With an exciting sixth week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 7 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
1. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Brees has 10 touchdowns passes in his last three games, averaging 352 yards per game during that stretch. On the year he’s averaging 344 ypg. He’s facing the Bucs, who have allowed 312.2 ypg.
2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
With 13 touchdown passes in his past three games, Rodgers is on fire. St. Louis has only allowed four passing scores and 210.7 ypg, but the Rodgers and the Pack are humming.
3. Eli Manning, New York Giants
Manning has averaged just 262.3 ypg and 1.8 TDs over his past four games, but he’s going up against a Redskins team allowing 328.3 ypg and a league-high 15 touchdown passes.
4. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
The Giants are tough and manhandled the Niners, but RG3 is a lethal combo with his arm and his feet.
5. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Which Jets team will show up? Which Patriots team? Brady has averaged 348.7 ypg in their three losses and 266.3 in their wins. I’m expecting a solid game from TB and a Patriots win.
6. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Dallas is tops in the league with 181.6 ypg allowed. Newton is struggling to move the ball with his arm, but has averaged 51.3 rushing yards and 0.75 rushing TDs in his past four games.
7. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
Which Cutler will show up? He’s clicking with Brandon Marshall, which makes him a threat. Throw out his ugly loss to the Packers and ugly win against the Rams and he’s averaging 300 yards, two TDs and 0.7 INTs.
8. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Big Ben is averaging 297.4 yards and two TDs per game. He’s only had one stinker, and that was a win against Philly when Mendenhall provided a strong running game. He’s banged up, so it’s likely Ben time.
9. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
His high interception total keeps him from climbing higher, but Dalton has three 300-plus yard/three-TD games in his past five starts. A.J. Green has been a beast. Pittsburgh is hurting on defense, which should help Cincy move the ball.
10. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Romo bounced back nicely following the bye, and Dez Bryant was more explosive. Carolina struggles with the run, which could limit Romo’s day. He’s still a solid QB1, especially in the bye week.
11. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
The Bears are a strong defensive team that has 13 interceptions to just five passing touchdowns allowed.
12. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Luck had good yardage (280) last week, but failed to throw a touchdown. He also did nothing with his feet. Joe Haden is back and he’ll continue to try to work the rust off against Reggie Wayne. I’m expecting a decent game from Luck, but he's only a QB1 this week because of the bye week.
13. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills
Fitz has been a dog the past two weeks, averaging 139.5 ypg without a TD pass. He should bounce back against Tennessee, who is giving up 292.3 yards and 2.2 passing TDs per game.
14. Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Freeman has averaged 313.5 yards the past two games. You know he’s going to have to air it out against the Saints, who are allowing 283.2 ypg.
15. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
Flacco has been silent the past two games and is facing a tough Houston defense, despite what Rodgers did to them. He’s not a recommended start.
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