Foles medically cleared: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was back at practice Tuesday after being medically cleared from concussion symptoms. Foles was expected to split snaps equally with Matt Barkley, who struggled mightily in place of Michael Vick last week. The Eagles offense has been atrocious in the past two weeks, failing to score an offensive touchdown. Much of the issue has had to do with uneven (at best) quarterback play. This week, Philly visits Oakland and faces a Raider defense that has been among the league’s best at stopping fantasy quarterbacks over the past month. LeSean McCoy could see an even heavier workload this week.
Low-ankle sprain for Stacy: It took awhile, but the Rams have found their running back. Now they just have to keep him healthy. A day after running for 134 yards against the Seahawks comes a report that Zac Stacy suffered a low-ankle sprain. That’s a relief for St. Louis and fantasy owners who feared the rookie could have a high-ankle sprain, which tend to linger a lot longer. With quality fantasy backs being so hard to find, here’s hoping Stacy can go against the Titans, who have been vulnerable against the run.
Henne remains Jaguars starter: Wasting little time, Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley announced that Chad Henne will remain the team’s starter after the Week 9 bye. While Jacksonville is still seeking its first win this season, it’s been obvious that Henne has moved the offense better than Blaine Gabbert. From a fantasy perspective, it’s meant plenty of garbage-time scoring for players like Justin Blackmon, Cecil Shorts and Maurice Jones-Drew. Anything that can promote this is worthwhile for fantasy owners.
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