Foles topped the 300-yard mark for the third straight game to open the season, as he racked up 325 yards. He completed 27 of 41 passes in the game, his highest completion percentage of the season, while tossing three touchdowns without an interception.
Foles took a beating in this game, and appeared to play through a couple of injuries. He should be healthy for Week 4 against the 49ers, and he carries a 60.9 completion percentage and 978 passing yards into next Sunday's game.
Foles started one game against the Redskins in Week 11 last year, and it was the last time he failed to throw a touchdown. He still managed 21 Fantasy points with 298 passing yards, 47 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Foles has yet to hit the 20-point mark this year, but he does have at least 18 Fantasy points in consecutive weeks. While the Redskins have been stout against the pass through two games, they've done it against Ryan Fitzpatrick and Chad Henne.
Foles and the Eagles are a tougher test, especially with Philadelphia maximizing
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Foles ranks second in the league with 653 passing yards, trailing only Matt Ryan. While he missed some throws in the first half against the Colts, Foles also was victimized by his receivers. Riley Cooper dropped a 20-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and tight end Brent Celek later dropped a short scoring toss.
Foles finally threw a touchdown with 3:25 left when he threaded a 6-yard strike to Jeremy Maclin. On the winning field goal drive, Foles lofted a 24-yarder to tight end Zach Ertz. Foles did his best work with Darren Sproles, finding the scatback on short throws that yielded 57- and 51-yard gains.
Foles plays Washington in Week 3.
Foles should be able to put together a game without as many turnovers in Week 2 at Indianapolis.
And while one must be wary of him as a premier Fantasy option with such a limited resume, he is an automatic start in Week 1 at home against a Jacksonville pass defense that allowed opposing quarterbacks to compile a 96.5 rating a year ago and did little to bolster it.
Foles boasts no scintillating receiving weapons to work with, but wideouts Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper and tight ends Brent Celek and emerging Zach Ertz provide reliability and depth. And the mere presence of stud featured back LeSean McCoy will keep the defensive focus on the ground game.
CBSSports.com senior Fantasy writers Dave Richard ranks Foles eighth among all quarterback options on Sunday. Go with that thought and stick him in your lineups unless you have a clearly superior option. There aren't many.
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|11||11/16/14||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|13||11/27/14||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
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