NFL fantasy football: Michael Vick still the starter…for now

Eagles yet to make QB change: The starting status of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is sure to be a major topic of conversation this week. As of now, the veteran is still the team’s No. 1 QB, but with the Eagles not playing until Monday night, there is still plenty of time for that to change. Turnovers and inconsistent play have made Vick a fantasy frustration all season long. The bad news is that he’s just the 15th-highest scoring player at his position this season. The good news is that he’s facing the Saints in Week 9…if he plays. I know fantasy owners are at their wit’s end with Vick, but if there’s ever a week to give him a shot, this is the one. You should just make sure that Andy Reid is going to give Vick a shot as well.

Murray’s status uncertain: The NFL season hasn’t truly begun until Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is giving injury updates. Fortunately, Jones is weighing in on DeMarco Murray, saying the running back has a chance to play this week against the Atlanta Falcons. Murray has missed the last two games with a sprained foot and it’s uncertain whether he’ll play this week. The Falcons haven’t been great against fantasy running backs this season, so Murray would be a good option if he’s ready to go. But until there are more definitive reports on his status for the week, don’t rush him back into the lineup.

Britt says he’ll play Sunday: After an MRI on one of his problematic knees, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt pronounced himself good to go for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. It hasn’t been the most productive year for Britt. He has just 209 receiving yards and one touchdown this season and has yet to surpass 62 yards in a single game. While it’s great that Britt says he’ll play this week, the reality is he hasn’t been a big part of the Titans offense and he’s matching up against a defense that has shut down receivers almost all year. Right now, Nate Washington and Kendall Wright are better fantasy options.

— Marcas Grant
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