Philadelphia Eagles vs Green Bay Packers Week 12 Fantasy football outlook

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles in action against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first half of the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 16, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles in action against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first half of the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 16, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Do the Fantasy gods know something we don’t? Last week, they predicted the Philadelphia Eagles would barely score more Fantasy points than the Indianapolis Colts. Philly won by a single point.

This week, Philadelphia is projected to top the Green Bay Packers’ Fantasy output by just under four points. Sounds like another nail-biter for Sunday Night, so before the Eagles send the Pack back to the mid-west with another loss, let’s find where the Fantasy points fall.

Here’s a Fantasy breakdown of the Eagles and Packers game for Week 12. 


Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (22.90 projected points):

Last week, Jalen Hurts’ legs proved more valuable than a drumstick on Turkey Day. He made up for 190 yards passing with 86 yards on the ground with a rushing score.

His fancy footwork will always give him a safe Fantasy floor even against a team giving up the seventh-fewest Fantasy points to quarterbacks.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (16.95 projected points)

Against the Titans, Aaron Rodgers missed his receivers like they were Covid-19 boosters. Somehow he still managed to throw two touchdowns and score 19 Fantasy points in the loss.

No team gives fewer Fantasy points to quarterbacks than Philadelphia. Aaron Rodgers could be in for a long night with few points and lots to complain about on the Pat McAfee show.

Running Backs

Eagles running back Miles Sanders (13.44 projected points)

Miles Sanders hasn’t scored a touchdown in two straight games. He scored under six Fantasy points in those games.  As long as Hurts is the team’s best red zone threat, Sanders will always struggle to fill the stat sheet.

With the game on the line against Indy, Boston Scott actually got three looks. Fantasy managers should check their optimism with Sanders moving forward.

Packers RB Aaron Jones (13.83 projected points) 

Aaron Jones has scored two touchdowns this year. That’s it.  He gained 100 yards or more four times but failed to reach 50 yards five times. Luckily for him, the Eagles have struggled against the run all year. Jones catches passes so he has value in PPR leagues and A.J. Dillon isn’t ready to challenge him for carries.

Wide Receivers

Eagles wide receivers A.J. Brown (16.04 projected points) and DeVonta Smith (12.62 projected points)

A.J. Brown’s ankle may still be bothering him. He’s been held under ten Fantasy points and without a touchdown for two straight games. DeVonta Smith has played much better in the last two games.

Smith tallied six catches in each of those games with a touchdown against Washington. Green Bay doesn’t give up many yards, but as usual, either receiver could break out with a touchdown.

Packers wide receivers Christian Watson. (10.87 projected points), Randall Cobb (8.36 projected points) and Allen Lazard (12.08 projected points)

After a shaky start, Christian Watson appears to be the WR1 moving forward. Randall Cobb returned from the IR last week to match Watson with six targets, but Allen Lazard was targeted 11 times.

Watson is the play after his two-touchdown performance against Tennessee, but keep an eye on Cobb. Rodgers likes reliable receivers and Lazard had some drops last week.

Tight Ends

Here we go again. The Eagles now have a three-headed monster at the tight end position. Jack Stoll, Tyree Jackson, and Grant Calcaterra all played against the Colts, but Stoll was the only one to see a pass. He had one catch for seven yards. There’s nothing to see here.

Green Bay isn’t much better. Robert Tonyan had two catches for 19 yards last week. He’s played in every game and done almost nothing all year. He should be avoided as well.

Managers needing a tight end should look to the Saints’ Juwan Johnson. He’s put up good numbers over the last five weeks and is available in almost 70% of leagues. He gets a tough 49ers team this week, but he’s still better than anyone playing Sunday night.


Eagles Defense (7.31 projected points) and Packers Defense (5.09 projected points) 

Ndamukon Suh and Linval Joseph played well last week. They shared a sack as easily as Eagles fans share opinions.  The defense had four sacks and a fumble recovery against the Colts and Green Bay turns the ball over.

The Packers had three sacks of their own against the Titans but gave up 27 points. Philly’s defense is ranked well above Green Bay’s this week, but Fantasy managers may want to look at Miami this week. They’re available in over 70% of leagues and play the Texans.

Eagles kicker Jake Elliott (8.38 projected points) and Packers kicker Mason Crosby (7.02 projected points)

Mason Crosby made a single field goal last week and had an extra point blocked. Philadelphia doesn’t give up Fantasy points to kickers so avoid him in your lineups.

Jake Elliot finally kicked a field goal last week but he’s still not fantasy relevant. For some reason, the Cowboys’ Brett Maher is still available in several leagues. He had 22 Fantasy points last week. Pick him up if he’s available.

Good luck to you and your Fantasy team and Happy Thanksgiving to the best fans in the NFL.

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