With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 4 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
1. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning is having another banner year, setting a record with 12 touchdown passes through three games. The Philadelphia Eagles have been brutal against the pass, allowing 323 yards per game to a non-descript collection of a rusty Robert Griffin III, Philip Rivers and Alex Smith. Manning should torch them.
2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees is averaging 340.3 yards and a pair of touchdowns as he continues his pace for a third straight 5,000-yard season. The Miami Dolphins have allowed 263.3 yards per game.
3. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo is averaging 257 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He is facing the San Diego Chargers, which have allowed 340.7 yards and two touchdowns per game despite facing Matt Schaub, Michael Vick and Jake Locker.
4. Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles
Vick is off to an impressive start with 832 yards and five touchdowns through the air and 187 yards with a pair of touchdowns on the ground. The Denver Broncos present a challenge, but the way Vick is running the football, he is fantasy gold while healthy.
5. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford has averaged 340 yards and two touchdowns per game. The Chicago Bears have as many interceptions (five) as passing touchdowns allowed, but they are yielding 294.3 yards per game.
6. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Tom Brady has thrown for just 698 yards and five touchdowns through three games. He's working out the kinks with his new weapons. Plus, in going up against the Buffalo Bills, the New York Jets and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brady hasn't really had to dial it up.
This week, he takes on the Atlanta Falcons, which is a different story. They have the offense to keep New England honest. Defensively, they have allowed 888 yards and seven touchdowns through the air.
7. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
As expected the New England Patriots are off to a strong start against the pass, allowing just two touchdown passes and an average of 188.3 yards per game. They have faced the likes of EJ Manuel, Geno Smith and Josh Freeman. Matt Ryan, who has thrown for 909 yards and six touchdowns, is different company. The Pats secondary will be tested.
8. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck has thrown for a modest 221 yards and one touchdown per game. His 100 yards and two touchdowns on the ground have been a nice supplement. The Jacksonville Jaguars have allowed 608 yards and seven touchdowns through the air. I'm a little worried that the Indianapolis Colts will do their damage on the ground, but this is a juicy matchup for Luck.
9. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
Griffin III has ran for just 62 yards on the year, but he has thrown for at least 320 yards in each game. He should have another strong game against the Oakland Raiders.
10. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
Colin Kaepernick got off to an amazing start throwing for 412 yards and three touchdowns in Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers. He has totaled just 277 yards and has thrown four interceptions in his past two games—without a touchdown.
He has yet to score on the ground, but he does bring 129 rushing yards to the table. He should get right against the St. Louis Rams, a team that has allowed 288 yards per game and seven touchdowns through the air.
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