Report: Eagles 'likely' benching Mike Vick

Howard Eskin on Twitter - [Full Article]

Eagles coach Andy Reid met with coaches after game on Sunday to discuss QB situation. Met again Mon morning. I'm told likely QB change to Nick Foles.

Fantasy Impact: 

Eskin is quite close to the Eagles, so the report should be taken seriously. However, another beat writer in the know, Reuben Frank, said Michael Vick remains the starter for now. Andy Reid's news conference was postponed Monday due to Hurricane Sandy, so we won't know more until Tuesday or Wednesday.

As for Foles, he performed well in the preseason but we all know the regular season is a different animal. At least a few of the Eagles' losses can be pin-pointed to Vick's turnovers. With plenty of weapons to work with, Foles could immediately have some fantasy value, at least in deep leagues, with the potential to be a low-end QB1. If he starts, Foles would face one of the worst passing defenses in the league in the Saints this week.

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