Most fantasy leagues have wrapped up already, but there are some that still play to the bitter end. For those leagues, I present the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 17 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
1. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning broke the NFL single-season record for touchdowns with his 51st touchdown pass last week. He needs just 266 yards this week against the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders have allowed 250.5 yards and 1.9 touchdown passes per game. Look for Peyton to put the final stamp on a historic season. He lit the Raiders up for 374 yards and three touchdowns in their first meeting.
2. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
Nick Foles has a 118.8 passer rating, which is actually higher than Peyton Manning's. Foles has thrown 25 touchdowns with just two picks. He should finish in style against the Dallas Cowboys. The Boys have allowed 290.7 yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game.
3. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton is averaging 215.3 passing yards, 1.5 passing touchdowns, 34.2 rushing yards and 0.4 rushing scores. He should roll on the Atlanta Falcons.
4. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford is averaging 295.5 yards and 1.9 touchdowns per game. He capped off one of the worst fantasy football stretches as he averaged 202.7 yards with one touchdown and five interceptions. He should get back on track against the Minnesota Vikings, which won't give much solace to the owners who got bounced from the playoffs. The Vikes allow 294.4 yards and 2.4 touchdowns per game. Stafford threw for 357 yards and a pair of touchdowns in their first meeting.
5. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees is averaging 318.7 yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game. He wraps the season up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers needing 219 yards for his third straight 5,000 yard season. The Bucs have allowed 229.1 yards and 1.7 touchdowns per game.
6. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Tom Brady is averaging 342.4 yards and 2.1 touchdowns in his past seven games. He faces the Buffalo Bills in the finale. The Bills have allowed 1.8 touchdown passes per game. Brady had 288 yards and two scores in their first meeting.
7. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck is averaging 236 passing yards, 1.5 passing touchdowns, 24.7 rushing yards and 0.3 rushing touchdowns. He finishes with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags have allowed 244.2 yards and 1.9 touchdowns per game. Luck threw for 257 yards and a pair of scores in their first meeting.
8. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
Jay Cutler will try to rebound from a poor showing against the Philadelphia Eagles in a crucial matchup with the Green Bay Packers. The Pack have allowed 248.8 yards and 1.9 touchdowns per game.
9. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger is averaging 272.1 yards and 1.8 touchdowns per game. He's averaging 2.3 touchdown passes in his past six games, including a pair of scores against the Cleveland Browns in their first meeting. The Browns have allowed 1.9 touchdown passes per game.
10. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson is averaging 212.3 passing yards, 1.7 passing touchdowns and 36 rushing yards. He faces the St. Louis Rams. He threw a pair of touchdowns in the first meeting against the Rams.
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