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Jalen Hurts questionable to play in Week 18 vs. Giants

The Eagles should get their starting QB back this week. We break down the fantasy football impact.

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks down field against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles have been without their starting quarterback Jalen Hurts for the last two weeks and they’ve now lost their last two games with backup Gardner Minshew at the helm. The good news is that Hurts is on track to return this week, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The Eagles were hoping they’ve win one of their last two games to clinch the NFC East and No. 1 seed, but it wasn’t to be. They will now face a New York Giants team that has nothing to play for, but their head coach Brian Daboll says they will play their normal starters.

Jalen Hurts injury updates

Friday, Jan. 6 update — Hurts is being listed as questionable to play in Week 18 vs. the Giants. Head coach Nick Sirianni told reporters that Hurts was trending in the right direction to play. So it looks like Hurts is closer to probable.

Thursday, Jan. 5 update — Jalen Hurts continues to do more in practice than he did last week. He should play this week.

Wednesday, Jan. 4 update — Jalen Hurts ended up being listed as limited on the injury report instead of full. It’s not as good as full of course, but he’s still on track to play this week.

Wednesday, Jan. 4 update — Jalen Hurts worked as the starting quarterback in their Wednesday walkthrough and will get a full practice designation, per Jeff McLane. All signs point toward Hurts starting this week.

Wednesday, Jan. 4 update — Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said that he has not made a decision on Jalen Hurts’ availability for Philadelphia’s Sunday game against the Giants.

Monday, Jan. 2 update — Hurts appears to be on track to play in Week 18 vs. Giants.

Fantasy football advice

Hurts is an automatic start in fantasy football and he helps eleate the rest of the skill position players.