Mark Sanchez QB PHI 19 Hrs
Sanchez completed 37 of 50 passes for 374 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 27-24 loss to Washington. He added 22 rushing yards on three carries, but was sacked three times and lost a fumble.
Sanchez went to the air early and often, but he seemed reluctant to take many shots downfield. His longest completion was 26 yards, and he spent much of the night dumping the ball off to tight end Zach Ertz (15 receptions on 18 targets). Eagles fans probably aren't happy with his performance, but any fantasy owners forced to start him in Week 16 have to be pleasantly surprised by this stat line. There is a chance Nick Foles is healthy enough to retake the job for Week 17, but we likely won't receive any clarity on his status until later next week.
Mark Sanchez QB PHI 7 Days
Sanchez completed 17-of-28 passes for 252 yards, with no touchdowns and two interception, in Sunday's 38-27 loss to the Cowboys.
Sanchez also took four sacks, as he generally appeared uncomfortable in the pocket. His yardage total was inflated by impressive catch-and-runs from Jeremy Maclin and Josh Huff, who turned short passes into gains of 72 and 44 yards, respectively. Sanchez did not complete any passes deep down the field, and he missed open receivers on intermediate routes on numerous occasions. Any talk of him displacing Nick Foles (collarbone) can probably be put to rest, given how poorly Sanchez has played the past two weeks. Of course, Foles may not be ready for Week 16 against Washington, so Sanchez could be in line for another start.
Mark Sanchez QB PHI 14 Days
Sanchez completed 10-of-20 passes for only 96 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception, in Sunday's 24-14 loss to Seattle.
Sanchez got off to a decent start, tossing a short touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin in the first quarter, but struggled the rest of the way. Even his 35-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz was underthrown, as Ertz made a nice adjustment to the ball. It didn't help that the Eagles' defense could not stop the Seahawks, as the defending Super Bowl champions possessed the ball for nearly 42 minutes. The veteran QB has been inconsistent since taking over for an injured Nick Foles (collarbone), so it will be interesting to see how coach Chip Kelly handles that situation late in the year, assuming Foles is healthy enough to play. Next up for Sanchez will be a huge home matchup against the Cowboys.
Mark Sanchez QB PHI 24 Days
Sanchez completed 20-of-29 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's victory over the Cowboys. He also added 28 yards and another touchdown on the ground.
Sanchez threw for 99 yards and picked up both his touchdowns in the first quarter, but he was not needed for much after that, as the Eagles were comfortably ahead for most of the contest. Still, he accounted for two touchdowns for the fourth time in five games since taking over for Nick Foles in Week 9. Sanchez has proven he can put up consistent fantasy numbers for the Eegles, but he will challenged in Week 14 by a stout Seattle defense.
Mark Sanchez QB PHI 28 Days2 Comments
Sanchez completed 30-of-43 passes for 307 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 43-24 loss against Tennessee.
For the second straight week, Sanchez posted decent fantasy numbers, while not really playing that well. LeSean McCoy and the rest of Philadelphia's rushing attack bailed him out a bit though, as McCoy and company ran for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Sanchez continues to show a great rapport with rookie Jordan Matthews, who caught 6-of-8 targets for 77 yards. In Week 13, Sanchez will face the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.
Mark Sanchez QB PHI 1 Month7 Comments
Sanchez completed 26-of-44 passes for 346 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 53-20 loss at Green Bay. He also committed four turnovers, throwing two interceptions, while losing a pair of fumbles.
While Sanchez's overall numbers look pretty good from a fantasy perspective, he took a big step back from last week's impressive performance against the Panthers. Two of his turnovers were returned for touchdowns, and he missed several wide-open pass catchers throughout the game. In his defense, the Packers do boast a strong secondary, and Aaron Rodgers was on fire early, tossing two of his three touchdowns in the first half, staking them to a 30-6 lead at halftime. The veteran QB has a favorable matchup next week, facing a mediocre Titans' secondary at home.
Mark Sanchez QB PHI 1 Month24 Comments
Sanchez completed 20-of-37 passes for 332 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's 45-21 win over the Panthers.
Sanchez lost one yard on two carries, and the Eagles ran for just 37 yards as a team. No matter, the veteran signal-caller put up plenty of points, with a major assist from the Philadelphia defense and special teams. While not quite perfect, Sanchez made a number of difficult throws and showed surprising awareness in the pocket. He often looked in the direction of rookie Jordan Matthews, who caught 7-of-9 targets for 138 yards and a touchdown. Sanchez admittedly got to ease into things against a porous Carolina defense, but Monday's performance still seems like a sign of good things to come in the Eagles' well-designed offense. Of course, Sanchez will face a much bigger challenge next week, when he travels to Lambeau Field to face a Green Bay team that's excellent at defending the pass. The matchup favors LeSean McCoy and the running game, but the Eagles had nothing going on that front Monday night.
Mark Sanchez QB PHI 2 Months22 Comments
Sanchez's teammate, Nick Foles, is reportedly expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a fractured clavicle, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Sanchez is in line to start at quarterback for the Eagles in Foles' absence, an assignment that makes him a priority add for those who had been rolling with Foles, or who are simply looking to bolster their depth at QB, given the fantasy upside that is attached to helming the Philadelphia offense.
Mark Sanchez QB PHI 2 Months4 Comments
Sanchez's teammate Nick Foles was diagnosed with a broken collarbone after Sunday's 31-21 win over the Texans, CSN Philadelphia's Derrick Gunn reports.
An MRI on Monday is expected to provide clarification on the expected length of Foles' absence, which will presumably span multiple weeks. Sanchez played pretty well in Sunday's game, and Foles has already shown that a quarterback can pile up passing yards in the Philadelphia offense without impressive efficiency stats. Prior to Sunday, Foles was on pace to record the third-most pass attempts (683) in a single season.
Mark Sanchez QB PHI 2 Months
Sanchez entered Sunday's game against the Texans in the second quarter after Nick Foles was knocked out with a shoulder injury, and he completed 15 of 22 passes for 202 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 31-21 win.
Sanchez's first pass was a 52-yard strike to Jeremy Maclin, which began a drive that eventually ended in an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews. Sanchez was decent for the rest of the game, with the two interceptions poor but not overly costly, and his production was capped off with an eight-yard touchdown pass to Maclin with 3:50 left in the game to put the Eagles up 10. The Eagles have not announced any specifics regarding Foles' injury, though head coach Chip Kelly said after the game that "it doesn't look good," before confirming that Foles' arm was in a sling. If Foles is unable to practice this week, Sanchez will get the start in Week 10 against the Panthers.