Monday, September 6, 2021

2021 Fantasy Football Projections: Philadelphia Eagles

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Below you will find our 2021 fantasy football projections for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Jalen Hurts517314.13696.622.4913.44119.7628.45.09304.32
Gardner Minshew4831.4333.62.260.677.235.30.0424.81

Jalen Hurts: With three (most likely) first-round picks next year, the Eagles have positioned themselves to potentially draft a quarterback early in the 2022 NFL Draft. Earlier in the offseason, ESPN's Adam Schefter had said to "watch Philadelphia" when it comes to a potential Deshaun Watson trade.

That said, Hurts is squarely in the top-10 mix in fantasy football (barring a Watson trade). After the Eagles benched Carson Wentz, Hurts scored more than 17 fantasy points in all four of his starts and averaged 23.74 per game over that stretch. While he threw for 300-plus yards in two of his four starts, his rushing stats (46/272/3) over that span put him on a Lamar Jackson-esque full-season pace of 184/1,088/12 rushing.


Miles Sanders239.51065.87.1939.2322.41.9212.96
Boston Scott57.5247.31.4421.4185.41.169.21
Kenneth Gainwell48.9207.81.0314.3116.90.649.4

Miles Sanders: Falling well short of 2020 preseason expectations, Sanders missed four games and averaged just 3.1 yards per target after his catch rate dropped from 79.4% as a rookie to 53.8%. Although he averaged 5.3 yards per carry for the season, Sanders failed to exceed 3.8 YPC in four of his final five games. Comments by running backs coach Jamel Singleton suggest that Sanders may not be featured as heavily as he was last year even though he's the clear RB1.

Boston Scott: Likely reading too much into running back practice reps/touches, WIP's Eliot Shorr-Parks tweeted earlier this offseason that "I think Sanders and Scott could end up basically splitting touches this season." If so, he's vastly undervalued, but it does, however, add another concern about Sanders' workload.

Kenneth Gainwell: A talented receiver out of the backfield, it was a bit surprising that Gainwell lasted until the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Like Scott, Gainwell could have a fairly significant complementary role to Sanders.


DeVonta Smith67.59295.63.820.50.08162.78
Jalen Reagor54.8753.64.72.415.60.05132.82
Quez Watkins32.5413.12.600073.16
Greg Ward Jr.14159.21.100029.52
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside3.548.40.40008.99

DeVonta Smith: One year after selecting Jalen Reagor in the first round, the Eagles traded up for the Heisman Trophy winner. The only thing to dislike about Smith is his slight frame, but he was uber-productive in college as he set Alabama school receiving records -- receptions (235), yards (3,965) and touchdowns (46).

Jalen Reagor: Selected one pick before Justin Jefferson (88/1,400/7) in the 2020 NFL Draft, Reagor's disappointing 2020 campaign (31/391/1) became even more pronounced in comparison to Jefferson's success. Durability (five missed games) and sub-par quarterback play didn't help, but there is some breakout potential heading into his second season.


Dallas Goedert55.3632.73.8000113.72
Zach Ertz42.2459.4300085.04
Jack Stoll0.910.100001.46

Dallas Goedert: Goedert missed five games including Week 17 last season, but he was a consistent producer following the team's Week 9 bye through Week 16. Over that stretch, Goedert scored the sixth-most fantasy points among tight ends and ranked top five in both receptions (32) and yards (371). Earlier this offseason, expectations were that the Eagles would part ways with Zach Ertz, but he's still on the roster with less than a week to go until the opener.

Zach Ertz: Ertz missed five games, didn't score a touchdown after Week 1 and averaged a career-low 9.3 yards per reception in 2020. While he seemed all but gone at one point this offseason, his presence will most likely frustrate those that roster/start Goedert more than anything else as he should get just enough targets to cap Goedert's upside.

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