Michael Vick Injury: Analyzing Philadelphia Eagles QB's Fantasy Football Status
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick suffered a broken right hand in the team's 29-16 loss to the New York Giants in Week 3, leaving his status up in the air for the team's Week 4 showdown against the San Francisco 49ers.
For fantasy GMs relying on Vick to lead their team to victory this season, this means that they will likely have to go without their starting quarterback for at least one week.
Vick broke his non-throwing hand while trying to protect his head from a hit from Giants defender Chris Canty, head coach Andy Reid conveyed to the assembled media after the game. While it is good news that it wasn't his throwing hand, which would likely see Vick missing extended time, the signs don't look good for Vick to start next week.
Reid himself also stated that backup quarterback Vince Young could take the reigns next week, now that he's almost fully healed from a hamstring injury that saw Mike Kafka usurp his No. 2 spot.
For Vick's owners, now is a good time to begin looking for a viable option to start next week, and I don't mean Young. Young is definitely not a reliable option for any fantasy team aside from those dealing with severely depleted quarterback depth.
Matt Hasselbeck, Chad Henne and Jason Campbell are three quarterbacks owned in less than 50 percent of Yahoo! leagues who may serve as a more-than-adequate injury replacement for Vick, should you find yourself with a backup quarterback on your bench that doesn't thrill you, or if you've no backup at all.
Either way, this is going to be a big waiver wire week for Vick's fantasy owners, and it's better to get a head start, early birds and worms, you know.
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