2013 Fantasy Football QB Rankings – Week 3

Sep 17, 2013

With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 3 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
1. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Manning has 769 yards and nine touchdowns through two games as the Denver Broncos have piled up 90 points. He has an incredible set of weapons with Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Eric Decker and Julius Thomas. The Oakland Raiders will have their hands full trying to slow that train.
2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Brees has topped 300 yards in seven straight games dating back to last year. Jimmy Graham was an absolute monster for him last week catching 10 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns. This week he faces the Arizona Cardinals, who have allowed 286 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game to the St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions.
3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Rodgers has thrown for a league-high 813 yards through two games. He also has seven touchdown passes. Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones and Jermichael Finley give him a arsenal on par with Peyton Manning’s. Cincinnati has a strong defense, but I can’t see how they will slow Rodgers down.
4. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Stafford has thrown for 635 yards and four touchdowns. The Washington Redskins have been abused by the Philadelphia Eagles and the Packers through two games, yielding 310.5 yards and three touchdowns per game. Now they get to contend with Calvin Johnson.
5. Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles
Vick has been a force with his arm (631 yards, four touchdowns) and his legs (77 yards, two touchdowns). He will look to spoil Andy Reid’s return to Philadelphia as the Kansas City Chiefs come to town.
6. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
Kaepernick struggled against the Seattle Seahawks last week throwing three interceptions while being held to 127 passing yards. He ran for 87 yards, but that wasn’t enough to help his team or fantasy owners. The Indianapolis Colts struggled with Terrelle Pryor’s athleticism. Kaepernick is a dual threat that will be tough to slow.
7. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Ryan has thrown for 678 yards and four touchdowns through two games. This week he faces the Miami Dolphins, who have allowed 279.5 yards per game.
8. Eli Manning, New York Giants
Manning has thrown for 812 yards and five touchdowns through two games. He has also thrown seven interceptions. The Carolina Panthers have allowed just two passing scores in two games, but Eli is being asked to shoulder the load as the Giants’ run game is non-existent.
9. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Newton is off to a slow start with 353 passing yards, three touchdowns and 53 rushing yards through two games. He draws the New York Giants this week. The G-Men have allowed 551 yards and four touchdowns through two games. I’m expecting Newton to score his first rushing touchdown of the season this week.
10. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Brady is frustrated with his receivers, but he gets a long week to smooth out the wrinkles. Brady has 473 yards and three touchdowns through two games. He’s facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week.
11. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Wilson did not have to do a lot of heavy lifting as the Seattle Seahawks pounded the San Francisco 49ers. Expect more of the same this week as the Seahawks face the Jacksonville Jaguars. I expect Wilson will get his early before turning the reins over to the run game.
12. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Romo has thrown for 561 yards and three touchdowns. He’s facing the St. Louis Rams, who have allowed 661 yards and four touchdowns through two games. Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Jason Witten give Romo a solid trio to target.
13. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
Palmer has thrown for 575 yards and three touchdowns in two games. He will be asked to throw often against the New Orleans Saints, which should lead to a big day.
14. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
RGIII has thrown for 649 yards and five touchdowns, but he hasn’t looked right. The Detroit Lions have given up 243 yards and a touchdown per game.
15. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
Smith has thrown for a modest 396 yards, but he has four touchdowns, 82 rushing yards and no turnovers. He’ll have to dial it up against the Philadelphia Eagles due to their high-powered offense. Fortunately, they have yielded 721 yards and five touchdowns through the air.
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12 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Cardiodr
    September 18th, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Hey Ryan,
    Here’s to hoping you see this! Please take a look at the following at let me know where I should make changes:
    Lynch, Sproles, Run DMC
    Dez, D. Hopkins,
    BENCH: Brady, S. Greene, Ivory , A. Brown, E.Royal, J Cook
    Forte, Lynch
    Wayne, A. Johnson, Nelson
    BENCH: Rivers, L. Bell, R. Matthews, Edelman, E. Royal, Gonzo
    Murray, Rice, Moreno
    Hicks, D. Thomas
    BENCH: RG3, Ridley, D. Wilson, D. Hopkins, E. Royal V.Davis
    My only question is who ends up being the better flex option in 1) Hopkins or Royal. I am waiting to see how Johnson is from his concussion Sun. 2) Do I need to get Edelman into my lineup, especially if Johnson isn’t 100%? Do I need to worry about Reggie? Should I still play RG3?
    If Rice is a game time decision, am I better to flex Royal over Ridley? I appreciate your feedback. Thanks!

  2. DoubleT
    September 18th, 2013 at 2:45 pm #


    I’m really considering benching Brady this week but my other option is Schaub. Am I better off pulling Alex Smith from the waivers this week?

  3. LestersLegends
    September 18th, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Double T – I’d stick with Brady
    1 – I go Royal over Hopkins, but I’m OK with you sticking with what you have
    2 – agree
    3 – I have vick as my #5 QB so that one has already been answered. I think I’d go with Royal. I just don’t know what to make of Ridley.

  4. Brandon
    September 18th, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Do I play Bradford or Dalton?

  5. LestersLegends
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    I’d go Dalton.

  6. Cardiodr
    September 18th, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

    I grabbed J.Rodgers instead of McGhee since S-Jax is out on 1) I also dropped Tucker and added Huschka. I did move Royal to Flex since Johnson is good. On 2) I’m stuck. I need a win bad. Should I play Rivers over RG3 his numbers have been great. I’m surprised you don’t have him listed. If I fit Edelman in now I have to sit Reggie against SF whose shoulder is hurting. Jordy is too hot to sit, or do I leave it? Thanks!

  7. LestersLegends
    September 19th, 2013 at 5:19 am #

    I still don’t fully trust Rivers again. Using him over RGIII is fine though. I would not sit Jordy. Using Edelman over Wayne isn’t a bad call.

  8. Cardiodr
    September 19th, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Is Gonzo going to be a better option now than Bennett with all the Falcon injuries?

  9. LestersLegends
    September 20th, 2013 at 5:15 am #

    Not a bad thought. I like Bennett still, but it would be hard sitting Gonzo.

  10. Cardiodr
    September 21st, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    Ryan, Just wondering…if Brady is going to bounce back with a little extra time off and if Staff’s not going to have the best game since his #’s go down when Bush doesn’t play? Who would of thought week 3 would be such a mess?

  11. LestersLegends
    September 21st, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    I would have no problem going Brady over Staff.

  12. Chandler
    October 1st, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    It should come as no surprise that Peyton Manning tops this list, I mean common the guys been doing this for over a decade. In the passing league that the NFL has now become a top 5 QB is essential for any fantasy fanatic. Its pretty interesting however when you compare last years top 15 with this years. What a drop off for the likes of Flacco, Brady even Rothlessburger. Its a safe bet however to say that, and i have absolutly no problem with this list, based off of some of the performaces weve seen through the first 4 weeks we in for one hell of a season.

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