Fantasy Football: 5 Reasons Not To Draft QB Michael Vick In 2014

Do Not Draft New York Jets QB Michael Vick In Fantasy Football

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When he is healthy, Michael Vick is one of the most explosive quarterbacks in the NFL. The problem, however, is that Vick is always at risk for injury because of his playing style. NFL fans are torn on whether the New York Jets signing Vick was the right move, but fantasy football players should know that Vick should be avoided at all costs.

Here are five reasons why you should avoid Michael Vick in your 2014 fantasy football draft.

5. Lack Of Weapons

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5. Lack Of Weapons

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Currently, the only receiver Vick can rely on is Eric Decker. It would be huge if DeSean Jackson could join his former teammate, but as of right now, Vick will have to make Decker his favorite target.

4. May Not Start

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4. May Not Start

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If Geno Smith can have a solid training camp, Vick would need to look for a cozy spot on the bench.

3. Offense Will Focus On The Run

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3. Offense Will Focus On The Run

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The Jets ranked sixth in rushing yards in 2013, and the team will stay committed to their ground attack. Vick will struggle for his fantasy owners if he constantly hands the ball off to Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory.

2. Age

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2. Age

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Vick has some major mileage on his legs. He is currently 33 years old, and his playing style will be hard to maintain as he ages.

1. Injury History

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1. Injury History

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It will be shocking if Vick can complete a full season in 2014. Fantasy football players want to draft a starting quarterback who can stay on the field. No matter how talented Vick is, he can't score you points if he is on the sidelines.


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