The frenetic pace of the Philadelphia Eagles first half was exactly what the doctor ordered for Michael Vick. Just two weeks ago, the controversial QB admitted Chip Kelly had saved his career. It clearly showed Monday against the rival Washington Redskins. Running an exhausting amount of offensive plays early, Vick looked fantastic. His accuracy waned at times, but he executed plays nearly flawlessly with his arm and legs. In the end his 257 combined yards (54 rushing) and three total touchdowns elevated him into the top-five among Week 1 signal callers.
Though the good times should keep rolling Week 2 against the San Diego Chargers, it would be sage for owners in shallow formats to dangle No. 7’s services. After all, in his 11-year career he’s played a full 16-game slate only once. Because most owners in 12-team formats selected him as their QB2, he’s expendable. Pitching an offer to a QB-needy owner in the hopes of buying low on a David Wilson, Trent Richardson or Marshawn Lynch would be wise. Vick is an ideal fit for the Chipster’s NASCAR offense, but in this overreaction phase of the fantasy season, it might be time to cash in.
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