Kolb would be a sleeper if McNabb is dealt

Rumors are swirling around Donovan McNabb, who is suddenly the subject of trade talks. The Rams reportedly had an offer on the table, but the team has said there was no truth to the proposal.

In fact, GM Billy Devaney told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the report “utterly ridiculous.”

In the event that McNabb is traded — the Bills and the Raiders are rumored to be two of his top suitors — it would instantly make Kevin Kolb a viable sleeper in fantasy football.

He showed flashes of potential last season, throwing for a combined 718 yards and four touchdowns in two starts with McNabb on the sidelines.

Fantasy owners should take those numbers with a grain of salt, though.

In his first start, Kolb threw the football 51 times in an attempt to erase a large deficit against the Saints. His second start came against the Chiefs, who finished 2009 ranked 22nd in pass defense.

Still, starting in the pass-happy offense of coach Andy Reid is enough to improve the stock of most quarterbacks.

Kolb would also have a tremendous core of weapons around him, including running back LeSean McCoy, receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, as well as tight end Brent Celek, not to mention a favorable FPA rating.

Whatever the scenario, this is a situation that could have a major domino effect in fantasy football.

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