Fantasy Football Week 3: Quarterback Rankings

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer ISeptember 17, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 16:  Eli Manning #10 and  Kevin Boothe #77 of the New York Giants celebrate a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a game at MetLife Stadium on September 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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With an exciting second week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 3 fantasy football quarterback rankings.

1. Eli Manning, New York Giants

510 yards last week. Are you kidding me? I am expecting a shootout against Carolina, and the younger Manning should put up monster numbers.

2. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

The other half of the shootout. The dual threat should be able to move the chains against the Giants, who have allowed fantasy goodness to Tony Romo and Josh Freeman so far.

3. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

The Bengals look horrible on defense. RG3 continues to amaze.

4. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers




Rodgers is off to a slow start, but has faced two tough defenses. He faces another one this week, but it’s time for the Packers to explode.



5. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

The Bucs just yielded 510 yards in the air to the Giants. They aren’t prepared to slow Romo’s crop of wideouts.

6. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

This is a weird year. The top QBs entering the season have struggled. Brees is getting the yards, but he has as many INTs (four) as TDs. He should do well against Kansas City.

7. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Ryan has another test against San Diego. With his weapons he should do damage again.

8. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos




He has dominated Houston throughout his career, but things have changed since their last meeting.


9. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions


Not off to the start that most expected. Should bounce back against Tennessee.

10. Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Wasted a prime matchup against the Cardinals and walked away with a loss. Has to travel to Baltimore. One of them will be 1-2, which seems crazy. Brady only has four TD passes in four career games against Baltimore.

11. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers

Rivers looked good last week, even without Gates. He should be sharp in a shootout with Atlanta.


12. Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles



He needs to cut down on his mistakes. Arizona’s defense has been surprisingly sharp. Vick should do well against them, but his turnovers concern me.


13. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

I’m sure he has this game circled after coming so close last year. The Patriots’ pass defense is better, but they will still struggle to slow Flacco and company.


14. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

In two games the Redskins have allowed 627 passing yards. Dalton and A.J. Green should be able to connect.

15. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers


Big Ben takes on Oakland, who has allowed just 415 yards in two games.

16. Matt Cassel, Kansas City Chiefs



Dwayne Bowe looked like a beast last week. New Orleans’ defense has been dreadful.

17. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts


He isn’t producing like RG3, but he’s looked impressive. He should be solid against Jacksonville.

18. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills

Cleveland has allowed 601 passing yards in two games. Stevie Johnson gets a break not having to face Haden.


19. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears

I don’t know how you have the guts to play Cutler after last week’s debacle, but he should be much better against St. Louis.

20. Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Looks significantly better than last year, but Dallas has only allowed 320 yards in two games.


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