Week 8 Rankings: Top 25 Quarterbacks (Tony Romo Fallout & More)

There has been too much news this week to wait too long to update our quarterback rankings.  Tony Romo, who originally was ranked second on our rankings, is out for the next six to eight weeks.  Brett Favre, who hasn’t been ruled out yet, is extremely doubtful.

Let’s take a look at how things currently look, though we will again update the rankings later in the week if necessary:

  1. Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Houston
  2. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers – vs. Tennessee
  3. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – at New York Jets
  4. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – vs. Minnesota
  5. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – vs. Pittsburgh
  6. Carson Palmer – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Miami
  7. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – at New Orleans
  8. Matt Schaub – Houston Texans – at Indianapolis
  9. Donovan McNabb – Washington Redskins – at Detroit
  10. Kyle Orton – Denver Broncos – at San Francisco
  11. Ryan Fitzpatrick – Buffalo Bills – at Kansas City
  12. Matt Moore – Carolina Panthers – at St. Louis
  13. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – vs. Washington
  14. Mark Sanchez – New York Jets – vs. Green Bay
  15. Matt Cassel – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Buffalo
  16. Sam Bradford – St. Louis Rams – vs. Carolina
  17. Jon Kitna – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Jacksonville
  18. Jason Campbell – Oakland Raiders – vs. Seattle
  19. Chad Henne – Miami Dolphins – at Cincinnati
  20. Josh Freeman – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Arizona
  21. Tarvaris Jackson – Minnesota Vikings – at New England
  22. Kerry Collins – Tennessee Titans – at San Diego
  23. Matt Hasselbeck – Seattle Seahawks – at Oakland
  24. David Garrard – Jacksonville Jaguars – at Dallas
  25. Troy Smith – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Denver


  • Tony Romo’s injury leaves Jon Kitna to start for the Dallas Cowboys.  While he has a favorable matchup, his Week 7 action was his first in roughly two years.  He looked pretty good, going 16-33 for 187 yards and two touchdowns and looks to have a good rapport with Dez Bryant.  Still, with the risk he brings with him, he’s nothing more then an option for those in two-quarterback formats.
  • While there is talk of Brett Favre playing this week, right now I don’t buy it.  He’s being replaced on the rankings by Tarvaris Jackson, who would get an opportunity against a Patriots passing defense that has been beat up in 2010.  Still, do you have any faith in him?
  • At this point, it appears David Garrard will be returning as the Jaguars quarterback this week, barring a setback.  I know, let’s not all get excited at once.
  • There’s still a lot of question on if it will be Jason Campbell or Bruce Gradkowski for the Raiders for the upcoming week.  Until we hear otherwise, Campbell is going to remain on our rankings.
  • Alex Smith is out for the next few weeks and will be replaced by Troy Smith as the 49ers starting quarterback.  Does anyone even care?  This is a situation to avoid in all formats at this point.

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

Make sure to check out our Week 8 Rankings:


  1. AT says:

    So Cutler is completely off the list? WTF

  2. admin says:

    AT, Chicago is on a bye this week, therefore no Bears players would be on my Week 8 rankings.

    Next week, they certainly will be well represented.

  3. Jonathan says:

    Smith needs to go up as well.

  4. Cain says:

    In a two QB league, who should get the start this week, Fitzgerald or Stafford? Seems like Fitz could give the more consistent safe numbers based on his sample of starts, but Stafford, while rusty, could put up huge numbers? Heck, even Hill put up a couple big games with the Detroit offense if I recall.

    Kind of sucks having to play the analysis game w/ my 2 fresh QB-2/3′s, but with Romo out, those are the breaks.

    Standard scoring, non-ppr league. Other QB is Rivers.

  5. Cain says:

    ^ I meant Fitzpatrick, not Fitzgerald. Sorry.

  6. MattiRomo says:

    My problem this week! Brees or Roethlisberger??? Help

  7. admin says:

    Cain – Sorry I missed you! If Stafford had been healthy, it would probably be him, but you really don’t know what you are going to get from him this week. That said, I’d go Fitzpatrick.

    MattiRomo, I’d go Brees.

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