Ken Whisenhunt stunned the world and rocked the foundation of the NFL on Wednesday when he named Ryan Lindley back as the starter for the Arizona Cardinals. Lindley clearly outperformed potential-greater-than-zero-chance-Hall-of-Fame quarterback John Skelton on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks when he went 8-of-17 for 59 yards and threw zero interceptions compared to Skelton's four interceptions in a nail-biting 58-0 contest.
Skelton has the most attempts of any Arizona quarterback this season, going 109-of-201 for 1,132 yards, 2 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Lindley is 58-of-120, almost 50% completions, for 0 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Combined together, while Kevin Kolb remains out with a rib injury, the two have thrown 14 interceptions in eight starts. The Cards have one touchdown pass in their last six games.
Fantasy Implications: You must take Skelton out of your fantasy championship lineups and replace him with Lindley now. As long as you play in an "Opposite Day" league where interceptions and incompletions count for more points than touchdowns.
Do I really need to say that Whisenhunt could have named anyone the starter, including Darnell Dockett, and it wouldn't make a lick of difference to fantasy owners?