2011 Fantasy Football QB Rankings – Week 1

Sep 3, 2011

The smell of football is in the air. Here are my Week 1 fantasy football quarterback rankings. I held out hope that Peyton would make a triumphant return, but the rankings need to be adjusted.

1. Aaron Rodgers vs. New Orleans:  I don’t think there will be any Super Bowl hangover for Rodgers. He’ll come out firing.
2. Philip Rivers vs. Minnesota Vikings:  Once again the Vikings’ secondary is a question mark. So is their defensive line this time.
3.  Drew Brees @ Green Bay:  I expect an old-fashioned shootout.
4.  Michael Vick @ St. Louis:  It’s a fast track, but Maclin won’t be full speed and St. Louis likes to put pressure on the QB, which is the best way to “limit” Vick.
5.  Tom Brady @ Miami:  Hard to say how the Patriots will open, but my guess is Brady puts on a show.
6.  Matt Ryan @ Chicago:  Falcons conversion to pass-first starts now.
7.  Matt Schaub vs. Indianapolis:  With a banged up (or missing) Arian Foster, Schaub and company will have to step up.
8.  Kevin Kolb vs. Carolina: Hopefully this year gets off to a better start for Kolb. I think it will.
9.  Eli Manning @ Washington:  He was horrible in the preseason, but Redskins give him a good chance to get on track early.
10.  Ben Roethlisberger @ Baltimore:  Tough early draw for Big Ben, but he’ll rise to the occasion.
11.  Matthew Stafford @ Tampa Bay:  I like Stafford better than Freeman in this battle of up and coming teams.
12.  Josh Freeman vs. Detroit:  I like Freeman this year, but Detroit’s defensive front is deadly.
13.  Kyle Orton vs. Oakland:  It’s going to be easier to pass against Oakland this year for obvious reasons.
14.  Kerry Collins @ Houston:  Talk about huge shoes to fill. He has a ton of weapons though.
15 . Jay Culter vs. Atlanta:  Cutler is going to have to pass and pass some more to keep up with Atlanta’s potent offense.
16.  Matt Cassel vs. Buffalo:  Jamaal Charles will be the story, but Cassel should have a nice season debut.
17.  Joe Flacco vs. Pittsburgh:  Tough draw. At least he’s at home.
18.  Tony Romo @ New York Jets:  I do not like Romo this week against the rowdy Jets defense.
19.  Sam Bradford vs. Philadelphia:  Bradford gets to be the first to test out Philly’s trio of elite cornerbacks.
20. Colt McCoy vs. Cincinnati:  McCoy doesn’t get much fanfare, but could turn opener.

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