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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 14 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning is averaging 343.8 yards and 3.4 touchdowns per game, putting him on pace for 5500 yards and 55 touchdowns. He should continue his assault on the record books against the Tennessee Titans. The Titans have allowed just eight touchdown passes. I can see that number increasing by 50 percent.
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2. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford is averaging 318.8 yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game. He should put up huge numbers against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have allowed a league-high 296.8 passing yards per game.
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3. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Tom Brady is averaging 360.8 yards and 2.5 touchdowns in his past four games. He’s facing the Cleveland Browns. Joe Haden won’t be able to take away Brady’s top weapon, which should mean a big day for Brady. The Browns have allowed 1.8 passing touchdowns per game.
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4. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees has a tough matchup against the Carolina Panthers, but he is matchup proof. Brees can put up big numbers against anyone.
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5. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton is averaging 218 passing yards, 1.6 passing touchdowns, 37.3 rushing yards and 0.5 rushing touchdowns per game. He’ll have to dial up his game against the New Orleans Saints.
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6. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
Nick Foles has 19 touchdowns without a single interception. In his past four games he’s averaging 292.3 yards and 3.3 touchdowns. He should carve up the Detroit Lions. The Lions have allowed 262.3 yards and 1.8 touchdowns per game.
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7. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo is averaging 261.7 yards and two touchdowns per game. He should have no problem against a struggling Chicago Bears team, but DeMarco Murray could shoulder a heavier load since the Bears’ run defense is so bad.
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8. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
Joe Flacco is averaging 249.4 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game, but should look like an All-Pro against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes have allowed 287 yards and 2.2 touchdowns per game.
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9. Josh McCown, Chicago Bears
Josh McCown has topped 350 yards in each of his past two games. With Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery forming the best 1-2 punch in the game, he should have a big game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Boys have allowed 294.9 yards and 1.8 touchdowns per game.
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10. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Matt Ryan is averaging 289.3 yards and 1.6 touchdowns per game. Roddy White finally returned to form last week. He should turn in a solid performance against the Green Bay Packers. The Pack have allowed 250.5 yards and 1.8 touchdowns per game.
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With an exciting 13th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 14 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Rodgers has been quiet for the past three weeks, averaging just 247 yards and 1.3 touchdowns and 1.3 turnovers (three interceptions, one fumble). He faces the Detroit Lions at home.
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2. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
In his first meeting with the Oakland Raiders, Peyton threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns. Peyton has three touchdown passes in seven of his past nine games.
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3. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
RG3 brings his dynamic game into a matchup with the Baltimore Ravens. They rank in the bottom third in both pass defense and run defense.
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4. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees threw five interceptions and has his touchdown streak snapped last week. Look for him to get back on track against the New York Giants.
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5. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Stafford is averaging 311.8 yards per game. He has thrown multiple touchdown passes in three of his past four games. He faces the Packers.
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6. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Luck is averaging 325 yards in his past five games with nine passing scores and two rushing scores. The Tennessee Titans have allowed 257.5 yards per game and 24 passing scores.
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7. Eli Manning, New York Giants
Eli squares off against the Saints. They have allowed 286.7 yards per game and 23 passing scores.
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8. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Brady didn’t have to do much last week against the Miami Dolphins. I expect that he’ll need to do more heavy lifting this week. The Houston Texans have been struggling against the pass of late.
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9. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Cam has thrown for five touchdown and ran for two more in his past two games without turning the ball over. Atlanta has a stingy defense, though he had three touchdowns (two passing, one running) in the first meeting.
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10. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Ryan missed a golden opportunity by turning in a dud last week against the Saints. He threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns the first time he faced the Panthers.
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11. Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Freeman has thrown multiple touchdown passes in seven of his past eight games. He should continue his success against the sinking Philadelphia Eagles. They have allowed 23 passing scores.
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12. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Romo has three touchdown passes in each of his past two games. Dez Bryant has been a force. This week will be more of a challenge against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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13. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Dalton scored both with his arm and his feet last week, giving him four straight multiple touchdown games. He has 12 combined touchdowns during that span. He is worthy of a QB1 spot.
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14. Matt Schaub, Houston Texans
Schaub should also be considered a QB1 this week against the Patriots. They have allowed 279.9 yards per game and 22 passing scores. Schaub is averaging 349.7 yards with eight touchdowns in his past three games.
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15. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
Cutler had a quiet 188 yard, one touchdown, one interception game in his first meeting with the Minnesota Vikings. I think Brandon Marshall and Cutler will be more active in this one.
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Here’s the LestersLegends’ Week 14 2011 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Aaron Rodgers @ Oakland:  Has a remarkable 37 TDs (plus two rushing) to just five INTs.
2. Drew Brees @ Tennessee:  Leads the NFL with 4031 yards.
3. Cam Newton vs. Atlanta:  Only has 13 passing TDs, but 13 rushing TDs set an NFL record for QBs.
4. Tom Brady @ Washington:  Right behind Brees with 3916 yards and a matching 30 TD passes.
5. Matthew Stafford vs. Minnesota:  The Vikes made Tebow look good. Plus Stafford’s finger looked better.
6. Tony Romo vs. New York Giants:  Big letdown against the Cards, but has 11 TDs to two INTs in past five games.
7. Philip Rivers vs. Buffalo:  Bills are having a hard time stopping anybody right now.
8. Eli Manning @ Dallas:  Two straight losses but combined for 753 yards and five TDs.
9. Matt Ryan @ Carolina:  Slowed by Houston’s fierce defense. Should be an easier task this week.
10. Carson Palmer vs. Green Bay:  Packers continue to struggle against the pass. Should be solid if he can limit the mistakes.
11.  Michael Vick @ Miami:  After VY’s disaster on Thursday, Vick should back in the saddle. This team has sunk though.
12. Ben Roethlisberger vs. Cleveland:  League the league with 173.3 ypg allowed. Ben should raise that number.
13.  Joe Flacco vs. Indianapolis:  Colts have allowed 21 passing TDs with just five INTs.
14. Tim Tebow vs. Chicago:  Bears can limit his running and be troublesome when he passes.
15.  Rex Grossman vs. New England:  The Pats let Orlovsky do his Peyton Manning impression.
16.  Alex Smith @ Arizona:  Has 15 TDs and five INTs on the year.
17. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ San Diego:  Averaging 276.0 yards and 2.0 TDs in past two games.
18. Mark Sanchez vs. Kansas City:  Besides Week 12 he has three TDs and four INTs since the Week 8 bye.
19.  Kevin Kolb vs. San Francisco:  Niners can be passed on. Fitz can help provide a decent game.
20.  Matt Moore vs. Philadelphia:  Eagles have allowed 22 passing TDs. .
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Mother Nature has spoken and the rankings need to be updated. Here are my updated Week 14 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Michael Vick @ Dallas
2. Aaron Rodgers @ Detroit
3. Drew Brees vs. St. Louis
4. Peyton Manning @ Tennessee (Thursday)
5. Philip Rivers vs. Kansas City
6. Joe Flacco @ Houston (Monday)
7. Eli Manning @ Minnesota
8. Kyle Orton @ Arizona
9. Tom Brady @ Chicago
10. Ben Roethlisberger vs. Cincinnati
11. Matt Schaub vs. Baltimore (Monday)
12. Matt Ryan @ Carolina
13. Jon Kitna vs. Philadelphia
14. Jay Cutler vs. New England
15. Josh Freeman @ Washington
16. Mark Sanchez vs. Miami
17. Carson Palmer @ Pittsburgh
18. David Garrard vs. Oakland
19. Jason Campbell @ Jacksonville
20. Sam Bradford @ New Orleans
21. Alex Smith  vs. Seattle
22. Donovan McNabb vs. Tampa Bay
23. Drew Stanton vs. Green Bay
24. Matt Hasselbeck @ San Francisco
25. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Cleveland
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Notable Changes:

  • Big Ben slid a few notches because it’s expected to be a rain/snow mix in Pittsburgh. The Steelers will likely focus more on the rushing attack.
  • It’s supposed to be very windy in Chicago. Tom Brady stays put, but Jay Cutler, who isn’t as accurate, slides down a few notches.
  • Washington could be wet and windy, making Josh Freeman a less desirable option. I no longer consider him a QB1 this week.
  • Kyle Orton slides up a few notches. Arizona can be beat through the air, and despite a new coach, they will exploit that weakness.
  • With Asante Samuel out, Jon Kitna suddenly becomes a more attractive option.
  • The expected weather in Buffalo move Ryan Fitzpatrick from the QB2 ranks.

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Here are my Week 14 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Michael Vick @ Dallas
2. Aaron Rodgers @ Detroit
3. Drew Brees vs. St. Louis
4. Peyton Manning @ Tennessee (Thursday)
5. Philip Rivers vs. Kansas City
6. Joe Flacco @ Houston (Monday)
7. Ben Roethlisberger vs. Cincinnati
8. Jay Cutler vs. New England
9. Tom Brady @ Chicago
10. Eli Manning @ Minnesota
11. Josh Freeman @ Washington
12. Kyle Orton @ Arizona
13. Matt Schaub vs. Baltimore (Monday)
14. Mark Sanchez vs. Miami
15. Matt Ryan @ Carolina
16. Carson Palmer @ Pittsburgh
17. David Garrard vs. Oakland
18. Jason Campbell @ Jacksonville
19. Sam Bradford @ New Orleans
20. Alex Smith  vs. Seattle
21. Jon Kitna vs. Philadelphia
22. Donovan McNabb vs. Tampa Bay
23. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Cleveland
24. Drew Stanton vs. Green Bay
25. Matt Hasselbeck @ San Francisco
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Inside the numbers:

  • Michael Vick repeats as the top ranked QB. He’s firing on all cylinders and Dallas just does not have what it takes to slow him down.
  • Aaron Rodgers is on fire. He has 11 touchdown passes and one touchdown run in his past four games. Plus, he is averaging 304.6 passing yards with 14 touchdowns in five career games against the Lions.
  • The Colts are at .500, but I expect Peyton Manning to bounce back after his four interception game. He has 27 career TD tosses against Tennessee.
  • I think Joe Flacco will find Houston’s defense much more to his liking than the Steel Curtain.
  • I’m a little fearful that the Broncos will run all over Arizona, making Orton an afterthought again.
  • After getting burned by Sam Bradford last week, I am extra cautious this week, especially going up against New Orleans.
  • Even if Brett Favre starts this week’s game against the Giants, I don’t expect him to finish it. I don’t like Favre or Tarvaris this week.
  • Alex Smith replaces Troy Smith in the Niners’ starting lineup and in the rankings.
  • Matt Cassel will likely miss the game after undergoing an appendectomy. Matt Hasselbeck takes his spot.

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