Engel: NFC South Offseason Fantasy Outlook

We continue our team-by-team offseason fantasy outlooks in the NFC South. We'll examine every squad from the offensive side of the ball as we begin to prepare for the 2007 season.


Quarterback: Michael Vick was statistically impressive, finishing fourth among quarterbacks in ESPN.com leagues with 248 points, but he struggled late in the season and hasn't earned fantasy players' confidence that he can be very dependable for a full season. Rushing numbers will always boost Vick's final totals, but his lack of receiving talent can also drag him down at times, and that's not likely to get much better this off-season. However, the new coaching regime will have high expectations of Vick and could give him a real opportunity to prove himself more as a passer in 2007. Vick is looking like a boom-or-bust guy, and he could be a risky choice if you don't get an adequate alternative for matchup rotation or if Vick slumps. Matt Schaub could leave as a restricted free agent, but he lacks extensive game experience and could initially sputter as a starter elsewhere.