Eagles Fantasy Football Rankings, Projections Roundup

Maybe you’re a fantasy football freak (like me, who’s in three leagues – including a dynasty). Or maybe you love football because it is football.

Either way, it’s worth taking a look at what various fantasy football resources are saying about the Eagles this upcoming season.

If Jalen Hurts is among the leaders in fantasy points for quarterbacks, that would obviously be a good sign for the Eagles. And the same goes for AJ Brown and Dallas Goedert, who are each highly ranked in their respective positions. And what about Miles Sanders? Will he be a useful weekly fantasy pitcher to the running back?

Here’s what major fantasy football websites are predicting for the Eagles QB and player talent this season:

QB Jalen hurts

Exit Ranking of positions Project statistics
ESPN QB 7 3,304 yards, 23 TDs, 11 INTs,
720 rushing yards, 9 TD rushing
Yahoo!/Fantasy Pros QB 6 3,649 yards, 24 TDs, 13 INTs
762 rushing yards, 8 TD rushing
SCS QB 5 3,631 yards, 26 TDs, 15 INTs
828 rushing yards, 9 TD rushing
NFL.com QB 8 3,986 yards, 24 TDs, 15 INTs
780 yards, 6 rush TDs

The range here looks about right — he’s below MVP candidates and above unhurried QBs. NFL.com has Hurts for nearly 4,000 yards, which would be a second for the franchise (Carson Wentz did in 2019). His rushing touchdowns will logically decline after leading the Eagles with 10 last season, but three of four projections think he’ll be close enough. PhillyVoice ranks Hurts as QB8 this season.

RB Miles Sanders

Exit Ranking of positions Project statistics
ESPN BR 24 1,077 yards, 5 touchdowns
32 rec, 320 yards TD
Yahoo!/FP BR 28 1,066 yards, 6 touchdowns
33 rec, 232 yards, TD
SCS BR 26 1114 yards, 4 touchdowns
33 reds, 240 yards TD
NFL.com BR 19 1213 yards, 7 touchdowns
32 TD, 228 TD yards
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Eagles fans are probably starting to really like NFL.com’s optimism. After not scoring a touchdown last season, Sanders’ fantasy writers would love to see him score seven this year and would be more than happy with five or six. There seems to be a consensus that he will rush for 1,000 yards, but not be a big contributor to the passing game. Kenny Gainwell (as we have below) was ranked higher than Boston Scott and could be a late-round handcuff pick for Sanders owners. We ranked Sanders 25th in our rankings and Gainwell 49th.

Also: Boston Scott (ESPN RB56, Yahoo!/FP RB60, CBS RB83), Kenny Gainwell (ESPN RB41, Yahoo!/FP RB50, CBS RB44)

WR AJ Brown

Exit Ranking of positions Project statistics
ESPN WR 14 74 rec, 1060 yards, 7 TDs
Yahoo!/FP WR 14 78 rec, 1134 yards, 8 TDs
SCS WR 20 72 rec, 1156 yards, 8 TDs
NFL.com WR5 85 rec, 1326 yards, 10 TDs

Did an Eagles fan infiltrate the NFL.com algorithm or what? If Brown reaches his protected numbers via NFL.com, he will be the third-best single-season receiver in team history. Brown will compete in the first three or four rounds depending on those rankings. We had Brown ranked 10th among WRs.

WR DeVonta Smith

Exit Ranking of positions Project statistics
ESPN WR 36 65 rec for 874 yards, 7 TDs
Yahoo!/FP WR 36 63 rec, 866 yards, 6 TDs
SCS WR 36 66 rec, 952 yards, 7 TDs
NFL.com WR 43 58 rec, 892 yards, 5 TDs

There’s consensus across the board that Smith will solidly post WR2 numbers and go somewhere in the high single-digit rounds (between sixth and ninth). There could be more variance for those drafting Smith, as he is a big game threat who will likely see fewer targets per game than Brown. We were a bit higher on Smith, placing him 29th among the wides.

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Also: Quez Watkins (ESPN WR61), (Yahoo!/FP WR98)

TE Dallas Goedert

Exit Ranking of positions Project statistics
ESPN AND 8 58 rec, 689 yards, 4 TDs
Yahoo!/FP AND 7 64 rec, 794 yards, 5 TDs
SCS AND 6 63 rec, 899 yards, 6 TDs
NFL.com AND 5 56 rec, 882 yards, 5 TDs

It’s interesting to see Goedert come in between fifth and eighth best tight end. There is a clear drop after eight hours and Hurts has been looking hard in Goedert’s direction in training camp. In games played with Zach Ertz, Goedert averaged 4.3 targets per game. In games without Ertz, he averaged six. Maybe he will rake more targets this season? Goedert was our TE6.

Eagles defence/special teams

Exit Ranking of positions Project statistics
ESPN J/ST 16 43 sacks, 13 INT, 2 TD
Yahoo!/FP J/ST 16
SCS J/ST 29 33 sacks, 13 INT, 3 TD
NFL.com J/ST 13 43 sacks, 15 INT, 3 TD

It looks like CBS is predicting the Eagles will put together a low sack total again. Assuming that number bounces back, their secondary is improved, as is their linebacker corps. It’s hard not to see the defense being, at worst, somewhere in the top half of the NFL. Our speculation is that they are the 12th best.

Jake Elliott

Exit Ranking of positions Project statistics
ESPN K11 27/32
Yahoo!/FP K15 28/32
SCS K11 28/31

For some reason, NFL.com projections have Jake Elliott scoring just eight field goals, which is…weird. But other projections see him as a marginal kicker to draft (at least in 10 or 12 leagues per team). He’s got a lot of accuracy – but he’s not hitting much, or at least not in past seasons.

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