No matter who’s at QB, Maclin coming up huge

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m.
Posted By Michael Blunda

Whether it has been Michael Vick or Kevin Kolb under center this season, WR Jeremy Maclin has been a force to be reckoned with.

Maclin continued his tear Sunday against the Falcons, as he snagged seven passes for 159 yards and two TDs in a big victory. That gives him six TD grabs already on the season, and he's on pace for 1,109 yards as well. As receivers go, he easily has been one of fantasy's best in 2010.

What makes his accomplishment all the more impressive is that he has had to adjust from one QB to another one and then back to the original QB. Speaking of which, Kolb was excellent Sunday playing for an injured Vick, putting up 326 yards with three TDs and one interception. Those are much closer to the numbers owners expected when Kolb was deemed a potential breakout player, and they show that he is worthy of being in fantasy lineups while he's starting. That very well could include this week at Tennessee, as it would make sense for Philly to hold out Vick one more game prior to the team's bye.

While Vick is expected to resume starting following the bye week, it's possible the Eagles could be without WR DeSean Jackson, who suffered a severe concussion Sunday that included memory loss. That only enhances Maclin's value, as he could be called upon to be the club's primary wideout if Jackson misses extended time.