2010 Fantasy Football QB Rankings – Week 12

Nov 22, 2010

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Here are my Week 12 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Aaron Rodgers @ Atlanta
2. Ben Roethlisberger @ Buffalo
3. Peyton Manning vs. San Diego
4. Drew Brees @ Dallas (Thursday)
5. Michael Vick @ Chicago
6. Tom Brady @ Detroit (Thursday)
7. Philip Rivers @ Indianapolis
8. Shaun Hill vs. New England (Thursday)
9. Kyle Orton vs. St. Louis
10. Eli Manning vs. Jacksonville
11. Joe Flacco vs. Tampa Bay
12. Jon Kitna vs. New Orleans (Thursday)
13. Matt Cassel @ Seattle
14. Mark Sanchez vs. Cincinnati (Thursday)
15. Matt Ryan vs. Green Bay
16. Sam Bradford @ Denver
17. Brett Favre @ Washington
18. Carson Palmer @ New York Jets (Thursday)
19. Matt Schaub vs. Tennessee
20. David Garrard @ New York Giants
21. Jay Cutler vs. Philadelphia
22. Josh Freeman @ Baltimore
23. Donovan McNabb vs. Minnesota
24. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Pittsburgh
25. Troy Smith @ Arizona (Monday)
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Inside the numbers:

  • The Chargers (#1) and Colts (#8) are two of the best at holding opposing quarterbacks to low yardage, but that goes out the window when Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning square off.
  • The Cowboys have improved in recent weeks, but they still struggle to defend the pass. Drew Brees has many of things to be thankful about on Thursday, and facing the Cowboys is one of them.
  • New England is allowing 300.5 passing yards per game this year with 20 passing touchdowns. Shaun Hill isn’t sexy, but he has thrown for 300+ yards or multiple touchdowns in five of the six games he started and finished.
  • Seattle is allowing 300.2 passing yards per game, making Matt Cassel a borderline fantasy starter this week.
  • Carson Palmer, Matt Schaub, and Jay Cutler have tough match-ups this week meaning your likely #1 to start the season will be riding the pine.
  • With Tennessee’s quarterbacks dropping like flies, the Texans get a reprieve. There’s an outside chance that they end the week out of the cellar in passing yards allowed.
  • What a difference a couple of days make. For starters, Colt McCoy (ankle) will likely be out so I replaced him with Brett Favre. With Brad Childress gone, I think the Vikings play inspired football, moving Favre up the rankings.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Grant
    November 23rd, 2010 at 7:22 am #

    So I’m considering sitting Vick this weekend in favor of Flacco. Chicago’s passing defense has been sick this year – only 6 passing TDs allowed in 10 games. Vick may get his one TD on the ground, but I could see a repeat of this past weekend for him.

    Then again, Vick should have had 3 TDs this weekend, but there were two blatant drops in the end zone …

  2. LestersLegends
    November 23rd, 2010 at 8:33 am #

    That’s not a crazy thought, but I can’t see sitting Vick. He’s playing at such a high level and his running could open up the passing game. They’re just nasty. That said, if your gut says roll with Flacco, TB has been vulnerable to the pass more often than not.

  3. Blaine
    November 25th, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    So I have a tough choice to make. I have to choose between Brady and Big Ben. Both have the potential to put up big numbers this week, but I think I’m leaning towards Ben. What are your thoughts.

  4. LestersLegends
    November 25th, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    I’m with you. I have Ben as my #2 this week. I think they explode on the Bills. It’s a good problem to have.

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