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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 12 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck is averaging 338.8 yards and 2.8 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 14.4 yards and 0.2 touchdowns with his feet to bolster his fantasy value. The last time Luck faced the Jacksonville Jaguars he went off for 370 yards and four touchdowns.
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2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers is averaging 274.8 yards and 2.8 touchdowns per game. He’s adding 14.4 yards per game on the ground. Rogers has an absurd 120.1 passer rating. Look for him to pick apart the Minnesota Vikings.
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3. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning is averaging 330.1 yards and three touchdowns per game. He has six interceptions in his past three games, which were all on the road. He’ll welcome a return to Denver to face the Miami Dolphins. Peyton has 17 touchdowns and just two interceptions in five home starts.
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4. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees is averaging 307.1 yards and 1.9 touchdowns per game. He has not reached 300 yards in three straight games so he’s due. Brees faces the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore has allowed 251.2 passing yards per game.
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5. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Tom Brady is averaging 264.9 yards and 2.4 touchdowns per game. In his past six games he’s averaging 309.7 yards with 20 touchdowns to just three interceptions. He faces the Detroit Lions at home. Brady has 15 touchdowns and just one interception in five games at Gillette Stadium.
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6. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
Jay Cutler got back on track with 330 yards and three touchdowns last week against the Vikings. Despite all of the bad press, he’s still averaging 269.5 yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game. He faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have allowed 266.1 yards and a pair of touchdown passes per game.
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7. Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia Eagles 
Mark Sanchez is averaging 293.3 yards and a pair of touchdowns in three games and 339 yards and two scores in his two starts. He wasn’t great against the Packers, but he was productive. Look for a strong showing against the Tennessee Titans.
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8. Josh McCown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Josh McCown is averaging 294.5 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his past two starts. Mike Evans has emerged as a top threat. McCown should pick apart the Bears’ secondary. Chicago has allowed 256.4 yards and 2.4 touchdowns per game.
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9. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Philip Rivers is averaging 254.4 yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game. He’s facing the St. Louis Rams at home. He has 12 touchdowns and just two interceptions in five home starts. The Rams have allowed 247.8 passing yards per game.
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10. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford is averaging 267.9 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game. He’ll look to dial it up against the Patriots.
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The Next Batch
11. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals
12. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons vs. Cleveland Browns
13. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
14. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins
15. Eli Manning, New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys
16. Kyle Orton, Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets
17. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints
18. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins at San Francisco 49ers
19. Michael Vick, New York Jets at Buffalo Bills
20. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 12 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning is averaging 357.2 yards and 3.4 touchdowns per game. He has not thrown for less than 295 yards in a game this year and has just one game without multiple touchdown passes. He was able to move the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs last week. He should have no problem against the New England Patriots this week.
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2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees is averaging 336.9 yards and 2.6 touchdowns per game. He too will find this week’s foe (Atlanta Falcons) easier than last week’s (San Francisco 49ers). The Falcons have allowed 249.2 yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game.
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3. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford is averaging 319.8 yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game. Darrelle Revis and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will try to slow down Calvin Johnson, but that’s easier said than done. The Bucs have allowed 240.3 yards and 1.9 touchdowns per game.
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4. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo is averaging 268.1 yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game. The bye week gave Dez Bryant time to rest his back. Romo should be able to put up big numbers against the New York Giants. The G-Men have allowed 238.1 yards and 1.4 touchdowns per game.
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5. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton continues to get the job done with his arm and his feet. He should light up the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins are giving up 242.3 yards per game.
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6. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Tom Brady renews his rivalry with Peyton Manning. He should be able to air it out against the Denver Broncos. The Broncos have allowed 279.1 yards and 1.8 touchdowns per game.
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7. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck is averaging 243 passing yards, 1.4 passing touchdowns, 23.1 rushing yards and 0.4 rushing touchdowns per game. He should have a strong game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards have yielded 243.5 yards and 1.8 touchdowns per game.
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8. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Matt Ryan is averaging 286.8 yards and 1.8 touchdowns. He will have to throw plenty against the New Orleans Saints.
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9. Eli Manning, New York Giants
Eli Manning is averaging 258.6 yards and 1.2 touchdowns. I’m expecting a shootout with the Dallas Cowboys. The Boys have allowed 313 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game.
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10. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
Colin Kaepernick is averaging 180.2 passing yards, 1.1 passing touchdowns, 33.5 rushing yards and 0.3 rushing touchdowns per game. Look for Kaepernick to raise his game against the Washington Redskins. The Skins have allowed 274.9 yards and 1.9 touchdowns per game.
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With an exciting 11th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 12 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
With two more touchdown passes in Week 11 Rodgers now has 24 in his last seven games. He takes on the New York Giants this week. The G-Men have allowed 257.8 passing yards and 1.7 passing touchdowns per game.
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2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
The San Francisco 49ers won’t be an easy game for Brees, but he’s been on fire. Drew has thrown three or more touchdowns in seven of ten games this year.
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3. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Matty Ice had a horrific five interception performance against Arizona. He should bounce back against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have allowed 312.6 yards and 1.7 touchdowns per game.
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4. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Peyton has 19 touchdown passes in his last seven games. The Kansas City Chiefs have only allowed 214.6 passing yards per game, but they have yielded 20 touchdown passes.
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5. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Brady just lost Rob Gronkowski, but the Patriots will roll right along against the New York Jets. He threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns in the first meeting.
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6. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
RG3 only completed 14 passes last week, but four of them went for touchdowns. He also ran for 84 yards. He’ll try to make the Dallas Cowboys look like turkeys on Thanksgiving Day.
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7. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Luck had mixed reviews against the Patriots. He threw for 334 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but he also threw three picks and lost a fumble. The Buffalo Bills will put up less of a fight. The Bills are giving up 234.1 yards and 1.9 touchdowns per game.
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8. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Romo is thankful to be playing the Redskins on Thanksgiving. They are giving up 289.2 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game.
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9. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Stafford gets a Houston Texans team that made Chad Henne look like a star. Look for a heavy serving of Calvin Johnson on Turkey Day.
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10. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Dalton is a virtual lock to throw at least one touchdown against the Oakland Raiders since A.J. Green scores just about every game. The Raiders have allowed 253.2 yards per game and 20 passing touchdowns.
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11. Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Freeman remained red hot throwing a trio of touchdown passes to give him 16 in his past six games. The Falcons are giving up just 216.3 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game, but this has the feel of a shootout.
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12. Eli Manning, New York Giants
I expect Eli to be much sharper coming out of last week’s bye. He’ll need to be to keep pace with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
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13. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
The Philadelphia Eagles are in a major tailspin. Cam is not having a great season, but he should welcome the matchup against a team in turmoil.
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14. Carson Palmer, Oakland Raiders
Palmer is averaging 303.5 yards per game. He has a pretty tough matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals have allowed just 228.3 yards and 1.2 touchdowns per game.
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15. Matt Schaub, Houston Texans
Schaub went nuts last week throwing for 527 yards and five touchdowns. He won’t approach those historic numbers against Detroit, but with Andre Johnson coming on, Schaub should have a solid performance.
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Here’s the LestersLegends’ Week 12 2011 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Aaron Rodgers @ Detroit: The answer when you ask his owners what they’re thankful for this year.

2. Cam Newton @ Indianapolis:  The Colts can’t stop anybody. Cam should devour them.

3. Drew Brees vs. New York Giants: Averaging 332.6 yards and 2.3 TDs per game.

4. Tom Brady @ Philadelphia:  They kept Eli in check but Brady and the Pats are rolling.

5. Matthew Stafford vs. Green Bay:  Had one TD per finger last week to show his hand is OK.

6. Tony Romo vs. Miami:  Averaging 280.3 yards in his past three games with eight TDs and no picks.

7. Eli Manning @ New Orleans:  Disappointing loss to the Eagles, but should bounce back in a shootout with the Saints.

8. Ben Roethlisberger @ Kansas City: Bye week came at a good time for Big Ben’s broken thumb.

9. Matt Ryan vs. Minnesota:  The Vikings are a hurting unit. Ryan has been playing well averaging 314 yards and 2.0 TDs the past three games.

10. Carson Palmer vs. Chicago: Averaging 265.0 yards and 2.0 TDs the past three weeks plus a rushing score.

11. Philip Rivers vs. Denver:  The yardage is there, but unfortunately he keeps throwing INTs to take away fantasy points.

12. Vince Young @ New England: The Pats struggle against the pass. DeSean Jackson actually showed up last week.

13. Tim Tebow @ San Diego: It’s not pretty and he waits until the last minute to do his damage, but he’s scored well in all but one start.

14. Joe Flacco  vs. San Francisco:  He’s thankful that San Francisco has a much worse pass defense (249.2 ypg allowed) than run defense.

15.  Matt Mooore @ Dallas:  Has six TD passes and just one pick in his past three games.

16. Andy Dalton @ Cleveland:  The Browns have the top pass defense (166.5 ypg allowed) but Dalton makes plays.

17. Josh Freeman @ Tennessee:  Big game against the Packers last week, but has nine INTs (six TDs) in his past four games.

18.  Alex Smith @ Baltimore:  Limits his mistakes which helps his fantasy value.

19. Sam Bradford vs. Arizona:  Has just five TDs on the year and Arizona has allowed just 11 passing scores.

20. Matt Leinart @ Jacksonville:  Should be different this time around with more maturity and a running game.

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

  • The Chargers (#1) and Colts (#8) are two of the best at holding opposing quarterbacks to low yardage, but that goes out the window when Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning square off.
  • The Cowboys have improved in recent weeks, but they still struggle to defend the pass. Drew Brees has many of things to be thankful about on Thursday, and facing the Cowboys is one of them.
  • New England is allowing 300.5 passing yards per game this year with 20 passing touchdowns. Shaun Hill isn’t sexy, but he has thrown for 300+ yards or multiple touchdowns in five of the six games he started and finished.
  • Seattle is allowing 300.2 passing yards per game, making Matt Cassel a borderline fantasy starter this week.
  • Carson Palmer, Matt Schaub, and Jay Cutler have tough match-ups this week meaning your likely #1 to start the season will be riding the pine.
  • With Tennessee’s quarterbacks dropping like flies, the Texans get a reprieve. There’s an outside chance that they end the week out of the cellar in passing yards allowed.
  • What a difference a couple of days make. For starters, Colt McCoy (ankle) will likely be out so I replaced him with Brett Favre. With Brad Childress gone, I think the Vikings play inspired football, moving Favre up the rankings.

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