Michael Vick and the Fantasy Football PPR Dream Team
I thought I'd share my ultimate fantasy football PPR team in honor of this proclamation. Ironically enough, my dream team boasts two Eagles.
Obviously, there are plenty of other options, but these are the players I'd want for my fantasy football PPR team. A standard scoring Dream Team would look a little different.
QB: Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles
He played in 12 games last season and still had more than 3,600 total yards and 30 touchdowns.
The only question regarding Vick is if he can stay on the field for 16 games.
RB: Arian Foster, Houston Texans
There's no question Foster was the No. 1 fantasy running back in 2010, especially in PPR leagues.
He racked up over 2,200 total yards and 18 touchdowns, while adding 66 receptions.
WR: Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
He missed three games because of injury but still managed 86 REC, 1,216 yards and eight TDs.
If he plays 16 games, he's a lock for 100-plus catches and double-digit touchdowns.
WR: Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
White was the No. 1 fantasy receiver last season, grabbing 115 balls for almost 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns. Talk about a stat line! Johnson and White are 1 and 1a in my book.
TE: Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
This is probably the most arguable choice on this Dream Team.
Antonio Gates would be the other logical pick, but I'll give Witten the advantage on a PPR team.
He led all tight ends in receptions and yards and was second in touchdowns; doesn't get much better than that.
Flex: LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
McCoy proved to be a PPR monster in 2010. Vick complements McCoy perfectly in the Eagles backfield and their screen game drives defensive coordinators bananas.
McCoy led all running backs in targets and receptions last season while adding over 1,600 yards from scrimmage and nine total touchdowns.
D/ST: Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh's pass rush makes them the most formidable defense in the NFL.
It's hard to go against defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau's squad, but the Eagles defense probably could have made it here as well with the offseason moves they made combined with their 2010 output.
K: Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland Raiders
Kickers can make or break a game; they can be the difference between a championship and a runner-up.
The best fantasy kicker came down to Janikowski and Neil Rackers for me. I chose Janikowski because of the leg strength and the somewhat renewed Raiders offense.