Kerry Collins? Fantasy MVP?!

Kerry Collins fantasy MVP?!? Crazier things have happened. Who thought Arian Foster would be the #1 fantasy RB in 2010? ***sidebar – for all ya scared folks Arian Foster will start week 1, even the idiots at cbssports are reporting that***

Kerry Collins is a 17 yr veteran. Six times in his career he threw for over 3000 yards. Once he even through for 4000 yards (2002 NYG, Yes that was the year Shockey entered the league and caught 74 balls). His last truly productive year was 2008 with the Titans when he threw for 2676 yards, 12 TDs, and 7 picks. Could Collins be the 2009 Brett Favre who threw for 4200 yards and 33 TDs? Doubtful…. but I wouldn’t rule out a more admirable 3000 yards with 20 TDs (of course this prediction assumes he starts all year). As the owner of the Colts tweeted “this will be our finest hour.” The Colts seem confident in Collin’s ability.

I would be to if I was a Colt. Collins is still a “starting NFL QB.” Peyton Manning is arguably the best QB in football. He is the difference between this team winning a Superbowl and just being “playoff ready.” I don’t believe the malarkey that the Colts are 6-10 without Manning. Kerry Collins has been the QB of a run heavy team the last 5 years. But earlier in his career he could “chuck it up” with the best of them — ala the 2004/2005 Oakland Raiders. He threw for 3500+ yards and 20 TDs those two seasons.

Kerry Collins has always been the type of QB that can perform if he has protection. Like most of your stationary QBs (Kurt Warner comes to mind) once you start hitting them and giving consistent pressure they get skittish. The good news for Collins is he has a solid O Line. He also has a stud TE in Dallas Clark (very similiar to the 2002 Shockey) and a litany of WRs in the tried and true Reggie Wayne and the young and fragile Austin Collie. Pierre Garcon isn’t a slouch either and Blair White can fill in very nicely if Collie goes down.

No one knows when Manning will be back. In one of my PPR leagues the owner of Manning panicked and traded him for a bag of peanuts— literally—- he got back waiver wire material in Donovan McNabb and Chad Ochocinco. Well, Ocho isn’t quite waiver wire but pretty damn close. If you own Manning you got to sit on him until he comes back. Only then can you move him for anything close to his true value.

 I have talked about Rex Grossman or John Beck breaking out in Shanahan’s system (Grossman won the starting job). I really believe that Collins will have better numbers then Grossman. IN fact I would take it a step farther and say Collins ends the year (assuming no Peyton) right in the middle of the 2nd tier QBs – Freeman, Stafford, Ryan, Flacco. Collins still has his arm and as long as he doesn’t herniate a disc he was the best option Indy could get. I would rather have a Collins under center then a Jordan Palmer or Curtis Painter…

 


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3 Responses to “Kerry Collins? Fantasy MVP?!”

  1. Isles Guru says:

    Brett Favre has a better shot coming out of retirement and winning MVP. Ditto Carson Palmer. Can I suggest your next article be about Randy Moss signing with the Raiders and leading them to a Super Bowl. That would be as entertaining.

  2. The Fantasy Flukie says:

    Randy Moss out of retirement isn’t a bad idea! I’ll put togeher a list of possible teams where he could make an impact! Thanks for the idea Isles!

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