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Jalen Hurts Fantasy Outlook Comes With Top-7 Upside as Dual-Threat QB

Larry Rupp
Jalen Hurts fantasy outlooks comes with top-7 upside as dual-threat QB.
Jalen Hurts fantasy outlooks comes with top-7 upside as dual-threat QB. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles are set to enter a new era of football with exciting young quarterback Jalen Hurts leading the way. The second-year QB showcased his dual-threat abilities across four starts during the 2020 season and heads into the fall with top-7 QB upside in fantasy football leagues.

Jalen Hurts Fantasy Value

Hurts took over for Carson Wentz during the last four weeks of the regular season and ended up passing for over 1,060 yards and rushing for over 350 yards. The 23-year-old even posted two games with over 300 passing yards and totaled 8 touchdowns overall (5 passing and 3 rushing).

Most importantly, Hurts was able to show fantasy football managers what he can bring to the table when leading an offense. He had at least 20 pass attempts and 8 rush attempts in each of his four starts and averaged 23.74 fantasy points per game from Weeks 14-17. That mark ranked No. 7 amongst all NFL QBs during that span.

Defenses will likely begin game planning around Hurts' rushing abilities after a full offseason of tape study. However, he has free rein over this offense as an unquestioned leader and has worked through training camp to improve his passing abilities. Having a Heisman Trophy-winning rookie receiver in DeVonta Smith at his disposal only aides Hurts in his quest to prove that he can be an NFL starter.

Jalen Hurts ADP

FantasyPros' average draft position data shows that Hurts is being drafted at 99.6 overall and QB12. At that draft price, fantasy managers must decide between safety and upside as Hurts comes with a lot more intrigue than players like Baker Mayfield and Matt Ryan.

Hurts remains one of the best options for fantasy managers looking to avoid paying a premium price for a quarterback and could end they year in the top seven. He checks in at QB13 in The Duel's 2021 fantasy football rankings.

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