Week 5 Rankings: Top 25 Quarterbacks (Updated)

There has been some turnover at the quarterback position this weak, with injuries and inability forcing some team’s hand.  Let’s take a look at how our rankings look at this point:

  1. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – at Washington
  2. Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Kansas City
  3. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – at Arizona
  4. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – at Cleveland
  5. Eli Manning – New York Giants – at Houston
  6. Matt Schaub – Houston Texans – vs. New York Giants
  7. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers – at Oakland
  8. Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Tennessee
  9. Carson Palmer – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Tampa Bay
  10. Joe Flacco – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Denver
  11. Shaun Hill – Detroit Lions – vs. St. Louis
  12. Mark Sanchez – New York Jets – vs. Minnesota
  13. Brett Favre – Minnesota Vikings – at New York Jets
  14. Sam Bradford – St. Louis Rams – at Detroit
  15. Donovan McNabb – Washington Redskins – vs. Green Bay
  16. Kyle Orton – Denver Broncos – at Baltimore
  17. Kevin Kolb – Philadelphia Eagles – at San Francisco
  18. Bruce Gradkowski – Oakland Raiders – vs. San Diego
  19. Vince Young – Tennessee Titans – at Dallas
  20. Max Hall – Arizona Cardinals – vs. New Orleans
  21. David Garrard – Jacksonville Jaguars – at Buffalo
  22. Matt Cassel – Kansas City Chiefs – at Indianapolis
  23. Alex Smith – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Philadelphia
  24. Ryan Fitzpatrick – Buffalo Bills – vs. Jacksonville
  25. Jake Delhomme – Cleveland Browns – vs. Atlanta

Thoughts:

  • Derek Anderson is out in Arizona, being replaced by undrafted free agent Max Hall.  Is that a good or a bad thing?  He can’t be worse in the accuracy department, as Anderson was completing just 51.8% in ’10.  He’s certainly worth considering in two-quarterback formats, though he is a low-end option at best.
  • Jay Cutler, who suffered a concussion in his Week 4 beating at the hands of the Giants, will not play in Week 5 against the Panthers.  Todd Collins takes his spot, a huge downgrade, and will likely hinder the Bears receivers as well.  Look for another option if you can find one in two-quarterback formats.  Since 1998, he’s played in just 20 games with 6 TDs.  That should really tell you all you need to know.
  • Will it be Jake Delhomme or Seneca Wallace in Cleveland?  We likely won’t know until game time, making it tough to play either.
  • It’s official, Michael Vick is out and Kevin Kolb is in.  Not like we didn’t know it was happening, but now it’s official.
  • Brett Favre still has an extremely difficult matchup against the New York Jets, but the presence of Randy Moss suddenly makes things that much more appealing.  Moss is going to be highly motivated with something to prove.  Favre no longer looks quite as bad, does he?

Make sure to check out the rest of our Week 5 Rankings:

Week 6 Rankings: Top 25 Quarterbacks
Week 5 Rankings: Top 40 Running Backs (Updated)

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