Kickoff: Sunday, November 21th at 1 PM ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Betting Odds: PHI, -2.5, 43.5 Total on Tallysight
New Orleans Saints
Trevor Siemian (Sit)
Trevor Siemian was clutch on this touchdown pic.twitter.com/wJqP2IOxGb
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 14, 2021
Trevor Siemian has just been getting better and better each week as the Saints quarterback. So far Siemian has 706 yards and 5 TDs while completing 57% of his passes. Siemian had his best week in Week 10 throwing for 298 yards and 2 TDs, in a gutsy loss to the Titans, making him QB4 on the week. The Eagles don’t have the most intimidating pass defense, allowing 2,470 yards and 16 TDs to opposing QBs. Siemian is a low-end QB2 in week 11 who can produce at a Week 10 level, but most likely won’t.
Alvin Kamara (Start), Mark Ingram (Flex)
The way Alvin Kamara called for the ball here 😭🤣 pic.twitter.com/QquKTTcrTN
— Hurdles (@SportsPIays) November 10, 2021
Alvin Kamara managers rejoice, so far so good as Kamara was seen in a limited capacity practicing on Wednesday. Kamara is a 100 % locked and loaded, RB1 start against the Eagles. As of Week 11, the Eagles run defense has given up the fourth-most yards (1,030) and TDs (9) as well as the third-most receptions (68) to opposing RBs. This seems like the ideal matchup for a dual-threat running back like Kamara. Mark Ingram as well should have a good game, he’s gotten touches since coming back to New Orleans and in Week 10 got a touchdown. Kamara being back in the picture is going to take away touches, but there should still be a few goal-line opportunities for Ingram. Ingram is an RB3/flex level player this week against an exploitable run defense.
Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
Marquez Callaway (Flex), Adam Trautman (Sit), Trequan Smith (Flex), Deonte Harris (Sit)
The Saints should use Deonte Harris on some of Alvin Kamara’s routes. And get him much more than 30% of the snaps.
— Jeff Bell (@4WhomJBellTolls) November 14, 2021
Marquez Callaway is consistently getting 5 targets/game since Trevor Siemian took over the starting job. At this point, Callaway is the number one wide receiver and is still unreliable as far as rostering him and starting him. For me Callaway is a no-go, I can’t rely on him for anything more than a desperation flex play. Tre’Quan Smith has been a pleasant surprise these past two weeks, tallying 11 targets, 7 receptions, 97 yards, and a TD. A huge upgrade from his first two weeks back from injury. I still don’t fully trust Smith, but if you have to play him then he’s along the lines of Callaway as a desperation flex. Adam Trautman has been a surprise recipient of 6 targets/game since Siemian took over the offense. Trautman needs to be more consistent and get in the end zone before he makes it onto my roster, he’s a sit for me in Week 11. Deonte Harris is the wildcard in this game, as he’s the deep threat/speedster option on this Saints offense. Something to consider is the Eagles have allowed the fifth-most 40+ yard plays to wide receivers. For me, this can make him a boom/bust flex candidate in this game.
Jalen Hurts (Sit)
It’s hard to not start the QB3 through 10 weeks, especially when you look at the direction the Eagles have gone in the past two weeks. Establishing the run and not putting all the pressure on Hurts to win the game has made their QB play the best ball of his career. One big knock on Hurts was his accuracy, in the past three games Hurts has been throwing less and completing more passes. This has dropped his passing yardage but has improved his decision-making, one example of this is his interceptions in the past three games. He’s only thrown one as compared to the four he threw in his first seven games. This is important because the Saints have intercepted the fourth most passes through Week 10. I’m going with this game is going to be a defensive struggle and I’m going to sit Hurts in this game.
Jordan Howard (Sit), Boston Scott (Flex)
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 31, 2021
Miles Sanders was activated off IR on Wednesday, but I don’t expect him to be the starter this week. Jordan Howard is the guy I expect to lead this backfield in a tough matchup against the Saints. Howard has been taking advantage of the 40% workload that he’s gotten since joining the team Week 8. Boston Scott has been the receiving back but also has put up a nice stat line since his role increased, tallying 181 yards and 2 TDs.The Saints though own a pretty stout defense allowing a league-low 656 rushing yards and third-fewest TDs (6). Both Howard and Scott could have a good day, but trying to predict who it’ll be is a challenge. I think Scott’s role as a receiving back will make him a better play in this game. We all need RBs at this point in the season so, Scott is an RB3/flex and Howard is a sit.
Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
Devonta Smith (Start), Dallas Goedert (Sit)
The highest-graded rookie WR this season
🦅 DeVonta Smith 🦅 pic.twitter.com/rO7yLy6ggK
— PFF (@PFF) November 18, 2021
Devonta Smith has been a gem the past couple of weeks, this guy has been racking up the stats. Smith has 12 targets, 9 catches for 182 yards, and 3 TDs. Smith had those two weeks against respectable secondaries in Denver and the Chargers. Even though he’ll be shadowed by Marshon Lattimore, I still like Smith’s chances to score a TD. Smith carries WR2 status this week. Dallas Goedert has been disappointing since taking over the main guy role at tight end. I’m going to sit him until he shows me he can be a consistent start.