Fantasy Football 2013: Nick Foles is a Legit Fantasy Quarterback
The streak continues. Nick Foles threw three more touchdowns against the tough Arizona Cardinals defense and increased his touchdown-to-interception ratio to 19-0. He was picked off by Patrick Peterson, but it was negated by a defensive penalty.
Foles’s three scores went to the tight ends, one to Brent Celek and two to backup Zach Ertz. Throughout the game, Foles targeted all of his weapons. Celek, Ertz, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper were targeted six times while Jason Avant was targeted four times.
Head coach Chip Kelly named Foles the starting quarterback for the rest of the season. Not that there was any surprise, but it’s good to get that confirmation out of the Philadelphia Eagles camp. Foles has played well enough to surpass Andrew Luck, Tony Romo and Matt Ryan among others in the quarterback rankings. Some may argue that Foles is a top-10 QB for the rest of the season.
The Eagles play the Detroit Lions in Week 14, which is a good matchup. The Lions are 12th-worst against quarterbacks (17.0 fantasy points allowed per game) and second-worst against wide receivers (28.5 PPG). Those averages will result in great numbers from Foles and the receivers around him for a fifth straight week. Foles has scored at least 21 fantasy points in four straight games.
Foles is owned in 71.1 percent of ESPN.com leagues. After the Lions, the Eagles play the Minnesota Vikings, a defense that allows 20.3 fantasy points to quarterbacks. Foles has become a legitimate starting quarterback to own for the fantasy playoffs.