Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings: Philip Rivers and the Best QBs to Lead

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IIOctober 29, 2011

Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings: Philip Rivers and the Best QBs to Lead

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    The fantasy football game is built for the quarterback. It is the one position that will make or break a team.

    If the production from the QB position is not there, it is going to be very hard to recover. With the league's top quarterback Aaron Rodgers out, who will take the top spot this week?

    Here are five quarterbacks that will guarantee a win this week.

Philip Rivers

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    The Chargers have one of the best field generals in the game. He has already thrown for 1,715 yards and seven touchdowns this season.

    The Chargers will have a great game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs defense has not been so stable this season.

    Rivers will have huge numbers in this game. Expect 300-plus yards with three touchdowns.

Tom Brady

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    Tom Brady is going up against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    The Steelers have the best secondary in the game right now, but the Steelers have been very poor against the Patriots the last few seasons.

    Tom Brady has the Steelers' number defensively and he is going to throw the ball at will and break the defense down.

    He is a guaranteed starter so there is no reason to try to convince anyone to start him.

Michael Vick

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    Michael Vick is going up against the Dallas Cowboys.

    The Cowboys have a good defense, but Vick’s ability to run and pass the ball is a guarantee of high points anytime he is healthy and can take the field.

    Michael Vick put up 29 fantasy points against the Cowboys last season.

Drew Brees

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    Drew Brees is on a roll and the St. Louis Rams' secondary is weak right now.

    The New Orleans Saints throw the ball a lot. The running game is secondary, meaning Brees will have plenty of chances to put up fantasy points.

Matthew Stafford

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    Matthew Stafford has one of the best—if not the best—receivers in the game right now in the form of Calvin Johnson.

    This means that there are a couple touchdowns that are guaranteed in this game.

    Stafford also is going up against the Denver Broncos, who have given up the second-most points to quarterbacks this season.