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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fantasy football: Michael Vick could be a top-10 QB

"Let me say it again," Andy Reid said on Sept. 13. "I know I'm using poor English. Kevin Kolb is the No. 1 quarterback."

Coach, we're not worried about your English, although your sense of sarcasm seems to be on point.

Poor clock management? Yes. Flip-flopping on your team leader and quarterback of the future? Certainly.

More Reid: "Michael Vick is playing out of his mind right now, and that's a beautiful thing. What a lucky franchise and a lucky head coach I am to have two quarterbacks that I feel that way about. I mean, it's unbelievable."

The latter comment was made Tuesday, when Reid had a change of heart -- or had his mind changed by someone higher up, depending on which rumor you believe -- and made Vick his starting QB over Kolb, who missed last week's game because of a concussion he suffered in the first half of Philly's Week 1 loss to Green Bay.

By now, it's too late for you to acquire Vick on the waiver wire. If you have Kolb -- who some, not to name names, thought was a top-eight fantasy quarterback entering the season -- it's OK to drop him if you need the roster space for help in the upcoming bye weeks.

If you have Vick on your roster, you might have been fortunate enough to acquire a top-10 QB on the waiver wire.

Vick has led the Eagles to 62 points in the last six quarters. He's 37-for-58 for 459 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. His passer rating is 105.5, and he's rushed for 140 yards and averaged 7.8 yards per carry.

He's a must-play the next two weeks, when Philly plays at Jacksonville and at home against Washington.

The Jags ranked 27th against the pass last season and are at No. 29 in the first two games of 2010. They are allowing 300 passing yards and two passing TDs per game.

The Redskins have been even worse, yielding 745 yards and four TD tosses in two games.

Kolb could regain value later in the year should Vick be ineffective or should the 2007 second-round pick be traded. But if the latter situation occurs, it likely would be to a team such as the Browns.

Translation: A struggling team on which Kolb would not be throwing to DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Brent Celek, Jason Avant and LeSean McCoy.

A "beautiful thing?" Only if Vick is on your team and you were starting the likes of Eli Manning, Tony Romo or Matt Ryan.

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Anonymous poker affiliate said...

Vick has looked like an elite quarterback so far this season, but given his past history as a starting quarterback and realizing that the Lions are terrible, and he might be a bottom tier quarterback after all is said and done.

September 22, 2010 at 8:47 PM 

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