NFL Week 8 Fantasy Football Recap: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) runs past Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (39) and linebacker Myles Jack (51) during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

A.J. Brown: 6 receptions, 156 yards, 3 touchdowns

Miles Sanders: 9 carries, 78 yards, 1 touchdown

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Add Jaylen Warren: The backup led the Steelers in rushing yards, with 50 on six carries.

  • Warren continues to be the third-down back, and the most impressive runner, in the Steelers’ backfield.
  • Warren is averaging a full two yards more per carry than Najee Harris this season.
  • Seven of Warren’s 29 carries have gone for 10 or more yards, compared to nine of Harris’ 108.
  • There is no indication that the Steelers are ready to give these backs more even playing time yet, but it will be hard not to with how much better Warren has been playing.

Buy low on DeVonta Smith: Smith was held to five catches for 23 yards in the Eagles' victory.

  • Smith maintained a high 27.6% targets per route run rate against the Steelers.
  • His 4.5-yard average depth of target was lower than usual. That should rebound.
  • He dropped two passes, which hurt his production but is unlikely to remain a problem going forward.
  • Smith was on the field for only two plays in the fourth quarter, as the Eagles rested plenty of starters during that time. That is why all of the skill players saw fewer snaps than usual.
  • The Eagles have the fourth-best remaining schedule for wide receivers.

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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