Updated Fantasy Football Rankings Week 12: Top 50 QBs for the Rest of 2010

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Updated Fantasy Football Rankings Week 12: Top 50 QBs for the Rest of 2010
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If Week 11 ends up being Kyle Orton’s worst game of the season, he will likely finish as one of the top five fantasy quarterbacks in the league. Currently second in passing yardage, behind only Philip Rivers, Orton has been an absolute stud fantasy quarterback so far and there’s really no reason to believe that it won’t continue.  

With games on the schedule left against the Chiefs, Cardinals and Texans, he could very well re-take the lead as the league’s leading passer before the season is over. He had a mediocre game against one of the pass defenses in the league last week at San Diego, but he still moves up two spots this week.

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for his second four-touchdown performance of the season last week as the Bills rallied from a huge deficit to win a big game against the Bengals. While the Bills have only won two games this season, Fitzpatrick has been a surprising fantasy treat for the owners who have been gutsy enough to play him.

He has four games with 20-plus fantasy points and figures to get plenty of opportunities as the Bills face the Steelers, Vikings, Browns, Patriots and Jets before the season is over. The majority of his fantasy points may come in garbage-time, but it still counts. He moves up six spots this week to 14th among quarterbacks.

The Tennessee quarterback situation has taken a dramatic swing after Vince Young’s collapse last week against Washington. Young was injured and subsequently removed from the game by coach Jeff Fisher.

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Young proceeded to throw a temper tantrum in the locker-room which led to Fisher announcing his demotion in the post-game press conference. Young was eventually placed on injured reserve effectively ending his 2010 season and perhaps his tenure in Tennessee.

With Kerry Collins still injured, the Titans turn to rookie quarterback Rusty Smith this week to make his first NFL start. The Titans will still likely go back to Collins at some point, but both of their values go up quite a bit.

Jay Cutler fell back down again after a dismal performance against an average Miami Dolphins secondary. Cutler threw for just 156 yards with an interception and a fumble, while throwing no touchdowns as the Bears defense carried the team to a victory.

Cutler’s up-and-down season has been an absolute disaster at times as he now has four starts this year where he scored six or less fantasy points. The mistakes are beginning to pile up again like they did last season and although the Bears continue to win games, Cutler’s fantasy value seems to be in free fall.  

View all of the Week 12 rankings for the rest of 2010:

Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends

RANK PLAYER TEAM PREVIOUS RANK MOVEMENT
1 Peyton Manning IND 1 0
2 Philip Rivers SD 2 0
3 Aaron Rodgers GB 3 0
4 Mike Vick PHI 4 0
5 Drew Brees NO 5 0
6 Tom Brady NE 6 0
7 Kyle Orton DEN 9 2
8 Ben Roethlisberger PIT 12 4
9 Matt Ryan ATL 11 2
10 Eli Manning NYG 7 -3
11 Joe Flacco BAL 8 -3
12 Matt Schaub HOU 10 -2
13 Josh Freeman TB 14 1
14 Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF 20 6
15 Donovan McNabb WAS 18 3
16 Carson Palmer CIN 13 -3
17 David Garrard JAC 15 -2
18 Mark Sanchez NYJ 16 -2
19 Jon Kitna DAL 22 3
20 Matt Cassel KC 23 3
21 Jay Cutler CHI 17 -4
22 Matt Hasselbeck SEA 27 5
23 Sam Bradford STL 25 2
24 Shaun Hill DET 28 4
25 Troy Smith SF 26 1
26 Kerry Collins TEN 39 13
27 Chad Henne MIA 30 3
28 Brett Favre MIN 19 -9
29 Colt McCoy CLE 24 -5
30 Bruce Gradkowski OAK 32 2
31 Derek Anderson ARI 33 2
32 Tarvaris Jackson MIN 35 3
33 Tim Tebow DEN 31 -2
34 Jason Campbell OAK 29 -5
35 Rusty Smith TEN NR -
36 Kevin Kolb PHI 34 -2
37 Tyler Thigpen MIA 36 -1
38 Alex Smith SF 37 -1
39 Jimmy Clausen CAR 38 -1
40 Seneca Wallace CLE 46 6
41 Brian St. Pierre CAR 40 -1
42 Max Hall ARI 41 -1
43 Trent Edwards JAC 42 -1
44 Jake Delhomme CLE 43 -1
45 Vince Young TEN 21 -24
46 Charlie Whitehurst SEA 44 -2
47 Matthew Stafford DET 45 -2
48 Tony Romo DAL 48 0
49 David Carr SF 47 -2
50 Matt Stafford DET 49 -1
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