Fantasy Football Stock Watch: Kevin Kolb Could Save Your Season

Kevin RobertsSenior Writer IDecember 29, 2010

Kolb looks to be the starter in Week 17.
Kolb looks to be the starter in Week 17.Al Bello/Getty Images

With the news from Andy Reid that starting quarterback Michael Vick will likely be held out of the Philadelphia Eagles final game of the regular season, Philly's original starting quarterback entering the 2010 season just saw his value go up.

It's almost certainly just for one week, but it looks like there's a good chance that Kevin Kolb could be under center for the Eagles in Week 17, giving the Eagles a decent chance at finishing the season on a strong note, even without Michael Vick, while also possibly saving your fantasy football season.

While most leagues are through with their fantasy football playoffs, there are still some leagues that run through Week 17 for their title game, giving fantasy value to normally mediocre fantasy players.

However, with several quarterbacks being lost due to injury, resting for the playoffs or facing tough fantasy matchups, backup quarterbacks are becoming very interesting plays for many fantasy teams competing for a trophy in their league's playoffs.

Rather than settle for quarterbacks with tough matchups like Tim Tebow, or lesser backups like Charlie Whitehurst, you could take a chance on Kolb, who has put up friendly fantasy numbers in the past.

On the season, Kolb has four starts and five games under his belt with over 200 yards passing in four of those games and at least one touchdown in four of the five contests.

While the Eagles are likely to rest many of their other top receiving threats, Kolb should still have enough talent around him to end the season with a solid game.

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