Fantasy Football Week 14: No Slowing Nick Foles

By Dan Freeman
Nick Foles
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Just imagine what kind of numbers Nick Foles would be sitting with right now if the Philadelphia Eagles had made him their starting quarterback at the beginning of the season.

He’s been a complete revelation since supplanting the ever-disappointing Michael Vick, throwing 13 touchdowns and no interceptions in his four games as the official starter. On the season, he’s thrown for 1791 yards, 19 touchdowns and no picks to go along with two rushing scores. He recently set a new franchise record by throwing 233 consecutive passes without an interception, and it doesn’t seem like he’ll be taking his foot off the gas pedal anytime soon.

The Eagles have one of the friendliest fantasy playoff schedules of any team in the entire league. They take on the Detroit Lions this week, followed by the Minnesota Vikings and ending with the Chicago Bears in championship week. It’s a dream come true for Foles’ owners as those three teams are remarkably terrible against the pass. He should have no trouble carving up each of those secondaries, starting with the Lions’.

Detroit got a pat on the behind for shutting down Matt Flynn last week, but let’s be honest — if they’d forgotten to send their defense onto the field altogether, there’s still no guarantee that Flynn would have been able to orchestrate any successful drives.

So removing Thanksgiving from the equation, their secondary has been abused just about every week. They have almost no shot of slowing down the red-hot Foles and his receivers, so expect a  lot more of the same magic from the Eagles’ offense. Unless you own Peyton Manning, Foles has to be in your lineup this week. He’s primed for yet another monster fantasy performance, and most likely another couple after that.

Dan Freeman is a Fantasy football writer for Follow him on Twitter @DanFreeman88.

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