Fantasy Football: 5 Reasons To Draft QB Nick Foles in 2014
Draft Nick Foles In 2014
Not even Nostradamus could have predicated that not only would Nick Foles finish as the 11th-highest scoring quarterback in fantasy football, but that he would be voted into the Pro Bowl as well.
It appeared that Michael Vick was on the verge of becoming the best quarterback in fantasy football when the 2013 season started, and Foles would still just be a backup. In the first two weeks of the season, Vick threw for 631 yards, rushed for 88 yards, had four touchdown passes and scored two rushing touchdowns. If he was able to produce those numbers throughout the entire season, Vick would have given Peyton Manning a run for his money.
The injury plague found Vick once again in week five, and Foles was the new starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. Everyone was unsure of how Foles could handle Chip Kelly's system, as he only played in seven games the previous year. His six touchdowns were matched by five interceptions in 2012, and fans did not know what to expect from the young quarterback.
Foles was a huge part of the explosive Kelly offense, and the Eagles were able to finish the year ranked first in rushing yards and ninth in passing yards. With 2,891 passing yards, 225 rushing yards, 27 passing touchdowns, three rushing touchdowns and only two interceptions, the former backup became one of the best waiver wire finds in 2013.
While Manning, Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers will be early-round picks in most drafts, you should be able to draft Foles in the middle rounds.
If you want to draft one of the best quarterbacks in fantasy football without having to pay a huge price tag, take a look at Foles.
Here are five reasons to draft Nick Foles in fantasy football in 2014.
5. Lack Of Competition
Now that Foles can breathe a little easier knowing that he is the starting quarterback, he can now focus on his mechanics and extensively learning Chip Kelly's playbook. Foles is not the type of player who will get lazy just because he doesn't have anyone directly competing for his job.
4. Offensive Weapons
Between LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin, DeSean Jackson, Riley Cooper and Zach Ertz, the Eagles are certainty not lacking in the talent department. Foles has his pick of who wants to throw touchdown passes to in 2014.
3. Only Throws Touchdowns
With 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions, Nick Foles can be relied on as one of the most consistent quarterbacks in fantasy football. Sometimes a high powered offense comes at the cost of a lot of turnovers, but Foles is able to keep everything under control.
2. Plays For Chip Kelly
Chip Kelly was able to make his mark in the NFL with his quick and high-powered offense in 2013. I can only imagine what he has in store for 2014.
1. Still Not Trusted
Despite all the great statistics, fantasy football players just did not seem to trust Foles. Use that mistrust to draft one of the best players available in 2014 for dirt cheap.