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I’m right back on the Vick bandwagon after two weeks off. The hope is that his hamstring allows him to be an effective runner, both in terms of the bonus fantasy points that yields but regarding the impact it has on his the offense as a whole. I know that Matthew Stafford has one of the best matchups around this week but if the Cowboys effectively reduce Megatrons impact Im not astounded by the other options. Eli is still floating around fringe starter range, but, after failing to deliver on a dream matchup against the Vikes this past week hes tough to trust. Still, the Eagles give up the 6th most points in the league to opposing QBs. With Forte, Johnson, Richardson, Mathews, Rice and Foster all off on byes the back half of top RB top 24 is much less appealing than usual. This is a week where guys who own two legit number ones have a serious advantage. I’m ahead of the curve on Frank Gore this week but he’s ran well against all opponents and Jacksonville is very beatable. He’ll have lots of carries in the second half and should find a way to score again. Jacksonville has been run on 190 times this year and allowed 8 scores on the ground to RBs. I’m wary of Steven Jackson in his return, but the reality of the depth concerns at the position this week due to bye and injury suggest he’s got to be used if you’ve got him. I like DeSean Jackson more and Riley Cooper a lot less with Vick back under center for the Eagles. Vincent Jackson is the game’s most targeted WR over the past three weeks and I see no reason to expect Glennon to change philosophies this week. If you’re keeping score, there are three Broncos inside the top 15 this week at WR. The difference is that Eric Decker finds himself ahead of Wes Welker and in the top 10. 29 could prove to be far too ambitious on Percy Harvin given uncertainty about his snap count, if he plays at all, but I like Seattle to get him into the game and he’s itching to put on a show. With 17 targets last week and facing a generous TE defense (Miami has allowed a 75% completion rate to go with 6 TDs to the position on the season Rob Gronkowski sits easily on top of the position ranks this week, particularly in light of Graham’s uncertain status. ECR at 14 is simply too high on Joseph Fauria. I understand the argument for his ceiling but Dallas has allowed just 8 redzone targets to TEs this year, right around the league average, and Fauria will need more than the 1.2 that average works out to to ensure success, given that he’s not likely to put up a monster yardage total. The post Week 8 Fantasy Football Ranks appeared first on Fantasy Sports Locker Room.
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Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said Thursday he will know after running a 100-yard dash at full speed Friday if he is healthy enough to play Sunday against the New York Giants.
Michael Vick has made a habit of late of using his Thursday press conferences as a forum to declare himself ready or not to start the past two weeks.
Last Thursday the 33-year old declared himself out against...
For the first time since injuring his hamstring October 5th Michael Vick was a full participant in the Eagles only practice in pads during the week and appears on the verge of returning.
Michael Vick was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's Philadelphia Eagles practice which is a milestone in it's own right in his road back from a hamstring pull suffered three weeks...
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is listed as probable and all signs point to him making a return against the Giants Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. Photo Courtesy: TheRepublic.com
It's no secret that Friday was a big day for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.
Nearly three weeks since pulling his left hamstring, Vick vowed to test his hamstring at full speed...
After missing the past two games due to a hamstring injury, Michael Vick appears poised to return to the starting lineup Sunday against the Giants at Lincoln Financial Field.
It seems all systems are go for Starship Seven to liftoff once again for the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday against the New York Giants.
Michael Vick took all of the first-team reps for the Eagles at practice...
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Thirteen year old Justin Perales had gotten a surprise from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. Justin has been diagnosed with AVM(arteriovenous malformation); a tangle of blood in the vessels which had burst. Recently, Justin had woke up from being in a coma for five weeks.
“(Justin) didn’t have any symptoms and he just passed out and...
Michael Vick has been listed as probable and is expected to start when the Philadelphia Eagles host the New York Giants on Sunday.
Vick has missed the last two games after injury his left hamstring in the first half of a win at the Giants on Oct. 6. Backup Nick Foles, who sustained a concussion last week, was ruled out on Friday. Rookie Matt Barkley will be the No. 2 quarterback...
Michael Vick will start Sunday's game against the New York Giants according to a league source.
When he was asked about it Tuesday the Eagles quarterback was not ready to reveal his status. At one point he appeared on the verge of saying he would play before restraining himself.
Vick later said that he expected to play and that he could play at 80 percent. He missed two games...
Friday is big for Michael Vick. It’s the moment of truth about his hamstring and whether he can really start for the Eagles against the Giants.
“I’m going to run 100 yards as fast as I can” he said after Thursday’s practice “and try to cut try to make some subtle movement in the pocket and just see what happens.”
Sometime Friday afternoon Vick will administer the...
Poll: Eagles QB Michael Vick is #1 on the list
After fully practicing for a third straight day, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has been listed as probable for Sunday’s showdown with the Giants.
With Nick Foles ruled out, Vick will need to stay healthy or else the Eagles will be forced to turn to rookie Matt Barkley who struggled last week.
Jake Knott (hamstring) is also out this week.
Patrick Chung (shoulder...
After missing this past Sunday’s game with a strained hamstring, Michael Vick has been named starter for this Sunday’s contest against the New York Giants. In related news, the man who replaced Vick as starting QB, Nick Foles, had to leave Sunday’s game with a concussion. Foles will have to pass all concussion testing in order to return to the field, but it appears he will...
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who has missed the last two
games with a hamstring injury, is hopeful he'll be able to play
Sunday against the New York Giants.
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McCoy blames himself for his poor performance...
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Mike Vick is Still the Most Hated Player in the NFL
The purpose behind Quick Hits is to catch you up on the most important news, notes, and links that you may have missed from the day prior. Without further ado, here are Wednesday’s quick hits:
1. Michael Vick and the Eagles are optimistic that the quarterback will start on Sunday against the Giants.
2. Pat Shurmur says he is not discouraged by Nick Foles’ offense.
3. DeSean Jackson...