Depth defines this team. They always seem to draft well and have players pop up out of nowhere and have huge seasons. I think last year they lost a lot of really tough games and this team will be even more dangerous than last year. They will have a tough division to battle through, but they match up well against the Bears defense with an accurate QB in Kirk Cousins who can make things happen when things are going his way and his team is playing well. Dalvin Cook, if he can stay healthy could be a nice surprise. Thielen and Diggs are among the best receiving duos in the NFL, and their defense is always top 10. I also really like Irv Smith Jr. who is the backup tight end, and will help Rudolph make that position dangerous for the Vikings.
One of the best defensive lines led by Fletcher Cox, one of the best offensive lines led by Peters, Johnson and Kelse. A pro bowl caliber running back in Jordan Howard, three very good receivers. Malcom Jenkins at Safety, and an elite coaching staff led by Doug Pederson.
The only question is Eagles frequently injured SuperStar Quarterback Carson Wentz.
Many believe before Wentz had a series of injuries he was becoming the best young QB in the NFL. How much have the injuries derailed his career? This year there is no more Nick Foles for the Eagles to depend on if Wentz goes down. Wentz is desperate to prove he can stay healthy and hoist the Lombardi trophy as the true starter of the Eagles. 11 wins if Wentz can stay healthy.
I don’t see much changing for the Chargers, they are a year older and probably less talented than last year slightly. Melvin Gordon is holding out for more money. All of the running backs seem to be able to find success with that offensive line, they may not need Gordon as bad as they think. But he may also be worth the money. The Chargers defense is young enough and productive enough for me to think they’ll grow. I think the more difficult schedule and the tough division they are in could prevent them from winning more than 10 games. Allen is back and healthy and is angry about his madden rankings. That could help them tremendously, I just don’t see the Chargers getting past what they were last year.