Philadelphia Eagles 2021 Fantasy football outlook
By Matt Bryk
Let’s talk a little about Philadelphia Eagles football as it relates to Fantasy.
The 2021 NFL season is upon us, and Fantasy football owners are getting prepared. The question is this. What should owners expect out of key players from the Philadelphia Eagles? Jalen Hurts has the potential to be a top-ten Fantasy quarterback in 2021. Not only does he have the offensive weapons that can help him succeed, but he can use his legs as well.
Hurts ended the 2020-2021 regular season year with 1,061 passing yards and 354 rushing yards. If he adds a few more scrambles in 2021, he’ll be a top-ten guy easily. His ADP (Average Draft Position) is currently 8.12. That means that, on average, Hurts is drafted in the eighth round with the 12th pick. This is based on PPR (Points Per Reception) leagues.
Miles Sanders has the potential to have a breakout year in 2021. He will most likely be the number one drafted Eagle among Fantasy leagues. Last year, in Doug Pederson’s offense, the Eagles didn’t run the ball that much, and that led to a less than ideal stat line for Sanders (164 attempts, 867 rushing yards, and six rushing touchdowns).
Miles was 21st in rushing attempts in the league last year. This year, there is a new coaching staff and new personnel. The hope is that Sanders continues to improve as a receiver. He hauled in 28 receptions on 52 targets. Those aren’t great numbers for your Fantasy running back. Still, if Sanders does become a better receiver, he will thrive as a dual-threat this year.
Here are a few other areas to think about as you build your Fantasy football team into a winner.