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Nick Foles

Nick Foles

Quarterback #4
Team: Chicago Bears
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 243 lb.
College:Arizona
Age:32
Born:January 20, 1989
Drafted:2012 / Rd. 3 (88)
Draft Team:PHI

Nick Foles: Ends regular season in reserve role

Foles attempted just one pass after being removed as the Bears' starting quarterback after Week 10.

Analysis: Foles started eight games in his first year with the Bears, throwing for 1,852 yards and 10 touchdowns along with eight interceptions before losing the job back to Mitchell Trubisky. With Trubisky going into the off-season as an unrestricted free agent, it's possible that Foles will be in competition to be the team's starting quarterback in Week 1 of the 2021 season, though it's unlikely he'll be considered as any more than a top-20 fantasy option at his position. He's currently signed with the Bears through the 2022 season.

January 3, 2021 8:05 PM EST

Nick Foles: Clear for Week 13

Foles (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Analysis: Foles came into the morning labeled as questionable, but full practice sessions for the 31-year-old Thursday and Friday hinted at a likely Week 13 return. He wasn't able to suit up last Sunday night against the Packers and will now revert to a backup role for another divisional showdown against Detroit.

December 6, 2020 8:37 AM EST

Nick Foles: Gets questionable tag

The Bears list Foles (hip) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Analysis: Though the questionable designation implies that Foles has a 50-50 chance to play, he looks to be trending toward active status after practicing in full capacity Thursday and Friday. Head coach Matt Nagy backed up that sentiment Thursday, saying that he expects Foles to return from a two-week absence to back up Mitchell Trubisky, according to Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site. Nagy hasn't committed to Trubisky as the team's starting quarterback for the rest of the season, so a poor showing from the 2017 first-round pick against Detroit could allow Foles to move back atop the depth chart as soon as Week 14.

December 4, 2020 11:51 AM EST

Nick Foles: Puts in full practice

Foles (hip) was a full practice participant Thursday.

Analysis: After sitting out last week's loss to the Packers with the hip injury, Foles looks poised to play Sunday against the Lions, but he won't be returning to action in a starting role with head coach Matt Nagy naming Mitch Trubisky as the team's Week 13 signal-caller. Per Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site, Nagy said he expects Foles to be healthy enough to handle the No. 2 duties this weekend, a notion that would be supported by the Bears not adding another quarterback to the roster before Sunday. Whomever starts for the Bears in Week 14 and beyond will likely hinge on how Trubisky performs against Detroit.

December 3, 2020 2:01 PM EST

Nick Foles: Back at practice in limited fashion

Foles (hip) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Foles was unable to practice in any capacity leading up to last Sunday's loss in Green Bay, so it's encouraging to see him now back on the field in at least a limited fashion. Coach Matt Nagy has already named Mitchell Trubisky the starter for Week 13, but it's possible that Foles could be available as at least a backup versus the Lions.

December 2, 2020 1:35 PM EST

Nick Foles: Sitting Sunday, as expected

Foles (hip) is inactive for Sunday's contest at Green Bay.

Analysis: On the heels of the Bears' bye, Foles didn't practice at all this week due to a hip pointer suffered in the team's last game Nov. 16. Because he was listed as doubtful, there was little reason to believe Foles would be available Week 12, and Chicago forecast his absence by elevating Tyler Bray from the practice squad Saturday. Consequently, Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) will start for the first time since Week 3. Beyond Sunday, coach Matt Nagy hasn't committed to Foles or Trubisky, so the former may be under center again Week 13 against the Lions if he can get past his health concern.

November 29, 2020 3:56 PM EST

Nick Foles: Doubtful for Sunday

Foles (hip) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game at Green Bay.

Analysis: Unable to practice in any capacity this week, Foles appears highly unlikely to play. Meanwhile, Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) was a full participant Wednesday through Friday, and he doesn't have an injury designation for the game. Trubisky likely will make his first start since Week 3.

November 27, 2020 11:41 AM EST

Nick Foles: Sits out again Thursday

Foles (hip) missed Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Afterward, coach Matt Nagy continued to call Foles day-to-day and said the team will examine the QB situation Friday before making a call on its Week 12 starting signal-caller. Considering Foles has yet to step on the field and Mitchell Trubisky (right shoulder) has back-to-back full sessions under his belt, the latter seems to be trending toward the starting nod. Still, Nagy seems to be leaving the door open for Foles to get in some reps before naming one of the duo as the No. 1 QB for Sunday's game at Green Bay.

November 26, 2020 12:27 PM EST

Nick Foles: Sits out Wednesday's practice

Foles (hip) was a non-participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Coach Matt Nagy still considers Foles day-to-day, per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, so there's a chance he could be available for Sunday's game against the Packers. In the meantime, however, Mitchell Trubisky will get the opportunity to work as the Bears' top QB in practice. Nagy hasn't yet officially named a starter for Week 12, but if Foles isn't healthy enough to practice that decision will become much easier to make.

November 25, 2020 1:32 PM EST

Nick Foles: Starter for Week 12 still unnamed

Coach Matt Nagy said Monday that it's "too soon" to announce whether Foles (hip) or Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) will start Sunday's game against the Packers, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Foles and Trubisky are both dealing with injuries coming off the Bears' bye. Foles picked up what is believed to be a severe hip pointed versus the Vikings on Nov.16, while Trubisky's shoulder issue has kept him off the field since Week 8. Per Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times, only Trubisky is present at the portion of Monday's practice open to the media, and a decision on the starter for Week 12 could be revealed as early as Wednesday. Foles has just a 10:8 TD:INT ratio across eight games this season, and he's only thrown for over 300 yards once.

November 23, 2020 11:44 AM EST

Nick Foles: Positive spin on health

Coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday that Foles' hip/glute injuries aren't "as bad as we once thought," Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "Everything looked good so far," Nagy added.

Analysis: Foles has been under evaluation since he landed hard on his right hip in the waning moments of Monday's 19-13 defeat to the Vikings. Earlier Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported that Foles doesn't have fracture in the region, and there's a belief the QB is dealing with a severe hip pointer, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. With an MRI expected later today, Foles is considered "day-to-day" by Nagy, per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, as the coach doesn't foresee him landing on injured reserve. The Bears have entered their bye week, and Nagy told Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site that "everything's on the table" when asked about a potential change under center. With both Foles and Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) tending to injuries, the healthiest of the duo may be the team's starting quarterback Week 12 at Green Bay.

November 17, 2020 9:04 AM EST

Nick Foles: Doesn't have fracture

According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Foles avoided a fracture in his right hip when he was knocked out of Monday's 19-13 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: As the Bears attempted to mount a game-winning drive, Foles was slammed to the ground and landed hard on his right hip, remaining there for a few minutes before he was carted from the field. After the contest, coach Matt Nagy said Foles' leg and hip were under evaluation, but despite Garafolo's report that he doesn't have a broken bone in the region the quarterback will continue to undergo tests to determine the extent of the injury. The Bears have entered their bye week, so they'll have nearly two weeks to sort through the health of both Foles and Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) before a determination is made on a Week 12 starter. Currently, Tyler Bray is the only healthy signal-caller on Chicago's active roster.

November 17, 2020 8:32 AM EST

Nick Foles: Carted off field

Foles was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of Monday's game against the Vikings, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Analysis: Foles was slammed to the ground on the final drive of the contest and stayed down after the hit. Tyler Bray will fill in the rest of the way.

November 16, 2020 8:09 PM EST

Nick Foles: Big production in loss

Foles completed 36 of 52 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears' 24-17 loss to the Titans on Sunday.

Analysis: With the Bears missing multiple offensive linemen and with the running game almost nonexistent, Foles was under heavy pressure for most of the afternoon, but since the Bears trailing throughout, the sheer volume of pass attempts resulted in him posting a solid fantasy performance. Although he's thrown for at least 272 yards and multiple touchdowns in each of the last two games, his lack of major upside makes him a top-20 quarterback option for fantasy managers.

November 8, 2020 1:36 PM EST

Nick Foles: Fires two scoring strikes

Foles completed 21 of 29 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns along with one interception in Chicago's 26-23 overtime loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: Foles had a pair of long passes to Darnell Mooney and Allen Robinson on the same drive that resulted in 74 yards and a touchdown but otherwise had to rely on short passes and 41 attempts to earn him his best fantasy performance since taking over as the Bears' starting quarterback in Week 4. Playing for a team that stresses defense and a conservative offense, Foles offers fantasy managers a reasonable floor but limited upside, and he's typically a top-20 option most weeks.

November 1, 2020 5:25 PM EST

Nick Foles: Fails to produce touchdown in loss

Foles completed 28 of 40 passes for 261 yards and two interceptions in Chicago's 24-10 loss to the Rams on Monday.

Analysis: Foles was under pressure all night, leading to a disappointing performance. Although he had the Bears deep in the red zone twice, on one occasion, he threw an interception on a pass to Darnell Mooney, and on the other possession, he took a sack on a fourth-down play. With one or fewer touchdown passes in each of his last four games, he's best used as a fantasy option in leagues that start two quarterbacks.

October 26, 2020 8:34 PM EST

Nick Foles: Accounts for two scores

Foles completed 23 of 39 passes for 198 yards a touchdown and an interception while also running for a score in Chicago's 23-16 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: With Chicago unable to take advantage of a weak Carolina run defense, Foles threw the ball 39 times, though he rarely pushed the ball downfield, leading to a poor yardage performance. However, after David Montgomery was stuffed on consecutive goal-line carries, Foles scored on a quarterback sneak, and on his lone touchdown pass, he threw the ball into triple coverage, though Cole Kmet fought off defenders to haul in the pass. Despite throwing the ball 40 times per contest, he's thrown exactly one touchdown pass in each of his three starts, making him a low-upside fantasy option.

October 18, 2020 1:38 PM EST

Nick Foles: Efficient performance in victory

Foles completed 30 of 42 passes for 243 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Chicago's 20-19 win over the Buccaneers on Thursday.

Analysis: Foles went through stretches of being hot and cold in the first half, but after the intermission, he leaned heavily upon Allen Robinson while largely ignoring most of his other receivers, especially while the Buccaneers were putting quite a bit of pressure on him. Over his first two starts with the Bears, he's been performing as a top-24 quarterback option, and although he'll have the occasional big game, he'll mostly have limited upside.

October 8, 2020 8:45 PM EST

Nick Foles: Underwhelming in loss

Foles completed 26 of 42 passes for 249 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Chicago's 19-11 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

Analysis: Foles was having a terrible fantasy performance until the last drive of the game, when he consistently hooked up with Allen Robinson for a number of chunk plays that earned him a respectable yardage total along with his only touchdown of the day. Otherwise, he was erratic for most of the contest until the Colts were winning big in the fourth quarter and went to a prevent defense that allowed many short completions. Fantasy managers should expect him to function as a top-24 quarterback option who'll likely be best used in favorable matchups.

October 4, 2020 4:53 PM EST

Nick Foles: Confirmed as Week 4 starter

Coach Matt Nagy said Monday that Foles will start against the Colts on Sunday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Foles replaced Mitchell Trubisky early in the second half of Week 3's road matchup in Atlanta, and he spurred Chicago's offense to a double-digit comeback while throwing for 188 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also had a would-be score that was dropped, and yet another touchdown that was overturned by replay. Coming off a tremendously efficient comeback performance, it's not surprising to see Foles named the starter for Week 4, but it remains to be seen how long of a leash he'll have if Indianapolis' potent defense causes the Bears to struggle on offense.

September 28, 2020 10:14 AM EST

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