This article is part of our NFL Barometer series.
Fantasy playoff season is in full swing, and late-season injuries are playing a significant role. We'll examine two such scenarios at the quarterback position this week, along with shining the light on some late-season risers and fallers at other spots as well. Incidentally, be sure to look back at some of the last few weeks of this column, as several players that remain hot and cold have been spotlighted over the last month.
T.J. Yates, Texans- Yates entered Sunday's game against the 49ers in the second quarter in place of Tom Savage (concussion) and fired a pair of touchdown passes to DeAndre Hopkins as part of a 175-yard effort. The veteran also flashed his rushing upside with 31 yards on the ground and has already been announced as the Week 15 starter against the Jaguars. While his starting assignment may only last a week, Yates could certainly help fantasy owners who find themselves in a pinch at quarterback this coming weekend.
Nick Foles, Eagles- Foles also saw emergency duty in Week 14 due to a knee injury sustained by Carson Wentz, but in his case, he'll be entrenched as the starter the rest of the way now that the latter has been diagnosed with a torn ACL. The veteran one-time starter has certainly shown flashes in the past – with a 27-touchdown, two-interception effort in 2013 representing his finest season – and he walks into an enviable situation, given the Eagles' well-oiled machine