Quarterbacks in the NFL haven't disappointed fantasy owners much this year. We have even seen some surprising quarterbacks step their game up a notch.
This is the first week where I will chart the fantasy rankings for all quarterbacks based on the rank of their opponents' pass defense. I have adjusted for skill level of the quarterback. The rankings for opponent's rank against the pass and their yards per game are based off of ESPN.com's statistical reference sheet. The fantasy rankings are my analysis of that data.
I like Matt Ryan more than any other player this week. The only reason why the New Orleans Saints defense looked good against the Philadelphia Eagles was because there was no offensive line to protect Michael Vick. The Atlanta Falcons have a solid offensive line, which in return, will give Matt Ryan all day to throw the ball.
Andrew Luck is looking to repeat his spectacular performance from last week. I have him at 10 on my list.
Michael Vick was able to record 272 passing yards last week against the Saints, but he is going up against a much stronger defense in the Dallas Cowboys that ranks fifth against the pass. Be careful starting him this week as I don't think he is a reliable option.
Surprisingly enough, I actually like Matt Hasselback against the Miami Dolphins this week. Miami got torched by Andrew Luck and their stellar rush defense will for the Tennessee Titans to rely on Hasselback's arm to try and get the victory.
Avoid Matt Schaub and Jay Cutler as they have face off in a showdown of two 7-1 teams. Both the Houston Texans and the Chicago Bears have great defenses.
|RANK||PLAYER||TM||OPP||OPP RK VS PASS||YPG|
|1||M. Ryan||ATL||@ NO||29||295|
|4||P. Manning||DEN||@ CAR||13||224|
|6||M. Stafford||DET||@ MIN||9||220|
|8||T. Romo||DAL||@ PHI||14||229|
|9||C. Palmer||OAK||@ BAL||22||247|
|10||A. Luck||IND||@ JAC||25||256|
|11||E. Manning||NYG||@ CIN||19||240|
|14||M. Schaub||HOU||@ CHI||16||230|
|16||M. Hasselbeck||TEN||@ MIA||30||298|
|18||P. Rivers||SD||@ TB||32||321|
|20||R. Fitzpatrick||BUF||@ NE||28||281|
|25||M. Sanchez||NYJ||@ SEA||7||207|
|27||S. Bradford||STL||@ SF||2||184|
|28||M. Cassel||KC||@ PIT||1||174|
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