Week 14 Rankings: Top 25 Quarterbacks

For the majority of fantasy owners it is playoff time.  Which quarterback is going to help you move to the next round?  Who is better off avoided?  Let’s take a look at the rankings for this critical week:

  1. Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos – at Oakland
  2. Robert Griffin III – Washington Redskins – vs. Baltimore
  3. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – vs. Detroit
  4. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – at New York Giants
  5. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – at Green Bay
  6. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – vs. Houston
  7. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Tennessee
  8. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – vs. Atlanta
  9. Eli Manning – New York Giants – vs. New Orleans
  10. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – at Carolina
  11. Josh Freeman – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Philadelphia
  12. Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Dallas
  13. Matt Schaub – Houston Texans – at New England
  14. Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys – at Cincinnati
  15. Colin Kaepernick – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Miami
  16. Chad Henne – Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. New York Jets
  17. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Arizona
  18. Joe Flacco – Baltimore Ravens – at Washington
  19. Jay Cutler – Chicago Bears – at Minnesota
  20. Brandon Weedon – Cleveland Browns – vs. Kansas City
  21. Carson Palmer – Oakland Raiders – vs. Denver
  22. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers – at Pittsburgh
  23. Nick Foles – Philadelphia Eagles – at Tampa Bay
  24. Sam Bradford – St. Louis Rams – at Buffalo
  25. Jake Locker – Tennessee Titans – at Indianapolis

Thoughts:

  • The Oakland Raiders entered Week 13 having allowed 23 passing touchdowns vs. six interceptions.  While they had two interceptions this past week, they also allowed Brandon Weedon to throw for 364 yards.  That has to make us feel good about Peyton Manning, who threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns against Oakland in Week 4.  It’s hard not to put him atop the rankings.
  • Obviously, we all expect Drew Brees to rebound from his no touchdown, five interception game, don’t we?  Look for him to try and light up the scoreboard against the New York Giants, keeping him as a Top 5 option.
  • Andrew Luck is coming off a huge game against the Detroit Lions, throwing for 391 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions.  This week he draws a Titans’ defense who entered the week allowing 262.1 yards per game and yielded 297 yards to him back in Week 8.  It’s easy to imagine him having a big week once again, though I would remain cautious.  He is still a rookie and has had some inconsistent performances.
  • In his last two games Matthew Stafford has thrown for 754 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.  Is anyone still concerned about him?  He’s back to being among the better options in the league.
  • The resurgence of Cam Newton continued, throwing for 232 yards and three touchdowns while adding 78 rushing yards.  Over his past three games he’s thrown for six touchdowns and no interceptions while adding at least 40 rushing yards per game.  While the Falcons are a tougher matchup, his ability to add value on the ground keeps him as a viable option in all formats.
  • It’s Josh Freeman’s turn to take on the beleaguered Eagles’ defense.  What’s not to like with that matchup?
  • Will Colin Kaepernick continue to be the starting quarterback for the 49ers?  Time will tell, but if he does he remains a dynamic force and is a viable QB2 in all formats.  However, we just don’t know for sure and make sure you monitor the news before depending on him.
  • Obviously, if Ben Roethlisberger plays he will find himself on these rankings.  However, time will tell if he does or not.

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Make sure to check out the rest of our Week 14 rankings:

Week 14 Rankings: Top 15 Kickers
Week 13 Rankings: Top 15 Defenses

15 comments

  1. Nick Tenaglia says:

    Rank these guys ROS as a Flex Play:
    Marcel Reece (currently own him)
    Miles Austin
    Danario Alexander
    Josh Gordon
    Dwayne Bowe

    My Current RB/WRs are AP, Ray Rice, Demarco Murray, Cruz, Garcon, Steve Smith. So I’m wondering if I should drop Reece for any of the guys above.

  2. Joe says:

    Is it time to just drop Rivers?

  3. Nick – Wallace should be alright once Roethlisberger is back, so. Wouldn’t panic there. As for Reece, with him now hurting and McFadden due back, he becomes a very tough play. Depending on the matchup, I would rank Austin/Alexander as 1-2 most weeks. Tis week it would be Alexander

    Joe – Is he your starter? Honestly, all three are close so it’s going to be a matchup play. Any chance you ca roster Rivers and Weedon?

  4. michael palhares says:

    Bryce brown, doug martin, demarco murray, brandon marshall, roddy white, randall cobb, and pierre garcon. Have to start 2 running backs and 2 wide receivers and 1 flex( can be either running back or wide receiver). Who should i start in standard scoring league?

    • RB – Martin
      RB – Brown
      WR – Marshall
      WR – White
      FLEX – Cobb/Murray

      The FLEX spot is an interesting debate and you really have a good problem as any of the three remaining players have a good chance of producing. I would generally lean towards the RB, but in this case Cobb is such a big part of Green Bay’s offense, especially with Jordy Nelson banged up, that I would lean that way.

  5. Tyler says:

    Where does Big Ben slide into these rankings, now that he’s slated to play? Safer play than Weeden in KC?

  6. washington says:

    Proff, would you start luck over ryan?

  7. Tyler – Absolutely, I’d guess he’s a Top 15 option w/o looking

    washington – Yea, given his play and the matchup, I would

  8. Johnny says:

    Quarterback quandry for week 14:
    Big Ben, Joe Flacco or Russell Wilson? Who would you start?

    Ravens or Browns defense? I have B’More and would have to drop them

    Thanks!

  9. Andy says:

    Should i start Matt Ryan or Eli Manning? both of them let me down for the last 4 weeks. Thanks

  10. Johnny – Roethlisberger & Cleveland (for this week at least)

    Andy – coin flip, but I’d go Eli

  11. sdg8trgrl says:

    I have Big Ben and Romo, who should I start today?

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