Philadelphia Eagles vs Indianapolis Colts Week 11 Fantasy football outlook

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) /

That could have gone a lot better. Last week, the Philadelphia Eagles were projected to score 29 more Fantasy points than the Washington Commanders. They didn’t. This week Philadelphia is only projected to score 3.34 more Fantasy points than the Indianapolis Colts are.

That could be a problem. Players like Jalen Hurts and Salem NJ’s Jonathan Taylor should be fine this week, but there are concerns with other positions

So before Philadelphia travels to Lucas Oil Stadium, let’s see where to extract the most Fantasy points.

Here’s a Fantasy breakdown of the Eagles and Colts game in Week 11. 


Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (22.68 projected points):

Jalen Hurts fell slightly below his projection on Monday night. Four turnovers will hold back any quarterback. He still managed three scores despite having the ball for less than 20 minutes on offense.

Hurst has thrown at least two touchdowns in his last four games and remains a top-five option on all Fantasy platforms. He’ll bounce back against Jeff Saturday’s Colts.

Colts QB Matt Ryan (13.18 projected points)

Welcome back Mr. Ryan. You’re the starting quarterback once again! You beat the Las Vegas Raiders by throwing for 222 yards last week. This week you’ll get some angry Birds. Only the Denver Broncos give up fewer fantasy points to quarterbacks, and they weren’t just humiliated on national television.

Expect Ryan to give the ball to Taylor all day but don’t expect him to take off for another 39-yard run. That would be great for Ryan’s fantasy numbers, but it isn’t a realistic expectation.

Running Backs

Eagles running back Miles Sanders (13.10 projected points)

Miles Sanders had one more carry than the hot dog vendor during the first half of Monday’s game. He finished with 12 carries for 54 yards but no touchdowns. It was his first game without a score since October 9th.

This won’t happen again. Fantasy managers can expect Sanders to get the ball early and often.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (15.55 projected points) 

Taylor had 22 carries, 147 yards, and a touchdown last week. It was his best performance since the opener. It’s been an up-and-down, injury-filled season for the young running back, but he looked healthy against the Las Vegas Raiders.

That’s good news for his Fantasy managers and bad news for Philadelphia. Brian Robinson ran right through the Eagles’ defense on Monday. Robinson is no Taylor, and Taylor looks ready to run like it’s 2021.

Wide Receivers

Eagles wide receivers A.J. Brown (15.80 projected points) and DeVonta Smith (12.44 projected points)

One catch for seven yards and a rolled ankle. That’s A.J. Brown’s stat line from Monday. Six catches for 39 yards and a score is better, but Devonta Smith would tell you he could have done more.

Brown and Smith both need to do better, but they need to do it against a Colts’ defense that gives up the fewest Fantasy points to wide receivers. Temper expectations for the pair in what should be a run-heavy game script.

Colts wide receivers Michael Pittman Jr. (12.93 projected points) and Parris Campbell (9.78 projected points)

Pittman has more Fantasy points this year, but Campbell just had his second-best game of the season with Ryan under center last week. Pittman was less effective.

Both receivers can do more damage with Sam Ehlinger on the bench, but the Eagles’ pass defense can be stingy. Unlike Pittman, Campbell is available in the majority of leagues. If you’re desperate at the position, he can be had without a waiver claim.

Tight Ends

Seriously… Steer clear. Get your tight end somewhere else. Other than the injured Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia doesn’t have a tight end with 10 Fantasy points for the season.

Kylen Granson is the Colts’ best tight end. He’s scored 10 or more points once all year. Mo Alie-Cox is still there, but he hasn’t had more than two catches in a game since October 2nd.

Hold your nose and pick up the Jets’ Tyler Conklin. Zach Wilson seems to like him and at least the Jets wear green.


Eagles Defense (7.72 projected points) and Colts Defense (4.69 projected points) 

Yahoo says the Eagles have the second-best defense for Week 11. The Colts are ranked 26th. The Colts have given up the second-most fantasy points to opposing defenses, but that number has been skewed by Taylor’s injuries and Ehlinger’s existence.

Eagles kicker Jake Elliott (7.44 projected points) and Colts kicker Chase McLaughlin (7.39 projected points)

McLaughlin made two 48-yard field goals last week. He’s perfect on extra points. It’s been a month since Elliott attempted a field goal. The Eagles don’t give up many points, but how do we know Elliott hasn’t forgotten how to kick? Pick your poison.

Don’t forget, the trade deadline is looming on all platforms. Don’t wait to get some Eagles on your Fantasy team. Good luck everyone.

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