Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles firmly and permanently planted himself on the fantasy forecast in Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders with his seven touchdown passes.
Officially, Foles threw for 406 yards and seven scores, which allowed him to be named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, per the team's Twitter:
As NFL Network's Ian Rapoport illustrates, so much for the notion that a mobile quarterback such as Michael Vick is necessary in Philadelphia to effectively execute Chip Kelly's offense:
Seems that when Chip Kelly was adamant he didn't need a running QB to run his offense... he was right. Nick Foles can fit perfectly too— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 6, 2013
Speaking of Vick, it sounds as if he will be sidelined once more with an injury in Week 10 against Green Bay, per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Chip Kelly said that Nick Foles will take first team reps on Tues. Doesn't expect Michael Vick back.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) November 4, 2013
So what does all of this mean?
Simple—Foles remains a No. 1 fantasy signal-caller in all leagues.
Yes, two weeks before throwing for seven scores, Foles got in a Week 7 game against Dallas and went 11-of-29 passing for 80 yards.
Expect a performance smack dab in the middle of his two most recent outings in Week 10 when the Eagles travel to Lambeau Field. Green Bay touts a porous secondary that allows over 250 yards per game through the air and most recently allowed Chicago's backup Josh McCown to throw for over 270 yards and two scores.
Now, Foles' value is not as high as it could have been thanks to an injury to quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who will be sidelined for the contest:
#Packers are putting Aaron Rodgers timeline for recovery from broken clavicle at 4-6 weeks, but believe it’ll be closer to 4, per sources.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 6, 2013
Why does this matter? With Rodgers in the game, Green Bay would have found it easy to move the ball on Philadelphia's league-worst pass defense. Backup Seneca Wallace will do no such thing as the coaching staff will look to run a read-option with impressive rookie back Eddie Lacy and control the clock.
So Rodgers' injury is Foles' owners loss, but not by a wide margin. As far as averages go, Green Bay has a very similar defense to the Oakland unit that Foles historically torched a week ago.
In an impressively deep fantasy position, Foles has emerged as a must-start in Week 10, with further evaluation needed after the fact. Against Green Bay, Foles needs to be in all lineups.