Ask the Experts
Posted Nov. 15 at 06:31 AM
ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them:
Which backup quarterback has the most fantasy value the rest of the season?
Nick Foles has the pedigree and the tools to make a successful run if they keep him as starter – which appears likely. His remaining schedule us @WAS, CAR, @DAL, @TB, CIN and WAS in week 16. Other than the Cowboys tilt in week 13, that’s a nice set of games to start a career. And he has a very nice set of receivers to use in Jeremy Maclin, DeSean Jackson and Brent Celek.
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Nick Foles is probably the backup QB with the most expected points as we think he’s the most likely to start soon. Michael Vick will return from the concussion but he is simply taking a beating and the Eagles are about to implode. Andy Reid could get fired soon and with their season over, why not see what Foles can do? In his first NFL real-season action Sunday, Foles already looked more competent in terms of staying in the pocket than Vick can look at times. We’re going to give an honorable mention to Chad Henne and Colin Kaepernick. Jacksonville will likely stick with Blaine Gabbert for now but Henne is at least a seasoned pro. He looked dramatically better than Gabbert this week, and Jacksonville’s receiving weapons aren’t all that bad really. We also are big fans of Colin Kaepernick. He has maintained premium in our dynasty rankings (I’ve been sitting on him in my personal dynasty leagues). Kaepernick is the only QB in NCAA history with 10,000 yards passing and 4,000 yards rushing and never missed a start. He will eventually start in the NFL (the Niners moved up to the 2.13 pick to draft him), and when they do he has the chance to rain down fantasy points.
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I'm intrigued by what Nick Foles might do in Philadelphia - if he's asked to play the remainder of the year, that is. I realize he looked raw and overwhelmed in his first patch of extended play, but a full week of starters reps and preparation could fix that. Andy Reid is still a smart offensive designer, and as bad as Philadelphia's offensive line is, Michael Vick made it look worse with his shoddy pocket awareness and inability to make reads pre-snap.
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I think Nick Foles will start for Philadelphia the rest of the way, and I think he’ll be a better passer than Michael Vick. In that offense, he might average 250 yards per game. I also have some interest in Colin Kaepernick. I’m not in any leagues where it makes sense to use a roster spot on him, but if he winds up starting some games, I think he’ll be more valuable, in fantasy terms, than Alex Smith. Kaepernick would be a Tebow-like scrambler playing on a much better team.
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I think based on Andy Reid loving the passing game and the support at RB, WR and TE Nick Foles has a great chance to be a FF QB factor the rest of the way. Assuming the Eagles finally admit the Vick era has not worked out, they should push the "go" button on Foles for the rest of the season.
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Nick Foles has a decent schedule ahead of him. Look for tons of yardage (1500), INTs (10) and the occasional TD (10). Byron Leftwich (PIT) gets honorable mention in this bridesmaid category.
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The answer has to be Nick Foles, regardless of how well he performs. There is a strong chance Philly sticks with him the rest of the year, unless he is utterly miserable, as it appears they will move away from Michael Vick beyond this year, especially if Andy Reid is fired. Ben Roethlisberger's injury situation seems more serious than Vick's, but let's face it, we're talking about Byron Leftwich here. We've seen enough to know he is not the answer to this question.
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Over the course of the week the answer has become Nick Foles, as it's clear he'll not only start this week, but for perhaps the rest of the season. I think other players merit consideration, though. Byron Leftwich will take the reins of a better team with a talented group of receivers, so he could possibly help fantasy coaches for as long as Roethlisberger is out (which seems like it will be a while). I remain interested in Colin Kaepernick, who did some good things for San Francisco last week and will be a very potent dual-threat quarterback if injuries or performance become an issue for Alex Smith. Along those same lines, Tim Tebow, whose rushing production should be good when the Jets finally acknowledge the season is over and they may as well chuck him into the lineup. Foles is the safest guy, but he may have a hard time operating behind a really bad line in Philly.
Richardson has been a columnist and contributor to the Fantasy Football Index magazine and web site for more than ten years. His responsibilities include team defense and IDP projections and various site features, and he has run the magazine's annual draft and auction leagues since their inception. He previews all the NFL games on Saturdays and writes a wrap-up column on Mondays during the NFL season.
Posted by Alan Satterlee | Nov. 18 at 10:41 AM
go go Chad Henne?
Posted by Alan Satterlee | Nov. 19 at 01:41 PM
...and now Colin Kaepernick!? :) Tough match-up, but looking forward to watching Kaepernick play tonight. Good job Chad Henne, and jeers to Jax mngmt - why in the world haven't you been staring Henne all year long?
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