Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | QB
2013 Experience: 7th season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: Yeah, if you look at the projected stats I have for Kolb this year, it looks close to what I had a year ago. That would be a quarterback who won’t last as the starter for an entire year, as E.J. Manuel will take over, because of performance or likely injury.
Kolb is a respectable backup in the NFL; that’s it, but he should have a better offensive line in Buffalo (although losing guard Andy Levitre won’t help) and a host of talented young receivers.
Look for Kolb to also benefit from another upgrade in Buffalo over his time in Arizona and that is a legit running attack. Arizona had some talented runners (mainly Ryan Williams) but health was always a problem, and the Cardinals were forced to be a predictable (or at least they weren’t much of a threat when running) passing team.
Add it up and Kolb should be the starter to begin the season but only because Manuel projects as the future starter, but is a raw talent. I have a feeling we could see Manuel win the job, because of what looks to be natural leadership skills that the Bills have lacked at the quarterback position since Doug Flutie.
Don’t look to Kolb as an option in your draft, unless your in a 16-team league and are desperate for a backup.
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Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
Things went bad for Kevin Kolb in Arizona, as he struggled with accuracy and consistently had problems in the pocket. Sure, the offensive line is clearly to blame for not providing Kolb much time, but then again, backup John Skelton seemed to handle pressure much better.
While I expect Kolb to be the early favorite to win the starting job out of camp, his concussion problems are also a concern. For a quarterback who doesn’t do a good job of feeling his way out of pressure, it seems likely that Kolb is doomed to find the trainers table, and in light of his lingering issues from his concussion last year, one blow to the head could be a career or season ending hit.
Error on the side of staying away from Kolb on draft day, and in deep leagues, target Skelton as an upside hold.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
For those of you that were big Kevin Kolb fans, it’s time to scale back your expectations of “breakout” odds as the Cardinals have failed to give him a respectable No.2 receiver to go with Larry Fitzgerald. Even if Kolb had a better overall receiving core, I’m not sure he will ever be more than a backup in fantasy football leagues.
Kolb projects to help the Cardinals win more games, and should add value to the fantasy values of Fitzgerald and the running game, because he can move the offense and play respectable football. Expect to nab Kolb as a late round backup on your team, assuming your in a league that doesn’t have a big Kolb fan involved.
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Until the lockout ends Kevin Kolb will remain an Eagle but that is expected to change as soon as the league returns to normal action. It looks like Kolb may be traded to the Cardinals and hook up with Larry Fitzgerald as the clear starter of the future. Kolb is ready to make an impact in the NFL right away and would clearly make Arizona a contender once again in the NFC West.
Heck, in this division a .500 season will probably win you the division so expect Kolb and the Cardinals to stay in the hunt. When the league comes back to normal action, free agency will begin, and we will have a better idea of the weapons that Kolb will have in Arizona’s offense outside of Fitzgerald.
Be on the lookout for an updated fantasy outlook for Kolb, but for now, he makes for a late backup to add onto your team as it will take some time for the offense to gel.
2010 Fantasy Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Kevin Kolb received an opportunity to start in weeks two and three because Donovan McNabb was injured. In that time Kolb shined as he connected with DeSean Jackson for big touchdown scores and the team had good offensive success.
These performances are part of the reason why the Eagles felt ok with trading McNabb away to a division rival (that was dumb to send him to Washington) and gave Kolb the starting job this offseason.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Kolb still needs to prove he can be a good quarterback from week one all the way through a season.
Kolb is in a situation that is very comparable to Aaron Rodgers just a few seasons ago as he was taking over for a star quarterback and needed to prove he was worth it. At the same time, Rodgers had a great supporting cast and a good West Coast System.
The same holds true for Kolb has he has good players around him on the offensive line and in the skill positions. Beyond that he is also in a productive pass first West Coast System and is set up to have success.
What Kolb lacks that Rodgers excels at is he doesn’t have a great arm for the deep ball. Kolb isn’t necessarily weak but his game is more in the short and mid range passing game. Delivering to football on time with accuracy is the game that Kolb posses and that should translate onto the field in 2010.
Normally, I don’t put unproven players over solid proven veterans, but because I’ve seen Kolb play well last year and the situation he has, I’ve got him ahead of McNabb and Jay Cutler for this season.
My big concern for Kolb isn’t if he will move the football and play well, it is how many touchdowns will he throw. Usually young quarterbacks in the West Coast offense can move the ball but putting in the touchdowns in another story.
Thankfully, Kolb has big time playmaking talents at receiver as Jackson and even Jeremy Maclin can take it to the house with their speed. Hitting pass catchers accurately is going to be very important for Kolb’s overall fantasy value in 2010.
- Great Players Around Him
- Pass First Offense
- Hasn’t Put It All Together Yet
More Fantasy Football Player Info About Kevin Kolb
Kevin Kolb | Philadelphia Eagles | No. 4 | QB
Height: 6-3 Weight: 218 | Born: 8/24/1984
2009 games played 5 | games started 2
2010 Experience: 4th season
Bye Week Conflicts (WK 8): Giants, Bears, Falcons, Browns, Ravens
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