2014 Strength of Schedule - PHI
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Monday, December 29, 2014, 11:00am
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."
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.
Posted by Scott Pagel
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 12:27pm
Week 17 - Sanchez vs. NY Giants
Mark Sanchez put together a nice fantasy outing last week, throwing for 374 yards and two more TDs, but did throw a costly INT. He added 22 rushing yards but did fumble. He's now turned the ball over 13 times in eight games played this year.
The 374 yards is the most he's thrown for this season and the two TDs gave him 12 in eight games, but the turnovers continue to leave points, both real and fantasy, on the field. Reports say Sanchez will start against the Giants in Week 17. It's a nice matchup as the G-men are near the bottom of the league in allowing fantasy points to QBs. It's not out of the question Matt Barkley gets some work, especially with Sanchez entering free agency after the season. The Birds may want to get a look at Barkley. But for now, the team says Sanchez will start.