Michael Vick Injury: Fantasy QBs to Target on Your Waiver Wire
Should Vick's injury persist past this week, fantasy owners will need to find a replacement on the waiver wire. Let's take a look at some of the top candidates.
Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
Once Vick exited the game, Foles came right in and picked up the slack as the first half finished. Foles completed seven of eight passes for 68 yards and took the Eagles from their own seven-yard line into field goal range for three points before the half.
Granted, Foles may not have the athleticism Vick has, but he can make plays from the pocket and make an impact in that aspect. In seven games during the 2012-13 campaign, Foles completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 1,699 yards and six touchdowns.
With weak passing attacks coming up like the Giants (No. 20 pass defense), Redskins (No. 25) and Packers (No. 28), Foles has a good chance to make a serious impact if he becomes the starter in place of an injured Vick.
Not to mention, the Eagles terrible defense (No. 31 and No. 27 against the pass and run, respectively) will keep the team behind in many contests, thus Foles will get more opportunities to throw the ball in order to make up early deficits.
Terrelle Pryor, Oakland Raiders
Pryor is a bit more like Vick as he is a dual-threat QB. Pryor has gained 198 yards on the ground and 624 through the air for two touchdowns and a completion rate of 65.4.
The Raiders signal-caller can hurt defenses in multiple ways and that can often lead to a ton of fantasy points. Oakland isn't exactly an elite team, either, so falling behind often will force Pryor to air it out and make more things happen by himself in order to come back in a losing effort.
Teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 29 against run), Philadelphia Eagles (No. 31 and No. 27 against pass and run) and the San Diego Chargers (No. 29 and No. 26 against pass and run) are ahead on the Raiders schedule and could lead to more big numbers down the road for Pryor.
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