Worried about Vick taking a step back? Don’t be

Eagles QB Michael Vick has easily been the biggest storyline during the first three weeks of the 2010 fantasy season.

Either Vick has saved you from a horrific draft which netted you Brett Favre, Matthew Stafford and Eric Hipple, or you have stored him on your bench while you enjoy an embarrassment of riches deciding if you should start Vick or Tom Brady this week — and believe me, that question comes in a lot via Twitter or fantasy chat. And if this is the case, why have you not traded him away to benefit your team?

Now if Vick has saved your fantasy season, you approach Vick in the same way that Dez Bryant approaches a dinner tab. You say, “Thank you very much. Is there anything that I can get you?”

Although there is a nagging thought: Is Vick merely beating up on — as Cal State Fullerton basketball coach Bob Burton would call it — the Sisters of the Poor? Or is this a new Michael Vick we can count on this season? Because, to be honest, Vick’s success has the same feeling as the dotcom boom, or the Las Vegas real estate bubble. Will that bubble ever burst?

NFL playbook analyst Mike Mayock does not seem too concerned — he tackled that question in his weekly chat.

“I’ve watched impressive play from Vick for 10 consecutive quarters,” Mayock wrote. “I trust the tape more than I trust the numbers, and they’re both very, very good. At this point, Vick is playing at an extremely high level, and he’s doing it with consistency. Unless he reverts back to the wildly eractic QB from Atlanta, I would expect to see him perform at a high level throughout the year.”

Well, Mayock’s word is typically the gospel, so if you were worried about Vick falling back, do not be. And, hey, it’s like you took out a subprime loan on the guy, so enjoy the ride.

Adam Rank

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