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Nick Foles is Bears starting QB for game against Colts

Mon Sep 28 3:03pm ET
By The Associated Press

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) works against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)


Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) works against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy has confirmed Nick Foles will start at quarterback Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Nagy on Monday made the announcement after hedging Sunday following the Bears' 30-26 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Foles had come on in relief of an ineffective Mitchell Trubisky following Blidi Wreh-Wilson's interception in the third quarter.

''He's our starter moving forward,'' Nagy said of Foles.

In the fourth quarter, Foles threw three touchdown passes including a 28-yard TD against the blitz to Anthony Miller for the winning points with just under two minutes remaining.

Trubisky has started for the Bears since the fifth game of the 2017 season after being the team's No. 1 draft pick, the second pick overall that year.

Trubisky had completed 13 of 22 for 128 yards with a touchdown Sunday before the interception by Wreh-Wilson set up a field goal for a 26-10 Atlanta lead.

Foles threw a 3-yard TD pass to Jimmy Graham and a 37-yard TD strike to Allen Robinson before the game-winning TD.

The Bears had rallied earlier in the season opener against the Lions in a similar way, overcoming a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter with Trubisky at quarterback.

Player Notes
Matt Ioannidis Sep 28 2:03pm ET

Washington Football Team DL Matt Ioannidis (biceps) was diagnosed with a biceps tear Monday, Sept. 28, and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

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Denver Broncos Sep 28 2:00pm ET

Denver Broncos starting defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (biceps) suffered a torn biceps in the Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers and will miss the rest of the season. The Broncos traded for Casey this offseason, hoping that he'd be a key cog in the middle of the defensive line. Coupled with the season-ending injury to linebacker Von Miller right before the start of the season, Denver's defense is a shell of its former self at this point. Even with a mouthwatering matchup against the Jets this Thursday night upcoming, the Broncos Defense is, at best, a desperation streaming option in Week 4.

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Jamal Adams Sep 28 1:53pm ET

Seattle Seahawks S Jamal Adams (groin) was diagnosed with a first-degree groin strain Monday, Sept. 28. Although head coach Pete Carroll did not provide a timetable, the typical recovery for such an injury is usually one to two weeks.

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Jurrell Casey Sep 28 1:43pm ET

Denver Broncos DT Jurrell Casey (biceps) was diagnosed with a biceps tear Monday, Sept. 28, and could miss the rest of the season, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

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Steven Hauschka Sep 28 1:43pm ET

Free-agent PK Stephen Hauschka (Bills) reportedly agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday, Sept. 28.

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Denver Broncos Sep 28 1:40pm ET

The Denver Broncos Defense predictably had a tough time slowing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady down in the 28-10 Week 3 loss. With a pair of rookie cornerbacks in Michael Ojemudia and Essang Bassey, Brady threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns on the day. Denver's D was unable to force any turnovers and sacked Brady just two times. Safety Justin Simmons once again led the unit with seven tackles (one assist). They'll have a much easier task this Thursday night against a Jets offense missing all of their best playmakers due to injury. Still, the Broncos defense might be nothing more than a sleeper as a defensive streaming unit in Week 4.

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Corey Liuget Sep 28 1:33pm ET

Free-agent DT Corey Liuget (Bills) reportedly agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Houston Texans on Monday, Sept. 28.

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Ryan Glasgow Sep 28 1:33pm ET

Free-agent DT Ryan Glasgow was added to the practice squad of the Houston Texans on Monday, Sept. 28.

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Matt Ioannidis Sep 28 1:30pm ET

Washington Football Team defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis (biceps) suffered a torn biceps in the Week 3 loss to the Browns and will miss the rest of the 2020 season, according to a source. It's a blow to a defense that could also be missing first-round pass-rusher Chase Young (groin) in a tough Week 4 matchup against the Ravens and their high-powered offense. Ioannidis had a career-high 8.5 sacks and 64 combined tackles for Washington in 15 starts in 2019. You can safely ignore Washington's defense next week against Baltimore.

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Josh Lambo Sep 28 1:30pm ET

The Jacksonville Jaguars are signing former Seahawks kicker Stephen Hauschka on Monday, according to a source. Hauschka was released by the Bills at the end of training camp when he was beat out by sixth-round rookie Tyler Bass. The 35-year-old latches on with the Jaguars after the team placed Josh Lambo on Injured Reserve last week. He'll battle for the starting gig with rookie Brandon Wright, who missed one of his two extra-point attempts in last Thursday's loss to the Dolphins. Hauschka made 22 of his 28 field-goal tries (78.6 percent) with the Bills last year and is a 85.7 percent kicker in his career. On a Jacksonville team with a very mediocre offense, Hauschka can be ignored for fantasy purposes if he wins the job.

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Nick Foles Sep 28 1:23pm ET

Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles was named the starting quarterback ahead of Mitch Trubisky for Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, Sept. 28.

Fantasy Spin: It seemed only a matter of time before this happened. Even though Trubisky wasn't all that bad in Week 3 and "led" the Bears to a 2-0 start, he just never did consistently enough to move the offense. Although Chicago did not score for the first 1 1/2 quarters Foles took over, he sparked the offense in the second half and threw for three touchdowns in the final 6:20 to rally the Bears past the Atlanta Falcons. He'll be a low-end fantasy QB2 in Week 4 against the suddenly stout Colts defense.

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Nick Foles Sep 28 1:20pm ET

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy announced on Monday that quarterback Nick Foles is now their starting quarterback after relieving Mitchell Trubisky in Week 3 and leading an improbable comeback over the Falcons. Foles pulled another rabbit out of his hat by going 16-for-29 for 188 yards, three touchdowns and an interception against Atlanta, and the Bears will stick with him after that performance. Foles will be a popular waiver-wire addition for fantasy managers in need of QB help this week, and Chicago's pass-catchers should benefit from the move to the former Super Bowl MVP. Foles will be more of a QB2 in superflex leagues in Week 4 against the Colts.

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Chris Carson Sep 28 1:20pm ET

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson's (knee) first-degree sprained knee is considered a one- to two-week injury, according to a source, but the team wants to see how he recovers this week before making a determination. Head coach Pete Carroll said that Carson could be back soon, but they "just have to see how that goes." Fantasy managers don't have to worry about Carson missing extended time, but he may be forced to rest in a great Week 4 matchup against Miami. If that's the case, expect some combination of Carlos Hyde and Travis Homer to split the backfield carries, making them worth a look on the waiver wire if you own Carson or are hurting at the position. Keep a close eye on Carson's practice status this week.

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Noah Fant Sep 28 1:10pm ET

Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant was targeted a team-high 10 times in the Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers, but he was only able to reel in five catches for 46 yards. It was evident that backup quarterback Jeff Driskel is a clear step down from Drew Lock (shoulder) under center, which will negatively affect Fant's upside for as long as Lock remains sidelined. The good news is that Fant should continue to be targeted heavily in the passing game. He probably shouldn't be looked at as a strong TE1 option for however long Driskel is the starter, but Fant will have some TE2 sleeper appeal this Thursday night against a woeful Jets team.

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Brandon McManus Sep 28 1:10pm ET

Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus only attempted two kicks in the 28-10 Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers -- a successful 56-yard kick and an extra point. The 56-yarder was nice and might've awarded fantasy managers with bonus points, but the bottom line is that Denver's weakened offense just isn't providing the strong-legged kicker with enough opportunities to make him fantasy relevant. That could be a different story on Thursday night in Week 4 against the Jets, but even then, McManus makes for a desperation fantasy streamer in an offense led by backup quarterback Jeff Driskel.

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Jerry Jeudy Sep 28 1:00pm ET

Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy finished the 28-10 Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers with five catches on nine targets for a team-leading 55 yards. Jeudy has yet to find the end zone in his rookie season, but he was second on the team in targets and will continue to serve as the No. 1 receiver the rest of the season with Courtland Sutton (knee) out. The Alabama product is an exceptional talent with big-play ability, but his upside is limited with backup Jeff Driskel under center for now with Drew Lock (shoulder) hurt. Jeudy could find the end zone for the first time in his career against the Jets this Thursday, but he'll be a risky WR4/5 in deeper leagues.

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Tim Patrick Sep 28 1:00pm ET

Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick caught all four of his passes for 43 yards and the team's only touchdown in the Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday by a score of 28-10. The efficiency was nice, but both the ceiling and floor are incredibly low for Patrick in an offense currently led by backup quarterback Jeff Driskel. There will be more opportunities for the 26-year-old the rest of the season with Courtland Sutton (knee) out for the year, but Patrick should probably remain on the waiver wire in the majority of fantasy leagues. Don't expect another trip to paydirt when the Broncos face the 0-3 Jets on Thursday night in Week 4.

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Royce Freeman Sep 28 12:50pm ET

Denver Broncos running back Royce Freeman tallied only four touches -- two carries for four yards and two catches for 31 yards -- in the 28-10 Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers. Even with Phillip Lindsay (toe) sidelined by turf toe, Freeman continues to be an afterthought in this offense behind Melvin Gordon III, and it didn't help that the Broncos were down by multiple scores throughout the day against Tampa. There might be more chances for Freeman to make some noise this Thursday night against a woeful Jets team, but fantasy managers shouldn't count on it. Freeman just isn't seeing enough snaps or touches to merit a roster spot on your fantasy squad.

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Jeff Driskel Sep 28 12:40pm ET

Denver Broncos quarterback Jeff Driskel looked like a backup in the 28-10 Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers, completing just 17 of his 30 passes for 176 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He was sacked five times and has been sacked a whopping 11 times in the last two weeks after being forced into action because of Drew Lock's (shoulder) injury. It got so bad that Brett Rypien came into the contest in the fourth quarter. Even though Driskel is set to get another start this Thursday against the similarly 0-3 Jets, he should be avoided in fantasy leagues, even those that start two quarterbacks.

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Melvin Gordon Sep 28 12:40pm ET

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III carried the ball just eight times for 26 yards and caught four of his six targets for an additional 12 yards in the Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers. The Broncos weren't able to get anything going on offense under backup quarterback Jeff Driskel and were playing from behind all day, which led to single-digit carries for Gordon. He was more involved in the passing game, but Gordon still disappointed his fantasy managers in this tough matchup. Things will get a lot easier this Thursday against the winless Jets, but Denver's offense doesn't have much upside as long as Drew Lock (shoulder) remains sidelined.

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