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Here are my Week 11 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Philip Rivers vs. Denver
2. Michael Vick vs. New York Giants
3. Peyton Manning @ New England
4. Aaron Rodgers @ Minnesota
5. Tom Brady vs. Indianapolis
6. Drew Brees vs. Seattle
7. Jon Kitna vs. Detroit
8. Joe Flacco @ Carolina
9. Eli Manning vs. Philadelphia
10. Ben Roethlisberger vs. Oakland
11. Kyle Orton @ San Diego
12. David Garrard vs. Cleveland
13. Mark Sanchez vs. Houston
14. Matt Cassel vs. Arizona
15. Sam Bradford vs. Atlanta
16. Carson Palmer vs. Buffalo
17. Matt Schaub @ New York Jets
18. Matt Ryan @ St. Louis
19. Shaun Hill @ Dallas
20. Jay Cutler @ Miami
21. Josh Freeman @ San Francisco
22. Brett Favre vs. Green Bay
23. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ Cincinnati
24. Donovan McNabb @ Tennessee
25. Vince Young vs. Washington
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Inside the numbers:

  • If Denver made Matt Cassel look like Joe Montana, Philip Rivers should be doing a Dan Fouts impersonation this week.
  • Peyton Manning has 32 touchdowns in 15 career games against New England. Most of those games the Pats had a much better pass defense than they do now. Peyton and Rivers are really 1A & 1B this week.
  • Jon Kitna and the Cowboys made the Giants look bad. They had a hard time containing the explosive Dez Bryant. The Birds have as many explosive players (Vick, McCoy, DeSean, Maclin) as any team in the league. Look for a big game from Vick.
    ***Update**** After Vick’s dissection of the Redskins, I bumped him up to #2.
  • The Vikings are toast. Look for Aaron Rodgers coming out of the bye to lead Brett Favre’s eulogy.
  • Tom Brady showed he can still produce AM (After Moss). He has 17 touchdowns in eight games.
  • The Cowboys are talented and the change to Jason Garrett was rewarded. Look for Kitna to put up big numbers against his former team.
  • The Raiders are tied for second in passing yards allowed per game (184.8), but have allowed 16 passing TDs. Big Ben remains a decent QB1.

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Here are my Week 10 fantasy football quarterback rankings. Remember that Green Bay, Oakland, New Orleans, and San Diego are on bye.
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1. Eli Manning vs. Dallas
2. Peyton Manning vs. Cincinnati
3. Ben Roethlisberger vs. New England
4. Matt Schaub @ Jacksonville
5. Michael Vick @ Washington
6. Joe Flacco @ Atlanta
7. Jay Cutler vs. Minnesota
8. David Garrard vs. Houston
9. Tom Brady @ Pittsburgh
10. Matt Ryan vs. Baltimore
11. Josh Freeman vs. Carolina
12. Kyle Orton vs. Kansas City
13. Mark Sanchez @ Cleveland
14. Donovan McNabb vs. Philadelphia
15. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Detroit
16. Matt Cassel @ Denver
17. Carson Palmer @ Indianapolis
18. Brett Favre @ Chicago
19. Sam Bradford @ San Francisco
20. Jon Kitna @ New York Giants
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Inside the numbers:

  • Dallas is a trainwreck. Eli Manning has the Giants’ offense humming. He should eat them alive at home.
  • Does it even matter who Peyton Manning is throwing too? He could take Favre’s high school buddies and put up 300 yards.
  • Look for Matt Schaub to play like last year’s version against a Jacksonville team ranked 28th in passing yards allowed per game and tied for 29th in passing TDs allowed.
  • I think Michael Vick will slide this time.
  • Joe Flacco will continue his turnaround against the shaky Atlanta pass defense (26th in passing yards allowed, 21st in passing TDs allowed).
  • I realize I may have Donovan McNabb a little high, but part of it is my hope that he can show both the Eagles and Redskins front offices that they have underestimated him.
  • Brett Favre had an unbelievable game, but he played a bad team at home. I want to see him do it on the road against the Bears, who have allowed a league low five touchdown passes.

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Here are my Week 9 fantasy football quarterback rankings. Remember the Broncos, Jaguars, Niners, Rams, Redskins, and Titans are on bye.
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1. Philip Rivers @ Houston
2. Aaron Rodgers vs. Dallas
3. Tom Brady @ Cleveland
4. Drew Brees @ Carolina
5. Peyton Manning @ Philadelphia
6.  Eli Manning @ Seattle
7. Matt Schaub vs. San Diego
8. Ben Roethlisberger @ Cincinnati
9. Michael Vick vs. Indianapolis
10. Matt Ryan vs. Tampa Bay
11. Matt Cassel @ Oakland
12. Jay Cutler @ Buffalo
13. Josh Freeman @ Atlanta
14. Brett Favre vs. Arizona
15. Joe Flacco vs. Miami
16. Mark Sanchez @ Detroit
17. Carson Palmer vs. Pittsburgh
18. Jon Kitna @ Green Bay
19. Matthew Stafford vs. New York Jets
20. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Chicago
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Inside the numbers:

  • I thought Dallas’ defense would respond to Romo’s injury. It didn’t happen. It’s Aaron Rodgers’ turn to destroy them this week.
  • Seattle is 29th against the pass allowing 267.7 yards per game. Look for Eli to shred them.
  • I’m expecting Michael Vick to play this week coming out of the bye. I’m not sure if his mobility will be limited, so I’m being a little conservative based upon how he’s performed to date.
  • Atlanta is allowing 260.3 passing yards per game and a 69.2 completion percentage. Josh Freeman is a borderline QB1 this week.
  • I expect Brett Favre to overcome his latest newest injury.
  • Matthew Stafford was brilliant last week, but the Jets will present a much stiffer test.

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