Nick Foles' Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 9

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IINovember 3, 2013

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 03:  Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up during pre-game warm ups prior to playing the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum on November 3, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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If you were expecting Nick Foles to explode and have one of the best fantasy football performances of Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders, then give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back.

After throwing a 15-yard touchdown to tight end Zach Ertz with just over four minutes remaining in the first half, Foles had already thrown for 256 yards and four touchdowns. In ESPN standard-scoring leagues, that's good enough for 27 points.

But Foles wasn't done there.  Foles finished the game throwing for 406 yards and tying the NFL record with seven touchdown passes, leading all scorers in Week 9 with an incredible 45 points.

This was the first game back for Foles, who suffered a concussion in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys.

When he has played, Foles has been tremendous, scoring 34 total points in Week 5 and Week 6. Before Sunday, he had thrown for 622 yards and scored seven total touchdowns without a single interception. It's evident he is acclimated to head coach Chip Kelly's offense.   

As long as Foles stays healthy, he's a very valuable fantasy option at quarterback. He has a number of dynamic weapons around him, and he uses all of them well. While you can't start him over a guy like Peyton Manning or Drew Brees, Foles is certainly making his way into that second tier of fantasy QBs. He's a strong QB2 moving forward, as long as he remains as the starter.