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9 Nick Foles QB

Philadelphia Eagles

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Nick Foles a prolific passer, if nothing else
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Part of me thinks Nick Foles is just a two-bit hack and the poster child for right place, right time. But as I noted in my latest post to the Fantasy Football Today blog, another part of me can't help but marvel at his 62 pass attempts in Week 8. It's not like the Eagles were chasing the Cardinals all day, reluctant to run for fear of getting left behind. In fact, LeSean McCoy had 21 carries. It's just that Chip Kelly's offense is capable of cramming so many plays into 60 minutes that Foles is going to be in for some wacky numbers at times.

I predict Week 8 won't be his last 400-yard game this season. What about Week 9 at Houston? Well, that has the makings of a high-scoring game. The Texans have averaged 27.0 points in their last three games and don't generally fare well against the pass, giving up 271.4 yards per game, fifth-most in the league.

Between Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard, Jamey ranks Foles higher for Week 9, slotting him 12th among quarterbacks. But I might move him ahead of Andy Dalton, Tony Romo and Carson Palmer myself.

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Nick Foles posts third career 400-yard game
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles put the ball up a career-high 62 times in the Week 8 loss at Arizona after never having thrown more than 48 times in any previous game. Foles completed 36 of those passes for 411 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions.

It was Foles' third career 400-yard game, and his fourth game over 300 yards this season.

Foles, who rushed twice for 14 yards, continues to struggle with accuracy and decision-making. He had a pair of ill-advised throws picked off by Cards cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Foles threw 21- and 54-yard touchdowns to Jeremy Maclin, by far his favorite receiver with 16 targets.

Foles has accounted for 12 touchdowns and 12 turnovers entering Week 9 at Houston.

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Nick Foles enjoys big first half against Giants
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles had his way with the Giants in the first half Sunday night, throwing for 177 yards and two touchdowns with one interception before the break. Philly led 20-0 at halftime.

Foles didn't have to do much after halftime and finished 21 of 34 for 248 yards with two scores and two picks. It was the fourth time in six games Foles threw at least two touchdowns.

Foles threw both scoring passes to tight ends, hitting Zach Ertz for a 15-yard touchdown and James Casey for a 26-yard touchdown. Having thrown for 10 touchdowns against seven interceptions, Foles is off Week 7 before visiting Arizona on Oct. 26.

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FFT Blog: What is ailing Nick Foles?
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

At the Fantasy Football Today blog, I looked at Eagles quarterback Nick Foles' struggles throwing the deep ball today. Foles is completing just 36.4 percent of his attempts past 10 yards over the last two games, a massive drop from his 57.8 percent completion rate a year ago. Key quote:

"Foles has completed 71.1 percent of his passes within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage, with no interceptions, which is actually an improvement over the 68.7 percent mark he posted a year ago. However, Foles' ability to throw the deep ball has disappeared, and with it much of his effectiveness."

Foles has a tough matchup on the way in Week 6 against the Giants, who have allowed just five touchdowns to eight interceptions in five games. Neither Dave Richard nor Jamey Eisenberg ranks Foles among the top-15 quarterbacks for Week 6. 

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Eagles' Kelly: Nick Foles' footwork issues are 'fixable'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

After watching film of Sunday's 34-28 win against the Rams, Eagles coach Chip Kelly offered up his analysis of why quarterback Nick Foles has had a lot of passes get away from him when he throws off his back foot.

"I think sometimes when it happens, there's a rush, and he's trying to slide to the right or slide to the left, not setting his feet when he slides," Kelly said Monday, per the Philadelphia Daily News. "In terms of staying on top of it, staying in a good platform to throw the ball.

"I think it's fixable. It's just a matter of drill work, fundamentals, doing a lot of movement drills."

Kelly tried to explain also why Foles seemed to have better accuracy in 2013, when he tossed 27 touchdowns and two interceptions. He also completed 64 percent of his passes last season compared to 59.1 percent this season.

"I don't think we had as much pressure last year, to be honest with you," Kelly said. "I still think it's a combination of things. Sometimes it's little fundamental things, and we all gotta go back to work, and I think he understands that."

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2012Philadelphia Eagles7626516160.816996.41466520/13124279.1
2013Philadelphia Eagles131031720364.028919.126327228/1735213119.2
2014Philadelphia Eagles7729917759.220396.82681297/5428680.7
2012Philadelphia Eagles7611423.814105
2013Philadelphia Eagles1310572213.9213215
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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Philadelphia Eagles711.000000.0000
2013Philadelphia Eagles1311.000000.0000
2014Philadelphia Eagles711.000000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Philadelphia Eagles783020020
2013Philadelphia Eagles1342010010
2014Philadelphia Eagles743010010
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