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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the Conference Championship. We’re talking four of the best quarterbacks in the league so the difference from top to bottom is razor thin.
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1. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
4. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the Divisional Round.
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1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
3. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
5. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
6. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
7. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
8. Brock Osweiler, Houston Texans
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the NFL Playoffs.
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1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
3. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
5. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
6. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
7. Eli Manning, New York Giants
8. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
9. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
10. Connor Cook/Matt McGloin, Oakland Raiders
11. Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins
12. Brock Osweiler, Houston Texans
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Big Ben
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the Wild Card Round.
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1. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
3. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
4. Eli Manning, New York Giants
5. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
6. Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins
7. Brock Osweiler, Houston Texans
8. Connor Cook/Matt McGloin, Oakland Raiders
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Super Bowl 50 features the new guard against the old guard. Cam Newton is the ultimate dual threat quarterback. Peyton Manning has evolved into a game management quarterback. Denver is built on their defense and their ground game.
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1. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
2. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
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Cam Newton dance
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Here’s the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the AFC & NFC Conference Championship Games.
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1. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
3. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
4. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
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Carson Palmer Cardinals
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the Divisional Round.
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1. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
2. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
3. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
4. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
5. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
6. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
7. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
8. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
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Big Ben
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the Wild Card Round.
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1. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
4. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
5. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
6. Brian Hoyer, Houston Texans
7. A.J. McCarron, Cincinnati Bengals
8. Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings
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Super Bowl XLV is a matchup of two of the best quarterbacks in football. Both have strong arms and can make plays with their feet. Aaron Rodgers has been a statistical force the past few years while Big Ben is looking to add a third ring.
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With all the attention Aaron Rodgers had in the original Brett Favre drama, he should not be fazed by the extra attention that comes with playing in the Super Bowl.
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Being a multiple Super Bowl winner, not to mention the off-the-field issues Ben Roethlisberger has had in recent years, you know that he won’t shy away from a little extra media coverage.
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Since the circumstances shouldn’t play a major role in determining which quarterback will have the better performance, we’ll have to look to the field. While Rodgers has been the statistical superior player, he’ll also be facing a tougher defense.
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Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, there strength is stopping the run. When Rodgers faced Pittsburgh in 2009, he threw for 383 yards and three touchdowns while adding 22 yards and another score on the ground.
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Big Ben topped him though with 503 yards and three touchdown passes as the Steelers edged the Packers 37-36.
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With the Lombardi Trophy at stake I don’t expect anything like that in Super Bowl 45, but I do expect the offenses to move the football and put some points on the board.
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It’s really close, but I do give one quarterback a slight edge in this one. While I’m taking Pittsburgh to win the game, I think Aaron Rodgers walks away with better numbers.
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Tom Brady joined the ranks of Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Michael Vick. Elite fantasy quarterbacks that will have to watch the rest of the NFL Playoffs on TV. Here’s how the remaining four quarterbacks shake out for the AFC & NFC Conference Championship Games.
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1.  Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers:  All Rodgers has done in his three playoff starts is average 323 yards with 10 touchdown passes with just one interception. He has also ran for a couple more scores. Think about that. He is averaging four touchdowns per playoff game. The Bears are tough, but Rodgers and the Packers are on fire.
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2.  Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers:  It’s hard to bet against a team that beat Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in their perspective houses, but Big Ben may be even harder to rattle than those two legends because of his ability to shrug off would be tacklers and make improbable plays. He had moderate success (264 passing yards, 25 rushing yards, TD) in their first meeting, and Pittsburgh’s elite defense should give him some short fields to work with. I don’t expect a Herculean effort, but a solid one.
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3.  Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears: Cutler did more than hold his own in his playoff debut, throwing for 274 yards and two touchdowns. More surprising though were his 43 rushing yards and a pair of rushing touchdowns. He averaged just 194.5 yards though in two regular season meetings with the Packers, throwing one touchdown and three interceptions. Last year wasn’t much better as he averaged 243 yards with three touchdowns and six interceptions. My feeling is that the Packers pressure gets to Cutler, forcing him into some bad reads.
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4.  Mark Sanchez, New York Jets:  Sanchez rose to the occasion, lighting up the Patriots for 194 yards and three touchdowns. Pittsburgh is a different animal though, as their attacking defense will make things very uncomfortable for Sanchez. They tormented Flacco with James Harrison picking up three of the Steelers’ five sacks. I expect Sanchez to top Flacco’s 125 passing yards, but I’d be surprised if he tops 200.
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