Though Foles will be available Sunday, he'll revert to backup status now that Alex Smith has been reinstalled as the
With Alex Smith in line to start Sunday against the Panthers, Foles is off the Week 10 fantasy radar.
Foles completed 20 of 33 passes for 187 yards and a score in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
There was some talk of Foles, a third-round pick of Andy Reid's in Philadelphia, potentially giving the injured Alex Smith a run for his money for the starting job. Sunday's performance responded with a resounding "Meh!" Foles uncorked some beautiful touch throws, including a 23-yard touchdown to Albert Wilson, but he also botched a second, point-blank score with a short-armed pass and was rescued by a Jacksonville drop of an early would-be interception on a badly overthrown pass. Any criticism of Foles' solid but unspectacular play should be tempered by the fact that the team was without its top two backs, Jeremy Maclin was injured early, and tight end Travis Kelce got himself thrown out of the game. Still, there was little there to make fans forget about Alex Smith.
Foles is slated to start Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Meanwhile, fellow QB Alex Smith won't be available to back Foles up Sunday, setting the stage for Tyler Bray to handle the team's No. 2 QB duties. While Foles looked sharp in relief of Smith in this past Sunday's win over the Colts, he remains a speculative play in Week 9 fantasy lineups, though he's certainly worth considering by those scrambling for signal-caller help on a week in which six NFL teams are on bye.
Foles showed an excellent rapport with his receivers, connecting with tight end Travis Kelce for a 14-yard second-quarter touchdown, and then hitting wide receiver Tyreek Hill from 34 yards out in the third. The 27-year-old quarterback has previously served as a starter for the Eagles and Rams, and has a 55:27 career touchdown-to-interception ratio. He'll have some upside against the Jaguars if Smith isn't cleared to play by next week.
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