Eagles vs Jaguars Week 4- Predictions & Fantasy Outlook

The Philadelphia Eagles face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Philadelphia this Sunday, October 2nd. See how some of our writers predict the game and how we predict the players to perform in fantasy football.

Jayden Nagathota: The Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars face off on Sunday, and recently it became a more anticipated matchup. The Jags are coming off a huge win defeating the Los Angeles Chargers 38-10. The Jaguars clicked on every cylinder.

Their offense was flowing nicely, and their defense looked elite. Their defensive front is a force to reckon with, but I believe the Eagles’ offensive line can hold them.

James Robinson is becoming an effective weapon for their offense. He is 7th  in the league with 51 attempts, 9th for yards with 230, and 3rd for rushing touchdowns with three. However, I’m hopeful that the Eagles’ defense can stop anything the Jaguars bring.

Also, they will play against their former head coach Doug Peterson, who helped Philly win the Superbowl and make multiple playoff appearances. It’s good to see his impact on this new Jaguars team and how he is changing things for the future.

I do believe the Eagles can pull off a win here. The game will come down to a final score. The difference between both scores will be a touchdown or field goal. I predict a final score of 28-21, Philadelphia.

Siddarth Thota: The Jaguars have begun a surprising start to the season with a stunning blowout win against the chargers last week. (38 – 10) Trevor Lawrence has been connecting on passes, and James Robinson (running back) is fresh off a hundred-yard game.

Jacksonville’s defensive line might prove to be trouble, as they have had success stopping the run. They only allowed Sony Michell to 22 yards last game.

The Eagles’ defense has also been excelling against the run, and the secondary has been locking down receivers. Specifically, Darius slays has locked down every receiver in his path.

The offense has also been stellar. AJ Brown and Devonta Smith have been making great plays, with Jalen Hurts excelling in running and passing. Miles Sanders might have a challenging game, however, as the Jaguars’ defense is stout against the run, allowing just 55 yards per game to opponents (1st in the league). I expect a tough matchup, but I have the Eagles winning at home, 23 – 17.

Fantasy Predictions:

Uday Mittal:

This week will be a good test for the Eagles’ offense. The Jaguars’ defense has only allowed 10 points across two games against the Colts and the Chargers.

Fantasy-wise, the no-brainer starts are Jalen Hurts and AJ Brown. AJ Brown has received 31 targets across three games which is excellent and shows his involvement in this offense. He is averaging 19 fantasy points per game (PPR), and I predict he will score at least 18 fantasy points, with the potential to eclipse 25+ if he scores touchdowns.

So far this season, most of the offensive yards and points have come in the first half when they needed to score, and they died out later in games when they just had to keep the lead. This game may be closer, leading to more offensive plays needed to win.

Jalen Hurts has been playing great football, which translates well in fantasy. He is ranked 3rd in fantasy points for quarterbacks and is a definite start every week, averaging 28.4 fantasy points per game. I believe he will score at least 25 fantasy points with the potential to eclipse 30+.

Devonta Smith is a good flex option this week; I would start him over 80% of flex options, but still with some caution. He has received good targets in the last two games, but I would stray away from Smith if you have more consistent flex options. He is more boom/bust; if you are projected to need more points to defeat your opponent, go with Smith, but if you can safely win without needing that huge ceiling, go with a safer flex option.

Jake Elliot has been good for the Eagles, but they haven’t needed him much. I think he kicks at least two field goals and 2 PATS in this game, so he could start on some fantasy teams.

The Eagles’ defense has been great and is coming off a nine-sack performance, but I would not start them this week.

I think the Jaguars’ offense is underrated and will present an excellent challenge to the Eagles. They have put up good points with a mix of receiver and running back talent. Doug Pederson has a good scheme running, and quarterback Trevor Lawerence looks better so far this season. Although I predict the Eagles to win the game 27- 20, I think it will be a closer game than a lot of people expect.