Mark Sanchez Fantasy News

Broncos trade for QB Mark Sanchez

Friday, March 11, 2016, 3:23pm

Mike Klis, Twitter - [Full Article]

Broncos acquire Mark Sanchez from Philly for conditional draft pick.

Fantasy Impact:

Sanchez is likely being brought in to be the backup for whomever the team acquires to start at quarterback, but he could hold down the fort for a year if they're unable to bring anyone better in.

Eagles starting QB Thursday still up in the air

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 12:10pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is out of the league’s concussion protocol, but it remains to be seen if he’ll be back in the starting lineup on Thanksgiving.

Bradford is also dealing with a left shoulder injury and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said Tuesday that the team isn’t likely to have a decision about whether Bradford or Mark Sanchez will start against the Lions until Wednesday. Bradford returned to practice on Monday, but Shurmur explained that session and Tuesday’s practice will be too light to make a determination about his readiness to play.

Fantasy Impact:

Shurmur did say Bradford looked good on Monday. Bradford had been playing pretty well before getting hurt, and at this point in the season if there's any way Bradford can go he'll likely get the call given the Eagles struggles with Mark Sanchez under center.

Sam Bradford back at practice

Monday, November 23, 2015, 11:56am

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Fresh off of backup Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez throwing three interceptions in a blowout loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it seems starting quarterback Sam Bradford is suddenly healthy.

Bradford, who missed this past Sunday's game with a concussion and shoulder injury, was out on the practice field Monday, the first time he has practiced since going down against the Miami Dolphins in Week 10.

The entire practice was not open to the media, but Bradford did everything the other quarterbacks did, and it looked like he might be preparing for a full day's work.

Fantasy Impact:

Bradford did not take part in team drills Monday, one of only two practice days the Philadelphia Eagles have this week. Bradford participated in individual drills, according to ESPN. The Eagles play in the early game on Thanksgiving and many speculated Bradford would miss this Week 12 contest in addition to Week 11. HC Chip Kelly said when Bradford is healthy he would start.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Eagles QB Sam Bradford (concussion, left shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 11. Bradford is in step two (of five) of the concussion protocol and is going to have a tough time making his return for Week 11. He also has a separated left shoulder, but wants to play. But it looks like Mark Sanchez will get the start. In eight starts last year, Sanchez completed 63.8% of his passes for an average of 277 yards, 1.50 TD and 1.13 INT. That equates to 16.6 FP, or about what Joe Flacco averaged as the QB13 last year. He has a nice matchup with the Buccaneers, who are #24 in QB aFPA. However, he was also a main player in The Buttfumble. Last year, Jordan Matthews averaged 4.2-67-0.67 in games that Sanchez attempted at least 20 passes. He averaged 4.1-39-0.29 in the other seven games.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

Eagles QB Sam Bradford (concussion, left shoulder) missed practice again Thursday. Bradford is in step two (of five) of the concussion protocol and is going to have a tough time making his return for Week 11. He also has a separated left shoulder, but wants to play. But it looks like Mark Sanchez will get the start. In eight starts last year, Sanchez completed 63.8% of his passes for an average of 277 yards, 1.50 TD and 1.13 INT. That equates to 16.6 FP, or about what Joe Flacco averaged as the QB13 last year. He has a nice matchup with the Buccaneers, who are #24 in QB aFPA. However, he was also a main player in The Buttfumble. Last year, Jordan Matthews averaged 4.2-67-0.67 in games that Sanchez attempted at least 20 passes. He averaged 4.1-39-0.29 in the other seven games.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm

Eagles QB Sam Bradford (concussion, left shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Bradford is in the concussion protocol and is going to have a tough time making his return for Week 11. He also has a separated left shoulder, but wants to play. But it looks like Mark Sanchez will get the start. In eight starts last year, Sanchez completed 63.8% of his passes for an average of 277 yards, 1.50 TD and 1.13 INT. That equates to 16.6 FP, or about what Joe Flacco averaged as the QB13 last year. He has a nice matchup with the Buccaneers, who are #24 in QB aFPA. However, he was also a main player in The Buttfumble. Last year, Jordan Matthews averaged 4.2-67-0.67 in games that Sanchez attempted at least 20 passes. He averaged 4.1-39-0.29 in the other seven games.

Report: Mark Sanchez expected to start Week 11

Monday, November 16, 2015, 4:53pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

For the second year in a row, it looks like it's up to Mark Sanchez to save the Eagles season, which probably isn't an ideal situation for Eagles fans.

According to NFL.com, Sanchez is expected to be the Eagles (4-5) starting quarterback for this Sunday's Week 11 game against the Buccaneers.

During a press conference on Monday, Eagles coach Chip Kelly wouldn't confirm whether or not Sanchez would be starting his team's next two games. However, Kelly did say he has confidence in Sanchez.

"I feel very confident in Mark Sanchez," Kelly said, via the Philadelphia Daily News.

Fantasy Impact:

Sanchez will also likely be the starter in Week 12 against the Lions since the Eagles are playing on Thanksgiving and will only have four days of rest. The Eagles haven't confirmed this yet but Bradford is apparently dealing with a concussion and a sprained AC joint in his non-throwing shoulder. Sanchez has potential in this offense which should actually run at a higher tempo with him under center. Sanchez should also continue his connection with Jordan Matthews after helping him bust out a bit last season. But without a lot of other help, esp. at WR, Sanchez's fantasy value is capped a bit.

Eagles not considering QB change

Monday, October 26, 2015, 2:28pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Eagles HC Chip Kelly told reporters today that he wasn’t considering replacing Sam Bradford with backup Mark Sanchez.

“I think our quarterback’s playing well,” Kelly said, via Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com.

Bradford was 26-of-45 for 205 yards and an interception, for a passer rating of 58.7. And with a pair of chances to tie the game last night, he failed to make anything of a pair of drives, either misfiring, taking sacks or watching receivers drop passes.

Fantasy Impact:

This would be the week to do it as the Birds have a Week 8 bye before taking on Dallas in Week 9. Much of the problem Sunday night was dropped passes, and his only interception was also the result of a dropped pass.

Eagles plan to stick with Sam Bradford

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 4:49pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Eagles are 3-3 after winning their past two games, but Bradford’s performance has raised more questions than it has answered.

In Monday night’s victory over the New York Giants, Bradford threw three interceptions. He has thrown nine through six games. Over a full 16-game season, Bradford is on pace to throw 24 interceptions.

"Sam's our quarterback," Kelly said Tuesday. "We have complete confidence in Sam."

Last season, Foles and Mark Sanchez combined to throw 21 interceptions. Based on that performance, Kelly decided the Eagles’ quarterback situation was not conducive to contending for a Super Bowl. That’s what prompted him to make the trade for Bradford.

Fantasy Impact:

Bradford has been putting up fantasy numbers in recent weeks, and despite three interceptions he threw for 400 yards against the Giants. If negative turnover points don't cost you anything, it makes Bradford's fantasy performances easier to live with. Still, he's leaving fantasy points on the field and a lot of his interceptions have come in, or just outside, the red zone.

Eagles QB Sam Bradford looks sharp in win over Packers

Sunday, August 30, 2015, 12:15am

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

Goodness gracious does Eagles QB Sam Bradford look sharp. Any tentativeness we saw Saturday night at the Linc vs. the Ravens was gone. Any jitters that were apparent in his first appearance in a year were nowhere to be seen. He used all his receivers, was remarkably accurate, made quick and smart decisions in the pocket and even threw a touchdown pass to Trey Burton while under heavy pressure from Packers safety Micah Hyde. Bradford played three series in his final preseason appearance, threw three touchdown passes and then gave way to Mark Sanchez. Add in his own series against the Ravens, and Bradford played four series this preseason and put up four touchdowns. His final numbers Saturday: 10 for 10 for 121 yards with three TDs and no INTs. Things aren’t going to come this easily in the regular season — I don’t think — but it’s hard not to be incredibly excited about where Bradford is and how far he’s come.

Fantasy Impact:

Over the last two seasons, Philadelphia quarterbacks have averaged 16.7 passing game-only fantasy points. Bradford isn’t much of a runner, but he adds about 0.7 FP per game as a rusher. That adds up to 17.4 FP, or about what Eli Manning averaged as the #10 QB in 2014. The Eagles’ offense has lost their top receiver – DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin – in each of the last two seasons, but Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz are emerging and the team added Nelson Agholor in the draft. This is a definite system upgrade due to the overall effectiveness of Chip Kelly’s offense.

Sam Bradford 'dazzling' teammates in camp

Saturday, August 8, 2015, 10:09am

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

The Eagles’ quarterback competition might be open, as coach Chip Kelly has insisted, but Sam Bradford may be slamming the door closed on Mark Sanchez.

Bradford appeared in total command of the huddle during Thursday’s training camp practice at the NovaCare Complex, making sharp throws and dazzling teammates while Sanchez, his only competitor for the starting job, endured ups and downs.

Bradford, who’s coming back from two ACL tears in a 10-month span and wasn’t medically cleared for full practice until the start of training camp, shined in the 7-on-7s, team drills and was the only quarterback to lead the offense to paydirt in the hurry-up drill near the end of practice.

“He was throwing lots of touchdowns today,” right tackle Lane Johnson said. “He’s very accurate. I haven’t seen accuracy like that from a quarterback in a long time.”

Bradford, who’s shown as-advertised accuracy throughout camp, came out firing, starting with the first set of 7s. He arced a pretty fade over rookie cornerback Eric Rowe into the hands of Riley Cooper down the left side and then rifled his next pass in the end zone to tight end Trey Burton. He connected with Burton again during a red-zone 11-on-11 drill for another touchdown and found Seyi Ajirotutu in the left corner of the end zone for another.

Fantasy Impact:

After a slow start on day one of camp, Bradford seems to be finding his way. It's still only camp, and we all know the key to Bradford is going to be staying healthy, but so far the news is encouraging for adding Bradford to a deep fantasy QB class. He continues to be one of those many QB2 options who has fantasy upside to succeed in the Eagles offensive system.

'No question' that Sam Bradford is ahead in the QB competition

Saturday, August 8, 2015, 12:16am

Geoff Mosher, CSN Philly - [Full Article]

If Eagles HC Chip Kelly needed to pick a starter right this second, no question he’d hand the ball to Sam Bradford and direct Mark Sanchez toward the sideline. Bradford masterfully picked apart the defense and threw with more confidence than he’d shown since the start of camp. In 7-on-7s, he arced a lovely fade to Riley Cooper past Eric Rowe that set up his TD pass to Trey Burton on the very next play. In red zone drills, he zipped another TD pass to Burton, and then another TD on a fade to Seyi Ajirotutu. In the hurry-up drill at the end of practice, with 63 ticks on the clock and the ball near midfield, he was the only quarterback to lead the offense to a touchdown. Bradford’s consistency is key. The other three QBs tend to have good and bad days. Bradford has some down moments but is stringing together some pretty good practices.

Fantasy Impact:

Over the last two seasons, Philadelphia quarterbacks have averaged 16.7 passing game-only fantasy points. Bradford isn’t much of a runner, but he adds about 0.7 FP per game as a rusher. That adds up to 17.4 FP, or about what Eli Manning averaged as the #10 QB in 2014. The Eagles’ offense has lost their top receiver – DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin – in each of the last two seasons, but Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz are emerging and the team added Nelson Agholor in the draft. If Bradford ends up starting for the Eagles, we wouldn’t expect anything more than high-end QB2 numbers, but this is a definite system upgrade due to the overall effectiveness of Chip Kelly’s offense.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz making plays, but continues to run with the second team

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 12:50pm

Philly.com - [Full Article]

Eagles beat writer Jeff McLane:

The Zach Ertz Catch of the Day had been a part of the last note in my observations after the previous two practices, but it deserves to go straight to the top after the tight end’s performance on Tuesday. Ertz had several standout moments, but his best grab came late in the session. QB Mark Sanchez threw a pass just slightly behind Ertz on a seam route, but with great body control he went up for the ball over LB Mychal Kendricks and came down with the catch. Ertz was slow to get up, but walked it off and returned. But that wasn’t all. During one series, he caught all three passes from Sanchez – a comebacker, a toss over the middle with LB Jordan Hicks on his back, and on a crosser. Ertz continues to work with the second team offense behind Brent Celek.

Fantasy Impact:

Ertz was the #13 TE in both standard and PPR formats despite only playing half of the Eagles’ snaps in his second year. Most (73%) of his snaps came on passing downs, so if his playing time is going to increase, a majority of the additional snaps are likely to come in run formations. Still, there’s upside with Ertz if he begins to see starter’s snaps. The Eagles lost their leading receiver -- first DeSean Jackson and then Jeremy Maclin -- in back-to-back seasons, so there will be opportunity from a targets standpoint.

Monday, August 3, 2015, 4:19pm

Philly.com - [Full Article]

Eagles camp notes from Monday:

- Jordan Matthews gets my “Camper of the Day” award. Practices that limit contact tend to highlight the passing game and those mostly involved, but Matthews had a standout performance by any estimate. He did most of his damage from the slot. I think we’ll see more of Matthews on the outside than we did last year, but why limit his effectiveness when there probably isn’t another option as comparable on the roster? Most of his catches came from Sam Bradford and there were a variety.

- DeMarco Murray was back in action after sitting out team and 7-on-7 drills yesterday. He said it was a coach’s decision to limit his action on the first day of camp. I’m not sure why he would need to rest after a six-week layoff, but he looked fine on Monday. He didn’t seem to go 100 percent when he was involved, but after last season when he logged almost 500 touches, it doesn’t seem necessary for Murray to push himself this early.

- A day after taking all of the first team repetitions at quarterback, Bradford was under center for the majority. He looked a little more comfortable on Day 2.

- Mark Sanchez took his first series of snaps with the first team. I’m not sure that constitutes as a quarterback competition, but it’s a start. His best toss during the series was downfield to Huff on a comeback route. Working with the second team, Sanchez knew who would butter his bread. He kept going to Nelson Agholor on the outside. The rookie wide receiver continued to get the best of rookie corner Eric Rowe. Contact at the line is limited, so I wouldn’t make any assumptions about Rowe just yet, but Agholor has looked more than competent.

- Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow split third team reps again. If Kelly wants a pure quarterback at the third spot, the job is clearly Barkley’s. But if he wants someone that has an “X” factor or can be effective in zone read plays, then Tebow would seem to have the advantage.

- The Eagles practiced punt returns and the returners were Darren Sproles, Agholor, Matthews, Kenjon Barner, Riley Cooper and Miles Austin.

Monday, July 6, 2015, 9:35am

NJ.com - [Full Article]

It's fair to say that Eagles head coach Chip Kelly pulled the rip cord on the entire quarterback position this offseason.

Not only did Kelly trade Nick Foles and a second-round draft pick to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for Sam Bradford and a draft choice, but Kelly also installed Ryan Day as the third quarterback's coach the third-year head coach will work with in the NFL.

Day quarterbacked Kelly's offense when he was the signal caller at the University of New Hampshire and Kelly called the plays as the Wildcats' offensive coordinator. He knows how to thrive in the uptempo scheme.

Throughout the spring, QB Sam Bradford shined, albeit in a limited role while still recovering from his twice-torn ACL. Bradford has yet to throw 11 on 11 in practice, but the target for that next step appears to have been training camp, all along.

Fantasy Impact:

Bradford ran a similar offense at Oklahoma so there are some high hopes for Bradford as an Eagles this year. Staying on the field, however, will obviously be the key. Right now Bradford has QB2 value, but that could climb if he stays healthy heading into and through camp. We've seen Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez put up solid fantasy numbers in this offense and a healthy Bradford should be able to do the same.

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