Updated Week 7 Rankings: Top 25 Quarterbacks

This week has seen numerous quarterback changes around the league.  From Denver to Seattle to Minnesota to Washington, there will be new quarterbacks leading their offenses.  Who is the best bet for fantasy owners?  Let’s take a look at how the changes affected to our rankings:

  1. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – at Minnesota
  2. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – vs. Indianapolis
  3. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – vs. Atlanta
  4. Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys – vs. St. Louis
  5. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – vs. Washington
  6. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Arizona
  7. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – at Detroit
  8. Matt Schaub – Houston Texans – at Tennessee
  9. Josh Freeman – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Chicago
  10. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers – at New York Jets
  11. Jay Cutler – Chicago Bears – at Tampa Bay
  12. Joe Flacco – Baltimore Ravens – at Jacksonville
  13. Matt Cassel – Kansas City Chiefs – at Oakland
  14. Tim Tebow – Denver Broncos – at Miami
  15. Matt Hasselbeck – Tennessee Titans – vs. Houston
  16. Colt McCoy – Cleveland Browns – vs. Seattle
  17. Sam Bradford – St. Louis Rams – at Dallas
  18. Mark Sanchez – New York Jets – vs. San Diego
  19. Curtis Painter – Indianapolis Colts – at New Orleans
  20. Kevin Kolb – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Pittsburgh
  21. Matt Moore – Miami Dolphins – vs. Denver
  22. Jason Beck – Washington Redskins – at Carolina
  23. Christian Ponder – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Green Bay
  24. Blaine Gabbert – Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Baltimore
  25. Kyle Boller – Oakland Raiders – vs. Kansas City

Thoughts:

  • Donovan McNabb is out, Christian Ponder is in.  Ponder has a lot of potential upside, but you have to think that it is going to take him a little bit of time to get up to speed and excel.  Keep an eye on him, but he’s got to be considered a low-end option in two-quarterback formats for this week.
  • Will it be Kyle Boller?  Will it be Carson Palmer?  Maybe a little bit of both?  Heck, maybe Terrelle Pryor could even get into the mix?  The bottom line is that the Oakland quarterback situation is one to avoid for the coming week.
  • I talked about Tim Tebow in great detail earlier in the week (click here to view), so make sure to check that out for my Week 7 projection.  The bottom line is that while I may have taken an overly cautious approach with him originally, there is reason to think that he could struggle.  He’s high risk, high reward, so it really depends on your situation and other options to determine if you are going to use him.  I have moved him up a few spots, but I still recommend caution when ranking him.
  • The outlook on Sam Bradford at this point is completely up in the air.  He looks like he is going to be a game time decision, as he is listed as questionable and did not practice on Friday.  Even if he plays, how mobile is he going to be?  Drop him down the rankings, for now, as there is a lot of risk.
  • It is looking like Charlie Whitehurst will be leading the way in Seattle, as Tarvaris Jackson is listed as doubtful.  With that said, do you actually trust Whitehurst?  I wouldn’t.

Make sure to check out the rest of Rotoprofessor’s Week 7 information:

Week 8 Rankings: Top 25 Quarterbacks
Week 7 Rankings: Top 15 Kickers

2 comments

  1. Ryan says:

    not sure where to post this, but it relates to a trade. i was offered the law firm for garcon straight up. i have bowe, welker, and lloyd so i figure i can let garcon go for green-ellis. my current rbs are best and hillis so i need a decent rb. not to mention painter is garcon’s qb for the future. i know painter likes garcon, but i’m sure that connection will soon be disrupted as opposing defenses catch on to their kinship. would you do this trade?

    • You definitely need help at RB, so it makes sense. I’m just not the biggest fan of Green-Ellis long-term, since the Patriots tend to be much more of a passing team.

      Are there any other RB you can get?

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