There have been some impressive performances of late from quarterbacks like Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger. Philip Rivers showed signs of turning things around in Week 9, but of course, also threw way too many interceptions. Can Joe Flacco, Carson Palmer or Josh Freeman become viable weekly options?
Let’s look at all the questions and see how our quarterback rankings shake out for the coming week:
- Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: vs. Minnesota
- Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles: vs. Arizona
- Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints: at Atlanta
- Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers: vs. Tennessee
- Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions: at Chicago
- Tom Brady, New England Patriots: at New York Jets
- Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons: vs. New Orleans
- Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys: vs. Buffalo
- Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers: vs. Oakland
- Eli Manning, New York Giants: at San Francisco
- Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers: at Cincinnati
- Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos: at Kansas City
- Matt Schaub, Houston Texans: at Tampa Bay
- Matt Cassel, Kansas City Chiefs: vs. Denver
- Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills: at Dallas
- Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens: at Seattle
- Matt Hasselbeck, Tennessee Titans: at Carolina
- Carson Palmer, Oakland Raiders: at San Diego
- Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: vs. Houston
- Mark Sanchez, New York Jets: vs. New England
- Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings: at Green Bay
- Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears: vs. Detroit
- Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams: at Cleveland
- Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals: vs. Pittsburgh
- Colt McCoy, Cleveland Browns: vs. St. Louis
- Matt Schaub was extremely unimpressive in Week 9, going 14-for-23 for 119 yards, no TDs and one interception. However, he has rushing touchdowns in back-to-back games, had a touchdown pass in every game heading into Week 9 (and 16 straight dating back to 2010) and faces a Tampa Bay defense that is in the bottom 10 in the league against the pass. He should still be considered a low-end QB1/top QB2 in all formats.
- The Buffalo Bills have a nose for the football, with 15 interceptions on the season. However, they also just let Mark Sanchez throw for 230 yards (and we’ll talk about him shortly). Tony Romo threw for 279 yards, two TDs and no interceptions in Week 9, breaking back-to-back games with 203 yards or less. Of course, we all know he’s also prone to the interception, so be careful with him for the coming week.
- Matt Ryan showed what was possible when he had his full array of weapons healthy, throwing for three TDs (including a pair of long plays to Julio Jones). It’s easy to imagine the Falcons needing to throw the ball a lot in order to keep up with Drew Brees and company, making Ryan a very good play once again for the coming week.
- Taking on the New York Jets or not, is anyone really going to consider sitting Tom Brady? He has thrown for over 320 yards in each of the last two games he’s played against them, including a four-TD performance in 2010. There’s no reason to consider him anything but a great option for the coming week.
- It appears like Matt Cassel and the Chiefs passing game is starting to find its stride, as he’s thrown for over 250 yards in back-to-back games and four of his last five. Against a Denver defense that is among the worst generating interceptions, look towards him as a low-end QB1/solid QB2.
- Tim Tebow is starting to look a little bit and may have saved his job in Week 9 by throwing for 124 yards and two TDs while rushing for 118 yards. He is going to have his struggles, but his potential to break a few runs as well as throw for TD is going to keep him as a solid option as long as he’s playing.
- It’s a tough matchup for Sam Bradford, as Cleveland is one of the best passing defenses in the league. That said, with Brandon Lloyd now at his disposal, I would still consider him a viable QB2 for this week.
- Even against a weak New England Patriots secondary, does anyone have faith in Mark Sanchez? He has five straight games of 230 yards or less, including three games under 175. They clearly have gone towards a ground and pound approach, as they should, but it helps keep Sanchez as a low-end option at best.
Make sure to check out all the rest of our Week 10 articles: