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Projecting Philadelphia Eagles skill position depth chart and fantasy impact

Miles Sanders did not live up to fantasy football projections last season. But with Jalen Hurts now under center, those two could be highly coveted. How is the Eagles 2021 roster shaping up under new head coach Nick Sirianni?

Jalen Hurts #2 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball as Miles Sanders #26 blocks for him against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lincoln Financial Field on September 27, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles ended last season at 4-11, finishing fourth in the NFC East. After the 2020 ended, the Eagles parted ways with head coach Doug Pederson and traded away QB Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts. Philadelphia now enters the 2021 season with a new head coach and quarterback duo in Nick Sirianni and Jalen Hurts. There aren’t a lot of high expectations for the Eagles as they to try retool in a solid NFC East division. The Cowboys should be better with a healthy Dak Prescott under center and the Giants should improve too with a healthy Saquon Barkley in the backfield. Meanwhile, the Washington Football will try to prove that last year’s playoff run was not a fluke.


  1. Jalen Hurts
  2. Joe Flacco
  3. Jamie Newman

Running back

  1. Miles Sanders
  2. Boston Scott
  3. Kerryon Johnson
  4. Kenneth Gainwell
  5. Jordan Howard

Wide receiver

  1. Jalen Reagor
  2. DeVonta Smith
  3. Greg Ward
  4. Travis Fulgham
  5. John Hightower
  6. Quez Watkins
  7. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside

Tight end

  1. Dallas Goedert
  2. Zach Ertz
  3. Caleb Wilson
  4. Jason Croom

Biggest offseason changes

Carson Wentz is now gone and off to Indy with Frank Reich, which means Jalen Hurts will be under the microscope this season. The Eagles hope to see more progression from Hurts, who showed flashes of brilliance in four games last season. In his short stint as the starter, the now second-year quarterback showed that he can get the ball down the field and also impact the game as a plus-one in the running game. Hurts has a solid core of weapons at the skill positions, including rookie wideout DeVonta Smith. Smith will likely be the team’s No. 1 wide receiver and a be solid complement to second-year WR Jalen Reagor.

Biggest questions for fantasy football

We already saw what Hurts can do in fantasy football as he’ll likely be one of top-15/20 QBs selected in respective fantasy football drafts. However, there are questions surrounding the WR and TE units for the Eagles.

The aforementioned Smith should be the team’s No. 1 receiver, but after that it’s going to be interesting to see who makes the roster. Reagor, Ward, and Fulgham’s rosters spot are locked in. Therefore, we’ll have a battle for the last couple spots, which could come down to Hightower, Watkins, and former second-round pick Arcega-Whiteside. Along with wide receiver, we do not know what the Eagles will do at tight end.

Last season, Goedert showed when healthy that he’s a capable TE1 in fantasy football. But we still don’t know about the future of Ertz. The three-time Pro Bowler reportedly wants out of Philadelphia, but the Eagles have not traded or cut him yet. If he stays in Philly, then we could see a bounce back year.