Nick Foles Fantasy News

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.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3:09pm

Eagles Inactives
Trent Cole OLB
Jerome Couplin DB
Nick Foles QB
Taylor Hart DE
Dennis Kelly G
Jeff Maehl WR
Julian Vandervelde G

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:22pm

Eagles Inactives
Jerome Couplin DB
Nick Foles QB
Taylor Hart DE
Dennis Kelly G
Jeff Maehl WR
Julian Vandervelde G
Jaylen Watkins CB

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.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

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.

Eagles QB Nick Foles inching closer to a return

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 1:01pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is slowly making his way back, and his path to a return to the field seemed to take another step forward on Wednesday. Foles took part in a team drill at the beginning of practice on Wednesday, the first time he has taken part in the light drill since he injured his collarbone.

Foles did not have a helmet on during the drill as the team practiced inside of the bubble at the NovaCare Complex, meaning he will still likely be listed as "out" on the official practice report released by the team. Still, Foles has clearly started to up his workload over the past week, both with the team and on the sideline with trainers and coaches.

The team slowly starting to work Foles back into practice means the quarterback is getting closer and closer to being ready to play. HC Chip Kelly has said multiple times that Foles is working hard to return when healthy, but he has not guaranteed that the quarterback would start over Mark Sanchez when he does get clearance from the doctors to play.

Fantasy Impact:

Sanchez has played relatively well since taking over as the starter. He's the #8 fantasy QB since Week 10, which was his first start. How he performs this week against the Cowboys will go a long way towards determining his short-term status as the Eagles' starter.

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:11pm

Eagles Inactives
Trey Burton TE
Roc Carmichael DB
Nick Foles QB
Taylor Hart DE
Dennis Kelly G
Julian Vandervelde G
Jaylen Watkins CB

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone, out) has been ruled out for Week 14. Mark Sanchez has a tough matchup this week against Seattle, but at least the game is at home.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) was ruled out for Week 14. Mark Sanchez has a tough matchup this week against Seattle, but at least the game is at home.