That’s why I like it when he gets 67 or more yards against Green Bay.
Now that the Packers are allowing running backs to average just under 120 yards per game — that’s fourth in the league — you’re also paying attention to the injury record. And the second best linebacker in Green Bay, De’Vondre Campbell with a right knee injury. It’s been in just about every game – only one game this year – where a running back didn’t run for at least 67 yards, otherwise in 10 of 11 games the Packers allowed running backs to exceed that number. So I like Miles Sanders over 66 and 1/2 yards.
ANDY BERENS: Okay, the next prop is one of the most daring things I’ve ever seen on Fantasy Football Live. In 2022, you take on the role of AJ Dillon.
Ariel Epstein: I’m doing it! This is the number that Dillon has been successful with. Now I know that the Eagles defend well. However, if you look at these games in which Dillon faced the best defense, he went through it in all four of those games against Chicago, the Giants, the Lions and the Cowboys. Ran at least 60 yards in all of them. And his props are 29 and 1/2. So I would take over.
That’s because if you look at a defense that’s good against runs like Philadelphia, Aaron Jones can be stopped a little. So why not use your number two back? However, I’d pick either Jones or Dillon just because you’ve seen those skyrocketing numbers go against the Eagles over the past three weeks. This is because many of these offenses understand that if you can keep the ball out of the hands of the Eagles, you improve your chances of winning ball games.
And the Packers have two running backs who can do it. So I like the packers overrunning. And I’ll just take a lower number with AJ Dillon.