Michael Vick: 5 Reasons to Trust Him in the 2012 Fantasy Football Season

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Michael Vick: 5 Reasons to Trust Him in the 2012 Fantasy Football Season
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By this point, fantasy football players are all too familiar with the pros and the cons associated with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.

Only once in his career (2006) has Vick started all 16 games, and only twice has he thrown for over 20 touchdowns.

Putting your team on the shoulders of Vick was a risky proposition last season, as the controversial quarterback was coming off of the best season of his career—in which he threw for over 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns, and racked up another 676 yards and nine scores on the ground.

If you wanted Michael Vick in 2011, you had to reach for him, and most likely in the first round.

This season, it's a different story. With the emergence of Cam Newton and established names like Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Drew Brees heading this year's quarterback class, Vick will come cheaper to fantasy owners willing to take a risk on his boom-or-bust talent.

Here are five reasons you should trust Michael Vick as the quarterback of your fantasy team in 2012.

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