2012 Fantasy Football QB Rankings – Week 3

Sep 17, 2012

Eli Manning under Center
With an exciting second week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 3 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
1. Eli Manning, New York Giants
510 yards last week. Are you kidding me? I am expecting a shootout against Carolina and the younger Manning should put up monster numbers.
2. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
The other half of the shootout. The dual threat should be able to move the chains against the Giants, who have allowed fantasy goodness to Romo and Josh Freeman so far.
3. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
The Bengals look horrible on defense. RG3 continues to amaze.
4. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Rodgers is off to a slow start, but has faced two tough defenses. He faces another one this week, but it’s time for the Packers to explode.
5.  Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
The Bucs just yielded 510 yards in the air to the Giants. They aren’t prepared to slow Romo’s crop of wideouts.
6. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints 
This is a weird year. The top QBs entering the year have struggled. Brees is getting the yards, but he has as many INTs (four) as TDs. He should do well against Kansas City.
7. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons 
Ryan has another test against San Diego. With his weapons he should do damage again.
8. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
He has dominated Houston throughout his career, but things have changed since their last meeting.
9. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions  
Not off to the start that most expected. Should bounce back against Tennessee.
10. Tom Brady, New England Patriots 
Wasted a prime match-up against the Cardinals and walked away with a loss. Has to travel too Baltimore. One of them will be 1-2, which seems crazy. Brady only has four TD passes in four career games against Baltimore.
11. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Rivers looked good last week, even without Gates. He should be sharp in a shootout with Atlanta.
12. Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles 
He needs to cut down on his mistakes. Arizona’s defense has been surprisingly sharp. Vick should do well against them, but his turnovers concern me.
13. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
I’m sure he has this game circled after coming so close last year. Patriots’ pass defense is better, but it will still struggle to slow Flacco and company.
14. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
In two games the Redskins have allowed 627 passing yards. Dalton and A.J. Green should be able to connect.
15. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Big Ben takes on Oakland, who has allowed just 415 yards in two games.
16.  Matt Cassel, Kansas City Chiefs
Dwayne Bowe looked like a beast last week. New Orleans’ defense has been dreadful.
17. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts  
He isn’t producing like RG3, but he’s looked impressive. He should be solid against Jacksonville.
18. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills
Cleveland has allowed 601 passing yards in two games. Stevie Johnson gets a break not having to face Haden.
19. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
I don’t know how you have the guts to play Cutler after last week’s debacle, but he should be much better against St. Louis.
20. Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Looks significantly better than last year, but Dallas has only allowed 320 yards in two games.
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13 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. rob
    September 17th, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Hi Lester!
    I didn’t do well last week got killed by Pierre Garcon not playing. Jamal charles and Brandon Marshall not involved with the offense. So my question to you who should I start in week 3. Jay Cutler is getting bench and I picking up Matt Ryan. Here is my team. Jamaal Charles, Peyton Hillis, Darren Sproles my RB. My WR Pierre Garcon, Eric Decker, Kevin Ogletree, Jeremy Machlin who just reinjured his hip pointer and Wes welker.
    Thanks Rob

  2. LestersLegends
    September 17th, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Can’t believe Ryan was not picked up after week 1 explosion.

    Ryan, Charles, Sproles, Garcon, Decker, Welker

    If Garcon can’t go, i’d look to your waiver wire. I don’t trust Ogletree until he repeats.

  3. Rob
    September 17th, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Hi Lester!
    I mess up on my question. Which two RB would you start out of these RB L Mccoy, Jamal Charles, Peyton Hillis, Darren Sproles. Which three WR would you start out of these Wr. Brandon Marshall. Eric Decker, Wes Welker, Pierre Garcon, J Machlinand Kevin Ogletree.


  4. LestersLegends
    September 17th, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    Mccoy, charless, marshall, welker, decker

  5. Cole
    September 17th, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    Ok due to the toughness of the game with baltimore should I start Tom Brady or Andy Dalton.

  6. LestersLegends
    September 18th, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    I wouldn’t have the guts to sit Tom over Dalton, but I can see your point.

  7. Cole
    September 18th, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    yeah I don’t either lol

  8. P
    September 18th, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    Hey Lester,
    I was wondering who should I start between Cam and RG3. Gore or Green-Ellis? Thanks!

  9. LestersLegends
    September 18th, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    I like Cam, but they are 2 and 3 so it’s a toss up. I’d look to see what you could get for them. At RB I have Gore one slot higher than The Firm. Another toss up.

  10. Drew
    September 20th, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    Eli’s value take a hit w/o Nicks?

    Sproles over Mathews at flex? Havent decided if the risk is worth the reward with Mathews but his ceiling is higher.

  11. LestersLegends
    September 20th, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    It does, but i think they are still living on his arm. I probably would play it safe with sproles in mathews first game.

  12. Dr Mel
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    I need to know who to start Brady, Smith, or Luck? In concerned that Brady will not do well against the Ravens offense. I’m in a points league.

  13. LestersLegends
    September 20th, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    I’d have a hard time benching brady for those two.

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