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Fantasy Football 2012: Top QB Rankings (Updated 8/19)

August 18, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA;  Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) looks to pass before the game against the Washington Redskins at Soldier Field.  Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
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Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIIJune 14, 2016

A couple of quarterbacks with questionable offensive lines played well last night in Jay Cutler and Tony Romo. I’m still concerned about Romo mainly because of injuries to Miles Austin and Jason Witten, but it’s time to view Cutler as a low-end QB1.

 

Cutler Impressive Against Redskins

The Bears' first-team offense was on the field in full against the Redskins, and they were terrific. Cutler will still have to deal with offensive line breakdowns, but he does a great job of side stepping defenders in the pocket and has enough running ability to extend plays to pickup first downs.

Overall, I was happy with the pass protection against Washington’s solid front seven that had no problems pressuring Ryan Fitzpatrick last week.

Having time to throw is always important, and it’s clear Cutler looks like he did back in Denver (if not better) when he has that time.

Brandon Marshall and Cutler looked as though they never missed a beat after three years apart.

Earl Bennett looks like an impact player from the slot, and Alshon Jeffery should push Devin Hester for a starting job after his seven receptions for over 90 yards.

 

Cowboys Bounce Back Against Chargers

The Cowboys offense had a nice bounce-back game on the road in San Diego. While I'm cautiously optimistic Romo can still throw for close to 30 touchdowns and 4,000 yards, it’s not a given, especially if Miles Austin or Jason Witten miss extended time.

One receiver who caught my eye was Kevin Ogletree. The third-year receiver hasn’t had a great camp, but it appears he’s come on lately. Romo has turned no-names into fantasy stars in the past, and while we shouldn’t expect WR2 production from Ogletree, he could be worth a late round flare, or waive wire pickup.

Still want to see more from the offensive line before moving up Romo from 14th on my quarterback board, but Romo should be at least a rock-solid QB2 in a rotation this year.

2012 Redraft Rankings - Top 200 | RB | WR | TE | Cheat Sheets |

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