Ready to fly: Eagles QB Michael Vick has “worked like crazy” this offseason and is using his ranking on NFL Network’s “Top 100: Players of 2012” as motivation to improve. Vick called the ranking a joke during a radio interview with 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, saying, “They got me ranked 70, I think the thing to do now is go out and prove why I feel like I should be even higher.” After a disappointing season last year, a hungrier Michael Vick is music to fantasy owner’s ears. Though still a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback, Vick has the potential to finish among the top tier at the position.
Best foot forward: Lions RB Jahvid Best could be one of the best values in fantasy drafts this year. As reported by Lions beat writer Paula Pasche, GM Martin Mayhew believes Best is among three players whom have been “standouts” so far in the offseason. The big question for potential fantasy owners is if Best can stay healthy? His concussion history will give pause to those selecting him in their drafts, though the back is “not worried about it” and believes returning from his most recent concussion “should be a piece of cake.” Best will be selected in most fantasy drafts during the middle rounds as a No. 3 running back. He is a low-risk option which could pay dividends if he stays healthy.
Not just Luck: According to NFL.com’s Albert Breer, Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck “already looks the part of a pro.” Coach Chuck Pagano added, “like we’ve said all along, he is off the charts, as far as football IQ.” Despite all the praise, Luck is still a rookie and can be expected to make rookie mistakes. Even his predecessor, Peyton Manning, struggled during his first year in the league with interceptions. Luck is safest if taken as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback on draft day.
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