John Skelton Misses Practice And Won't Play This Week, No Fantasy Value

Sept. 9, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton (19) tries to avoids Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill (56) in the third quarter against Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIRE

John Skelton will not play against the Patriots this week, and may have lost his starting job to Kevin Kolb anyway. We break down the fantasy implications.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton was held out of practice today with his ankle injury and has been ruled out after speculation earlier that he might still be able to start. Furthermore, it appears that Kevin Kolb has been named the starter even after Skelton is able to return from his injury, unless he loses it again.

Fantasy Analysis: The Cardinals have a good matchup for Kolb this week against the Patriots, but there are still likely 12-14 better QB options. Kolb marched down the field with good pocket presence and poise in a game-winning 80-yard drive against the Seahawks in week 1, but he's still got a long ways to go to prove he's a viable starting quarterback. It was only a couple of weeks ago that he lost the job to Skelton, after all.

For more on the Cardinals, check out Revenge of the Birds and SB Nation Arizona. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8:30pm ET Monday through Friday and 8am to 1pm on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

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