Fantasy Football Player Outlook: Kevin Kolb
Many fantasy football drafts are just around the corner and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb is one of those players that has been given the sleeper label by many fantasy experts. But is Kolb deserving of that label? Here is Kevin Kolb fantasy football outlook for the 2010-2011 season.
Kolb had an impressive two starts last season in place of an at-that-time injured Donovan McNabb, and he made the most of his opportunity by scoring 17 Fantasy PPG* against the seventh ranked fantasy defense in the New Orleans Saints and an astounding 27 points against the 28th ranked Kansas City Chiefs. Now you can say all you want that the Week Three performance was against Kansas City, but in fantasy football, points are still points regardless of who they are earned against.
Kevin is coming off of an impressive couple of starts and he also is the lead beneficiary of the McNabb trade as he will inherit the starting job as well as one of the best young receiving cores in the NFL.
Despite the Eagles offense not relying on the deep pass, Kolb still has a good deep threat in DeSean Jackson that could be used from time to time throughout the season. DeSean's best threat in his arsenal is his ability to get off the line quickly and effectively which will lead to more touchdowns in the already potent Eagles offense and in turn lead to a jolt in fantasy points for Kolb and Jackson. I am a big believer in getting QB/WR combinations so if possible, this is one of the top you would want to snag on draft day.
Now the critics that oppose Kolb have a main argument that says Michael Vick, who is listed as the No. 2 quarterback on the Eagles depth chart, will have a bigger impact this season. If the Eagles have even a decent start to the season, why would head coach Andy Reid want to ruin that momentum by putting in a rusty quarterback who is past his prime? A smart decision-making coach like him would not make that decision so that refutes that argument.
Kevin Kolb should definitely be considered a sleeper and you should look to draft him late in Round Nine if you are in a regular 16 round draft. After you have acquired Kolb, look to put him as your backup in a one quarterback league but he could also start occasionally depending on the defense. In a two quarterback league, I would advise for you to place Kolb as one of your starting quarterbacks as he could provide you with much needed late-week fantasy points. Finally, if you are in a dynasty league, have Kolb be your starting QB as he could be vital to your success down the road.
So to sum this all up, Kevin Kolb is one of my top sleepers to watch this season. Good luck to everyone playing fantasy this season.
*Fantasy PPG (FPPG) are based on ESPN Fantasy Football's Standard Scoring system.
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