Jalen Hurts

Jalen Hurts

QB - PHI
Height: 6-2
Weight: 218 lbs
Age: 23
College: Oklahoma
Philadelphia Eagles

2022 Season Outlooks

Hurts delivered QB1 fantasy numbers in his 1st full turn as Eagles starter. Now he adds 1 of the league’s best young wideouts, a player he has been close friends with for years. Add A.J. Brown to DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert, and Hurts finds nice surrounding talent. The Brown trade points to the Eagles likely leaning further toward the pass – which likely already would have been the case to some degree after they sported the league’s most run-heavy scheme in 2021. Combine all that with Hurts’ top-shelf rushing production, and it’s hard not to like him in inside QB1 range. Unfortunately, drafters agree and have bumped him up to QB6 in ADP on both FFPC and Underdog as of this writing. That lines up with where we rank Hurts. Be ready to pounce when he slides beyond that.
Hurts will return for his second season as the Eagles' starting QB. The 2020 second-round pick was outside the top 20 in passing yards and TDs last season, but he made up for it by pacing the position in carries, rushing yards and rushing TDs. The rushing prowess helped him to a healthy 20.0 fantasy PPG, which ranked seventh at the position. Hurts will benefit from a respectable supporting cast that includes an elite offensive line and standout targets A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert. Hurts remains a work in progress as a passer, which makes his seat quite hotter than your usual QB1 target, but his elite rushing ability supplies him with top-five fantasy upside.
Is Jalen Hurts a good quarterback? Does he deserve a long-term contract as the centerpiece of Nick Sirianni's offense? We don't know yet, but it's evident the front office will give Hurts every opportunity to answer the question in 2022. Hurts enters 2022 as the unquestioned starter, and the front office did nothing in free agency or the draft to upset the apple cart. On the other hand, Howie Roseman has set the team up to make an aggressive move for a heralded rookie signal-caller in next year's draft if Hurts doesn't earn his keep. Statistically speaking, Hurts hasn't put up impressive numbers. Last season he ranked 29th in completion rate (61.3%), 15th in yards per attempt (7.3), 20th in TD-INT ratio, and 25th (3.7%) in touchdown rate. But what Hurts lacked in passing polish, he made up for on the ground; he led all quarterbacks in rushing yards (782) and rushing touchdowns (10). Philadelphia showed it can win a lot of games playing that way, but can it win playoff games against elite opponents without a credible passing attack? Adding A.J. Brown to the top of the pecking order ensures we're about to find out. Hurts is a top-10 fantasy quarterback on his rushing upside, but don't bet on a Josh Allen/Lamar Jackson MVP ascendance until we see him evolve as a passer.

2022 Fantasy Football Rankings

Standard

#67

PPR

#75

Half-PPR

#65

Superflex

#25

2022 Fantasy Football Draft Projections

Pass Yds Pass TD Pass Int Rush Yds Rush TD
3685.1 23.5 12.2 712.9 7.4

2022 Average Draft Position (ADP)

Standard

#63

Pick 6.03

PPR

#71

Pick 6.11

Half-PPR

#66

Pick 6.06

Superflex

#29

Pick 3.05

Injury Risk

Injury Risk:
Low

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