Stock Watch: Donovan McNabb's value

Updated: November 2, 2010, 2:16 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
What should we make of the Donovan McNabb situation in fantasy football? On one hand, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan made quite a statement Sunday when he yanked his quarterback in the closing minutes of a loss to the Detroit Lions, deciding backup Rex Grossman was the best man for the two-minute drill. Casting aside how laughable that seems -- Rex Grossman? -- or the explanations Shanahan grasped at Sunday and then adjusted Monday, McNabb's stock certainly has to take some hit until the next game.

On the other hand, McNabb has either the same amount of fantasy points (Tom Brady) or more (Eli Manning, Matt Schaub and, of course, that Brett Favre fellow) than some notable quarterbacks. Yes, it's a tad misleading because all those players have already served their bye weeks, and McNabb's is Week 9 (this coming Sunday). But the point is, McNabb might be the No. 25-rated quarterback in the NFL and frustrating to watch play, but he has been a top-10 performer at his position in fantasy. Hard to do when you have more interceptions than touchdowns, but McNabb has found a way.