Fantasy football projections for Eagles versus Commanders in Week 10

Dallas Goedert #88, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Here we go again. The final game of Week 10 on Monday Night Football doubles as the 176th meeting between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Commanders. Philly won the most recent clash in Week 3 by a 24-8 margin. From a Fantasy football perspective, expect a 114.08-84.97 final score in Week 10.

Hopefully, your Fantasy team is winning by wide margins such as that one. If you have players like Jalen Hurts and A.J. Brown on your squad, you’re in great shape, but there are Fantasy points available on Washington’s roster as well (if you can stomach the addition of a few rival stars).

Here’s a Fantasy breakdown of the Eagles and Commanders game in Week 10. 

Let’s look at the projections for each position before Philadelphia welcomes its NFC East rival to Lincoln Financial Field.


Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (26.02 projected points)

What can you say about Jalen Hurts at this point? He has eight touchdown passes in his last three games and he’s easily the top-rated quarterback this week. Josh Allen is unlikely to play with an elbow injury and Lamar Jackson is on a bye.

Allen, Jackson, and Hurts have been battling for the top spot all year, and this week Hurts gets the prime time stage all to himself.

Commanders QB Taylor Heinicke (13.06 projected points)

This will be Taylor Heinicke’s fourth start of the season. The Commanders won two of those three starts and lost to the Vikings by three points last week. Those numbers aren’t bad, but Heinicke’s Fantasy numbers are. Aside from 23 points against the Colts, Heinicke’s Fantasy stats have been pretty bad so far.

Even with quarterbacks missing time this week, there’s still no reason to have Heinicke in your lineup. Players like Trevor Lawrence and Daniel Jones are available in most leagues and neither one will face the Eagles’ defense on Monday night.

Running Backs

Eagles running back Miles Sanders (13.99 projected points)

Miles Sanders has a touchdown in three straight games. Fantasy managers will take that but PPR players can’t be happy with his role in the passing game. Sanders hasn’t had a catch since Week 6 and has only 11 catches all year.

Sanders will need a touchdown to help your Fantasy team, but the Commanders have only given up four rushing scores all season. ESPN ranks him 15th among running backs in PPR leagues this week, but if he catches a pass or two, he could finish much higher.

Commanders RBs Antonio Gibson (9.46 projected points) and Brian Robinson

There’s nothing worse for a Fantasy manager than owning a ‘timeshare’ running back. Antonio Gibson had 11 carries for 36 yards and 6.70 Fantasy points against the Vikings last week. Brian Robinson had 13 carries for 44 yards and 5.80 fantasy points. Avoid this backfield altogether.

Philadelphia’s Kenny Gainwell is available in 85% of Yahoo leagues. He had 12.80 Fantasy points against the Texans. He doesn’t have much value normally, but he only needs a few garbage time catches to remain fantasy relevant.

Wide Receivers

Eagles wide receivers A.J. Brown (17.32 projected points) and DeVonta Smith (12.52 projected points)

A.J. Brown is the week’s sixth-ranked receiver. DeVonta Smith is ranked 25th. Thanks to a monster performance against the Steelers, Brown has five touchdowns in his last three games. Smith exploded against Washington in Week 3 with 169 yards, a touchdown, and 30.90 fantasy points. It was the best game of his young career.

The Commanders give up the eighth-most Fantasy points to wide receivers. Brown and Smith are both strong plays this week.

Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin (11.91 projected points) and Curtis Samuel (10.30 projected points)

Terry McLaurin is an interesting player. He wasn’t getting many targets with Carson Wentz under center, but he’s received at least eight targets in every game with Heinicke at quarterback.

Curtis Samuel has slightly more fantasy points so far, but his targets have gone down under Heinicke. Philadelphia gives up 177.6 passing yards per game, which is the third-fewest in the league. Don’t expect much from either receiver, but McLaurin will at least see targets.

Tight Ends

Dallas Goedert (13.57 projected points)

Dallas Goedert had his best game of the season with 100 yards, a touchdown, and 24 Fantasy points against the Texans. His nine targets were also a season-high. However, Fantasy managers need to temper their expectations this week. Only the Saints give up fewer points to the tight end position than Washington.

Logan Thomas (5.23 projected points)

Nothing to see here. Logan Thomas is Washington’s top tight end and he hasn’t had a catch since October 2nd. He had three targets last week against the Vikings and caught none of them. The Raiders’ Foster Moreau is available everywhere and could have value with Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow on the IR. Check your waiver wire.


Eagles Defense (8.33 projected points) and Commanders Defense (3.53 projected points) 

Any defense asked to catch Jalen Hurts will never have a strong Fantasy projection. Philadelphia’s offense gives up the third-fewest Fantasy points to opposing defenses. Their defense has the third-highest total in terms of Fantasy points. Philly’s defense scored 18 points versus Washington in Week 3 by recording nine sacks.

Unfortunately, the Commanders replaced their Carson Wentz statue with a functionally mobile quarterback. The Eagles might not get 18 points again, but they should get really familiar with Heinicke on Monday night.

Eagles kicker Jake Elliot (8.30 projected points) and Commanders kicker Joey Slye (6.25 projected points)

Joey Slye has kicked a single field goal in each of his last two games and Philadelphia gives up the fewest Fantasy points to kickers. On the other hand, Jake Elliot has made only six field goals all year and no team has made fewer than the Eagles. Thanks for nothing Cameron Dicker. Obviously, neither kicker is a great play, but at least Elliot will kick extra points.

Enjoy watching the Eagles take center stage on Monday night. Hopefully, you’ve won your Fantasy matchup. Otherwise, get your waiver claims ready for Tuesday. Good luck everyone!

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