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Nick Foles Fantasy Outlook Shaky in Week 11 Return Against Colts

Jason Schandl
Jacksonville Jaguars v Miami Dolphins
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Nick Foles was activated off IR ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars Week 10 bye, and the team announced that he will step right back into his starting job, sending Gardner Minshew to the bench.

That does give Foles' fantasy outlook a significant boost for the remainder of the season, but a Week 11 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts could give him a tough time in his return.

We don't have much of a sample size on Foles in Jacksonville, since he didn't even play a full game. He averaged 15.1 fantasy points per game in five starts last year though, and hasn't averaged any better than that since 2013. That average would put him at QB21 on the year, one spot behind Daniel Jones, and we shouldn't count on him being much more than a streaming option.

That could make him worth a few starts later in the year, including in a Week 13 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have allowed the league's second-most fantasy points per game to opposing QBs.

This week, though, he's up against a Colts team that has held QBs to the 13th-fewest points per game and that ranks sixth in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA rankings.

Foles is probably best left on the wavier wire for now unless you're thin at QB in a deep or two-QB league. He doesn't crack the top-12 at the position in our Week 11 fantasy football rankings.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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