Mark Sanchez Fantasy News

Eagles WR Jordan Matthews starting to work with 1st team
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 11:56pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

He may not be the next Terrell Owens, but the first Jordan Matthews seems to be progressing well in his rookie offseason with the Eagles.

According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Matthews took “a number of reps” with the first-team offense on Tuesday.

Matthews, a second-round pick last month, previously had been working almost exclusively with the No. 2 offense, developing great chemistry with veteran backup quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Fantasy Impact:

Matthews will likely see snaps in the slot (at least) this season. Jeremy Maclin is working his way back from an ACL injury and Riley Cooper is solid, but unspectacular. There is opportunity in this offense if Matthews has a great summer, and by most accounts he has. Rookie wideouts usually don’t live up to their ADP, but there is the occasional exception.


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Jordan Matthews continues to draw praise
Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 11:08am - [Full Article]

Jordan Matthews, WR: No player has opened more eyes than Matthews, who makes 4-5 catches per practice that draw a reaction from the players. Matthews is currently running with second team, but that will be changing soon. "I've never seen a rookie do work like he can," said quarterback Mark Sanchez of Matthews. Watching Matthews, it's hard to disagree.

Fantasy Impact:

Matthews will likely see snaps in the slot (at least) this season. Jeremy Maclin is working his way back from an ACL injury and Riley Cooper is solid, but unspectacular. There is opportunity in this offense if Matthews has a great summer, and by most accounts he has. He's an upside pick in the later rounds.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 5:20pm

James Walker, ESPN - [Full Article]

Dolphins beat writer James Walker on the possibility that the team moves on from QB Ryan Tannehill: "It is definitely in Ryan Tannehill’s best interest to show that he is the long-term solution this year. Rarely do starting quarterbacks get four consecutive years to show their worth after mediocre play. The only recent example I can think of is Mark Sanchez with the New York Jets, and his deep runs through the playoffs his first two seasons bought him time through his inconsistencies. Tannehill is 15-17 in his first two years and has no postseason resume to speak of. If Tannehill has another losing season, that most likely will lead to a coaching change. A new coach may want to win or lose with his own quarterback, which means Tannehill could be replaced or have to compete for a starting job."

Fantasy Impact:

Through the first 15 weeks, Tannehill was the #12 QB in fantasy. Unfortunately, he stunk it up in the final two weeks of the season, posting just 286 yards to go along with one TD and three picks in the final two games combined as the Dolphins skidded out of a playoff spot. Josh Freeman’s 2012 late-season swoon was similar, but the Dolphins are more committed to Tannehill than the Bucs were to Freeman.

Beat: Nick Foles looks 'sharp' and 'confident'
Monday, June 9, 2014, 6:41pm - [Full Article]

Eagles beat writer Jeff McLane's practice observations: "Nick Foles continued to look sharp. He wasn’t nearly as consistent as he was during the first two open practices – he tossed two interceptions during 11 on 11 drills – but he just seems much more confident running the offense than he did a year ago this time. Again a disclaimer: It’s only the spring and the players are running around in shorts without making much contact. But it’s a better scenario than, say, Foles looking as unremarkable as Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley have. Most of his passes have been on target. And when he’s had to go through his reads you can visually see him checking from one receiver to another before finding the open guy and (usually) hitting him downfield."

Fantasy Impact:

Nick Foles posted the #3 PPG in 2013 and in 11 starts (including the playoffs) he averaged 23.1 FP, which was second only to Peyton Manning. DeSean Jackson is gone, but the return of Jeremy Maclin, the arrival of Darren Sproles and Jordan Matthews and the likely emergence of Zach Ertz should offset that loss. The only other question mark is his limited body of work. Sometimes quarterbacks take a step back in their second year as a starter — it’s also Chip Kelly’s second year as head coach — though Foles played at such a high level that even with a step back, he should still be a solid QB1.

Friday, June 6, 2014, 2:48pm - [Full Article]

While there is only so much you can glean from OTAs in shorts and helmets but without contact, Nick Foles seems even more comfortable in Chip Kelly's offense this spring than he did even last summer during a competition against Michael Vick for the starting job. Foles has a command of the even higher tempo during these practices and has looked sharp early on. There is a significant drop off from Foles to backups Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley who have not been nearly as accurate early on.

Mark Sanchez signs with Eagles
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:52pm

CBS sports - [Full Article]

Former Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez has agreed to terms with the Eagles on a new deal and will officially sign with them today, according to a source.

Fantasy Impact:

He will back up Nick Foles this season and provide a more veteran presence than Matt Barkley. The Eagles have had success over the years turning project QBs into value, and that could end up being the case here with Sanchez as he gets to work with HC Chip Kelly. Sanchez is coming off a right shoulder injury that kept him out last season.

Mark Sanchez expected to sign with the Eagles
Monday, March 24, 2014, 5:13pm

Chris Mortensen, Twitter - [Full Article]

QB Mark Sanchez is expected to sign with the Eagles, pending a physical.

Fantasy Impact:

Sanchez will likely serve as Nick Foles' primary backup. He will have a chance to revive his career under HC Chip Kelly.

Jets sign release Mark Sanchez, sign Mike Vick
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:33pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Jets gave former Eagles QB Michael Vick a one-year, $5 million deal, per source.

Brian Costello reported that Mark Sanchez has been released.

Fantasy Impact:

The Jets seem to be in "win-now" mode and it looks like Vick may have the inside track to start over sophomore Geno Smith. Vick will have the newly acquired Eric Decker to throw to. If he's starting, he'll be a QB2 in Marty Mornhinweg's offense.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 8:23pm - [Full Article]

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has undergone surgery on his injured right shoulder today.

The surgery, which will end Sanchez's season, was performed by Dr. James Andrews, whom Sanchez has consulted over the past weeks.

Fantasy Impact:

Sanchez's rehab attempt didn't work out so he's finished for 2013 and likely played his last game as a NY Jet with the emergence of Geno Smith.

Mark Sanchez goes to short term IR
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 1:25pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

As quarterback Mark Sanchez feared, the New York Jets have placed him on injured reserve with a dislocated shoulder and possible torn labrum, but there's a catch – the Jets have designated him to return, using their one IR exemption on a backup quarterback who doesn't fit into their plans.

Fantasy Impact:

The story says the team would like to get something out of Sanchez this year, but with Geno Smith playing pretty well in team's first two games, the job is clearly his going forward. Smith gives the Jets a much better chance and also has a better fantasy upside. He's probably not QB2 material most weeks, but could be worth owning in deeper leagues.

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 7:14pm

Jets Inactives
Oday Aboushi OT
William Campbell G
Quinton Coples LB
Ben Ijalana OT
Jeremy Kerley WR
Brady Quinn QB
Mark Sanchez QB

Fantasy Impact:

Rookie QB Geno Smith will continue to start at QB.

Mark Sanchez needs shoulder surgery
Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:18am

Chris Mortensen, Twitter - [Full Article]

Jets QB Mark Sanchez is likely to have surgery after Dr. James Andrews confirmed he has a labral tear in right shoulder, per league sources.

Fantasy Impact:

It looks like Geno Smith will start for the foreseeable future. He fared pretty well against an improved Bucs pass defense.

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Monday, September 9, 2013, 9:39am

Pro Football Talk on Twitter - [Full Article]

Brady Quinn has resigned with the Jets, per league source.

Fantasy Impact:

With Mark Sanchez still hurting, Brady will be the team's third QB. And with the signing coming after Week 1, his contract is not guaranteed.

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