Michael Vick to remain Eagles starter, for now: Fantasy implications

Rich Schultz - Getty Images

Michael Vick will remain the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback for the time being, head coach Andy Reid told reporters Tuesday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Michael Vick will remain the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles for the time being, head coach Andy Reid told reporters Tuesday. Reid used the phrase "as I sit here today", suggesting that Vick is indeed on a tight leash with the coaching staff.

Vick had 311 yards passing with two touchdowns and 59 yards rushing against the Detroit Lions last week. He accounted for three turnovers in a yet another close loss, however, prompting calls for rookie Nick Foles to take over under center.

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles are in scorched-earth mode. See: Juan Castillo getting axed as the defensive coordinator Tuesday. Thankfully, the team has a bye this week to cool its jets. Vick owners would be wise to do the same. The beleaguered quarterback still had a solid fantasy day, depending on how heavily your league penalizes turnovers.

Vick hadn't thrown an interception since Week 2 before throwing two last week. He may not be a reliable weekly fantasy starter anymore, but with the right matchup he can still produce like one of the league's elite quarterbacks.

For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.