After veteran Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick left Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys with was has been called a significant concussion, the team will likely look to rookie backup Nick Foles to start in Week 11 against the Washington Redskins, according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
While there are legitimate concerns about Vick’s status moving forward, fantasy owners should take comfort in the fact that Foles could be the ultimate midseason waiver-wire acquisition.
Head coach Andy Reid told the Philadelphia Inquirer about Vick’s status and how he views Foles' role with the team moving forward:
I'm just telling you Michael is hurting right now. Nick is going to step in and be the quarterback until that point comes, and we'll take it all from there. Listen, I can't project the future. I'm just telling you what I'm telling you. Mike is the quarterback. Nick comes in, and he is a relief pitcher and does his thing.
The organization is concerned enough with Vick’s health where they have reportedly considered shutting him down for the entire season (h/t Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports). While that’s not great news for Eagles fans, fantasy owners must hop on the chance to own Foles.
With a week of preparation under his belt and a matchup against the putrid Redskins secondary, now is the time to plug the Eagles QB into your fantasy lineup and get the most out of the rookie
Projected Week 11 Fantasy Output
The Washington Redskins always play the Eagles tough, but Philadelphia realizes the dire situation they are currently in. If the team doesn’t win Sunday, there is no chance that Andy Reid will return next season as the head coach.
As much as fans will call for Reid’s job, Foles has the chance to step in and save the polarizing coach from unemployment. With Washington boasting the 30th-best pass defense in the NFL, Foles couldn’t have asked for a better opponent to start his career as a starter in the NFL.
While there are still legitimate concerns about the offensive line that will be charged with protecting the rookie, the front seven of the Redskins has been lackluster with the pass rush in 2012.
Add in the ultimate security blanket of the pass-catching from star running back LeSean McCoy and Foles will carve apart the Washington defense in Week 11.
Not only will Foles perform well, the Eagles will steal the win.
Final Word: 27-of-37 for 312 yards and two touchdowns
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