Fantasy Football 2013: What Did We Learn from Saturday’s Preseason Week 3 Games? (B/R)

I haven’t been too good about updating lately – I’m going to start scheduling myself a couple minutes post article to add the stuff I write here.

Today’s piece is about what we learned from Saturday night’s action from a fantasy football standpoint.

Here’s a sample – as always, you can read the whole thing at Bleacher Report.

Michael Vick is a guy who frustrates the heck out of most fantasy GMs.

At 33 he’s still one of the most athletically gifted players in the league. He’s also always hurt, so you never have him for a full season, nor see his full potential. Last year he turned the ball over all the time.

We saw it all on display again Saturday night. The good, bad and ugly.

The Good was his 15 for 23 effort resulting in 184 yards and a touchdown. The Good was his ability to take advantage of head coach Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense to keep the defense off-balance, especially at the start of the second half.

The Bad were the moments he held the ball way too long, didn’t set his feet and made poor decisions to throw balls he never should have.

The Ugly was partially about Vick and partially about the team. For Vick it was his fumble and interception. After a season where he fumbled the ball 11 times and threw 10 interceptions, he can’t afford to make many mistakes.

On the interception, Vick threw a ball under pressure off of his back foot. It needed to be tossed out of bounds or totally clear from any player, but instead it floated right to Dwayne Gratz for a turnover.

Vick did that more than once, throwing the ball away poorly.

The offensive line was also part of The Ugly, allowing two sacks and seven quarterback hits in just two quarters. If you want to know why Vick is often hurt, that line is part of the reason.

With Michael Vick you get some fantastic fantasy numbers for part of a season. You also get a lot of turnovers and several missed games as well as a lot of unfulfilled promise.

Thanks for reading.

 

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