2012 Fantasy Football QB Rankings – Week 7

Oct 15, 2012

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With an exciting sixth week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 7 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Brees has ten touchdowns passes in his last three games, averaging 352.0 yards per game during that stretch. On the year he’s averaging 344.0 ypg. He’s facing the Bucs, who have allowed 312.2 ypg.
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2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
With thirteen touchdown passes in his past three games Rodgers is on fire. St. Louis has only allowed four passing scores and 210.7 ypg, but the Rodgers and the Pack are humming.
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3. Eli Manning, New York Giants
Eli has averaged just 262.3 ypg and 1.8 TDs over his past four games, but he’s going up against a Redskins team allowing 328.3 ypg and a league high 15 touchdown passes.
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4. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
The Giants are tough and manhandled the Niners, but RG3 is a lethal combo with his arm and his feet.
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5. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Which Jets team will show up? Which Patriots team? Brady has averaged 348.7 ypg in their three losses and 266.3 in their wins. I’m expecting a solid game from TB and a Patriots win.
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6. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Dallas is tops in the league with 181.6 ypg allowed. Cam is struggling to move the ball with his arm, but has averaged 51.3 rushing yards and 0.75 rushing TDs in his past four games.
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7. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
Which Cutler will show up? He’s clicking with Brandon Marshall, which makes him a threat. Throw out his ugly loss to the Packers and ugly win against the Rams and he’s averaging 300.0 yards, 2.0 TDs, and 0.7 INTs.
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8. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Big Ben is averaging 297.4 yards and 2.0 TDs per game. He’s only had one stinker, and that was a win against Philly when Mendenhall provided a strong running game. He’s banged up so it’s likely Ben time.
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9. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
His high interception total keeps him from climbing higher, but Dalton has three 300+ yard/three TD games in his past five starts. A.J. Green has been a beast. Pittsburgh is hurting on defense, which should help Cincy move the ball.
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10. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Romo bounced back nicely following the bye and Dez Bryant was more explosive. Carolina struggles with the run, which could limit Romo’s day. He’s still a solid QB1, especially in the bye week.
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11. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
The Bears are a strong defensive team that has thirteen interceptions to just five passing touchdowns allowed.
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12. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Luck had good yardage (280) last week, but failed to throw a touchdown. He also did nothing with his feet. Joe Haden is back and he’ll continue to try to work the rust off against Reggie Wayne. I’m expecting a decent game from Luck, but only QB1 this week because of the bye week.
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13. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills
Fitz has been a dog the past two weeks, averaging 139.5 ypg without a TD pass. He should bounce back against Tennessee, who is giving up 292.3 yards and 2.2 passing TDs per game.
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14. Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Freeman has averaged 313.5 yards the past two games. You know he’s going to have to air it out against the Saints, who are allowing 283.2 ypg.
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15. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
Flacco has been silent the past two games and is facing a tough Houston defense, despite what Rodgers did to them. He’s not a recommended start.
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13 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. GRO
    October 16th, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    I realize this question is redundant, but I am a desperate man in need of a win. My starting QB is on bye so I need a replacement who will land me some points. My options:

    Fitzpatrick, Hasselback, Palmer, Schaub, Ponder

    The guy I’m playing has Andre Johnson (not sure if that makes a difference), so would it make sense to pick Schaub to neutralize him? I’m leaning toward Palmer since he has been relatively consistent but I see above that you favor Fitzpatrick. Help!!!

  2. LestersLegends
    October 16th, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    Tennessee has struggled defensively. They are giving up a ton of yards and touchdowns threw the air. Fitz has several multiple TD games. His picks hurt him though. The Jags have given up a fair amount of passing yards, but only six scores. that’s how many palmer has thrown. Can he do better? Sure. I don’t like Ponder’s match-up with Arizona. I can see Schaub for the AJ effect, but you never know when he’s going to turn in a sub-200 yard game thanks to their rushing attack. I think it’s between Fitz and Palmer. Either option should be a decent play in your spot.

  3. Trojan
    October 17th, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    I would go with Palmer or Hasselback because of their opponent and both teams rely on their passing attack to win.

    If you dont like those two next go with Schaub, Ponder, Fitz (Bills are just unpredictable on offense — plus for Fitz graduating from Harvard you think he would be able to differ between the color of jerseys with how he throws INT)

  4. LestersLegends
    October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 am #

    funny trojan

  5. jones
    October 18th, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    I got offered aaron rodgers and desean jackson for cam newton and julio jones. Would you do that trade?

  6. LestersLegends
    October 18th, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    that’s tough, especially without knowing your rosters. I’m a julio guy so I don’t know. Real even trade. I wouldn’t do it because I think cam can rebound and i love julio, but it’s a fair offer. if you like the rodgers package, i have no problem with it.

  7. jones
    October 18th, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    Cam has been frustrating after his 7 point week 5 performance and after Rodger’s 6 TD’s last week its very enticing, but I don’t think I can part with Julio.

  8. Jon
    October 18th, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Should I drop Romo or Flacco and pick up Dalton? If so, who would you drop?

  9. LestersLegends
    October 18th, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    They are all about the same.

  10. Ben
    October 18th, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    Hi Lester!

    Thx for the call last week on starting Maclin over Nicks and the Colts Te’s over NyG Te’s. This week I need 2 to start out of these 3 Wr’s Marshall, Havin, Nicks? Again Colts Te’s vs Browns or NYG te’s vs Redskins who give up the 2nd most pts to te’s but Bennett’s knee still worries me. I also like the Fleener/Allen combo too? At Kicker would you start B.Walsh or Tucker? thx

  11. LestersLegends
    October 18th, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    I’d sit Nicks. Your other two option are too good to mess with someone banged up. same thing with the TEs. Stick with your healthy Colts. I like Walsh at K.

  12. Ben
    October 19th, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    Hi Lester!

    Somebody in my league just dropped Jennings for Boldin? I have good Wr’s Marshall, Harvin, Nicks, Maclin but still would you drop 1 of these Wr’s and if so which one for Greg Jennings?

    Thx

  13. LestersLegends
    October 19th, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    i would not drop one of those four for him.

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