As we close in toward the new season, the ever-changing NFL landscape has player fantasy values constantly on the move, with key events like free agency and the 2023 NFL Draft still to come. Whether you’re used to the dynasty platform or are still learning the rules, let’s dive into the latest dynasty fantasy football value of QB Jalen Hurts.
Jalen Hurts’ Dynasty Outlook and Value
It feels like a decade ago that people were calling 2022 a prove-it year for Hurts, claiming he needed to show he could be a starting NFL QB. I didn’t understand this back then, and I still laugh about it now. Hurts has done nothing but win and done so at the highest level you could ask of.
QB6 in points per game in 2021 (21.4 PPR), Hurts was the QB1 in per-game scoring in 2022, averaging 26.8 PPR over his 15 contests while coming in as the QB3. Completing 66.5% of his attempts (306 of 460), Hurts passed for 3,701 yards with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions.
He was fourth in completion percentage over expectation (+2.8), fifth in passer rating (101.5), and third in CPOE+EPA. Throw in Hurts sitting third in YPA (8.0), 12th in deep-ball attempts, and No. 1 in xFPTS (+3.91), and he silenced all the critics with his arm.
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What no one questioned was his rushing upside, something that carried Hurts’ value while developing as a passer. Hurts was No. 1 among QBs in rushes (165), rushes per game (11.0), red-zone carries (43), rushing touchdowns (13), and sat fourth in yards (760). This part of his game was never in question after rushing for 784 yards and 10 TDs on 139 attempts as a starter in 2021.
Hurts went up a tier for me in dynasty and is a Tier 1 QB. He needs to be valued in the same range as Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, and Joe Burrow. While they all get it done in different ways, the results speak for themselves.
Jalen Hurts’ Fantasy Ranking
In a time when it is the haves and the have-nots at QB, both in the NFL and fantasy, Hurts is one of the few QBs you can draft and never have to worry about the position again. He was the best value at QB coming into last season based on what I felt was his ceiling, and while that certainly has gone up, Hurts is worth the price.
Currently, Hurts is the QB3 for dynasty, behind only Mahomes and Allen. There is a debate between him and Burrow for the QB4 spot, and while Burrow does have the advantage from a passing standpoint, Hurts’ combination of passing with elite rushing gives him an edge for me.
In Superflex dynasty formats, where quarterbacks see an increase in value due to positional scarcity, Hurts is the No. 3 overall player.
As a top-five pick in Superflex drafts, Hurts is a cornerstone-level player. His combination of age, talent, organizational stability, and upside make him one of the single-most valuable players in dynasty. He is both the present and the future of the Eagles and the NFL. The same can be said for dynasty teams with Hurts leading them.