Fantasy Football Rankings Week 5: Drew Brees and Top 3 QBs

Tom LoughreyAnalyst IIIOctober 8, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 02:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints attempts a pass during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars  at EverBank Field on October 2, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Week 5 in the NFL is just over 24 hours away, so every fan is counting the minutes until they get to see another day packed with exciting action on gridirons around the country.

Some people have been brought even closer to the game by the idea of fantasy football, which gives you a chance to run your own team from your living room and compete with your friends. If you haven't noticed, 2011 is the year of the quarterback as about half of the league's teams have unreal ability through the air.

Here are the three quarterbacks that will do it better than anyone else on Sunday.

3. Drew Brees (vs. Carolina Panthers)

The New Orleans Saints are still relying on their ability to outscore their opponent to win football games. Drew Brees has once again made his job in the NFL look effortless, even with Marques Colston out for a few games.

Brees will exploit the Panthers all game, scoring early and often. In fact, the Panthers will be taking their fair share of chances in this game to keep up with the Saints, so expect Brees to have the ball more often than not.

2. Michael Vick (vs. Buffalo Bills)

The Buffalo Bills are a trendy pick to drop the Philadelphia Eagles to 1-4 and make them question why they made so many moves in the offseason.

However, Michael Vick is not going to fall to 1-4 quietly. Everyone saw what he did against the 49ers to try and get the win, but the defense let him down. Vick will be all over the field and the Eagles receivers will get open downfield.

If Vick doesn’t get hurt, expect him to unload some fantasy points in Buffalo.

1. Aaron Rodgers (vs. Atlanta Falcons)

The best thing about Aaron Rodgers’ performances week in and week out is that completes such a high percentage of his passes, giving the Packers skill positions even more chances to make things happen. Looking at a Rodgers stat line at the end of every game never ceases to awe me.

Last time Rodgers and the Packers played the Falcons they put up 48 points and Rodgers was nearly perfect. If he has anywhere near that kind of game, it’ll be hard to denote him as the best quarterback in football.

No matter what Brett Favre says, Rodgers is the man.