By Michael Grimm
Here’s your last-minute fantasy match-up breakdown for today’s Eagles game at Arizona:
The main takeaways:
The Eagles’ supporting cast on both offense and defense put forward their best game of the season.
Hurts didn’t make much happen as a passer and still has a lot to prove in that department.
Hurts brought some newfound rushing goodness to the equation and picked up first down after first down on scrambles.
The latter point is the main reason why Hurts will be a fantasy QB1 for the remainder of the season and also why none of these Eagles WRs are realistic fantasy options moving forward.
Credit to Alshon Jeffery for corralling a 15-yard back shoulder fade for a score, but no receiver in this RB- and TE-heavy offense managed to surpass even five targets last week. Greg Only Ward (74% snaps) played even 70% of the offense’s reps at the position. Please don’t expect anything from a passing game rotating five WRs inside of a run-first offense.
TE breakdown: Both Dallas Goedert (86% snaps) and Zach Ertz (72%) were more involved than Reagor (68%) and Jeffery (45%) last week. The former TE holds some upside TE2 appeal purely thanks to his status as one of the league’s more-talented receivers at the position. Still, I’d refrain from starting either TE unless you have to.
|L||Alshon Jeffery||75||218||4.48||0.34||Patrick Peterson||73||203||4.31||1.12|
|R||Jalen Reagor||71||195||4.47||1.22||Dre Kirkpatrick||74||196||4.5||1.41|
|S||Greg Ward||71||186||0.94||Byron Murphy||71||190||4.55||1.32|