Eagles 2021 Put up-NFL Draft Fantasy Soccer Participant Rating, Statistical Projections
The NFL draft is over. Players take part in OTAs and mini camps. Before you know it, fantasy football season will be here.
For fantasy enthusiasts and Eagles fans, a look at how fantasy football rankings treat the players on your team can provide an insight into how they’re likely to produce, or how they’re valued across the NFL landscape.
That’s why we decided to take a quick, early look at how the Eagles’ top players are rated. For each player, we list a couple of statistic projections and then a handful of leaderboards by position on various fantasy platforms (point totals apply to PPR).
Jalen Hurts, QB
Hurts is expected to be a top 10 fantasy quarterback, which means he’s listed in your league in large part thanks to his running ability. However, projections are not particularly confident that he can throw the football accurately.
ESPN: 3,865 yards, 62% completion, 21 TD, 13 INT; 131 carries, 681 yards, 6 TD (total fantasy points: 305.68)
FantasyPros: 3,659 yards, 59% completion, 21 TD, 16 INT; 133 carries, 685 yards, 6 TD (291 points)
Miles Sanders, RB
Sanders is the only Eagles to register as draftable at this point. There are still many question marks about what the depth map will look like, how rookie Kenneth Gainwell fits into things, and whether Boston Scott, Jordan Howard or Kerryon Johnson will get reliable touches.
Having been one of the top-rated backs before 2020, Sanders could be a bargain if placed in the right spot on round three or fourth. But with a new offense in Philly, no one is really sure what to do with running back projections.
ESPN: 238 carries, 1,138 yards, 8 TD; 47 receptions, 376 yards, 1 TD (249.4 points)
Fantasy Pros: 221 carries, 1,084 yards, 6 TD, 44 receptions, 376 yards, 2 TD (235 points)
DeVonta Smith, WR
The Eagles’ wide reception corps could be a huge barrel of sleepers for fantasy football purposes as the entire wideout room is made up of unproven players under the age of 25. It could also be full of busts.
Because of this, neither first round rookie Smith nor other reception options like Jalen Reagor (WR59 according to FantasyPros) or Travis Fulgham (WR 103 via FantasyPros) are currently not very much loved by fantasy sites. Design at your own risk.
ESPN: 71 reception, 964 meters, 5 TD (200 points)
Fantasy Pros: 63 receptions, 925 yards, 5 TD (185 points)
Dallas Goedert, TE
Goedert will emerge as the narrowest end of the # 1 Eagles this season, and in a league with so few great options in that position, he is sure to be drafted into all leagues. So he is expected to play in 2021, with Zach Ertz most likely not in the picture:
ESPN: 63 receptions, 773 yards, 4 TD (161 points)
Fantasy Pros: 65 receptions, 722 yards, 5 TD (164 points)
You will no doubt notice that we skipped Eagles kicker Jake Elliott. He’s had a terrible year in 2020 and is at the bottom of the kicker rankings (early 20s) in every projection and rankings we’ve looked, making him undeniable in most leagues.
We’re going to end up with the Eagles defense instead, which fans know has a strong front four and any weak back seven. With so many defenses, goodbye weeks and such, the Eagles defense could be a waiver that depends on the matchup.
ESPN: 40 bags, 13 INT, 8 FR, 2 TD, 408 points allowed (66 points)
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