Philadelphia Eagles vs Tennessee Titans Week 13 Fantasy football outlook

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Last week was a Fantasy gold mine if you had at least two members of the Philadelphia Eagles on your roster. Jalen Hurts and Miles Sanders put up big numbers as the Eagles beat the Packers by a 40-33 margin.

This week, Philadelphia hosts the Tennessee Titans. According to Fantasy projections, the home team should outscore the Two-tone Blue by 20 Fantasy points. That sounds good but let’s see where those points fall on each roster.

Here’s a Fantasy breakdown of the Eagles and Titans game for Week 13.


Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (25.46 projected points):

For the second week in a row, Jalen Hurts earned his Fantasy points on the ground rather than through the air. He set a single-game franchise record by a quarterback with 157 yards rushing, but he only had 153 yards passing, his lowest number of the season.

Hurts performance was good enough for 30 Fantasy points and this week he’ll face a defense giving up the sixth-most points to quarterbacks. Set him, forget him, and let him win your matchup.

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill (17.44 projected points)

Ryan Tannehill is basically a Jimmy Garoppolo equivalent but without the weapons. He threw for 291 yards last week and 333 yards the week before, but without touchdown passes there’s really no reason to start him.

Philadelphia is tough on Fantasy quarterbacks. Things might be tougher without Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, but not as tough as they’ll be for Tannehill. He’s QB 20 on Yahoo this week, so Eagles fans shouldn’t have him in their lineups.

Running Backs

Eagles running back Miles Sanders (14.00 projected points)

Miles Sanders ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns against the Packers, but now he’ll face a Titans defense giving up the fewest rushing touchdowns in the NFL. They also give up the third fewest yards.

Hurts could be in for a long day. The Titans aren’t very good against the pass, so he probably won’t see 21 touches like he did against Green Bay.  He definitely won’t see 31 Fantasy points again, but hopefully he finds the end zone at least once.

Titans RB Derrick Henry (14.99 projected points) 

Gardner-Johnson may have a lacerated kidney, but at least he won’t have to tackle Derrick Henry this week. He’s a six-foot-three, 247-pound freak of nature with ten touchdowns and 1,048 rushing yards already.

Henry can win a Fantasy matchup single-handedly, but tackling him is usually a team effort. He had only 38 yards rushing last week but led the team in receiving with 79 yards. Look for more on the ground and less through the air from the running back with the third-most Fantasy points at the position.

Wide Receivers

Eagles wide receivers A.J. Brown (17.57 projected points) and DeVonta Smith (12.50 projected points)

Believe it or not, Quez Watkins has just as many Fantasy points as A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith over the last four games.  You never really know which Eagles receiver is going to have a big game.

This week is different. Brown is facing his old team for the first time. Hurts will look to get him the ball. A.J.’s numbers have been down since facing the Pittsburgh Steelers, but that should change this week.

Titans wide receivers Robert Woods (7.21 projected points), Treylon Burks (10.67 projected points) 

Treylon Burks missed four games with a toe injury but has almost as many Fantasy points as Robert Woods. Burk’s is the play among the Titans’ wide receivers.

The rookie got off to a slow start, but he’s had some big catches and 181 yards receiving over the past two games. Tennessee doesn’t throw the ball much, but Burks is the go-to guy when they do. He’s compared to Brown for obvious reasons, and he’ll want to keep pace with the former Titan.

Tight Ends

The Titans have the only Fantasy-relevant tight end in the game, and even that might be a stretch. Austin Hooper has 30 or more yards in each of his last four games. That’s not great, but it’s become the new normal for Fantasy tight ends.

Philly’s passing game won’t be normal until Dallas Goedert comes back from injury. He hopes to be back for Week 15, but until then players like Hooper will have to do.


Eagles Defense (6.88 projected points) and Titans Defense (5.10 projected points) 

Does it feel like Ndomukon Suh and Linval Joseph power brought in specifically for this game? Henry will be a handful, but the Eagles defense still ranks in the top-ten this week.

The Tennessee defense is ranked substantially lower. If neither team excites you, check out Seattle’s defense. They’re available in 40% of leagues and they’ll face what’s left of the L.A. Rams this week. Nobody has given up more Fantasy points than the Rams this year.

Eagles kicker Jake Elliott (7.39 projected points) and Titans kicker (TBD)

Tennessee’s Caleb Shudak kicked for the injured Randy Bullock last week, but there’s no word if he’ll be used in Week 13. Jake Elliott had six kicks last week, including a 54 yard kick late in the fourth quarter.

He also missed an extra point making him a low volume risk against a team that doesn’t give points to Fantasy kickers. Try your luck with a kicker in another matchup.

Hopefully Week 13 is good luck for you, the Eagles, and your Fantasy roster. Enjoy the games.