Here are my top 30 quarterbacks for fantasy Week 14.
This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated early guess of which signal-callers will have the best combination of total yards (passing/rushing) and total touchdowns this weekend.
Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors that go into regular lineup consideration:
1. Always play your healthy superstars.
2. Always ride your gut instinct over a certain guru's analysis.
Top 30 QBs For Week 14
1. Peyton Manning @ Oakland
2. Cam Newton vs. Atlanta
3. Aaron Rodgers vs. Detroit
4. Eli Manning vs. New Orleans
5. Tom Brady vs. Houston
6. Drew Brees @ N.Y. Giants
7. Matthew Stafford @ Green Bay
8. Matt Ryan @ Carolina
9. Robert Griffin III vs. Baltimore
10. Andrew Luck vs. Tennessee
11. Tony Romo @ Cincinnati
12. Matt Schaub @ New England
13. Andy Dalton vs. Dallas
14. Carson Palmer vs. Denver
15. Josh Freeman vs. Philadelphia
16. Jake Locker @ Indianapolis
17. Colin Kaepernick vs. Miami
18. Russell Wilson vs. Arizona
19. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. St. Louis
20. Jay Cutler @ Minnesota
21. Philip Rivers @ Pittsburgh
22. Joe Flacco @ Washington
23. Ben Roethlisberger vs. San Diego
24. Chad Henne vs. N.Y. Jets
25. Nick Foles @ Tampa Bay
26. John Skelton @ Seattle
27. Sam Bradford @ Buffalo
28. Ryan Tannehill @ San Francisco
29. Christian Ponder vs. Chicago
30a. Mark Sanchez @ Jacksonville
30b. Brady Quinn @ Cleveland
1. Here's one significant thread to the Broncos' seven-game winning streak: Peyton Manning has thrown for 285 yards passing or three TD passes for Weeks 6-13.
2. Aaron Rodgers (3,124 yards passing, 29 TD) has averaged only 219 yards passing and two touchdowns at Lambeau this season—a middling line that clashes with Rodgers' four-TD home outings against New Orleans (Week 4) and Arizona (Week 9).
3. Perhaps Cam Newton should hold the No. 1 spot. He has amassed 668 total yards and seven touchdowns in the last two games. And against the Falcons in Week 4, Newton rolled for 301 total yards (215 passing) and three TDs.
4. Ryan Fitzpatrick has a good news/bad news pattern at home this season. He's averaging only 207 yards passing...but 2.4 touchdowns per contest.
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