Why Michael Vick Should Be The Number One Pick in 2011 Fantasy Football Drafts

Feb 21, 2011


Even Vick knows where he should be drafted.
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By Cy Holt
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For those of you who were lucky enough to pick up Michael Vick last year you don’t have to read this. Because only you select few know the great feeling and comfort of having him on your team. And for those who weren’t so lucky, you know the awful uncomfortable feeling of playing against him. #7 scored 300 points in 2010, including his monster 49-point game against
Washington in week 10.
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He was only surpassed by breakout running back Arian Foster who scored 313 points (according to ESPN fantasy football
standard league scoring). Vick did his damage in just 12 games. That is an average of 25 points per week. Just think of what he could have done if he would’ve played all 16 games!
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Within the top five scorers last year no player scored over 20 per game. Except Vick. Yes, there is some discussion on if Michael will be able to stay healthy and not get hurt. People say he runs too much, and takes too many big hits from opposing defenses instead of sliding. Well I got two things to say…
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#1 He got better of running out of bounds and sliding after his injury
#2 News flash for you, running backs take those same hits every play.
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So there is a risk with whomever you draft. But just know that Vick is as tough as they come. Most people are still stuck on drafting a running back with the number one overall pick . Well, I’m here to change your mind. Nobody in football has the capability to put up the monster week as Vick. He set a career high in rushing touchdowns and easily had his best season passing the football. He matured this year, finally working at his craft. With a ton of young, explosive weapons on offense, the sky is the limit for Vick.
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If I had the number two, three, or four pick I am taking a RB, but for the number one pick it is a clear and obvious choice that you should take Michael Vick.
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