2010 Fantasy Football QB Rankings – Week 5

Oct 4, 2010


Here are my Week 5 fantasy football quarterback rankings. Remember Miami, New England, Pittsburgh, and Seattle are on bye.

1. Drew Brees @ Arizona
2. Peyton Manning vs. Kansas City
3. Aaron Rodgers @ Washington
4. Eli Manning @ Houston
5. Matt Ryan @ Cleveland
6. Matt Schaub vs. New York Giants
7. Tony Romo vs. Tennessee
8. Carson Palmer vs. Tampa Bay
9. Philip Rivers @ Oakland
10. Joe Flacco vs. Denver
11. Mark Sanchez vs. Minnesota
12. Sam Bradford @ Detroit
13. Shaun Hill vs. St. Louis
14. Kyle Orton @ Baltimore
15. Donovan McNabb vs. Green Bay
16. Bruce Gradkowski vs. San Diego
17. Kevin Kolb @ San Francisco
18. Josh Freeman @ Cincinnati
19. Brett Favre @ New York Jets
20. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Jacksonville
Inside the numbers:

  • The Vikings struggle stopping opposing TEs so Mark Sanchez and Dustin Keller should be very active. Plus, Santonio Holmes will be making his debut, which makes Sanchez a low-end QB1 this week.
  • Joe Flacco completed 80 percent of his passes for a 109.2 passer rating against Denver last year. After struggling against Pittsburgh, look for him to bounce back.
  • Jay Cutler is out this week. Ryan Fitzpatrick moves into the top 20.
  • Sam Bradford’s TD streak should extend against Detroit. His team already believes in him.
  • Matthew Stafford could return, which would bump Shaun Hill. I wouldn’t put Stafford as high though because of the injury and rust.


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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Jim
    October 4th, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    Why not rank Cutler where you’d put him if he plays and call the ranking conditional to his playing? I mean… either he plays, and you rank him, or he sits, and he’s unranked, right? What’s the point of the arbitrary ranking? Given the great advice this site always gives, I’d find it helpful to know how good of a matchup you think he has.

    Just my two cents.

  2. LestersLegends
    October 4th, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    Thanks Jim. From the sounds of it, Cutler is expected to play next week. Carolina is giving up 221 yards per game with 7 TD passes allowed. I like the match-up enough to put him around six.

  3. Ace
    October 8th, 2010 at 7:52 pm #

    Would You Start Carson Palmer over Bradford?

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