Jun 17, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws the ball during mini camp at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: Draft This Philadelphia Eagle

In ESPN’s 2014 Fantasy Football Projections, Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Nick Foles is ranked eighth among quarterbacks in the league. In 2014, ESPN projects that Foles will throw 3,969 yards for 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Following his 2013 campaign in which he threw 2,891 yards for 27 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, fantasy owners can expect another big year from Foles this season. Despite the departure of Eagles’ Pro-Bowl Wide Receiver, DeSean Jackson, Foles will continue to play at a high level this season. Here are a few reasons why fantasy owners can expect another big season from Foles this season:

The Philadelphia Eagles Have More Offensive Weapons This Year

Although the departure of the Philadelphia Eagles’ #1 Wide Receiver, DeSean Jackson, may initially may seem like a loss, the Eagles have added many offensive weapons for Foles to work with. With Riley Cooper, Jeremy Maclin, Jordan Matthews, Zach Ertz, and Brent Celek, the Philadelphia Eagles now have one of the most talented group of receivers for Foles to work with. Jordan Matthews has already proven that he is a quality starting wide receiver for the Eagles. The connection between Jeremy Maclin and Nick Foles is something that Eagles fans should be excited for. During the 5 games Nick Foles started with Jeremy Maclin in 2012, Maclin caught 29 receptions for 386 yards. Riley Cooper will be able to once again thrive in Chip Kelly’s high octane offense. Zach Ertz will give defenses all sorts of matchup problems. Nick Foles has all the offensive weapons he needs to put up another great stat-line in 2014.

Nick Foles Has Something to Prove in 2014

After an extraordinary campaign in 2013, Nick Foles has proven that he is one of the best quarterbacks in the league. But can he sustain the high level of play for the whole season? Nick Foles has reportedly improved his game in training camp this year and has excellent chemistry with the wide receivers on the team. With doubters calling 2013 a fluke, you know Nick Foles will try to prove critics wrong with another strong campaign.

Nick Foles 2014 Stat-line Prediction: 350/550, 4,500 yards, 35 touchdowns, 11 interceptions

If available, draft Nick Foles to be your #1 Fantasy quarterback. He will not disappoint.

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