News: 6 hours agoMinshew completed 20 of his 25 passes for 242 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sundays 33-18 win over the Jets.
Spin: Minshew drew the spot start with Jalen Hurts (ankle) inactive and led the Eagles offense to an efficient performance. He ended the first half having completed 14 of his 15 pass attempts for 188 yards and two touchdowns, finding the end zone on completions of 36 and 25 yards. Despite the strong effort, his production was curtailed in the second half by game script as the Eagles relied heavily on the run to maintain their lead. Even with this impressive effort, Minshew will likely be limited to this lone start because Hurts will have the team's bye in Week 14 to allow his ankle to heal.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Minshew is one of the league's most entertaining players and he's certainly a success story relative to his pedigree (2019 sixth-round pick), but he simply hasn't done enough to cement a starting gig in the NFL. His numbers actually aren't too bad - he's thrown 37 TDs to 11 INTs on 797 career attempts and improved his completion rate to 66% in 2020 - but inconsistent and erratic play has led to multiple benchings. In eight starts last season, Minshew showed a high floor (QB12 in fantasy points), but very low ceiling (zero top-10 weeks). The 25-year-old will barely be on the QB2 radar if called on to replace Jalen Hurts as the Eagles' starter in 2021.