Foles was demoted in favor of Case Keenum was as the Rams' starting quarterback Monday. Foles is coming off only his second 200-plus yard performance of the season, in which he's completed a miserable 56.6 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns versus six interceptions. While Keenum boasts a 2-8 record as a starter, head coach Jeff Fisher will hope that the change will light a spark under an inept offense outside of Todd Gurley.
Foles completed 17 of 36 passes for 200 yards and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Bears. The fourth-year pro failed to exploit a beatable Chicago secondary, going without a touchdown pass for the third time in four games. He has also failed to top 200 yards since the opening week of the season, and his 7:8 TD:Turnover ratio has him firmly off the fantasy radar at this point. The Rams face the Ravens and their exploitable secondary in Week 11, but expectations for Foles should be tempered.
Foles completed 18-of-38 passes for just 168 yards in Sunday's overtime loss to the Vikings. He also gained two yards on his only carry. Foles has now failed to eclipse the 200-yard mark in seven consecutive games, and has thrown for just six touchdowns during that span. His minimal role in the Rams' run-heavy offense has amounted to quite a few ineffective outings in fantasy terms, and he generally doesn't deserve much consideration, even with a plus matchup in hand. The Rams will face the generous Bears secondary in Week 10, but there are better options available.
Foles completed 14-of-23 passes for 191 yars and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the 49ers. Over a third of Foles' yards came on a 66-yard screen pass to Tavon Austin for a touchdown. Foles has been oft-unspectacular in his first year in St. Louis, the Rams passing offense ranking at the bottom of the league in passing yards per game. He has accounted for one or no touchdowns in five of seven games this season and has as many games with multiple total touchdowns, two, as games with multiple turnovers - a recipe for a quarterback that should continue wading in the free-agent pool.
Rams quarterback Nick Foles completed 15 of 23 passes for 163 yards without a touchdown or an interception in Sunday's win over the Browns. Foles mostly just handed the ball off to Todd Gurley and made safe passes, as there was no reason to take any risks with the Rams defense stifling Cleveland's offense. His yardage total was unimpressive, but this performance was still a significant step up from Foles' four-interception debacle against the Packers his last time out. The 26-year-old quarterback hasn't found much success this season when asked to do anything more than be a caretaker on offense.
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