Nick Foles to Riley Cooper—they've really made the grade, according to a tweet from Peter King of Sports Illustrated.

Foles: "I am so proud of Riley Cooper. So happy for him. After what he's been through, and how hard he's worked, this is great."

The unlikely duo has enjoyed a torrid couple of weeks, and anyone with the foresight to stick them in his, or her, fantasy lineups has been rewarded handsomely.

If the last two weeks haven't been crazy enough, consider the fact that Cooper leads the league in fantasy scoring in the four weeks that Foles has started. So what has made this connection go from dial-up to fiber-optic?



The McCoy Effect

Having arguably the most dynamic running back in the league can be a boon to the passing game, and not just because LeSean McCoy is a proficient pass-catcher out of the backfield.

Opposing defenses must account for him at all times. In fact, it would not be surprising to find out that Oakland and Green Bay purposefully tried to contain McCoy and force Foles to beat them with his arm.

That plan failed, if it was indeed the plan.