2010 Fantasy Football QB Rankings – Week 8

Oct 26, 2010

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Here are my Week 8 fantasy football quarterback rankings. Remember the Bears, Browns, Eagles, Falcons, Giants, and Ravens are on bye.

1. Peyton Manning vs. Houston
2. Ben Roethlisberger @ New Orleans
3. Tom Brady vs. Minnesota
4. Matt Schaub @ Indianapolis
5. Philip Rivers vs. Tennessee
6. Aaron Rodgers @ New York Jets
7. Drew Brees vs. Pittsburgh
8. Kyle Orton @ San Francisco
9. Donovan McNabb @ Detroit
10. Carson Palmer vs. Miami
11. Matt Cassel vs. Buffalo
12. Sam Bradford vs. Carolina
13. Josh Freeman @ Arizona
14. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ Kansas City
15. Mark Sanchez vs. Green Bay
16. Jon Kitna vs. Jacksonville
17. Jason Campbell vs. Seattle
18. Matt Hasselbeck @ Oakland
19. Matthew Stafford vs. Washington
20. David Garrard @ Dallas

Inside the numbers:

  • Injuries almost certainly will keep both the modern (Tony Romo – out 6-8 weeks) and classic (Favre) gunslingers out of action. I’m more optimistic about Jon Kitna than Tarvaris Jackson.
  • Peyton Manning threw for 426  yards and three TDs against Houston in Week 1. He has 40 career TDs to just 8 INTs in 17 games against them. Even without his weapons, Manning finds a way to get it done.
  • Drew Brees is not the same player this year, and Reggie Bush’s absence probably has a lot to do with it. Things don’t get better this week against the Steelers, who have allowed just four passing TDs this year.
  • Matt Cassel has 5 TDs in the Chiefs’ past two games. He has a 3-1 TD-INT ratio, which helps offset his meager passing yards per game average (174). He faces Buffalo, who has allowed 14 passing TDs.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick has seven TDs in his past two games and 11 in his past four.
  • Matthew Stafford is expected to return for the Lions. I’d only start him if you’re desperate or in a 2-QB league.


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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Grant
    October 26th, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    Man, I am hurting this week … so I’ve got Flacco and Vick, and I’m debating what to do. I don’t want to drop either of them, so there’s potential to drop someone else as a bye-week replacement. My only real options are:

    McNabb @ Detroit
    Cassel vs Buffalo
    Fitzpatrick vs KC
    Sanchez vs GB

    What do you think?

  2. LestersLegends
    October 26th, 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    I’d probably go with McNabb, but Fitzpatrick sure has been interesting lately.

  3. Grant
    October 26th, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    I’m really leaning toward Fitzpatrick. I mean, he just blew up the Ravens after Brady had a sub-par performance the week before. Even more so … I’m leaning toward dropping Vick for him. Does that sound crazy?

  4. LestersLegends
    October 26th, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    That’s true. I just have a hard time trusting a Bills QB, but McNabb hasn’t been very productive.

  5. mike
    October 29th, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    where is Henne at on this list?

  6. LestersLegends
    October 29th, 2010 at 9:55 pm #

    He’s averaging 175 yards and 1 TD on the road. I don’t trust him this week in Cincy.

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