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Nick Foles re-affirmed as starter, has significant fantasy value going forward

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Philadelphia Eagles head coach re-affirmed Nick Foles as his starting quarterback. We break down the fantasy implications.

If there was ever any doubt to the status of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and his future with the team, head coach Chip Kelly did what he could do dispel the notion on Monday. Kelly said that Foles is "the starting quarterback for the next 1,000 years here," according to Reuben Frank of CSN Philadelphia.

Foles has been very solid for the Eagles after taking over for an injured Michael Vick. Foles has completed 124 of 196 passes for 1,791 yards and 19 touchdowns against zero interceptions this season. Foles' touchdown numbers are somewhat bloated after a seven-touchdown massacre of the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 3, but he's been very impressive regardless.

Vick was playing OK before his injury, but Foles has taken over the starting role regardless of injury. Foles has had a single "bad" game this season.

Fantasy Impact: Foles has been a huge surprise for fantasy owners. Those who managed to snag him when Vick was showing signs of injury have reaped the benefits in a big way. Foles is a must-start in every game going forward, and should be valuable in the playoffs in the coming weeks. The confirmation from Kelly that Foles is his man was unnecessary, but noteworthy nonetheless, if only for the amusing hyperbole. Foles threw for three touchdowns and 237 yards against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

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