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News: 18 hours agoHurts completed 25 of 37 passes for 319 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 34-31 overtime win over the Commanders. He added 34 rushing yards on nine carries.
Spin: Both scores went to A.J. Brown, a 59-yard bomb in the third quarter and a 28-yard strike in the fourth, as Hurts topped 300 passing yards and threw multiple touchdowns for the first time this season. The fourth-year quarterback now has five TDs through the air and three more on the ground through four games, and he's likely to pose a problem in Week 5 for a Rams defense that just allowed Colts rookie QB Anthony Richardson to produce three scores of his own (two passing, one rushing).
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Hurts returns for his third season as the Eagles' starting QB after a breakout 2022 campaign in which he was in the MVP conversation and led his team to an NFC title. Hurts actually paced all QBs in fantasy points per game (25.2) and was a top-six scorer at the position in eight consecutive weeks. The 25-year-old led all QBs in carries (165) and rush TDs (13), and his heavy goal line role allowed 20 carries inside the opponent's 5-yard line, which ranked second in the entire league. Hurts is set up for success again in 2023, with an elite offensive line and a terrific group of targets led by A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert. Hurts is, at worst, a top-three fantasy option at the position.