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QB Nick Foles - Philadelphia Eagles

6-5, 243Born: 1-20-1989College: ArizonaDrafted: Round 3

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Week 8: at Arizona Cardinals

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Nick Foles led the Eagles to a 27-0 shutout win over the Giants in Week 6, and then got to bask in the glow of that NFC East victory during the Eagles' bye week. Entering Week 8, Foles is the 18th-ranked fantasy quarterback in the land, with 142/238 for 1,628 yards passing, 10 TDs and seven interceptions thrown, while rushing for 13/53/0 so far. He leans on Jeremy Maclin heavily, having thrown Maclin 61 targets for 28/456/4 receiving to date. Jordan Matthews (37 targets for 23/226/2) and Riley Cooper (37 for 24/217/1) are 2A/2B to Maclin this year; Zach Ertz is also heavily involved with 31 for 19/306/2 receiving to his credit. The Eagles' efficient passing attack should continue to produce solid numbers heading into the meat of the NFL schedule. This week's luncheon will happen in the Cardinals' house - Arizona averages 284.8 net passing yards allowed per game, with 10 passing scores given up vs. eight interceptions (tied-third in the NFL) and seven sacks (tied-27th) generated. The bumbling Raiders were stymied by this defense, though, only managing 16/28 for 164 net yards passing, zero TDs or interceptions, and taking one sack for -9 yards. Two weeks ago Kirk Cousins threw 24/38 for 354 net yards passing, two TDs with three interceptions thrown, and two sacks taken for -19 yards. Most weeks, quarterbacks are closer to 300 yards passing than 200 when facing the Cardinals. Advantage, Philadelphia.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
4 at SF 21 43 195 0 2 1 1 0 0
5 vs STL 24 37 207 2 1 2 13 0 1
6 vs NYG 21 34 248 2 2 2 5 0 0
8 at ARI PROJ-Dodds 26 41 * * * 2 * * *
8 at ARI PROJ-Tremblay 24 40 * * * 2 * * *
8 at ARI PROJ-Bloom 23 37 * * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs STL (24 / 37 / 207 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / 13 / 0 rush)

Foles started the game with a quick screen pass to Jordan Matthews that went for a first down. On his second pass of the game he was under heavy pressure and actually had his leg wrapped up by a Rams defender but he kept the play alive and found his TE Zach Ertz for a first down. The play was especially impressive because it came on a 3rd and 8 and Foles hung around as long as possible to make sure to get the ball out and get the completion. Foles kept the first drive conservative with 8 yard passes to both Celek and Cooper and then missed on a couple passes to Ertz in the redzone and had to settle for a field goal. Foles played the conservative game on the Eagles second drive connecting on short passes to Maclin, McCoy, Celek, and Matthews for 5, 7, 2 and 3 yard gains. On a first and 10 from the Eagles 6 yard line, Foles showed some patience as he dropped back into the endzone and threw a bullet pass to Maclin for a 23 yard gain. Foles seemed to be doing well on the short dump off passes finding Cooper and Matthews again for short gains but when it came to going down the field with the ball he laid out a ball for Maclin that ended up being picked off by the Rams. The next drive Foles got back to the quick passing game finding McCoy, Maclin, Huff, Matthews, Celek, McCoy again and then in the end Cooper for a 9 yard touchdown. All of the passing plays were very short passes and at the same time they were very safe plays that helped to keep the drive alive and moved the ball down the field. The touchdown pass to Cooper showed some confidence in Cooper's jump ball ability as Foles threw a nice pass that Cooper had to go up to get. Foles and Cooper had some good chemistry last year but have seemed to miss each other so far this season in the endzone so hopefully a big play such as this can get that spark going once again. Foles made two first down passes to Ertz back deep in Eagles territory helping to give the offense some breathing room. Foles later found Maclin for a 24 yard touchdown as he was wide open in the endzone. On the next drive the Eagles played very conservative, running the ball and trying to take some time off of the clock. Foles tried to do his part and ran to the right side but as he landed head first he fumbled the ball as he hit the ground and lost the ball to the Rams defense.

2014 Week 6 vs NYG (21 / 34 / 248 / 2 / 2 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)

Nick Foles got things going early with some quick passes to Cooper for 11 yards, Ertz for 9 yards, Maclin for 9 yards and McCoy for 2 yards. Foles looked very patient on the Eagles first touchdown drive of the game as he found a wide open Riley Cooper for a 14 yard gain and then a few plays later came back to Zach Ertz on a short pass to the right that Ertz broke away for a big 23 yard gain. Foles threw a perfect 15 yard pass to Zach Ertz on the right side of the endzone where only Ertz could make the catch and once again Foles threw another touchdown pass to one of his tight ends. On the next drive Foles started it with a big 24 yard pass to Brent Celek on a throw where he had a lot of time to preview the field and find his open man and did just that. On the Eagles second touchdown drive Foles had a couple of passes, one to Riley Cooper for a quick 6 yard strike and then he followed that up with the perfect drop in pass to James Casey for a 26 yard touchdown as Foles rolled out to the right and put the ball on the money and in stride to Casey for the touchdown. Foles continued to have lots of time in the pocket and delivered with short passes to McCoy for 3 yards, Matthews for 7 yards, and Cooper for 15, and 13 yard gains. After showing patience earlier in the drive and throughout the entire game, Foles forced a pass to Sproles to the right sideline on the Giants 16 yard line that was picked off and staled the Eagles drive. On the first drive for the Eagles in the second half Foles felt the pressure and rolled out to the right side and threw his second interception of the game on a lazy throw that was intended for Jordan Matthews. It was a play that Foles probably should have just tried to throw the ball away rather then try to get it into tight coverage. After the interception, Foles settled down on the next drive and led the Eagles on a 97 yard touchdown drive that really put the game away for the Eagles. Foles made big passes to Matthews for 26 yards, Celek for 9 yards, and Celek again for a 7 yard gain.

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Latest News

Eagles | Nick Foles leads in turnovers (Mon Oct 13, 12:18 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles leads the league with 10 turnovers this year (seven interceptions and three fumbles). Last season, he had 29 touchdown passes, including the playoffs, and just two interceptions.

Our View: Foles is struggling this year, but the Eagles are 5-1, so they'll take that. They'll continue to work with Foles in order to make him comfortable as a passer.
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8@ Arizona Cardinals
9@ Houston Texans
10vs Carolina Panthers
11@ Green Bay Packers
12vs Tennessee Titans
13@ Dallas Cowboys
14vs Seattle Seahawks
15vs Dallas Cowboys
16@ Washington Redskins
17@ New York Giants