Fantasy Football Profile: Donovan McNabb

Jul 21, 2009

Donovan McNabb throwing
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Philadelphia fans have been begging for an elite Wide Receiver for years.  The only legitimate WR McNabb has played with was Terrell Owens.  McNabb just makes it work though.  His days of being a dual threat QB are behind him, but McNabb has turned in two of his top three completion percentages the past two seasons.  He hasn’t been an elite fantasy QB the past few seasons, but he did set a career high last year with 3916 yards.  The Eagles added a couple of young threats in the draft in WR Jeremy Maclin and RB LeSean McCoy.  Both should prove to be good fits in this system.  Kevin Curtis injury issues should be behind him.  DeSean Jackson should be even better in his Sophomore season.  Brent Celek could develop into a top 10-12 Tight End.  The Wildcard of the bunch is Brian Westbrook’s health.  Although McCoy has similar traits, Westbrook has been one of the more slippery backs the past few years.  He makes the Offense go.  If he can remain healthy McNabb should have another solid  year.

There aren’t many soft games on the Eagles schedule.  New Orleans in Week 2 and Kansas City in Week 3 are about it.  Their fantasy playoff schedule is the NY Giants, San Francisco Giants, and Denver Broncos.  The Giants one is a road game where the other two are home games meaning all three have the potential for inclement weather.  I would probably wait until the 6th round to take McNabb depending upon how many comparable QBs are remaining.  My prediction for McNabb is 3500 yards and 20 passing TDs to go with 200 rushing yards and 2 TDs.

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