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QB Michael Vick - New York Jets

6-1, 215Born: 6-26-1980College: Virginia TechDrafted: Round 1, pick 1

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 27): Vick wasn't any better than Geno Smith, but the Jets might have to turn to him against the Chiefs anyway. He's still got a puncher's chance of a solid game because of his legs - assuming he gets the start.

General News (Tue Oct 28): will start this week against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Rex Ryan. With the way that Geno Smith has been playing, this should come as no surprise. Vick didn't exactly set the world on fire in Week 8 after replacing an ineffective Smith. We'll see if a full week of practice helps Vick look better against the Chiefs.

Week 9: at Kansas City Chiefs

Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. The Jets will send Michael Vick into the grinder this week as their new starting quarterback, but he has shown little to inspire confidence in the way of an instant upgrade for New York. 26/56 (a 46.4 completion percentage) for 200 yards passing, zero TDs and one interception thrown, with 12/92/0 rushing over six games appeared in to date. To make things even worse, this weekend the Jets' offense has to operate within deafening Arrowhead Stadium - where the Chiefs' pass rushers take special advantage of the roaring crowd and make life miserable for opposing passers (of the three opposing quarterbacks to visit Arrowhead this season, only Jake Locker won or had more than one passing TD, with two thrown). Tom Brady had his meltdown in Arrowhead (14/23 for 159 yards passing, one TD and two interceptions thrown, with two sacks taken for -8 yards), and Austin Davis was harassed to 15/25 for 116 net yards passing, one TD and one interception, with seven sacks taken for -44 yards last weekend). The Jets have given up 22 sacks already this year, 27th in the NFL, and figure to hike that total dramatically with a rusty Vick under center this weekend. This is an awful matchup for fantasy owners. Stay far away if at all possible.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
5 at SD 8 19 47 0 0 2 14 0 0
7 at NE 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0
8 vs BUF 18 36 153 0 1 8 69 0 2
9 at KC PROJ-Dodds 22 35 * * * 4 * * *
9 at KC PROJ-Tremblay 19 32 * * * 5 * * *
9 at KC PROJ-Bloom 21 36 * * * 8 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 8 vs BUF (18 / 36 / 153 / 0 / 1 pass, 8 / 69 / 0 rush)

After Geno Smith threw three first quarter interceptions, Michael Vick came on in relief, but wasn't much better. Alike Smith, Vick committed three turnovers over roughly three quarters of play and simply put, looked disinterested in playing with a 14-0 deficit. Vick was able to rally his team and only faced a 24-17 deficit at halftime, but the offense sputtered during the second half. Vick had some issues handing the ball off and bumped into his running backs on more than one occasion. Alike Smith, Vick seemed intent on force feeding Percy Harvin, which was not successful. Vick's rushing ability added a new dimension to New York's offense and Vick was not afraid to take off when lanes opened. Vick's ball security was abysmal and he fumbled four times, losing two. Rex Ryan was non-committal on a starting quarterback for next week, but simply put, both quarterbacks were error-prone.

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Latest News

Jets | Michael Vick to start in Week 9 (Mon Oct 27, 04:49 PM) - New York Jets QB Michael Vick will start this week against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Our View: With the way that Geno Smith has been playing, this should come as no surprise. Vick didn't exactly set the world on fire in Week 8 after replacing an ineffective Smith. We'll see if a full week of practice helps Vick look better against the Chiefs.
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Jets | Starting QB still not named for New York (Mon Oct 27, 03:06 PM) - New York Jets QBs Geno Smith and Michael Vick have still not been told who will start Week 9.

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Jets | Jets starting QB to be determined (Sun Oct 26, 04:39 PM) - New York Jets QB Geno Smith completed just two of his eight pass attempts for five yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions before being benched in favor of QB Michael Vick in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills. Vick completed half of his 36 pass attempts for 153 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. Head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday, Oct. 26, that he has 'no idea' who the starting quarterback will be in Week 9.

Our View: Smith had some sort of x-ray, but no injury can explain his performance. No matter who we see against the Chiefs next week, you'll want to start their defense.
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Jets | Michael Vick replaces Geno Smith (Sun Oct 26, 01:40 PM) - New York Jets QB Michael Vick has entered the team's Week 8 game after QB Geno Smith was benched. Smith started the game and threw three interceptions in the first quarter.

Our View: The Jets don't seem too excited about either one of their quarterback options, which usually marks the end of a coaching regime.
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Schedule

9@ Kansas City Chiefs
10vs Pittsburgh Steelers
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ Buffalo Bills
13vs Miami Dolphins
14@ Minnesota Vikings
15@ Tennessee Titans
16vs New England Patriots
17@ Miami Dolphins