NFL Week 10 Fantasy Football Recap: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Commanders

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. (8) runs with the football against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

  • Brian Robinson’s career game: The Washington Commanders’ rookie put up his best statistical performance of his career by the middle of the third quarter.
  • Jahan Dotson returns: Dotson played his first game since Week 4 after suffering a hamstring injury.
  • The birthday boy scores: The now-24-year-old DeVonta Smith scored for the Philadelphia Eagles on his birthday for the second straight season.
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Washington Commanders @ Philadelphia Eagles

Jahan Dotson‘s return: Dotson suffered a hamstring injury in Week 4, which kept him out for the last five weeks. He returned on a limited basis Monday night.

  • He was rotated in throughout the game, which is different than how he was used in September, where he played the vast majority of the team's offensive snaps.
  • He still was among the top two wide receivers in snaps out of 12 personnel and top three in 11 personnel.
  • The Commanders were probably easing him into action after missing so much time. He should play more in future weeks, assuming his hamstring isn’t causing more problems.
  • Washington has one of the most difficult schedules for wide receivers over the rest of the season, which could make it hard for Dotson to find fantasy value.

Another week without J.D. McKissic: The Commanders relied heavily on their running back duo with McKissic out with a neck injury.

  • The backfield split, in many ways, has gone as expected.
  • Brian Robinson has played the majority of short-yardage situations, but Antonio Gibson still received significant goal-line snaps. This allowed both running backs to score touchdowns.
  • Gibson still sees the vast majority of passing-down work.
  • Gibson suffered an ankle injury late in the first half, which allowed Robinson to take nearly all of the snaps in the two-minute drill. Gibson was ready to go by the second half, so this wasn’t a sign Robinson will see more pass-down work in the future.
  • The Commanders will likely be cautious with McKissic, as they would with any neck injury. This could mean both Commanders backs could have a big game next week against the Houston Texans.

Monitor the health of the Eagles receivers: Both DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert went to the blue medical tent at various points in the game and returned to the game.

  • Smith left with a hand injury early in the game.
  • He led the team in receptions with six while also scoring a touchdown.
  • Quez Watkins and Zach Pascal would both play more if Smith missed time in any future games, and Watkins would likely be worthy of a waiver target in that case.
  • Goedert left after getting tackled by his facemask in the fourth quarter but returned by the next drive.
  • He caught three passes for 24 yards and a touchdown prior to the injury.
  • Jack Stoll has been Philadelphia's clear No. 2 tight end all season and would likely be the Eagles lead tight end if Goedert misses any time.
  • The Eagles have one of the worst schedules for tight ends over the rest of the season. Stoll also doesn’t have Goedert's talent, so Stoll likely wouldn’t be worth a waiver wire target.
  • Chances are both players will be just fine by Week 11 given the fact they returned to the game, but it will be worth seeing if they appear on the injury report nonetheless. It wouldn’t be the first time a player returned to a game but later found out an injury was more serious.

Kenneth Gainwell gets closer to securing the handcuff role in Philadelphia: Gainwell played more than Boston Scott on early downs for the second straight week.

  • Gainwell has been the Eagles receiving back throughout the season, but Scott was often seeing more work in rushing situations.
  • That made it seem like Scott would lead the team in carries if Miles Sanders were injured.
  • These last two games have changed that outlook, making Gainwell the back to pick up in Philadelphia if something happens to Sanders this season.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.


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