Posted by Scott Pagel
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 9:05pm
Week 16 - Sanchez vs. Washington
With the news that Nick Foles likely won't play in the regular season, the team will again turn to Mark Sanchez this week. Sanchez threw for 252 and two INTs last week. It was his first game without a TD pass since taking over in Week 9, which likely came at a bad time for fantasy owners.
Sanchez was a half-yard away from a long Jeremy Maclin TD, which ended up just short of the goal line. Sanchez has put together back-to-back clunkers the last two weeks and fallen into that "tough to trust" category as we enter Week 16. Factor in it's likely your league's finals and he's especially risky. The good news is the Redskins are just 30th in allowing fantasy points to QBs, so the matchup is a great one, even though last week's matchup was almost just as good. Sanchez still comes in ranked as a low-end QB1 this week.
It's hard for me to convince owners to trust him, but the potential is always there in this offense, especially with the amount of plays the team usually runs. But Sanchez continues to miss open receivers. Be sure to monitor the weather leading up to this Saturday evening game. Sanches is a risky QB1 with some matchup upside.