2012 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 2

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer ISeptember 11, 2012

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 09:  Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers lofts a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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With an exciting first week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 2 fantasy football quarterback rankings. 


1. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

The Saints got lit up by RG3 last week and now they have their hands full with Cam, who threw for 303 yards in the opener. 


2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots

The Pats have a running game with Ridley, which makes Brady even more dangerous. With his TEs and an assortment of WRs, he should destroy the Cardinals. 


3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Rodgers is still an animal and has another 300-yard game under his belt. The Packers have to be wondering if he could play in the secondary against Chicago. 


4. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints 

He is on pace for another 5,400 team. It has to be on Brees’ back against Carolina. 



5. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins


He put on a clinic against the Saints. Should follow it up with a monster game against St. Louis. 


6. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Denver will be tougher for Ryan, but Julio is looking like the second-best receiver in the league and closing. 


7. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos

OK, he’s back. Losing Grimes makes the Falcons’ secondary weaker. 


8. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears

The Pack are still bad at pass defense and Cutler has a pair of talented WRs. 




9. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

Romo showed some poise against the Giants and has enough weapons to succeed against Seattle. 


10. Eli Manning, New York Giants  


He had a disappointing first game, but hopefully for Eli owners, Cruz won’t have the drops against Tampa Bay. 


11. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers

He faces Tennessee at home, which should lead to a solid fantasy performance. 


12. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

It's hard to bench Stafford, but he has a tough start against the Niners. 



13. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers


Big Ben can play so much better than he did against Denver. The Jets will make it difficult though. 


14. Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles

I would be nervous to start Vick against Baltimore after his display against Cleveland. Even so, a big game is possible. 


15. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts


Gabbert looked like a real-life NFL QB against the Vikes. Luck will likely follow suit. 


16. Matt Schaub, Houston Texans Colts

He was decent in the opener. Ponder looked OK against the Jags. Schaub should be better. 



17. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

Had a big first game against Cincinnati. The Eagles should present a tougher test. 



18. Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers

Smith looked pretty capable, but the Packers are bad on pass defense. Detroit should present a bigger challenge. 


19. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals 

Dalton struggled against Baltimore, but Cleveland should be at his mercy without Haden. 


20. Kevin Kolb, Arizona Cardinals

He is in by default, but with Fitz and the Patriots’ pass defense, he could surprise.


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