Mark Sanchez Fantasy News

Monday, December 29, 2014, 11:00am

Philly.com - [Full Article]

Eagles coach Chip Kelly stiff-armed a question about how important it is to identify a franchise quarterback Monday, but Kelly spoke encouragingly of Nick Foles, saying Foles just needs to continue his improvement trajectory in the offseason.

Though Kelly talked again of thoroughly reviewing the quarterback position, Foles would seem to be the most likely 2015 starter.

Kelly said Foles "just needs to continue to work. One thing I do not fault Nick (on) is (his) work ethic. He's been outstanding in that. I watched how he attacked his rehabilitation ... what he did every day. He's been outstanding from that standpoint. I think he's continuing to grow as a quarterback. I think that's part of the maturation process in this league ... you kind of almost need to do something, make that mistake and then learn from that mistake. That's the one thing I admire about Nick is, he processes things well, if he does make a mistake, rarely does he make the same mistake twice.

"I think he just needs to continue on the trajectory he's headed on right now."

Fantasy Impact:

Realistically, Foles seems like he'll be the starter for the Eagles in 2015. Philly local media often points out that Foles doesn't always appear to be Kelly's guy, so these were pretty encouraging words from Kelly about Foles. Foles was never afraid to throw the deep ball, something Mark Sanchez didn't always have success with, and that seemed to limit the Eagles offense over the last few weeks. Foles is a nice fantasy option to wait on at QB, especially if his target area is the seventh or eighth round again in 2015 drafts.

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Black Monday begins: Jets fire Rex Ryan

Monday, December 29, 2014, 9:42am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The writing has been on the wall for a long time, and now it's reality: the Jets have fired Rex Ryan. Second-year general manager John Idzik was also let go.

The pair was informed of their fate early Monday morning, the team announced.

The popular head coach brought the Jets out of relative obscurity in the world's biggest market back in 2009. He led New York to the AFC title game twice in his first two seasons and even scored a book deal and contract extension. But he never reached the playoffs again.

The defensive-minded coach's time was marred by inconsistent quarterback play, a knock on his resume that he was never able to overcome despite going through several different coordinators. The team drafted two quarterbacks in the first or second round -- Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith -- neither of whom could buoy an offense strong enough to complement Ryan's dominant defenses. Ryan leaves the Jets with a 46-50 record.

Jets owner Woody Johnson issued a statement following the news.

"Both Rex and John made significant contributions to the team, and they have my appreciation and gratitude for their efforts and commitment. Over the years, Rex brought the Jets a bold confidence and a couple of great post-season runs, which all of us will remember. I am beginning our search for new football leadership, effective immediately, with guidance and support from respected football experts, including Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf, two Super Bowl winners with decades of valuable experience."

Fantasy Impact:

As NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport noted on Sunday, Johnson is searching for a candidate with more of a personnel background. As Rapoport also noted, Ryan will search for another head coaching opportunity. Potential openings in Chicago, Oakland and Atlanta would certainly be appealing. If not, Ryan will go into television -- he retained a media agent in the event that he would move in front of the camera.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone, out) has been ruled out for Week 17. Mark Sanchez will get another start.

Mark Sanchez expected to start Week 17

Monday, December 22, 2014, 10:10am

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Speaking Monday morning on 94WIP, head coach Chip Kelly stood behind quarterback Mark Sanchez, who has yet to lead his team to a victory this month.

"Mark's our quarterback," Kelly said.

Since taking over for an injured Nick Foles, Sanchez has been average at best, throwing for 2,126 yards and 12 touchdowns in eight games. What has killed both the team and Sanchez has been the turnovers. With 10 interceptions and three fumbles, Sanchez has turned the ball over 13 times this season.

Fantasy Impact:

His inability to take care of the ball was the final nail in the Eagles' coffin this weekend. The Eagles were driving for a game-winning field goal, and had the ball in Washington Redskins' territory. With pressure in his face, Sanchez tried to get the ball to receiver Jeremy Maclin, but the ball was low and behind the receiver. Outside of that, Sanchez did produce some nice fantasy numbers and was at least back on track in that department after three down weeks.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone, out) has been ruled out for Week 16. Mark Sanchez hasn’t played well the last two weeks, but he has a great matchup with Washington, who is #30 in QB aFPA.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 16. Matthews hasn’t had the same dynamic with Mark Sanchez as the duo showed when Sanchez first took over at quarterback. A matchup with Washington may be just what the doctor ordered.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) was ruled out for Week 16. Mark Sanchez hasn’t played well the last two weeks, but he has a great matchup with Washington, who is #30 in QB aFPA.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Matthews hasn’t had the same dynamic with Mark Sanchez as the duo showed when Sanchez first took over at quarterback. A matchup with Washington may be just what the doctor ordered.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) was ruled out for Week 16. Mark Sanchez hasn’t played well the last two weeks, but he has a great matchup with Washington, who is #30 in QB aFPA.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Matthews hasn’t had the same dynamic with Mark Sanchez as the duo showed when Sanchez first took over at quarterback. A matchup with Washington may be just what the doctor ordered.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Eagles TE Brent Celek (neck) practiced fully Wednesday. Celek will be fine to face Washington. He’s a desperation start given his decent rapport with QB Mark Sanchez.

Eagles Beat: Nick Foles' collarbone '70-percent healed'

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 8:54pm

Howard Eskin on Twitter - [Full Article]

Sources tell me Eagles QB Nick Foles fractured collarbone only 70% healed. So obviously no way Foles plays in regular season games.

Fantasy Impact:

From a fantasy angle, Mark Sanchez was cruising a long putting up serviceable fantasy points - until the last two weeks. The matchups get easier as the Birds take on the Redskins and Giant to close the season, but if you've survived with Sanchez to this point it will be tough to trust him in Week 16. While he was half a yard away from a long Jeremy Maclin TD pass to his credit, his two biggest pass plays were shorter throws that Maclin and Josh Huff turned into big gains or his final numbers may have resembled his passing numbers against Seattle. It's possible the team turns back to Foles if they make the playoffs, but at this point it doesn't look like Foles will get a chance to shake the rust in the regular season.

Nick Foles won't be ready Week 16

Monday, December 15, 2014, 1:21pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Eagles coach Chip Kelly told reporters that starter Nick Foles would not be ready to play this week, leaving the job to Mark Sanchez.

Fantasy Impact:

Foles had tests on his broken collarbone, but they did not show the level of healing necessary to put him back on the field, the story added. Sanchez hasn't produced good fantasy numbers his last two games now. The Week 16 match is a much better one on paper at Washington, but at this point, if you're still alive, Sanchez is tough to trust as your starting QB.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone, out) has been ruled out for Week 15. Foles remains out, but is inching closer to a return. Mark Sanchez is an attractive start in a good matchup against the Cowboys. He is the #8 fantasy QB since taking over as the starter in Week 10.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) was ruled out for Week 15. Foles remains out, but is inching closer to a return. Mark Sanchez is an attractive start in a good matchup against the Cowboys. He is the #8 fantasy QB since taking over as the starter in Week 10.