2014 Fantasy Football Bust Candidate: QB Nick Foles

By jacobshackelford
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QB Nick Foles posted a staggering 27:2 touchdown to interception ratio last season with the Philadelphia Eagles. Those are some absurd numbers, especially for a guy in his first time at consistent action in the NFL. When it comes to bust candidates, it’s not necessarily saying you think they are awful, it’s more so that where you’re going to have to draft them is awful. If you got Foles last year, you most likely picked him up off of the waiver wire. This year, you’re going to have to stretch in the fifth or sixth round to get him. For me, I’ll be addressing other positional needs as I believe Foles could be a prime-time bust candidate for fantasy football this year.

There’s a couple reasons you should temper your expectations on Nick Foles this year. First off, there’s the obvious likelihood of regression in his touchdown to interception ratio. Last year was his first season to play nearly the whole season as the starting quarterback, so teams will have a better gameplan this year around and it will take some adjusting on his end to accommodate for that. Secondly, defenses had never really seen Chip Kelly‘s offense at work so I think that will be a hindrance to his overall numbers this year also. Lastly, he lost Desean Jackson to the Washington Redskins. Jackson is not only a solid wide receiver option for the young quarterback, he does a phenomenal job at stretching the field which helped open things up for Foles.

Foles won’t be terrible for you this fantasy season, but you’ll be upset with the results given where you had to draft him. Buyer beware on Nick Foles for your upcoming draft. Wait around until the eighth to 10th round and grab Matt Ryan or Jay Cutler. Both of whom I believe will post just as good, if not better numbers than Nick Foles.

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