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Vick: the Chinese Food of Fantasy QBs


It didn't take long for industry experts to begin assessing the fantasy impact -- or rather lack thereof -- of Michael Vick signing with the Philadelphia Eagles.

This from ESPN's Christopher Harris: "It's difficult to see Vick making a consistent fantasy impact as long as Donovan McNabb stays upright."

From "We continue to recommend Vick as a late-round pick in the deepest of dynasty/keeper formats and not worth a pick in standard seasonal play."

And another from Fantasy Football Toolbox: "This is more of a football note than a fantasy note right now."

Clearly there hasn't been a seismic shift in the fantasy world's stand on Vick since Fantasy Check first examined his fantasy circumstance. In fact, there's been virtually no movement at all, even with the intrigue of Vick perhaps running a version of the Wildcat formation with Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook and perhaps a sprinkle of DeSean Jackson thrown in for extra excitement.

I've always likened Vick to Chinese food. So good going down, but not long afterward leaving you unfulfilled.

Owners would draft him based on his seemingly endless potential and several jaw-dropping highlights, but in the end, they would be disappointed because his production never matched the hype.

The most glowing review of Vick's fantasy worth since he signed with Eagles on Thursday night comes from, and still it's not exactly a ringing endorsement.

"Donovan McNabb is obviously the clear-cut starter, but coach Andy Reid will likely try to design offensive packages that allow Vick to provide some of the off-the-cuff, scrambling-type plays that McNabb used to offer in his younger, more mobile days."

The fantasy world is in accord that Vick has virtually no fantasy value at this point in the season, regardless of his potential in a Wildcat or any other formation.

Now if McNabb -- who from 2004 to '08 missed 16 games -- gets injured, that's another story completely. If Vick has to take meaningful snaps for an extended period, he does have familiarity with the offense, which is similar to what he ran in Atlanta. And he does have plenty of playmakers surrounding him.

"His only chance of taking this job, it seems, is if McNabb suffers an injury," Bleacher Report's Michael McNeil wrote. "Unless the Eagles plan on using him in other ways offensively, Vick is no more than a very late round flier in fantasy drafts -- if that."

By Gene Wang  |  August 14, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  | Category:  Quarterbacks Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Mikey Vick is a felon.

His real name is Elbert Woods.

The Redskins will finish with a 4-12 record.

It's time to say goodbye to Vincent Cerrato.

Too bad, Danny Snyder.

Maryland will finish with a 2-10 record.

Maryland's defensive line and linebacker corps are a joke --- no pass rush whatsoever and give up a ton of long yardage plays.

I have seen harder hitting teams in powder puff leagues.

The only hard hits the Terps make - are out of bound plays - which cost them an additional 15 yards - which are quite frequent.

California's running back - Best - will gain 296 yards in the opening game

I love it, when Maryland constantly gets embarrassed on national TV.


California -- 56
Maryland -- 10

It's hilarious to see Maryland win a game - and the very next week get clobbered by a Virginia Tech - Boston College.

It is great to see Maryland go down to a crushing defeat on recruiting front (the kids they have received commitments from - are a joke! - taking the bottom of the barrel)

Carolina Blue - Carolina WHITE - Go Tar Heels - Let's go Tar Heels !

Posted by: hclark1 | August 14, 2009 6:57 PM

are you drunk or high?

Posted by: steve | August 14, 2009 9:01 PM

McNabb is the man. Vick is a murdered and does not deserve the air space he takes up in this planet.

Posted by: butterfly | August 14, 2009 11:18 PM

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