Nick Foles was impressive in Week 15, posting the following line:
32-of-51, 381 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT
Granted, the performance came against a Tampa Bay defense that is among the worst in the league at stopping the pass, but we shouldn’t let that deter us from showering Foles with praise. He had little help from his running attack (Bryce Brown ran for six yards on 12 carries) meaning he performed well despite the one-dimensional attack.
He was also without DeSean Jackson, the Eagles best weapon on the outside. Instead he fed the ball to Jason Avant (7 receptions for 133 yards) and Jeremy Maclin (9 receptions for 104 yards and a TD), while also getting Clay Harbor and Riley Cooper into the mix.
It is obvious that Foles has earned the starting QB role for the remainder of this season (regardless of Michael Vick’s health) and should be penciled in as the 2013 starter as well. In dynasty formats, that means if you haven’t scoped him up yet you should. In a year that appears light on quarterbacks entering the league, Foles could be a prime under-the-radar candidate.
As for the remainder of 2012, he draws a tougher matchup in Week 15 (the Bengals are allowing 222.5 passing yards per game, with 14 TD), before taking on another poor passing defenses in the league in the Washington Redskins (289.3 yards per game, 27 TD). Depending on your league format, Foles could actually play a vital role in championship week.
If you are light at QB or in a two-quarterback league, he is a must own for the remainder of the season.