Eagles QB Nick Foles locked in as Michael Vick's backup
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Eagles QB Nick Foles locked in as Michael Vick's backup

If there is any quarterback who needs a "handcuff" in fantasy football, it's Michael Vick @MikeVick. He has missed at least three games in each of the past three seasons. He was on the field for 12 plays during the preseason and suffered contusions on his ribs and throwing hand. That handcuff right now is rookie Nick Foles @NFoles8. That's not only because Foles impressed during exhibition games, but the Eagles released Mike Kafka @mikekafka3 on Friday. Kafka opened training camp as the team's No. 2 quarterback, but a broken left (non-throwing) hand sidelined him for the final three weeks of August.

Fantasy Analysis:

The Eagles couldn't find a trading parner for Kafka, so they just cut their losses. Trent Edwards is the No. 3 QB. It was only the preseason but Foles looked mighty good. He should be added in deep and/or two-QB leagues. You can't overlook (1) Andy Reid's quarterback touch; and (2) Vick's injury history.


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Andy Reid has a way with Quaterbacks. Kafka was downright horrible. I'm surprised he lasted as long as he did. Foles Showed a lot of confidence, stayed in the pocket and made some very nice throws under pressure for a Rookie QB taking his first snaps in the NFL. Only to be drafted as a handcuff for Michael Vick in deep leagues this kid does show promise as a future starter in the NFL.

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