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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 11 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning is averaging 361 yards and 3.7 touchdowns per game. He has a tough test against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs have allowed just 208.3 yards and a touchdown per game. Do you think anyone can slow this offense though? Peyton is on pace for 5,776 yards and 58.7 touchdowns.
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2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees is averaging 340.4 yards and 2.8 touchdowns per game. He also has a tough test against the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners have given up 211.4 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game. Brees is on pace for 5,447.1 yards and 44.4 touchdowns.
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3. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford is averaging 315.1 yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game. He’s facing the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers have allowed 201.3 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game. Hard to bet against Stafford as long as he’s throwing it to Calvin Johnson.
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4. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson is averaging 213.2 passing yards, 1.7 passing touchdowns and 39.5 rushing yards per game. He should torch the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes have allowed 285.7 yards and 2.3 touchdown passes per game.
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5. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton is averaging 218.9 passing yards, 1.4 passing touchdowns, 29.8 rushing yards and 0.4 rushing touchdowns. He’s going up against the New England Patriots. The Pats have allowed 232.8 yards and 1.4 touchdowns per game.
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6. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
Nick Foles has 16 passing touchdowns without throwing a single interception. He’s squaring off with the Washington Redskins. The Skins are giving up 274.8 yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game.
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7. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
Robert Griffin III is averaging 272.2 passing yards, 1.3 passing touchdowns and 33.4 rushing yards. I’m expecting a shootout with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have allowed 306.5 yards and 1.5 touchdowns per game.
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8. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Philip Rivers is averaging 299 yard and a pair of touchdowns per game. He’s facing the Miami Dolphins.
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9. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck is averaging 244.2 passing yards, 1.6 passing touchdowns, 22.2 rushing yards and 0.3 rushing touchdowns. He should rebound from an embarrassing loss to the St. Louis Rams against Tennessee Titans. The Titans also suffered an embarrassing loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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10. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Tom Brady looked like his old self before the bye when he threw for 432 yards and four touchdowns against the Steelers. I’m still a little hesitant this week because he’s facing the Carolina Panthers.
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With an exciting tenth week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 11 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Perhaps the most damning thing you can say about the Lions is they allowed Christian Ponder to look like an NFL quarterback. Rodgers, who has 22 touchdown passes in his last six games, should have a field day.
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2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Brees has 21 touchdown passes in his last seven games. Look for a strong game against Oakland. The Raiders have allowed 17 passing touchdowns and 255.9 passing yards per game.
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3. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Brady is averaging 298.8 yards with ten touchdown passes in his past four games. I expect a strong showing as he squares off against Andrew Luck.
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4. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Peyton is averaging 315.9 yards with 18 touchdowns in his past seven games. The Chargers have allowed 16 passing touchdowns.
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5. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Arizona has been a top tier pass defense, but Matty Ice is averaging 309.7 yards with 20 touchdowns in nine games.
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6. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
RG3 was slowed by Pittsburgh and Carolina prior to his bye. The extra rest came at a good time. He should be ready to roll against Philly.
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7. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Luck didn’t do much with his arm against Jacksonville, but ran a couple of scores in. He will need to throw more against New England. The Patriots have allowed 285.3 passing yards per game and 19 touchdowns.
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8. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Stafford is averaging 322 yards over the past three games. Megatron is getting healthy and they should able to move the ball against Green Bay.
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9. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Cam had a decent showing against Denver. Tampa Bay has allowed 321.3 passing yards per game.
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10. Carson Palmer, Oakland Raiders
Palmer is averaging 302.6 yards per game this season. The Saints have allowed 307.3 yards per game and 19 touchdowns.
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11. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Romo made enough plays to knock off the Eagles. Cleveland has allowed 16 passing touchdowns and 247.9 yards per game.
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12. Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Freeman is averaging 293.4 yards with 13 touchdowns in his past five games. Carolina plays the pass well though so Freeman is just a borderline QB1 this week.
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13. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
I’m expecting Vick to miss the game because of his concussion. If that is the case, Foles should be solid against Washington. The Redskins have allowed 301.7 yards per game and 20 passing touchdowns.
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14. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Rivers has thrown five touchdown passes in the past two games. Gates has scored in back-to-back weeks and Danario Alexander has emerged as a deep threat. The Chargers will have their work cut out for them against Denver.
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15. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
The Chiefs are horrible so Dalton probably won’t have to do the heavy lifting. I’m expecting a run-heavy attack, though Dalton should toss multiple touchdown passes.
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Here’s the LestersLegends’ Week 11 2011 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Aaron Rodgers vs. Tampa Bay: As if you needed a reason to rank Rodgers #1, the Bucs rank 28th in passing yards allowed per game at 263.
2. Tom Brady vs. Kansas City: The Chiefs could see as many passes on Brady’s first drive as Tebow threw all of last week.
3. Eli Manning vs. Philadelphia: Eli has eight touchdown passes in his last two meetings with Philadelphia.
4. Cam Newton @ Detroit: Newton looked like a rookie last week but still managed a solid game because of his feet.
5. Tony Romo @ Washington: Romo is heating up with five TD passes in the past two games.
6. Matt Ryan vs. Tennessee: Averaging 313 yards and 2.5 TDs the past two games.
7. Philip Rivers @ Chicago: The Bears have nine interceptions in their pass three games against Stafford, Vick, and Freeman.
8. Matthew Stafford vs. Carolina: Has a fractured finger but that didn’t stop him from throwing 63 passes last week.
9. Jay Cutler vs. San Diego: He’s not putting up big numbers but he’s winning and not making the mistakes. He may need to do more against the Chargers.
10. Carson Palmer @ Minnesota: Thursday game last week gives him more time to prepare for his match-up against a bottom three pass defense.
11. Matt Hasselbeck @ Atlanta: Averaging 238.3 yards with four TDs in his past four games but will likely need a bigger output to hang with Atlanta.
12.  Vince Young @ New York Giants:  It doesnt’ look like Michael Vick (ribs) will be able to play. I still like VY as a low-end QB1 because of what he can do with his feet.
13. Tim Tebow vs. New York Jets: He’s not going to be able to get away with two completions and beat the Jets. Tebow makes plays though.
14. Josh Freeman @ Green Bay: He’s thrown seven picks in the past three games.
15.  Mark Sanchez @ Denver:  Averaging 236.3 yards with 5 TDs/4 INTs in his past four games.
16.  Joe Flacco vs. Cincinnati:  Which Flacco and which Ravens team will show up?
17.  Andy Dalton @ Baltimore:  Tough match-up against a Ravens team coming off an embarrassing loss. He has eight TDs in his past three games though.
18.  Sam Bradford vs. Seattle:  Has yet to throw multiple touchdowns in a game this year.
19.  Ryan Fitzpatrick @ Miami:  Bills have hit a wall. Fitzpatrick averaging 168.5 yards and 2.5 INTs the past two games.
20.  Matt Moore vs. Buffalo: The Bills are fading and the Dolphins are improving. Moore is crafty enough to pull off the upset.
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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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