Nick Foles Fantasy News

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:00pm

Chiefs QB Nick Foles (right elbow) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week.

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:38pm

Chiefs QB Nick Foles (right elbow) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:38pm

Chiefs QB Nick Foles (right elbow) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Chiefs expect QB Alex Smith back for Week 10

Monday, November 7, 2016, 8:56am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Nick Foles era as the Kansas City Chiefs' starting quarterback appears to be over after one game. The Chiefs are preparing for Alex Smith to return to their lineup for next Sunday’s game against the Panthers in Carolina. Foles will return to his usual role as the backup.

Fantasy Impact:

If the Chiefs need Foles to fill in for Smith later in the season, they’ll be better off for having him in their lineup for Sunday’s 19-14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Foles wasn’t as sharp as he was when replacing Smith in the previous week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:47pm

Chiefs QB Alex Smith (head, ear, out) took limited practice reps all week and is out for Week 9. Smith apparently won’t play in Week 9. Nick Foles will get the start against the Jaguars, who are decent against the pass. Foles isn’t a bad streaming option after doing pretty well against the Colts (223 yards and two touchdowns on 22 attempts).

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:12pm

Chiefs QB Alex Smith (head, ear) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Smith apparently won’t play in Week 9. Nick Foles will get the start against the Jaguars, who are decent against the pass. Foles isn’t a bad streaming option after doing pretty well against the Colts (223 yards and two touchdowns on 22 attempts).

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:39pm

Chiefs QB Alex Smith (head, ear) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Smith apparently won’t play in Week 9. Nick Foles will get the start against the Jaguars, who are decent against the pass. Foles isn’t a bad streaming option after doing pretty well against the Colts (223 yards and two touchdowns on 22 attempts).

Chiefs QB Alex Smith ruled out for Week 9

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 1:53pm

Terez Paylor - [Full Article]

Chiefs HC Andy Reid says Alex Smith will not play Sunday, even if Nick Foles gets hurt. Tyler will be the No. 2 guy.

Fantasy Impact:

Foles will get the start and is a decent streaming option even though the Jaguars are better than advertised against the pass.

Chiefs say QB Alex Smith doesn't have a concussion

Monday, October 31, 2016, 1:42pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith didn’t return to Sunday’s victory over the Colts after being taken to be evaluated for a concussion in the third quarter of the game.

It was the second time that Smith was evaluated for a concussion during the game with the first coming in the first quarter and ending with Smith cleared to return to the game. On Monday, however, Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said that his failure to return a second time wasn’t because Smith has been diagnosed with a concussion.

Burkholder said, via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, that Smith is asymptomatic and that he passed tests on both the sideline and the locker room after the blow to the head at the end of the run in the second half. Burkholder said that the protocol for evaluating Smith worked as it should and that the “only mistake” was him telling a team spokesman that Smith was out with a concussion.

Related players: Nick Foles

Fantasy Impact:

As the story pointed out, assuming no symptoms develop, that should eliminate concern about Smith’s ability to play against the Jaguars in Week 9.

Chiefs Beat: Nothing to fear if Nick Foles starts at QB

Monday, October 31, 2016, 8:56am

ESPN - [Full Article]

If the Chiefs have to go with Nick Foles against the Jaguars or any time later in the season, there’s nothing for them to fear. Not only was the transition to Foles seamless, but he outplayed Smith, who was 9-of-19 for 127 yards and one touchdown.

"I don’t think anybody blinked an eye," said wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who played with Foles for a time with the Eagles. "He is a guy that everyone knows likes to throw the ball down the field."

Fantasy Impact:

The Chiefs cut nothing from their game plan when Foles entered the game. They didn’t have to. Foles joined the Chiefs during training camp but had a head start on learning the offense because of his one season playing for Reid with the Eagles as a rookie in 2012.

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 2:03pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Quarterback Nick Foles didn’t have to dig deep into the Kansas City Chiefs playbook before finding things that looked very familiar. Foles ran many of the same plays as a rookie in 2012 when he played for Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles.

“A lot of it was reminiscing on old memories like, ‘Oh, I remember that’ or ‘That’s changed a little bit’ or ‘I recognize that play, but it looks different,’" said Foles, who signed with the Chiefs last week. “It was sort of surreal to see the font of the playbook because it triggered a memory of rookie year and grinding through that playbook."

His familiarity with the offensive system is one reason Reid plans to use Foles in the Chiefs' preseason opener Saturday against the Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead Stadium.

“Normally I try to get everybody in the game," Reid said. “I just have to make sure he’s got it down. Everything he’s doing right now is new to him for this team, obviously. There’s a little bit of carryover, but we’ve put a lot of new stuff in since he’s been with us."

Fantasy Impact:

The Chiefs wasted no time getting Foles involved in practice after he arrived late last week. He’s taken about as many practice snaps as the other backup quarterbacks.

Chiefs sign Nick Foles

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 9:38am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Nick Foles was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012, when they were coached by current Chiefs coach Andy Reid. He has had a big NFL season -- just one, but it was impressive -- that was statistically better than any ever produced by Chiefs starter Alex Smith. Foles is only 27, or five years younger than Smith, leaving him plenty of time to resurrect his career.

Add it all up and it’s easy to come to the conclusion the Chiefs are looking at this as more than a nothing-to-lose gamble that Foles can become the player he was for the Eagles in 2013, when he threw 27 touchdown passes in 10 starts and led the NFL with a passer rating of 119.2, which is a better number than Tom Brady has ever put up.

Fantasy Impact:

This seems like a perfect fit for Foles who is reunited with Reid. Reid has always had a knack for making QBs look good and Foles should be familiar with the system to step right in if something were to happen to Smith. Foles has also worked with Jeremy Maclin while with the Eagles.

Cowboys Beat: Team needs to add a QB

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 8:16am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Dallas Cowboys are considering the Nick Foles option but also discussing potential trades in response to losing backup quarterback Kellen Moore to a right leg fracture, a league source told ESPN's Ed Werder on Wednesday.

Foles bought his way out of his Los Angeles Rams contract last week and is an unrestricted free agent. The Cowboys discussed with the Rams their interest in trading for him but then drafted quarterback Dak Prescott.

Fantasy Impact:

The Cowboys have Wednesday off but probably need to add a quarterback quickly if they plan to continue giving starter Tony Romo every third day off.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 4:54pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

Nick Foles won't be joining the Rams as they begin their new era in Los Angeles.

The quarterback was released Wednesday, two days before veterans are scheduled to report to training camp in Irvine, Calif.

Foles had abstained from the team's offseason training program and organized team activities since April's draft, during which the team selected Cal quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 overall pick.

Rams say that QB Case Keenum will start Week 1

Monday, March 21, 2016, 10:50am

PFT - [Full Article]

G.M. Les Snead, appearing Monday on NFL Network, said that Case Keenum will be the starting quarterback “at the beginning of the season.”

That hardly means Keenum will be the starter when the season ends, or when the month of September ends. It also creates a potentially awkward situation in the quarterback room, where Keenum will make roughly $3 million in 2016 and backup Nick Foles will make more than $12 million.

Fantasy Impact:

Keenum completed 60.8% of his passes last year with a 4:1 TD-to-INT ratio. The Rams will no doubt continue to look for a long-term solution at the position but for now they seem content with Keenum as their starter.

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