Michael Vick's Week 10 Fantasy Performance: Where Does It Rank?
Michael Vick's stats in Week 10 were incredible - 28 pass attempts for 333 yards and four TDs, 8 rush attempts for 80 yards and two TDs, zero interceptions and zero fumbles. According to Yahoo! standard scoring, Vick dropped 49.3 fantasy points on his opponents this week.
So where this monumental game rank amongst the biggest fantasy performances in history?
Our calculations show that Vick's Week 10 ranks as the best fantasy performance of 2010, the best fantasy performance by a QB in history, and one of the top 10 fantasy performances of all time.
The Top Fantasy Performance of 2010
According to Playerfilter, Vick's Week 10 was the best fantasy performance of 2010 so far, overtaking Darren McFadden's record-breaking four touchdown performance in Week 7 and both Arian Foster and Jahvid Best's breakout games in Weeks 1 and 2:
Vick is also the only player to hold two spots on the list, with his 4 TD performance in Week 3 versus Jacksonville coming in at number eight.
The Top Fantasy Performance by a QB Since 1970
Vick's fantasy record-breaking goes beyond 2010 - looking back in time, Vick's game ranks as the most fantasy points scored by a quarterback since the merger, narrowly beating out Mark Rypien's incredible seven touchdown performance in 1991:
The most recent comparable performance dates back seven seasons ago to Jeff Garcia's 2003-04 game versus the Cardinals, while the most similar game is likely Randall Cunningham's 1990 performance in which he rushed for 124 yards.
The 8th Best Fantasy Performance Since 1970
Across all positions, Vick's game ranks as the eighth highest in terms of fantasy points since the merger:
He's the only quarterback to crack a list otherwise full of running backs and receivers and actually has the most TDs of anyone in the group. Clinton Portis, Shaun Alexander and Jerry Rice top the list, each with five touchdown performances.