Fantasy Football Week 10: Who's Hot, Who's Not at the QB Position
The fantasy football season has brought the same struggles and success for the owners of these respective players.
Let’s take a look at which other QBs have been helping or hurting fantasy owners up to this point in the season.
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You simply can’t find a quarterback who’s on more of a hot streak than Aaron Rodgers.
He’s averaging 26.5 fantasy points in 2011 and has yet to score below 21 fantasy points in a standard scoring system.
It’s pretty easy to put up numbers like this when averaging three touchdowns and just over 327 yards per game.
Should it be time to seriously consider Aaron Rodgers as a potential No. 1 overall fantasy pick?
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Talk about a guy who is both hot and cold—Philip Rivers is more hot and cold than an old woman going through menopause.
In the San Diego Chargers' loss to the Green Bay Packers, where Rivers threw three interceptions (two of which were returned for touchdowns), he actually managed to have his best week from a fantasy standpoint.
He threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns and put up 25 fantasy points.
He’s also managed to register two single-digit fantasy games and another where he scored 10 points.
His Week 10 matchup is against the Oakland Raiders, who struggle against the run.
Look for the Chargers to get back on the winning track by pounding the rock, leaving Rivers to put up another low score.
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Cincinnati Bengals rookie Andy Dalton started the season pretty slow from a fantasy standpoint, posting two single-digit fantasy scores in two of his first three games.
Since then, he’s posted double-digit games in five straight weeks.
He has been on a nice little hot streak for five weeks, but look for him to cool off against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week, as this will be the toughest defense he’s faced to this point.
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Tim Tebow is hot. If you don’t believe it, then you best look up the stats—his fantasy stats, that is.
He’s posted four straight weeks of double-digit fantasy points, including this past week when he put up 23 fantasy points—good for third among QBs.
It shouldn’t matter to you if he can actually play the position, just that he puts up big points for you.
On a side note, if you don't like Tim Tebow, it's not because there's something wrong with him; it's because there's something wrong with you.
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Sam Bradford probably didn’t imagine his second season in the NFL being as disappointing as it has been so far.
As rough as it’s been for him, it’s been even worse for his fantasy owners.
He’s only produced two double-digit fantasy weeks with 16 being his highest total.
I’m afraid that even with the Cleveland Browns and Seattle Seahawks up next for Bradford and the St. Louis Rams, his fantasy production won’t be climbing anytime soon.
Is Eli Manning an elite quarterback? That’s a topic for a different time.
Is Manning an elite fantasy quarterback? The answer to that question is yes.
He’s averaging just under 18 fantasy points per game and is averaging 297 yards through the air.
With the exception of his game against the Buffalo Bills, he’s been pretty hot, posting two games of at least 20 points in the last four.
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Don’t let that game-winning touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers fool you; that’s only his second TD pass since Week 4.
Flacco just hasn’t been able to heat up this season. The majority of the problem here is that since Week 3, he has offered up 10 turnovers, compared to the two touchdown passes I mentioned earlier.
With the tough defenses of the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers coming up in the next three weeks, don’t expect the Flac Daddy to be on the uptick in the near future.
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The guy teammates call Fitzy started out as hot as any quarterback there is over the first three weeks of the season. But, since then, he’s cooled off quite a bit.
After averaging 21 fantasy points over those three weeks, he’s averaged just under 10.5 fantasy points over his last five games.
Look for Fitzpatrick to turn things around against a Dallas Cowboys pass defense that has been struggling as of late.
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Matt Ryan is quietly having himself a very nice season in which he’s coming off of his best fantasy output so far—a 21-point day against the Indianapolis Colts.
Ryan’s next matchups are against the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans, so it’s safe to say you can expect more of the same in the upcoming weeks.
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Matt Schaub cooled off quite a bit this past week, having posted just eight fantasy points, but that is sure to be a blip on the radar.
He was averaging 17 points over a four-game span leading up to his game against the Cleveland Browns.
Schaub and the Houston Texans face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next before heading into their bye week.
Look for Schaub to go back to posting solid fantasy numbers against a Bucs defense that ranks 27th against the pass and has given up 13 touchdowns through the air.
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