Fantasy Football Week 14 Rankings: Quarterbacks

Michael WhooleySenior Writer IDecember 1, 2008

Now that the fantasy football playoffs are upon us in some leagues, it’s time to stop messing around, and make sure you have your best lineup ready to go.

And before we get to the Bruno Boys Fantasy Football Week 14 Quarterback Rankings, it should go without saying that between injuries and erratic play from some of the quarterbacks, that this has been one of the most bizarre fantasy seasons at this position.

To evidence this point you need to look no further than Atlanta and Baltimore, where rookie quarterbacks Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco, respectively, have established themselves as legitimate fantasy options.

1. Kurt Warner (Arizona Cardinals) vs. St. Louis

In what was one his worst games of the season, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner completed just 21 of 39 passes last week with three touchdowns and three interceptions. That’s still a nice chunk of fantasy points, 15 to be exact.

Expect a better performance from Warner in this game against the St. Louis Rams and their lousy defense. In a week nine matchup in St. Louis, Warner torched his former team for 343 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.

Point Projection: 24 Points

2. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) vs. Houston

Green Bay Packers' quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, has been on fire lately as he’s accumulated eight touchdowns in the team’s last three games and gone over 220 passing yards in each of those contests.

The Packers are trying to figure out what to do with their running game, so in the meantime expect Rodgers to continue to make plays. This week he’s matched up against the 24th-ranked defense in terms of points allowed. That should only help his cause.

Point Projection: 22 Points

3. Jay Cutler (Denver Broncos) vs. Kansas City

It just so happens that the Denver Broncos managed to be just one of two teams to lose to the hapless Kansas City Chiefs this season.

But even in a losing effort, Cutler still racked up 361 passing yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. The Broncos now have a running game and Cutler has started throwing to tight end Tony Scheffler again.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs rank 25th in passing yards allowed and 30th in points allowed, so expect a great game from Cutler in this one.

Point Projection: 21 Point

4. Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) vs. Atlanta

Similar to Warner, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had one of his worst games last week as he completed 25 of 47 passes for 296 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions, which was still good for 13 fantasy points.

All that came against a tough Tampa Bay defense. This week, Brees is matched up against a team in Atlanta that gives up a lot of passing yards, but not many points. Something’s got to give there, so don’t hesitate in starting Brees this week.

Point Projection: 20 Points

5. Peyton Manning (Indianapolis Colts) vs. Cincinnati

As quarterback Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts conclude their tour of the AFC North this season with a game at home against Cincinnati, he is coming off a forgettable performance against the Cleveland Browns.

In that game, he was 15 of 21 for 125 yards with two interceptions and no touchdowns, marking the first time since a week seven loss at Green Bay that Manning failed to throw a touchdown. He’ll likely reverse his touchdown/interception ratio from the Browns game against the Bengals, who rank 20th in pass defense and 24th in points allowed.

Point Projection: 20 Points

6. Brett Favre (New York Jets) at San Francisco

The New York Jets and quarterback Brett Favre surprisingly struggled last week against a weak Denver defense. At the same time, the San Francisco 49ers had their best defensive performance against an inconsistent Buffalo Bills team, holding them to just three points.

But San Francisco still ranks 28th in pass defense and 27th in total yards allowed and it would be unrealistic to expect Favre and the Jets to struggle for a second straight week against a bad defense.

Point Projection: 19 Points

7. Matt Cassel (New England Patriots) at Seattle

With first year starters at the quarterback position, you have to be willing to take the bad with the good. New England Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel certainly experienced the bad last week with four turnovers and no touchdowns in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This week, however, he gets to face a much worse defense in the Seattle Seahawks, who are last in passing yards allowed and 26th in points allowed.

Point Projection: 18 Point

To find out where the rest of the week 14 quarterbacks rank, click the link below...

Week 14 Quarterback Rankings