Sunday, August 8, 2021

Fantasy Football Projections 2021: Philadelphia Eagles

Our 2021 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

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
Joe Flacco4830319.21.851.154.8110.1119.63

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. In addition, ESPN's Adam Schefter had said to "watch Philadelphia" when it comes to a potential Deshaun Watson trade.

That said, Hurts should easily hold off Joe Flacco in 2021, which puts him 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 Sanders229.91023.16.937.3301.21.7202.68
Kerryon Johnson67.1281.81.6114.6112.40.659.98
Boston Scott33.5144.10.8419.8166.70.951.42
Kenneth Gainwell1876.50.3813.4106.40.530.27

Miles Sanders: Falling short of 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% in 2020. Although he averaged an impressive 5.3 yards per carry for the season, Sanders failed to exceed 3.8 YPC in four of his final five games. While roster cuts will make the running back room less crowded, 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 recently 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.


DeVonta Smith58.5843.353.619.40.07145.94
Jalen Reagor46.5676.74.12.400115.52
Greg Ward Jr.24.9291.12.200054.76
Travis Fulgham14.6210.81.300036.18
Quez Watkins680.30.600014.63
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside3.448.20.40008.92

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 as he set Alabama school receiving records -- receptions (235), yards (3,965) and touchdowns (46). Smith is dealing with an MCL injury, but he should be ready for Week 1.

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) becomes even more pronounced. Durability (five missed games) and sub-par quarterback play didn't help, but Reagor's breakout potential makes him a high-upside late-round pick.


Dallas Goedert53.3612.43.7000110.09
Zach Ertz40.4441.72.600079.97
Richard Rodgers11.2124.50.700022.25

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 that no longer appears to be the case although it can't be ruled out.

Zach Ertz: Missing five games last season, Ertz didn't score a touchdown after Week 1 and averaged a career-low 9.3 yards per reception. Meanwhile, his 30.5 YPG were his lowest since his rookie season (2013, 29.3). If the Eagles are unable to find a willing trade partner before the start of the season, Ertz will enter 2021 as the team's TE2 behind Dallas Goedert.

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