4 NFL Stars You Should Avoid in Your Fantasy Football Draft

8/28/12 in NFL   |   Jnewman482   |   124 respect

4. Michael Vick (Philadelphia Eagles)Aug 20, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) is tackled by New England Patriots linebacker Jermaine Cunningham (96) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Vick was injured on the play.  Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

Last year, Matthew Berry had Michael Vick as his #1 preseason fantasy pick. Clearly, he was wrong.

Furthermore, this theme might seem to be getting unoriginal, but being injury-prone should be a serious deterrent for fantasy users. Vick is a tremendous athlete and is tough to tackle when he’s on the run, but his body is not built like a running back’s.

He cannot afford to take as many big hits as he does, and that became clear both last season when he missed three games and this preseason, as he took a monster hit in the second preseason game and was unable to continue playing.

Moreover, while Vick was phenomenal during the 2010 season, it is safer to consider that performance to be fool’s gold than the real deal. He seriously regressed last year despite the emergence of running back LeSean McCoy, as he went from throwing just six interceptions in 2010 to 14 in 13 games last year.

If all of the top five quarterbacks are gone by the time you get your first pick for some reason, don’t gamble on Vick. It’s better to take Philip Rivers or Matt Ryan in a later round than to settle for the Eagles QB.
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8/28/12   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

Dan_B wrote:
Vick is definitely a pass. No chance he stays healthy for 16 games. 

Yeah, no way. His style of play has always been one of his enemies. I mean, I love that he doesn't want to quit on plays but at some point, you have to realize how much it's costing you every season.

8/28/12   |   Dan_B   |   1066 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
I agree on Peterson and Vick... I'll have to think about the others. Fitz still does work. Plus, I didn't read this yet. I shall return. 

K, I agree on all accounts. Hopefully, Johnson stays on the field this season.

Vick is definitely a pass. No chance he stays healthy for 16 games. 

8/28/12   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

Oh, I liked the write up.

8/28/12   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

(Edited by kobe_lova)

I agree on Peterson and Vick... I'll have to think about the others. Fitz still does work. Plus, I didn't read this yet. I shall return. 

K, I agree on all accounts. Hopefully, Johnson stays on the field this season.