Fantasy Football Week 11 Rankings: Quarterbacks
Not only does Rodgers have a passer rating of 111-plus in every game this season, he has had his three best performances in terms of passer rating (140-plus) in his three most recent games.
Rodgers has a 28:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio and has thrown at least two touchdowns in every game this season. In his past three games, Rodgers has a 11:0 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
If he maintains his existing pace, he will finish a 16-game season with a passer rating of 130.7, 5,100 passing yards, 50 touchdowns and five interceptions. Those numbers would break Peyton Manning's passer rating record set in 2004 and Dan Marino's passing yards record set in 1984 in addition to tying Tom Brady's touchdown record set in 2007.
The Packers, who have now won 15 consecutive games counting last season's playoff run, are the unanimous top-ranked team in our consensus NFL power rankings for Week 11. And barring injury, it's unlikely that any other quarterback will be in the No. 1 spot in our rankings for the rest of the year.
Here are some more quarterback notes for Week 11:
- Despite throwing seven interceptions in two-plus games, Oakland's Carson Palmer has thrown 631 yards and five touchdowns in his two starts. This week, the Raiders play the Vikings, who have allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season and lost cornerback Antoine Winfield to a broken clavicle.
- San Diego's Philip Rivers continues to turn the ball over at a much faster pace than at any other time in his career. With another two interceptions last week, Rivers' 15 interceptions ties his career high with seven games to go. That said, Rivers has thrown for more than 1,000 yards in his past three games combined and has thrown more than 40 passes in each of those games.
- On their second offensive play last week, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick suffered a hit that broke two of his ribs, however, he continued to play in the game. Although he rushed for 79 yards, his best rushing performance since Week 1, Vick had his worst passing game of the season. He completed only 16-of-34 passes, threw for a season-low 128 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. His status for this week's Sunday Night Football matchup against the Giants is undetermined.
- For the first time this season, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton failed to throw or to run for a touchdown in last week's loss to the Titans. On the season, Newton has thrown for 2,605 yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while rushing for 374 yards and seven touchdowns.
- Last week, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo got off to an incredible start. In the first half, he completed 18-of-19 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns. Considering the 'Boys crushed the Bills, 44-7, Romo threw only seven passes in the second half. It was the second straight 20-point fantasy performance and the third of the season for Romo.
- Buffalo's Ryan Fitzpatrick has had single-digit fantasy points in each of his past two games and in four of his past six. In each of his past two games, Fitzpatrick has thrown for less than 200 yards and he has a 2:5 touchdown-to-interception ratio in those games. To help him get back on track, the Bills face the Dolphins, who have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.
- The Broncos have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season, but can Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez capitalize on the opportunity? Sanchez has been inconsistent this season and has thrown for 300-plus yards three times and less than 200 yards four times.
- Denver's Tim Tebow completed only two passes in last week's win over the Chiefs, but he still finished with 16 fantasy points. He has 16-plus fantasy points in four of his past five games, the first of which came on in relief of then-starter Kyle Orton. Tebow has yet to throw for more than 172 yards in a game so I think the unfavorable matchup against the Jets' pass defense is much less of a factor against Tebow than it would be for a prototypical NFL quarterback.
- In his past six games, Baltimore's Joe Flacco has thrown only three touchdowns and no more than one touchdown in any one of those six games. Although he's in the top 12 in passing yards per game (256.2), he's tied for 19th in the passing touchdowns (10) with Colt McCoy and Matt Cassel.
- There are four teams on bye this week including some of the league's top quarterbacks in Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, who has a thumb injury, and Matt Schaub, who has also suffered what is believed to be a season-ending injury last week.
Here are our fantasy quarterback rankings for Week 11:
1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers (vs TB)
2. Tom Brady, Patriots (vs KC)
3. Tony Romo, Cowboys (at WAS)
4. Cam Newton, Panthers (at DET)
5. Matthew Stafford, Lions (vs CAR)
6. Philip Rivers, Chargers (at CHI)
7. Eli Manning, Giants (vs PHI)
8. Matt Ryan, Falcons (vs TEN)
9. Tim Tebow, Broncos (vs NYJ)
10. Carson Palmer, Raiders (at MIN)
11. Michael Vick, Eagles (at NYG)
12. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills (at MIA)
13. Joe Flacco, Ravens (vs CIN)
14. Mark Sanchez, Jets (at DEN)
15. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers (at GB)
16. Jay Cutler, Bears (vs SD)
17. Matt Hasselbeck, Titans (at ATL)
18. Sam Bradford, Rams (vs SEA)
19. Andy Dalton, Bengals (at BAL)
20. Alex Smith, 49ers (vs ARI)
21. Christian Ponder, Vikings (vs OAK)
22. Tarvaris Jackson, Seahawks (at STL)
23. Matt Moore, Dolphins (vs BUF)
24. Colt McCoy, Browns (vs JAX)
25. John Skelton, Cardinals (at SF)
Good luck in Week 11!
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