2012 Fantasy Football QB Rankings – Week 17

Dec 24, 2012


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With an exciting 16th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 17 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Newton continues his strong finish with a dream matchup against the New Orleans Saints. They rank 31st in pass defense and have allowed a league-high 31 passing touchdowns.
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2. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Romo is averaging 353.8 yards with 13 touchdown passes in his last five games. The Washington Redskins rank 30th in the league in pass defense. They have allowed 29 passing scores. Romo threw for 441 yards and three touchdowns in the first meeting.
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3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Brees has thrown for 753 yards and seven touchdowns in his past two games. He has topped 300 yards against the Panthers in his past three meetings.
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4. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Rodgers is cruising again. He has six touchdown passes and one touchdown run in his past two games. He has seven touchdowns in his past two road games against the Minnesota Vikings.
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5. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Brady leads New England’s high-powered offense in a battle against the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins rank 25th in the league in pass defense, allowing 246.5 yards per game.
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6. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
RG3 returned, but he wasn’t quite as electric in defeating the Philadelphia Eagles. The running aspect of his game could be limited. That said, RG3 can still tear it up with his arm. He threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns in the first meeting with Dallas.
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7. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Manning could absolutely destroy the Kansas City Chiefs, but I expect the Broncos to jump out to an early lead and Manning will get to watch the second half from the sidelines.
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8. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Stafford is 305 yards shy of a second straight 5000-yard season. Megatron is chasing 2000 yards and seems impossible to stop. Look for both marks to be met despite facing the Chicago Bears.
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9. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Wilson shrugged off a tough matchup against the San Francisco 49ers to toss four touchdown passes. Look for him to finish in style against the St. Louis Rams.
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10. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
Kaepernick had a rough outing against the Seahawks. Look for him to rebound and get pointed in the right direction as he slaughters the Arizona Cardinals.
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9 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. John
    December 27th, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Romo will be seeing a whole different D then he did on Thanksgiving day one big reason when the skins are on a six game win streak!

  2. LestersLegends
    December 27th, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Gave up 345 to Foles, 244 to terrible weeden, 3 tds to flacco, 280 to eli in last five games. Romo is better than all of them. I think this one will be a shootout.

  3. Ben
    December 28th, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Hi Lester! Who would you sit out of these rb,s Spiller, Lynch, Rice, Charles? At wr I,m starting Marshall automatic but who would start out of theese 3 Maclin, Jennings, or Nicks? Colt’s Te’s Allen/Fleener or NyG Te’s Bennett/Pascoe? Kicker Walsh or Tucker? D/St,s Pats or Bears?

    Thx

  4. LestersLegends
    December 28th, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    I would start Spiller, Lynch, and Charles. Maclin and Nicks, Colts TEs, Bears D

  5. Cj
    December 28th, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Start m. ryan or j. cutler? Is Ryan going to see much playing time?

  6. LestersLegends
    December 28th, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    That’s tough. I would say go Ryan unless you hear that they are planning on playing him only a quarter or so.

  7. rob
    December 28th, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Okay Lester! Who would you start for RB L Mccoy, Knownshen Moreno and Jamal Charles. I need two RB. WR Brandon Marshall. Eric Decker, Pierre Garcon, Wes Welker. I need three WR. Now QB I need to decide on Matt Ryan or Jay cutler. What are your suggestions? Rob

  8. LestersLegends
    December 28th, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Moreno and Charles, Marshall, Garcon, Welker, Matt Ryan. Get your league to end in Week 16.

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