Fantasy Football: Drew Brees, Peyton Manning Lead Week 1 QB Rankings

Nick CaronAnalyst ISeptember 8, 2010

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints look to repeat as Superbowl Champions
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints look to repeat as Superbowl ChampionsChris Graythen/Getty Images

Fantasy football is full of tiny, weekly battles that will help you win the eventual war. The following projections are to help you win those battles.

QB | RB | WR | TE

These numbers are based on a number of factors, each of which is inspected before any projection is made.

The most common usage for these projections is to decide who to start and who to sit from week to week. They can also be used if you're in need of a bye-week replacement or a spot-starter in a given week.

These projections do not take into account future, so they should not be used for dynasty leagues.

The scoring system for these projections may vary from your league, so please inspect not only the "points," category but also how the points are accumulated and how the scoring may vary from your league.

The scoring system for these projections is:

  • 1 point per 25 yards passing
  • 4 points per passing touchdown
  • -2 points per passing interception
  • 1 point per 10 yards rushing
  • 6 points per rushing touchdown
  • .5 point per reception
  • 1 point per 10 yards receiving
  • 6 points per receiving touchdown


 Player NameTeamOpp.Pass YdPass TDPass INTRush YdRush TDPoints
1Drew BreesNOMIN275300023
2Peyton ManningINDat HOU305200020.2
3Tom BradyNECIN240310019.6
4Tony RomoDALat WAS260205018.9
5Jay CutlerCHIDET315210018.6
6Aaron RodgersGBat PHI2502125018.5
7Matt SchaubHOUIND280215017.7
8Carson PalmerCINat NE270210016.8
9Philip RiversSDat KC255210016.2
10Matt RyanATLat PIT225210015
11Brett FavreMINat NO265220014.6
12Donovan McNabb WASDAL2351010014.4
13Vince YoungTENOAK1851025013.9
14Kevin KolbPHIGB245220013.8
15Matt StaffordDETat CHI185210013.4
16Derek AndersonARIat STL275110013
17David GarrardJACDEN1751015012.5
18Eli ManningNYGCAR260110012.4
19Joe FlaccoBALat NYJ260110012.4
20Josh FreemanTBCLE1901120011.6
21Jason CampbellOAKat TEN2001115011.5
22Alex SmithSFat SEA220110010.8
23Jake DelhommeCLEat TB1401010010.6
24Matt CasselKCSD205110010.2
25Kyle OrtonDENat JAC24012009.6
26Dennis DixonPITATL170122509.3
27Chad HenneMIAat BUF17511009
28Matt MooreCARat NYG17012006.8
29Mark SanchezNYJBAL180011506.7
30Matt HasselbeckSEASF16012006.4
31Trent EdwardsBUFMIA16001004.4
32Sam BradfordSTLARI17502003
33Mike VickPHIGB20001502.3