Week 6 Rankings: Top 25 Quarterbacks (Updated)

There has been a lot of news and notes that have a major impact on our quarterback rankings.  Who is going to play?  Who looks like they are going to sit out?  Let’s take a look:
  1. Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Colts – at Washington
  2. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers – at St. Louis
  3. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – vs. Miami
  4. Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys – at Minnesota
  5. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – at Tampa Bay
  6. Jay Cutler – Chicago Bears – vs. Seattle
  7. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – vs. Baltimore
  8. Matt Schaub – Houston Texans – vs. Kansas City
  9. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Cleveland
  10. Eli Manning – New York Giants – vs. Detroit
  11. Joe Flacco – Baltimore Ravens – at New England
  12. Brett Favre – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Dallas
  13. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – at Philadelphia
  14. Kyle Orton – Denver Broncos – vs. New York Jets
  15. Kevin Kolb – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Atlanta
  16. Mark Sanchez – New York Jets – at Denver
  17. Vince Young – Tennessee Titans – at Jacksonville
  18. Matt Cassel – Kansas City Chiefs – at Houston
  19. Donovan McNabb – Washington Redskins – vs. Indianapolis
  20. Josh Freeman – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. New Orleans
  21. Chad Henne – Miami Dolphins – at Green Bay
  22. Matt Hasselbeck – Seattle Seahawks – at Chicago
  23. David Garrard – Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Tennessee
  24. Shaun Hill – Detroit Lions – at New York Giants
  25. Bruce Gradkowski – Oakland Raiders – at San Francisco


  • It appears that the concussion suffered by Aaron Rodgers is not as bas as it could have been.  He returned to practice on Thursday and appears ready to take the field on Sunday.  Obviously we need to continue monitoring the news, but he appears safe to keep in your lineup for Week 6.
  • It looks like it is going to be Jason Campbell heading the Raiders offense, as Bruce Gradkowski continues to nurse a shoulder injury.  He’s a last resort option for those in two quarterback formats.
  • The Browns will be without Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace, leaving Colt McCoy to start against the Steelers.  I wouldn’t touch that matchup no matter what the format, as it has disaster written all over it.
  • It is looking more and more likely that Kevin Kolb will be the Eagles quarterback for Week 6, despite Michael Vick returning to practice today.  He’s a QB2, but keep Michael Vick stashed in all formats.  He should retake his job as soon as he’s healthy.  I’d also monitor the news from now until Sunday, just in case something changes drastically.
  • With Darrelle Revis likely out for the Jets and Kyle Orton putting up solid numbers against the Ravens, Orton is looking like a better play this week.  I’m not sure that I would consider him a QB1, but he’s borderline.
  • Brett Favre is hurting right now and while it appears unlikely that he misses this week’s game, you don’t know how it is going to affect his performance.  Even with Randy Moss, he’s a last resort QB1 this week.
  • Andre Johnson is hurting (though he is likely to play) and will likely be shadowed by the Chiefs Brandon Flowers, who has been amazing this season.  According to a report on ESPN (click here to view, though you need to be an Insider), Flowers has allowed just 81 yards on 31 targets.  If Johnson is taken out, it could be rough sledding for Matt Schaub and the passing game.  Downgrade him a bit, but I’d still consider him a Top 10 option.

What are your thoughts on these rankings?  Who’s too high?  Who’s too low?

Make sure to check out the rest of our Week 6 Rankings:

Week 6 Rankings: Top 40 Running Backs (Revised)
Week 6 Rankings: Top 15 Defenses

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