2012 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: NFL Week 8

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IOctober 22, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 15:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos warms up before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 15, 2012 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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With an exciting seventh week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 8 fantasy football quarterback rankings.


1. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos

He has four straight 300-plus yard games with 11 touchdowns over the span. He should continue to roll against the New Orleans Saints' weak secondary that has yielded 305.2 yards per game.

2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Rodgers has 16 touchdown passes...in his past four games. He's on fire and is about to light up a Jacksonville Jaguars team that is giving up 264.5 yards per game.

3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

The Denver Broncos are holding their own, giving up 215.3 yards per game. They have allowed 11 touchdown passes though, and Brees is averaging nearly 350 passing yards a game.

4. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

RG3 continues to dazzle. He is putting up RB1 numbers on the ground plus he's a terrific passer. The Pittsburgh Steelers will have their work cut out for them.




5. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Big Ben is averaging nearly 300 yards and two touchdowns a game. He gets to take on the Washington Redskins' league-worst pass defense allowing 328.4 ypg and 16 touchdown passes.

6. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Ryan failed to throw multiple touchdowns prior to last week's bye for the first time all year. He should get back on track against the Philadelphia Eagles.

7. Tom Brady, New England Patriots

He is still averaging 300-plus yards per game, but he doesn't quite have the explosiveness as he has had in recent years. The St. Louis Rams have a decent secondary, but Brady should still have a decent showing in London.

8. Eli Manning, New York Giants

The Dallas Cowboys are only giving up 187.3 yards per game, but Eli and his 300 yards per game average will drive that number north.



9. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts


Luck hasn't tossed a touchdown since Week 5. That should change when he faces the Tennessee Titans, who have allowed 16 touchdown passes and 281.4 yards per game.

10. Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles

Vick should look better coming out of the bye. Jeremy Maclin should be close to full strength, and Vick should be fired up facing the Atlanta Falcons.

11. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

Cam is averaging 64 rushing yards the past three games. That's the only thing that's keeping him in QB1 range. His passing has dropped off considerably this year.

12. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

Romo still has more interceptions than touchdowns. The New York Giants are giving up 253.3 yards per game. Romo threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns in their first meeting. He has multiple touchdown passes in his last three meetings against the Giants.


13. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers


Rivers won't be taking as many deep shots, so his yardage may suffer. Of course, he'll likely be less prone to throw picks. The Cleveland Browns struggled against the pass without Joe Haden. Rivers is a borderline QB1 option.


14. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

Against the Seattle Seahawks' tough defense, Stafford may be one to avoid this week.

15. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears

Carolina's weakness is its inability to stop the run. It could be more Matt Forte than Cutler. Of course with Marshall at his disposal, there is always a chance for a big game.


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