Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 16: Mark Sanchez struggles again
Week 15 marked the first game Mark Sanchez failed to throw a touchdown since he took over as the starter for the Eagles. We break down the fantasy implications.
Mark Sanchez completed 17 of 28 passes for 252 yards and two interceptions in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys. He failed to throw a touchdown for the first time since taking over as the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback.
After posting three consecutive 300-yard passing games as a starter, Sanchez has averaged 188.3 yards per game over his last three matchups. Two of those games came against the Cowboys.
Fantasy impact: Two weeks ago Sanchez finished with two touchdowns against Dallas in a 33-10 victory. This week he wasn’t as sharp. Sanchez nearly added a long touchdown to his stats in the third quarter, but Jeremy Maclin was ruled down at the 1-yard line. The Eagles rushed for three touchdowns in Week 15.
Sanchez faces an easier Washington secondary for Week 16. Nick Foles threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns in Philadelphia’s first game against Washington back in Week 3. Sanchez has only finished in the top 10 in standard scoring in one of his last four games. He’ll be a QB2 for Week 16 given his recent play.