2012 Fantasy Football QB Rankings – Week 8

Oct 22, 2012

With an exciting seventh week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 8 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
1. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
He has four straight 300+ yard games with eleven touchdowns over the span. He should continue to roll against New Orleans’ weak secondary that has yielded 305.2 yards per game.
2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Rodgers has sixteen touchdown passes…in his past four games. He’s on fire and is about to light up a Jaguars team that is giving up 264.5 yards per game.
3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Denver is holding its own giving up 215.3 yards per game. They have allowed eleven touchdown passes though, and Brees is averaging nearly 350 passing yards a game.
4. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
RG3 continues to dazzle. He is putting up RB1 numbers on the ground plus he’s a terrific passer. Pittsburgh will have its work cut out for them.
5. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Big Ben is averaging nearly 300 yards and two touchdowns a game. He gets to take on Washington’s league worst pass defense allowing 328.4 ypg and 16 touchdown passes.
6. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Ryan failed to throw multiple touchdowns prior to last week’s bye for the first time all year. He should get back on track against Philadelphia.
7. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
He is still averaging 300+ yards per game, but doesn’t quite have the explosiveness as he has had in recent years. The Rams have a decent secondary, but Brady should still have a decent showing in London.
8. Eli Manning, New York Giants
Dallas is only giving up 187.3 yards per game, but Eli and his 300 yard per game average will drive that number north.
9. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Luck hasn’t tossed a touchdown since Week 5. That should change when he faces the Titans, who have allowed 16 touchdown passes and 281.4 yards per game.
10. Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles
Vick should look better coming out of the bye. Maclin should be close to full strength and Vick should be fired up facing Atlanta.
11. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Cam is averaging 64.0 rushing yards the past three games. That’s the only thing that’s keeping him in QB1 range. His passing has dropped off considerably this year.
12. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Romo still has more interceptions than touchdowns. The Giants are giving up 253.3 yards per game. Romo threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns in their first meeting. He has multiple touchdown passes in his last three meetings against the Giants.
13. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Rivers won’t be taking as many deep shots so his yardage may suffer. Of course he’ll likely be less prone to throw picks. Cleveland struggled against the pass without Haden and in his first game back, but they help Luck in check. Rivers is a borderline QB1 option.
14. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Against Seattle’s tough defense Stafford may be one to avoid this week.
15. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
Carolina’s weakness is their inability to stop the run. It could be more Forte than Cutler. Of course with Marshall at his disposal there is always a chance for a big game.
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13 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. chris
    October 23rd, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    Got a keeper league question for ya. Dalton or Stafford? Ive been offered Dalton and a 5th rd pick for Stafford.

  2. LestersLegends
    October 23rd, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    That’s tough. What do you see yourself getting in the fifth round? How many keepers? Were you planning on keeping Stafford and/or Dalton?

  3. Tannehill The Future
    October 23rd, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    Hey I got a tough decision at QB. Cam Newton or Phillip Rivers? Just saw what that Bears defense was able to do to Matthew Stafford and Megatron last night so I’m kind of hesitant to start Cam Newton against them. Rivers on the other hand is going against a Browns defense that cant do much against the pass game. If it was you who would you go with? Thanks.

  4. LestersLegends
    October 23rd, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    With Haden back it’s a little different. Stafford can’t run like Cam. That’s tough. I suppose Rivers may be safer because CHI is that nasty and forces so many turnovers.

  5. chris
    October 23rd, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    3 keepers. Stafford/Dalton, Roddy W, AJ Green. 5th rd pick should be TE or or first bench player. I’ve racked up a lot of picks already.

  6. LestersLegends
    October 23rd, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    Long-term I’d rather have Stafford. Getting the extra pick is nice though.

  7. rob
    October 25th, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    Sit/Start question for you: Stafford, Cutler or Bradford this week?

  8. LestersLegends
    October 25th, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    Well I wouldn’t be carrying all three of those guys. Cutler is probably the safest. I have a little more faith in stafford, but at lot of that is holdover from last year and the fact that Cutler often crashes to earth after a big game. Bradford is a wildcard. Pats pass d is terrible. Playing in London is a little tricky.

  9. Ben
    October 25th, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Hi Lester!

    I should have played NYG’s Tes last week against the skins who give up the 2nd most pts to the Te’s. Colts Tes Fleener/Allen didn’t do much but this week they get the Titans who give the most pts to te’s. Bennett goes back to Dallas for maybe a little revenge factor? Who would you start Colt Te’s or NyG Te’s? Thx

  10. Ben
    October 25th, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Also Eli Manning or Romo?

  11. LestersLegends
    October 25th, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    I think I’d go with the Colts TEs and Eli.

  12. Clueless
    October 27th, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    I benched Freeman on Thurs because I really thought MIN DEF was going to be solid……so I had planned to roll with Weeden and now am not feeling to good about that. Both Palmer and Bradford are available on waivers – of the 3 who would be the better start for this week?

  13. LestersLegends
    October 27th, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    probably bradford.

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