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For fantasy owners' sake, it probably would have been better if Michael Vick had simply tanked on Sunday.
Instead, Vick went off for big numbers (284 yards and two TDs passing, 7-37-0 rushing) subbing for Kevin Kolb (concussion) in a win over Detroit, likely creating a difficult situation for fantasy owners in the weeks to come.
While Kolb is likely to return and start in Week Three, reports indicate that Vick will continue to be a major part of the offense, seeing more than spot duty under center. That's the worst situation possible for fantasy purposes, as Kolb will be tough to rely upon if he's not getting a full complement of snaps while Vick probably won't see enough action to use, either.
It could also make things tricky for the Philly receivers, who will have to get used to catching passes from two completely different QBs on a consistent basis. DeSean Jackson seemed to have a solid rapport with Vick on Sunday (4-135-1 receiving) but could have trouble rotating between two QBs in the same game. And after two poor showings, TE Brent Celek definitely wants Kolb to be the full-time signalcaller.
The only guy who appears safe in all this is RB LeSean McCoy, who blew up Sunday for 16-120-3 rushing. Granted, it was against the Lions, but McCoy shouldn't be affected by the QB and should continue to be a tremendous source of fantasy production.